Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio
   

BOARD OF MUSKINGUM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

November 5, 2015

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

·         The Muskingum Township Trustee met in regular session on November 5, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in the Fire Building.

 

ATTENDANCE:

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

·         Fiscal Officer:  Jason Baughman.

·         Residents:  3 resident in attendance.

 

MINUTES:

The October 1, 2015 regular meeting minutes were read and approved as amended to state Parmiter Billing and not Palmer Billing. Fell motioned to accept minutes as amended. Hittle seconded. Maniaci ayed.

 

CHECKS: Checks were approved and signed.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Maniaci opened meeting by congratulating Trustee Matt Hittle and Fiscal Officer Jason Baughman on their re-election.

 

Mr. Jerome Durant addressed the trustees regarding the work being done with the apartments behind the Exxon station and indicated that drainage along and behind Baabs Road (Mr. Helbling's property) was being backed up and need of repairs. Mr. Durant also expressed concerns about the road conditions of Baabs, Georgia and Carolina and being in need of asphalt repairs. Maniaci addressed Mr. Durant's comments indicating that the issue with Mr. Helbling's property has been a long standing issue and addressed multiple times and during multiple meetings over the past several years. The township has no jurisdiction or authority with the issue surrounding Mr. Helbling's property and any issues needs to be addressed with the county commissioners and Mr. Helbling. Maniaci and Fell indicated they would follow-up with the commissioners but reiterated to Mr. Durant the long history with Mr. Helbling's property and discussions with the commissioners and low expectations to any immediate solutions. Maniaci indicated that we would look into estimates for asphalt and options for Baabs, Georgia and Carolina next year when we start preparing our road repair and chip-seal work for the year.

 

Mr. Ed Rouan, resident on SAAD Court stated that he had concern with Falls Fire Department taking their fire trucks on SAAD Court and Rollins Drive during trick-or-treat with all the kids on the street and being such a narrow road and turn around. Maniaci and the trustees stated that they would address the concern with Mr. Brown and Falls Fire Department.

 

Mrs. Mary Kaufman, daughter of Rollin Petry on Conn Road, inquired about the tree overhanging near the bridge on Conn Road and concern with the tree falling and if the trustees could cut the tree down or do anything about the tree. Maniaci and Hittle indicated that if the people that live their will let us cut the tree down we will cut it down.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

FIRE DEPT SOFT BILLING:

Maniaci indicated that he spoke with Mark Brown and reiterated to him about getting us invoices and for them to give us an update or report or address one last time at one of our meetings.

 

LOWES GRANT:

Maniaci stated that in case I didn't mention in a prior meeting, we did not qualify for the Lowes generator grant.

 

CULVERTS:

Culvert on Dur-Mel Road has been installed.

 

ROCK CUT ROAD STOP SIGN:

Maniaci indicated that we need to get a stop sign on Rock Cut Road near the railroad crossing. We will get with Curtis and Troy to get this taking care of.

 

FRAME ROAD WATER LEAK:

Maniaci indicated that the county has not resolved the mystery water leak on the property of Frame Road.

 

MOWING ON PRIOR ROAD AND PIPER:

Fell indicated he received phone calls and compliments about the mowing done on Prior and Piper roads.

 

SAFETY GRANT:

Fiscal Officer Baughman to get receipts to Maniaci for the 2015 $500 Safety Grant application.

 

ROCK SALT:

Baughman inquired about salt purchase agreement. Hittle and Maniaci indicated we have until March to take 90% of the salt purchase but can start as early as November 1st to start taking salt if needed.

 

Hittle stated he received a call from Brian Summers on Virginia Road about replacing a steel pipe that marks a drain and would get with Curtis and Troy to get this replaced.

 

Hittle stated he received a call from appraisal company for a home on Eaglepoint and inquired about any zoning laws in our township which there is no zoning in the township.

 

ROCK SALT AWARD:

Maniaci indicated that we received $712 from our claim to the rock salt anti-trust lawsuit.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

OCTOBER FIRE & EMS RUN REPORTS:

1 Fire Emergency Runs          A.R.T.             9:58     (dispatch to scene)

1 Fire Non-Emergency           A.R.T.             10:00   (dispatch to scene)

1 Fire Other                            A.R.T.             6:42     (dispatch to scene)

31 EMS Runs                          A.R.T.             8:07     (dispatch to scene)

 

BROWNFIELD GRANT

Hittle presented a letter from Jay Bennett, community development director, requesting a letter of support from the trustees for a Brownfield Grant for the revitalization of vacant and commercial properties in the surrounding area. Maniaci motioned to accept the letter of support. Hittle seconded. Fell ayed. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.

 

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

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____________________________                            Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer

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Trustee