Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio
   

BOARD OF MUSKINGUM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

June 9, 2016

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

·         The Muskingum Township Trustee met in regular session on June 9,  2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Fire Building.

 

ATTENDANCE:

·         Trustees: Mike Maniaci, Ed Fell, Matt Hittle

·         Fiscal Officer: Jason Baughman.

·         Residents:  2 residents in attendance.

 

MINUTES:

The May 5, 2016 Regular minutes were read. Fell motioned to approve, Maniaci seconded.

 

CHECKS:                  

Checks were signed and approved for payment.

 

CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER:

There was two candidates for County Commissioner in attendance; Dale Phillips and Mollie Crooks.

Dale Phillips is running against Cindy Cameron. Phillips spoke about shared services, communication, and utilizing grant opportunities.

Mollie Crooks is running against incumbent Jerry Lavy. Mollie spoke about communication, having a presence, leadership, working together, getting more with less, working on a vision and being elected to serve the best interest of the citizens as a whole.

Both candidates discussed communication, listening to the needs of the citizens, working with budgets, county engineer, audits and being accountable regardless if a public or private entity. Both plan on focusing on the Commissioner job if elected and not maintaining multiple jobs.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

SALT UPDATE / STORAGE FEE:

Maniaci indicated we have not received any bill from Cargill for salt storage to date.

 

CONN ROAD:

Fell indicated he spoke with Pat Burkhart about the tree on Conn Road and he has no problem with us removing . Curtis and Troy will take care of.

 

COMPUTER FOR MAINTENANCE:

Maniaci authorized fiscal officer to purchase reasonably priced computer for the maintenance garage.

 

ROAD UPDATES:

Maniaci presented estimates from last year for review for asphalt and opened for discussion on chip-seal with Fell and Hittle. Fiscal officer indicated we can start with a budget of approximately $100K plus Type 2 funds as indicated by Maniaci. Tiffany ($23,930), Pierre ($15,322), Dresden Ct.($21,348), Baabs ($30,901), Georgia ($17,648), Virginia ($21,435), Water Cress ($14,117), Manchester ($23,585), Hampton ($43,226). Maniaci and Fell discussed patching and chip-seal for Georgia, Stonehenge, Manchester, Conn, Carolina to start.

 

Fell motioned to put out to bid asphalt for Dresden Ct., Tiffany, Pierre Dr. and approximately $35K worth of asphalt patching. Bids will be accepted over following three weeks and due at next meeting July 7th. Hittle seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.

 

Fell motioned to chip-seal Carolina. Hittle seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.

 

Maniaci indicated he spoke with county engineer and we are down for 5 miles worth of chip-seal with them.

 

SALT BUILDING/BRIDGES:

Maniaci indicated he inquired with the county engineer about a building for salt storage and bridges. Maniaci has not heard anything back from engineer to-date.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

FIRE & EMS RUN REPORTS - MAY:

No fire report at time of meeting. Will update at July meeting.

 

CULVERTS/DITCHING:

Ashlee Roberts Culvert - Check for culvert has been deposited and Curtis and Troy will take care of culvert.

Conn Road - Fell indicated there is a ditch with a 5-6" pipe we need to look at.

Chardon Road - Maniaci discussed with trustees a culvert options on Chardon Road and option to patch, extend it, dig up or replace.

Mark Gatton from Terrace Shores - Fell indicated that he said we don't need to do anything with his culvert.

Welch Road - Hittle indicated received call from a Lisa on Welch Road needs some ditching done.

Conn Road - Hittle indicated received call from Mark Blatt on Baabs Road has water issues near the apartments on Baabs Road.

Jones Road - Hittle presented $200 check from Jason Green for 40' culvert installation.

 

INSURANCE:

Fell reviewed and discussed quotes from Parker Insurance, Ohio Risk Management, to compare with our current OTARMA insurance. Fell indicated that the annual premium less the premium credits and $500 grant we get from OTARMA vs. the credits we get from Ohio Risk Management the net impact is a wash and at the present time not a considerable savings and recommend continuing with OTARMA. Maniaci indicated that OTARMA is geared toward townships ad back when we had legal issues with the Fire Department OTARMA was there to assist. Maniaci also mentioned we should continue to look for savings for the township for insurance like OTARMA and our health insurance including exploring HSA options.

 

EMAILS:

Maniaci indicated that in the news there has been decisions regarding emails of public officials in regards to the sunshine law. We have to be careful when utilizing email and text. We don't make any decisions in these means and only at meetings in front of the public.

 

COMMUNITY GARDEN:

Fell discussed with trustees a community garden option of utilizing the excess land we have next to the township. Maniaci also indicated there may grant options for things such as for playgrounds.

 

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

 

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                                                                                    Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer

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