Trustees meeting minutes 7-21-10

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., July 21, 2010, with all members present.   Minutes of the meeting of July 7, 2010 and July 13, 2010 were approved upon a motion by Mr. Snively, a second by Mr. Skomrock, and a unanimous affirmative vote.

Mr. Lair provided information to the trustees regarding the change of gas well operator for the gas well on the Oberland Park property from Range Resources to EnerVest Operating, L.L.C., based in Charleston, WV.  Ms. Hrabak reported that the Planning Commission approved the zoning changes affecting the Grange Park property at their meeting last week. 

Blanket Certificates approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

B.C. #

Date

Payee

 Amount

    78-2010

7/17/2010

Various Vendors

 $                 990.00

Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

 

Check #

Date

Payee

 Amount

26788

7/19/2010

George Mansfield            - GM

 $              1,221.21

26789

7/19/2010

John H. Mansfield           - JM

 $                 773.18

26790

7/19/2010

Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP

 $              1,352.28

26791

7/19/2010

Randal R. Hollis            - RH

 $              1,627.65

26792

7/19/2010

Randal O. Hollis            - ROH

 $              1,139.49

26793

7/19/2010

Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM

 $              1,230.33

26794

7/19/2010

Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro

 $              1,625.00

26795

7/21/2010

Newbury Volunteer Fire Department

 $            75,000.00

26796

7/21/2010

Advance Auto Parts- HSBC Bus. Sol.

 $                 130.87

26797

7/21/2010

The Penn Ohio Corporation

 $              6,884.10

26798

7/21/2010

Preston Ford

 $                 178.40

26799

7/21/2010

Hans' Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc.

 $                 343.14

26800

7/21/2010

Turney Power Place

 $                   26.96

26801

7/21/2010

Brian Morton

 $                 600.00

26802

7/21/2010

Susan Wagner

 $                   37.00

26803

7/21/2010

Geauga County Maple Leaf

 $                 116.00

26804

7/21/2010

FASTENAL CO.

 $                   35.85

26805

7/21/2010

Auburn Pipe & Plumbing Supply

 $              1,061.40

26806

7/21/2010

Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc.

 $                   23.75

26807

7/21/2010

Karen Endres

 $                 815.05

26808

7/21/2010

United Healthcare Insurance Co.

 $            11,128.43

26809

7/21/2010

ScapeAbilities (John Suvak)

 $                 480.00

26810

7/21/2010

Reliance Standard Life Insurance

 $                 448.53

26811

7/21/2010

Turney Home and Auto

 $                   51.25

 

 

Total:

 $           106,329.87

EFT transactions processed prior to or at this meeting:

 

Trans#

Date

Payee

 Amount

E00396

7/19/2010

Ann A. Wishart

 $                 561.34

E00397

7/19/2010

Douglas J. Zimperman

 $              1,231.72

E00398

7/19/2010

Karen E. Endres

 $                 107.01

E00399

7/19/2010

Marcia J. Mansfield

 $                 246.96

 

 

Total:

 $              2,147.03

 

Ms. Blair brought up the subject of the township website, asking the other trustees to consider how the website is maintained and updated.  It was suggested as a beginning point that the calendar should be utilized more fully to include upcoming events, and to invite residents to submit events to the township to be posted on the website.  Ms. Blair reported that the website has experienced 70-150 page views per day on average, with 3849 individual web views in the month of June.

 Ms. Blair said that the Fair Board would be holding an event to which township officials have been invited at the fairgrounds on August 11th at 7pm.  The Geauga County Township Association membership has voted to contribute $250 per township from the Association’s funds, for all sixteen Geauga townships to have an individual midway on the fairgrounds named for each township and so named on the fairgrounds map.  A drawing will be held at the August 11th event to determine the location of each township’s midway at the fairgrounds.

 Mr. Skomrock reported that the Geauga County Drug and Alcohol Consortium Drug and Alcohol manual has been re-written and that each township was instructed to make their own copies for their CDL employees.  Mr. Skomrock also mentioned the OTARMA request for execution of a proxy statement appointing a representative and alternate for the township as liaison between the township as “Member” and OTARMA.  Mr. Snively moved that Mr. Skomrock be primary liaison, and Ms. Blair secondary liaison.  Ms. Blair seconded this motion, which passed by unanimous vote.

 Mr. Snively reported on the Habitat Re-Store grand opening last Friday, with Mrs. Endres then presenting the News Channel 5 video report for the benefit of the trustees and audience.

 Road paving progress was reported by Mr. Snively, noting that the asphalt and chip and seal projects have been completed, and that the joint repaving project being undertaken on Pekin Road between Russell and Newbury townships was to be underway shortly.

 This meeting was adjourned at 8:16 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Skomrock, a second by Mr. Snively, and a unanimous affirmative vote.