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 December 8, 2020 approved as presented.

Minutes from special work session on December 9, 2020 approved as presented.

Minutes from special work session on December 17, 2020 approved as presented.

RESOLUTION #2020-186: Motion by Michael to approve and pay the bills, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

BILLS APPROVED AND PAID:

24534 RICKY D BENNETTWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/20423.01
24535 R. STEVEN COSS JRWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/202,068.69
24536 TIMOTHY F KOHLWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/20505.56
24537-24546 VOIDVOID0.00
24547 MARK E. GARVINWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/202,100.43
24548 CHELSEA L HARRISWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/20941.66
24549 GREYSON C HENDERSONWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/20268.02
24550 NICHOLAS R LANSINGERWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/20134.37
24551 ANTHONY POPIOWAGES 12/01/20-12/15/2086.68
24552 CONRADS DISPOSAL INCMONTHLY SERVICE44.00
24553 TIME WARNER CABLEMONTHLY SERVICE94.99
24554 FARMERS NATIONAL BANKVISA PURCHASES756.31
24555 LIFE FORCE MANAGEMENT INCAMBULANCE BILLING FEES646.50
24556 MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY SERVICESFD SUPPLIES513.25
24557 OHIO EDISONMONTHLY SERVICE918.09
24558 UH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PORTAGEFD PHYSICAL60.00
24559 OSCAR BRUGMANN SAND & GRAVELROAD SUPPLIES607.97
EFT TREASURER STATE OF OHIOPAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX489.48
EFTPS UNITED STATE TREASURYPAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX3,603.40

FISCAL OFFICER

  1. Presented P.O.’s and miscellaneous correspondence.

TRUSTEE REPORTS

TRUSTEE MICHAEL

  1. Thank Jim for his 50 plus years of service to the Township and said he would be deeply missed.
  2. Presented NOPEC 2021 Sponsorship Award.

RESOLUTION #2020-187: Motion by Michael to apply for 2021 NOPEC Sponsorship grant for $1,000, seconded by Dunn.

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

TRUSTEE DEFFENBAUGH

  1. Reported new labor law poster is posted that includes the CARES Act rules.

TRUSTEE DUNN

  1. Also thanked Jim for his many years of service to the Township.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

ZONING INSPECTOR

  1. Written report presented which included zoning activities.

ROAD SUPERVISOR

  1. Written report presented which included department activities.

FIRE CHIEF

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

RESOLUTION #2020-188: Motion by Michael to approve EMSD grant purchase of Incident Command Boards at an estimated cost of $425, Aluminum Apparatus Crew Tags at an estimated cost of $168from My-Lor Inc and Helmet Tags and hooks at an estimated cost of $540 from American Trademark Company, seconded by Dunn.

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

RESOLUTION #2020-189: Motion by Michael regretfully accept the resignation of Charles Campbell from the fire department, seconded by Deffenbaugh.

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

RESOLUTION #2020-190: Motion by Michael to approve applying for Firehouse Foundation Grant for the purchase of  a set of battery power Genesis E Combination Tool and battery power Genesis E Force Ram to be carried on 2011 Squad at an estimated cost of $23,387.00 seconded by Dunn.

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

RESOLUTION #2020-191: Motion by Deffenbaugh to approve repairs to 2013 primer pump at an estimated cost of $600 seconded by Michael.

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

Chairman Michael reported he was not ready to make a decision regarding the open trustee position.  After brief discussion a special meeting to appoint new trustee, date of 1/4/21 was set.

RESOLUTION #2020-192: Motion by Dunn to set special meeting to appoint new trustee on January 4, 2021 at 5pm seconded by Michael.

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

Safety Issues

Tim Paulus reported there were poles leaning on Tallmadge Rd.  Steve reported he has called about them two times already.

Open Communication

Tim Paulus asked why the Township did not apply for CARES ACT funds.  FO Cofojohn reported that the Township did not have significant COVID expenses and was not spending funds like other entities are spending the funds.

Thank Jim for his many years of service.

RESOLUTION #20-193: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 9:57 a.m., seconded by Dunn.

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

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Henry Michael, Chairperson                                           Kathleen S. Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer

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Robert Dunn, Trustee                                                       , Trustee