Special Meetings 

The Perry Township Board of Trustees is permitted to call Special Meetings at any time for purposes they are permitted by law to act upon.  

All Trustees and the press must be notified of the Special Meeting 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.  Thepublic notice must state the date, time, location, and purpose of the meeting.


 

Perry Township Board of Trustees

 

Special Meeting

 

June 14, 2016

 

 

 

The press has been provided appropriate notice of the special meeting per ORC requirements

 

 

 

Meeting Called to Order:  Noon pm

 

Additions/Deletions to Agenda:

 

Executive Session(s): 

 

Trustee Haines made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to discuss the hiring of a full time zoning inspector; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Haines, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. DeChiara, yes.

 

The Board adjourned into Executive Session at:  12:01 pm

 

The Board adjourned from Executive Session at:  12:11 pm

 

Adjournment:

 

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Haines made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:11 pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Haines, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. DeChiara, yes.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Doug Haines, President                                                                                                 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

 

 


 

Special Meetings 

The Perry Township Board of Trustees is permitted to call Special Meetings at any time for purposes they are permitted by law to act upon.  

All Trustees and the press must be notified of the Special Meeting 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.  Thepublic notice must state the date, time, location, and purpose of the meeting.

 

Perry Township Board of Trustees

 

Special Meeting

 

May 19, 2016 at  4:30 pm

 

 

 

Additions/Deletions:

 

Trustee Haines opened the meeting by welcoming all Attendees to the Perry Township Board of Trustees Special Meeting, May 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm.  Trustee Haines indicated that proper notification has been provided to the media. 

 

Executive Session(s): 

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (8), after consulting with our Law Director, that the Board adjourn into Executive Session to include the Board of Trustees, Fiscal Officer, Township Law Director, Charles Hall, Township Administrator, Joyce Fetzer, Tim Putman, Dr. John Johnson and Edwin Davila and Sam Sliman, representative of the City of Canton; all necessary parties to this Executive Session; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Haines, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. DeChiara, yes.

 

The Board adjourned into Executive Session at:  4:32 pm

 

The Board adjourned from Executive Session at:  5:30 pm

 

Adjournment:

 

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Haines made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:30 pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Haines, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. DeChiara, yes.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Doug Haines, President                                                                                                 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer


Perry Township Board of Trustees

Reorganizational Meeting

January 7, 2014 7:00 pm

 

Call to Order/ Pledge of Allegiance:

Reorganizational Matters:

Appointment of Board President

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board appoint Lee Laubacher as the new Board President for the year 2014; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Appointment of Vice President

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board appoint Craig Chessler as the new Vice President for the year 2014; Seconded by Doug Haines.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Establish 2014 Annual Compensation for Board and Fiscal Officer per ORC 505.24

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board approve the establishment of the 2014 Annual Compensation for the Board of Trustees and Fiscal Officer per ORC 505.24, this establishment will remain the same as in past years; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Establish a Wage Schedule for All Non Union Bargaining Units

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board adopt a wage schedule for all Non Bargaining Unit employees for the year 2014; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Reappoint Personnel to Fiduciary and Non-Bargaining Unit Positions to Include Benefits, Terms and Conditions of Employment

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board reappoint personnel to fiduciary and non-bargaining unit positions to include the benefits, terms and conditions of employment; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Set Monthly Day and Time for Regular Meetings/Consider Revising Work Sessions from Second Tuesday of Each Month to an Allotted Time Period Prior to Regular Meetings

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board set the monthly day and time for the Board of Trustees Regular Meetings,  that being the first and Third Tuesday of each month, and also revising the Work Sessions from being the second Tuesday of each month to an allotted time period that will be announced; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Approve Receipt of All Advances from County Auditor on Property Taxes

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board approve receipt of all advances from County Auditor on property taxes; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Consider Accepting the Approval of the 2014 Township Budget – $10,403,997.15

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board consider accepting the approval of the 2014 Township Budget in the amount of $10,403,997.15; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Set Mileage Reimbursement at 56 Cents Per Mile Per Current IRS Rates

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board set the mileage reimbursement at 56 cents per mile per current IRS Rates; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Authorize Fiscal Officer to Invest Interim Funds and Conduct Operational Transfers Within Funds as Available and Necessary

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board authorize the Fiscal Officer to invest interim funds and conduct operational transfers within the funds as available and necessary; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

 

Establish Rate of Reimbursement for Uniform Clothing Allowance for Non Union Personnel Limited as Follows:

  1. 1.        Police Chief – $1,000.00
  2. 2.        Road Superintendent – $400.00
  3. 3.        Establish Uniform Allowance for Fire Chief and Deputy Chiefs to Be Equal to Employees of Collective Bargaining Units
  4. 4.       Consider Direct Payment of Supervisor/Department Head Uniform Allowance

 

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board authorize establishment of the rate of reimbursement for uniform clothing allowance for non union personnel limited as stated in the above numbered 1-4 allowances; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.  Trustee Haines stated that in number 4 of the above-numbered allowances, this is an option of either Direct Payment of Supervisor or the Department Head Uniform Allowance.

 

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Consider the Appointment for Another Term ~ Eric Vick as Board of Zoning Appeals Member and David Ramos as Zoning Commission member and Mildred Kowel as Alternate

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the reappointment of Eric Vick to a full term on the Board of Zoning Appeals, reappoint David Ramos to a full term on the Zoning Commission and also reappoint Mildred Kowel to a full term on the Zoning Commission as the alternate; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Consider Increasing Each Department Supervisor’s Spending Limit from the Board’s Resolution Limitation of $1,000.00 to the Statutory Spending Limit of $2,500.00

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board authorize the increase of each Department Supervisor’s spending limit from the Board’s resolution limitation of $1,000.00 to the statutory spending limit of $2,500.00; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Consider Utilizing GovDeals.com Auction Site for Calendar Year 2014

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board consider utilizing the GovDeals.com auction site for the calendar year 2014; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Consider Providing Each Department Head with a Credit Card, One Account Sequentially Numbered, in Concurrence with the Current Township Credit Card Policy

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board consider providing each Department Head with a credit card, one account sequentially numbered in concurrence with the current Township Credit Card Policy; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes.

Consider Reappointment of Employee Safety Committee to Include Administrator, Zoning Inspector, Department Heads, one (1) Union Representative as Elected by Each Union and One (1) Part Time Fire Fighter/Medic

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board consider the reappointment of the Employee Safety Committee to include the Administrator, Zoning Inspector, Department Heads, one (1) union representative as elected by each union and one (1) part time fire fighter/medic.

There was a brief discussion regarding this Employee Safety Committee and Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board table this matter for further consideration; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Consider Revisions of Video Service Provider

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board establish a video service provider franchise fee of 5% of gross revenue as defined in ORC 1332.32 (B)(1) and advertising revenue as defined in ORC 1332.32 (B)(2); Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Excused absence:  Scott Weckbacher, Attending Regional Planning Meeting

Additions/Deletions to Agenda:  None.

Public Hearings/Invited Guests:

Communications: 

Letter to the Board from William Cherry

Road Superintendent Masalko gave a brief explanation concerning a call received by the Road Department regarding a pot hole on Richville Drive.  The road crew was not able to initially patch this hole because of the inclement weather.  Resident William Cherry also hit this pothole and damaged two (2) of his vehicle’s tires.  After a brief discussion, the Board came to a decision to reimburse Mr. Cherry for one-half of his tire replacement expense. 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board make an offer, also as a moral obligation, to reimburse Mr. Cherry one-half of the amount incurred for the replacement of his tires, based on the invoice he has submitted before the Board; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

Fiscal Officer Schlegel inquired of the Board as to what fund this amount would be paid out of, Road Department or the General Fund.  The Board agreed to have this amount taken from the General Fund.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Public Speaks on items up for Board Approval: None.

Township Business requiring Board Action: None.

Unfinished Business:   None.

New Business:

Trustee Laubacher made a motion to accept the pending warrants of bills for the week ending December 24, 2013 in the amount of $4,221.89 and bills and payroll for the week ending December 31, 2013 in the amount of $210,416.78 and bills for the week ending January 7, 2014 in the amount of $50,847.57 for a combined total of $265,486.24; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Fiscal Officer: 

Trustee Laubacher made a motion to accept the minutes of the December 10, 2013 and December 17, 2013 Meetings; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Consider Setting a Date for Street Lighting Hearing ~ Petitioner: Sue Williams – 4908 13th Street SW, Canton

Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that he received a lighting petition from Sue Williams. The request is for one (1) light for three (3) parcels.  The Board is to set the hearing for this lighting district within thirty (30) days for February 4, 2014.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board schedule for public hearing the Petition for street lighting submitted by Sue Williams for 4908 13th Street SW, that hearing to be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the Board’s attention may be had; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Administration: 

Consider CLOUT Renewal

Administrator Fetzer stated that the Board has received the annual invoice from OTARMA (Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority) concerning the opportunity to renew the CLOUT (Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships) membership.  The Board has been a member of CLOUT for the past eleven (11) years.  Administrator Fetzer is requesting that the Board authorize the renewal of membership in the amount of $200.00, payable to the Ohio Township Association by January 27, 2014.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board renew its membership in CLOUT for the applicable registration fee of $200.00; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Consider Accepting a $500.00 Bicentennial Donation from Massillon Cable TV, Inc.

Administrator Fetzer stated that the Bicentennial Committee has received a donation from Massillon Cable in the amount of $500.00.  The Bicentennial Committee appreciates the generous sponsorship and in recognition of the sponsorship, Massillon Cable will receive a “Captain Wall Plaque”.  Administrator Fetzer is requesting the Board to consider accepting the above-stated donation in the amount of $500.00 to the Perry Township Bicentennial Fund.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board accept the donation from Massillon Cable in the amount of $500.00 to the Perry Township Bicentennial Fund; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Consider Adjustment of GovDeals Auction Item

Administrator Fetzer stated that the Board had previously authorized the placement of the 1988 Ford Dump Truck, attachment before the Board, to be placed on GovDeals.com with a reserved amount of $6,000.00 as recommended by the Head Road Mechanic.  The truck should have had a reserve amount of $4,500.00 as the truck was being sold without any additional equipment attached to it.  As a result of the auction, we received a bid of $4,600.00 (that would have been $100.00 over the asking price).  The head mechanic and Road Superintendent are recommending that the Board accept the current bid of $4,600.00 for the dump truck.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board revise the amount as determined to be the fair market value of the 1988 Ford Dump Truck from $6,000.00 to $4,500.00 and further authorize that upon proper bid and acceptance bid that we authorize the sale of the bid of $4,600.00 for the sale of the truck; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

Trustee Chessler verified of Administrator Fetzer that the reason for the previously authorized placement of the 1988 Ford Dump Truck for a reserve amount of $6,000.00 was a miscommunication as it should have been $4,500.00.  Administrator Fetzer stated that was correct.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Fire Department:

Consider the Resignation of Nicole Silla PT Firefighter/Medic

Fire Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of part-time firefighter-paramedic, Nicole Silla, effective Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Chief Martin stated that Nicole has been a member of the Department since January 2002 and is presently working on her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and working fulltime.  Nicole does not feel that she can fulfill the requirements of the department and focus on other aspects of her life.  Chief Martin stated that Nicole has always been an exceptional member of the department and is welcome to return if she has more time available.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board accept the resignation of part-time firefighter-paramedic, Nicole Silla, effective Tuesday, January 7, 2014; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Consider the Resignation of Joseph Bartolone PT Firefighter/Medic

Fire Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of part-time firefighter-paramedic, Joseph JR Bartolone, effective Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Chief Martin stated that JR has been a member of the department since June 2001.  Presently, JR is a fulltime firefighter with the City of Warren, Ohio and also has several other part-time interests consuming his time.  Chief Martin stated that JR will be sorely missed. 

Trustee Haines inquired of Chief Martin what the status of the application/interviewing process was regarding the replacement of the individuals that have resigned.  Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department has interviewed approximately 15 candidates that will be presented in groups of two (2) to be presented before the Board to be sworn it and then eight (8) or nine (9) more candidates to be sworn in during the month of February. 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that, based on the letter submitted by Joseph Bartolone dated Friday, January 3, 2014, the Board accept his letter of resignation effective January 7, 2014; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Police Department:

Consider Accepting $1000 Donation from Amvets

Police Chief Pomesky stated that the Police Department is requesting the Board of Trustees to accept a donation from Amvets Post #12 in the amount of $1,000.00.  Representatives from the Amvets organization came to the Police Department on December 20, 2013 to give this donation in an effort to help with equipment costs or any additional costs at the Police Department.  Chief Pomesky stated that Amvets is very supportive of the Police Department and complimentary of the Township in general. 

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board accept a donation from Amvets Post #12 in the amount of $1,000.00 for the Perry Township Police Department received on December 20, 2013; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Road Department:

Consider Authorization to Solicit Quotes for 2014 Road Materials

Road Superintendent Masalko stated that the Road Department is requesting that the Board authorize the Road Department to send out a request to local material venders to obtain a list of prices for materials needed for the 2014 fiscal year.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Road Superintendent to solicit price quotations for the year 2014 for the purchase of certain road materials to be used by the Road Department and that these quotes will be accepted at the Road Department, 1500 Jackson Avenue SW, Massillon, up to and including until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  These quotes will then be presented and accepted by the Board of Trustees that evening at 7:00 pm.; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Haines, yes

Consider Approval of District 19 OPWC Letter Concerning Summerdale/Partridge Storm Sewer Project

Road Superintendent Masalko stated that Engineer Karl Oprisch is joining him this evening to help explain a letter to be sent to Jeff Dotson, the Administrator for District 19 OPWC (Ohio Public Works Commission).  As the Board is aware, this is the third year that the Township has asked for funding from the OPWC.  After meeting with the Stark County Engineer’s Office, it was decided to ask District 19 if the Township can take the $408,000 and the amount of the loan.

Mr. Oprisch also explained that this letter is asking District 19 to consider allowing the Township to split the project into two phases.  Mr. Oprisch stated that by making this request, it keeps the other part of the project that will not be able to be constructed with the available money, eligible for future funding applications.  The second part of the letter is asking for the available money to be given to the Township with a grant and this will allow the Township to proceed with doing basically the southern half of the project from the ditch and including Partridge all the way down to the southern end of Summerdale under this first phase.

More discussion followed regarding this matter.

Road Superintendent Masalko stated that phase one of this project would be replacing the pipe underneath Summerdale and parts of Partridge.   Trustee Chessler stated that the Board is in unanimous agreement about getting this project accomplished.

Law Director: None.

Zoning: None.

Parks/Recycling: None.

Department Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

Administration: None.

Fire Department: None.

Parks/Recycling: None.

Police Department:

November Statistics

Road Department: None.

Zoning: None.  

Law Director: None.

Announcements:

~Trustee Laubacher stated that Tuesday, January 21, 2014 is the next scheduled Regular Meeting since there will be no Work Session on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  The Trustees will be having a Work Session at 6:30 pm prior to the Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Regular Meeting to discuss Road and Police Levies for 2014.

~Christmas Trees will be accepted at the Road Department from December 26, 2013 through January 30, 2014 during normal recycling hours:  Monday–10 am-6 pm; Tuesday through Thursday–8 am- 2 pm; Friday—9 am-5 pm; Saturday—8 am-2 pm

~Bicentennial Kickoff Dinner – Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Exploration Gateway.  Reservations can be made at www.perrytwp.com

Public Speaks-Open Forum:

William Ensalaco, 3145 Ventura Circle NW, Massillon, OH  44646 – Mr. Ensalaco stated that he had a question about the three school traffic signals on Genoa Avenue.  Why are these school traffic signals still on when school is out for the holiday break.  Mr. Ensalaco stated that he wasn’t sure of the cost that would be spent on this.  Trustee Haines stated that this matter was worth noting and thanked Mr. Ensalaco for his concerns.

Timothy Blythe, 2956 Bridgeton St. NW, Massillon, OH  44646 – Mr. Blythe inquired of Mr. Laubacher regarding his earlier comment concerning taking loans out for road projects and asked him to share what current loans are outstanding.

Trustee Laubacher stated that the project at West Manor was an example of one loan and added that when he referred to loans, it is in regard to loans from the state for road projects. 

Mr. Blythe asked if there were any other outstanding loans within the Township.  Trustee Laubacher stated that the Township has a loan for the Fasnacht Farm as well as the Police Station.  Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that Fasnacht Farm and the Police Station are bonds, but are considered loans.

Executive Session(s): 

Trustee Laubacher  made a motion that the Board adjourn into an Executive Session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) concerning discipline, demotion, preferred charges of police personnel to include the Board, Fiscal Officer, Law Director and Police Chief; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.   Mr. Haines, yes.

The Board adjourned into Executive Session at: 7:48 pm

The Board adjourned from Executive Session at: 7:57pm

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board accept the resignation of Brian Carbenia, effective April 1, 2014 with his last day of work being Sunday, January 5, 2014.  Mr. Carbenia will use vacation and comp time with the last day being Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at midnight; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.   Mr. Haines, yes.

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Haines made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes.   Mr. Haines, yes.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Lee Laubacher, President                                                                                             Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

 

 

Perry Township Board of Trustees

Re-Organizational Meeting

January 8, 2013 7:00pm

Pledge of Allegiance:

Reorganizational Matters:

A.  Appointment of Board President

Trustee Chessler made a motion that for the year 2013 the Board of Trustees appoint Doug Haines to be Board President; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Trustee Haines, yes. 

B.  Appointment of Vice President

Trustee Chessler made a motion that for the year 2013 the Board of Trustees appoint Lee Laubacher to be Vice President of the Board; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

C.  Reappoint personnel to fiduciary and non- bargaining unit positions to include benefits and terms and conditions of employment

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board re-appoint personnel to fiduciary and non-bargaining unit positions to include benefits and terms and conditions of employment; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

D.  Set monthly day and time for regular meetings/work sessions

Trustee Haines made a  motion that the Board hold regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month and work session on the second Tuesday of each month with a starting time of 7:00pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

E.  Approve receipt of all advances from County Auditor on real and personal property taxes

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board approve the receipt of all advances from the County Auditor on real and personal property taxes; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

F.  Consider accepting the approval of the 2013 Township Budget- $ 11,030,526.85

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board accept the 2013 Township Budget of $11,030,526.85; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

G.  Set mileage reimbursement at 56.5 cents per mile per current IRS rates

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board set mileage reimbursement at 56.5 cents per mile per current IRS rates; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

H.  Authorize Fiscal Officer to invest interim funds and conduct operational transfers within funds as available and necessary

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Fiscal Officer to invest interim funds and conduct operational transfers within funds as available and necessary; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

I.  Establish rate of reimbursement for uniform clothing allowance for non union personnel limited as follows:

Police Chief – $1,000.00, Road Superintendent – $ 400.00 and establish uniform allowance for fire chief and deputy chiefs to be equal to employees of collective bargaining units

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board establish the rate of reimbursement for uniform clothing allowance for non union personnel limited as follows: Police Chief- $1,000.00, Road Superintendent- $400.00 and the uniform allowance for fire chief and deputy chiefs to be equal to employees of collective bargaining units; Second by Trustee Chessler.

Trustee Laubacher inquired if they needed to include a uniform allowance for the Deputy Police Chief.  Chief Pomesky stated that Deputy Chief Carbenia’s uniform allowance should be the same as his.

Motion withdrawn.

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board establish the rate of reimbursement for uniform clothing allowance for non union personnel limited as follows: Police Chief- $1,000.00, Deputy Police Chief- $1,000.00, Road Superintendent- $400.00, Assistant Road Superintendent- $400.00 and the uniform allowance for fire chief and deputy chiefs to be equal to employees of collective bargaining units; Second by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

J.  Consider the appointment of Marc Shefelton as Board of Zoning Appeals member and Ruth Braid as Zoning Commission member for another term

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board appoint Marc Shefelton as Board of Zoning Appeals member and Ruth Braid as Zoning Commission member for another term; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

Trustee Chessler noted that Mr. Weckbacher indicated that both individuals as well as the Zoning Boards wished for the reappointments.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Excused absence:  Scott Weckbacher, Zoning Inspector- Stark County Regional Planning

Additions/Deletions to Agenda:

Trustee Haines stated that the Board will remove the item of “Salary Continuation” under the Fire Department as it will be tabled for later action.

Public Hearings/Invited Guests:

Communications: 

Consider the Appointment of Volunteer Fire Fighter Dependency Board- Submitted by Adam Silla, Assistant District Chief

Chief Martin stated that it is a requirement that the Board appoint two (2) members each year to the Volunteer Fire Fighter Dependency Board per the Ohio Revised Code.  Trustee Haines stated that the current members appointed to this Board are Adam Silla, Assistant District Chief and Larry Sedlock, Deputy Chief.  Chief Martin stated that is correct.  Trustee Chessler verified that this Board meets when needed.  Chief Martin stated that it correct. The Volunteer Fire Fighter Dependency Board only meets in the case of death.  Trustee Chessler stated that generally the current members are reappointed unless they do not want to serve again or the Board of Trustees has an objection.  Trustee Chessler inquired if Assistant District Chief Silla and Deputy Chief Sedlock wished to continue to be members of the Board.  Chief Martin stated that he believed so.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board pursuant to their obligations appoint Adam Silla and Larry Sedlock to the Volunteer Fire Fighter Dependency Board for an additional term; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Brittany Ford- Discussion of Snow Mobile Concerns

Trustee Haines stated that the Board will discuss concerns brought to their attention by Brittany Ford regarding motorized vehicles, motorcycles and snow mobiles in her neighborhood.  Mr. Hall stated that Trustee Chessler forwarded him the complaints filed by Mrs. Ford.  Previously the complaints were about dirt bikes/ four-wheelers.  Mr. Hall stated that at that time he drafted a “Home Rule” resolution for the Board to consider.  The matter at that time seemed to have been informally resolved and no formal action was taken.  Mr. Hall stated that since then he has redrafted that “Home Rule” resolution to specifically included snow mobiles and “motorized recreational vehicles.” 

Mr. Hall reminded the Board of the issue of enforcement regarding this matter.  All of the activities are occurring on private property.  It becomes a question of limiting hours of operation so it is not restricting lawful activity but is still protecting the privacy and nuisance concerns of the neighboring property owners.  Mr. Hall stated that the Board will need to revisit that to determine the suggested limited hours of operation.  Mr. Hall also reminded the Board that this is not a criminal offense.  No arrests will be made and their will not be a confiscation of equipment.  This is a civil citation under the limited “Home Rule” authority of the Township.  Once the civil citation is issued they will be required to pay a fine.  If the cited individual does not pay the fine then the Township would have to civilly sue the individual through court. 

Mr. Hall asked the Board to review the drafted resolution regarding this matter.  Then, when the Board is more prepared a discussion can be had to determine the restricted hours of operation, enforcement and citation process.  Trustee Laubacher inquired if Trustee Chessler ever got the involved parties together to mediate the issue.  Trustee Chessler stated that at that time he contacted the Stark County Mediation Program and the mediator indicated that they would be willing to waive or drastically reduce the fees in this unique circumstance.  The fundamental requirement is that the parties come to it voluntarily and agree to participate in a meaningful way.  Trustee Chessler stated that after getting back with the involved parties he did not sense immediately that they were willing to do that.  Trustee Chessler stated that he allowed some time for the idea to sink in and he never heard back.  Mediation may not be a workable thing.  Trustee Chessler stated that he has spoken with Mrs. Ford and invited her to attend this evenings meeting and assured her that this matter would be on the agenda for discussion.  This issue is back before the Board at square one.  Trustee Chessler stated that for the reasons the Law Director has outlined the Board is considering legislation to restrict people’s use of their personal property to try and balance the interest of people that are living in a residential area and that is a significant thing to do and he wouldn’t want to do that based on an isolated situation.  It was suggested that a wide spread effort be made to see if this problem exists in other areas or if there are people that find the same objections.  If there isn’t such opposition or if there isn’t such a call for the Board to legislate or restrict people’s use of private property then that could be obstructive too.  Trustee Chessler stated that he believes that there needs to be more fact gathering to find out if a problem that is very serious to some is wide spread or not.

Mrs. Ford stated that the reason they decided not to go through mediation is because they did not know what the enforcement process would be for the terms developed during mediation.  Mrs. Ford stated that she spoke with the mediator who indicated that they knew the actual owner of the field and they did not feel comfortable with that.  Mrs. Ford stated that last July 4 weekend she was in contact with one of the grand children of the owner of the property.  Mrs. Ford stated that she tried to get in contact with the owner so that they could sit down in mediation to solve the issues.  The owner never got back with Mrs. Ford.  After that, the dirt bike issues escalated.  Mrs. Ford stated that she is concerned about what the Board has in mind in regards to the hours of limitation.  Mrs. Ford stated that she has talked to some people from other areas of the Township that have the same problems and she would be willing to gather that information for the Board.  Trustee Laubacher verified that the mediator knew the other party involved and did not want to do it.  Mrs. Ford stated that was correct and that the mediator stated it would not be beneficial if one party knew the mediator and the other did not.  Mrs. Ford stated that they did say that they may be able to get a different mediator but they decided not to go that route.  Trustee Chessler stated that mediation is not an adversarial process.  It is a process that the parties voluntarily go into to settle their differences on terms that the mediator helps fashion.  The mediator doesn’t take sides or a position.  The fact that the mediator may know someone may cause a problem for you but it’s not a problem that is realistic.  Mrs. Ford stated that she understands the process of mediation but she and some of her neighbors were concerned that the mediator may be biased if they knew the other party.  An unidentified gentleman in the audience stated that he also lives in the neighborhood and shares the same concerns as Mrs. Ford. There have been times when he has tried to discuss this matter with the father of the boys riding on the recreational vehicles and nothing has been resolved.  Trustee Haines stated that previously the issue with the dirt bikes slowed down when the kids went back to school.  The usage of the snow mobiles was probably more due to the kids being on Christmas break from school.  Trustee Haines inquired if the snow mobile usage has decreased since Christmas break is over and the kids are back in school.  The residents stated that the usage has decreased.

Trustee Chessler inquired how the Board can not limit or prevent getting their “skin pealed off” the following week after something like this is adopted from somebody living in Richville that has fifteen (15) acres and half a mile between them and their neighbor, if the Board limits the use of recreational vehicles to the satisfaction of the Ford’s.  The unidentified gentleman stated that when shooting a gun you have to be one hundred (100) yards away from any households.  This gentleman also stated that the last time this was discussed he brought in legislation from another entity regarding “off roading” which states that they must be at least three hundred (300) feet away from any household or livestock.  If you have fifteen (15) acres then that is a good field to ride in and you would meet the criteria.  Mrs. Ford stated that this particular dirt bike track is literally fifty (50) feet from her back door and that is the biggest issue.  Trustee Chessler inquired if there was a part of the field that would be one hundred (100) feet away.  Mrs. Ford stated that they would be on the other side of the field but there are households on all sides.  Mr. Hall stated that Trustee Chessler (a seasoned Trustee and Attorney) is recognizing the difficultly of what will happen if this is challenged in court. If an activity is lawful, to unduly restrict it to make it unlawful may be a violation of a person’s property rights.  Mr. Hall stated that he needs to have a separate meeting and discussion with the Board so that he can discuss quite candidly three (3) things; area, distance and time.  Drafting legislation at any government level is very difficult because you have to balance the desires of the concerned versus the desires of the people engaging in the activity so that it is fair for everyone.  Trustee Laubacher inquired if the noise from the recreational vehicles is the biggest concern.  Mrs. Ford stated that for the most part the noise is the biggest concern but in the summer the dust is also really bad.  The Board thanked Mrs. Ford for coming to the meeting and sharing her concerns.

Public Speaks on items up for Board Approval: None.

Township Business requiring Board Action: None.

Unfinished Business: None.

New Business:

Trustee Haines made a motion to approve bills and payroll in the amount of $262,543.98 for the week ending January 1, 2013 and bills in the amount of $12,867.95 for the weekend ending January 8, 2013 for a combined total of $275,411.93; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Fiscal Officer: 

Trustee Chessler made a motion to accept the minutes of the December 18, 2012 Regular Meeting; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Administration: 

Consider Renewal of CLOUT Membership

Administrator Fetzer stated that the Board received a document regarding the annual renewal of the CLOUT membership.  CLOUT stands for the Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Township’s and was developed in 1995 in order to provide assistance to local governments through the litigation fund.  CLOUT supports a variety of causes which potentially impact the Township.  As a member of CLOUT, the Board will continue to enjoy a variety of benefits.  Perry Township has been a member of CLOUT for over a decade.  Administrator Fetzer requested that the Board consider renewing the Township’s CLOUT membership.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board renew its membership with CLOUT for the upcoming year; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Fire Department: None.

Police Department:

Consider Renewal of Archiving Maintenance Agreement

Chief Pomesky asked the Board to consider the renewal of the archiving maintenance agreement.  Each Board member received a copy of the agreement which archives the department’s emails.  The cost to renew this agreement annually is $1,080.00.  Over three (3) years the total expenditure would be $3,240.00.  There is an offer that if the Police Department renews the archiving maintenance agreement for a three (3) year term the cost will only be $2,797.20 saving the department approximately $147.60 yearly.  Chief Pomesky recommended that the Board consider the approval of the three (3) year term at a cost not to exceed $2,797.20.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board approve the renewal of the archiving maintenance agreement for the Police Department at a cost not to exceed $2,797.20; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Road Department:

Consider Dismissal of Casual Employees- Sam Davis and Dennis Resler

Mr. Masalko stated that due to other obligations Mr. Davis and Mr. Resler are no longer able to serve the Road Department as casual employees.  Mr. Masalko asked the Board to consider approval the dismissal of Mr. Davis and Mr. Resler.  Trustee Chessler inquired if the employees have indicated the desire to submit a letter of resignation.  Mr. Masalko stated no and that the decision was discussed over a phone call but he could ask them to submit letters of resignation if the Board would like.  The Board agreed that they would like to receive resignation letters before moving forward with this matter.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board table the dismissal of Mr. Davis and Mr. Resler until the next regular meeting so that resignation letters can be obtained;  Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Consider Supplemental Employees

Mr. Masalko stated that after speaking with other Department Heads and other Township the Road Department is asking that in the event of a large snow storm, tornados, large storms and disasters they could use Police/Fire Assistant Mechanic and his vehicle as well as employees and vehicles from Parks/Recycle.  This would assist with snow and ice removal or storm/disaster clean up.  Mr. Masalko stated that other Township’s are starting to restructure and this is all going to be under a Director of Public Works.  Other surrounding cities also use employees from other departments to assist with these duties.  Trustee Haines inquired if there were any issues with this from a union stand point.  Mr. Hall stated that there are not any issues from a union stand point because there is a section of the contract that specifically permits casual employees.  Mr. Hall stated that before the Board takes action on this matter he wanted to point out three (3) things that the Board should keep in mind.  Any full-time employees with overtime hours must be paid at the higher rate of pay.  Those employees that are part-time are held to the 1,500 hour limitation.  Also, in 2014 the Health Care Reform Act will go into affect and the Board will need to be mindful of those requirements as well.  Mr. Schlegel noted that Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Edwards have already signed letters regarding the 1,500 hour requirement.  Mr. Hall stated that the Township will have to revisit that because that was drafted to become in compliance with state law.  Mr. Hall stated that he is still waiting on the language and rules from the federal government to find out if that is permitted under federal law. 

Trustee Haines stated that Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Bergmann are the only employees that are properly licensed to be able to do this work.  Mr. Masalko stated that is correct.  Trustee Haines stated that Mr. Bergmann is already listed as a casual employee but Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Edwards will just be used during the work day.  Mr. Masalko stated that was correct.  Trustee Laubacher inquired if Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Edwards would be using the big plow trucks.  Mr. Masalko stated that they would be using the Parks/Recycling trucks. 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Road Superintendent to use supplemental employees and further direct the Road Superintendent to be mindful of the legal limitations and restrictions on the use of part-time employees and to the extent possible use those supplemental employees that are already deemed as casual employees during their normal work hours so as to remain in compliance with these limitations; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

Law Director:

Public Status Report of Collective Bargaining Negotiations for Police, Fire and Road Departments

Mr. Hall stated that the Board of Trustees has decided that the non-union employees within the Township will remain at the 2012 rate of pay.  Mr. Hall stated that he felt that it was important to inform the Board, Department Heads and general public that all of the collective bargaining unions (Police, Fire and Road) have reached tentative agreements.  This has been a very pleasant process.  For a year and a half there have been dyer economic predictions and the Board has been trying to communicate to the public that the general fund budget is in worse conditions than it has ever been in.  All of the unions have acknowledged and stepped up to the plate. In 2013, the union employees will not be receiving a pay raise.  All of the unions have agreed to take a 0% pay raise and remain at the 2012 rates.  Some of the unions have also given other concessions, relinquished other benefits and are making other contributions to keep operating within their budgets.  The employees understand the economic restraints that the general fund is in and they are taking steps to do what they can do.  The union members are sacrificing along with the Department Heads and the non-union members.  Mr. Hall asked the Board to reserve the right to take action at the January 15, 2013 work session.  Mr. Hall stated that by Friday he hopes to have to the Board the signed tentative agreements and will ask them to review and approve next Tuesday.  Mr. Hall stated that he already has the road union contract in hand and he, Trustee Chessler and Assistant Road Superintendent Young are going through that to make sure it is complete.  There are a few things to hash out with the fire guys but they are very, very close.  Mr. Hall stated that they are just waiting on language from the police patrol union on two (2) articles.  Mr. Hall stated that realistically he anticipates being in the position to recommend approval at next Tuesday’s work session.  Trustee Laubacher inquired if the agreements are good for one (1) year.  Mr. Hall stated that the contract agreements are good for three (3) years.

Zoning: None.

Parks/Recycling: None.

Executive Session(s):  None.

Department Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

Administration: None.

Fire Department: None.

Parks/Recycling: None.

Police Department: None.

Road Department: None.

Zoning: None.  

Law Director: None.

Upcoming Events:

A.            Christmas Trees will be accepted at the Road Department from December 26, 2012 through        January 30, 2013, during normal Recycling hours: Monday- 10:00am to 6:00pm, Tuesday-  Thursday 8:00am to 2:00pm, Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm.

B.            The Board reserved the right to take action at the January 15, 2013 Work Session.

Public Speaks-Open Forum: None.

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:53pm; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

ROLL CALL: Trustee Haines, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  Mr. Chessler, yes. 

 

Doug Haines, President                                                                     

Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

Perry Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting

January 31, 2012 1:00pm

Call to Order:

Present: Trustee Chessler, Trustee Laubacher and Fiscal Officer Schlegel.

Trustee Chessler stated that the purpose of this special meeting is to have further discussions for the replacement for the vacant Trustee’s position created by Anna Capaldi’s departure.  The Board has fulfilled their obligation of notification to the media outlets.

Executive Session:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn into executive session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to discuss the appointment of a public official to include the Trustees and Fiscal Officer; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

The Board adjourned into executive session at: 1:01pm

The Board adjourned from executive session at: 3:22pm

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board appoint Doug Haines to the vacant Trustees position effective 11:59pm on February 1, 2012; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

Trustee Chessler and Trustee Laubacher asked that the Township prepare and send letters of appreciation and thanks to all of the individuals who submitted their credentials to be considered for this position.  The Board appreciates members of the community who have taken their time to put themselves out there to seek this job for the balance of this year and the next.

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:24pm; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

 

Craig E. Chessler, President                                     

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

Perry Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting

January 31, 2012 1:00pm

Call to Order:

Present: Trustee Chessler, Trustee Laubacher and Fiscal Officer Schlegel.

Trustee Chessler stated that the purpose of this special meeting is to have further discussions for the replacement for the vacant Trustee’s position created by Anna Capaldi’s departure.  The Board has fulfilled their obligation of notification to the media outlets.

Executive Session:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn into executive session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to discuss the appointment of a public official to include the Trustees and Fiscal Officer; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

The Board adjourned into executive session at: 1:01pm

The Board adjourned from executive session at: 3:22pm

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board appoint Doug Haines to the vacant Trustees position effective 11:59pm on February 1, 2012; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

Trustee Chessler and Trustee Laubacher asked that the Township prepare and send letters of appreciation and thanks to all of the individuals who submitted their credentials to be considered for this position.  The Board appreciates members of the community who have taken their time to put themselves out there to seek this job for the balance of this year and the next.

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:24pm; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

 

Craig E. Chessler, President                                     

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

Perry Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting

January 25, 2012 6:00pm

Call to Order:

Present: Trustee Chessler, Trustee Laubacher, Fiscal Officer Schlegel and Administrator Fetzer

Trustee Chessler stated that the purpose of this special meeting is to have further discussions for the replacement for the vacant Trustee’s position and to consider resolution for the 2012 ODNR grant submission.  The Board has fulfilled their obligation of notification to the media outlets.

Consider Resolution for 2012 ODNR Grant Submission

Trustee Chessler stated that the Board previously indicated their support of an application to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources/ Land and Water Conservation for a grant application.   The Board now needs to provide more specific information.  Trustee Chessler stated that it is his understanding that the Township will be submitting the grant application as the applicant in partnership with the Perry Youth Soccer Organization and an in kind donation from Perry High School- Building Trades Class.  The monetary donation from the Perry Youth Soccer Organization is expected to be a fifty (50) percent contribution to be matched by the grant funding.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Township Administrator to take all steps necessary to submit an application to ODNR/ Land and Water Conservation 2012 and all other steps that are necessary for the completion of the process; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

Executive Session:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn into executive session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to discuss the appointment of a public official to include the Trustees and Fiscal Officer; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

The Board adjourned into executive session at: 4:04pm

The Board adjourned from executive session at: 6:23pm

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Laubacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:23pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

 

Craig E. Chessler, President                                          

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

Perry Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting

January 25, 2012 6:00pm

Call to Order:

Present: Trustee Chessler, Trustee Laubacher, Fiscal Officer Schlegel and Administrator Fetzer

Trustee Chessler stated that the purpose of this special meeting is to have further discussions for the replacement for the vacant Trustee’s position and to consider resolution for the 2012 ODNR grant submission.  The Board has fulfilled their obligation of notification to the media outlets.

Consider Resolution for 2012 ODNR Grant Submission

Trustee Chessler stated that the Board previously indicated their support of an application to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources/ Land and Water Conservation for a grant application.   The Board now needs to provide more specific information.  Trustee Chessler stated that it is his understanding that the Township will be submitting the grant application as the applicant in partnership with the Perry Youth Soccer Organization and an in kind donation from Perry High School- Building Trades Class.  The monetary donation from the Perry Youth Soccer Organization is expected to be a fifty (50) percent contribution to be matched by the grant funding.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Township Administrator to take all steps necessary to submit an application to ODNR/ Land and Water Conservation 2012 and all other steps that are necessary for the completion of the process; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

Executive Session:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn into executive session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to discuss the appointment of a public official to include the Trustees and Fiscal Officer; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

The Board adjourned into executive session at: 4:04pm

The Board adjourned from executive session at: 6:23pm

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Laubacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:23pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

 

Craig E. Chessler, President                                          

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

Perry Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting

January 17, 2012 6:00pm

Call to Order:

Present: Trustee Chessler, Trustee Laubacher and Fiscal Officer Schlegel.

Trustee Chessler stated that the purpose of the special meeting is to consider and discuss the replacement for the vacancy of the Trustee’s position.

Executive Session:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn into executive session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to discuss the appointment of a public official to include the Trustees; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

The Board adjourned into executive session at: 6:01pm

The Board adjourned from executive session at: 6:30pm

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Laubacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:30pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

 

Craig E. Chessler, President          

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

 

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Perry Township Board of Trustees

Regular Meeting

January 17, 2012 7:00pm

Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance:

Excused absence:  Chief Martin, Fire Department.

Additions/Deletions to Agenda: None.

Public Hearings/Invited Guests: None.

Communications:  None.

Public Speaks on items up for Board Approval: None.

Township Business requiring Board Action:

Unfinished Business:

Consider Request for Stop Signs at Citadel and Marion

Trustee Chessler stated that previously the Board received a request in writing with an attached petition.  The request was for the installation of stop signs at the corner of Citadel Ave. and Marion Ave. NW.  The concerns were regarding sight distance, speeding vehicles and concerns of alike.  The petition was signed by many of the residents who live in the area.  The Board did have some discussions at that time and referred the matter to the Road Superintendent and Police Department.  Chief Pomesky has submitted to the Board a record of Ohio Traffic Crash Reports indicating the history that the Township has of traffic crashes in that specific area.  Mr. Masalko asked for the assistance of the Stark County Engineer in giving the Township direction for the proper consideration and warrants for the placement of a stop sign. 

The Board received a letter from the Stark County Engineers Office dated December 16, 2011 from Brian Cole, Traffic/Highway Engineer which stated the following “Per your request our office is looking into the intersection of Marion Ave. and Citadel Ave. in regards to stop control.  We referred to the Ohio Manual of Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Traffic Engineering Manual and attached copies of certain relevant sections that give guidance and support for stop sign applications.  After our review of the intersection in question we offer the following for the proper stop control and sight distance.  The traffic volumes at this intersection are very light and would not meet minimum volumes needed to warrant a three (3) way stop condition.  In reviewing the accident data between 2006 and 2011 there was one (1) single accident in 2009 within the intersection.  According to Section: 2B-07 of the OMUTCD, a crash problem is considered five (5) or more accidents reported within a twelve (12) month period that are susceptible to correction by a multi-way stop.  Based on our study of the intersection and review of the warrants for a multi-way stop, a three (3) way stop condition is not warranted at this time.  Also, during our field review it appeared that the majority of vehicles traveling along Marion Avenue were not obeying the posted twenty-five (25) mile per hour speed limit.  The Township should pursue every effort to have the existing speed limit enforced by local law enforcement.”

Trustee Chessler stated that was the conclusion of Stark County Engineer, Keith Bennett.  As the Board is aware the Township does have a Road Department but guidance is received from the Stark County Engineers Office.  The Stark County Engineers Office is guided by statutory devices.  The Township has reviewed many stop signs before and applied the same criteria.  Chief Pomesky stated that the Police Department has taken the necessary steps to put the intersection of Citadel Avenue and Marion Avenue on the extra patrol list.

Trustee Chessler suggested that Mr. Masalko prepare a cover letter to Mr. Mango notifying him that the Board has considered this petition and include a copy of the letter from the Stark County Engineer with the attachments that would specifically speak to using stop signs for speed control.  Also, put a reference in the letter that the Police Chief is aware of this situation and this area has been added to the extra patrol log.  Trustee Chessler asked that Mr. Mango and his neighbors let the Board know of any particular times and days of the week that this issue seems to be a more prominent problem. 

New Business:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to approve bills in the amount of $134,781.04 for the week ending January 17, 2012; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

Fiscal Officer: 

Trustee Chessler made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 10, 2012 Work Session; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

Administration:  None.

Fire Department:

Consider Hiring Part-time FF/ EMT- P Nicholas Abramson

Deputy Chief Abbott stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board consider the hiring of part-time firefighter/ EMT-P Nicholas Abramson.  Mr. Abramson is currently part-time with Canton Township and Nimishillen Township, is a member of the Canton City SWAT team, holds his Ohio Peace Officer certification and is a Beginning Paramedic ALS Instructor.  If the Board approves the hiring of Mr. Abramson, he will be assigned to Station #1 and his probationary period will be up to the determination of the Fire Chief.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board hire Nicholas Abramson as a probationary part-time firefighter EMT-P who will be afforded all benefits applicable to part-time employees with an effective hire date of Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  Mr. Abramson will be assigned to Station #1 and will be required to complete all requirements placed on probationary members with total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

Consider Hiring Part-time FF/ EMT- B Eric Keagy

Deputy Chief Abbott stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board consider the hiring of part-time firefighter/ EMT-B Eric Keagy.  Mr. Keagy will be assigned to Station #3 with a probationary period of one (1) year.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board hire Eric Keagy as a probationary part-time firefighter EMT-B who will be afforded all benefits applicable to part-time employees with an effective hire date of Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  Mr. Keagy will be assigned to Station #3 and will be required to complete all requirements placed on probationary members with total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

Consider Hiring Part-time FF/ EMT- B Zachary Hart

Deputy Chief Abbott stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board consider the hiring of part-time firefighter/ EMT-B Zachary Hart.  Mr. Hart will be assigned to Station #1 with a probationary period of one (1) year.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board hire Zachary Hart as a probationary part-time firefighter EMT-B who will be afforded all benefits applicable to part-time employees with an effective hire date of Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  Mr. Hart will be assigned to Station #1 and will be required to complete all requirements placed on probationary members with total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

Consider the Purchase of Turn-out Gear

Trustee Chessler stated that Chief Martin submitted a memorandum to the Board requesting the purchase of three (3) sets of personal protective turn-out gear.  Quotes were obtained from four (4) entities; Fire Force, Chief Supply, the Fire Store and Galls.  Chief Martin recommended that the Board consider purchasing three (3) sets of personal protective turn-out gear from Fire Force, Inc. in the total amount of $4,456.00.

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board approve the purchase of three (3) sets of personal protective turn out gear from Fire Force, Inc. at a total cost of $4,456.00; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

Police Department: None.

Road Department:

Consider Annual Township Highway System Mileage Certification- 144.860

Trustee Chessler stated that annually the Stark County Engineer provides the Township with the notification of the Township Highway System Mileage Certification.  This year, Perry Township is currently responsible for 144.860 miles of highway.  It is a net change of -1.01 mile which is the reduction of street mileage for Nave Street, Stump Ave. and Cincinat as result of annexation.  Trustee Chessler inquired if Mr. Masalko had to opportunity to review the mileage certification.  Mr. Masalko stated that he did review the mileage certification and he is in agreement.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board approve the 2011 Township Highway System Mileage Certification; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

Trustee Laubacher inquired if Perry Township was still responsible for snow and ice control for Nave, Stump and Cincinat.  Mr. Masalko stated that Perry Township made a deal with the City of Massillon to continue to maintain Nave, Stump and Cincinat if they continue to be responsible for snow and ice control for various roads off of Carmont.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

Law Director: None.

Zoning: None.

Parks: None.

Executive Session(s):  None.

Department Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

Administration: None.

Fire Department: None.

Parks/Recycling: None.

Police Department:

Statistics for November and December 2011- Submitted

Road Department: None.

Zoning: None.  

Law Director: None.

Announcements:

1. Ohio Division of Liquor Control- Perry Drive Thru LLC dba Perry Drive Thru- Liquor permit transfer request # B TRFO 6826200- 5824 Navarre Rd. SW, Perry Twp., Ohio 44706- Response deadline is January 20, 2012.

Public Speaks-Open Forum:

Paul Wilson- 7518 Kemary Ave. SW- Mr. Wilson inquired why the “No Thru Trucks” signs were taking down on Stump Avenue between Richville Drive and Navarre Road.  Mr. Wilson also inquired why there are no “No Thru Trucks” signs posted between the south side of Navarre Road and Kemary because these roads are all being used as a cut through for garbage trucks going to the dump.  Mr. Wilson stated that semi’s also cut through these neighborhoods to get to route 30.  Mr. Masalko inquired when the signs were taken down.  Mr. Wilson stated within the past year.  Mr. Masalko stated that the Road Department did not remove those signs but he will look into this matter further.  Mr. Masalko stated that he doesn’t know that there is anything he can do about the garbage trucks.  Trustee Chessler inquired if Mr. Wilson’s concern about the wear and tear on the roads or the noise.  Mr. Wilson stated he is mainly concerned about the wear and tear on the roads along with the safety issues but the loaded garbage trucks have a designated route that they are suppose to use.  Trustee Chessler stated that the Township will look into the re-posting of the signs that are missing and he will call Republic Waste regarding the garbage trucks.  Mr. Masalko stated that it is very difficult to stop the garbage trucks.  It took several calls to get the garbage truck traffic to slow down on Richville Drive.  Mr. Hall stated that he recalls the Board taking some action several years ago but he will review that and get back to the Board and Mr. Masalko regarding the standards/criteria for posting “No Thru Trucks” signs.

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Laubacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:26pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes. 

 

Craig E. Chessler, President                                             

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting

January 17, 2012 6:00pm

Call to Order:

Present: Trustee Chessler, Trustee Laubacher and Fiscal Officer Schlegel.

Trustee Chessler stated that the purpose of the special meeting is to consider and discuss the replacement for the vacancy of the Trustee’s position.

Executive Session:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn into executive session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to discuss the appointment of a public official to include the Trustees; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

The Board adjourned into executive session at: 6:01pm

The Board adjourned from executive session at: 6:30pm

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Laubacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:30pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.

 

Craig E. Chessler, President          

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer

 

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Perry Township Board of Trustees

Regular Meeting

January 17, 2012 7:00pm

Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance:

Excused absence:  Chief Martin, Fire Department.

Additions/Deletions to Agenda: None.

Public Hearings/Invited Guests: None.

Communications:  None.

Public Speaks on items up for Board Approval: None.

Township Business requiring Board Action:

Unfinished Business:

Consider Request for Stop Signs at Citadel and Marion

Trustee Chessler stated that previously the Board received a request in writing with an attached petition.  The request was for the installation of stop signs at the corner of Citadel Ave. and Marion Ave. NW.  The concerns were regarding sight distance, speeding vehicles and concerns of alike.  The petition was signed by many of the residents who live in the area.  The Board did have some discussions at that time and referred the matter to the Road Superintendent and Police Department.  Chief Pomesky has submitted to the Board a record of Ohio Traffic Crash Reports indicating the history that the Township has of traffic crashes in that specific area.  Mr. Masalko asked for the assistance of the Stark County Engineer in giving the Township direction for the proper consideration and warrants for the placement of a stop sign.  

The Board received a letter from the Stark County Engineers Office dated December 16, 2011 from Brian Cole, Traffic/Highway Engineer which stated the following “Per your request our office is looking into the intersection of Marion Ave. and Citadel Ave. in regards to stop control.  We referred to the Ohio Manual of Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Traffic Engineering Manual and attached copies of certain relevant sections that give guidance and support for stop sign applications.  After our review of the intersection in question we offer the following for the proper stop control and sight distance.  The traffic volumes at this intersection are very light and would not meet minimum volumes needed to warrant a three (3) way stop condition.  In reviewing the accident data between 2006 and 2011 there was one (1) single accident in 2009 within the intersection.  According to Section: 2B-07 of the OMUTCD, a crash problem is considered five (5) or more accidents reported within a twelve (12) month period that are susceptible to correction by a multi-way stop.  Based on our study of the intersection and review of the warrants for a multi-way stop, a three (3) way stop condition is not warranted at this time.  Also, during our field review it appeared that the majority of vehicles traveling along Marion Avenue were not obeying the posted twenty-five (25) mile per hour speed limit.  The Township should pursue every effort to have the existing speed limit enforced by local law enforcement.”

Trustee Chessler stated that was the conclusion of Stark County Engineer, Keith Bennett.  As the Board is aware the Township does have a Road Department but guidance is received from the Stark County Engineers Office.  The Stark County Engineers Office is guided by statutory devices.  The Township has reviewed many stop signs before and applied the same criteria.  Chief Pomesky stated that the Police Department has taken the necessary steps to put the intersection of Citadel Avenue and Marion Avenue on the extra patrol list.

Trustee Chessler suggested that Mr. Masalko prepare a cover letter to Mr. Mango notifying him that the Board has considered this petition and include a copy of the letter from the Stark County Engineer with the attachments that would specifically speak to using stop signs for speed control.  Also, put a reference in the letter that the Police Chief is aware of this situation and this area has been added to the extra patrol log.  Trustee Chessler asked that Mr. Mango and his neighbors let the Board know of any particular times and days of the week that this issue seems to be a more prominent problem.  

New Business:

Trustee Chessler made a motion to approve bills in the amount of $134,781.04 for the week ending January 17, 2012; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

Fiscal Officer:  

Trustee Chessler made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 10, 2012 Work Session; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

Administration:  None.

Fire Department:

Consider Hiring Part-time FF/ EMT- P Nicholas Abramson

Deputy Chief Abbott stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board consider the hiring of part-time firefighter/ EMT-P Nicholas Abramson.  Mr. Abramson is currently part-time with Canton Township and Nimishillen Township, is a member of the Canton City SWAT team, holds his Ohio Peace Officer certification and is a Beginning Paramedic ALS Instructor.  If the Board approves the hiring of Mr. Abramson, he will be assigned to Station #1 and his probationary period will be up to the determination of the Fire Chief.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board hire Nicholas Abramson as a probationary part-time firefighter EMT-P who will be afforded all benefits applicable to part-time employees with an effective hire date of Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  Mr. Abramson will be assigned to Station #1 and will be required to complete all requirements placed on probationary members with total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

Consider Hiring Part-time FF/ EMT- B Eric Keagy

Deputy Chief Abbott stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board consider the hiring of part-time firefighter/ EMT-B Eric Keagy.  Mr. Keagy will be assigned to Station #3 with a probationary period of one (1) year.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board hire Eric Keagy as a probationary part-time firefighter EMT-B who will be afforded all benefits applicable to part-time employees with an effective hire date of Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  Mr. Keagy will be assigned to Station #3 and will be required to complete all requirements placed on probationary members with total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

Consider Hiring Part-time FF/ EMT- B Zachary Hart

Deputy Chief Abbott stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board consider the hiring of part-time firefighter/ EMT-B Zachary Hart.  Mr. Hart will be assigned to Station #1 with a probationary period of one (1) year.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board hire Zachary Hart as a probationary part-time firefighter EMT-B who will be afforded all benefits applicable to part-time employees with an effective hire date of Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  Mr. Hart will be assigned to Station #1 and will be required to complete all requirements placed on probationary members with total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

Consider the Purchase of Turn-out Gear

Trustee Chessler stated that Chief Martin submitted a memorandum to the Board requesting the purchase of three (3) sets of personal protective turn-out gear.  Quotes were obtained from four (4) entities; Fire Force, Chief Supply, the Fire Store and Galls.  Chief Martin recommended that the Board consider purchasing three (3) sets of personal protective turn-out gear from Fire Force, Inc. in the total amount of $4,456.00.

Trustee Laubacher made a motion that the Board approve the purchase of three (3) sets of personal protective turn out gear from Fire Force, Inc. at a total cost of $4,456.00; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

Police Department: None.

Road Department:

Consider Annual Township Highway System Mileage Certification- 144.860

Trustee Chessler stated that annually the Stark County Engineer provides the Township with the notification of the Township Highway System Mileage Certification.  This year, Perry Township is currently responsible for 144.860 miles of highway.  It is a net change of -1.01 mile which is the reduction of street mileage for Nave Street, Stump Ave. and Cincinat as result of annexation.  Trustee Chessler inquired if Mr. Masalko had to opportunity to review the mileage certification.  Mr. Masalko stated that he did review the mileage certification and he is in agreement.

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board approve the 2011 Township Highway System Mileage Certification; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

Trustee Laubacher inquired if Perry Township was still responsible for snow and ice control for Nave, Stump and Cincinat.  Mr. Masalko stated that Perry Township made a deal with the City of Massillon to continue to maintain Nave, Stump and Cincinat if they continue to be responsible for snow and ice control for various roads off of Carmont.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

Law Director: None.

Zoning: None.

Parks: None.

Executive Session(s):  None.

Department Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

Administration: None.

Fire Department: None.

Parks/Recycling: None.

Police Department:

Statistics for November and December 2011- Submitted

Road Department: None.

Zoning:None.   

Law Director: None.

Announcements:

  1. Ohio Division of Liquor Control- Perry Drive Thru LLC dba Perry Drive Thru- Liquor permit transfer request # B TRFO 6826200- 5824 Navarre Rd. SW, Perry Twp., Ohio 44706- Response deadline is January 20, 2012.

Public Speaks-Open Forum:

Paul Wilson- 7518 Kemary Ave. SW- Mr. Wilson inquired why the “No Thru Trucks” signs were taking down on Stump Avenue between Richville Drive and Navarre Road.  Mr. Wilson also inquired why there are no “No Thru Trucks” signs posted between the south side of Navarre Road and Kemary because these roads are all being used as a cut through for garbage trucks going to the dump.  Mr. Wilson stated that semi’s also cut through these neighborhoods to get to route 30.  Mr. Masalko inquired when the signs were taken down.  Mr. Wilson stated within the past year.  Mr. Masalko stated that the Road Department did not remove those signs but he will look into this matter further.  Mr. Masalko stated that he doesn’t know that there is anything he can do about the garbage trucks.  Trustee Chessler inquired if Mr. Wilson’s concern about the wear and tear on the roads or the noise.  Mr. Wilson stated he is mainly concerned about the wear and tear on the roads along with the safety issues but the loaded garbage trucks have a designated route that they are suppose to use.  Trustee Chessler stated that the Township will look into the re-posting of the signs that are missing and he will call Republic Waste regarding the garbage trucks.  Mr. Masalko stated that it is very difficult to stop the garbage trucks.  It took several calls to get the garbage truck traffic to slow down on Richville Drive.  Mr. Hall stated that he recalls the Board taking some action several years ago but he will review that and get back to the Board and Mr. Masalko regarding the standards/criteria for posting “No Thru Trucks” signs.

Adjournment:

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Laubacher made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:26pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

ROLL CALL: Mr. Chessler, yes.  Mr. Laubacher, yes.  

 

Craig E. Chessler, President                                             

 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer