PALMYRA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

January 22, 2019

Regular Meeting called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Michael with Trustees Deffenbaugh and Dunn and Fiscal Officer Cofojohn present. 

Chairman Michael led all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes from regular meeting on January 8 2019 were approved as presented.

RESOLUTION #19-14: Motion by Michael to approve and pay the bills, seconded by Dunn.

Roll Call:   Michael-yes, Dunn-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes.

BILLS APPROVED AND PAID:

23315   RICKY D BENNETT WAGES 01/01/19-01/15/19 392.06
23316   R. STEVEN COSS JR WAGES 01/01/19-01/15/19 2,236.32
23317   DONALD J LUTZ WAGES 01/01/19-01/15/19 440.95
23318   MARK E. GARVIN WAGES 01/01/19-01/15/19 2,061.02
23319   CHELSEA L HARRIS WAGES 01/01/19-01/15/19 766.69
23320   NICHOLAS H SCHRECKENGOST WAGES 01/01/19-01/15/19 316.12
23321   CONRAD’S DISPOSAL INC MONTHLY SERVICE 44.00
23322   TIME WARNER CABLE MONTHLY SERVICE 69.99
23323   SANDRA NUTTER 2018 MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT 71.94
23324   FIRE FORCE INC REPAIRS ALTAIR 4X METER 282.00
23325   PORTAGE CTY SOLID WASTE MAGMT ANNUAL RECYCLE CHARGE 2,500.00
23326   ADVANCE AUTO PARTS FD/RD SUPPLIES 54.81
23327   MARLBORO SUPPLY CEM CATBASIN/RD SUPPLIES 605.00
23328   PALMYRA LITTLE VILLAGE SHOPPERR DECEMBER FUEL PURCHASES 738.37
23329   VERIZON WIRELESS MONTHLY SERVICE 7.05
23330   OHIO EDISON MONTHLY SERVICE 763.44
23331   FARMERS NATIONAL BANK VISA PURCHASES 366.76
         

FISCAL OFFICER

  1. Presented cemetery deed for signatures.
  2. Reported that the NatureWorks grant agreement has been received and FO needs to look over the document so the Township follows steps of the agreement.
  3. Reported the 2019 NOPEC Sponsorship grant was awarded to cover the Easter Egg Hunt and Trunk or Treat expenditures.

TRUSTEE REPORTS

TRUSTEE MICHAEL

  1. Would like to publicly thank the road department for their much appreciated work on the roads during the storm.
  2. Reported he spoke with Chris Meduri and they are going to set up a meeting with the PC Building Department and Steve Coss to go over the procedures to build the Cemetery Chapel.
  3. Reported he spoke with Jamie Brawley and she was willing to commit to another 5 year term on the board zoning appeals.

RESOLUTION #19-15: Motion by Michael to appoint Jamie Brawley to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a five year term expiring 12/31/23, seconded by Dunn.

Roll Call:   Michael-yes, Dunn-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes.

TRUSTEE DEFFENBAUGH

  1. Nothing to report at this time.

TRUSTEE DUNN

  1. Reported he discussed the post card amendments with .Bill Steiner and he said they will get them done.  He also reported that they would not do the post card survey with Palmyra residents until spring.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

ROAD SUPERVISOR

  1. Written report presented which included purchases made, upcoming projects and completed projects.
  2. Discussed Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing’s cemetery grant program that FO forwarded to Trustees and Steve.  Steve would like to look into the grant to see if we can get help to build the chapel.

FIRE CHIEF

  1. Written report presented which included apparatus status and grant updates.
  2. Discussed new EMS grant Rural EMS Training and Assistance Program President signed into law December 20, 2018. The grant is for up to $200,000 with a 10% match and cannot be used for vehicles. Chelsea is to look into the requirements for staffing option of the grant.

ZONING INSPECTOR (not present)

Safety Issues

None

Open Communication

Jim Deffenbaugh would like to publicly thank the fire department for their response to his wife’s emergency last week.

RESOLUTION #19-16: Motion by Dunn to enter into executive session to discuss employee compensation, seconded by Michael.

Roll Call:   Dunn-yes, Michael-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes.

Chairman Michael called the meeting back to order and reported there is nothing new to report.

RESOLUTION #19-17:  Motion by Michael to adjourn at 10:10 a.m., seconded by Deffenbaugh.

Roll Call:  Michael-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes, Dunn-yes.

______ Henry Michael, Chairperson
______ Kathleen S. Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer
______ James Deffenbaugh, Trustee               
______ Robert Dunn, Trustee   

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