Perry Township Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meetings - May, 2007

REGULAR MEETING - TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2007

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Haskell, Vice Chairman Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrm. Haskell called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Haskell opened the meeting to the floor for questions or comments. Mr. Mark Welch advised that the next meeting of Coastal Plan Committee will be held at the Fairport Harbor Senior Center on June 27th at 6:30 p.m. Also, he will be meeting with Jason Boyd on May 9th.

Administrator Siegel advised regarding:

1. Asphalt grindings - Chrm. Haskell moved and Vice Chrm. Amos seconded to approve expenditure at a cost not to exceed $4,000.00 for 25 loads of asphalt grindings from Custom Building Solutions. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Infield mix - Trustee Steele moved and Chrm. Haskell seconded to approve expenditure at a cost not to exceed $17,000 for infield mix for ball fields at Perry Township Park (vendor to be determined). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. New mower - Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Chrm. Haskell seconded to approve expenditure at a cost not to exceed $5,500 for purchase of a new mower from Four Seasons for use at Perry Township Park. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Electric Communication Sign - Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Chrm. Haskell seconded to approve expenditure of $2,000 to Perry Schools for an electronic communication sign at Center Road entrance. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

5. Agreement with ODOT - Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Chrm. Haskell seconded authorizing Trustees to sign Agreement with ODOT to accept grant money. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

6. Insurance renewal - Chrm. Haskell moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve insurance renewal with OTARMA in the amount of $17,279.00 and authorize Administration Siegel to sign the renewal as representative. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

7. Special Meeting may be needed in order to accommodate Congressman LaTourette's schedule for presentation of check to Township. Administrator Siegel will advise when determined.

Chrm. Haskell reported that Pastor Jeff Calloway of Bridge Church at Perry contacted him regarding their community service project which involves painting house numbers of curbed streets to help emergency personnel locate addresses. Following discussion, the Board agreed to provide a letter in support of the project.

Chrm. Haskell presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-12

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING
DAN AND LOIS OROSZ AS RECIPIENTS OF THE
OUTSTANDING SENIOR VOLUNTEER AWARD.

Vice Chrm. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. (Complete Resolution on file.)

Chrm. Haskell advised regarding OTA correspondence on HB 694 - Pay to Play, and training session being held in Marysville on May 21st. Chm. Haskell expressed an interest in attending if his schedule allows and suggested that it may be beneficial for Administrator and Fiscal Officer also. Vice Chrm. Amos commented that he has spoken to Senator Grendell about the bill and he anticipates changes in the language may be forthcoming.

Chrm. Haskell advised that he has spoken to Linda Morton concerning her request for an additional guardrail along the front of her property. Ms. Morton, who lives on River Road across from Webb Road, has had repeated damage to her property as a result of vehicles failing to stop at the end of Webb Road.

Chrm. Haskell advised that the Perry Foundation has indicated they cannot accept $2,000 for a loan fund for college bound students from the Township as it is considered a debt, however, they appreciated the $2,000 contributed toward scholarships. Following discussion, it was the consensus of the Board to contribute an extra $2,000 under any circumstance and Chrm. Haskell will follow-up to facilitate.

In regard to the Perry Community Center, Chrm. Haskell briefly discussed Mrs. Woltman's recommendation that the Board consider charging a nominal fee, i.e. $100.00, for non-profit Perry groups who now use the Community Center at no charge. Following discussion, the Board agreed not to take action at this time, however, they will review the matter again at the end of the year.

Chrm. Haskell reported that he will be out of town from May 11th to May 15th and again from May 25th to May 28th.

Vice Chrm. Amos advised regarding:

1. The guys did a great job clearing the land at the Center Road Cemetery.

2. Mrs. Woltman has developed a very nice working relationship with Winfield Supply who maintains the floor at the Community Center.

3. Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to pay $2750.00 to Linda Anderson (P.O.A. for Thayer Anderson) for reconveyance of graves 4-10 in Lot 19 and graves 3-6 in Lot 18 of Division 12 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele advised regarding:

1. Zoning Commission meeting scheduled on May 7th at 6:30 p.m.

2. Board of Zoning Appeals Public Hearing scheduled on May 8th at 7:00 p.m.

3. Trustee Steele and Zoning Commission Secretary Laura Stegman will be attending a zoning seminar at Geneva Lodge on June 1st.

Chrm. Haskell presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-11

A RESOLUTION OPPOSING OHIO SENATE BILL 117
AND SUPPORTING THE LOCAL CABLE
FRANCHISING PROCESS.

Vice Chrm. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. (Complete Resolution on file.)

Chrm. Haskell moved and Trustee Steele seconded to pay $2,000.00 to Tim LeBail for various repairs and maintenance on Road Dept. vehicles. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Haskell reported that Ohio News Network (ONN) has been moved to Channel 163 on the Digital Tier package.

Chrm. Haskell commented on the Community Center cost sheet prepared by Mrs. Woltman and was shocked that the electric bills were approximately four times higher than the gas bills.

Chrm. Haskell inquired if there were any questions or comments from the audience. Mr. Jim Anderson advised of the deteriorating condition of Narrows Road. Discussion continued on various issues, including installation of sidewalks, gas prices, turbine power, nuclear power and new technology.

There being no further business before the Board, Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted May 15, 2007)

REGULAR MEETING - TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Haskell, Vice Chairman Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The Board held an advertised Work Session prior to their Regular Meeting and discussed receipt of proposed amendments to the sign regulations as submitted by the Zoning Commission on May 15, 2007 following their Public Hearing held April 17, 2007. Following discussion, the Board scheduled a work session to be held on May 29th at 3:00 p.m.

Chrm. Haskell called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held Tuesday, May 1, 2007. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Haskell opened the meeting to the floor for questions or comments. Captain Sparkman provided an oral summary of Sheriff's Department events in the Township for April, 2007. Ann DiDonato of FirstEnergy reviewed and explained their proposed rate increase request which has been submitted to the PUCO for approval.

Administrator Siegel advised regarding:

1. Cemetery limestone - Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Chrm. Haskell seconded to approve $2,000.00 expenditure to Custom Building Solutions for #8 Cedarville white limestone for the cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Park seasonal workers - Trustee Steele moved and Chrm. Haskell seconded to hire Cody Clark, Michelle McGonnell and Jen Stevens as seasonal workers for the concession stand at Perry Township Park, effective 5/1/07 at the rate of $6.85 per hour. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Rate increase - Chrm. Haskell moved and Vice Chrm. Amos seconded to increase Michelle Zinn's pay to the current minimum wage rate of $6.85 per hour, retroactive to January 1, 2007. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Additional Police Protection at Cemetery - Vice Chrm. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-13

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEES TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT
WITH THE VILLAGE OF PERRY FOR
ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION.

Chrm. Haskell seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. (Complete Resolution on file.)

5. Additional Police Protection at Park - Vice Chrm. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-14

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP
TRUSTEES TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH
THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
FOR ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION AT
PERRY TOWNSHIP PARK, TOTAL COST OF
WHICH WILL NOT EXCEED $5,000.00.

Chrm. Haskell seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. (Complete Resolution on file.)

Chrm. Haskell advised regarding:

1. Trip to Washington DC for the 2007 Law Week Celebration

2. Response letter from Governor Strickland regarding opposition to Time Warner's Cable plan to move the Ohio New Network (ONN).

3. Time Warner's letter announcing channels to be added followed by letter advising of correction to those channels.

4. Correspondence from Heidi Fought at OTA reporting that the Energy and Public Utilities Committee favorably approved SB 117 and it is now headed to the Full House.

Vice Chrm. Amos discussed the issue of the Board contributing an extra $2,000 toward the scholarship fund and inquired if more information has been obtained. Chrm. Haskell reported that he believes there are three options for consideration: 1) contribute $2,000 to put into a loan fund, 2) two scholarships of $1,000 each or 3) contribute an additional $2,000 to the scholarship fund. Following discussion, Chrm. Haskell moved and Vice Chrm. Amos seconded to contribute an additional $2,000 to the scholarship fund. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele reported the Zoning Commission has a meeting scheduled on June 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Chrm. Haskell moved and Trustee Steele seconded to schedule a Public Hearing on June 5th at 6:30 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to the Zoning Resolution as submitted by the Zoning Commission on May 15th. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being no further business before the Board, Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted June 5, 2007)

SPECIAL MEETING - TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. to consider various matters as advertised. Present were Chairman Haskell, Vice Chairman Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Siegel, Michele Woltman and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Also present were U.S. Representative Steven LaTourette and his aide, Dino DiSanto. Fiscal Officer Page was unable to attend.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chairman Haskell called the meeting to order and introduced U.S. Representative Steven LaTourette who presented the Trustees with a check in the amount of $691,600.00 to be used to offset the purchase of property.

Chrm. Haskell moved and Vice Chrm. Amos seconded to appoint Michele Woltman as Clerk Pro Tem in Ms. Page's absence. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Haskell discussed the following:

1. Chrm. Haskell moved and Trustee Steele seconded to contract with Baseline Cement to replace cement at 2980 Maine Avenue, cost not to exceed $2900.00 POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Chrm. Haskell moved and Vice Chrm. Amos seconded to authorize Walter Siegel to sign documents related to the purchase of property from CEI, on behalf of the Board of Trustees. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Haskell presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-15

A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE
OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES FOR 2007 FROM THE
LAKE COUNTY AUDITOR AND INCREASE PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. (Complete Resolution on file.)

Chrm. Haskell moved and Vice Chrm. Amos seconded to contract with Thomas Fence to install a 2 rail split rail fence at the Community Center, cost not to exceed $3200.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Haskell moved and Trustee Steele seconded to purchase materials for restoration projects from Star Excavating, cost not to exceed $5,000.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Haskell moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn to an Executive Session to discuss personnel compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. (The Board adjourned to an Executive Session.)

Following discussion, Vice Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to reconvene the Special Meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. (The Special Meeting was reconvened.)

The Board then recognized George Smerigan of Oxbow Engineering who reviewed and discussed proposed zoning amendments to be addressed at the Public Hearing scheduled for June 5, 2007. When the discussion concluded, Chrm. Haskell moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the Special Meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted June 5, 2007; Amended June 19, 2007)


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