MIAMI TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 7, 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, Road Department employee Gochenouer, Zoning Inspector Zopf and Fiscal Officer Silliman were also present.
ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt the minutes of August 1st as presented. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
The adoption of the August 15th minutes was tabled.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED Mr. Hollister was made to pay accounts in the amount of: $83,171.84: General Fund – $9,690.11; Fire Fund – $39,269.84; Cemetery – $26,127.18; EMS Billing – $2,780.28; Road and Bridge – $5,303.91. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Chief Altman reported there were 63 EMS incidents (5 in Bath Twp.) and 11 fire incidents (2 in Bath Twp.) since the last meeting.
Medic 81 is currently out of service and awaiting rear brake replacement. It’s power cot is also out of service and will be going to the manufacturer for repair. Fortunately, Medic 82 received new batteries today and is back in service.
The Annual Ice Cream Social in Clifton was held last Tuesday and was a success.
Chief Altman reported that he will be on vacation October 12th-18th and December 15th-23rd.
Mr. Mucher asked if the sale of the tanker to Miami Township from Bath Township has been confirmed. Chief Altman replied yes.
Members of the Department are working on levy plans. Trustee Moir expressed the need for following up on language approval as it needs to be informational, verifiable and neutral.
Mr. Mucher asked if there has been any movement towards turning the Clifton Fire Station in to a training center. Chief Altman stated he was not aware of any current action happening. That being the case, Mr. Mucher suggested that if no action takes place by end of the year, the Township return the Station to the Village of Clifton.
Regarding the creating of a Meeting Room Rental Policy, Mr. Hollister suggested establishing 1 contact person, possibly the Chief for scheduling, possibly paying someone to open and close, and charge a $30 rental fee. Ms. Moir stated she was not particularly in support of charging a fee. Mr. Mucher suspects it might be hard to find someone who’d be willing to do the job. The available parking for attendees of meetings etc. is also a concern. Conversation on this topic will continue.
Mr. Gochenouer reported there were 4 burials since the last report, 3 in Glen Forest and 1 in Clifton. A full burial is scheduled for Saturday in Glen Forest. Grave Groomers are arriving Monday for a week long stay.
Ms. Moir reported an update on the activities of the Natural Burial Committee. Some ragweed has been removed. She added that a woman from 5 Rivers Metro Parks will be coming to Glen Forest Cemetery to advise on caring for prairies on September 12th, 9:00 am.
Mr. Mucher reported that he will contact the Kinkaro carts people to discuss cost and possibly purchase a cart.
Lastly, the new Glen Forest Cemetery website is up and running.
ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
Mr. Gochenouer reported all but 2 roads in the Township have been mowed. The last 2 will be completed this week. He reported he will be on vacation September 16th-26th.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Ms. Moir was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2022-32: Amendment of Permanent Appropriations. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
ZONING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
Mr. Zopf reported he has issued 4 permits since the last report.
It was suggested that the Trustees, the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals all gather together to make sure everyone has the same information procedurally and otherwise. Ms. Moir and Mr. Hollister expressed support in the idea.
Mr. Mucher reported he attended the County Engineer’s Broadband Meeting. It was reported that building the “backbone” of the massive project has begun. The infrastructure will be coming from Dayton into Fairborn. It is suspected that Mr. Zopf will be the contact person for issuing permits where needed during construction. The other option is to ask the County Engineer to do the permitting. After briefly considering the options, Mr. Zopf stated he would like the County Engineer to do the permitting.
There was a brief conversation about changes being made to the Miami Township website. Ms. Moir suggested putting the minutes and the bi-monthly meeting’s agenda.
It was announced that a meeting with YS Village Council, YS School Board and Miami Township Trustees is scheduled for September 29th.
A MOTION by Ms. Moir and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to Adjourn. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Time – 6:50 pm.