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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
February 8, 2022
President James Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that Trustees Michael Parker, James Stewart & Scott Leber were present, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for the January 13, 2022 meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Guests No guests were present.
reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting .
Mr. Kelley reported that during last week’s snow storm Travis Heuser had worked using the backhoe with the attached push-blade pushing back intersection corners. He said using the new push blade had really cut down on the time it takes to clear an intersection. Mr. Kelley went on to say that after the storm ended they used Groton Township’s grader to roll back the snow on the berms clearing the road sides. He said all the equipment ran good during the snow storm, making it much easier to get the job done.
Mr. Kelley said he had rethought his retirement date and had decided that he will work thru 2022 and will retire in November of 2023. The Trustees acknowledged his decision to stay on the job for another year and a half.
Mr. Leber – said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.
Mr. Parker – suggested that work sessions be scheduled to plan and implement the upcoming projects made possible by the grant funds received thru American Rescue Plan. after some discussion, Mr. Parker moved that work sessions be scheduled on a “as needed basis” for the first and third Mondays, except holidays of each month until further notice. Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present answering yes; motion carried. Mr. David said he would see that it’s publicized
– reported that he had talked with the
Firelands Health people about the part time drivers and their being on the
random drug testing program thru the summer months. What they suggested was that
all snowplow drivers be tested one time as they start the winter season and then
after the winter season is past their names be taken off the random test list.
Mr. Stewart reported that he had went thru all the minutes books and had taken out all the little papers that had been include in the minute’s books. He said all these little cards and papers were not important records and they would create a problem for the people doing the copying. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved that they move ahead with the process of having all the documents, which include the Trustee’s meeting minutes, the Zoning Appeals Board minutes and the Zoning Board minutes be copied and put in the cloud so these papers are available for public viewing, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Stewart said he would call the vender and schedule the copying process.
Mr. David said he had straightened the problem out with Hanson Stone concerning the Township account. He said the tax-exempt papers had been filed so the accou7nt should now be active.
Mr. David said he had talks with Valley Ford in Cleveland, they said Ford had finally came thru and approved the frame rail reinforcement installation. Mr. David said that the people doing the installation were out into March for scheduling.
Mr. Kelley said he would see that the truck gets on the schedule for the reinforce frame rail installations.
Mr. David reported that the Township had received a check from Medical Mutual for $3,378.86 dollars. He said there was no explanation other than it said premium reimbursement.
Communications were reviewed
There was no old business to discuss.
There was discussion that the three Townships go together and purchasing a mini-excavator that could be used for digging graves and road drainage repair work. No decision was made.
TThere was discussion about applying for another grant thru the Erie Metro Parks. Mr. Stewart suggested that the curtains on the shelter house be replace with rollup style doors similar to garage doors. He said that Groton Township has them on their shelter house, he said they can be closed and locked preventing weather from getting inside, especially for winter storage.
After some discussion, Mr. Stewart said he would try and get some pricing for the doors.o:p>
Mr. Parker moved that the Trustees go into Executive Session to discuss wage increase for Mr. Kelley, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
There was discussion concerning a pay raise for Mr. Kelley since he had decided to stay on another year and a half.
Mr. Parker moved that the Executive Session be ended, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called with all present voting yes motion carried.
Mr. Parker moved to give Mr. Kelley a .50 cent raise now and another .50 cents in July of 2022, Mr. Leber seconded the motion, roll was called with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $9,360.60, 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