PALMYRA TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

February 26, 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 February 12, 2019 were approved as presented.

RESOLUTION #19-30: Motion by Michael to approve and pay the bills, seconded by Dunn.

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

BILLS APPROVED AND PAID:

23361   RICKY D BENNETT WAGES 02/01/19-02/15/19 386.55
23362   R. STEVEN COSS JR WAGES 02/01/19-02/15/19 2,067.86
23363   DONALD J LUTZ WAGES 02/01/19-02/15/19 343.14
23364   MARK E. GARVIN WAGES 02/01/19-02/15/19 2,285.78
23365   CHELSEA L HARRIS WAGES 02/01/19-02/15/19 780.40
23366   NICHOLAS H SCHRECKENGOST WAGES 02/01/19-02/15/19 645.66
23367   DANIEL SHEETS WAGES 02/01/19-02/15/19 248.16
23368   CONRAD’S DISPOSAL INC MONTHLY SERVICE 44.00
23369   FARMERS NATIONAL BANK VISA PURCHASES 218.87
23370   OHIO EDISON MONTHLY SERVICE 1,199.37
23371   TIME WARNER CABLE MONTHLY SERVICE 69.99
23372   VERIZON WIRELESS MONTHLY SERVICE 7.07
23373   ADVANCE AUTO PARTS FD MAINTENANCE 38.60
23374   TREASURER OF STATE VOLUNTEER FF DEPENDENT FUND 150.00
23375   PALMYRA LITTLE VILLAGE SHOPPERR JANURALY FUEL PURCHASES 1,094.97
23376   FIRE FORCE INC TURNOUT GEAR 5,403.00
23377   MYERS EQUIPMENT CORP INSTALL CEILING MOUNT O2 BLOCK 346.53

FISCAL OFFICER

  1. Presented cemetery deed for signatures.
  2. Asked if 2019 Permanent Appropriations were okay with the Trustees?

RESOLUTION #19-31: Motion by Michael to approve 2019 Permanent Appropriations as presented, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

Net  Recourses Permanent Estimated
Available to Appropriation Balance
FUND Appropriate Request 12/31/19
General Fund $323,713 222,675 $227,713
Motor Vehicle        22,248 14,000 8,248
Gasoline Tax        208,598 138,700 69,898
Road & Bridge         176,549 124,200 52,349
Cemetery 27,854 20,700 7,154
1 Mill Fire Levy   109,111 72,100 37,011
2 Mill Fire Levy          241,214 176,800 64,414
2 Mill Fire Levy          114,616 85,000 29,616
Permissive Motor Vehicle      89,928 66,000 23,928
Fire & Rescue, Ambulance & EMS       174,979 110,700 64,279
Cemetery Chapel Building Fund 58,213 58,213 0
Non-Expendable Trust 4951            5,311 150 5,161
Non-Expendable Trust 4952 615 150 465
Fire Insurance Claim Fund 30,381 30,381 0
$1,583,330 $1,119,770 $463,560

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

  • Reported Mike Chilson interest in zoning commission position.

RESOLUTION #19-32: Motion by Dunn to appoint Mike Chilson to the Zoning board of Commissions term expiring 12/31/23, seconded by Michael.

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

RESOLUTION #19-33: Motion by Dunn authorizing all actions necessary to accept Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) 2019 energized Community Grant(s), seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

TRUSTEE REPORTS

TRUSTEE MICHAEL

  1. Discussed taking plans for Cemetery Chapel to PC Building Director for approval.

TRUSTEE DEFFENBAUGH

  1. Nothing to report at this time.

TRUSTEE DUNN

  1. Discussed when to have Easter Egg Hunt.

RESOLUTION #19-34: Motion by Dunn to set Easter Egg Hunt for April 20, 2019 at 9:00 am and approve purchases for candy and prizes for $300, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

ROAD SUPERVISOR

  1. Written report presented which included purchases made, upcoming projects, completed projects and purchase requests.
  2. Discussed availability of church pews at a cost of $50 per pew.
  3. Discussed plan to stockpile pea gravel from playground for future use.

RESOLUTION #19-35: Motion by Dunn to approve purchase of 8 pews at a cost of $50 each, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #19-36: Motion by Deffenbaugh to approve purchase of bearing and blades for US mower at an estimated cost of $800, seconded by Dunn.

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

FIRE CHIEF

  1. Written report presented which included purchase requests, personnel and apparatus status and grant updates.

RESOLUTION #19-37: Motion by Michael to approve purchase batteries and chargers, building program/zones and programing each MARCS radio at an estimated cost of $2,021.73 and to purchase EMS supplies at an estimated cost of $624.85 from EMP and to replace Jump Bag out of 2013 at an estimated cost of $299.99 and to purchase miscellaneous parts for radios at an estimated cost of $100 from Mitchell communications and to purchase tune up parts for rescue saw on 2016 at an estimated cost of $45.56 plus shipping and to purchase air filters for Honda equipment at an estimated cost of $19.80 plus shipping from Amazon and to purchase 2 portable digital rechargeable cameras at an estimated cost of $40.99 each, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #19-38: Motion by Deffenbaugh to accept Chief Garvin recommendation to add Darrien G. Welker and Stephen R. Lewis to the junior/cadet firefighter program pending background check, physical and drug screen, seconded by Dunn.

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

RESOLUTION #19-39: Motion by Deffenbaugh to accept Chief Garvin recommendation to hire Greyson Henderson to the Fire Department pending background check, physical and drug screen, seconded by Dunn.

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

RESOLUTION #19-40:  Motion by Michael to accept resignation of Darin Ward from the Fire Department., seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

ZONING INSPECTOR (not present)

Safety Issues

Tim Paulus asked if the Trustees could ask the County to declare a nuisance for trees on west side of John Thomas Road in wooded area.

Open Communication

None

RESOLUTION #19-41:  Motion by Michael to adjourn at 10:15 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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