July 2015 Regular Mtg. Minutes
BOARD OF MUSKINGUM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
JULY 1, 2015
PURPOSE OF MEETING:
- · Trustees:
- · Fiscal Officer:
- · Residents:
The June 4, 2015 regular meeting minutes were read and approved with following amendments.
Gravel was delivered to the cemetery and not residence for Mr. Bunting’s funeral.
Stone hauling should be Mark Robinson and not Jan Crawmer.
Asphalt patch work estimate was from Jan Crawmer and not Mark Crawmer.
Hittle motioned to accept as amended. Fell seconded. Manaici ayed.
CHECKS: Checks were approved and signed.
APPLO WAY PAVING BIDS:
2 Sealed bids for paving of Applo Way were received and opened. The Shelly Company bid was $41,296.07. The Birkhimer Asphalt bid was $38,339.30. Both bids met bid proposal guidelines and specifications. Hittle indicated good experiences with both bidders. Manaici indicated we can choose the best option and not required to just accept the lowest price. Baughman indicated that from discussion with our options for Dresden Ct. and Tiffany, would it make sense or reduce overall cost if all three were combined. Brad Boyer from Shelly Company indicated that combining projects close like this would help in lowering the cost. Baughman stated the savings from the trustees on the gravel and hauling last month was more than the difference in these bids. Maniaci indicated the county engineer estimated this around $35,882. Mr. Boyer was not able to compare or identify the difference without having estimate from county to compare. Maniaci motioned to accept the Shelly Company bid for $41,296.07. Fell seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.
SALT BID UPDATE:
Maniaci indicated that our salt price bid for this year is $73.86.
Maniaci indicated there was antitrust lawsuit against Morton and Cargill for salt purchased between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2011. We received a claim form to submit for possible claim.
Maniaci indicated Mr. McGreevy called him again about noise. Maniaci went over to Mr. McGreevy’s residence and the noise was minimal and over at 11pm. Maniaci would talk with Mr. Lepi when available.
Maniaci presented trustees revised letters for Dresden Ct., Tiffany, and Pierre with revised estimates. Letters have already been motioned and accepted. Maniaci would hand out to the residence for their feedback on the options available.
Fiscal Officer Baughman indicated all culvert invoices have been mailed.
FIRE & EMS RUN REPORTS:
No Fire & EMS run reports were available at the time of the meeting.
GLEN WILLOW SWEEPING:
Maniaci indicated that received a call about our road sweeping on Glen Willow Drive. Maniaci indicated he would speak with Curtis and Troy about proper procedures or how they are to address the situation in the future if ever run into this again.
Maniaci indicated received 3 calls regarding high grass on Meadowhaven Road, Creamery, and Georgia. Manaici indicated at this time there was no need to prepare or send any letters as all three have been addressed and taking care of. Hittle indicated the property on Creamery was a Mr. Dawson and was having Dana Baldwin get the property mowed.
APPLO WAY PATCHING:
Maniaci indicated that it is recommended that we do some patch work on Applo again before we asphalt. Maniaci received estimates from Ryan Patrick from Shelly and Jan Crawmer. Hittle indicated his only concern was using separate contractor for the asphalt paving and the patch work underneath if something happens with road work and who to hold accountable. Maniaci motioned to accept estimate from Jan Crawmer/Birkhimer for patch work on Applo for $11,600. Fell seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.
Maniaci indicated talked with Andy Goss at Goss Supply and we got 24 reflective cones for $16.99 vs. $19.99 original price and what was priced at Tractor Supply and Lowe.
Maniaci indicated that received a call about culvert issue on Carnation. The culvert has a hole in it and needs replaced. Maniaci indicated this has been addressed and taking care of.
MONTHLY MEETING - AUGUST: Maniaci and trustees agreed to hold the August Regular Township Meeting on Wednesday August 5, 2015 instead of Thursday August 6, 2015. The notice of the date change will be listed in the newspaper, website and township sign.
Maniaci indicated he spoke with our County Auditor about assessments. Auditor indicated that there is history of where cities or villages would assess a fee but no past history of where townships would assess fees. Auditor indicated that they are in process of sending out some information and some training material regarding assessments and levies.
Fell indicated received 2 calls from residents on Kenlo about ditching. They indicated there ditch did not need it. Fell spoke with residents and issue has been addressed and taken care of.
Fell indicated that he and Curtis removed a tree that had fallen on Dresden Road.
CHUGG RUN SIGN:
Fell indicated that received a call about Chugg Run sign missing and need to replace.
Hittle indicated Mr. Flynn indicated the sign missing from Kenlo Woods has since been restored.
RETURN CALL POLICY:
Hittle indicated that he returned a call received while out of town. The resident was not from this state and had no idea how he had left message on Hittle's phone. The resident was appreciative of the quick response. Hittle stated that his policy is to try to return call or get back with resident within 24 hours.
Fell moved to adjourn. Seconded by Hittle. All ayed.
____________________________ Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer