Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio
   

April 2013 Regular Meeting

 

BOARD OF MUSKINGUM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

 

April 4, 2013

 

PURPOSE OF MEETING: Regular Meeting.

 

OPENING: The Muskingum Township Trustees met in regular session on April 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire Building.  All trustees and fiscal officer were present.  There were 6 residents present.

 

Bids for gravel and limestone were opened.

 

The following bids were received:

Mar-Zane Materials - $20.00 per ton for #8 limestone delivered and $14.50 per ton for #8 or #9 gravel delivered.

Maysville Materials - $19.65 per ton for #8 limestone delivered and no bid for #8 or #9 gravel.

The Shelly Company - $18.00 per ton for #8 limestone delivered and $14.75 per ton #8 or #9 gravel delivered.

 

Hittle made a motion to accept bid for gravel at $14.75 per ton delivered from The Shelly Company as they provided all disclosures as specified in the bid requirements. Mar-Zane Materials bid did not include all disclosures as stated in bid requirements. Fusner seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed.

 

Bids for Cemetery, Township Garage and Fire Building lawn maintenance were opened.

 

The following bids were received:

Murray Landscaping and Lawncare - $3,290, billed at $470 per month, based on 7 months.

Muskingum River Lawncare - $3,500, billed at $500 per month, based on 7 months.

Quality Landscape Contractors, LLC - $4.690, billed at $670 per month, based on 7 months.

Twin Hills Landscaping - $3,248, billed at $464 per month, based on 7 months.

 

All lawn maintenance bidders provided proper documentation specified in the bid requirements. Fusner made a motion to accept lawn maintenance bid from Twin Hills Landscaping for $3,248, billed at $464 per month, based on 7 months. Hittle seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed.

 

The regular minutes were read and approved.

 

Checks were approved and signed for payment.

 

Maniaci opened for old business.

 

Mrs. Sellers addressed and presented pictures to the trustees regarding the EMS run to her house for her husband and the ambulance getting stuck in her driveway at her residence. She stated that three squads had arrived with two getting stuck. She stated that she was told that her house was the fourth house Falls squads have gotten stuck at on runs. She stated that a lot of time was spent and asked why they called Ritchy, Falls, Dresden and the County EMS for squads due to their proximity to her residence. She also asked why they chose the route taken due to it taking one and half hours to arrive at the hospital. Mrs. Sellers stated that she was not addressing this just because this happened with Falls and her husband but just wanted to address this situation and inform the trustees since our township is contracting with Falls and hoped by addressing these issues, investigating and ask why they occurred will prevent future occurrences like this from happening. Hittle and Maniaci stated they would ask Falls about the issues and concerns surrounding this instance. Maniaci asked Mrs. Sellers if this exact same situation had occurred with the old fire department would her reaction and concerns be the same. Mrs. Sellers stated she could not answer that since it didn’t occur with the old fire department.         

 

Mr. Lester Vanderbark presented the trustees with a 1978 tax map of his property. Mr. Vanderbark stated that he still hasn’t seen a properly signed petition indicating this road closure and had spoken with another trustee from another township which also stated in his opinion that this road was not legally closed. Mr. Vanderbark did not provide the name of this trustee. Mr. Vanderbark stated that there is a slip on Rock Cut Road coming out of the bank of his property in his opinion due to the road widening. Maniaci and Hittle stated they would come and look at it. Mr. Vanderbark stated, as a follow-up to the cutting an alternate access on his property, in his opinion he did not believe he should, nor would, sign a written statement for cutting the alternate access since in his opinion the road wasn’t legally closed. Maniaci stated that Mr. Vanderbark’s dispute is with the county and the commissioners and not the township.     

 

Maniaci opened for new business.

 

Maniaci read the fire report for February:

0 Fire Emergency                   ART(avg. response time)                   0:00 minutes

0 Non Emergency                   ART                                                    0:00 minutes

10 EMS runs                           ART                                                    9:20 minutes

 

Maniaci read the fire report for March:

2 Fire Emergency                   ART(avg. response time)                   8:30 minutes

0 Non Emergency                   ART                                                    0:00 minutes

10 EMS runs                           ART                                                    9:24 minutes

 

Maniaci followed-up and stated that it didn’t look like we were going to get any help from the Excel program.

 

Fusner asked about the township getting a block grant for the Vista View revitalization project instead of the MEOAG. Maniaci stated that Mr. Hood stated that the MEOAG stated they would do this and not the township.

 

Fusner asked about the road name error submitted by the county engineer’s department. Maniaci stated that the engineer’s department submitted Cyprus Road instead of Cypress Circle to the State of Ohio. Whatever it says on the State’s road inventory is what the name would be. Maniaci stated he did a search and as of this meeting the road is listed on the State’s road inventory correctly as Cypress Circle. Fusner stated he would make some calls and follow-up with the road name.

 

Fusner stated that he received 2 calls; one regarding the speeding on Welsh Road and another inquiring about brooming the road on Eric Adam Lane. Fusner stated may want to get car counter for Welsh and follow-up with any need for brooming of roads this year.

 

Maniaci presented trustees with chip-seal proposal to complete and approve from the County Engineer’s office for use of our available 2013 Type 1 material and Type 2 chip-seal and emulsion funds awarded from the County Engineer’s office. Maniaci made motion to accept County Engineer’s proposal and use of the Type 1 and Type 2 funds. Fusner seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed.

 

Hittle asked about prior discussions regarding culvert replacement and recommended the trustees get with each other to discuss and identify the culverts in questioned and ones to address this year. Maniaci stated they would assess them and get some measurements so they could identify and prioritize them.

 

Hittle moved to adjourn.  Seconded by Fusner.  All ayed.

 

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                                                             Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer

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