MIAMI TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
AUGUST 7, 2017
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Vice-President Crockett. Trustee Mucher was present. Fire Chief Altman, Road Department employee Gochenouer, Zoning Inspector Zopf and Fiscal Officer Silliman were also present.
MSA representative, Nestor Melnyk was present.
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
A MOTION by Mr.Mucher and SECONDED by Mr.Crockett was made to adopt the minutes of July 3rd and July 17th as presented. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
A MOTION by Mr.Mucher and SECONDED by Mr.Crockett was made to pay accounts in the amount of $47,605.83: General Fund - $4,142.49; Fire Fund - $27,367.01; Cemetery - $94.74; EMS Billing - $6,554.98; Road and Bridge - $9,446.61. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
The Trustees received:
· Old Mill News magazine;
· Great Lakes Chapter SPOOM meeting announcement;
· League of Women Voters newsletter;
· Ohio LTAP newsletter;
· CareWorks claims report;
· OTA’s monthly newsletter;
· E-Mail from OTA re: 8/4/17Legislative Alert & Info;
· E-Mails regarding the new fire station & USDA application;
· E-Mails re: MSA Contract approval;
· E-Mail from MVRPC re: review of proposed new transportation projects;
· E-Mail from County Auditor re: Local Government Allocations for 2018;
· E-Mail from Auditor of State’s Office re: registration for Combined IPA Conference;
· E-Mail from Attorney Hayden re: local jurisdiction sued for open meetings violation;
· E-Mail from County Health Department re: West Nile Virus detected;
· Greene County Public Health meeting announcement;
· Greene Soil & Water Conservation District newsletter;
· Greene County Council on Aging newsletter;
· E-Mails from ESC re: upcoming meetings;
· E-mails re: headstone installation;
· Fund Status, Revenue Status and Appropriation Status reports for August 7, 2017.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Chief Altman reported there were 44 EMS and 13 fire calls since the last meeting. Three fire safety inspections were conducted.
At the request of the Chief, a MOTION by Mr.Mucher and SECONDED by Mr.Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-26: Reclassification of a volunteer to part-time status. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Chief Altman added that the department is in need of more volunteers and a recruiting campaign is in the planning stages.
The Annual Clifton Ice Cream Social is Tuesday, August 22nd.
NEW FIRE HOUSE REPORT
MSA architect Nestor Melnyk and the Trustees discussed the status of the process of securing funding and design work of the building. It was mentioned that this project was begun with MSA in 2011. A MOTION by Mr.Mucher and SECONDED by Mr.Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-27: Authorize a contract with MSA Architects. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
Mr.Gochenouer reported that someone damaged a portion of the fence at Glen Forest Cemetery. He is going to contact the police department and see if there was any report filed regarding the damage.
Weed eating has started at Clifton Cemetery. It was noted that Glen Forest Cemetery needs weed eating as well.
Mr.Mucher reported the YS Historical Society held a fund raiser at Glen Forest Cemetery for restoration of the cannon.
ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
Mr.Gochenouer reported he has been working on ditches. He also has cleaned up tree branches.
Carol and Lamont Streets have been chip sealed but not fogged. There is a washout on Tobias Road that needs attention. There was some discussion regarding how to fix the problem.
Mr.Gochenouer requested permission to take Friday, August 11th off and take a vacation September 14th – 24th. The Trustees authorized the request.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
A MOTION by Mr.Mucher and SECONDED by Mr.Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-28: Amendment of Permanent Appropriations. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
ZONING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
Mr.Zopf reported that 4 permits were issued since the last report. The permits were for two pole barns, a storage shed and replacement of a building at the Boy Scout Camp.
He reported that the Public Hearing for proposed changes to the Township’s Zoning Code will be completed August 15th. It was continued due to awaiting a recommendation for the Regional Planning & Coordinating Commission of Greene County which was granted.
A MOTION by Mr.Mucher and SECONDED by Mr.Crockett was made to ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Time – 8:00 p.m