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

 

June 7, 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 in the amount of $128,895.12 for the week ending May 24, 2016 and bills and payroll in the amount of $479,077.71 for the week ending May 31, 2016 and bills in the amount of $17,807.69 for the week ending June 7, 2016 for a combined total of $625,780.52; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Fiscal Officer: 

 

Administration: 

 

Consider the Acceptance of the Stark Solid Waste District Grant in the Amount of $625.00

 

Trustee Haines stated that the Board has received a check in the amount of $625.00 from Stark Tusc Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District; this is the first quarter~2016 REACT Host Compost Grant for reimbursement of the Perry Township Yard Waste Drop Off Program.

 

The Board submitted a REACT grant application for this program, and was selected to receive the continuing funding benefits on a quarterly basis throughout the year 2016.  The Board currently receives the maximum benefit opportunities of the annual program totaling $2,500 for the grant duration.

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board accept the money for the grant in the amount of $625.00 for the first quarter from Stark Tusc Wayne Solid Waste District; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Fire Department:

 

Consider Payment to Wingfoot Tire for Apparatus Tires

 

Fire Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees authorize the payment of $3,385.59 to Wingfoot Commercial Tire & Service for the emergency replacement of tires on Engine 11.

 

Chief Martin indicated that an inspection of Engine 11 revealed dangerous tire wear on all of the tires.  The engine was removed from service and taken to Wingfoot Commercial Tire & Service for the replacement of all 6 tires; Engine 11 is still out of service because of other related issues to brakes and the steering system.  Chief Martin indicated that the tires needed to be replaced so the other work can commence.  Wingfoot has traditionally been the company that we used for tire replacement on all of our emergency vehicles.

 

Trustee Chessler inquired if the problems related to the brakes and steering may have hastened the wear.  Chief Martin stated that was correct.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that based on the request of the Fire Chief and the information we have received, the Board authorize payment in the amount of $3,385.59 to Wingfoot Commercial Tire & Service; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Consider Payment to Jaymac Body for Apparatus Damage Repair

 

Fire Chief Martin stated that the Fire Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees authorize the payment of $4,982.11 to Jaymac Body and Frame for damage repair conducted on Engine 31 as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

 

Chief Martin indicated that Engine 31 was involved in an accident returning from an alarm.  The accident was the fault of the other driver.  The insurance company for the at-fault driver paid for all of the repair costs with the exception of the Township $1,000.00 deductible.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the payment to Jaymac Body and Frame on behalf of the Fire Department in the amount of $4,982.11; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

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

 

Police Department:

 

Consider Approval of OVI Task Force MOU

 

Police Chief Pomesky stated that the Police Department is requesting that the Board of Trustees consider accepting the memorandum of understanding between the Stark County Sheriff’s Office and the Perry Township Police Department for the OVI Task Force, copy of the MOU attached before the Board.  Chief Pomesky stated that this is an annual program that is facilitated within the county for additional traffic enforcement for impaired driving offenses for problem identified areas.  Chief Pomesky indicated that this is no different than any other year adding that it will again be facilitated through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office.

 

Trustee Chessler confirmed Chief Pomesky’s indication that the terms and conditions are the same as in years past and made a motion that the Board renew the agreement for participation through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, OVI Task Force; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

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

 

Road and Park Department:

 

Consider Awarding 2016 Paving Program to Northstar Asphalt Incorporated in an Amount Not to Exceed $269,344.20

 

Road Superintendent Masalko stated that after reviewing the bids with Law Director Hall, Northstar Asphalt came in with the lowest bid in the amount of $269,344.20.  Mr. Masalko indicated that the bid was in order and is requesting the Board to approve and use Northstar Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $269,344.20.

 

Trustee Haines inquired when the paving will begin.  Mr. Masalko stated that as soon as he gives notice to proceed, they will then indicate.

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board approve entering into a contract with Northstar Asphalt for a total of $269,344.20 for the 2016 Paving Bid; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Consider Approval to Place No Through Truck Signs on Zern Avenue SW, Between 13th St. SW and Lincoln Way, Leonard Avenue SW Between 13th Street SW and Lincoln Way, and 12th Street SW, Between Leonard Ave. SW to the East Termini

 

Road Superintendent Masalko indicated that it has been brought to their attention that there has been heavy truck traffic traveling on secondary roads of Zern Ave. SW,  Leonard Ave. SW  and 12th St. SW.  These trucks are making deliveries to a local business and after talking with that local business owner and Perry Local Schools, is asking for the Board’s approval to have these streets posted with No Thru Trucks signage:  Zern Ave. SW, between 13th St. SW and Lincoln Way; Leonard Ave. SW, between 13th St. SW and Lincoln Way, and 12th St. SW, between Leonard Ave. SW to the East Termini.

 

Trustee Chessler stated that based on the conversations and emails that we have received in this office and the Road Superintendent’s review, makes a motion that the Board authorize the Road Superintendent to place the appropriate signage at the appropriate locations to prohibit through trucks on Zern Ave. SW, between 13th St. SW and Lincoln Way; Leonard Ave. SW, between 13th St. SW and Lincoln Way, and 12th St. SW, between Leonard Ave. SW to the East Termini; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Consider No Parking Signage on Glenhurst SW

 

Road Superintendent Masalko indicated that the resident at 4909 Glenhurst St. SW has made numerous complaints regarding the lack of No Parking signage near his residence.   Mr. Masalko indicated that this is a narrow street and it makes it very difficult for this resident to back out of or pull into his garage.  Mr. Masalko indicated that approximately ten (10) years ago the Board had approved signage near this location and the signs were placed, but not at this particular location.  

 

Trustee Chessler verified that he did recall this matter in regard to the supporting documents submitted by Road Superintendent Masalko and noted by the previous Administrator’s handwriting on Page 27.  Trustee Chessler stated that Gary Rushe had submitted the letter that the Board had received of June 19, 2006.  Trustee Chessler stated that what the Board had approved on June 20, 2006 were No Parking Signs on Delaware; ironically that is in the same area, but not the same location; Trustee Chessler stated that it was a similar problem wherein people had a problem backing out.  What is indicated there is that the Board had approved it, but it was not approved for Mr. Rushe’s location.  Trustee Chessler indicated that when he spoke with Mr. Rushe, even though there are signs placed out there during the congested times, the people are disregarding the signs and it has led to some confrontations with people there and we would want to avoid that.  Trustee Chessler also added that there was some law enforcement involvement that was reported, but we have not confirmed the nature and extent of that; the one thing that we have discovered is that there is not a Board motion supporting the signs that are ours.  Chief Pomesky gave a brief summary of meeting with the resident at this location as well.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Road Superintendent to place No Parking signs on Glenhurst Street in the area of 4909 Glenhurst Street SW so as to restrict parking and that would allow the residents of that location to safely and peacefully have ingress and egress; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

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

 

Consider Approval of Joint Paving on Whipple Ave., SW with Canton Township Not to Exceed $10,000

 

Road Superintendent Masalko indicated that Canton Township has asked Perry Township to join forces with the Resurfacing of Whipple Ave. SW from Shepler Church to North Termini.  The application will be a double chip and seal with Canton Township taking the lead on bidding the project.  Canton Township asked Perry to split the cost of this application in the amount of $10,000.00.  Road Superintendent Masalko stated that due to our 2016 paving amount coming in lower than anticipated, there is room in the paving budget to enter into this joint effort with Canton Township.  Mr. Masalko stated that the Road Department is asking the Board’s approval to enter into this effort; Canton Township will invoice when the project is done.

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that we join Canton Township for the resurfacing of Whipple Ave. SW from Shepler Church to the North Termini.  Canton Township will take the lead and will invoice us for our part of it; this will not exceed $10,000; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Consider Approval of Purchasing Two (2) John Deere Zero Turn Mowers from Lake Township

 

Road Superintendent Masalko indicated that as previously discussed with the Board, the Road Department was approved to purchase two (2) John Deere Z-920M Commercial Ztrack mowers from Lake Township in the amount of $5,000 each, total amount of $10,000.  Mr. Masalko stated that these mowers only have 240 hours on them, they are 54 inch cuts and in excellent condition (practically new) with warranty still left on these machines.  Road Superintendent Masalko stated that these machines will be taking place of our aging fleet and is asking the Board to approve payment to Lake Township in the amount of $10,000.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that based on the information that we have received from the Road Superintendent and the evaluation of the Law Director, the Board purchase two (2) John Deere Z-920M Commercial Ztrack mowers at a total cost not to exceed $10,000; Seconded by Trustee DeChiara.

 

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

 

Law Director: None.

 

Zoning: None.

 

Executive Session(s):   None.

 

Department Matters Not Requiring Board Action:

 

Administration: None.

 

Fire Department: None.

 

Police Department:

 

March and April Activity Reports

 

Road Department: None.

 

Parks/Recycling: None.

 

Zoning: None.  

 

Law Director: None.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

~Perry Township Party in the Park! (Formerly Taste of Perry) Saturday- July 9th Noon to 8:00 pm at Hartwick Park – Enjoy All Day Events and Entertainment – Special Features: Mix 94.1 Remote Broadcasting and the Blues Band – TRIPPER from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Sponsored by Aqua.  Additional event details at www.perrytwp.com.

 

Public Speaks-Open Forum:

 

Frank Lanza, 4740 13th St. NW – Mr. Lanza stated that he was here this evening  to ask the Board what the process was to file a formal complaint and added that this complaint does involve the Police Department.  Mr. Lanza indicated that he would like to submit this complaint in writing with supporting evidence, i.e., recordings, photographs, etc. and he would like it to be reviewed.

 

Law Director Hall stated that this complaint could either be submitted to Trustee Haines, as Board President or to him as the Law Director and we would begin an investigation into this matter.

 

Mr. Lanza stated that if anyone had any questions, he would be happy to answer them.  Trustee Haines indicated to Mr. Lanza that he would ask him to submit this complaint in writing and added that it could be submitted first to Law Director Hall.  Mr. Lanza indicated that he already had something prepared.  Mr. Hall handed Mr. Lanza his contact information and indicated that he is free to call him and they can meet in regard to this matter.  Mr. Lanza thanked Mr. Hall.

 

Stan Mehringer, 172 Rowmont SW – Mr. Mehringer stated that his back yard butts up against Perry Park and added that there are two ash trees in the back of their property, in the park; one of them is completely dead and the other is nearly dead and hangs over the walking path.  Mr. Mehringer stated that he is worried since there are people who walk on the walking path and fears that one of these days one of those limbs will come down on someone.  Mr. Mehringer stated that he wanted to come to the meeting this evening to bring this matter to the Board’s attention.

 

Trustee Haines stated that an arborist had previously been out at the park and had taken a number of trees down and relayed to Road and Park Superintendent Masalko if he was aware of these referenced trees.  Mr. Masalko indicated that he was and added that after attending to some of the trees at Meredith Park, they would be moving over to Perry Park.

 

Mr. Mehringer thanked the Board.

 

Bill Smith – thanked the Board for allowing him a few minutes this evening and indicated that he is a candidate for Stark County Commissioner this year.  Mr. Smith stated that Tom Bernabei’s seat is open and gave a short bio about himself, family and businesses and his goals as a prospective county commissioner.  The Board thanked Mr. Smith and wished him luck in the upcoming election.

 

Adjournment:

 

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Haines made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 pm; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Doug Haines, President                                                                                                 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer