James W. Stewart
Michael G Parker
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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
February 21, 2019
President James Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that all Trustees were present, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for February 7th meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes: motion carried
Roger Hunker, representative for Apex Clean Energy and Nate Pedder, Development Manager for the proposed Emerson Creek Wind Farm were present at the meeting to answer any additional questions that the Trustees may have since they last met. Once again the “Pilot Program” vs. “regular depreciating property tax payments” was discussed. Mr. Hunker reiterated that approving the “Pilot Program” would mean training for local fire fighters and at least 50% of the employees on the wind farm project would be from Ohio. He said going with the “Pilot” would guarantee a “RUMA” for the Township roads would be signed. Mr. Parker and Mr. Stewart both stated that whichever way the County Commissioner decided to vote on the tax payments, there would be a RUMA signed to protect the Township roads, or there would be a lot of overweight tickets issued. After further discussion the Trustees “thanked” Mr. Hunker and Mr. Pedder for coming to the meeting.
Mr. David said he had issued no permits since the last meeting, he did talk with Jason Hermes about a new building he wants to put up. Mr. David said being the building is over the allowable 2000 square foot maximum Mr. Hermes will need to apply for a variance.
Mr. David reported that the Township has to do a lot split procedure for the parcel they sold Fred Moffitt in Kimball before they can have a deed drawn up. Mr. David had Mr. Stewart sign the lot split form so that he could get it filed with Regional Planning and the Auditor.
Mr. Kelley reported that he had talked with Matt Parker about improvements to the ball field. Mr. Parker had said that they would like to see the backstop and infield fence replaced. He said the infield fence is only four-foot high and it should be six-foot for safety concerns. Mr. Parker said estimated cost to replace the current infield fence and backstop with a regulation one would be around $9100 dollars. Mr. Parker said HPC was going to have some infield dirt brought in to raise the level of the playing field to prevent the problem of standing water after a heavy rain. There was some discussion about applying for some grants thru ErieMetro Parks or the Sandusky Community Foundation to cover the cost of the improvements to the ball field.
Mr. Kelley requested one day of vacation for March 1st because he would be moving his daughter to Columbus for college start. The Trustees approved his request.
Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything to report at this time
Mr. Parker said he didn’t have anything to report at this time
Mr. Stewart reported that he would not be at the next meeting because of an unavoidable conflict in schedule.
There was some discussion about moving the meeting date but do to some scheduling problems, it was decided to leave the scheduled date as is.
Mr. David said he had finished the 2018 yearend, and the annual report was ready for review. He distributed copies of several reports to the Trustees and lead them thru a review of the fiscal yearend information. After reviewing the information, Mr. Parker moved to accept the yearend report, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. David distributed copies of the final appropriations for 2019 to the Trustees for their review and approval. After reviewing the final appropriations, Mr. Parker moved to accept the final appropriations, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Communications were reviewed.
It was questioned if anyone had heard anything or had talked to Mr. Frederick concerning the new storage building since the last meeting.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $7,172.87, Mr. Leber
seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, the meeting was adjourned.
James W. Stewart, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer