CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 by Chairperson Mucher. Trustees Hollister and Moir were present. Also in attendance were Road Department employee Gochenouer and Fiscal Officer Silliman.
Jerome and Teresa Borchers were visiting as well as YS News reporter Lauren “Chuck” Shows
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
No minutes were available for adoption at this time.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to pay accounts in the amount of $72,276.25: General Fund – $27,213.91; Fire – $39,159.97; Cemetery – $498.48; EMS Billing – $3,030.49; Road and Bridge – $2,373.40. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
The Trustees received:
• Grinnell Mill lease;
• Chip Seal Agreement;
• HB 138 Guidance – Ohio EMS Legislation;
• OTA’s July Virtual Training schedule; July Grassroots Clippings newsletter;
• E-Mail re: creation of the Glen Cemetery website;
• E-Mail from YS News re: change in Trustee’s meeting schedule;
• E-Mail from Steve Ackley re: introduction of his replacement;
• Filing Notification from Ohio Secretary of State re: Grinnell Mill Foundation;
• OTARMA 2021 Annual report and Summer 2022 magazine;
• Ohio Cemetery Association’s Annual Convention August 1-3;
• Fund Status, Revenue Status & Appropriation reports for 7/6/22.
Trustee Moir introduced Mr. and Mrs. Borchers. She shared that she has had a conversation with them and felt their ideas were good. She suggested they come to the Board with their ideas. Ms. Moir stated they wanted to suggest the Township create a “cemetery association board” or something similar that would help maintain primarily the Natural Burial Area.
Mrs. and Mr. Borchers shared that they have visited the space regularly due to their son being buried there and have found it to be a beautiful place. During their regular visits they have done some weeding and have found managing invasive such as Canadian thistle and poison hemlock challenging. The Borchers made it clear that their suggestion in no way means that Mr. Gochenouer isn’t doing a good job, to the contrary they know he works hard.
Mr. Hollister expressed support in the idea of creating a group for folks interested in helping do grounds keeping work.
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to establish a Natural Burial Cemetery Advisory Committee. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
No report available.
Mr. Gochenouer reported there were 3 burials since the last meeting. A natural burial was today, 1 ashes internment was in Glen Forest and 1 ashes interment in Clifton Cemetery.
Mr. Gochenouer will be attending the pre-con meeting with Hensley’s while they survey out the lane. Mr. Mucher asked if Oak Grove Cemetery can be added to the survey. Mr. Gochenouer stated he will check.
The option to add a 3rd columbarium discussion was resumed. The maker of the marble columbariums stated he has enough material to make a 3rd and it would match the other two. A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED BY Ms. Moir was made to authorize the purchase of a 3rd columbarium. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
Mr. Gochenouer reported he will be attending the pre-con meeting for asphalt on Friday. Trimming of the Township road’s green growth is continuing this week.
Lastly, a MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to authorize the Collective Bid amounts for asphalt. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2022-28: Amendment of Permanent Appropriations. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
Mr. Mucher reported that there has been a suggestion that the north side of the Firehouse was aesthetically lacking in appeal. He suggested that two dogwood trees be planted at that location. He added that one be planted in honor of long time Trustee Lamar Spracklen. He was instrumental in the process and success of building the new fire station. The second tree could be planted in honor of recently deceased and many terms served Trustee Mark Crockett. A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to approve of the plantings. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2022-29: Approval of Ballet Language and to Proceed filing to the Board of Elections. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
There being no further business to discuss, a MOTION b y Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to Adjourn. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Time -6:25 pm.