March 12, 2014 Township Meeting Minutes

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March 12th, 2014

Fiscal Officer took roll call.

Present: Ryan Young, Randy Beyer, and Brad Markwood

Absent: none

Mr. Beyer started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Guests: : Ken Rookard Fire Chief

Minutes of the last meeting were read as approved.

COMMUNICATIONS: Mr. Beyer made a motion to approve the board of elections polling location, Mr. Young second the motion, Passed by 3 Yes votes

Trustees looked over and discussed the Ammendment for stop sign at railroad crossing notification.

OTARMA Letter/Notification reviewed by trustees.

2014-15 Season Salt Contract was reviewed by trustees. Ordinance will need to be completed by Nancy, Mr. Young said he would stop in and talk with Mr. James Starner about the Salt needs and supplies remaining.

Mr. Beyer spoke with a Sheriff about someone vandalism in the park.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Ken Rookard discussed that the state sent HAZ chemical updates/lists/locations for tracking purposes.

Ken Rookard reported that the hazardous waste issue with the recycling bins has been resolved. Mr. Rookard will speak to the guilty party and propose a solution.

Ken Rookard discussed that Jack McCray from Allegeny Western Conference Center submitted and approved an Emergency Action Plan.

Ken Rookard reported that there are a number of juniors who are in school and once they pass their EMT class, they can begin to go on runs.

Ken Rookard discussed an estimate for gutters and ice stripes for the fire house for apx $4,000 and is looking for more estimates.

Ken Rookard submitted a request for approval for the bunk room renovations in the amount of $4300, which is from Ridgeview. Mr. Markwood made a motion to approve the request, Mr. Beyer second the motion, the motion was approved with 3 yes votes.

Ken Rookard discussed new gas monitors and the need for new ones. The estimate for the new gas monitors is $2500 for 2 new monitors. He was seeking approval for the gas monitors. Mr. Beyer made a motion to approve the purchase of 2 new gas monitors, Mr. Markwood second the motion. The motion passed with 3 yes votes.

Ken Rookard discussed that he has scheduled a meeting with OPERS to discuss getting into OPERS.

Ken Rookard reported that the Medic truck has been repaired.

Ken Rookard discussed the need for Richland TWP fire dept to get put onto calls in the near area. Ken asked the trustees to be involved in helping with this. Mr. Markwood requested a history of the issue from Ken Rookard.

Ken Rookard discussed the need for Farm medic and Ag Rescue training.


OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Young reported that he has tried to call community service about a past issue, but has yet to get a response.

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Beyer made a motion to pay the Ohio and OPERS tax bills, Mr. Markwood second the motion. Motion passed with 3 yes votes.


TREASURER’S REPORT RECEIVED: All bills were read and discussed, with a motion by Mr. Beyer, seconded by Mr. Markwood to approve payment of bills and payroll/charges. Motion passed with 3 yes votes.

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

A motion was made by Mr. Markwood to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Beyer seconded the motion which was approved with 3 yes votes.

Respectfully Submitted Trustees:

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Nancy R Myers, Fiscal Officer Brad Markwood


Randy Beyer


Ryan Young