MIAMI TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
NOVEMBER 20, 2017
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Spracklen. Trustees Crockett and Mucher were present. Fire Chief Altman, Road Department employee Gochenouer, Zoning Inspector Zopf and Fiscal Officer Silliman were also present.
Newly-elected Trustee Don Hollister was present.
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
A MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt the minutes of November 6th as presented. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt the minutes of November 7th as presented. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUTS
A MOTION by Mr. Crockett and SECONDED by Mr. Mucher was made to pay accounts in the amount of $98,919.67: General Fund - $80,210.09; Fire Fund - $11,516.94; Cemetery - $183.93; EMS - $4,773.36; Road and Bridge - $2,235.35. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
The Trustees received:
· Ohio Township News magazine;
· Propane Safety information from Sunrise Cooperative;
· Tecumseh Land Trust Fall Newsletter;
· E-Mails to/from Ruwe, Dinsmore, USDA, Brossart and Melnyk re: $5.75 CF Loan;
· E-Mail from Ruwe re: USDA Loan Resolution;
· E-Mails from/to Kelly and Ruwe re: Bond Documents for USDA Financing;
· E-Mail from N.Melnyk re: owner representative on firehouse construction;
· E-Mails re: ALTA Survey Completion;
· E-Mail from Medicount Management re: Medicare revalidation;
· E-Mail from Attorney Hayden re: legal update on health insurance;
· E-Mail from RPCC Director re: ODOT’s Project Development Process;
· E-Mail from GC Association re: November minutes;
· E-Mails from MVRPC re: Solar Friendly Roundtable, and call for candidates;
· Fund Status, Revenue Status and Appropriation Status for November 20, 2017.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Chief Altman reported there were 38 EMS and 14 fire incidents since the last meeting. Two fire safety inspections were conducted.
At the recommendation of the Chief, a MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017- 40: Appointment of volunteer personnel. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
On the subject of volunteers, Chief Altman presented some changes to the Department’s intake process such as assigning a current member to the new member to provide camaraderie and continuity in the functions of the Department.
MTFR is currently undergoing the process to revalidate with Medicare for the EMS billing process.
There are plans to start an EMT class at MTFR during the first week in January or February. Possibly 6-8 MTFR members will be attending the class.
The Chief reported that to further comply with FSLA requirements, effective December 1, MTFR will begin paying full time employees Ayers, Panuto and Paoletti for attendance at Tuesday night training sessions.
The annual MTFR Holiday Party & Awards Ceremony is Saturday, December 16th at the Mills Park Hotel.
Lastly, the Department recently received two donations: $260 worth of towing to bring and remove cars used for training from Parsons Hook Road Body Shop & Towing; a grain bin rescue tube valued at $1100 from Kelly Jones Agent/Nationwide Insurance.
NEW FIREHOUSE REPORT
A MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-36: Authorizing a Loan Application. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-37: Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Fire Station Bonds. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
Mr. Mucher reported that the issue of the ballot language recently had its court date. Unexpectedly, Judge Buckwalter passed the case on to someone else. The new judge wants to approve the validation of the bond passage but needs all sued parties to agree. This is expected to happen quickly.
Mr. Gochenouer reported there were two burials since the last meeting. A full burial is scheduled for Wednesday in Clifton Cemetery. Two graves were purchased in Clifton Cemetery.
Mr. Gochenouer added all bases ordered have been installed.
ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
Mr. Gochenouer reported that he has a small amount of bush hogging left to do.
He stated he is planning to haul the road salt being stored at Bath Township’s storage barn to the Township’s storage space.
Lastly, Mr. Gochenouer stated he is continuing to work on the new fire station’s property.
Mr. Mucher stated after reviewing the financial accounts of all road funds, he suggested
Adding $5,000 to the salary appropriation for 2018. Mr. Mucher added that he recently did a road tour and felt the roads looked really good. He did mention that a street sign is missing at S. River & Rife Roads.
Lastly, a MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-39: Annual report of Township Roads. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
A MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-39: Amendment of Permanent Appropriations. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
ZONING INSECTOR’S REPORT
A MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to authorize the giving of $100 gift certificates to the volunteer Zoning Commission members in recognition of their year of service. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Mr. Mucher and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to contribute $100 to Sugarcreek Township to be used towards the annual holiday party expenses. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
There being no further business to discuss, the Trustees unanimously AGREED to Adjourn. Time – 8:05 p.m.