Minutes 2021

Please note, Minutes are not posted here until they have been adopted by the Board of Trustees

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting, led the Pledge of Allegiance and greeted those in attendance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held December 22, 2020 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided the Financial Report for December. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the check register for December. POLL OF BOARD. 3 Ayes.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and Larry Reichard greeted the Board and those in attendance.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised on several items including information provided through the Mayors & Managers group regarding continued closure of senior centers county-wide until atleast April with more specifics to be provided as they become available. At Park Manager Kline’s request, Ed Lynch was approved to install flooring at the Park house. The recent discovery of Pokemon Go! players in the cemetery after dusk is being addressed with Pokemon directly and the Village police department is patrolling as they’re available.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION 2021-01
A RESOLUTION BY THE MADISON TOWNSHIP AND PERRY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR RESURFACING OF VARIOUS ROADS, UNDER A COMBINED OF MADISON TOWNSHIP AND PERRY TOWNSHIP RESURFACING PROJECT

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson provided information regarding the following items:

1. JEDD – A revenue sharing check should be forthcoming soon.
2. JEDD – Perry Park Road pump station project is again active.
3. NOPEC – another grant is probable, details to follow when they become available.
4. Lake County Sheriff’s Department will be meeting with the Trustees.
Trustee Steele asked that the property at Call Rd. and Middle Ridge Rd. be re-inspected for the ongoing yard sale issue (Zoning Inspector Siegel to handle).

Regarding the Summer Concert Series, Trustee Steele advised that at this time, the Lake County Health Department has not provided information on whether or not these types of activities will be permitted. At this time, the Township is talking with entertainers in the hope that the event can proceed. There was a brief discussion concerning application of NOPEC community grant funds.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that Chris Znidarsic would be back to work on January 13 and that the Rec Department’s Fall Festival Committee is looking for volunteers.

There being nothing further, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted January 26, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, TFO Page and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel reported on several items including Zoning Appeals and Zoning Board status and permits issued.

Road Superintendent Crofoot reviewed his work list and advised that Community Center refresh and upgrades are nearing completion. Crofoot reported that roof valleys need to be replaced, at the very least, and that he is soliciting quotes to replace the roof either partially or entirely. Road salt has been delivered bringing the total on hand to approximately 240 tons. Winter is keeping the crew busy plowing and keeping the fleet in good condition. The recent purchase of a new truck to plow and salt has been a welcome addition to the fleet. A firm quote has been received on a new plow truck and specs are in progress for the plow and dump box to finalize a package in anticipation of delivery in September or October, 2021. The Park’s winterization is complete. At the Cemetery, there have been an average of two burials each week and the crew is regularly keeping up with general maintenance including clearing trash cans, fallen branches and keeping the driveways clear.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law. Chrmn.

Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on January 12, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

TFO Page advised that the new UAN software is now the primary software for payment of bills and payroll and, so far, everything is working fine. Chrmn. Dawson presented the Board and TFO Page with a revenue-sharing check from Perry’s Joint Economic Development District in the amount of $60,000.00.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who facilitated and spoke on the following items. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to move the February 23, 2021 meeting to February 16, 2021 starting with the 9:00a.m. worksession and then the Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to extent the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and approve up to 10 days’ sick leave paid to employees affected per FFCRA provisions through 2021 to keep employees and their families safe. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

NOPEC has advised that it will again grant to Perry Township under it’s Energizing Communities grant in the amount of $10,181.00.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted February 9, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting, led the Pledge of Allegiance and greeted those in attendance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held January 26, 2021 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and Larry Reichard greeted the Board and those in attendance.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided an update on UAN software and advised that monthly Financials will be produced once the January reconciliation is complete (month did not complete until February 5).

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised on several items.

Trustees Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure to KS Associates in an amount not to exceed $32,200.00 to engineer, in collaboration with the ODNR, a revetment project for the lakefront area behind the Parmly House on Perry Township Park property. Administrator Sundy advised that the State’s Capital Infrastructure bill includes a grant to the Township not exceeding $200,000.00 for this purpose and funds for this particular expenditure will be utilized to reimburse the Township’s payment for services from the Permanent Improvement Fund. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has advised that they did not see feedback sent (and documented) by the Township concerning intersections at Narrows Road and Middle Ridge Road at Rt. 20. Currently, ODOT plans to enclose Middle Ridge Rd. at Rt. 20 to a cul-de-sac and will square-up Narrows Rd. at Rt. 20 to a “T” configuration. The Township has expressed concern with both items on several occasions and will again reach out to as many sources as necessary to encourage ODOT to reconsider the “T” and full closure of Middle Ridge Rd. Beyond obvious issues with a “T” at Narrows Rd., closing Middle Ridge Rd. fully will create unnecessary havoc for traffic, including funeral processions, at the Rt. 20 and Center Rd. intersection. The Trustees and Administrator will coordinate to convey the Township’s position on these elements of this project.

Chrmn. Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

                                              
RESOLUTION 2021-02

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL OR REMOVAL OF VEGITATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 5193 BLAIR ROAD, PERRY, OHIO,44081.                                                       

Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption

RESOLUTION 2021-03

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL OR REMOVAL OF VEGITATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 3389 NORTH RIDGE ROAD, PERRY, OHIO, 44081.

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Trustee Steele inquired of Administrator Sundy concerning clearances by the Health Department for the Summer Concert Series. Administrator Sundy advised that thus far, nothing has been decided. The Mayors & Managers group has had some discussion and those discussions are ongoing.

Trustee Steele inquired about the former Gilson property – who owns it, what are the plans for ongoing work. Administrator Sundy advise that she didn’t have any information and that no work thus far requires permits as no applications have been made thus far.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that Mardi Gras has been cancelled for the second year but Perry Rec is hopeful that the Fall Festival will proceed. Discussions and guidance are ongoing but no decision has been made at this time.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that Chief McDonald is retiring in June of 2022. There are a few candidates in consideration and PJFD is hopeful that a selection will be made atleast a year ahead of Chief McDonald’s retirement to allow the new chief to experience a full year of activity.

Chrmn. Dawson also advised that the Perry communities’ subrecipient grants of CARES Act funds to offset increased payroll and employee protection expenses has provided PJFD the opportunity to place an order for a new rescue squad with state-of-the-art sanitation elements on board.

Vice Chrmn. Amos discussed the recent Ohio Township Association virtual conference. Chrmn. Dawson discussed the JEDD’s plan to engineer sewers to cross Rt. 20 to the south side. Ideally, JEDD would like to have the infrastructure in place prior to ODOT’s repaving project in 2023.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted February 16, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, February 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, TFO Page and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel reported on several items including Zoning Appeals and Zoning Board status and permits issued.

Road Superintendent Crofoot reviewed his work list. Discussions included the Township’s annual clean-up project. Vendors for the usual pick-up are suggesting that due to truck driving hour limitations, that curbside pick-up will probably not happen this year. Discussions are under way to possibly place roll-offs for resident drop offs instead. D.K. Heating has provided a quote to replace furnaces at the Service Department with mini-split units for $9,629.00. The project is under consideration and should be an eligible expenditure of NOPEC community grant funding.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on February 9, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding a COVID vaccine clinic taking place at PCC on February 18, 2021. Administrator Sundy discussed security deposits and cleaning fees currently charged to renters. In order to ease the Township’s responsibility related to payments made to various employees for these particular services, checks will be issued by renters directly to the service providers.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted March 9, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting, led the Pledge of Allegiance and greeted those in attendance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 16, 2021 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and Larry Reichard greeted the Board and those in attendance.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who reviewed January Financials. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the check list for January. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding:

Rehire – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to re-hire Michele Woltman as Cemetery Sexton effective March 2, 2021 at the rate of $7,000.00 per year, paid bi-weekly. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Cemetery House – the property needs to have a few final projects completed prior to rental including carpeting the upstairs. Once the property is ready to rent, the rental rate will be determined and the property will be available to rent.

Township Park – Administrator Sundy met with Park Manager Kline and they discussed seasonal start-up items. Ed Lynch is expected back to work March 10, 2021.

Spring Clean-Up – The project continues to evolve in light of no interest by vendors to handle a curbside pick-up program. The clean-up this year is expected to require residents of Perry Township and Perry Village to haul their items to the Service Department on Webb Road. It is expected that there will be no tire collection. There are still elements to be sorted out and a full release of information is expected to be included with the Township’s Bulletin Board release in April.

Chrmn. Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION 2021-04
A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZING ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY
TO ACCEPT NORTHEAST OHIO PUBLIC ENERGY COUNCIL (NOPEC) 2021 ENERGIZED COMMUNITY GRANT.

Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION 2021-05
A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A MUTUAL PURCHASE/SHARED
COST AGREEMENT, AT A COST OF $195,315.52, WITH THE
MADISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES FOR THE PURCHASE AND
INSTALLATION OF PAVING AND CHIP-SEAL MATERIAL
WITHIN PERRY TOWNSHIP’S ROADWAY SYSTEM.

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION 2021-06
A RESOLUTION DECLARING IT NECESSARY TO RENEW AN EXISTING TWO AND NINE TENTHS (2.9) MILL AD VALOREM PROPERTY LEVY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO PROVIDE PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF PERRY AND REQUESTING THE LAKE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY THE TOTAL CURRENT TAX VALUATION OF THE TOWNSHIP AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT WOULD BE GENERATED BY THAT RENEWAL LEVY.

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised:

Fall Festival – expected to take place on September 11, 2021. Fireworks and a Chinese Auction tentatively being planned.

Vaccine Clinics – thank-you’s and gratitude extended to all involved from both Perry Joint Fire District and Perry Township employees.

Admin Staff – Kelly McGarry will be out for about 2 weeks.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted March 23, 2021) 

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel reported on several items including Zoning Appeals and Zoning Board status and permits issued. The Zoning Commission is working on regulations for garage sales.

Road Superintendent Crofoot reviewed his work list. Service Department has some work to do on Apache Trail, Baldwin Road and Maine Avenue before the contractor starts their paving projects. Baseball fields are prepped and ready, earliest ever. Grass & brush all hauled out to Losely’s, Hallmark excavating should be in soon to grind brush. Cemetery drives are all repaired and mowers are all serviced. A long and thorough seasonal work session was held.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chairman Amos moved to appoint Administrator Karen Sundy as Clerk Pro-Tem, seconded by Trustee Steele. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 9, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy. Three bids were received and reviewed for the Spring Trash Drop-off event. No curbside pick-up will be available and no tires will be collected this year. Trustee Steele moved to award the Spring Trash Drop-Off to Roll Off, Inc. To be held on Saturday, May 8th from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, seconded by Vice Chairman Amos. POLL OF BOARD: 3 ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Community Center rates and rules were reviewed. After discussion, Vice Chairman made a motion to approve the rate structure and procedures as presented, seconded by Nancy Steele. POLL OF BOARD: 3 ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chairman Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESO NO. 2021-07
A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF APRIL AS “CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH” IN THE TOWNSHIP OF PERRY, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved it adoption:

RESO NO. 2021-08
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE ODOT WINTER CONTRACT (018-22) FOR ROAD SALT

Vice Chairman Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted April 13, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on March 23, 2021 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page reviewed Financials with the Board. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve check registers for February and March, 2021. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding several items:

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the purchase of a new John Deere Z920 M ZTrack mower, for $8,960.69 from Deere & Company, c/o Polen Implement, Inc. (charge to Road tools & equipment) . POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve change order for the resurfacing project with Madison Township, Madison Township is adding a road to the project. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos moved to approve purchase of a Mack Truck for $105,000 from R. W. Sidley, Inc. and body package from Henderson Products, Inc. for $69,300, total purchase in the amount of $174,300.00 will be financed through American Financial Network, Inc. at an interest rate of 2.95% over 5 years with annual payments, first payment due upon loan opening. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to hire Bradley Peters effective 5/25/21 at $9.00 per hour for part-time seasonal employee on the Service Department. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

The Summer Concert Series schedule is complete and information will be provided in the Township’s upcoming newsletter.

Meetings are currently scheduled for the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) and the Economic Development Forum.

Chrmn. Dawson Chrmn. Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESO NO. 2021-09
A RESOLUTION SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWNSHIP THE QUESTION OF THE RENEWAL OF AN EXISTING TWO AND NINE TENTHS (2.9) MILL TAX LEVY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO PROVIDE PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF PERRY AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that the process of hiring a new Chief for the Perry Joint Fire District is well under way and there are several candidates involved.

Trustee Steele advised on several items regarding the Park:

Hot water tank in the concession stand is being looked over and may need to be replaced.

Flooring in the restrooms will be repaired prior to the season’s start.

On the playground, spring for the bee is broken. After discussion, the Board agreed to replace the entire unit at a cost of approximately $1,300.00.

New equipment is being considered. A saucer swing is very expensive and Trustee Steele is looking into a co-swing. The slide has been repaired and will be monitored to make sure it remains safe.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that the Fall Festival Committee is actively working on the plans for the Fall Festival.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted April 27, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel, Road Superintendent Crofoot and Park Manager Kline. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel reported on several items including Zoning Appeals and Zoning Board status, permits issued, garage sales, potential new developments and ongoing issues.

Park Manager Kline updated the Board and those in attendance on the state of the park including need for replacement of the refrigerator in the concession stand, boat ramp reinstallation, hot water tank repairs and upcoming camper reservations.

Road Superintendent Crofoot reviewed his work list. Service Department still has some work to do on Apache Trail and Maine Avenue before the contractor starts their paving projects. Other road repairs are being done as time and weather permit. Footer pouring is on the schedule as well as general clean-up in the cemeteries.

At PCC, some exterior painting and siding repairs are on the schedule.

At Township Park, floor repairs in the Park restrooms will be completed as weather permits.
The parking lot beside and behind Town Hall is expected to be included in a paving project that the church next door is planning. The Township’s share of the entire project looks to be about 20% of the entire area and discussions are ongoing.

The roof on PCC needs attention and probable replacement. There was a lengthy discussion of funding for that project as well as replacement of the parking lot at the Admin office. While there are sufficient funds on hand and appropriated in the Permanent Improvements Fund to handle the PCC roofing project, the General Fund’s appropriations will be increased to tap carry-over funds to pay for the parking lot overhaul. It is anticipated that both of the projects may need to be bid in accordance with public funds requirements. Administrator Sundy will gather necessary information to ensure the projects are handled properly.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 13, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided information concerning amending the Township’s Official Certificate and Permanent Appropriations. After discussion, Vice Chairman Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-13
A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE
OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES FROM THE AUDITOR OF LAKE COUNTY,
AMEND PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy. Several items were discussed:

1. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure, not to exceed $3,000.00, to purchase a new refrigerator for the concession stand at Perry Township Park. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to renew with Comp Management Group Rating Program for the period of 1/1/22-12/31/22 and Third Party Administration beginning 9/1/21 and have Administrator Sundy sign paperwork. Service fee of $270, $10 higher than last year. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve a contract and Resolution No. 2021-10 for Charlotte Kline for the management of Perry Township Park. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

4. Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve agreement and Resolution No. 2021-11 for Lease Agreement with Frank Petrus. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

5. Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-12
A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 3895 CALL ROAD, PERRY, OHIO, 44081

Trustee Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

6. Lake County Engineer’s meeting with the Lake County Township Association is set for this week.

7. Discussion had concerning filters in the HVAC systems at PCC. There currently are standards now for MERV 13 filtration in senior centers and PCC is compliant.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that the search for a replacement for Chief McDonald is nearing completion as final interviews are in progress.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted May 11, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 27, 2021 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that the State audit has been scheduled and auditors will be in house in the next week or so.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding several items:

OTARMA – Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure of $24,911 to OTARMA for renewal of Township liability insurance. (Include additional expense of $411). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Park Concession – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to hire concession stand workers effective 5/3/21 (employee list and rates attached). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Shred Event – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve a shred event for Saturday, October 16th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Township Administration Office at a cost of $1,000.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Township Clean-up – event went well, cost expected to be around $5,000 which is well below the Trustees’ appropriation.

Admin parking lot exceeds public bidding exceptions and will be bid for completion later this year.

NOPEC grant – money to be passed to Perry Recreation to offset some costs of fireworks expected to take place during the Fall Festival.

Perry Community Center roof – the roof has been assessed and needs to be replaced. Pursuant to conversation with attorney James Lyons, Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-14
A RESOLUTION TO DECLARE A REAL AND PRESENT EMERGENCY IN NEEDED REPAIRS TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER ROOF.

Trustee Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised:

Perry Rec and the Fall Festival committee will hold another meeting on May 10.
Spring and Summer sports are ramping up with good interest.

Perry Rec’s Summer Recreation program is currently set to happen this year.

Trustee Steele discussed a few properties of concern.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that interviews are ongoing for the Fire Chief’s replacement due to his impending retirement in 2022.

There being nothing further, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted May 25, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel, Road Superintendent Crofoot and Park Manager Kline. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel reported on several items including Zoning Appeals and Zoning Board status, permits issued, garage sales, potential new developments, existing signage on Rt. 20 and the State’s widening project as well as ongoing issues.

Park Manager Kline updated the Board and those in attendance on the state of the park. The new refrigerator is good. The stand’s five-year old air conditioning unit is broken and in need of repair or replacement. DK Heating has been contacted as the unit’s parts carry a 12 year warranty. The campground is fully functioning as is the dock. The Park needs additional help with weedwhacking.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on May 11, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised that the audit for 2019-2020 is complete and in the process of being released by the State Auditor.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy. Several items were discussed:

1. Admin Parking Lot – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve setting for bid the tear-out and replacement of the Admin building’s parking lot and sidewalks. The publication for the bid process will take place on May 28 and June 4, 2021 with bid opening on Thursday, June 10 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Mower – the new mower is due to be delivered shortly.

3. NOPEC – grant funds received in 2020 and 2021 – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to donate all funds received from NOPEC’s Community Grant program for years 2020 and 2020 ($3,000.00) to Perry Area Joint Recreation District to sponsor, on behalf of Perry

Township, the PAJRD’s fireworks for the Fall Festival in September. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and a resident of Norway Avenue advised that there is an ongoing issue with dirt bikes and ATV’s running the road and on resident’s private property. Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that the Administrator would provide information to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and ask that they focus some of their contracted road patrol in that area of the Township.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that the cemeteries are looking very nice for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that he has discussed baseball field maintenance with Mike Smith at Perry Schools and expects there will be collaboration to keep the fields in good condition.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted June 8, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on May 25, 2021 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that the State audit has been released.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding several items:

KS Engineering is working on the Township Park project and the work may be ready to go by the end of summer.

Summer Concert Series has 7 concerts in addition to the Perry Seniors’ kick off concert. The Concert Series budget, due to donation, will be able to pay for both the Seniors’ concert as well as entertainment at the Fall Festival.

Park concession stand air conditioning has been repaired and is working.

Park equipment – the Bee has been delivered and will be installed as soon as possible.

Call Rd. – neighbors of the property at 3895 Call Rd. have noticed the owner entering the property.

Blair Rd. – property is currently on the market and apparently pending sale.

Cemetery – Vice Chrmn. Amos and others will meet with a lot owner to discuss procedures.

Dawson Builders will meet with several Township officials to discuss their plans for the extended Azalea Ridge development.

Admin parking lot bids will be opened on June 10, 2021.

Park – weed whacking help is being sorted out.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that the roof at Perry Community Center is in progress and about half done at this time.

Trustee Steele inquired about the state of some of the bricks at the Veterans’ Memorial at Center Rd. Cemetery. Administrator Sundy will assess.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that Fall Festival committee is meeting regularly and working on logistics for fireworks.

There being nothing further, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted June 22, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Road Superintendent Crofoot, Park Manager Kline, Perry Village Councilman Rick Walker and a representative with the PITCH program.. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Supervisor Crofoot provided information on several items. New signage will be installed at the cemeteries to clarify decor requirements (allowed areas, removal, etc.). The JD tractor will be repaired at a cost of approximately $4,500.00 to be paid from departments or as the Administrator determines. The roof on PCC looks to be complete.

Rick Walker and his guest discussed the Village’s PITCH program. The program is fielding inquiries from Township residents and discussed inclusion of the Township in the program. After discussion, the Board advised that the attorneys for the Village and Township will need to sort out details and then come back to the Board to provide details of participation if appropriate.

Park Manager Kline updated the Board and those in attendance on the state of the park. The Park still needs additional help with weedwhacking. North Perry Village resident Larry Reichard advised he would assist later on in the week.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on June 8, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised that she has received on behalf of the Board of Trustees the submission of Minutes of the Zoning Board and their recommendations. The Zoning Board held a Public Hearing on June 9, 2021 and subsequently voted to submit an Amendment to Section 301.04 to add subsection H regarding Garage, Yard and Estate Sales. Per the Township’s procedures, Trustee Steele moved and Chrmn. Dawson seconded to set July 13, 2021 at 7:00p.m. for the Board’s Public Hearing on the Zoning Board’s recommendation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

At TFO Page’s request, Chrmn. Dawson. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-16
A RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2021 PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS
TO INCREASE THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS
BY $90,000.00 TO ACCOMMODATE THE
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING PARKING LOT REPLACEMENT

Trustee Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy. Several items were discussed:

1. Admin Parking Lot – Bids have been received and reviewed. Two bids were received, both higher than the estimate for the project but within approximately $1,500 of each other. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to award the bid for the project to Artisan Concrete in the amount of $83,750.00 to commence in August, 2021. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Abatement – Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-15
A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 4587 TURNEY ROAD, MADISON, (PERRY TOWNSHIP), OHIO, 44057

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Notice has been sent to the property on the west side of Perry Park Rd. at North Ridge Rd.

3. Rt. 20 paving project – general discussion.

4. JD Tractor – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve an amount not to exceed $4,500.00 for repairs to the equipment. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

5. Clark Road beachfront property – general discussion regarding securing the property after hours and apparent usage after hours.

6. KS Engineering has submitted their permit application to the ODNR.

7. Fall Trash pick-up – general discussion regarding cost and potential engagement by Township residents. Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to proceed with a second trash clean-up in the Fall to be conducted as the Spring clean-up was, date to be determined. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes, Chrmn. Dawson votes nay. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that Dominic Chiappone has been selected to succeed Chief McDonald on his retirement from the Perry Joint Fire District.

The meeting was then opened to the floor. Larry Reichard confirmed the Shred Event date as October 16, 2021, discussed cameras at the Park and volunteered to weed whack.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS

(Adopted July 13, 2021)

PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees convened a Public Hearing to review the proposed Zoning amendment as follows:

Add to SECTION 301.04 SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

H. Garage, Yard, and Estate Sales
(1) Garage, yard, and estate sales shall be permitted up to a maximum of four (4) such events per calendar year on any single lot.
(2) The maximum duration of any garage, yard, or estate sale shall be three (3) consecutive days during daylight hours only.
(3) A zoning certificate shall not be required for a garage, yard, or estate sale.
(4) All displayed merchandise, tables, tents, signs, and other paraphernalia associated with such sales shall be removed immediately upon completion of the event.

The Board discussed the proposed text, information received and Planning Commission submittals. There being no other public comment, the public hearing was closed.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then convened a Public Hearing to review and discuss the proposed Budget for 2022. The Board discussed the Budget. There was no other public comment, the public hearing was closed.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and a resident provided information and facilitated discussion for the possibility of conducting a Farmer’s Market in conjunction with the Summer Concert Series. Several topics were discussed including planning, management and location. The matter will be further reviewed and if appropriation, discussion will resume prior to the scheduling activities for the 2022 season.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on June 22, 2021 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the Financials and check registers for April and May, 2021 as submitted by Fiscal Officer Page. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-18
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR
2022 FOR PERRY TOWNSHIP INCLUDING PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding several items:

Bank Properties – Information has been received that Chase Bank at Lane and North Ridge Rd. is closing the branch which will leave the community with no brick and mortar banks in the community. A letter has been sent to eight (8) financial institutions in the area providing information on local spaces readily available and encouraging them to investigate the possibilities of locating a branch in our community.

Summer Staffing – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to hire Layne Tannish and Sophia Ryan Colabuno effective July 1, 2021 at a rate of $9.00 for concession staffing. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Perry Township Park, Revetment Project – Per recommendations of K S Engineering, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to advertise for bids for New Armor Stone Revetment at Perry Township Park. Public notice will run Monday July 19, 2021 with a pre-bid conference to be held on July 29, 2021. Bids to open on August 12, 2021 at 4:00p.m. at the Perry Township Administration Office. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos discussed several items:

Fall Festival – work continues and Phil Cassella is doing a great job with it all.

Perry Rec Board – continuing to work through issues with the summer stretch and Rec programs.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System seminar recently conducted.

American Rescue Plan funding appears to be in place for Townships.

Ohio Township Association is expecting to conduct it’s Winter conference in person in 2022.

Special thanks to Larry Reichard for volunteering to do some weed whacking at Perry Township Park recently.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that the pre-construction meeting regarding rehab of the Admin parking lot was done and tear-out is expected to start on August 1, 2021 with completion to be by August 31, 2021. Staff and visitors will need to enter the building on the south side of the building through the meeting room. It is anticipated that it should be only about a week before the front doors will be accessible again.

There being nothing further, Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.                                   (Adopted July 27, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel and Park Manager Kline. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel provided information Zoning Board meetings and issues, Zoning Board appeals, permits and signage on Rt. 20.

Park Manager Kline provided information regarding repairs made by camping lot renters over the holiday weekend. In addition, Park Manager Kline advised that she would be out of town over the following weekend but that she had coverage for her weekend duties.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 13, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who requested discussion on the Zoning amendment recently reviewed in a Public Hearing held on July 13, 2021. Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that although there was no public conversation regarding the amendment at the Public Hearing, he had conversation with a resident who voiced objection. That said, based in the need for this amendment for the good of the entire community, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Zoning Amendment applied to section 301.04. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Fiscal Officer Page advised that the amendment will take effect on August 26, 2021.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy. Several items were discussed:

1. Admin Parking Lot – Demolition should start on or about August 1, 2021. Once demolition is complete and the Service Department attends to the building’s drainage, replacement concrete will begin to be installed. Until access to the front doors is available, staff and visitors will need to enter on the south side of the building from the Fire Department’s parking lot.
2. ARPA funds – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to appoint Administrator Sundy to sign paperwork for ARPA registration to enable the Township to receive funds. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele advised that the concert held on July 21, 2021 was the most well attended to date and concession sales were the highest they’ve ever been.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised that the Board and Administrator are continuing to try to be informed as quickly as possible regarding ongoing power outages in the community.

Chrmn. Dawson advised regarding information received from Andover Bank concerning siting a branch in the community.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

  (Adopted August 10, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chairman Amos moved to appoint Administrator Karen Sundy as Clerk Pro-Tem, seconded by Trustee Steele. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Trustee Steele then moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the check registers for June 2021 & July 2021. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chairman Dawson opened the meeting to the public. Matt Sullivan and Garrett Leonbruno were present. They expressed their concern for the need for police patrol in Perry Township.

Chairman Dawson then recognized Administrator Sundy who advised on several items including updates on the SID Board and also that North Perry Village has verbally accepted our proposal to plow North Perry Village this upcoming winter season. They will confirm with a letter.

Trustee Steele then made a motion, seconded by Vice Chrmn. Amos to approve an expenditure to Ohio Paving for the Township portion of the Historical Society Parking lot in the amount of $5,584.29. This payment will come out of 1000-110-590-000 per Chris Page. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Vice Chrmn. Amos then made a motion, seconded by Trustee Steele to vote for Jim Pristov, Patrick Cavanagh and Josh Pennock as the OPWC District Seven Rep. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chairman Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-19
A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE MATERIAL TERMS OF THE ONE OHIO SUBDIVISION SETTLEMENT PURSUANT TO THE ONE OHIO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AND CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THE JULY 21, 2021 NATIONAL OPIOID SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Dawson updated on the lakeshore stabilization project. Bid Opening scheduled for 8/12/21 at 3:00 pm. Vice Chrmn. Amos updated that the Fall Festival planning is coming along and it looks like it is going to be a great event.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted August 24, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel provided information from the Zoning Appeals and Zoning Boards as well as issues currently being addressed.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report.
Cemetery: Footer pours are in progress, potholes will be filled.
PCC: Issues with HVAC sweating, troubleshooting
Perry Rec: Setting up with Rec for Fall Festival, may help out with storage buildings, fencing and dugouts
Park: Considering large mowing equipment purchase for 2022
Roads: Catch basin and crack sealing, completion of new road sign installations, asphalt repairs on Shepard Rd, driveway culvert and apron repairs on the schedule.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on August 10, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy. Several items were discussed:

1. Admin Staffing: Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to hire Michele Woltman to cover staffing gaps at the Admin office on an as-needed basis at the rate of $15.25/hr. effective August 20, 2021. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-20

A RESOLUTION TO HONORING VIRGINIA LORIA
ON THE OCCASION OF HER 100TH BIRTHDAY

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

The Board discussed policing and road patrols in the Township and provided information concerning discussions with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. By utilizing a portion of American Rescue Plan grant funds ($512,536,00) and with matching funding to be provided by the Lake County Clerk’s office for two (2) years, the Board has reviewed and considered contracting for that period of time for policing and road patrols in the Township. After the discussion, Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-21

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (“COMMISSIONERS”) AND THE SHERIFF
OF LAKE COUNTY, OHIO (“SHERIFF”) FOR
POLICE PROTECTION IN PERRY TOWNSHIP

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Trustee Steele presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-22

A RESOLUTION TO MODIFY FUND 19, RECEIPT ACCOUNTS, APPROPRIATION LINE ITEMS AND PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR FUND 19, REQUEST AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES FROM THE AUDITOR OR LAKE COUNTY, AMEND PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS

Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

The Board opened the meeting to the floor and Larry Reichard congratulated the Township on their use of ARP grant funds

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted September 14, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on August 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding annual Street
Lighting Assessments and the amounts determined by the County Budget Commission.

Trustee Steele presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-23

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO
CERTIFY ASSESSES STREET LIGHTING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR
FOR THE TAX YEAR 2021, SAME BEING COLLECTIBLE IN THE
CALENDAR YEAR 2022

Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-26

A 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

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Dawson then recognized Administrator Sundy.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-24

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO
CERTIFY LAWN MOWING CLEAN-UP COSTS TO PROPERTY OWNER
OF 3895 CALL ROAD., PERRY, OHIO, 44081

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-25
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO
CERTIFY LAWN MOWING CLEAN-UP COSTS TO PROPERTY OWNER
OF 3389 NORTH RIDGE ROAD, PERRY, OHIO, 44081

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

At the Administrator’s request, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve contracting with Konstantine Hack to assist with set-up and tear down for events at the Perry Community Center at rates currently established for current contractors. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson advised regarding the recent bid opening for the shoreline project and provided details on the project and it’s timeline, contractor and the engineer’s assessments. Chrmn. Dawson also discussed PJFD’s thoughts on PNPP’s upcoming valuation and the impact on PJFD, the schools and the community as a whole.

Trustee Steele advised that Michele Woltman may be stepping down as Cemetery Sexton. The Board set September 23, 2021 at 9:00a.m. to discuss the matter and other items of personnel in Executive Session.

Vice Chrmn. Amos discussed with the Board their thoughts on better recognizing Ezra Beebe and the Township’s first settler by upgrading his gravesite and cleaning the headstone.

Trustee Steele provided information regarding playground equipment upgrades she researching.

Vice Chrmn. Amos provided a report on the Fall Festival.

There being nothing further, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted September 28, 2021)

SPECIAL MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Special Meeting on Thursday, September 23 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chairman Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chairman Dawson called the meeting to order. Trustee Steele moved to nominate Administrator Sundy as Clerk Pro Tem, seconded by Vice Chairman Amos. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chairman Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session.

On completion of discussion, the meeting was reconvened. There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted September 28, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel, Park Manager Kline and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel provided information from the Zoning Appeals and Zoning Boards as well as issues currently being addressed.

Park Manager Kline provided her report.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report.
New truck: The new Mack is now in the fleet.
Park: The erosion project is expected to start soon and signage will be installed. Winterization and pulling the boat dock are on the schedule as weather permits.
Cemetery: There is a water line leak somewhere in the system and most of the hydrants/faucets have been shut off until the leak can be found and repaired. Potholes and landscape repairs should be completed by the end of October. Discussion had concerning fencing at the South Ridge cemetery.

Road: Ongoing items include catch basin repairs, road ditch work, storm sewer work and road sign installations, all ongoing. Final winter service will be completed on snow removal equipment. Radios will be swapped for the new truck. Planning is in progress to accommodate the contract North Perry routes and, at the moment, still have one CDL-required truck as a back-up.

PCC: No issues at the moment, ongoing maintenance is done once a week as time permits.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and the representative from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department provided a brief update as well as expressed their appreciation for the Trustees’ 2 year agreement for services in the Township.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 14, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Special meeting held on September 23, 2021 at 9:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided information on the Notice to Legislative Authority concerning Redigo. The Board expressed no objection to the permit renewal.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the check register for August, 2021. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy. Several items were discussed:

1. Trick-or-Treat: Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to set trick-or-treat hours for Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00 p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to award the bid for the Armor Stone Revetment Project at Township Park to Gary Moderalli Excavating, Inc. In the amount of $171,730.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Chrmn. Dawson presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-27

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT
THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT COMMUNITY PARK, RECREATION/CONSERVATION PROJECT PASS THROUGH GRANT
AGREEMENT WITH OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve payment of $300 to Randy & Jennifer Morris for reconveyance of a cemetery lot in Division 21, Lot 19, Grave 3 West. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted October 12, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor. Residents of the Township and North Perry commented on several items.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding payments for the month of September. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the check listing for September. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chairman Dawson then recognized Administrator Sundy.

After discussion, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between Perry Township and North Perry Village for snow plowing through the winter season for 2021-2022 (copy included with Minutes). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-28

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADMINISTRATOR KAREN SUNDY TO
PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S)
AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED.

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that the Board would conduct a Special Meeting immediately convening to an Executive Session to discuss personnel on October 14, 2021 at 9:30a.m.

Vice Chrmn. Amos advised regarding disposition of the cemetery house on Middle Ridge as a potential satellite administrative office space for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

Chrmn. Dawson provided information regarding the project at Township Park.

Trustee Steele advised that she continues to gather information for new equipment purchases for Township Park.

There being nothing further, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted October 26, 2021)

SPECIAL MEETING – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chairman Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chairman Dawson called the meeting to order. Trustee Steele moved to nominate Administrator Sundy as Clerk Pro Tem, seconded by Vice Chairman Amos. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chairman Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session.

On completion of discussion, the meeting was reconvened. There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted October 26, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page and Administrator Sundy. Also in attendance were Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel provided information from the Zoning Appeals and Zoning Boards as well as issues currently being addressed.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report.
Park: Winterization and annual maintenance is on the schedule. The boat dock should be out soon.

PCC: Maintenance is ongoing and split rail fencing will be installed near the west beach parking area as weather allows.

Road: The leaf vacuum is being reassembled. Perry Village will be borrowing the vac on Mondays until the weather no longer permits. Ongoing items include winter service will be completed on snow removal equipment.

Cemetery: The source of the water line leak has not been found yet but an area suspected remains isolated. A sample of potential fencing for South Ridge Cemetery was reviewed and with the company’s stated 25 year warranty, all agreed that this should be installed.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and Katie Burger, a representative from Congressman Dave Joyce’s office provided information to the Board and those in attendance. Others in attendance included Larry Reichard and Danny Tharp.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on October 12 14, 2021 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Special meeting held on October 14, 2021 at 9:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided information concerning payment to Viable Solutions (the Township’s server network). Discussion was had concerning the Cemetery’s software.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who advised on the success of the recent shred event.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve payment of $300 to Tim McCourt for reconveyance of a cemetery lot in the Center Road Cemetery, Division 16, Lot 23, Grave 4 East.

Chrmn. Dawson presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-29
A RESOLUTION TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF ENGINE BRAKES
(JAKE BRAKES) WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF
PERRY TOWNSHIP.

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson advised that the substantial completion inspection was under way for the erosion project at Township Park. Chrmn. Dawson further advised that New Gen is currently in foreclosure proceedings.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and Danny Tharp asked about the status of the Parmly house. Discussion was held concerning it’s condition and known cost to renovate to a starting point.

There being nothing further, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION

(Adopted November 9, 2021)

SPECIAL MEETING – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Special Meeting on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chairman Amos, Trustee Steele and Administrator Sundy. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chairman Dawson called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm. Vice Chairman Amos moved to nominate Administrator Sundy as Clerk Pro Tem, seconded by Trustee Steele. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chairman Amos seconded to move the meeting to an Executive Session at 4:05 pm for the purpose of discussing possible litigation with Attorney James Lyons present. Chairman Dawson invited consulting engineer Bob Parker into the Executive Session. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

On completion of the Executive Session, the special meeting was reconvened at 5:20 pm. There being nothing further, Vice Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted November 9, 2021)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2021

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 9 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Dawson, Vice Chrmn. Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor.

Vice Chrmn. Amos moved Trustee Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on October 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the Minutes of a Special Meeting held on November 8, 2021 at 4:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Fiscal Officer Page who reviewed the following resolutions submitted for consideration.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-30
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER FROM FUND 1000
(GENERAL FUND) TO FUND 4301 (PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS)

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Trustee Steele presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-31
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO COMPLETE ALL ACTIVITIES NECESSARY TO OPEN NEW CREDIT CARD SERVICES WITH ANDOVER BANK

Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Vice Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-32
A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AN ADVANCE FOR REPAYMENT FROM
FUND 1000 (GENERAL FUND) TO FUND 4301 (PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS)

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Dawson recognized Administrator Sundy who provided information concerning engineering services. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to hire Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Robert Parker) as a Township on-call Professional Engineer on an as-needed basis. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele advised that the camping facilities at Township Park are winding down, the park facilities have been winterized and the dumpsters emptied and secured for the winter.

Vice Chrmn. Amos discussed recent legislation regarding fireworks in the State of Ohio. He is looking into the Township’s rights and responsibilities with regard to management of fireworks beyond the State’s new law.

Chrmn. Dawson expressed that he is pleased with the revetment project’s results, the speed of completion and timing.

Vice Chrmn. Amos expressed congratulations to Chrmn. Dawson and Trustee Steele on their recent re-election.

Chrmn. Dawson opened the meeting to the floor and Jeff Skinner of the Gazette sought clarification on resolutions adopted in this meeting.

There being nothing further, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted November 23, 2021)