MIAMI TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES AUGUST 1, 2022
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 pm. by Chairperson Mucher. Trustees Hollister and Moir were present. Fire Chief Altman and Fiscal Officer Silliman were present. Fire Chief Altman, Road Department employee Dan Gochenouer, Zoning Inspector Zopf and Fiscal Officer Silliman were also present.
Audience members included YSCF member Len Kramer, YS Chamber of Commerce President Mark Heise, BZA member Amy Achor, MVRPC Chair Brian Martin , Assistant Chandra Davis, Mr. Scott Miller, Woody———-, Cindy and Mike Mucher, and local resident Kelly Ann Tracy.
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt the minutes of July 18th as amended. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to pay accounts in the amount of $38,922.65: General Fund – $2,898.50: Fire Fund – $30,031.59: Cemetery Fund – $905.66; EMS Billing – $1,788.20; Road and Bridge – $3,298.70. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
Mr. Mucher invited Mr. Martin to share his reason for his visit. Mr. Martin acknowledged Mr. Mucher’s valuable contributions to the MVRPC in several capacities. He also listed several other boards and commissions that Mr. Mucher has served on and thanked him for his dedication and many years of volunteer public service. A beautiful glass sculpture was given to Mr. Mucher from Mr. Martin on behalf of the MVRPC.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
Mr. Kramer introduced a new project the YSCF is embarking on which aims to help people who live below the poverty level in the Village and the Township. The Foundation hopes to raise approximately a 3 million dollar endowment. He added the Foundation has received a generous amount of seed money to get things started. It is hoped to start the application process in September. Mr. Hollister asked what the income range is that is considered applicable for eligibility of financial aid. Mr. Kramer stated a single person can report up to $30,000 annual income and receive help. Lastly, Mr. Kramer asked the Board to provide a letter of support. The Trustees agreed to do so.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Chief Altman reported there were 40 EMS incidents (4 in Bath Township) and 13 Fire incidents (0 in Bath Twp.) since the last meeting.
It was announced there will be a swearing-in ceremony for MTFR members tomorrow night at 6:30. He added it has been almost 3 years since such an event has been held due to COVID restrictions. All are invited to attend.
Regarding building news, Chief Altman reported the obviously malfunctioning air conditioning unit continues and a tech is scheduled to come to the station tomorrow.
Rescue 81 is out of service with no brakes or power steering. Tanks to Mr. Gochenouer who was able to tow it to Village Automotive.
Lastly, Chief Altman announced he was sworn in as the President of The Ohio Fire Chiefs organization at the recent conference.
Mr. Gochenouer reported there was one full burial since the last report. The road upgrade in the cemetery has been completed.
There was some conversation regarding the need for accessibility of water in the eastern portion of Glen Forest Cemetery. It was noted water availability would be particularly useful when trees are planted in the Oak Grove section.
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to approve the installation of a well. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
There was conversation about establishing a road that would make access to the back of the cemetery and reach the Oak Grove section.
Mr. Mucher proposed that consideration be made to add a second scattering garden with a monument and maybe a fountain since water will be available.
Lastly, Mr. Mucher suggested that the top 2 rows of the columbariums be priced at $550 and the bottom 3 priced at $450.
ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
Mr. Gochenouer reported that John Bryan Road has been completed and it looks good.
Miami Township and Bath Township road employees will be doing some wedging for Clifton next week. He added he will be finishing trimming of roads this week.
Lastly, Mr. Gochenouer stated he will be taking Friday the 12th off.
ZONING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
Mr. Zopf reported the Zoning Commission passed a Resolution amending Section 13 – PUD. The Trustees are required to hold a Public Hearing on the Resolution within 30 days.
Lastly, Mr. Zopf reported he has received an e-mail requesting use of an area that is not a listed use.
It was reported that the Climate Action Committee has been granted $25,000 for a staff person.
There being no further business to discuss, Mr. Hollister MOVED and Ms. Moir SECONDED that the meeting be Adjourned. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Time – 7:00 pm.