Work Sessions 

The Perry Township Board of Trustees meets in a Work Session format on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM.  

These meetings are held at the Township Hall located at 3111 Hilton Street NW in Massillon.  Work Sessions are less formal than Regular Meetings and are utilized by Trustees and Department Heads for discussion of township related projects or activities.

 

Perry Township Board of Trustees

 

December 10, 2013

 

Early Start Time 6:00 pm ~ Budget Hearing

 

7:00 pm ~ Work Session

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Order/ Pledge of Allegiance:

 

Excused absence: 

 

Additions/Deletions to Agenda:

 

Public Hearings/Invited Guests:

 

2014 Budget Hearings

 

ADMINISTRATION AND ZONING – 6:00 pm

 

Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that as the Board is aware, Administration and Zoning both come out of the General Fund, all attachments before the Board.

 

Zoning – Mr. Schlegel stated that Zoning Inspector Weckbacher turned in the Zoning Department’s 2014 projected budget request, six (6) items in total, in the amount of $7,000.00.  Account Number: O1-J-03.  Mr. Schlegel asked if Mr. Weckbacher would like to highlight any of these items listed.  Zoning Inspector Weckbacher indicated that he tried to keep the listed items at a minimum, but have included them in case anything would need to be replaced or updated, for example, software. 

 

Administration – Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that Administrator Fetzer turned in the Administration Office 2014 projected budget request in the amount of $24,640.  Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that he changed a few numbers listed under the Cemetery Maintenance Costs and under Indigent Burials but has budgeted everything that has been requested.  The Township had only one (1) indigent burial this year and the cost was under $1,000.00.  If more indigent burials should occur, money could be transferred from another area. 

 

Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that as the Board is aware, the Township has received an estate tax this year in the amount of $426,042.70.  In addition, through the Zoning Department and the amounts collected from the Internet Cafes, no longer in business, an amount of $45,000.00.  Because of this combined amount of $471,000.00 in unanticipated funds, the Township budget will be financially sound for 2014 and most likely 2015.

 

Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that in reference to the General Fund:

 

Insurance Costs – Originally listed as a 5% increase, but may have a decrease

 

Bureau of Worker’s Compensation – 34.31% increase

 

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT – 6:15 pm

 

Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that the income listed for the Fire Department :

 

 $1,975,303.69

 

   1,000,000.00 carry over

 

 

 

$2,975,303.69 Total Budget for 2014

 

 

 

Fiscal Officer stated that he changed a few numbers listed on the Fire District Fund form from 2013 to 2014 – under Salaries, PRS, Worker’s Compensation and others, but all requests from the Fire Department have been budgeted for.

 

ROAD DEPARTMENT – 6:25 pm

 

Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that the income listed for the Road Department:   Discussion of a possible new road levy.

 

$788,706.77

 

                -0-  carry over

 

 

 

$788,706.77 Total Budget for 2014

 

 

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT – 6:35 pm

 

 

 

Fiscal Officer Schlegel stated that the income listed for the Police Department:  Discussion of a possible new police levy.

 

 

 

$2,630,254.91

 

     300,000.00 carry over

 

 

 

$2,930,254.91 Total Budget for 2014                        

 

 

 

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 $118,655.83 for the week ending December 10, 2013; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Fiscal Officer:  None.

 

Administration:  None.

 

Fire Department:  None.

 

Police Department:  None.

 

Road Department:  None.

 

Law Director:  None.

 

Zoning:

 

Consider Awarding Demolition of Three Properties:  4441-15th Street NW; 5979 Longview Street SW, and 4511 Surmay Avenue SW

 

Zoning Inspector Weckbacher stated that he received seven (7) bids today:

 

  1.  C.R.S. Contracting Company, on the Stark County Regional Planning approved list
  2.  Don Albrecht, signed contract, not on Stark County Regional Planning list
  3.  R.D. Halter Excavating, signed contract, not on Stark County Regional Planning list
  4.  Marshall Land Company, no contract
  5.  Cottrell Wrecking, signed contract, on the Stark County Regional Planning approved list
  6.  Premier Concrete and Excavating, no contract
  7.  Genesis Construction, signed contract

 

Mr. Weckbacher stated that he and Law Director Hall went over these seven (7) bids and recommends C.R.S. Contracting Company, 2006 Allen St. SE, Canton, Ohio for the demolition contract.  C.R.S. Contracting was the lowest bid for all three (3) properties:  4441-15th St. NW in the amount of $4,440.00; 5979 Longview Street SW in the amount of $4,260.00; 4511 Surmay Avenue SW in the amount of $4,680.00.  Mr. Weckbacher stated that there is a list in the bid packet provided by Stark County Regional Planning that must be followed for the EPA and health department standards that must be signed off as they are completed.  Completion by:  as soon as possible, weather permitting, March 31, 2014 is the deadline.

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board enter into an agreement with C.R.S. Contracting Company to demolish the houses at:  4441-15th St. NW in the amount of $4,440.00; 5979 Longview Street SW in the amount of $4,260.00; and 4511 Surmay Avenue SW in the amount of $4,680.00; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion to authorize the Zoning Inspector to take the steps necessary to seek reimbursement for funds expended by the Township or propagated by the Township for the demolition of the three properties located at: 4441-15th Street NW; 5979 Longview Street SW, and 4511 Surmay Avenue SW; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

 

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

 

Consider Approving Assessments for Grass Cutting

 

Zoning Inspector Weckbacher stated that in regard to letters posted for the assessments of grass cutting in Perry Township in 2013, attached before the Board, for foreclosures, vacant properties and trash clean up, said letters were posted to the properties on Friday, December 6, 2013 for payment to the Township.  To date, one call was received from Richard Page, 5488 Navarre Rd. SW.  This property was transferred to his name on October 9, 2013.  Zoning Inspector Weckbacher asked the Board for this address to be removed from the list since Mr. Weckbacher is working with him regarding the realty company actually owing these monies.

 

Trustee Chessler made a motion that the Board authorize the Zoning Inspector to take the steps necessary with regard to the properties listed to have those costs assessed and certified to the county auditor to be placed as a lien on the property taxes with the exception of the property at 5488 Navarre Rd. SW, Canton, Ohio, currently owned by Richard Page; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

 

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

 

Parks/Recycling: None.

 

Executive Session(s): 

 

Trustee Haines made a motion that the Board adjourn into an Executive Session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G) (1) concerning department head evaluations to include the Board, Fiscal Officer, Department Heads and Law Director as requested; Seconded by Trustee Laubacher.

 

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

 

Trustee Haines made a motion for the second Executive Session 121.22 (G)(1) concerning non-union wage adjustments to include the Board and the Fiscal Officer; Seconded by Trustee Chessler.

 

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

 

The Board adjourned into Executive Session at: 7:18 pm

 

The Board adjourned from Executive Session at: 8:34 pm

 

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:

 

~Perry Township Bicentennial Meeting – January 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall

 

~Perry Bicentennial Kick Off Dinner – January 18, 2014 at Exploration Gateway – www.perrytwp.com

 

Public Speaks-Open Forum: None.

 

Adjournment:

 

With nothing further to come before the Board, Trustee Chessler made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 pm; Seconded by Trustee Haines.

 

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

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Doug Haines, President                                                                                                 Joe Schlegel, Fiscal Officer