Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio
   

BOARD OF MUSKINGUM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

March 3, 2016

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

·         The Muskingum Township Trustee met in regular session on March 3, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Fire Building.

 

ATTENDANCE:

·         Trustees: Mike Maniaci, Matt Hittle, Ed Fell.

·         Fiscal Officer: Jason Baughman.

·         Residents:  1 resident in attendance.

 

MINUTES:

The February 4, 2016 Regular minutes were read. Hittle motioned to approve, Fell seconded, Maniaci ayed.

 

CHECKS:                 

Checks were signed and approved for payment.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

STOP SIGNS:

Maniaci indicated the deadline for new stop signs is no longer applicable and townships can update as they can. There has been nothing finalized on the reflection strips.

 

NORTH VISTA DRIVE:

Fell spoke with Shawn Johnson about drainage issue between the two driveway next to Vista drive thru. The issue wasn't part of the original proposal and we need to discuss with engineer before we approve of specs when time to take over the road.  Maniaci indicated the engineer was suppose to have plans for it.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Maniaci indicated that we should have some Falls representative at our next meeting to discuss the soft billing issue. Joe stated that in the past someone was at the Township fire station on Friday's and now have changed to Wednesday and Friday.

Maniaci indicated that Joe requested permission to install a washer and dryer at the fire station. Fell motioned to approve, Maniaci ayed. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.

Joe Hunt indicated that next month the feasibility report will be submitted for the fire district and in about 60 days should know more information. As for the fire truck, any payoff and sell of the fire truck will not be done until the fire district feasibility report comes back and without the prosecuting attorneys determination on the fire district and subrogation of property.

 

GORSUCH ROAD:

Fell indicated he spoke with Joe Hunt from Falls and any from state fire marshal's office. Andy indicated it was their duty to look at the property on Gorsuch if there is a threat of danger. Fell stated he would like some resolution with the Gorsuch property before someone gets hurt.

 

SALT SUPPLY:

Maniaci indicated we ordered 50 tons of salt from Cargill last month. Waiting on word of storage cost for the additional salt.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

VERN ROAD SIGN:

Hittle indicated that the Vern Road stop sign and road sign has been replaced.

 

OXFORD CIRCLE:

Hittle stated Chris Luthi called regarding Oxford Circle not being plowed. Hittle addressed with Troy to go do it.

Another lady asked about sweeping since there was too much sand and cinders.

 

CONN ROAD/MATTINGLY PROPERTY:

Fell stated there looks to be another tree near the curb at Conn Road and Mattingly property that looks like it might need removed.

 

OTARMA RISK ASSESSMENT:

Maniaci indicated part of OTARMA insurance and every 3 years someone from Risk Assessment comes here to go over our risk assessment. Maniaci indicated we were in very good shape and there were 3 recommendations made:

1. Document road time - when we ride roads we should maintain logs/records of times for when signs are down and replacement of signs.

2. Continuous training - should incorporate some continuous training with the guys. We need to replace the computer in the garage so Troy and Curtis can do some online training. Baughman will look into getting the old UAN computer in the township garage for Troy and Curtis.

3. Drivers license background checks.

 

FIRE & EMS RUN REPORTS:

Fire      1          Emergency                  A.R.T.(average response time)           10:10

            1          Non-Emergency          A.R.T. (average response time)          10:49

            1          Other                           A.R.T. (average response time)          12:51

EMS    21                                            A.R.T. (average response time)          9:26     (Dispatch to scene)

 

PERMANANT APPROPRIATIONS:

Maniaci motioned adoption of the Annual Permanent Appropriations Resolution for fiscal year December 31, 2016 (per O.R.C. 5705.38). 2015 Carryover of $58,487.53, 2016 Estimated Resources $592,870.11 for total budget of $651,357.72. Hittle seconded. Fell ayed. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

The trustees agreed that at this time it is not necessary to go into executive for details relative to the security arrangements and emergency response protocol for public body or public office if disclosure of matter discussed is reasonably be expected to jeopardize the public body or public office. Maniaci indicated he was assured by Falls that it is not affecting any of their normal operations thus far.

 

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

 

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                                                                                    Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer

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