Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio
   

BOARD OF MUSKINGUM TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

September 10, 2015

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

·         The Muskingum Township Trustee met in regular session on September 10, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in the Fire Building.

 

ATTENDANCE:

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

·         Fiscal Officer:  Jason Baughman.

·         Residents:  0 resident in attendance.

 

MINUTES:

The August 5, 2015 regular meeting minutes were read and approved.

Maniaci motioned to accept minutes as read. Fell seconded. Hittle ayed.

 

CHECKS: Checks were approved and signed.

 

Maniaci stated the final bill from The Shelly Company for Applo Way paving bid originally estimated at $41,296.07 came in less than originally estimated at $40,532.33.

 

Fiscal Officer Baughman indicated after the October 2015 Western Star dump truck payment there will be 1 remaining payment due October 2016 for $22,907.97.

 

Fiscal officer and trustees discussed the employee handbook and clarification on call-out pay vs. overtime. Baughman also recommended we come up with a prior approval form for request with banking comp time instead of paying out in overtime. Maniaci and trustees will look at updating the employee handbook with more clarification on call out pay vs. overtime.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

CULVERT INVOICES:

Hittle indicated we need to get Curtis and Troy to get the culvert installed for Rosellen Jenkins since payment has been received as well as Kim Glass.

 

CHIP SEAL:

Maniaci indicated that after discussing with Fiscal Officer Baughman about our available funds to date and the remainder of the year, we will hold off on any additional chip-seal for 2015. Baughman also indicated to date we are still waiting on the statement from the county engineer to see if there is any available funds remaining on the type 1 and 2 funds.

 

AEP BILLING:

Maniaci indicated we need to follow-up with AEP to get Mr. Fusner removed from the billing or contact information.

 

FIRE DEPT SOFT BILLING:

Fell inquired about any news on soft billing inquire with Falls. Maniaci indicated that he will follow-up with Mark Brown on this as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

2016 ESTIMATED TAX BUDGET:

Fiscal Officer Baughman presented to the trustees the 2016 resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. The official certificate of estimated resources for 2016 includes estimated carryover of $26,981, taxes $382,520 and amounts from other sources $210,350 for total 2016 budget of $619,852. The amount approved by budget commission inside the 10 mil limitation $300,501. Amount approved from levies outside the 10 mil limitation $111,647. Maniaci moved the adoption of the resolutions. Fell seconded the resolutions. Roll call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.

 

ROCK SALT ANTITRUST CLAIM:

Fiscal Officer Baughman indicated that he submitted our claim form by the August 7th deadline pursuant to the Attorney General's antitrust suit for our share of the $11.5 million rock salt settlement. The claim covered time period from July 1, 2008 through February 28, 2011. The total purchase of salt from Morton Salt and Cargill during the time frame was 400.64 tons for a total of $23,421. Our claim information was filed timely and the amount of any settlement due is to be determined.

 

FIRE & EMS RUN REPORTS:

AUGUST:       22 EMS Runs              A.R.T.             8:31 (dispatch to scene)

                        2 Emergency               A.R.T.             10:20

                        1 Other                        A.R.T.             8:00

 

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

 

                                                                                    ________________________________

____________________________                            Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer

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Trustee