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 BENNETT||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||480.33|
|24626||R. STEVEN COSS JR||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||2,414.97|
|24627||TIMOTHY F KOHL||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||643.61|
|24628||MARK E. GARVIN||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||2,040.01|
|24629||CHELSEA L HARRIS||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||590.82|
|24630||GREYSON HENDERSON||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||242.15|
|24631||NICHOLAS R LANSINGER||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||344.47|
|24632||ANTHONY POPIO||WAGES 01/16/21-01/31/21||131.94|
|24633||KATHLEEN S. COFOJOHN||SALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21||1,418.85|
|24634||ROBERT C DUNN||SALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21||868.41|
|24635||HENRY A. MICHAEL||SALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21||911.19|
|24636||SANDRA M. NUTTER||SALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21||598.36|
|24637||BRADLEY E VAUGHAN||SALARY 01/01/21-01/31/21||953.12|
|24638||DOMINION EAST OHIO||MONTHLY SERVICE||398.91|
|24639||VERIZON WIRELESS||MONTHLY SERVICE||44.96|
|24640||RICOH USA INC||COPIER MAINTENANCE||14.24|
|24641||LIFE FORCE MANAGEMENT INC||AMBULANCE BILLING FEES||481.87|
|24642||GORDON BROTHERS INC||WATER SOFTENER LEASE||150.00|
|24643||PORTAGE CTY TREASURER||RE JTAX FULL YR PAY||646.98|
|24644||PORTAGE CTY TREASURER||CEMETERY RE TAX ½ YR||828.68|
|24645||THE RECORD COURIER||LEGAL NOTICE ANNUAL FINANCIAL/MEETING CHANGES||57.65|
|24646||QUALITY IP||MONTHLY SERVICE/FIREWALL||1,547.46|
|24647||TREASURER STATE OF OHIO||COOPERATIVE PURCHASE PROGRAM||100.00|
|24648||MORTON SALT INC||ROAD SALT||1,421.20|
|24649||PETTIGREW HARDWARE & FEED||FD REPAIRS||17.98|
|24650||LEPPO EQUIPMENT||RD REPAIRS||24.76|
|24651||24/7MECHANICAL COMPANY LLC||REPAIRS RD GARAGE||379.36|
|24652||WESLEY ELECTRIC INC||REPAIRS FD METER||1,897.80|
|24653||TREASURER OF STATE OF OH||DRIVING RECORD REQEUSTS||115.00|
|EFTPS||UNITED STATES TREASURY||PAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX||3,793.62|
|EFT||TREASURERE STATE OF OHIO||PAYROLL WITHHOLDING TAX||547.18|
FISCAL OFFICER REPORT
- Presented January bank reconciliations and P.O.’s.
- Reported January receipts were $31,511.96.
- Presented cemetery deeds for signature.
- 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:
|Road & Bridge||194,882||141,900.00||52,982|
|1 Mill Fire Levy||142,062||96,700.00||45,362|
|2 Mill Fire Levy||228,451||161,700.00||66,751|
|2 Mill Fire Levy||321,323||238,000.00||83,323|
|Permissive Motor Vehicle||64,653||41,000.00||23,653|
|Fire & Rescue, Ambulance & EMS||228,466||161,700.00||66,766|
|Misc Revenue – Federal Grant||80,675||80,675.00||0|
|Non-Expendable Trust 4951||5,773||50.00||5,723|
|Non-Expendable Trust 4952||677||50.00||627|
Seconded by Michael.
Roll Call: Vaughan-yes, Michael-yes, Dunn-yes.
- 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.
- Nothing to report at this time.
- Nothing to report at this time.
- Verbal report presented which included an update on zoning issues.
- Verbal report presented which included updates on department activities.
FIRE CHIEF (not present)
- 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,.
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