Regular meeting called to order at 7:00 p.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 May 26, 2020 were approved as presented.

RESOLUTION #20-82: Motion by Michael to approve and pay the bills, seconded by Dunn.

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

BILLS APPROVED AND PAID:

24204   RICKY D BENNETT WAGES 05/16/20-05/31/20 489.75
24205   R. STEVEN COSS JR WAGES 05/16/20-05/31/20 1,872.55
24206   DONALD J LUTZ WAGES 05/16/20-05/31/20 503.74
24207   MATTHEW K BENNETT WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 53.94
24208   CHARLES D CAMPBELL WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 132.11
24209   MARK E. GARVIN  WAGES 05/16/20-05/31/20 1,897.99
24210   CHELSEA L HARRIS WAGES 05/16/20-05/31/20 381.09
24211   GREYSON C HENDERSON WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 19.97
24212   BRIAN K KELDERHOUSE WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 97.87
24213   NOLAN M KETTLE WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 58.07
24214   NICHOLAS R LANSINGER WAGES 05/16/20-05/31/20 497.67
24215   LISA SCHRECKENGOST WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 141.82
24216   SHAWN A SCHRECKENGOST WAGES 05/16/20-05/31/20 63.46
24217   RYAN S SHANKLE WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 95.88
24218   ROBERT SWAUGER WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 204.40
24219   BRANDON C ZACK WAGES 12/1/19-05/31/20 179.58
24220   KATHLEEN S COFOJOHN SALARY 05/01/20-05/31/20 1,391.45
24221   JAMES H. DEFFENBAUGH SALARY 05/01/20-05/31/20 620.32
24222   ROBERT C DUNN SALARY 05/01/20-05/31/20 852.74
24223   HENRY A. MICHAEL SALARY 05/01/20-05/31/20 911.18
24224   LORI M. MICHAEL SALARY 05/01/20-05/31/20 65.80
24225   SANDRA M. NUTTER SALARY 05/01/20-05/31/20 588.79
24226   CENTURYLINK MONTHLY SERVICE 154.43
24227   DOMINION EAST OHIO MONTHLY SERVICE 104.36
24228   VERIZON WIRELESS MONTHLY SERVICE 43.87
24229   LIFE FORCE MANAGEMENT AMBULANCE BILLING FEES 290.42
24230   RICOH USA INC COPIER MAINTENANCE 11.56
24231   QUALITY IP MONTHLY SERVICE 968.50
24232   ESO SOLUTIONS INC FIREHOUSE RENEWAL 370.80
24233   PORTAGE CTY TWP ASSN OTA/PTCA DUES 184.00
24234   GORDON BROTHERS INC MONTHLY LEASE 150.00
24235   COIA IMPLEMENT SALES INC SUPPLIES 59.94
24236   TED BIERY/BIERY GARAGE DOORS STATION REPAIRS 1,900.00
24237   PALMYRA LITTLE VILLAGE SHOPPER FUEL PURCHASES 919.80
EFTPS   UNITED STATES TREASURY PAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX 3,323.45
EFT   TREASURERE STATE OF OHIO PAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX 459.89
EFT   OPERS MONTHLY PENSION 3,147.22
EFT   OP&F MONTHLY PENSION 1,956.91
EFT   BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMP 2020 INSTALLMENT 1,259.91
EFT   XCOM OHIO LLC 5/11/20 MONTHLY PMT TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM CHECKING ACCT NOT CC 95.00

FISCAL OFFICER REPORT

  1. Presented May bank reconciliations and P.O.’s.
  2. May receipts were $36,464.48.
  3. Presented 2021 Budget for review.
  4. Presented cemetery deeds for signatures.
  5. Presented resolutions to proceed with fire levy renewals.

RESOLUTION #20-83: Motion by Dunn WHEREAS, on the 28th day of April, 2020, the board of trustees passed a resolution declaring the necessity, for the purpose described in RC 5705.19(I), to levy a tax in excess of the ten-mill limitation at a rate of 2.00 mills for each one dollar of valuation.  WHEREAS, the Portage County Auditor has certified to the board of trustees that the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the 2.00 mill renewal tax levy will be $112,115 for each one hundred dollar of valuation, and that the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the tax levy during the first year of collection is $61,938,600, based upon the current assessed valuation of the Township of Palmyra.  RESOLVED, by the board of trustees, with at least two-thirds of all members elected thereto concurring, that the board desires to proceed with the submission of the question of a renewal tax levy on the entire territory of Township of Palmyra, Portage County, Ohio at the rate of 2 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $.020 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, to the electors of the Palmyra Township in its entirety; be it further, RESOLVED, that the tax levy will be for 5 years and will include a levy on the tax list commencing in the tax year 2021, and also then for 2022, 2023, 2024, & 2025 first due in calendar year 2022, if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon. RESOLVED, the question of such renewal tax levy shall be submitted to the electors of the Palmyra Township in its entirety at the election to be held therein on November 4098Palmyra3, 2020.       RESOLVED, that the Township Fiscal Officer is hereby directed to certify, not less than 90 days prior the general election, to the Board of Elections, Portage County, Ohio, a copy of the resolution of necessity dated April 28, 2020 along with a copy of this resolution to proceed, together with the certification on the Portage County Auditor, and notify the board of elections to cause notice of the election on the question of levying the tax to be given as required by law. , seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #20-84: Motion by Dunn WHEREAS, on the 28th day of April, 2020, the board of trustees passed a resolution declaring the necessity, for the purpose described in RC 5705.19(I), to levy a tax in excess of the ten-mill limitation at a rate of 2.00 mills for each one dollar of valuation.  WHEREAS, the Portage County Auditor has certified to the board of trustees that the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the 2.00 mill renewal tax levy will be $113,146 for each one hundred dollar of valuation, and that the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by the tax levy during the first year of collection is $61,938,600, based upon the current assessed valuation of the Township of Palmyra.  RESOLVED, by the board of trustees, with at least two-thirds of all members elected thereto concurring, that the board desires to proceed with the submission of the question of a renewal tax levy on the entire territory of Township of Palmyra, Portage County, Ohio at the rate of 2 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $.020 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, to the electors of the Palmyra Township in its entirety; be it further, RESOLVED, that the tax levy will be for 5 years and will include a levy on the tax list commencing in the tax year 2021, and also then for 2022, 2023, 2024, & 2025 first due in calendar year 2022, if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon. RESOLVED, the question of such renewal tax levy shall be submitted to the electors of the Palmyra Township in its entirety at the election to be held therein on November 3, 2020.            RESOLVED, that the Township Fiscal Officer is hereby directed to certify, not less than 90 days prior the general election, to the Board of Elections, Portage County, Ohio, a copy of the resolution of necessity dated April 28, 2020 along with a copy of this resolution to proceed, together with the certification on the Portage County Auditor, and notify the board of elections to cause notice of the election on the question of levying the tax to be given as required by law.

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

TRUSTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEE MICHAEL

  1. Presented COVID masks supplied by Ohio Bureau of Workers’ comp.

TRUSTEE DEFFENBAUGH

  1. Reported we had received a late notice for recycling.  Discussed we were told not to pay the invoice until the Commissioners made a decision on billing and we have not received a one-year contract.

TRUSTEE DUNN

  1. Nothing to report at this time.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

ZONING INSPECTOR

  1. Written report presented which included zoning updates.

ROAD SUPERVISOR

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

FIRE CHIEF

  1. Written report presented which included department updates and purchase request.

RESOLUTION #20-85: Motion by Deffenbaugh to approve new officer helmets at an estimated cost of $610 plus shipping from Fire Force and 8 new tires on 2018 at an estimated cost of $2,720 from Bob Sumerel Tire, and replacement panels and new cables at an estimated cost of $1,900 and replacement opener at an estimated cost of $1,575 from Biery Garage Door and and Fire House support yearly fees at a cost of $370.80 and fitting and tools hydrant supply bac for 2013 at an estimated cost of $1,471.01 plus shipping and EMS order Cabinet seal tags at an estimated cost of $97.56 from EMP Medical,  seconded by Michael.

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

Open Communication

None

Safety Issues

None

RESOLUTION #20-86: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 7:56 pm seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

__________________________                                            _________________________________

Henry Michael, Chairman                                                        Kathleen S Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer

_____________________________                                       ___________________________________ James Deffenbaugh, Vice-Chairman                                     Robert Dunn, Trustee