Minutes 2014

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

SPECIAL MEETING – THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 9:00a.m. Present were Trustees Amos, Steele and Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Trustee Amos called the meeting to order and conducted the 2014 Reorganization

Trustee Steele moved to approve the 2014 Reorganization items as follows:

Chairman: RCA Vice Chrwmn: NLS Trustee: RJD

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved to approve appointment of Trustees in charge as follows:

__NS__ Roads & Call’s Pond _RA___Park/Cmnty Ctr. __RA____ Cemetery

__RD__ Town Hall __RD__Admin Ofc. ___RD___ Zoning

___RA__LC Health District __WS__ Joint Fire District
RD (Alternate) __RD_____

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved to approve policies and appointments as follows:

Set times for Regular Meetings of Trustees in 2014 to the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am with a work session at 9:00 am..

Establish annual clothing allowance at $200.00 for all full-time and regular part-time Road, Cemetery & Park personnel (w/ maximum carryover amount of $300.00 for unused allowance)

Supply prescription and non-prescription safety glasses, for all township employees who require them for performance of their assigned duties, at a cost not to exceed $200.00 over a two-year period.

Re-appoint Randy Vermilya to Zoning Commission for 5 year term concluding December 31, 2018.

Re-appoint Mark Woltman to Zoning Board of Appeals for 5 year term concluding December 31, 2018.

Re-appoint Rick Amos as PEDC representative for a 2 year term concluding in 2015.

Approve 2014 as attached.

Set mileage for 2014 at .50/mile

Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved to hire Attorney George B.P. Haskell on an as-needed basis. Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved to hire Attorney Lucas on an as-needed basis. Trustee Dawson seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved to hire Attorney Ryan Callender with Squires, Sanders & Dempsey on an as-needed basis. Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved to hire Attorney Jack VanKley on an as needed basis. Trustee Dawson seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

The Board then discussed a current iniative by resident Mark Gilson concerning Economic Development, the Township’s Comprehensive Plan and consolidation.

Fiscal Officer advised that the $42,000.00 received in December from the Joint Economic Development District has been deposited into the General Fund and should the Board desire to transfer to other funds, that will need to be done by Resolution.

Fiscal Officer discussed replacement of 2 computer systems in the Administration office (Fiscal Officer and Michele Woltman). Research has been conducted and the systems and their set up should cost no more than $1,500. Trustee Dawson moved to approve expenditure for computer replacement and set up an amount not to exceed $1,500.00. Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to convene an Executive Session to discuss employee compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Upon conclusion of discussion in the Executive Session, the session was concluded. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved to approve and Trustee Dawson seconded pay increases in accordance with the schedule attached. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted January 14, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and recognized Mr. & Mrs. Shamakian, owners of Painesville’s Steele Mansion. Mr. & Mrs. Shamakian reviewed their opinions regarding Parmly House at Camp Roosevelt, having been through the house themselves and with professional. They provided their estimate for rehabbing the property ($500,000.00) and other needs, some immediate and others for the long term.

Trustee Dawson then asked the Board and those in attendance for a moment of silence to remember Mary Tarbuck Jackisch.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the Public Hearing held December 14, 2013 at 8:30a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held December 17, 2013 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the Reorganizational Meeting held January 2, 2014 at 9:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised replacement computers have been purchased and are in the hands of Mike Schreiber for install sometime in the next few weeks. Trustee Dawson inquired of TFO Page regarding Temporary Appropriations.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Resignation of Steve Drain – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to accept the resignation of Steve Drain. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The Board extends the best of luck to Steve and notes that, for the moment, no replacement is being considered.

2. Spring Clean Up – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve May 10, 2014 as the date for the only clean-up for 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Flanigan Purchase Agreement – Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF
REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2559 CIRCLE DRIVE, PERRY, OHIO 44081,
PERMANENT PARCEL NO.: 03A002A010390

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. Administrator Siegel advised that the property will be utilized as an extension of drainage in the subdivision.

4. CT Consultants – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve payment of an invoice from CT Consultants in the amount of $3,976.74. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

5. Ohio EPA – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve payment of an invoice from the Ohio EPA for the Township Park Stabilization project. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised as follows:

1. She has confirmed that Township Cemetery books are being stored safely in fire-proof cabinets.

2. The Road Department’s new truck is a work in progress.

3. The Road crew has a project list of things to do over the winter.

Trustee Dawson advised regarding the review of Administrators’ goals which has been received.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-01

A RESOLUTION HONORING PHILLIP S. HASKELL
FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE AS A
PERRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to acknowledge receipt of Revision EPI-A-001, R26, Page 19 of the Emergency Plan for Perry Nuclear Power Plant. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Administrator Siegel discussed potential purchase of a mulching mower including issues of safety and damage elements.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and Village resident, Rick Walker, asked about the Road Dept. Truck and mulching kits for existing mowers.

There being no further comment, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted January 28, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. A worksession was conducted immediately prior to the Regular Meeting. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos presented Resolution No. 2014-01 to Phillip S. Haskell in recognition of his dedicated service to Perry Township. Chrmn. Amos then moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to name one of two annual scholarships provided by the Township through Abitibi proceeds as the Phillip S. Haskell Environmental Science Scholarship. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos then opened the meeting to the floor. Phillip S. Haskell inquired of the Board regarding information he’s received on warming centers throughout Lake County and inquired if there were any such centers in eastern Lake Co.

Mr. Haskell also inquired regarding status on the Parmly House, a recently reviewed noise resolution with regard to dogs and current road salt stores.

Larry Reichard provided general commentary and extended congratulations to Mr. Haskell.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adopt minutes presented for the January 14, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of December, 2013: General Fund Receipts, $112,589.24 and Disbursements, $69,413.05; Y-T-D Receipts, $1,222,953.57 and Disbursements, $1,278,223.47; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for December, 2013: Receipts, $16,865.02 and Disbursements, $83,951.92; Y-T-D- Receipts, $804,067.81, Y-T-D Disbursements, $803,411.52. Reconciled cash on hand at December 31, 2013, $2,202,683.68.

Fiscal Officer Page also advised regarding replacement of computer equipment and answered questions from Trustee Dawson.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided an update on status of receipt of the Service Department’s truck.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised on the following:

1. A new desk for the Trustees’ office is on order and that Administrator Siegel would be picking up new chairs.

2. The Road Department has done an exemplary job on the roads given the brutal winter and she thanked them for their service to the community.

Trustee Dawson reviewed the recent Fire District meeting and advised regarding new firefighters being sworn in.

Chrmn. Amos provided information and advised that at this time, the recycling program will end on June 1, 2014 as the result of ending funding from the Lake County Commissioners budget. Chrmn. Amos encourages the community to seek out other alternatives as necessary. Larry Reichard inquired regarding the Yard Waste program and was advised that that program will continue. Marion McMahon was provided some detail regarding funding elements.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the meeting presently scheduled with the YMCA Outdoor Family Center regarding the Township’s summer programming.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the OTA Annual Conference coming in February and noted that the Lake County Township Association would be meeting with First Energy regarding the NOPEC program on February 20, 2014.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to acknowledge receipt of Revision 41 of the Emergency Plan for Perry Nuclear Power Plant, inclusion of such revision in our plan and removal and destruction of the document so revised. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Marion McMahon inquired regarding the utility of vinyl walls installed at Perry Township Park’s pavilion and was advised they work as intended, that they’re removed during winter and that replacement vinyl is in stock for panel replacements as necessary.

There being no further comment, Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted February 11, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and recognized Councilpersons Reichard and Callahan from North Perry Village who both provided general comment.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the Public Hearing held January 28, 2014 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding withholding changes made regarding Perry Village income tax for some employees. Fiscal Officer Page also advised the Board regarding the Ohio Association of Public Treasurers annual finance training to be held in June, 2014. Fiscal Officer Page requested permission to attend the same and approval for the expenditure. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved to approve expenditure for registration, lodging and related expense not to exceed $1,500.00 for the OAPT Finance Training in Sandusky, Ohio for TFO Page. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Outdoor YMCA Summer Swim Program – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to the Lake County YMCA in the amount of $25,000.00 for the 2014 Summer Swim Program. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Administrator Siegel advised that residents will continue to pay $50 per family and the grandparent /family inclusion from prior years will continue.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-06

DECLARING PROPERTY TO BE INSECURE, UNSAFE, STRUCTURALLY DEFECTIVE AND OR UNFIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION AND ORDERING
AND PROVIDING FOR ABATEMENT OF NUISANCE AND AUTHORIZING
THE LAKE COUNTY LAND BANK TO ABATE THE PROPERTY NUISANCE
BY REMOVAL AND DEMOLITION OF NUISANCE STRUCTURES ON BEHALF OF THE TOWNSHIP

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

3. Shoreline Project – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Administrator Siegel to sign the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer permit for the Shoreline project. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Vice Chrwmn. Steele who advised regarding the following matters:

1. Bronze markers – duplicate footstones being stored at the Cemetery. The Trustees agreed that it would be worth the time and effort to return any markers to family, if possible, and therefore the task of locating families will be undertaken. Only at a point where no family can be located should markers be discarded.

2. Veteran’s Brick at North Perry Village – Discussion had regarding James George Brack and placement of a memorial brick in North Perry Village’s Veteran’s Memorial, at the Township’s expense.

3. Strong for Susie – this local organization is conducting events to support the Mettler family and the Theater Guild is working a boxed lunch project. Vice Chrwmn. Steele noted that she is preparing a box on behalf of the Trustees.

4. Firefighter Retirements – Vice Chrwmn. Steele hoped that Resolutions to be adopted could be presented directly to the firefighters at a future meeting.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-03

A RESOLUTION HONORING FIREFIGHTER RICHARD A. MERKOSKY ON
THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE
PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-04

A RESOLUTION HONORING FIREFIGHTER JEFFREY L. GRIBBLE ON
THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE
PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-05

A RESOLUTION HONORING FIREFIGHTER WILBER C. SPEAR ON
THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE
PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

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

Chrmn. Amos moved to approve the ODOT Straight Line Mileage for Perry Township at 20.828 Miles (prepared by the Lake County Engineer’s Office). Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

There being no further discussion from the Board, Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. NPV Councilman Reichard asked a few general questions.

There being no further comment, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted February 25, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. A worksession was conducted immediately prior to the Regular Meeting. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Casey Kozlowski Nichols and Cheryl Herzog spoke to the Board and those present regarding development of a placement and therapeutic treatment facility for teens and troubled youth with drug and adjustment issues. Ms. Nichols referenced facilities in Mantua and Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Nichols and Ms. Herzog sought information from the Board on direction and information on zoning and properties available.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adopt minutes presented for the February 11, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of January, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $43,089.16 and Disbursements, $70,7040.65; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for January, 2014: Receipts, $16,126.87 and Disbursements, $54,576.28. Reconciled cash on hand at January 31, 2014, $2,136,618.78.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. Spring Clean-up – one bid has been received from Universal Disposal and Liberty Tire for the May 10, 2014 clean-up. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve expenditure to Universal Disposal and Liberty Tire for the 2014 Spring Clean-Up not to exceed $24,999.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Nuisance Abatement – Vice Chrwmn. Steele presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-09

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PERRY TOWNSHIP TO PROCEED WITH THE
DEMOLITION OF AN UNSAFE BUILDING LOCATED AT
2559 CIRCLE DRIVE, PERRY, OHIO, AND TO REQUEST THE ASSISTANCE AND COOPERATION OF THE LAKE COUNTY LAND REUTILIZATION CORP.
IN AFFECTING THE SAME

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised regarding the recent Perry Joint Fire District firefighters’ retirement party held for three retiring firefighters.

Trustee Dawson advised regarding the Lake County Township Association’s March 6, 2014 meeting with NOPEC.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-07

A RESOLUTION HONORING SHARON LOHAN AS RECIPIENT OF THE
MADISON-PERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“2014 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD”

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-08

A RESOLUTION HONORING GRAND RIVER CELLARS AS RECIPIENT OF THE
MADISON-PERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“2014 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR” AWARD

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and Ms. Nichols inquired of the Board regarding fireworks for a planned event. Chrmn. Amos advised that fireworks are not permitted on Township property. Ms. Nichols further inquired regarding the status of the Perry Post Office.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved to appoint Administrator Siegel Clerk Pro Temp. Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss hiring and compensation of public employees. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The meeting was then adjourned to Executive Session.

Upon conclusion of the Executive Session, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Wade Crofoot to the position of Service Department Supervisor, effective immediately. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being no further business, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted March 11, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and recognized Mark Welch who reviewed a recent Coastal Planning meeting. He also advised that the Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for March 12, 2014 would be cancelled.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 25, 2014 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Park Manager’s Contract – Discussion held and contract provisions, as presented, were amended to include an additional amount not to exceed $110.00 per month payable by the Township (not for reimbursement) for television service to the Park house. In addition, it was agreed that Ms. Kline should receive $650.00 per month (total $7,800.00). Trustee Dawson presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-10

A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT
WITH CHARLOTTE KLINE FOR THE MANAGEMENTOF
PERRY TOWNSHIP PARK

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

2. Perry Area Joint Recreation District Board – Due to resignation of Walter Siegel from the Board, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Clint McKoon as the Township’s representative on the Perry Area Joint Recreation District Board. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Shoreline Structure Improvements/Perry Township Park – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to advertise for bids for the project on March 14 and 21, 2014. Administrator Siegel advised that there would be a Pre-Bid meeting on March 26, 2014 at 10:00a.m. and that Bid Opening would be April 2, 2014 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Dawson who provided information regarding the recent Fire Board Meeting.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the recent Health District meeting. He advised that the Township’s assessment for 2014 is $53,651.00 and, at this juncture, the assessment for 2015 is planned at $54,399.00.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no further comment, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted March 25, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Vice Chairwoman Steele was absent and excused. A worksession was conducted immediately prior to the Regular Meeting. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Perry Village Resident Rick Walker announced that he has filed his candidacy for State Representative for the 61st District.

Chrmn. Amos recognized representatives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department who provided the summary of events for the prior month.

Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adopt minutes presented for the March 11, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of February, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $80,291.00 and Disbursements, $68,097.36; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for February, 2014: Receipts, $152,733.70 and Disbursements, $69,103.76. Reconciled cash on hand at February 28, 2014, $2,126,370.56.

With discussions and prior review complete, Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-12

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND ADOPT
THE 2014 PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS
IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $2,206,467.99 AND TO APPROVE THE
ENCUMBRANCE OF FUNDS NECESSARY FOR EXPENSES.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. Lawn Mower Purchase – Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure to Polen Implement, Inc./John Deere Company for the purchase of a John Deere Z920M Commercial ZTrak mower (which includes trade of an Xmark, discount $1500.63). POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Trustee Dawson advised regarding several items:

1. Firefighters’ Association Pancake Breakfast will be held on April 6, 2014.

2. Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for the end of March was cancelled due to inclement weather.

3. The State of Ohio Capital Budget appears to include Perry Township’s shoreline project at $350,000.00. Presently, the Budget is awaiting Senate approval.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-11

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF APRIL AS
“CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH”
IN THE TOWNSHIP OF PERRY, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve payment to David Reid in the amount of $1,500.00 for reconveyance of Graves 2,3,4,5,6 West in Div. 15, Lot 19 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Marian McMahon requested additional information regarding the Shoreline project and the Capital Budget appropriation.

There being no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted April 8, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Vice Chairwoman Steele was absent, excused.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and Mr. Reichard extended sympathies and concern for Vice Chrwmn. Steele’s family situation.

Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 25, 2014 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised that the Road Superintendent has received his new phone.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Summer part-time help-
a. Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to hire Allan A. Loczy, Jr. for summer part-time help effective Saturday, April 5th at a rate of $8.00 per hour. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.
b. Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to increase the hourly rate of pay for Anthony Miller effective Saturday, April 5th to $8.50 per hour. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

2. Perry Joint Economic Development District matters – Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-21

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP TO ENTER
INTO AN ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE JEDD SO THAT
THE TOWNSHIP HAS THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE REAL
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3426 N. RIDGE RD., PERRY, OHIO
44081, PERMANENT PARCEL NO. 03A0290000010

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

3. Purchase of property – Chrmn Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-22

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF REAL
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3426 N. RIDGE RD., PERRY, OHIO
44081, PERMANENT PARCEL NO. 03A0290000010

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

4. Financing for purchase of real property – Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-23

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOT
TO EXCEED $205,000 OF BONDS TO PAY COSTS OF ACQUIRING
PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER
TOWNSHIP PURPOSES AND ALL NECESSARY RELATED APPURTENANCES.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

5. Lake County Issue I support – Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-24

A RESOLUTION URGING OHIO VOTERS TO SUPPORT STATE
ISSUE 1, RENEWAL OF THE STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
PROGRAM, ON THE MAY 6, 2014 BALLOT.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

6. Spring Clean-up – Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to accept the proposal of Forever Green Nursery, Inc. in the amount of $3,335.00 for spring clean-up and mulching of various Township buildings. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Dawson who provided information regarding hiring of summer help and unemployment compensation eligibilities, advised regarding the recent Fire Board meeting and provided information on the newly executed Fire contract.

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-13

A RESOLUTION HONORING
BILLY MILLER
OF THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-14

A RESOLUTION HONORING
AARAN GESSIC
OF THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-15

A RESOLUTION HONORING
ALEC SCHENK
OF THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-16

A RESOLUTION HONORING
KYLE KREMILLER
OF THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-17

A RESOLUTION HONORING
COLLIN DEES
OF THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-18

A RESOLUTION HONORING
BRADY TOTH
OF THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-19

A RESOLUTION HONORING
THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
AND ITS COACHING STAFF
FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chairman Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-20

A RESOLUTION HONORING
THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING COACH
DAVE ROWAN
AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE
CVC “COACH OF THE YEAR” AWARD
DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve payment in the amount of $300.00 each to Walter Elliott and Fred Elliott for reconveyance of Graves 6 & 7 West in Div. 22, Lot 7 of the Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnold Stanko discussed with the Board his concerns with distribution of the Administrator’s Update only to the Board and Fiscal Officer just prior to presentation at the meeting and was advised that a copy would immediately be provided to him as well as any supporting documentation.

Mr. Reichard inquired regarding information provided earlier in the meeting concerning the JEDD’s inability to fund the purchase of the property that is the subject of Resolution 2014-22. There was also discussion regarding traffic signalization costs and intersection work that would need to be done.

Chrmn. Amos discussed the shoreline project and the Capital Budget grant that appears to be forthcoming. He noted that bids recently opened for this project were just less than $200,000.00.

There being no further comment, Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted April 22, 2014)

SPECIAL MEETING – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 11:00a.m. Present were Trustees Amos, Steele and Dawson, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Chairman Amos called the meeting to order and Vice Chrwmn. Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dawson to appoint Karen Sundy as Clerk Pro-Tem. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Trustee Amos then recognized Senator John Eklund and expressed the Board’s gratitude for the $350,000 grant that the Senator helped to obtain for the Lakeshore Stabilization Project.

Purchase of property – Chrmn Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-25

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF REAL
PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3426 N. RIDGE RD., PERRY, OHIO
44081, PERMANENT PARCEL NO. 03A0290000010

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Financing for purchase of real property – Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-26

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOT
TO EXCEED $205,000 OF BONDS TO PAY COSTS OF ACQUIRING
PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER
TOWNSHIP PURPOSES AND ALL NECESSARY RELATED APPURTENANCES.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. .MOTION UNANIMOUS.

These Resolutions are being re-adopted so that it is clear that they were passed by the unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele made a motion, seconded by Trustee Dawson to go into Executive Session to discuss economic development. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted April 22, 2014)

SPECIAL MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:30a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting to Executive Session to consider negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance pursuant to O.R.C. §121.22(G)(8), subsections (1) and (2)noted and applicable. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned to Executive Session.

At the conclusion of the discussion, the Executive Session was adjourned. There being no further comment and no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted May 13, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Representatives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department provided their summary of events.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adopt minutes presented for the April 8, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adopt minutes presented for the April 16, 2014 Special Meeting held at 11:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of March, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $103,320.60 and Disbursements, $64,898.94; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for March, 2014: Receipts, $43,708.06 and Disbursements, $54,601.15. Reconciled cash on hand at March 31, 2014, $2,153,899.13.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. Cemetery – Limestone – Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure to Custom Building Solutions in the amount of $2,670.00 for 100 tons of white limestone for the cemetery driveways. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson advised regarding local discussions on the use of parcels of real property.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to acknowledge receipt of Revision 42 of the Emergency Plan for PNPP, inclusion of such revision in our plan and removal and destruction of the document so revised. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to pay $600.00 to Shelly DeLong for reconveyance of Graves 3 & 4 East in Div. 23, Lot 9 of the Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to pay $900.00 to Frances Kincaid for reconveyance of Graves 4, 5,and 6 West in Div. 23, Lot 2 of the Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. There being no further comment and no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted May 13, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Several residents present extended comment regarding Bone Daddy Saloon. Comment and discussion was had concerning loud music, loud and vulgar language, excessive motorcycle noise well into the nighttime hours. The residents reported that the Sheriff’s Department has advised that they do not have the manpower to handle this type of complaint. Chrmn. Amos advised that the Sheriff’s Department would be contacted and, if necessary, the Department of Liquor Control.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the Special Meeting held April 22, 2014 at 7:30a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 22, 2014 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the status of the Cemetery Bequest return on investments for planting this year. Despite having earned approximately twice that earned last year, the returns are considerably lower than what is a necessary expenditure, in our opinion, for perpetual care. After a lengthy discussion, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve additional expenditure, not to exceed $300, for perpetual care. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

On advice from TFO Page and in relation to the $205,000.00 bond proceeds recently received, Vice Chrwmn. Steele presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-29

A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE
OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES FROM THE AUDITOR OF LAKE COUNTY,
AND AMEND PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-30

A RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE PERRY TOWNSHIP SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR WITH
RIGHT TO PERFORM TRANSACTIONS ON ALL ACCOUNTS PLACED
WITH FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN

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

TFO Page advised that she would not be attending the Ohio Association of Public Treasurers Annual Conference in Sandusky this year.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. South Pine Lane Pavement Repair – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to a vendor to be determined on submission of the remainder of bids requested in an amount not to exceed $8,473.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Township Commercial Insurance Package – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve expenditure to OTARMA in the amount of $21,723.00 for the Township’s commercial insurance package. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Hiring of Concession staff – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to hire the following staff, at $8.00 per hour, effective May 1, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

a. Kathryn Anzelc Henry
b. Debbie Romano
c. Shannon Romano
d. Melanie Digman
e. Kelly Brewster
f. Gretal Collins
g. Brittany Klco

Vice Chrwmn. Steele inquired and advised regarding the Clean-up. She also advised that new urns will be placed at the columbarium, asked about broken headstones and inquired about seeing the McIntyre property.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to authorize payment of annual dues to the Lake County Township Association in the amount of $140.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-27

A RESOLUTION HONORING
FIREFIGHTER DONALD D. BARFIELD
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT
FROM THE PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT.

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-28

A RESOLUTION HONORING
FIREFIGHTER JOSEPH E. KALLAY, JR.
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT
FROM THE PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT.

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

Chrmn. Amos discussed recent attendance at a Sunshine Law/Records Retention seminar and discussion was held regarding disposal of records.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnold Stanko inquired regarding the Permanent Improvement fund.

There being no further comment, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted May 27, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot was in attendance and provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of June projects, costs and schedule (copy on file). The Board commended Superintendent Crofoot and his crew on the presentation of the cemeteries and parks over the Memorial Day holiday. The Board discussed this year’s Perpetual Care work and agreed that the solar lighting installed was very nice. Chrmn. Amos remarked that perennials planted last year seem, for the most part, to have survived as well and that the Perpetual Care appears to be is good shape for the future. Chief Deputy Leonbruno provided the Sheriff’s Department summary of events to the Board and those in attendance.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel (absent, excused for another meeting), Karen Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adopt minutes presented for the May 13, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of April, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $219,542.89 and Disbursements, $99,243.60; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for April, 2014: Receipts, $145,953.43 and Disbursements, $49,296.51. Reconciled cash on hand at April 30, 2014, $2,359,189.89.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Karen Sundy who provided the Administrator’s update as follows:

1. Real Property – Nuisance Abatements:

A. Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-31

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT,
CONTROL OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE AND
OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP
AT 4421 MAGNOLIA AVENUE, PERRY, TOWNSHIP, OHIO, 44081

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

B. Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-32

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT,
CONTROL OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE AND
OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP
AT 4183 SOUTH RIDGE ROAD, PERRY, TOWNSHIP, OHIO, 44081

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

C. Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-33

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT,
CONTROL OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE AND
OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP
AT 4343 MILL POND CIRCLE, PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO, 44081

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

2. Sheriff’s Department Contracted Patrols. Chrmn. Amos presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-34

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE
LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR
ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION AT PERRY TOWNSHIP PARK,
TOTAL COST OF WHICH WILL NOT EXCEED $5,000.00

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

3. Perry Area Joint Recreation District – TFO Page inquired regarding the funding request for PAJRD. Mrs. Sundy advised she had no information but would see that Administrator Siegel brought the request to the Board at the next meeting.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele inquired about the usage of Perry Township Park and it’s added camping areas and was advised that the park was full.

Chrmn. Amos advised that the Board was happy and impressed with the presentation of the Cemeteries and Park for the Memorial Day holiday.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and took questions regarding procedure for the nuisance abatements and the per-cut/maintain cost.

There being no further comment and no further business, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted June 10, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel, Clerk Pro Tem Woltman and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Fiscal Officer Page was absent from the meeting.

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

Chrm. Amos opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice Chrm. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Michele Woltman as Clerk Pro Tem in TFO Page’s absence. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Amos recognized Mr. & Mrs. Ledford of North Ridge Road who asked the Board’s assistance with maintenance of a drainage ditch that was put in their property over 20 years ago. With erosion and passage of time, this ditch has grown to be 8 feet deep and 15 feet wide. It is physically impossible for the Ledfords to maintain it. The Board suggested the Ledfords contact the Lake County Engineer’s office because that is probably the agency that constructed the ditch initially. Administrator Siegel advised the Ledfords that his search of township records did not produce any documents regarding the ditching.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrm. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting held May 27, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Amos moved and Vice Chrm. Steele seconded to pay $600.00 to James & Peggy Born for reconveyance of Graves 1 & 2 East in Division 22, Lot 12 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to pay $600.00 to Catherine Kyle for reconveyance of Graves 6 & 7 West in Division 19, Lot 13 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrm. Amos moved and Vice Chrm. Steele seconded to pay $220.00 to Madison-Perry Area Chamber of Commerce for Perry Township’s annual membership dues. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrm. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve an increase of $.50 per hour for Dan Frazier and Ed Lynch, effective June 2, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrm. Steele seconded to approve expenditure of $10,615.00 to Mitchell Construction for repairs and improvements to tennis court at Perry Township Park. (Perry Area Joint Recreation District will reimburse $5,000.00 of cost as court is primarily used by Seniors.) POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chairman Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-35

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE VILLAGE OF
PERRY FOR ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION.

Vice Chrm. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

The Board discussed their gratitude to Perry Village for providing the additional police coverage in the cemetery. Chrm. Amos will follow up with Village administration.

Chrm. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-36

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 4381 MAGNOLIA AVENUE, PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO 44081

Vice Chrm. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrm. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-37

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 4557 SOUTH RIDGE ROAD, PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO 44081

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

Chrm. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-38

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 3828 OHIO STREET, PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO 44081

Vice Chrm. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrm. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-39

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT
PLAN FOR TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES FOR 2014

Vice Chrm. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Dawson who advised as follows:

1. Two firefighters, Joe Kallay and Don Barfield, have recently retired from the Fire District and three part-time firefighters have been hired.

2. The new aerial truck is in use and Madison Fire District’s portion of the purchase price has been received. Chief McDonald is making sure everyone in each department is trained on
the new vehicle.

3. Fire District recently learned they had a clean audit of all financial records through 2013.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the following:

1. Discussion took place regarding recent auto accidents on Route 20 in Perry Township. In one case, traffic from Route 20 was re-routed and caused back-ups for more than 30 minutes.

2. Recent tour of Lawnfield (President Garfield’s residence) in Mentor. Very impressive – possible field trip for the Seniors group in the future. Since Lawnfield is an historic national site, the opportunity exists for any municipality within 60 miles of Lawnfield to be deemed “Gateway to National Historic Site”.

Resident Arnold Stanko commented on the bad appearance of King’s Towing on Route 20 asking if anything could be done to compel the owner to clean up the property.

North Perry resident Larry Reichard noted that Route 20 is now considered an historic road as it extends over 3,000 miles to California.

There being no further comment, Vice Chrmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted June 24, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot was in attendance and provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of work in progress and planned. Additional discussion had regarding replacement for Al Loczy, Jr. (Mark Reed), placement of the speed trailer and application to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for 3:1 grant funding for a hill mower for the park.

The meeting was opened to the floor and there being no comment, Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who reviewed information regarding a community shred event and revision of the Township’s website. All agreed that the shred event should be held concurrently with the Fall Festival and arrangements would be made accordingly.

Fiscal Officer Page also briefly reviewed 2015 Budget information and the Board agreed that a full worksession for the purpose of Budget planning was necessary. The meeting was scheduled for July 1, 2015.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adopt minutes presented for the June 10, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of May, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $40,938.70 and Disbursements, $147,298.37; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for May, 2014: Receipts, $18,905.99 and Disbursements, $63,950.14. Reconciled cash on hand at May 31, 2014, $2,218,621.73.

Fiscal Officer advised the Board that the last payment for the Clark Rd. property has been prepared and arrangements are being made to secure a satisfaction of the mortgage for filing with the County Recorder in exchange for the final payment.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who his update as follows:

1. PAJRD subsidy – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve expenditure to Perry Area Joint Recreation District for $42,939.64 for 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Crack Sealing Program – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to DJL Materials, Inc. For $10,000.00 for the 2014 crack sealing program. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Ditch Enclosures/Azalea Ridge – Vice Chrwmn. Steel moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Pipelines, Inc. for $2,400.00 for the ditch enclosures on Azalea Ridge (residents will be reimbursing the Township for their own pipe cost). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Dental Insurance Coverage – Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to increase the dependent dental coverage to match the dependent health insurance coverage to age 26. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

5. Real Property – Nuisance Abatements:

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-40

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 RD., PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO, 44081

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

6. Equipment Loan – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to loan Massey Tractor and Bulldozer for use during the 2014 Lake County Fair (August 12th-17th). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

7. Employees – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the hire of Mark Reed, effective June 30, 2014, at a rate of $8.00/hr. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and took questions regarding the purchase of property in the Circle Drive subdivision and the planned retention basin.

There being no other business for the moment, Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss potential litigation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Upon completion of the Executive Session, the Regular Meeting was reconvened. Fiscal Officer Page reviewed the proposal from iSite Web for revision of the Township’s website. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to iSite Web not to exceed $1,200.00 for template work and assistance with revising the website. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being no further comment and no further business, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted July 8, 2014)

WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson and Fiscal Officer Page. Administrator Siegel was excused, attending a meeting. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Those in attendance reviewed the proposed Budget prepared by Fiscal Officer Page. Revisions were made to both revenues and expenditures. Review of line item expenditures was also undertaken. Discussion was held regarding presentation of long term debt in the form of full cost purchase orders and the Board decided that long term debt should be encumbered in annual payment requirements only with a report presented to the Board monthly reflecting actual fund balances, encumbrances for the current year and future year encumbrances for debt repayment.

The Board and the Fiscal Officer all agreed on the figures to be presented in the budget and that the same would be provided by the next regular meeting. A Public Hearing will need to be scheduled for adoption of the Budget.

There being no further comment and no further business, the Worksession was concluded.

(Minutes Adopted July 8, 2014)

SPECIAL MEETING – THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson and Administrator Siegel. Fiscal Officer Page was absent from the meeting.

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

The meeting was called to order. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Walter Siegel as Clerk Pro Tem in Fiscal Officer Page’s absence. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chairman Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-41

A RESOLUTION TO AWARD THE SHORELINE STRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT
PERRY TOWNSHIP PARK TO HUFFMAN EQUIPMENT RENTAL AND
CONTRACTING, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $199,480

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

There being no further business, Vice Chairwoman Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the Special Meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted July 8, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel, Fiscal Officer Page and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Chrm. Amos opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrm. Amos recognized Mr. & Mrs. Tamburlin of Oregon Street who reviewed the noise situation in their immediate neighborhood. The Tamberlin’s provided extensive detail regarding barking at all hours, animals that aggressively bark at passers-by, including children and visitors to the neighbors. They reiterated their concerns over the present situation and asked that the Board consider providing assistance to enforcement of a noise ordinance through a Resolution. The Board and those in attendance discussed the matter at length.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting held June 24, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Worksession held on July 1, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held July 3, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the Shred Day now scheduled for September 6, 2014 at the Township Administration office. TFO Page also advised the website revision was under way.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his Administrator’s Update as follows:

1. BWC Group Rating Program – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded To enroll in the Frank Gates Group Rating Program for the period of 1/1/2015-12/31/2015 and provide that Administrator Siegel sign all necessary documents on the Township’s behalf. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Frank Gates Service Co. in the amount of $1,749.00 for inclusion in their Group Rating Program. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Chairman Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-42

A RESOLUTION TO CONTROL DOGS IN THE TOWNSHIP.

Trustee Dawson questioned regarding enforcement and concerns with problem animals and family interests. The audience in attendance also provided questions and commentary. Vice Chrm. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnold Stanko inquired of the Board regarding the meeting held on July 3, 2014 which was noticed as a “Special Meeting”. He asked by the purpose of the meeting could not have been accomplished at this meeting. He was advised regarding types of meetings and notices required. He was also advised that the subject of the meeting held on July 3, 2014 involved award of a bid prior to a price increase in accordance with instructions from the Township’s attorney.

There being no further matters for discussion, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting to Executive Session for the purpose of discussion of employee compensation. Upon completion of the Executive Session, the Regular Meeting was reconvened.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to increase the rate of pay for Road Supervisor, Wade Crofoot, to $27.00/hour, effective July 12, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being no further matters for discussion, Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted July 22, 2014)

PUBLIC HEARING – MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Public Hearing to consider the 2015 Budget on Monday, July 14, 2015 at 9:30a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Public Hearing to order.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no public in attendance, Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided information on final numbers for the 2015 Budget. Extensive discussion was held and a change made to line item 01A26 to reflect reduced subsidy to the Perry Area Joint Recreation District. Topics of discussion included several elements of the Budget including revenues, line item expenditures, prior year expenditures, payroll placement of employees and the need for a conservative budget for 2015 and thereafter.

With all discussion complete, Trustee Dawson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-43

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR
FISCAL YEAR 2015 FOR PERRY TOWNSHIP, INCLUDING
PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

There being no further comment and no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION
UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted July 22, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot was in attendance and provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of work in progress and planned, including costs of each project. He advised regarding lane striping for Lane Rd. (North of Rt. 20), Canyon Ridge catch basin clean-out, rough-in of lake front access drive on the Clark Rd. Property and septic issues at the Park Manager’s residence.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adopt minutes presented for the July 8, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adopt minutes presented for the July 14, 2014 meeting held at 9:30a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of June, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $40,279,38 and Disbursements, $91,787.03; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for June, 2014: Receipts, $38,516.34 and Disbursements, $49,152.64. Reconciled cash on hand at June 30, 2014, $2,121,144.72.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no comment, Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. OTARMA reimbursement – The 2014 OTARMA Capital Distribution refund in the amount of $1,584.62 has been received.

2. Shoreline Project, State of Ohio Grant – TFO Page inquired of Administrator Siegel regarding anticipated receipt of grant funds to be provided to Perry Township per Senator Eklund. Administrator Siegel advised that the funds will come in the form of reimbursement on submission of invoices as the contract progresses.

3. Additional discussion held regarding the project, its actual position on the shoreline, proximity to the Parmly House and the existing shoreline reinforcement at Township Park.

4. Perry Township Park – the pickleball court revision has received a revised quote. The proposal cost now stands at $10,000.00. Administrator Siegel advised that Perry Area Joint Recreation District has agreed to reimburse $5,000.00 of the cost.

There was no further comment from Board members and Chrmn. Amos once again opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnold Stanko inquired regarding the cost of the pickleball court revision stating information he had received from a recent PAJRD meeting that was contrary to the Board’s discussion as above. The Board made it clear that the revised cost was presented to PAJRD and that both Perry Township and PAJRD were in agreement on the revision’s cost (at $10,000.00) and PAJRD’s contribution toward that cost ($5,000.00).

Resident Arnold Stanko also spoke regarding the situation with Bone Daddy’s Saloon and his opinion regarding the matter.

Chrmn. Amos advised that Congressman David Joyce has scheduled a Town Hall meeting here at the Administration Building on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

There being no further comment and no further business, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted August 12, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel, Fiscal Officer Page and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Chrmn. Amos recognized Mr. Reichard who inquired regarding Trustees’ meeting attendees.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting held July 22, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the Shred Day scheduled for September 6, 2014 at the Township Administration office and status of the website revision.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his Administrator’s Update as follows:

1. Employees – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to hire Kim Kelly for concession stand help effective July 25, 2014 at $8.00/hr. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Real Property Abatements – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-44

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 3723 BLACKMORE ROAD, PERRY, OHIO, 44081

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-45

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 4460 REDWOOD DRIVE, PAINESVILLE, OH 44077 (PERRY TOWNSHIP)

Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Vice Chrwmn. Steele who reported on her attendance at the recent cemetery conference.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Dawson who advised on the following matters:

1. Fire Board meeting
2. CSX large scale training event
3. Firefighter openings
4. Fiscal Officer replacement

Chrmn. Amos then moved to pay $600.00 to Michael and Ruth Neroda for reconveyance of graves 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 West in Division 17, Lot 5 of the Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the Nursery Growers events for the week. Chrmn. Amos also advised that Wade Crofoot and Charlotte Kline would be in attendance at the worksession scheduled for August 26, 2014.

Trustee Dawson advised that the contractor has been on-site on the shoreline project.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and recognized resident Arnie Stanko. Mr. Stanko inquired regarding real property abatements and recovery of those costs. Mr. Stanko was advised that those properties involved are billed atleast $150.00 each time a property is maintained by Township personnel and that just prior to the deadline for filing tax assessments, information is gathered and submitted as an assessment against any involved property. Property owners are billed for all costs including postage, clean-up(s), mowing, etc. which costs are assessed and recovered at payment of taxes.

Mr. Reichard advised regarding headstone flag holder repairs being undertaken.

There being no further matters for discussion, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted August 26, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot was in attendance and provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of work in progress and planned. Work in progress includes crack sealing and the Board was advised that roads have been prioritized. Other work includes the Township Park tennis court renovation, gathering information for repainting of street markings, working with the Rec Board for the Fall Festival and troubleshooting problems with the Cemetery’s 1 ton truck. There was discussion concerning available appropriations for needed expense. The Board agreed that if transfer was necessary from the General Fund than that should be considered. Fiscal Officer Page will review and advise. There was also discussion regarding the Redwood and Hale intersection and the asphalt failure that continues to be a problem. Consensus is that concrete may be the answer and the project will be set into budgeting for 2015.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Larry Reichard extended his gratitude to the Board of Trustees. Resident Arnold Stanko inquired regarding a discussion held at the July 22, 2014 meeting regarding his objection to what he referred to as a “lawsuit” against Bone Daddy’s Bar & Grill. As noted at the July 22, 2014 meeting, Mr. Stanko was advised that the Board of Trustees had not filed suit against Bone Daddy’s but had filed an injunction proceeding. Mr. Stanko reiterated his objection to the “lawsuit” and wished to make that objection clear in Minutes of this meeting. There was additional discussion regarding the matter that involved support of businesses and residential expectations, especially in that zoning district. Additionally, the Board reminded Mr. Stanko of the tolerance of the situation taken by the Zoning Inspector, the residents and the Board prior to the filing of the injunction proceeding.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adopt minutes presented for the August 12, 2014 meeting held at 9:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of July, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $50,984.39 and Disbursements, $124,569.19; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for July, 2014: Receipts, $69,401.97 and Disbursements, $54,999.62. Reconciled cash on hand at July 31, 2014, $2,061,562.27.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. Bond Counsel – Camino Property – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure in the amount of $3,750.00 to Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP for property acquisition bonds. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Mowing Assessment – Chairman Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-46

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO
CERTIFY LAWN MOWING CLEAN-UP COSTS TO PROPERTY OWNER

Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

3. Grant Agreement – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to appoint Administrator Siegel to sign the “Community Recreation Project – Pass through Grant Agreement” with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-47

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO
CERTIFYASSESSED STREET LIGHTING TO THE
COUNTY AUDITOR FOR THE TAX YEAR 2014, SAME
BEING COLLECTIBLE IN THE CALENDAR YEAR 2015

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

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Larry Reichard inquired regarding the abatement assessments. Resident Marion McMahon inquired regarding the bond counsel billing.

There being no further comment and no further business, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted September 9, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel, Fiscal Officer Page and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no comment, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting held August 26, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos relinquished the Chair to Vice Chrwmn. Steele. Vice Chrwmn. Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AND HONORING
RICK AMOS
UPON HIS INDUCTION INTO THE
PERRY HIGH SCHOOL DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

Trustee Dawson seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. Vice Chrwmn. Steele relinquished the Chair to Chrmn. Amos.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided information regarding the document shred event held on September 6, 2014. TFO Page advised that approximately 30 boxes of Township paper was destroyed pursuant to the Records Commission retention policy. Approximately 60 residents participated in the shred and 5,547 lbs. of paper was shredded.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his Administrator’s Update as follows:

1. Community Center ice machine – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to purchase a replacement ice machine at a cost not to exceed $3,825.00 (from Fund 26). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele inquired regarding the shoreline project and Administrator Siegel advised that the access roadway was in progress.

Trustee Dawson advised on the following matters:

1. Perry Joint Fire District will be selling the property at Call and Narrows.
2. Perry Joint Fire District’s Fiscal Officer position will be open as of January 1, 2015. Applications have been accepted and interviews will be conducted in October.
3. Catastrophic Emergency Training in Colorado – The request for tuition funding from the group responsible for the training did not approve Perry’s request.
4. Camino property – consideration needs to be given to splitting away the right of way for the Township’s use and sale of the property commenced, to be discussed.
5. Vrooman Road project – a general discussion held.

Chrmn. Amos discussed tax foreclosure of property on Rt. 84 and the Township’s first right of refusal on purchase. The matter will be reviewed with counsel before any further decisions are made.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding a discussion he recently had a with a cemetery professional regarding our cemeteries. Chrmn. Amos was advised that our cemeteries are some of the nicest, prettiest and most well-kept.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Larry Reichard expressed congratulations to Chrmn. Amos on his induction to the Perry Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

There being no further matters for discussion, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted September 23, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Vice Chairwoman Steele was absent, excused. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot was in attendance and provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of work in progress and planned, including:

Park drainage work
Ohio Street retention basis – complete
Winter treatment for baseball fields
Cemetery weed control
Road crack filling
Cemetery headstone footers
Driveway apron approach (road) patches
CSX/culvert cleaning at Lane Road
Road salt
Formulation of potential paving projects for 2015
Appropriation revisions

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Vice Chairwoman Steele was absent, excused. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adopt minutes presented for the September 9, 2014 meeting held at 9:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of August, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $267,836.72 and Disbursements, $120,950.61; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for August, 2014: Receipts, $119,451.66 and Disbursements, $57,963.79. Reconciled cash on hand at August 31, 2014, $2,274,117.38.

Additional discussion was held regarding reports to be submitted to the Board in the future (Fund, Appropriation & Debt Status) and issues with A-Drive and emails for Vice Chrwmn. Steele.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. Trick-or-Treat hours – Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to move Trick-or-Treat hours to Saturday, November 1st from 6-8 pm due to a home football game (senior night) on Friday, October 31st. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes.

2. Firefighters’ donation – Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Firefighters Association of $700 for the Community Halloween Party to be held Saturday, November 1st. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

3. Meeting date change – Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrmn. Amos seconded to change the Regular meeting from Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, 7:00 pm to the following Tuesday, October 21st 7:00 pm. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

4. Signatures assignment – Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Administrator Siegel to sign the Memorandum of Understanding and the Reimbursement Agreement with the Lake County Land Reutilization Corporation. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

5. Property Abatement costs – Trustee Dawson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-50

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COLLECTING OF THE TOTAL COST OF REMOVING, REPAIRING, OR SECURING BUILDINGS OR OTHER STRUCTURES THAT HAVE BEEN DECLARED INSECURE, UNSAFE, STRUCTURALLY DEFECTIVE, OR UNFIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION.

Chrmn. Amos seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

6. Equipment Repairs – Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure to T.A. Lebail for $3,412.50 to repair D4C Dozer (to be paid from the Permanent Improvement Fund (26). POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

7. Property Abatement – Trustee Dawson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-51

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 2557 MADISON AVENUE, PAINESVILLE, OHIO, 44077 (PERRY TOWNSHIP)

Chrmn. Amos seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Dawson who provided the following information:

1. Fire Board will re-advertise for the Fiscal Officer’s position via social outlets and conversation.

2. FEMA is conducting a drill today.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-49

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 Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to acknowledge receipt of Revision 43 of the Emergency Plan for Perry Nuclear Power Plant, inclusion of such Revision in our Plan and removal and destruction of the document so revised. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnie Stanko inquired regarding Resolution 2014-50 (Hedrick). Mr. Stanko and those in attendance were advised regarding recovery of costs for the County and the method for collection.

There being no further comment and no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted October 21, 2014)

SPECIAL MEETING – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:30p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel, Fiscal Officer Page and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Vice Chairwoman Steele was absent, excused.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting and recognized Administrator Siegel.

Administrator Siegel provided information to the Board and those in attendance regarding change orders requested by Huffman Equipment Rental and Contracting on the Shoreline Structure Improvement Project.

Change Order No. 1 – Add $55,000.00, effective July 17, 2014, construct an access road, grade, embank, furnish and install aggregate

Change Order No. 2 – Add $16,281.00, effective July 17, 2014, price increase for stone – 972 cubic yards at increased cost of $16.75/cy

Change Order No. 3 – Add $43,525.63, effective 9-19-2014, increase quantity of armor stone a total of 357.7 yards at 121.75/cy

Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve Change Order Nos. 1, 2 and 3 at a total add-on of $114,806.63. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

(Minutes Adopted October 21, 2014)

PUBLIC HEARING & SPECIAL MEETING – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Public Hearing at the North Perry Village Hall on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel and those others invited from North Perry Village, Perry Village and their guests.

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

Chairman Amos moved to appoint Karen Sunday Clerk Pro Temp. Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

All Boards and guests were provided information and a brief presentation by Mike Cutler and Walter Siegel on behalf of the Perry Economic Joint Development District. Upon conclusion of the presentation, the Board sought input from those in attendance at the Public Hearing. Chrmn. Amos moved to adjourn the Public Hearing. Trustee Dawson seconded. MOTION PASSED. The Public Hearing was adjourned.

Pursuant to the Notice provided, the Perry Township Board of Trustees convened the Special Meeting for the purpose of consideration of a Resolution concerning amendment of the Perry Joint Economic Development District Contract.

Following discussion, Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-53
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDED AND RESTATED PERRY JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT CONTRACT.

Trustee Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted October 28, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a rescheduled Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Chrmn. Amos and Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved to appoint Administrator Siegel as Clerk Pro Temp. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and recognized Arthur Shamakian. Mr. Shamakian and his wife, Carol, have reviewed concerns regarding Parmly House at Camp Roosevelt. Mr. Shamakian reviewed his list (included with Minutes), potential costs of maintenance and renovation items. Mr. Shamakian and members of the Perry Historical Society (in attendance) discussed the interior appearance of the property, historical property application(s) and the future of the building.

Fiscal Officer Page arrived at 7:15p.m. from a previously scheduled meeting. At the conclusion of Mr. Shamakian’s presentation and discussion, the Board and those in attendance thanked him for his time and commitment to the Parmly House. It was agreed that clean-up was the first item on the agenda and that any remaining items in the house were strictly trash and would be removed at the earliest possible time.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held September 23, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held October 9, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding necessity of requesting an Amended Certificate and amending Permanent Appropriations for receipt and expenditure of funds from the State of Ohio for the shoreline project. Vice Chrwmn. Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-52

A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE
OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES FROM THE AUDITOR OF LAKE COUNTY,
AMEND PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSFER FUNDS

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

Fiscal Officer Page updated the Board on progress on the Township website renovation.

The Board briefly discussed the Township’s upcoming Centennial founding anniversary in 2015. The Board also discussed clean-up of the Parmly House.

There being no further matters for discussion, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted November 11, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot was in attendance and provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of work in progress and planned, including:

Park drainage work

Boat ramp status and removal

Snow fencing

General property Winter prep

Leaf clean-up

Redwood/Hale intersection revision

Lane Rd. Extension drainage revision

Line striping

Road Salt

Equipment servicing for Winter

Lighting at Cemetery

Safety equipment grant

Park Manager Charlotte Kline reviewed the season and a few standing matters at the Park.

Resident Dennis Latona commended the Service Department and the Park for a great summer. Mr. Latona also voiced concerns regarding the Vrooman Rd. plans for repairs and specifically takes issue with planned temporary repairs. Trustee Dawson reiterated his support for a mid-level bridge on Vrooman Rd.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-54

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING
DYLAN LAWLER

Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. The Board presented the resolution to Mr. Lawler who was present with friends and family.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adopt minutes presented for the October 16, 2014 meeting held at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of September, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $100,371.73 and Disbursements, $73,923.78; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for September 204: Receipts, $33,883,28 and Disbursements, $56,536.22. Reconciled cash on hand at September 30, 2014, $2,270,468.89.

Additional discussion was held regarding issues with A-Drive and website revision progress.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. The Township has received a rebate check from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in the amount of $14,795.067 as part of BWC’s Billion Dollar Back Program.

2. Parmly House – Clean-up with assistance from the Perry Service Learning Program will take place on November 7, 2014. Trustee Dawson spoke regarding Mr. & Mrs. Shamakian’s commitment to assisting us through this project. Trustee Dawson also spoke regarding the Historical Society’s involvement in the project.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the reply received from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine regarding road salt pricing issues.

Chrmn. Amos opened discussion on potential bicentennial celebration planning and sought input from the Board and those in attendance regarding those that might be interested in helping to plan such an event.

There being no further comment and no further business, Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted November 11, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, and Fiscal Officer Page and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Administrator Siegel was absent, excused.

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

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and took a moment to recognize veterans as this date is Veterans’ Day. There being no other comment, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 21, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Worksession and Regular Meeting held on October 28, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos reviewed the Administrator’s Update in the Administrator’s absence. The only item noted is the repair of the Service Department’s 1-ton 2006 Ford F250 truck. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the repair estimate in the amount of $3,097.95 to Valley Ford (payable from Permanent Improvements). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos reviewed the Township’s health insurance renewal proposal and advised that he anticipated a 9% +/- increase.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-55

A RESOLUTION HONORING COLIN REICHMAN
FOR ATTAINING THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT IN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA TROOP 71

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

Trustee Dawson inquired of the Board and Administrator Siegel regarding road salt discussions. He was advised that the conversation was ongoing.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding upcoming Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission meetings.

There being no further matters for discussion, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted December 9, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of work in progress and planned, including:

Road salt

Cemetery building and grounds maintenance

Repair and/or sale of vehicles and equipment

Tires replaced on vehicle #712

Part-time employees

Brush drop off to be manned until 12/31/14

Road Dept. buildings maintenance/repairs

Proposed road work and paving-2015 budget items

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos welcomed those present and opened the floor to discussion. There being none,

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of October, 2014: General Fund Receipts, $63,166.37 and Disbursements, $572,495.87; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for October, 2014: Receipts, $115,558.83 and Disbursements, $59,854.11. Reconciled cash on hand at October 31, 2014, $1,898,144.11.

Additional discussion was held regarding recent computer virus which affected the interoffice network. Fix was put in place and seems to have solved the problems.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided his update as follows:

1. OTARMA M.O.R.E. grant was received in the amount of $454.86 to reimburse for purchase of winter outdoor clothing and safety glasses for Road Department employees.

2. Abitibi was recently taken over by Royal Oak Recycling of Cleveland. Karen Sundy has contacted Royal Oak and was assured it will be business as usual – no interruption of service.

3. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chairwoman Steele seconded to continue health insurance coverage for 2015 with COSE Medical Mutual at a cost of $18,763.07 per month. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Vice Chairwoman Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to continue life and disability insurance coverage for 2015 with AnthemLife Insurance, cost remains the same as 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

5. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chairwoman Steele seconded to approve sale of surplus equipment, i.e. 2001 International Truck, 1995 Ford One Ton and Encore Prowler mower. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

6. Chairman Amos moved and Vice Chairwoman Steele seconded to acknowledge receipt of Revision 44 of the Emergency Plan for Perry Nuclear Power Plant, inclusion of such revision in our plan, and removal and destruction of the document so revised. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson advised that Joanne Clapp has been appointed as the new fiscal officer for both the Fire District and Perry Village. She will assume the duties of outgoing Fiscal Officer Linda Hofer.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnie Stanko inquired regarding the 9% increase in health insurance costs and asked why employees do not contribute to the cost. Chairman Amos replied that, at this time, it is not necessary for employees to share the cost.

Vice Chairwoman Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn to an Executive Session to discuss personnel compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(The Board adjourned to Executive Session.)

There being no further comment or business, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chairwoman Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted December 9, 2014)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Administrator Siegel, Fiscal Officer Page and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no comment, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of Regular Meeting held November 11, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Work Session and Regular Meeting held November 25, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided information regarding the annual invoice received for CLOUT membership. TFO Page also advised regarding status of the Township’s revised website, set for release by January 1, 2015. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve payment to the Ohio Township Association for CLOUT dues for 2015 in the amount of $200.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who provided information on the following matters:

1. Met-Life (Life Insurance) – Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve renewal rates as provided. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Storm water Management – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-57

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ILLICIT DISCHARGE AND ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS

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

3. 2015 Reorganization – The following items were reviewed. Trustee Dawson moved and

Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve and adopt the following appointments for 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2015 REORGANIZATION

Chairman: RCA       Vice Chrm: RJD       Trustee: NLS

1) Appoint Trustees in charge of:

NS Roads & Call’s Pond      RA Park/Cmnty Ctr.      RA Cemetery
RD Town Hall       RD Admin Ofc.       RD Zoning
RA LC Health District      WS Joint Fire District
RD (Alternate)                  RD (Alternate

2) Set times for Regular Meetings of Trustees in 2015 to the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am with a work session at 9:00 am.

3) Establish annual clothing allowance at $200.00 for all full-time and regular part-time Road, Cemetery & Park personnel (w/ maximum carryover amount of $300.00 for unused allowance)

4) Supply prescription and non-prescription safety glasses, for all township employees who require them for performance of their assigned duties, at a cost not to exceed $200.00 over a two-year period.

5) Re-appoint Art Zentgraf to Zoning Commission for 5 year term concluding December 31, 2019.

6) Re-appoint Ed Cunningham to Board of Zoning Appeals for 5 year term concluding December 31, 2019.

7) Re-appoint Art Zentgraf as PEDC Rep. for a 2 year term concluding in 2016.

8) Approve 2015 Holiday Schedule as attached.

9) Set mileage for 2015 at $0.50 per mile.

10) Hire Attorney George B.P. Haskell on an as-needed basis.

11) Hire Attorney Michael Lucas on an as-needed basis.

12) Hire Attorney Ryan Callender with Squires, Sanders & Dempsey on an as-needed basis.

13) Hire Attorney Jack VanKley on an as-needed basis.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnold Stanko provided information to the Board and those in attendance regarding a recent food drive held in collaboration with the Fire District and asked Trustee Dawson to convey his gratitude to the Fire Board. Mr. Stanko went on to advise the Board that he would like to be appointed, if and when a position opens up, to Township committees or boards. The Board thanked him for his interest, advised that all boards are presently full and that they would keep his request in mind.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson moved to adjourn the meeting to an Executive Session to discuss personnel compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The meeting was then adjourned to Executive Session.

Upon completion of the Executive Session, the Regular Meeting was reconvened.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-56

A RESOLUTION HONORING BEN JENSEN
FOR ATTAINING THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT
IN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA TROOP 71

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

Pursuant to discussions in Executive Session, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adopt and approve wages pursuant to the schedule presented (and attached hereto) for 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

There being no further matters for discussion, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted December 23, 2014)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Road Superintendent Wade Crofoot provided the Board and those in attendance with his report of work in progress and planned, including:

Road salt

General maintenance at the Community Center

General maintenance and lunch room upgrades at the Service Department

Equipment servicing

Park house addition; discussions with architect

Repavement discussions, estimate from Lake Co. Engineer’s Office

Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno was in attendance and had a general conversation with the Board.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held December 9, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos welcomed those present and opened the floor to discussion. There being none, Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of November, 2014: General Fund Receipts Y-T-D, $1,274,991.33 and Disbursements Y-T-D, $1,439,642.36; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for November, 2014: Receipts Y-T-D, $793,125.98 and Disbursements, $5872,295.21. Reconciled cash on hand at November 30, 2014, $1,957,627.29.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that the Township’s revised website was complete and running well.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-58

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND ADOPT THE AMENDED
PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS AND TO APPROVE THE ENCUMBRANCE OF FUNDS NECESSARY FOR EXPENSES

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-59

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND ADOPT THE TEMPORARY 2015
APPROPRIATIONS AND TO APPROVE THE ENCUMBRANCE OF FUNDS
NECESSARY FOR EXPENSES

Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised he had nothing to report.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and recognized Larry Reichard who commended on North Perry Village’s new website.

There being no further comment or business, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Minutes Adopted January 13, 2015)