Trustees mtg February 17, 2010

The regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees, Newbury Township was called to order at 7:30 p.m., February 17, 2010, with all trustees present. 

 

Mr. Snively gave a brief description of the work to be done on Pekin Road and the fact that Issue 2 money will be used for this.  He stated that the county engineer makes the plan for the work to be done.  The township has marked trees for removal; if the tree is dead or in the way it will be cut down.  If the trees are worth saving they will be saved.  This is not what the engineer wanted but it is how the Township decided to handle the tree removal.  Ms. Pam Mauer wanted to know what the statement “in the way” means.  Mr. Skomrock indicated that if the road is not in the correct place and if ditching is required the trees that are in the way will come down.  Mr. Hollis reported that there would be some electric poles that will need to be moved.  Mr. Snively suggested that we should start by first taking down the trees that obviously need to come down, and that the township would try to be selective on what they do in the early stages of the project. 

 

Mr. Skomrock discussed the problem that the Bremenour’s have not made their agreed upon payments for a cemetery parcel.  Ms. Blair suggested turning it over to legal.  Mr. Snively suggested a letter with a legal deadline.  It was decided to send the letter first telling them that it will be turned over to legal if not paid.  Mr. Skomrock discussed the township cemeteries’ landscaping and the bidding.  The Trustees decided to send out a few more letters, to see if they get more bids.

 

Mr. Skomrock reported that the road department would like to purchase a new truck.  They would like to run a notice of invitation to bid.  Mr. Snively made a motion to run the ad and Mr. Skomrock seconded this motion with a unanimous affirmative vote.  Mr. Hollis will finish the specifications for the truck and then run the ad.  Mr. Skomrock discussed the Memorandum of Understanding for the turning lane for Route 87 and Auburn Road.  A motion to accept and sign the Memorandum of Understanding as presented was made by Mr. Skomrock, second by Mr. Snively, and adopted with a unanimous affirmative vote.

 

Mr. Snively reported that the Addington Street light is in.  He also reported that the new leases have been made for Mr. Ober for the maple production and the hay fields separately instead of just one.  One will be a 5-year agreement on the maple production and 5 1-year leases on the hay.  This will be approved at the next meeting when Mr. Ober is present.  Mr. Snively reported that GovDeals training for the online auction is Thursday morning; he will attend along with Mr. Zimperman and Ms. Wishart.   Mr. Snively talked about adding some properties to the neighborhood stabilization program.  Mr. Snively said that the remaining homes should be inspected and see if they can be removed.  They agreed to sign the letter asking for inspections.

 

Ms. Blair said that the joint meeting of the Trustees, Park Board and Recreation Board would be February 27, 2010 at 8:30 AM in the town hall, to discuss the master plan for Oberland Park, and to view the new pavilion drawings.  Ms. Blair received a letter from NOPEC indicating that they would be hosting a lunch on February 27th discussing a minimum $50,000 grant available upon application for each NOPEC community.  Ms. Blair is going to attend and get more information on what it can be used for.

 

Ms. Blair reported that the CIC is nominating businesses at their April meeting for their 2010 salute to business and industry, and is asking for township input as to possible nominees; the trustees agreed to think about what businesses they would like to nominate for this award.  It was also reported that the Geauga Hunger Task Force food drive is looking for sponsors, and it was noted that the township has never done this before.  Mr. Skomrock brought up possible legal ramifications, and questioned who would maintain food drops, etc.  The trustees decided to table this until the next meeting.  It was reported that Ms. Blair and Ms. Wishart attended the Habitat for Humanity Restore kick off meeting.  They viewed a presentation on the building renovation, which included news that opening day is scheduled for the 4th of July weekend.  They are looking for donations in the form of almost new or new building materials.  Two Men and a Truck will pick up material and store it until the opening.

 

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

B.C. #

Date

Payee

 Amount

    41-2010

2/6/2010

Various Vendors

 $  25,000.00

    42-2010

2/6/2010

Various Vendors

 $  45,000.00

    43-2010

2/6/2010

Various Vendors

 $      600.00

    44-2010

2/6/2010

Various Vendors

 $    2,500.00

    45-2010

2/6/2010

Various Vendors

 $    4,000.00

    46-2010

2/6/2010

Various Vendors

 $    5,000.00

Total:

 $  82,100.00

Warrants approved by signing prior to or at this meeting:

Check #

Date

Payee

 Amount

26393

2/9/2010

Treasurer of State

 $      789.40

26394

2/9/2010

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

 $  10,740.28

26395

2/9/2010

FASTENAL CO.

 $        20.20

26396

2/9/2010

First Energy

 $    4,004.37

26397

2/9/2010

Dominion East Ohio Gas

 $    1,107.94

26398

2/9/2010

Morton Salt Inc.

 $    4,206.41

26399

2/9/2010

Geauga County Maple Leaf

 $        52.00

26400

2/9/2010

Hans' Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc.

 $      512.97

26401

2/9/2010

All-Ways Flasher Service Inc.

 $      168.84

26402

2/9/2010

Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc.

 $      481.52

26403

2/9/2010

Verizon Wireless

 $        40.10

26404

2/9/2010

Newbury Auto Parts Inc.

 $      252.85

26405

2/9/2010

Ann Wishart

 $        18.00

26406

2/9/2010

Snap-On Tools

 $      264.00

26407

2/9/2010

Cintas Corp.

 $      389.72

26408

2/9/2010

Truck Pro Inc.

 $      299.92

26409

2/9/2010

Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc.

 $        42.75

26410

2/9/2010

Patsy Keyes

 $      176.00

26411

2/9/2010

Chagrin River Watershed Partners

 $    2,163.63

26412

2/10/2010

Turney Home and Auto

 $        40.46

26413

2/10/2010

First Quality Power Place

 $        19.95

26414

2/10/2010

United Healthcare Insurance Co.

 $  10,934.47

26415

2/10/2010

Bureau of Workers' Compensation

 $  11,255.73

26416

2/9/2010

Henry A. Penttila, Architect

 $      500.00

26417

2/9/2010

Linda Bores

 $      100.00

26418

2/9/2010

NAPA Auto Parts Middlefield

 $      119.98

26419

2/9/2010

Doug Zimperman

 $        49.80

26420

2/9/2010

Concord Road Equipment Mfg.

 $      253.20

26421

2/9/2010

Advance Auto Parts- HSBC Bus. Sol.

 $        29.88

26422

2/18/2010

Ann A. Wishart              - AW

 $      583.72

26423

2/18/2010

Douglas J. Zimperman        - DZ

 $    2,069.82

26424

2/18/2010

George Mansfield            - GM

 $    1,941.21

26425

2/18/2010

John H. Mansfield           - JM

 $      624.57

26426

2/18/2010

Jas. Rick Phifer            - JP

 $    2,165.06

26427

2/18/2010

Karen E. Endres             - KE

 $      956.87

26428

2/18/2010

Marcia J. Mansfield         - MM

 $        57.33

26429

2/18/2010

Randal R. Hollis            - RH

 $    2,679.57

26430

2/18/2010

Randal O. Hollis            - ROH

 $    1,746.53

26431

2/18/2010

Timothy A. Mansfield        - TM

 $    1,872.93

26432

2/18/2010

Ohio Public Employees Deferred Comp. Pro

 $      725.00

26433

2/17/2010

George Mansfield

 $        89.50

26434

2/17/2010

Concord Road Equipment Mfg.

 $      381.35

26435

2/17/2010

Morton Salt Inc.

 $    2,523.11

26436

2/17/2010

Farmers Welding Supply Inc.

 $      124.62

26437

2/17/2010

Chagrin Oil & Gas Co. Inc.

 $      957.30

26438

2/17/2010

Ed Rumburg, LLC

 $        14.24

26439

2/17/2010

Sunrise Springs Water Co. Inc.

 $        44.00

Total:

 $  68,591.10

 

This meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m., upon a motion by Mr. Snively, a second by Ms. Blair, and a unanimous affirmative vote.