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 September 22, 2020 were approved as presented.

RESOLUTION #20-147: Motion by Dunn to approve and pay the bills, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

BILLS APPROVED AND PAID:

24400 RICKY D BENNETTWAGES 09/16/20-09/30/20420.24
24401 R. STEVEN COSS JRWAGES 09/16/20-09/30/201,845.23
24402 DONALD J LUTZWAGES 09/16/20-09/30/20525.60
24403 MARK E. GARVIN WAGES 09/16/20-09/30/202,143.82
24404 CHELSEA L HARRISWAGES 09/16/20-09/30/20764.87
24405 NICHOLAS R LANSINGERWAGES 09/16/20-09/30/20637.01
24406 NICHOLAS H SCHRECKENGOSTWAGES 09/16/20-09/30/20105.27
24407 RYAN S SHANKLEWAGES 09/16/20-09/30/2066.01
24408 KATHLEEN S COFOJOHNSALARY 09/01/20-09/30/201,391.45
24409 JAMES H. DEFFENBAUGHSALARY 09/01/20-09/30/20620.32
24410 ROBERT C DUNNSALARY 09/01/20-09/30/20852.74
24411 HENRY A. MICHAELSALARY 09/01/20-09/30/20911.18
24412 LORI M MICHAELWAGES 09/01/20-09/30/2065.80
24413 SANDRA M. NUTTERSALARY 09/01/20-09/30/20588.79
24414 CENTURYLINKMONTHLY SERVICE160.99
24415 DOMINION EAST OHIOMONTHLY SERVICE75.13
24416 VERIZON WIRELESSMONTHLY SERVICE44.00
24417 RICOH USA INCCOPIER MAINTENANCE13.33
24418 QUALITY IPMONTHLY SERVICE/WIRE TIME CLOCK1,118.50
24419 PC REGIONAL PLANNINGZONING MAP UPDATE6.50
24420 PETTIGREW HARDWARERD REPAIRS81.98
24421 GORDON BROTHERS INCMONTHLY LEASE150.00
24422 CLEARWATER SYSTEMS INCFD SUPPLIES40.00
24423 PALMYRA LITTLE VILLAGE SHOPPERFUEL PURCHASES942.79
24424 CARTER LUMBERCEMETERY REPAIRS34.99
24425 FIRE FORCE INCREPAIR SCBA58.00
24426 D & T P M & TRUCK REPAIR2013 PUMP TEST200.00
24427 KOKOSING MATERIALS INCROAD SUPPLIES1,100.61
24428 OTARMA SERVICE CENTERINSURANCE RENEWAL19,700.00
24429 OHIO EDISONMONTHLY SERVICE536.13
24430 TIM KOHLREIMBURSE BCI36.00
24431 COIA IMPLEMENT SALES INCMULCH ATTACHMENT – CEMETERY284.95
24432 JAMES DEFFENBAUGHREIMBURSE EBAY EXPENSES22.00              
EFTPS UNITED STATES TREASURYPAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX3,527.29
EFT TREASURERE STATE OF OHIOPAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX481.96
EFT OPERSMONTHLY PENSION3,021.45
EFT OP&FMONTHLY PENSION2,264.13
EFT BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMP2020 INSTALLMENT1,259.91
EFT ODJFS3RD QTR UNEMPLOYMENT TAX87.16

FISCAL OFFICER REPORT

  1. Presented September bank reconciliations, P.O.’s, and miscellaneous correspondence.
  2. Presented OTARMA Insurance Renewal.

RESOLUTION #20-148: Motion by Michael to renew OTARMA insurance at a cost of $19,700, seconded by Dunn.

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

  • Presented Cemetery Assn CD close out form and estimated interest rates on new CD’s.

RESOLUTION #20-149: Motion by Deffenbaugh to purchase new CD for 24 months at an estimated rate of .50% per annum for $20,630.71 seconded by Michael.

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

TRUSTEE REPORTS:

TRUSTEE MICHAEL

  1. Reported that they are receiving many calls on the tax levies that people do not understand why there are two and that they are renewals and not new taxes. Trustee Michael also stated that if the levies are not renewed we could not offer services at the level we are operating currently.
  2. Reported need for executive session to discuss possible employee discipline.

TRUSTEE DEFFENBAUGH

  1. Reported the cemetery fence have been picked up. Reported need to close E-bay account because E-bay took the fees from his personal savings and credit card accounts. FO reported the Township is set up to charge fees to Township credit card account.
  2. Announced his retirement from the Township Trustee position at December 31, 2020.

TRUSTEE DUNN

  1. Discussed Trick or Treat and set date and time. Residents who wish to participate should turn on porch light. All residents should abide by Governor’s guidelines.  Trunk or Treat has already been cancelled this year.

RESOLUTION #20-150: Motion by Dunn to set Trick or Treat for October 31, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm, residents that wish to participate should turn on porch light and all residents should follow the Governor’s guidelines, Trunk or Treat is cancelled this year, seconded by Michael.

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

RESOLUTION #20-151: Motion by Dunn to purchase Halloween candy for the Fire Department to pass out estimated cost of $50, seconded by Michael.

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

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

ZONING INSPECTOR

  1. Written report presented which included updates on zoning activities.
  2. Presented updated zoning map.

ROAD SUPERVISOR

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

RESOLUTION #20-152: Motion by Michael to approve 4700 repair expenditures estimated to be $6,000 by TSI, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #20-153: Motion by Michael to set Tim Kohl wages to $14.39 per TWP Part-time CDL driver approved January 2020, seconded by Dunn.

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

FIRE CHIEF (not present)

Captain Rob Swauger presented report.

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

RESOLUTION #20-154: Motion by Dunn to approve EMS supplies at an estimated cost of $1,500, which includes grant purchases estimated to be $679.95, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #20-155: Motion by Michael hire Lindsay Litsinger to the fire department pending background check, drug screen and physical, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #20-156: Motion by Michael hire Anthony Popio to the fire department pending background check, drug screen and physical, seconded by Dunn.

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

RESOLUTION #20-157: Motion by Dunn to approve preventative maintenance service on Ferno iNX and Ferno Stair Chair, iNX battery plus freight at an estimated cost of $829 plus freight, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #20-158: Motion by Michael enter into executive session at 7:55pm to discuss possible employee discipline, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

Chairman Michael call the meeting back to order and reported there was nothing new to report.

Open Communication

None

Safety Issues

None

RESOLUTION #20-159: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 8:04 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