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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
March 5, 2020
President Scott Leber 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. Parker moved to approve the minutes for the March 5, 2020 meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present answering yes; motion carried.
Roger Hunker, Development Associate for Apex Clean Energy, was present at the meeting to bring the Trustees up to date on the scheduling for the public hearings for the Emerson Creek Wind Farm. He said an open public meeting will to be held at the Bellevue V.F.W. on March 18th and in Columbus at the Ohio Power Siting Board on April 14th.
The Trustees “thanked” Mr. Hunker for coming to the meeting and keeping them updated on developments concerning the Wind Farm.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting;
Mr. Kelley presented his list of suggested road repair projects to the Trustees for the upcoming 2020 year. After reviewing the different projects and their costs, Mr. Stewart moved to proceed with appling 2800 foot of new asphalt top coat to Thomas Road at an estimated cost of $41,160 dollars, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Tar and chipping of Delematre and Harris Roads was discussed. Mr. Kelley suggested that after walking Harris Road it should be first in line for coating.
After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to tar and chip Harris Road at an estimated cost of $24,288 dollars, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Kelley noted that both roads will be crack sealed before either asphalt or tar and chipping is applied.
Mr. Kelley reported that other road cost to be considered for 2020 was;
1. $10,000 dollars towards the purchase of crack seal material
2. $1482 dollars for centerline stripping on 6 different roads
3. $7000 dollars for the purchase of 100 tons of road salt
Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything at this time.
Mr. Parker said he didn’t have anything at this time.
Mr. Stewart said he didn’t have anything at this time.
There was discussion about replacing the old merry-go-round with a new piece of park equipment. Several different pieces were discussed, the Trustees were amazed at the pricing on some of the playground equipment. It was suggested that different grants could possibly be applied for to help supplement the cost of the new playground equipment. All agreed that further research was needed.
Mr. David reported that he had talked with Thomas Wilson @ Dinsmore & Shohl who is an attorney and legal council for public entities seeking tax exempt bonds used for financing. Mr. David said a public entity cannot go in to debt without first issuing a bond guaranteeing payment of the note.
Communications were reviewed.
There was discussion about the new building project, and the different alternate cost; (Example) concrete floor, insulation, electrical, gas heat. With the variations in bids it was questioned if the Township wouldn’t be better off seeking their own bids as the building construction progresses, especially if the building is done in a series of steps over a period of time. Mr. Stewart said he would look into getting a bid on the plumbing or sub-drains plus the concrete floor and report at the next meeting.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $12,000.96, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned,
James W. Stewart, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer