September 19, 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 also present.

YS Chamber of Commerce President Mark Heise was in attendance.

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt the minutes of September 7th.  MOTION CARRIED unanimously.

The adoption of the August 15th minutes were tabled until the next meeting.

PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to pay accounts in the amount of $48,600.23: General Fund – $8,201.95; Fire Fund – $30,227.53; Cemetery – $404.76; EMS Billing – $6,338.15; Road and Bridge – $3,427.84.  A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to pay bills as amended. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

Chief Altman report there were 35 EMS (3 in Bath Twp.) and 8 Fire incidents (2 in Bath Twp.).

Medic 81 is now back in-service following rear brake replacement.  The power cot is still out of service.

Chief Altman reported that he and Assistance Chief Powell met with the Medicount rep today regarding MTFR’s billing performance. A positive report was given: Revenue is up $18,00 over the same time last year; collection rate is 96.7% (which is very good); no need to increase rates.

Lastly, Chief Altman recommended adoption of Resolution 2022-34: Authorizing Volunteer Applicant. A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt the Resolution.  MOTION CARRIED unanimously.

Trustee Hollister made recommendations for the Meeting Room in the Fire Station: provide a key card for a user and charge a $25 deposit for the key in exchange for its return; if food will be served, it would be served from the hallway and a $25 deposit will be required.

Chief Altman stated that the Department has long held a policy to pay for EMS and Paramedic training in exchange for a contracted commitment of service.  Unfortunately, the costs for training have skyrocketed.  Given the current financial climate for the Department, he regrettably suggested that this benefit needs to be thought about reconsidering.

In Levy news, it was reported that Georgia Goad and Justin Turner are co-leaders of the Committee.  A letter to the Editor from the Committee is forthcoming.

CEMETERY REPORT

In Mr. Gochenouer absence, Mr. Mucher reported that the well restoration work has been done.  He added that he has been putting in pins that mark off grave sites in the new Oak Grove Section.

The visit to The Glen Forest Natural Burial area by a 5 Rivers Metro Park representative to share knowledge about prairie habitats was very informative.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2022-33: Amendment of Permanent Appropriations.  MOTION CARRIED unanimously.

Fiscal Officer Silliman expressed her desire to be relieved of the responsibility of taking and creating Township Trustees’ meetings.  She stated she does not intend to stop taking minutes immediately and asked the Trustees’ to consider her request.

STANDING REPORTS

MVRPC – Ms. Moir reported there were several transportation points of conversation. She added $1.5 million was available for projects associated with creating more charging stations for electric vehicles.

RPCC – The most significant action taken at today’s meeting was the request by Miami Township for permission to remove Section ??? of the Zoning Code. The Commission denied the request. The RPCC is planning to meet in Executive Session tomorrow.

Clifton-Union Cemetery -Trustee Hollister reported the scheduled meeting of the Board had to be rescheduled due to illness.

YS Development Corporation –  A five hour retreat conducted by Aria Associates was was held for members of the Corporation.  No business was conducted but the retreat was personally meaningful.

CASP – No report.

NEW BUSINESS

The Greene County Aggregation project will be placing the proposal on the ballot for residents in the unincorporated areas.

The Trustees discussed the upcoming joint meeting between the YS School Board, Village Council and themselves.  It was suggested that each entity representative speak for 15 minutes.

ADJOURNMENT

A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED BY Mr. Hollister was made to ADJOURN.  MOTION CARRIED unanimously.  Time – 6:35 pm.

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