Regular Meetings 

The Perry Township Board of Trustees meets in Regular Meeting format on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM.   

The meetings are held at the Township Hall located at

3111 Hilton Street NW

in Massillon. Regular Meetings include reports by Department Heads, the Law Director, and the Township Administrator.  The public is welcome to offer comments during the Public Speaks portion of the agenda on township related matters.


 

Perry Township Board of Trustees

 

Regular Meeting

 

April 5, 2016  7:00 pm

 

 

 

Call to Order/ Pledge of Allegiance:

 

Excused absence:  

 

 

 

Additions/Deletions to Agenda:

 

Public Hearings/Invited Guests:

 

Communications: 

 

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 $198,468.54 for the week ending March 22, 2016, no bills were paid the week ending March 29, 2016, and payroll in the amount of $287,037.66 for the week ending April 5, 2016 for a combined total of $485,506.20; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Fiscal Officer: 

 

Trustee Haines made a motion to approve the March 15, 2016 meeting minutes; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Administration: 

 

Consider Annual Township Highway System Mileage Certification

 

Administrator Fetzer indicated that the annual Township Highway System Mileage Certification for 2015 is attached before the Board, as well as the summary of the 2015 ODOT changes for Perry Township mileage.   Administrator Fetzer indicated that ODOT is requesting the Board’s signatures on the attached certification form which they will in turn process upon receipt; this signed document ensures that the Board of Township Trustees is in accordance with ORC Section 4501.04.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board comply with and execute the interpretation from ODOT for the Township mileage; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Fire Department:

 

Consider Ohio Fire Chiefs Acting Officer in Charge Testing Fee

 

Fire Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees authorize the expenditure of $2,800.00 to the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association to conduct testing to establish an Acting Officer In Charge (AOIC) list.

 

Fire Chief Martin indicated that the current Collective Bargaining Agreement established the position of Acting Officer In Charge (AOIC); the purpose of the AOIC position is to allow a firefighter to assume a supervisory position in the absence of a supervisor.  The CBA establishes that testing shall be done by the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association; the CBA requires that the AOIC examination shall be posted for thirty (30) days prior to the date when the examination shall be administrated; the date for the examination has yet to be determined.

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board approve the Fire Chief to spend $2,800.00 to the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association to conduct testing to establish an Acting Officer In Charge list based on the union contract; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Consider Hiring Zack Bergmann as Temporary Vehicle Maintenance Employee

 

Fire Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees authorize the hiring of Zach Bergmann as a temporary part-time vehicle maintenance employee effective April 5, 2016.  Mr. Bergmann will be paid an hourly rate of $20.68.  Mr. Bergmann will be afforded all benefits available to temporary part-time employees.  Mr. Bergmann’s total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year and/or an average of 28 hours per week. 

 

Chief Martin indicated that Mr. Bergmann will only be used on an as needed basis and added that Mr. Bergmann is familiar with Township vehicle maintenance issues and will conduct the work during the evening hours or on weekends.  Chief Martin also stated that this is a temporary assignment until a fulltime vehicle maintenance technician can be hired.

 

Trustee Haines indicated that he had spoken with Mr. Bergmann the previous day and added that Mr. Bergmann stated that once we hire a full time vehicle maintenance person, he would work with him and show him how we keep records and whatever else is needed. 

 

Trustee Chessler inquired of Law Director Hall in regard to this matter.  Law Director Hall stated that there was some discussion since Mr. Bergmann was doing some work prior to the Board’s approval.  Mr. Hall added that the question that the Board will have to decide is whether Mr. Bergmann will come in as a part-time employee, receiving PERS and other benefits or would he be an independent contractor which at that point, he would draft a contract and have Mr. Bergmann sign.

 

Trustee Chessler inquired of Chief Martin if there was some discussion about the nature of Zack’s relationship with this part time work.

 

Chief Martin stated that what he thought would be the most expedient is to hire Mr. Bergmann as a temporary employee.  Mr. Hall stated that he would suggest that the resolution should be included that as a temporary, part time employee he would receive worker’s compensation but no hospitalization or other benefits.  Fiscal Officer Schlegel verified that he would receive PERS; Mr. Hall stated that was correct.

 

Chief Martin indicated that he would be afforded all the normal benefits that we provide for any part time employee; no hospitalization or vacation.

 

Trustee DeChiara stated that he felt Zack would be a great fit but added that after speaking with Zack wanted to relay that he did not want to see him working on anything that was building maintenance related, only vehicle maintenance.  Chief Martin confirmed that the memo stated that Zack would work on the vehicles.  Trustee Haines confirmed that it would be vehicle maintenance only and added that it will be as needed. 

 

Chief Martin stated that Zack indicated that he has a form that will show the hours he has spent on either a police vehicle or a fire vehicle.

 

Trustee Chessler stated that based on that discussion makes a motion that the Board hire Zack Bergmann on a temporary, part time basis to be an employee of the Township for doing vehicle maintenance; the hire is effective today, April 5, 2016 and he will be paid an hourly rate of $20.68, the total work hours will not exceed 1500 hours per year and he will not be scheduled for more than an average of 28 hours a week; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Consider Hiring Jacob Little as Seasonal Ground Maintenance

 

Fire Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Perry Township Board of Trustees hire Jacob Little as a seasonal grounds maintenance employee with the Perry Township Fire Department (total work hours not to exceed 1500 hours per year and/or an average of 28 hours per week).  Jacob will be required to follow and complete all requirements placed on seasonal employees.  Jacob will be afforded all benefits currently applicable to seasonal employees.  Jacob’s starting salary will be $11.00 per hour; starting date to be effective April 6, 2016.

 

Chief Martin stated that Jacob was employed by the Fire Department for part of 2015 as a ground maintenance worker and did an excellent job.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that Jacob Little be hired effective April 6, 2016 by Perry Township as a seasonal ground maintenance employee; not to work more than 1500 hours per year or over an average of 28 hours per week; he will also be required to complete all the requirements placed on seasonal employees and will be afforded all benefits currently available to seasonal employees and the rate of pay will be $11.00 per hour; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Police Department:

 

Consider the Purchase of Two (2) Patrol Cars

 

Police Chief Pomesky stated that the Police Department is requesting the purchase of two Ford Police Interceptor Sedans along with the required equipment to outfit them for the patrol division.  This purchase will replace aging patrol cars that are nearing the end of service life for the department.  This is not an addition to the fleet.

 

Chief Pomesky indicated that the patrol cars we are looking at are the Ford Police Interceptor Sedans.  The specifications for these patrol cars match the 2015 patrol car purchase.  This is being done to standardize the fleet so that the cars match with the layout promoting increased safety.  Specification sheets are attached before the Board.

 

The quotes from two (2) vendors are as follows:

 

  • Statewide Ford                                 $53,937.00

  • Waikem Ford                    $53,992.50

     

 

Chief Pomesky indicated that based upon reviewing the two (2) quotes submitted, his recommendation is to purchase the patrol vehicles from Waikem Ford.  While there is a minimal at best difference in price, the follow-up service that our patrol cars receive when repaired at Waikem Ford has always been exemplary.  Pricing listed meets the state bid.  Chief Pomesky also indicated that all of the outlined purchase requests this evening have been budgeted for.   

 

Trustee Chessler inquired of Chief Pomesky if this was the total price.  Chief Pomesky stated that was correct.  Trustee Haines inquired if this was a budgeted item.  Chief Pomesky confirmed that it was.  Trustee DeChiara inquired if that included all of the decals and equipment.  Chief Pomesky indicated that it does not but added that there are two other companion requests in that regard.   Trustee Haines verified that these quotes entail the cars coming from the factory. 

 

Law Director Hall indicated to Trustee Haines that even though the Waikem bid is slightly higher than the Statewide bid, they are still under the state purchasing price.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Chief to purchase two (2) Ford Interceptor vehicles from the Waikem Auto family at a total cost not to exceed $53,992.50; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

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

 

Consider Purchase of Digital Ally In-Car Cameras

 

Chief Pomesky stated that there is a need to purchase in-car camera recording equipment for installation in the patrol car.  With the 2015 vehicle purchases, we began the transition to Digital Ally model DVM-800 Cameras.  The in-car camera replaces the windshield mount rearview mirror.  This camera offers the ability to capture the forward facing view and prisoner compartment of the patrol car in dual stream in the field.  Video captured in the field will wirelessly transmit back to an evidence server inside the police department.  This purchase is being made direct from the company.  Total cost for this purchase is $8,200.92 for both cameras.  Installation of the cameras will be done by Fallsway Equipment and has been included in their quote.

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board approve the Police Chief to purchase two (2) DVM-800 complete kits for a total not to exceed $8,200.92 from Digital Allay; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Trustee Chessler inquired of Chief Pomesky if these cameras came with training.  Chief Pomesky stated that they were pretty straight forward and gave a brief explanation of this.

 

Consider Purchase of In-Care Equipment Through Fallsway

 

Police Chief Pomesky stated that after conducting research in companies that install police equipment in patrol cars, he has identified Fallsway Equipment in Akron, Ohio as a viable company to outfit our patrol cars with the necessary equipment for them to function in the field.  The total list of equipment for purchase is itemized in the quote, attached before the Board.  Chief Pomesky indicated that there are very limited resources for companies that fully outfit police vehicles.  One of the benefits of utilizing Fallsway Equipment is that they not only install all of the police equipment for the vehicle, but they also supply and apply all the decals as well.  Total price for the equipment, decals and installations is $19,424.24.  This price also includes the installation of a radar unit, mobile radio, and in-car camera supplied by our department.

 

Trustee Haines inquired of Chief Pomesky in regard to the backseats being replaced with the plastic seats.  Trustee Haines also referred to the build for the police car and how it comes with a standard back seat further inquiring if that is something that we could eliminate on the build or if the back seat was standard with shipment.  Chief Pomesky explained that it is standard, adding that the reason they were changing the standard back seats to the plastics seats was because of the sanitary issues, a brief explanation given in that regard.  Chief Pomesky explained that this new back seat will allow us to sanitize the car in its entirety.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board approve entering into an agreement with Fallsway Equipment Company for certain ancillary equipment to be provided to the police cruisers we are purchasing, more detailed information in the invoice they have provided, and the cost not to exceed $19,424.24; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Consider Resignation of Reserve Officer Rick Perez

 

Police Chief Pomesky stated that the Police Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees consider accepting the resignation of Reserve Officer Rick Perez.  Officer Perez started with the Perry Township Police Department in February of 2013 and he was a great addition to the department due to his many years of experience in law enforcement.

 

Trustee Haines stated that with regret makes a motion that the Board accept the resignation of Rick Perez effective as of April 1, 2016; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Road and Park Department:

 

Consider Hiring Seasonal Personnel

 

Road and Park Superintendent Masalko stated that the Park Department is asking the Board to add William Huff as a part time, seasonal employee for the Park Department.  The wage is $10.50 per hour; to work one day a week, roughly seven (7) hours per week, not to exceed 1500 working hours within a year; his job responsibilities will be:  the maintenance, mowing, weed-eating and tending to the Richville Cemetery.  Road Superintendent Masalko indicated that Mr. Huff has already completed the drug and alcohol testing as well as his drivers license background check. 

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board hire William Huff as a part time, seasonal employee for the Park Department at a wage of $10.50 per hour; he will work approximately seven (7) hours per week, not to exceed 1500 hours a year and his responsibilities will be the maintenance, mowing, weed-eating and tending to the Richville Cemetery; start date effective April 5, 2016; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Road and Park Superintendent Masalko stated that the Park Department is asking the Board to consider adding Jason Spencer and Jerry Risher Jr. as casual, part time, seasonal employees for the Park Department.  Both gentlemen come highly recommended.  The wage is $10.50 per hour.  They will work 28 hours a week not to exceed 1500 working hours within a year.  Job responsibilities are:  general maintenance at park and recycle and yard waste sites, along with mowing and weed eating.  Start date will be effective immediately providing the drug and alcohol test comes back negative and the license background check comes back with no violations.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board hire as casual, part time seasonal employees, Jason Spencer and Jerry Risher Jr.; to be paid at an hourly rate of $10.50 with the same limitations on work that being no more than 28 hours per week average and not more than 1500 per year; this being contingent upon satisfactory results from the drug and alcohol testing and we will authorize the Road Superintendent to establish the effective date; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

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

 

Law Director: None.

 

Zoning:

 

Consider Two Side Lot Program Applications for Board Approval or Denial

 

Zoning Inspector Weckbacher indicated that there are two (2) Side Lot Program Applications before the Board this evening through the Stark County Land Reutilization Corporation.  The first property is on the corner of Richville Dr., Keller Rd. SW; Zoning Inspector Weckbacher indicated that this parcel is vacant and overgrown; we have never cut the grass there and added that they have been delinquent on their taxes since 1965.  Mr. Weckbacher stated that an application has been made to acquire this property and approval from the Board is needed. 

 

Mr. Weckbacher indicated that the second property is on Bailey St. NW and added that the neighbor behind this property has made application to acquire this property; this has also been delinquent on taxes and added that we have cut the grass on this property.

 

Trustee Haines verified that any recourse the Township may have in regard to cutting the grass is waived as well as back taxes to the county.  Zoning Inspector Weckbacher stated that was correct adding that we will not need to cut the grass any longer and the applicant will then pay taxes on this property. 

 

Trustee Chessler stated that based on the information that has been presented tonight, the Board is to consider two (2) Side Lot Program Applications; the first one for the property located on Keller Rd. SW, Canton, OH 44706, Parcel l# 4306957 and the second one for the property located on Bailey St. NW, Massillon, OH, Parcel # 4315107, and makes a motion that the Board recommend approval of these applications for the Side Lot Program; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

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

 

Department Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

 

Administration:  None.

 

Fire Department:  None.

 

Police Department:  None.

 

Road Department:  None.

 

Parks/Recycling:  None.

 

Zoning: None.  

 

Law Director: None.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

~Ohio Division of Liquor Control providing notice of Bear Creek Lakeside Banquet Center LLC DBA Bear Creek Lakeside Banquet Center 5225 Leona Avenue – Perry Township, Navarre, Ohio 44662 Requesting new licenses #0540145, Responses must be postmarked no later than 04/18/16.

 

Public Speaks-Open Forum:

 

Lee Laubacher, 5006 14th St. SW, Canton 44710 – Mr. Laubacher stated that he would like to thank Road Superintendent Masalko for filling in the potholes at the Southway Recycling Center.

 

Mr. Laubacher also stated that he spoke to Zoning Inspector Weckbacher way back in November in regard to the property at 127 Saratoga SW.  Mr. Laubacher referred to some photographs that he has taken of this area and added that it has been almost six (6) months and we need to get something done.  Mr. Laubacher referred to the photographs before the Board and indicated that the last two vehicles in the photo have not moved since November. 

 

Trustee Haines inquired of Zoning Inspector Weckbacher if the cars were licensed.  Zoning Inspector Weckbacher replied that the two vehicles in the back were not licensed.  Trustee Haines also inquired of Zoning Inspector Weckbacher if any progress has been made on this property.  Mr. Weckbacher indicated that they have been out there working, but they have not done enough.  Mr. Weckbacher added that he and Assistant Zoning Inspector Kraus went by this property today and referred to the second story windows being completely filled with items, adding that the property owner is probably a hoarder.  Mr. Weckbacher stated that he would contact the health department in regard to this matter. 

 

Trustee DeChiara confirmed that previous letters have been sent to this address in which they did not comply.  Zoning Inspector Weckbacher indicated that he did previously speak with the property owner and she indicated that she had health issues and that she couldn’t get these things done; a second letter had been sent, but the property owner has not contacted him. 

 

Trustee DeChiara inquired if our property maintenance code allowed us to go to the next step as far as enforcement and legal action.  Mr. Weckbacher indicated that the next step would be to get the Board’s approval to take it to the next step with Law Director Hall.

 

Law Director Hall indicated that he would work with Zoning Inspector Weckbacher and Assistant Zoning Inspector Kraus in this matter referring to the junk motor vehicle law in getting those vehicles posted and have them towed and removed to abate this nuisance.

 

Trustee Chessler inquired about the dates printed on the photographs from Mr. Laubacher as being from 2012; Mr. Laubacher stated that the photographs were current, but he had not changed the date information on his camera.  Mr. Laubacher indicated that he had printed the correct date on the back of the photographs.  Trustee Chessler confirmed for our records that the date on the photographs were April 4, 2016.

 

Mr. Laubacher stated that on the corner of 12th and Saratoga SW, there is a garage that is being used as a business.  Mr. Laubacher indicated that he also has some photographs of this property, with the correct date on the back of the photos, showing that there are two trucks and two trailers that are being used as a business for mowing grass. 

 

Trustee Haines inquired of Zoning Inspector Weckbacher what that address was zoned as and what is allowed there.  Zoning Inspector Weckbacher indicated that this address is zoned residential but being that there is no home on that parcel, that garage should never have been able to have been built there.  Mr. Weckbacher indicated that to his knowledge, this garage is being used as a business or for storage adding that it has never been residential; it would be a nonconforming use as a storage building or whatever it is being used as; it is zoned residential. 

 

Trustee Haines inquired if the property owner lived next door to this garage; Mr. Weckbacher indicated that he lives caddy corner of this property.

 

Law Director Hall indicated that it is a nonconforming structure, but added that the type of use may or may not be nonconforming.  Mr. Hall stated that he and the zoning inspector and assistant zoning inspector would do more investigating on this matter and report back to the Board.

 

Mike Stevens, 248 Albany Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44708 – Mr. Stevens indicated that he attended a Board meeting about a year ago in regard to paving in his allotment.  Mr. Stevens explained that a week after the road was paved, Stark County was there to redo the culvert from his house and the neighbors and to some condos to alleviate the water problem on Tyner.  Mr. Stevens stated that it was the worst job he has ever seen in regard to putting the yards back together; the yard, the ditch and everything. 

 

Trustee Haines inquired of Road Superintendent Masalko if this was a county job; Mr. Masalko stated that it was and added that it was a private contractor that did the work.  Mr. Masalko stated that he filed a commissioner’s drainage complaint form with the Stark County Engineers in regard to this job; they did receive that and went out to look at the job and stated that it didn’t look that bad. 

 

Mr. Stevens stated that he had photographs of this and added that he didn’t know who to talk to or call about this. 

 

Trustee Haines relayed to Mr. Stevens that if he would leave his contact information after the meeting, he would reach out to the Stark County Engineer, Keith Bennett, to see how they would like to handle this and get back to Mr. Stevens.

 

Bob Lones, 1233 Whipple Ave. SW, Canton 44710 – Mr. Lones stated that he also has some zoning issues with a neighbor that has been ongoing for several years; starting with parked cars to running a business out of his home to a shed he built without a permit too close to his property.  Mr. Lones stated that he has been in contact with Zoning Inspector Weckbacher since September regarding the shed and wondered when does the point come where we stop sending letters and do something that this man will take seriously. 

 

Trustee Haines indicated that he spoke with Mr. Lones on Sunday and he also spoke with Zoning Inspector Weckbacher in regard to these matters.  Trustee Haines stated that Mr. Weckbacher provided the Board with documents and letters that were addressed to this neighbor and added that the neighbor has agreed to move the shed five (5) feet as soon as the ground becomes more stable.  Trustee Haines indicated that this neighbor has two choices, he can either move the shed five (5) feet or he can apply for a variance. 

 

Mr. Lones stated that he does not understand why it takes from September until April to get one simple thing to be taken care of.

 

Zoning Inspector Weckbacher indicated that if somebody pulls a permit to build a shed, they have a year to do that, adding that it was wrong for the neighbor to do this in this circumstance but added that the property owner did pull a shed permit and they are working with this neighbor to complete the zoning requirements of moving the shed back five (5) feet.  Mr. Weckbacher explained that this neighbor has up to a year for completion of the shed, but has promised him that he would move the shed once the ground is more stable.

 

Mr. Lones stated that there is also the issue of this neighbor as having a business out of his home indicating that he has sent pictures of the settling tanks and welding equipment that he is clearly doing work for his well business from his garage.  Mr. Lones stated that there is also the issue in regard to his parking adding that he has also sent pictures of this as well.

 

Zoning Inspector Weckbacher verified that when they go out to access the property, there have not been any violations in regard to parking; Mr. Lones stated that he doesn’t park there every day. 

 

Trustee Haines inquired of Law Director Hall if there was a blanket statement that could be sent to this individual since, as Mr. Lones says, there are times when the neighbor is sporadically parking in the front yard.  Law Director Hall indicated that there is not, but he could create something specific in this regard.

 

Mr. Lones also inquired about this neighbor having quite a bit of large equipment that is stored in his back yard and asked if this was to code.

 

Trustee Haines verified that based on the photographs Mr. Lones has sent, there is some type of a trench digger in the back yard of this neighbor’s residence.  Trustee Haines added that the zoning in the Township does not control what you put in your back yard; in regard to the side yard or a front yard, you cannot park there, but in regard to the back yard, if a car is licensed, it can be in the back yard. Also, in reference to a piece of equipment, lawn mowers, tractors, etc. there is not a zoning ordinance against this.

 

Mr. Lones also made reference to a boat that is considered as a lawn ornament in the front of this neighbor’s house and indicated that maybe something could be done in this regard.  Mr. Lones also referred to large containers in the back of this neighbor’s yard as well.

 

Trustee Chessler stated that at this time of the year, every year, we get, for lack of a better term, problem children, where there is not just one problem, they have many.  Trustee Chessler stated that he would suggest that in the future we put this on our Agenda, the properties previously mentioned this evening, to have a report of our progress every two (2) weeks so that everyone is aware of what has been done.  If a letter has gone out that allows ten (10) days to do something, two weeks later, let’s see if it’s been done or not being done.  Trustee Chessler stated that he doesn’t want to keep track of every property in the Township, but these particular properties that have four or five issues that we need to address, will enable us to keep track of them a little better.

 

Zoning Inspector Weckbacher indicated that the only violation that Mr. Lones’ neighbor, Mr. Hall is in violation of is the shed being moved.  Trustee Chessler briefly noted that in regard to the issues that may or may not be violations, but we can address each issue and verify them by way of a progress list.

 

Law Director Hall stated to Mr. Lones that neither the Township Zoning Resolution nor the Township Property Maintenance Code regulates aesthetics, but indicated that he and the Zoning Inspector and Assistant Zoning Inspector would verify the issues brought forward this week and get answers and recommendations to the Board on these matters.

 

Trustee Haines verified that until the things that we can bring into compliance, we will follow up with them every two (2) weeks with a report at this meeting.  Trustee Haines stated to Mr. Lones that if he felt there were hazardous materials in the containers of his neighbor’s back yard, that would be a health department concern.  Trustee Haines stated that the Township would work with Mr. Lones to make sure that the zoning within the Township would come into compliance.

 

Trustee DeChiara stated that in regard to the problems or violations that we can do something about, we need to start putting some bite in the bark, noting that people would start paying attention.

 

Tammy Lones, 1233 Whipple Ave. SW, Canton 44710 – Mrs. Lones stated that she doesn’t know if this would be a health department issue, but when this same neighbor cleans the dog cage in the back, he throws the dog waste into the tree lot next to them adding that the smell is so strong they can’t even sit outside.

 

Police Chief Pomesky indicated that they could speak to the health department in regard to the animal waste and as far as a welfare check on the animal, they could open up a case and look into that.

 

Executive Session(s): 

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board adjourn into Executive Session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G)(1) to consider appointment of employment dismissal discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee to include the Board, Fiscal Officer, Law Director and Fire Chief with no action to be taken tonight; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

The Board adjourned into Executive Session at:  7:52 pm

 

The Board adjourned from Executive Session at:  9:01 pm

 

Adjournment:

 

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Haines made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:01 pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Doug Haines, President                                                                                                 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer