Unofficial Minutes 2/9/2021

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

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

Minutes from regular meeting January 26, 2021 were approved as presented.

RESOLUTION #21-30: Motion by Michael to approve and pay the bills, seconded by Dunn.

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

BILLS APPROVED AND PAID:

24625 RICKY D BENNETTWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21480.33
24626 R. STEVEN COSS JRWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/212,414.97
24627 TIMOTHY F KOHLWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21643.61
24628 MARK E. GARVINWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/212,040.01
24629 CHELSEA L HARRISWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21590.82
24630 GREYSON HENDERSONWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21242.15
24631 NICHOLAS R LANSINGERWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21344.47
24632 ANTHONY POPIOWAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21131.94
24633 KATHLEEN S. COFOJOHNSALARY 01/01/21-01/31/211,418.85
24634 ROBERT C DUNNSALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21868.41
24635 HENRY A. MICHAELSALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21911.19
24636 SANDRA M. NUTTERSALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21598.36
24637 BRADLEY E VAUGHANSALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21953.12
24638 DOMINION EAST OHIOMONTHLY SERVICE398.91
24639 VERIZON WIRELESSMONTHLY SERVICE44.96
24640 RICOH USA INCCOPIER MAINTENANCE14.24
24641 LIFE FORCE MANAGEMENT INCAMBULANCE BILLING FEES481.87
24642 GORDON BROTHERS INCWATER SOFTENER LEASE150.00
24643 PORTAGE CTY TREASURERRE JTAX FULL YR PAY646.98
24644 PORTAGE CTY TREASURERCEMETERY RE TAX ½ YR828.68
24645 THE RECORD COURIERLEGAL NOTICE ANNUAL FINANCIAL/MEETING CHANGES57.65
24646 QUALITY IPMONTHLY SERVICE/FIREWALL1,547.46
24647 TREASURER STATE OF OHIOCOOPERATIVE PURCHASE PROGRAM100.00
24648 MORTON SALT INCROAD SALT1,421.20
24649 PETTIGREW HARDWARE & FEEDFD REPAIRS17.98
24650 LEPPO EQUIPMENTRD REPAIRS24.76
24651 24/7MECHANICAL COMPANY LLCREPAIRS RD GARAGE379.36
24652 WESLEY ELECTRIC INCREPAIRS FD METER1,897.80
24653 TREASURER OF STATE OF OHDRIVING RECORD REQEUSTS115.00
EFTPS UNITED STATES TREASURYPAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX3,793.62
EFT TREASURERE STATE OF OHIOPAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX547.18
EFT OPERSMONTHLY PENSION3,360.17
EFT OP&FMONTHLY PENSION2,189.27
EFT BWC2020 INSTALLMENT1,029.76

FISCAL OFFICER REPORT

  1. Presented January bank reconciliations and P.O.’s.
  2. Reported January receipts were $31,511.96.
  3. Presented cemetery deeds for signature.
  4. Reported need to amend temporary appropriations to pay cemetery chapel real estate tax.

RESOLUTION #21-31: Motion by Dunn to amend temporary appropriations within general fund increase 1000-110-370 by $450 and decrease 1000-110-319 by $300 and 1000-110-330 by $150, seconded by Vaughan.

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

  • Discussed Permanent Appropriations.

RESOLUTION #21-32: Motion by Vaughan to approve 2021 permanent appropriations as presented:

Net  ResourcesPermanentEstimated
Available toAppropriationBalance
FUNDAppropriateRequest12/31/21
General Fund$396,882235,238.00$161,644
Motor Vehicle       21,19414,000.007,194
Gasoline Tax       354,031263,700.0090,331
Road & Bridge        194,882141,900.0052,982
Cemetery43,83232,650.0011,182
1 Mill Fire Levy  142,06296,700.0045,362
2 Mill Fire Levy         228,451161,700.0066,751
2 Mill Fire Levy         321,323238,000.0083,323
Permissive Motor Vehicle     64,65341,000.0023,653
Fire & Rescue, Ambulance & EMS      228,466161,700.0066,766
Misc Revenue – Federal Grant80,67580,675.000
Non-Expendable Trust 4951           5,77350.005,723
Non-Expendable Trust 495267750.00627
$2,082,9011,467,363.00$615,538

Seconded by Michael.

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

TRUSTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEE MICHAEL

  1. Paris Township Trustee Doreen Spicer was present to discuss complaints about engine brake noise near the intersection of SR 225 and Cableline Road.  Since the problem occurs near both Township’s line the Ohio State Highway Patrol will not put a sign on a Township line.

RESOLUTION #21-33: Motion by Dunn WHEREAS, Revised Code Section 505.17 authorizes a board of township trustees to make such regulations and orders as are necessary to control passenger car, motorcycle, and internal combustion engine noise, as permitted under Revised Code Section 4513-211; and WHEREAS, Revised Code Section 4513.221 (E) (4) authorizes a board of township trustees to regulate noise from passenger cars, motorcycles, or other devises using internal combustion engines in the unincorporated area of the township by Cableline Road prohibiting racing the motor of any vehicle using an internal combustion engine in such a manner that the exhaust system emits a loud, cracking or chattering noise unusual to its normal operation; and WHEREAS. The Board of Township Trustees of Palmyra Township, Portage County Ohio, has received complaints from residents with regard to loud noises emitted by trucks using diesel engine brakes, which reduce the trucks’ rate of speed, but cause the trucks exhaust systems to emit loud, cracking or chattering noises unusual to their normal operations: and WHEREAS, such residents have complained that these noise emissions have occurred at all times of the day and night, but are particularly annoying in the dark hours when said residents are attempting to sleep; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Palmyra Township, Portage County, Ohio as follows: SECTION 1.  This Board hereby determines that the use of an engine brake on a motor vehicle causes the motor vehicle’s motor to race in such a manner as to cause its exhaust system to emit a loud, cracking, or chattering noise unusual to its normal operation, and by this regulation hereby prohibits such use within the unincorporated area of the Township.  This regulation does not apply to “emergency vehicles” or “public safety vehicles” as defined by Revised Code Section 4511.01 SECTION 2. Whoever violates the prohibition set forth in Section 1 above is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. SECTION 3. The effective date of this resolution shall be ten (10) calendar days after the posting of signage appropriate to carry out the purposes of this resolution. SECTION 4. This Board hereby finds and determines that all formal actions of this Board concerning and relating to the passage of this resolution were taken in open meetings of this Board and that all deliberations of this Board and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions were taken in meetings open to the public in compliance with all local requirements, including (without taken in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements, including implied limitation) Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22. except as otherwise permitted thereby. Seconded by Vaughan.

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

  • Discussed Portage County Recycle email and letter received from Bill Steiner asking for input on Township’s sharing drop off locations.  Trustee Dunn will schedule zoom meeting with Bill Steiner to learn more about the current proposal.
  • Reported that Andrea from Portage Park District will be at the next meeting.
  • Discussed TWP Assn. meetings will be via zoom this year. FO Cofojohn will represent Palmyra at February 20 meeting.

TRUSTEE DUNN

  1. Nothing to report at this time.

TRUSTEE VAUGHAN

  1. Nothing to report at this time.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

ZONING INSPECTOR

  1. Verbal report presented which included an update on zoning issues.

ROAD SUPERVISOR

  1. Verbal report presented which included updates on department activities.

FIRE CHIEF (not present)

  1. Written report presented which included updates on fire department activity and purchase requests.

RESOLUTION #21-34: Motion by Michael to approve replacing radiator in 2013 at an estimated cost of $3,000 from Alliance Motors and replacing electrical service on station at a cost of $1,897.80 from Wesley Electric and new combo key entrance lockset for front door at a cost of $$430 and replacement of 2 bay door locksets from and closer at an estimated cost of $1,440, from US Hardware seconded by Dunn.

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

Open Communication

None

Safety Issues

Steve reported vandals’ have put graffiti on every road sign in the Township and wanted to know if he should file a report.  Trustees agreed a report should be filed. 

RESOLUTION #21-35: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 10:31 pm seconded by Vaughan.

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

__________________________                                            _________________________________

Henry Michael, Chairman                                                         Kathleen S Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer

_____________________________                                       ___________________________________ Robert Dunn, Vice-Chairman                                                 Bradley Vaughan, Trustee