April 13, 2011 Meeting Minutes

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April 13, 2011

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Randy Beyer with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Present:  Brian Oliver, Randy Beyer, Brad Markwood


Absent:  None


Guests:  Kevin Dailey Fire Chief, and Jim Starner Road Department


Minutes of the last meeting were approved as read.


COMMUNICATIONS:     Trustees reviewed the bank reconciliation for the Month of February, 2011.  Mr. Oliver made a motion to approve bank reconciliation, Mr. Markwood seconded the motion.  Motion passed with three yes votes.


Fiscal Officer reported on information from Bricker & Eckler attorneys at law on understanding the competitive bidding process in Ohio


Fiscal Officer read a letter from Ohio Department of Agriculture on Joseph and Azure Koehler participating in the 2009 Clean Ohio Agricultural Easement Purchase Program.

ODA wanted to commend both the Fairfield County Board of Commissioners and the Richland Township Trustees for their support to permanently preserve Koehler’s farm.


Mr. Oliver passed out to the Trustees a copy of the Grassroots Clippings.   Mr. Oliver read that the IRS had increased the 2011 mileage rate to $.51 per mile.  We had originally set  $.50 per mile.


Mr. Oliver made a motion to change our rate to $.51 per mile.  Mr. Markwood seconded the motion.  Motion passed with three yes votes.


He also pointed out the LTAP courses to Mr. Starner.


FIRE DEPARTMENT:  Mr. Dailey reported that they had 3 fire runs and 16 EMS runs for the month of March.


Mr. Dailey asked for a uniform order for T-shirts and Polo’s.  Mr. Markwood felt that they needed to wait on this order until the Trustees received the inventory of the fire house.   Mr. Dailey said that they were working on it.


Mr. Dailey gave the Fiscal Officer the checks for the EMS Grant and the reimbursement from Township firefighters Association for the LifePak.



ZONING REPORT:  No new zoning business


OLD BUSINESS:   Mr. Markwood reported that he had checked about the grant for the fire house and the remodeling of the upper floor would not fall under it.  He said that the cement on the outside of the building would, and he would go ahead and send it in.


NEW BUSINESS:   Mr. Oliver and Mr. Beyer discussed that they had met with the village councils and that they were very interested in participating with the township to purchase and maintain the Fairfield Union Middle School playground.    Need to go ahead and see what OTARMA says about the insurance and liability.


Mr. Markwood made a motion to approval of Then and Now Purchase Order:


#12-2011         Treasurer of State – Audit                  $2,059.37


Mr. Oliver seconded the motion.  Motion passed with three yes votes.


ROAD DEPARTMENT:    Trustees and Mr. Starner discussed the need of different roads for chip and seal.  They wanted to go ahead and have a bid opening at our next meeting.  Fiscal Officer said that she would send the notice into the paper.


TREASURER’S REPORT RECEIVED:  All bills were read and discussed, with a motion by Mr. Beyer, seconded by Mr. Oliver to approve payment of bills in the amount of $3,524.85 and payroll/charges in the amount of $4,400.90.


I, Nancy R Myers, fiscal Officer certify that funds have been lawfully appropriated to meet the above expenditures.


A motion was made by Mr. Oliver to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Markwood seconded the motion which was approved with three yes votes.



Respectfully Submitted                                             Trustees:


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Nancy R Myers, Fiscal Officer                                  Brad Markwood




Randy Beyer




Brian Oliver