Minutes 2015

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REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of Regular Meeting held December 23, 2014. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided information regarding status of computer and internet systems at the Administration office.

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

1. Spring Clean-Up – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the date for Spring clean-up for Saturday, May 9, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Police Protection – Vice Chrmn. Dawson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-01

A RESOLUTION TO CONTRACT WITH THE LAKE COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION

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

3. Internet Auction – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-02

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR
TO SELL UNUSABLE, OBSOLETE OR UNFIT PROPERTY
BY WAY OF INTERNET AUCTION

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

3. Internet Auction, specific property – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-03

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR
TO SELL SPECIFIC UNUSABLE, OBSOLETE OR UNFIT PROPERTY
BY WAY OF INTERNET AUCTION

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

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Steele who advised that meetings would begin regarding the Township’s bicentennial celebration after the Ohio Township Association conference at the end of January.

Trustee Steele also advised that the Trustees have been requested to act as celebrity servers at the Senior’s Valentine’s luncheon set for February 11, 2015 at 11:45a.m.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Vice Chrmn. Dawson who advised regarding the Zoning Commission meeting set for January 14, 2015. Vice Chrmn. Dawson also advised regarding the Zoning Commission’s plan to review the Comprehensive Plan and that the matter with Bone Daddy’s Saloon has been completed.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor, there were no comments.

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

(Minutes Adopted January 27, 2015)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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

Equipment servicing

Park house addition, estimate provided at $15,300.00 (materials)

Administration Building, flooring replacement, estimate provided at $2,750 (materials)

BWC Intervention Safety Grant – being considered for a slope/hill mower

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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 recognized Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department who provided the Sheriff’s Department Summary of Events.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held January 13, 2015. 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 December, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $103,908.63 and Y-T-D, $1,378,899.96 and Disbursements, $66,673.05, Y-T-D, $1,506,315.41; All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for December, 2014: Receipts, $29,535.37, Y-T-D, $695,072.73 and Disbursements, $46,953.76, Y-T-D, $728,454.26. Reconciled cash on hand at December 31, 2014, $1,960,402.44.

Fiscal Officer Page has received the recommendation of the Zoning Commission regarding a district change, add section and several text amendments. Pursuant to the Zoning Resolution, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to set a Public Hearing of the Board of Trustees for February 10, 2015 at 6:50p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page advised regarding receipt of information from the Ohio Department of Liquor Control regarding permit applications for a new establishment, Thirsty Cactus and existing establishment, Dollar General. Both applications are for “C” permits. The Board agreed that no hearing was necessary on either permit.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Perry Joint Recreation District Subsidy – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to the PAJRD in the amount of $40,000.00 for the 2015 Perry Township subsidy. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Park House addition – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure not to exceed $16,000.00 for materials for an addition to the Park House. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Administration Building, flooring – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure not to exceed $4,000.00 for materials to renovate the Administration Building’s flooring. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Vice Chrmn. Dawson who advised regarding Zoning Commission matters including the Comprehensive Plan review and land purchase issues.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding an upcoming Lake County Township Association meeting and noted that Kevin Malacek will be attending.

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

(Minutes Adopted February 10, 2015)

PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:50p.m. The News Herald was advised of the meeting according to law. Chrmn. Amos reviewed with the Board and those in attendance the submission from the Perry Township Zoning Commission:

-Amend section 700 by adding a definition for Bar/ Nightclub.

-Amend table 302.02 by adding Bars/Nightclubs.

-Add section 302.09, Playing Music Outdoors.

-Amend section 409.05 by changing item 3 as follows:

  1. Electronic Changeable Copy Signs.
  2. Each such sign shall be capable of regulating the digital display intensity. The light intensity of the display must automatically adjust to the natural ambient light conditíons. In no case shall the intensity of the display exceed 0.3 foot candles over ambient light conditions.

-Rezone permanent parcel #03-A-029-0-00-001-0 containing approximately 10.5 acres from B1, Business & Commercial 1 District to B2, Business & Commercial 2 District.

-Amend the following sections to comply with current EPA standards:

Section 407.0l, Erosion and Sedimentation Control. Section 407.02, Water Quality Standards for Large Activities including: Table 1 & Table 2

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor for discussion and comment. Chrmn. Amos advised that the matter would come up for official consideration at the Board’s Regular Meeting currently scheduled for February 24, 2015. There being no other comment, Trustee Steele moved to adjourn the Public Hearing. Trustee Dawson seconded. POLL OF BOARD, 3 AYES. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The Public Hearing was adjourned.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then convened their Regular Meeting (Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00p.m.) Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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. Resident Arnold Stanko inquired regarding resident billing policies of the Perry Joint Fire District. Mr. Stanko was referred to the Fire Department for correct information as the Board of Trustees no longer handles Fire Department business.

There being no other comment, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of Regular Meeting held January 27, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised regarding the following:

  1. Outdoor YMCA Summer Swim – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure of $25,000.00 to the Lake County YMCA for the 2015 Summer Swim Program. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.
  2. Scholarship funding – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve two $1,000.00 scholarships payable to the Perry Foundation to fund the Phillip S. Haskell Environmental Scholarship and the community/political Science scholarship. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.
  3. PAJRD Courtesy Purchase – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure on behalf of the Perry Area Joint Recreation District (PAJRD) to Century Equipment for ballfield grooming equipment in the amount of $12,333.53. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Resident Arnold Stanko inquired regarding this motion and was advised that PAJRD did not have State Purchasing membership and that our membership would facilitate a better purchase price for PAJRD. Those in attendance were also advised that PAJRD would be reimbursing the Township immediately in the amount of $12,333.53.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Steele who inquired regarding the Township’s internet auction. Trustee Steele was advised that the auction was active and that the link was posted on the Township’s Public Notice and Announcement website page.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to pay David & Nancy McVicker for reconveyance of Grave 2 West in Division 15, Lot 23 of the Center Rd. Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor, there were no comments.

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

(Minutes Adopted February 24, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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

Administration Building flooring renovation

Park house addition

Lake Co. Service Directors meeting, Share Ohio program

GovDeals online auctions

BWC Intervention Safety Grant – status

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 10, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of January, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $25,001.38 (and Y-T-D) and Disbursements, $67,823.58 (and Y-T-D); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for January, 2015: Receipts, $12,430.86 and Disbursements, $48,135.65. Reconciled cash on hand at January 31, 2015, $1,881,875.45.

Fiscal Officer Page advised regarding receipt of information from the Ohio Department of Liquor Control regarding a permit transfer application from Perry One Stop LLC to Jay Kay Enterprises Inc. dba Perry One Stop. The Board agreed that no hearing was necessary.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that all have been provided with the first draft for Permanent Appropriation. The Board agreed to conduct a worksession at 6:30p.m. on March 10, 2015 to review.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Spring Clean-Up – Scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure not to exceed $24,999.00 to Universal Disposal and Liberty Tire. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Online Auctions – GovDeals has advised that all items posted have sold as follows: 2007 Encore Prowler mower, $2,860.00; 2001 International 4900, $10,050, and; 1995 Ford F350, $9,796.00. It was agreed that proceeds would be deposited to the Permanent Improvement Fund (26).

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-04

A RESOLUTION HONORING JOHN DENISON AS RECIPIENT
OF THE MADISON-PERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“2015 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD”

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-05

A RESOLUTION HONORING MADISON VETERINARY HOSPITAL AS RECIPIENT
OF THE MADISON-PERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“2015 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR” AWARD

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-06

A RESOLUTION HONORING BETTY JEAN (BJ) GREEN AS RECIPIENT
OF THE MADISON-PERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“2015 HERITAGE AWARD”

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

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding a possible merger of the MPACC and the Painesville Chamber of Commerce. Information will be forthcoming if and when that moves forward.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the recent Public Hearing held for consideration of zoning amendments and a district change. Chrmn. Amos opened the discussion to the floor and there being no discussion, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve submitted amendments and the district change. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The amendments and district change will take effect in 30 days (March 26, 2015).

Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised that the Zoning Commission has begun its review of Perry Township’s Comprehensive Plan.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Residents Marion McMahon and Arnold Stanko briefly inquired regarding the preliminary 2015 appropriations, information noted as “reconciled cash on hand” on the Agenda and camping fees as an element of support of Township activities.

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

(Minutes Adopted March 10, 2015)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 10,  2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a worksession on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:30p.m. The News Herald was advised of the meeting according to law. Fiscal Officer Page reviewed the draft of Permanent Appropriations. Several line items were discussed as was the status of Fund 21. The resulting changes to the draft will be made and the revision will be presented for review, revision and/or adoption at the Board’s next regular meeting. The worksession was then concluded.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then convened their Regular Meeting (Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00p.m.) Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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.

There being no other comment, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of Regular Meeting held February 24, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who requested consideration to approve attendance at the Ohio Association of Public Treasurers’ Public Finance Officers Training conference in Sandusky in June. Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve Fiscal Officer Page’s attendance at the conference at a cost not to exceed $1,250.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that the back-up equipment for the Township’s network has intermittent failures and will be replaced.

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

Chrmn. Amos then recognized Trustee Steele who advised regarding the following:

Auction Proceeds – Trustee Steele confirmed with Administrator Siegel that the auctions had indeed been concluded and that all items had been bid and won. Two of three items have been paid for and retrieved at this time.

Bone Daddy’s Saloon – the business has been nominated in the 2015 Cleveland Hot List “Best Local Bar” category. Winners will be revealed on March 23, 2015.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the following:

Recycling Bins – Property Owner Barry Deming has requested that the paper recycling bins be removed from his property. Chrmn. Amos advised that they will be moved to a new location to be determined.Chrmn. Amos recognized Vice Chrmn. Dawson who advised regarding the following:

Fire Board – Vice Chrm. Dawson went over information provided regarding the State of Ohio Governor’s Budget for 2015-2016 which includes additional cuts in the Tangible Personal Property and Dereg reimbursements. The cuts, if instituted, are expected to be substantial for the Fire District and at about $30,000.00 for the Township.Chrmn. Amos reviewed the forum’s topics of discussion at the recent Community Forum. Chrm. Amos inquired of and discussed with the Board interest in forming a Trash District. Discussion included the concept and the Township’s level of interest.

Chrmn. Amos also discussed the Madison-Perry Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet on the schedule for the week.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to appoint Walter Siegel as Clerk Pro Tem. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page was excused from the meeting at the Board’s request.

Chairman Amos excused Fiscal Officer Page from the meeting and made a motion to appoint Administrator Siegel as clerk pro-tem. Mr. Dawson seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Mrs. Steele then made a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss employee compensation, seconded by Mr. Dawson. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Mr. Amos then made a motion to return to regular meeting, seconded by Mr. Dawson. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Mr. Dawson then made a motion to set the compensation for Administrator Siegel at $84,000 per year retroactive to January 1, 2015. Mrs. Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Mr. Amos then made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Dawson. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted March 24, 2015)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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:

– Cemetery clean-up

– Rec Board – finish on pickle ball courts, starting small storage building

– Roads – pot hole filling continues, clearing plugged storm drain. Discussion regarding the road deterioration on South Pine Lane. The plan for this road is to clean up the damage and backfill with asphalt grindings until a full plan for road repavings throughout the Township, including South Pine Lane.

– Park House – The permit application is pending at the Building Department. The gate card system is requiring some attention which may include installation of an uninterruptible power source. As weather permits, the boat ramp will be reinstalled and buildings will be re-opened including the concession stand, restrooms and showers.

– BWC Programs – a few BWC rebate required programs are in place, the most recent involving hearing testing all road department personnel.

– Part-timers have been hired back.

– Service Department is participating in ShareOhio program and an inventory of equipment will be provided to them.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 10, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of February, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $90,198.17 (Y-T-D, $115,199.55) and Disbursements, $75,863.51 (Y-T-D, $143,687.09); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for February, 2015: Receipts, $63,910.47 (Y-T-D, $76,341.33) and Disbursements, $46,977.30 (Y-T-D, $95,112.95). Reconciled cash on hand at February 28, 2015, $1,945,934.73.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that a new back-up tape drive has been installed on the server. TFO Page also discussed with the Board the final draft of Permanent Appropriations. Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

 RESOLUTION NO. 2015-11

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING PERMANENT APPROPRIATION
FOR PERRY TOWNSHIP FOR 2015

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

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Road Salt – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure in the amount of $14,543.62. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Road Salt for 2015/2016 – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-09

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP
TO PURCHASE ROCK SALT FROM ODOT

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

3. Park Manager’s Contract – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-10

A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH
CHARLOTTE KLINE
FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF
PERRY TOWNSHIP PARK.

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

Chrmn. Amos advised that Park Manager, Charlotte Kline, is completing some revisions in rules and regulations and will keep the Board informed.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-07

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

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-08

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT
ACCOUNT PLAN FOR TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES FOR 2015.

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the ODOT 2014 Straight Line Mileage for Perry Township at 20.828 miles as prepared by the Lake County Engineer’s Office. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to pay $600.00 to Karen Leis for reconveyance of graves 7 and 8 East in Div. 16, Lot 17 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned to executive session.

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

(Minutes Adopted April 14, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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. Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of Regular Meeting held March 24, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the following:

1. Reimbursement from the State for S.B. 243 payment has been received. The total amount was $6,329.10.

2. State Treasurer Mandel has asked that Perry Township open its books for the purposes of governmental transparency through its OpenCheckbook program. The Trustees asked that the Township be signed up.

3. Network Backup – still a problem, a new server situation will need to be investigated.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised regarding the following:

1. Lane Road speed limit reduction request – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-16

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE LAKE COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS TO REDUCE THE SPEED LIMIT TO 35 MPH.
FOR A SECTION OF LANE ROAD, BEGINNING AT THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND
CONTINUING NORTH TO US ROUTE 20.

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

2. SIB Loan for Paving – Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-17

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP
TO BORROW THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($300,000.00)
FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK FOR PAVING OF VARIOUS ROADS
IN THE TOWNSHIP

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

3. Service Department, Equipment repair – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Valley Ford Truck in the amount of $3,259.37 for repairs to the 2003 Ford F350 pick-up truck. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Service Department – fence damage – Recently, the fencing and gate at the south end of Milford Dr. was destroyed by a motor vehicle. The driver of the truck was cited by the Sheriff’s Department and the insurance company for the driver has now made contact with the Township’s insurance company. An appraisal for repairs has been obtained and submitted to the driver’s insurance company.

5. Circle Drive (Nisbet property) – A resolution has been prepared for the Board’s consideration at another meeting to demolish this property. Administrator Siegel will keep the Board informed.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-12

A RESOLUTION RESCINDING THE GENERAL BOND
RETIREMENT COMMUNITY CENTER FUND (FUND 15)

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

Trustee Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-13

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

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-14

A RESOLUTION HONORING KYLE KREMILLER OF THE
PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM FOR HIS
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE DURING THE 2014-2015 SEASON

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-15

A RESOLUTION HONORING THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES
WRESTLING TEAM AND ITS COACHING STAFF
FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE DURING THE
2014-2015 SEASON

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

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved to approve the current Zoning Map for Perry Township, as prepared and submitted by the Lake County Planning Commission. Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved to pay $100.00 each to Darlene Sullivan, Clarence Tarman and Ann Fitzer for reconveyance of Grave 5 East in Division 14, Lot 1 of Center Road Cemetery. Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele advised that she has had conversation with John Schlauch regarding bumper issues at the Township Park boat ramp and advised that a limited revision of the boat ramp would be performed by the Service Department.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding the following items:

1. Township’s Bicentennial Committee – meetings are in progress to formalize the plans for a 200th Anniversary celebration.

2. Western Reserve Land Conservancy – Chrmn. Amos and Administrator Siegel have met with the Land Conservancy.

Chrmn. Amos then opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Marian McMahon inquired for more details concerning Resolution 2015-12. She was advised that it was a formality to close any fund and return funds on hand to the General Fund. Ms. McMahon further inquired about the Lane Road speed reduction request and the source and reason for funds received from the State Department of Taxation (S.B. 243).

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

(Minutes Adopted April 28, 2015)

WORKSESSION & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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:

– Park House – The permit application is pending at the Building Department and moving forward with construction is on hold for further information from them. Conversations at this time indicate that County requirements exceed far beyond what the original intention was for this structure. Wade, Trustee Steele and Charlotte Kline will discuss the matter again and work with the Building Department for a solution when the Building Inspector returns from vacation. The gate card system revision is in progress, fences and backstops need some work, water is on, all facilities are open and hand dryers have been installed. The boat dock will be installed as soon as weather permits and bumpers have been attached. The ball field storage building should be finished this week.

– The Pickle Ball court will have fencing installed this week and lines will be painted as weather permits.

– Circle Drive retention basin needs a catch basin, dirt and grass seed.

– Center Rd. Cemetery entry arches and fencing need painting. A few options were discussed and Wade will update the board on the direction he’d like to go. Driveway stone has been ordered. Wade and the Board discussed weed spraying and agreed that weeds should not be sprayed on the fence lines on Center and Middle Ridge Rd. The Board encouraged Wade to test fence line spraying at the back of the cemetery to see what it looks like.

– A spring clean-up of landscape beds is currently being quoted.

– Truck #709 has incurred repairs a bit more than originally anticipated.

– The Community Center exterior painting and cleaning will be done as weather permits.

Fiscal Officer Page discussed the quote received from BPI Information Systems and her discussion with Mike Schreiber regarding potential replacement of the Admin network server. Discussions are ongoing and once complete, a final proposal will be brought to the Board.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 14, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of March, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $126,867.29 (Y-T-D, $242,066.84) and Disbursements, $65,754.45 (Y-T-D, $209,441.54); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for March, 2015: Receipts, $142.53 (Y-T-D, $76,483.86) and Disbursements, $55,882.30 (Y-T-D, $150,995.25). Reconciled cash on hand at March 31, 2015, $1,956,244.57.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Landscape/Township Buildings – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure for clean-up and re-mulching of various planting areas in the amount of $4,170.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Cemetery lime stone – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Custom Building Solutions for 100 tons of white limestone, not to exceed $2,750.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Property Damage – claim with Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. has been filed and a check received in the amount of $3,980.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-21

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-22

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF NOT TO
EXCEED $205,000 OF BONDS TO CURRENTLY REFUND THE TOWNSHIP’S PROPERTY ACQUISITION BONDS, SERIES 2014, WHICH WERE ISSUED TO PAY COSTS OF ACQUIRING PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER TOWNSHIP PURPOSES AND ALL NECESSARY RELATED APPURTENANCES.

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

Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised regarding the Zoning Commission’s ongoing review of the Comprehensive Plan and asked that Minutes for both the Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals be available on the Township’s website.

Chairman Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-18

A RESOLUTION HONORING
BRANDON TRUHN
OF THE PERRY HIGH SCHOOL PIRATES WRESTLING TEAM
FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
DURING THE 2014-2015 SEASON.

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

Chairman Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-19

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

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

Chairman Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-20

A RESOLUTION HONORING
LIEUTENANT KURT WEST
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT
FROM THE PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Larry Reichard inquired regarding Resolution No. 2015-21 and the location and some details.

 Trustee Steele asked about the status of the church building on the corner of Middle Ridge Rd. and Center Rd.

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

(Minutes Adopted May 12, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:00p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of Regular Meeting held April 28, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the following:

1. Network Backup – still a problem – a quote has been received from BPI to replace the entire system and convert from Novell to Windows. Fiscal Officer Page spoke with Mike Schreiber about the situation and his opinion, currently, is that a server is no longer necessary given the needs of staff. He will submit a quote in line with the conversation.

2. Ohio Township Accounting System – Fiscal Officer Page advised regarding the possibility that Heartwood Designs is no longer in business. Calls have been made both to Heartwood and to other vendors for an accounting solution. Fiscal Officer Page will keep the Board informed.

3. Cemetery Reconveyances – discussion had regarding a recent request for reconveyance. The Board agreed that a transfer of $5,400.00 from appropriation 01-A-26 (Other Expenses) to 01-D-09 (Cemetery, Other) should be completed to allow the expense to be paid from that line item. Discussion followed regarding the reconveyance policy in general.

4. Lake Co. Sheriff’s Department – There has been discussion between the Trustees, the Administrator and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department regarding additional work for the Sheriff’s Department in the Township. Discussion of the state of appropriations also took place. Vice Chrmn. Dawson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-25

A RESOLUTION TO AMEND
PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS

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

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised regarding the following:

 1. Workers’ Comp Group Rating Program – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to enroll with CareWorksComp (previously Frank Gates) Group Rating Program for Workers Compensation for period 1/1/16-12/31/16 and have Administrator Siegel sign paperwork. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Workers Comp Group Rating Program fees – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure to CareWorksComp for $1,819.00 for TPA service fee (last year was $1,749.00). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Paving Project/SIB Loan – Notified today we were approved for the $300,000 loan from the State Infrastructure Bank. They will be sending out paperwork in the next day or so.

4. Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Contract – Trustee Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-23

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE
LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR
ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION,
TOTAL COST OF WHICH WILL NOT EXCEED $10,000.00.

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

5. Abatement, Real Property – Trustee Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-24

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 4654 LANE ROAD, PERRY, OHIO, 44081

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

6. Insurance – Commercial Package – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure to OTARMA for $21,694.00 for Township liability insurance (Last year was $21,723.00). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

7. Summer Hires – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved to hire the following individuals to work in the Township Park Concession Stand for $8.00/hour effective May 1st, 2015.

a. Kathy Anzelc Henry
b. Debra Romano
c. Kelly Kailburn
d. Shannon Romano
e. Gretal Collins
f. Connie Chapman

Administrator Siegel advised that Britney Klco and Colleen Tannish have volunteered to work the window on Wednesday nights.

8. Third grade Community Walk Scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th (Morning meeting day). Students will arrive at 10:30 am.

Chrmn. Amos inquired of Administrator Siegel regarding the status of the abatement proceedings on Circle Drive and asked that Attorney Lyons be advised that the matter should proceed without undue delays in the best interests of the community. Vice Chrmn. Amos went on to ask that Administrator Siegel be vigilant over Bone Daddy’s Saloon as the result of possible violation of the agreement between the Township and Bone Daddy’s regarding the pavilion that may be in use (it is to be removed by June 1, 2015).

Trustee Steele moved to adjourn the Regular Meeting to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing employee compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Upon completion of the Executive Session, Vice Chrm. Dawson moved to approve pay increases effective May 1, 2015 for John Anzelc to $22.00/hr. and John Baker to $22.00/hr. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

(Minutes Adopted May 26, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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.

Park Manager Charlotte Kline provided the Board and those in attendance with her status report for the Park as follows:

– Gate – The gate system is working properly and gate card renewals are in progress.

– Hand dryers in the restrooms are working as planned, facilities operating normally.

– Complaints from neighbors and park goers regarding soccer field users and attendees. At the moment, there are issues with parking along the road, attendees stopping traffic (walking in the road), trash, speeding and players and fans using the Park restrooms to clean mud (especially). The Trustees asked the Administrator to order another porta-a-john, investigate portable wash facilities and make contact with the organizers for the weekly events and make clear our expectations regarding cleanliness and public safety.

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

– Paving Project – Question regarding Redwood and Hale discussions on concrete vs. asphalt, general discussion, areas planned for repave include South Pine, Scotch Pine, Wellington, Bridgewater and the Redwood/Hale apron area. There may also be others included, the pre-planning is in progress with the County Engineer’s office.

– Perry Township Park – there is now beach showing. There will be a clean-up and determination will be made how often and extensive future clean-ups will be. Part of the conversation included the Trustees discussing what will be done with the McIntyre property, parking, gate and beach access at the park, generally. A worksession was scheduled for June 1, 2015 with the Trustees, Administrator and Road Superintendent to review the property and discuss possibilities.

– Roosevelt Stable waterline – there continue to be problems with the waterline to the stables. The Township’s portion of the waterline has been checked and is intact. Wade with try to assist the stable owners in finding the locations of their problems.

Chrmn. Amos asked Administrator Siegel to prepare a drawing of sewer lines throughout the Township as a ready-reference.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 12, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of April, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $241,096.63 (Y-T-D, $483,163.47) and Disbursements, $138,296.70 (Y-T-D, $347,738.24); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for April, 2015: Receipts, $158,822.61 (Y-T-D, $311,950.28) and Disbursements, $40,852.35 (Y-T-D, $191,847.60). Reconciled cash on hand at April 30, 2015, $2,169,890.01.

Chrmn. Amos asked TFO Page to see to change-out of the static picture on the Township’s website to a changing/rotating set of pictures.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Road Dept. Repairs – Mattingly Bros., Inc. – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure for electrical repairs at the Service Department in the amount of $2,281.56. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele advised that the Bicentennial celebration planning is in progress. The event will take place on July 14, 2015 from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.

Chrmn. Amos advised that the Cemetery Association will be meeting in Perry on June 11.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised that the Fire Board had hired 1 new firefighter and that, in addition, two would be forthcoming. Vice Chrmn. Dawson reviewed the regionalization study.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson also advised the Comprehensive Plan review is ongoing.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to pay $2,800.00 to Teressa Lamb Wells for reconveyance of graves 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 10 in Div. 22, Lot 14, graves 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 in Div. 22, Lot 15 and graves 1 and 2 in Div. 22, Lot 13 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos reminded Administrator Siegel that the Board would like to see a review of Park and Cemetery fee structures.

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

(Minutes Adopted June 9, 2015)

SPECIAL MEETING – THURSDAY, MAY 28 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m to consider an administrative appeal by Bruce and Sheila Nisbet in regards to the Trustees’ Resolution that ordered the removal / demolition of their house located at 2518 Circle Drive. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Administrator Siegel, Bruce and Sheila Nisbet, their attorney Geoffrey C. Hanahan and James M. Lyons, Legal Advisor for Perry Township and those persons who are listed on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

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

Vice Chairman Dawson moved to appoint Karen Sundy Clerk Pro Tem. Trustee Steele seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Court Reporter Susan Goodell was present and has recorded the entire meeting.

Attorney James M. Lyons opened the meeting with the explanation of the purpose of the meeting which is to hear evidence on the administrative appeal that was filed by Bruce and Sheila Nisbet regarding their house and property at 2518 Circle Drive. All witnesses in this matter were sworn in by Susan Goodell, court reporter.

Geoffrey C. Hanahan on behalf of the Nisbets stipulated that the house was insecure, unsafe or structurally defective and that it had been declared unfit for human habitation by the Lake County Board of Health of the Lake County General Health District. The Nisbets further stipulated that the Resolution of the Trustees that ordered the removal or demolition of the house was lawful and proper. The applicants in their appeal to the Trustees asked for additional time until September 1, 2015 in order to repair the house so that it is no longer insecure, unsafe, structurally defective and/or unfit for human habitation. The Trustees heard evidence on this issue.

The Trustees, with approval from both attorneys, in a separate office deliberated the issues that were raised in the administrative appeal. The meeting was reconvened at 11:08 am. Vice Chairman Dawson made a Motion to deny the appeal request and to deny the request for additional time to repair the house and this Motion was seconded by Trustee Steele. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele made a Motion to authorize Administrator Siegel to issue a Final Decision of Perry Township Trustees to Mr. and Mrs. Nisbet and to Geoffrey C. Hanahan (a copy of this Decision is attached to these Minutes as Exhibit A) and this Motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Dawson. This notice will be sent by regular mail to Attorney Geoff Hanahan and to Bruce and Sheila Nisbet at 2518 Circle Drive, Painesville, OH 44077. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

(Minutes Adopted June 9, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Administrator Siegel and Clerk’s Assistant Michele Woltman as well as those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Trustee Steele and Fiscal Officer Page were excused from the meeting.

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

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

Chrm. Amos moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to appoint Michele Woltman as Clerk Pro Tem in the absence of Fiscal Officer Page. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrm. Amos recognized Rick Walker of Perry Village who requested the Township’s assistance with advertising suggestions for one of the businesses located in the Village. Chrm. Amos recommended that the business owner contact Administrator Siegel for suggestions or assistance. As Zoning Inspector, Administrator Siegel is best versed in signage restrictions.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Chrm. Amos seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrm. Amos moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held May 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Vice Chrm. Dawson discussed the state audit presently in progress for the Fire District. The newly appointed Fiscal Officer will be changing the accounting software to UAN which is more compatible with the Auditors software.

Chrm. Amos advised he had met recently with the Perry Women’s League and was very impressed with how active they are in the community and the tremendous job they do as an organization.

Chrm. Amos moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure of $4945.00 from the Permanent Improvements fund to Communication Services for purchase of radio equipment (monthly service/maintenance cost will be $240.00). POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Chrm. Amos seconded to advertise on June 12th and June 19th for bids for 2015 Perry Township Road Program, with bid opening on Wednesday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Chrm. Amos seconded to enter into a lease agreement with Frank Petrus to lease 24 acres of cemetery property for the purpose of raising grain stock. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrm. Amos moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to acknowledge receipt of Revision 45 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.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Chrm. Amos seconded to adjourn to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing economic development. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED. (The Board adjourned to Executive Session.)

There being no further matters for discussion, Chrm. Amos moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted June 23, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 9:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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:

– Wellington Ridge – Culvert upgrade is in progress.
– Park house – awaiting delivery of a door
– Redwood and Hale, materials and schedule in progress.
– Parmly Rd. soccer field – driveway has been filled with asphalt grindings
– Blackmore Rd. & Rt. 20 catch basin area has been amended to reduce erosion
– Perry Schools – will assist with regrading soccer field
– Clark Rd. Property will be cleared, weather permitting
– Camino/Rt. 20 & Perry Park Rd. – Chrmn. Amos inquired regarding clear of property and was advised that clearing cannot begin until the survey has been completed.
– Vice Chrmn. Dawson inquired regarding Redwood

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held June 9, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes, Trustee Steele abstained, absent. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of May, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $56,083.45 (Y-T-D, $539,246.92) and Disbursements, $175,633.70 (Y-T-D, $523,371.92); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for May, 2015: Receipts, $26,817.35 (Y-T-D, $280,315.18) and Disbursements, $79,662.42 (Y-T-D, $271,510.02). Reconciled cash on hand at May 31, 2015, $1,997,494.71.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that the Township (and the Library) are participating in the Ohio Treasurer’s initiative to provide open checkbook information to the public.

Fiscal Officer Page reviewed the Ohio Association of Public Treasurer’s seminar recently held in Sandusky, Ohio.

Fiscal Officer Page reviewed necessary changes to the Township’s Certificate and Permanent Appropriations and Trustee Steele then presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-26

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

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

The Board and Fiscal Officer Page discussed the submission from the Perry Public Library requesting certification from the Lake County Auditor of revenue potentially generated on a proposed levy. Vice Chrmn. Dawson then presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-27

A RESOLUTION DECLARING IT NECESSARY TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL TAX OF 0.75 MILLS FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS FOR THE BENEFIT OF PERRY TOWNSHIP, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO FOR LIBRARY PURPOSES AND REQUESTING THE LAKE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY THE TOTAL CURRENT TAX VALUATION OF THE TOWNSHIP AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT WOULD BE GENERATED BY THAT ADDITIONAL LEVY

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

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Camino/Rt. 20 & Perry Park Rd. Property – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure of $3,500 to Crabb’s Surveying Service, Inc. for 3426 North Ridge Road, Perry, Ohio, 44081. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Purchase Order, Amend – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to increase expenditure to Custom Building Solutions by $55 ($2,805) for white limestone for cemetery drives. (Originally approved on 4/28/15 for $2,750). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Service Department Fence Repairs – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Thomas Fence Co., Inc. for $3,980 to repair fence on Milford Drive (insurance reimbursement received). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Planning Services – Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to contract with Tactical Planning, LLC for engineering services pursuant to a submitted proposal, hereby amended to include right to cancel without notice, a 20 hour review of progress (at each 20 hours worked), $1,500.00 retainer and a $10,000.00 cap. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

5. OPWC District Seven Local Integrating Committee – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to select Jim Pristov, Harpersfield Township (Alternate, Tom Martin, Williamsfield Township), Patrick J. Cavanagh, Auburn Township (Alternate, Charles Walder, Russell Township) and Chuck Klco, Leroy Township (Alternate, Rich VanPelt, Leroy Township) as Perry Township’s nominees for the OPWC District Seven Local Integrating Committee on the Township’s Ballot. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele inquired regarding the paper recycling bins and Administrator Siegel advised that they were expected in another location (removed from IGA plaza) soon.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised that the Zoning Board has completed its first review of the Comprehensive Plan.

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

(Minutes Adopted July 28, 2015)

SPECIAL MEETING – WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 9:00a.m. to consider an property appeal and consider bids and award the 2015 Road Paving Program. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Administrator Siegel, Fiscal Officer Page, James M. Lyons, Legal Advisor for Perry Township, court reporter and a representative of Tri County Properties & Maintenance, Inc. and those persons who are listed on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Special Meeting to order.

Bids were opened recently for the 2015 Road Paving Project and reviewed by the Lake County Engineer’s Office. The Engineer’s office has provided recommendations and based on those recommendations, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to award the bid for the 2015 Road Paving Program to Karvo Paving at a cost not to exceed $264,624.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos then recognized James M. Lyons, the Township’s Legal Advisor who provided information regarding 2518 Circle Drive, previously owned by Bruce and Sheila Nisbet. Mr. Lyons advised that the property transferred to Tri County Properties & Maintenance, Inc. on June 18, 2015 and that the new owner, Mr. Light, was seeking to lift the demolition order. Mr. Lyons advised that there was an Administrative Appeal pending with the Lake County Common Pleas Court.

Mr. Light advised that the Township’s letter to him had only been received the day prior to this meeting and therefore, no documents were provided as requested. Mr. Light advised that he had not been made aware of the demolition proceedings/order at the time of sale. Mr. Light also advised that as a courtesy, the Nisbets have been provided access to the property until July 17, 2015. He advised that the roof has been replaced. There was extensive discussion regarding the immediate needs of the property to bring it to a safe, secure and structurally sound condition both inside and out as well as the intentions for the property itself and future sale.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to stay the demolition process until August 31, 2015 subject to execution of a contract between the Board and the new owner regarding expectations. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

(Minutes Adopted July 28, 2015)

PUBLIC HEARING – BUDGET & SPECIAL MEETING – MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Public Hearing on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:30a.m. to consider the 2016 Budget. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Trustee Steele was absent, excused. The News Herald was advised of each of these meetings 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.

With all discussion complete, Vice Chrmn. Dawson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-28

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR
FISCAL YEAR 2016 FOR PERRY TOWNSHIP, INCLUDING
PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

There being no further comment or business related to the 2016 Budget, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MEETING ADJOURNED.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Special Meeting to consider the adoption of a Resolution to place a levy on the November, 2015 ballot for the Perry Public Library. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Trustee Steele was absent, excused. The News Herald was advised of each of these meetings according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Special Meeting to order.

Chrmn. Amos advised that the Board had received the Certificate from the Lake County Auditor’s office that provided the necessary information to take the next step in placing a levy on the November, 2015 ballot for the Perry Public Library. After discussion, Vice Chrmn. Dawson presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-29

A RESOLUTION DECLARING IT NECESSARY
TO LEVY A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL
LIMITATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

There being no further comment or business, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted July 28, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Administrator Siegel, Michele 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.

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

– Park house – work is 80% complete and should be finished next week.
– Brush will be cleared at the west end of the lakefront starting next week.
-Township received close to 400 yds of asphalt grindings from the Center Road paving project. Some of the grindings will be used for touch-up work on Apache Trail.
– Crack sealing will commence once the Village is finished with our crack sealing equipment.
– Landscaping and pruning of shrubs will be done in the two cemeteries. Twenty foundations for monuments will be poured next week.
– Soccer field work for the school is 90% complete; grass will be planted at the end of August.
– Discussion took place regarding possible purchase of another snow plow truck. The trustees asked for a list of all Road Dept. vehicles and maintenance log of same.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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.

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

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to appoint Michele Woltman as Clerk ProTem in Ms. Page’s absence. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos welcomed those present and opened the floor to discussion. There being none, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held June 23, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held July 8, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Budget & Special Meeting held July 13, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Clerk Pro Tem Woltman who advised regarding financials for the month of June, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $49,117.24 (Y-T-D, $588,364.16) and Disbursements, $97,934.86 (Y-T-D, $621,306.80); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for June, 2015:  Receipts, $23,660.12 (Y-T-D, $330,025.03) and Disbursements, $53,830.58 (Y-T-D, $325,340.60). Reconciled cash on hand at June 30, 2015, $1,904,771.11.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to loan the Massey tractor and bulldozer to the 2015 Lake County Fair for its use August 18 – 23, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure of $2016.00 to Custom Building Solutions for supplies for improvements made at Redwood and Hale Roads intersection (expenses will be part of SIB loan). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure of $3195.00 for concrete purchased for improvements made at Redwood and Hale Roads intersection (expenses will be part of SIB loan). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrm. Dawson seconded to increase hourly rate of seasonal employees to new minimum wage rate of $8.10, effective January 1, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to hire Dolan Painting to paint trim/windows at the Historical Society Museum, cost not to exceed $2400. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrm. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to hire American Pride Tree Servie to remove three trees at Center Road Cemetery, cost not to exceed $1700.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

RESOLUTION 2015-30

A RESOLUTION TO HONOR WALTER R. SIEGEL FOR
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS AN
EMPLOYEE OF PERRY TOWNSHIP.

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. The Trustees thanked Administrator Siegel for his many years of hard work and presented him with a commemorative gift.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-31

A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 2015-29 AND DECLARING IT NECESSARY TO LEVY A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Chrm. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to pay $300.00 each to Sandy Kussin and Joyce Suhadolnik for reconveyance of Graves 8 & 9 East in Div. 15, Lot 4 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele spoke briefly about the recent Bicentennial Celebration held at the Community Center on July 14th. The event went well, weather was beautiful and approximately 200 people turned out for the festivities from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Chrm. Amos thanked all those involved for their hard work in planning and executing such a successful event.

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

(Minutes Adopted August 11, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele and Fiscal Officer Page as well as those names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Administrator Siegel was excused from the meeting.

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 Larry Reichard of N. Perry Village. Vice Chrmn. Dawson commended him on the work he recently completed regarding a potential donation from the Fire District of a generator. Mr. Reichard researched the costs to move and install the generator elsewhere. His research resulted in a change of original intention and the generator was donated to Leroy Township due to considerable costs to install the generator.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held July 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding progress of the State Audit.

In Administrator Siegel’s absence, Chrmn. Amos provided information to those in attendance regarding a proposal received from LJB Inc. for engineering services for the Perry Township Park re-grading and improvements. Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve expenditure in the amount of $10,000.00 to LJB, Inc. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele requested information on the Burrowes software update which exhibited some issues. Fiscal Officer Page advise that she would speak with staff and advise.

Trustee Steele advised that Park Manager, Charlotte Kline, would be out of town for a few days and that the concession stand would be closed in her absence.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson spoke regarding the recent pre-construction meeting held for the paving project.

Chrmn. Amos acknowledged receipt of a thank you note from Perry Public Library for use of a generator during a recent power failure. Chrmn. Amos acknowledged, with pride, the culture created within our local governments that provides assistance like this without hesitation.

Chrmn. Amos spoke regarding the recent Cemetery Conference. He advised regarding a few of the concepts discussed at the conference.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor. Larry Reichard inquired regarding the Library’s need for the generator and Fiscal Officer explained that there was a power outage and that the fish tank needed circulation. One call was made to the Township and the Service Department delivered, set-up and maintained a generator at the Library until is was no longer needed.

Mr. Reichard also asked about the paving project and which roads were going to be paved.

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

(Minutes Adopted August 25, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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.

George Smerigan of Tactical Planning provided an update on his work regarding the traffic signal /intersection planning for the property at Rt. 20 and Perry Park Rd., revision of the Township’s Comprehensive Plan and potentials for economic development.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Siegel and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Vice Chairman Dawson was absent from the 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 the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-32

A RESOLUTION TO HONOR SANDRA M. MACK
FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE
AS AN EMPLOYEE OF PERRY TOWNSHIP.

Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. The Trustees thanked Sandi Mack for her dedication to Perry Township and presented her with a commemorative gift.

Chrmn. Amos welcomed those present and opened the floor to discussion. There being none, Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held August 11, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of July, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $116,744.64 (Y-T-D, $1,464,498.59) and Disbursements, $97,619.39 (Y-T-D, $1,366,879.20); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for June, 2015: Receipts, $92,812.87 (Y-T-D, $537,536.74) and Disbursements, $49,700.12 (Y-T-D, $487,836.62). Reconciled cash on hand at July 31, 2015, $1,963,299.16.

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

1. Pump at Community Center – failed and needs replacement. Trustee Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure not to exceed $2,250.00 to Ohio Pump for a replacement pump. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

2. Road Salt – Trustee Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure not to exceed $9,054.62 for 144 tons of road salt to Morton Salt, Inc. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

3. Road Salt – The class action settlement proceedings are underway and the Township has submitted a claim. No specific information is available at this time.

4. Paper Recycling – bins placed at the Hilltop Growing Center have been met with great community appreciation.

Chrmn. Amos read a very complimentary thank-you letter recently received by the Trustees regarding recent Cemetery services provided to the family of Randal Kooyman by Michele Woltman, Sexton, and the Service Department employees. Chrmn. Amos asked that all of the involved employees get a copy of the letter.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnold Stanko inquired regarding notice provided for the Township’s Budget Hearing held on July 13, 2015. Mr. Stanko was advised that unlike most other Township Trustee meetings, that meeting was noticed by publication in the News-Herald on or about July 1, 2015. Mr. Stanko then inquired about the Bicentennial Celebration. He had information that the celebration was a private affair. Mr. Stanko was advised that the Celebration was, in fact, a public celebration with invitations extended to the entire community and public officials both by mail, newsletter articles, newspaper articles and social media postings.

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

(Minutes Adopted September 8, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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 and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no comment, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held August 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. Vice Chrmn. Dawson abstained as absent from that meeting. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding Street Lighting assessments for 2016. TFO Page also discussed the need for the Board to consider Resolution 2015-34 regarding acceptance of tax revenues for 2016.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-33

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO
CERTIFY ASSESSED STREET LIGHTING TO THE
COUNTY AUDITOR FOR THE TAX YEAR 2015, SAME
BEING COLLECTIBLE IN THE CALENDAR YEAR 2016.

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

Trustee Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-34

ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY
THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE
NECESSARY TAX LEVIES
AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR.

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

Trustee Steele inquired about progress of new business, the Thirsty Cactus. Administrator Siegel advised that there is nothing new to report.

Trustee Steele inquired regarding whether or not reservations for camping for the 2016 season have been eliminated. The matter will be reviewed.

 Vice Chrmn. Dawson inquired regarding the sewage pump at the Community Center. Administrator Siegel confirmed that a new one was purchased and there is a refurbished unit in storage.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson spoke regarding recent budgetary issues brought forth by the Lake County Health Department.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson inquired regarding the Circle Drive real property demolition issue.

Chrmn. Amos advised regarding Cemetery landscaping, tree removals and the possibility of additional tree removals.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and Mr. Reichard inquired regarding utility aggregation, NOPEC and the status of the Parmly House.

Arnie Stanko asked for more information regarding the Lake County Health Department’s budgetary matters and specifics regarding the Perry governmental forum meeting (9-21-15 at 9:00a.m.).

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

MEETING ADJOURNED.

 (Minutes Adopted September 22, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Karen Sundy for 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 updated the Board and those in attendance on several items including the ongoing road paving project, ditch fill-in requests, culvert replacements, Park house renovations, water line issues at the Park, equipment repair and replacement, crack sealing, and gearing up snow plows for winter. Additional discussion held regarding the equipment sharing iniative and whether or not it’s working for us and workable for probable equipment replacements.

Park Manager Charlotte Kline updated the Board and those in attendance regarding Park house renovations, lack of a beach on the east end of the park and cliff erosion and the 2015 camping season. Charlotte also provided her review of camping amenities and fee schedules from other local camping facilities.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Karen Sundy for 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. Lake County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno provided a report of events. He briefly advised regarding the activities of the Heroin Task Force and added information regarding presentations to community groups regarding fraud.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held September 8, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of August, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $196,254.42 (Y-T-D, $986,446.57) and Disbursements, $117,742.88 (Y-T-D, $862,576.72); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for August, 2015: Receipts, $105,587.94 (Y-T-D, $553,453.65) and Disbursements, $57,069.18 (Y-T-D, $462,545.51). Reconciled cash on hand at August 31, 2015, $2,084,526.22.

TFO Page also advised regarding the Administration Office’s network server back-up system which is now fully operational. TFO Page also advised that the Township’s State Audit for 2013 and 2014 remains pending.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Karen Sundy who sat in for Administrator Siegel. Mrs. Sundy advised regarding abatement issues for two (2) properties and the need for Resolutions.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-35

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 2856 RED OAK DRIVE, PERRY, OHIO, 44081

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-36

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL, OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE, AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT 4941 LANE RD., PERRY, OHIO, 44081

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to pay $600.00 to William J. Liddy for reconveyance of Graves 5 & 6 West in Lot 11 of Division 22, Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

After discussion, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to set Trick-or-Treat hours for 2015 on October 31, 2015 from 6:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. pending confirmation from Perry Village and the Perry Joint Fire District. The Board intends to schedule these hours at the same time as Perry Village and the Perry Joint Fire District’s Halloween Party. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele spoke regarding the Circle Drive property that was previously set for demolition. Discussion had confirming that the property’s exterior and land has been cleared and cleaned up to the Zoning Inspector and neighbors’ satisfaction.

Resident Arnie Stanko advised regarding the Perry Center’s Fill-a-Squad event to benefit the Perry Center that will be taking place on October 24, 2015.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson spoke regarding the recent budgetary issues of the Lake County General Health District and their impact on the Health District’s staff as well as Townships.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised that Zoning Commission meetings are ongoing and the review of the Township’s Comprehensive Plan is ongoing and in progress.

The Trustees took the opportunity to extend congratulations to the Park Manager, Charlotte Kline for the wonderful summer season at the Park. Ms. Kline and her staff facilitated a wonderful place for the Summer Concert Series, camping, food and playground, among other things and the Board is most appreciative.

Chrmn. Amos advised that the meeting of October 13, 2015 would be cancelled as Vice Chrmn. Dawson would be unable to attend.

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

(Minutes Adopted October 27, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Walter Siegel, Administrator 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 updated the Board and those in attendance on several items including the completion of road paving project, equipment repair and replacement, Cemetery tree trimming and removals, leaf blower purchase and Road Garage arrangements with Hallmark Excavating and Losely Nursery for grinding and removal of brush and compost.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Walter Siegel, Administrator 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.

Virginia Sharp-March, Director of the Perry Public Library spoke regarding the Library Levy and expressed appreciation to the Trustees for facilitating its placement on the November, 2015 Ballot. She provided information regarding the levy and its’ potential impact, win or lose, on the Perry Public Library.

Chief Deputy Leonbruno of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department provided the Board with current summary of events in Perry Township. Chief Deputy Leonbruno also provided information regarding the Heroin Task Force and staffing minimums, generally and those in Painesville and Concord Township.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held September 22, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding financials for the month of September, 2015: General Fund Receipts, $111,348.18 (Y-T-D, $1,012,711.40) and Disbursements, $78,242.21 (Y-T-D, $914,911.28); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for September, 2015: Receipts, $53,088.00 (Y-T-D, $581,615.47) and Disbursements, $58,198.89 (Y-T-D, $490,308.79). Reconciled cash on hand at September 30, 2015, $2,112,525.94.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Perry Township Park, Shoreline project – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to advertise for bids on October 30 and November 6, 2015 with bid opening on November 13, 2015 at 11:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. NOPEC Proxy – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to appoint Commissioner Daniel Troy as Perry Township’s Proxy for NOPEC’s upcoming General meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Cooperative Agreement, Painesville Township – Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-39

A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
WITH PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP FOR THE
PAVING OF CRESTWOOD DRIVE IN 2016

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

4. Leaf Blower – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the purchase in an amount not to exceed $8,799.00 (Fund 26) from Marshall Equipment for the Service Department. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-37

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

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-38

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING HOLLY EGOLF AS
PERRY AREA JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT’S SENIOR CENTER
“VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”

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

There being no regular business, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss pending litigation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

The Regular meeting was reconvened. There being no further comment or business, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Minutes Adopted November 10, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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 and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no comment, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Resolution 2015-17 adopted April 14, 2015 – the Resolution as prepared did not include funds designated as the transaction cost. Therefore, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to amend Resolution 2015-17 to approve $302,000.00 as the amount authorized to be borrowed from the State Infrastructure Bank. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Grant Availability – Dave Radachy from the Planning and Community Development office has contacted Administrator Siegel to advise that there may be grant funds available to study and spec out rehab of the Parmly House. If undertaken, the project would be a joint undertaking between the Township and the Lake County Port Authority. Administrator Siegel will provide information to the Board as he receives it.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Trustee Steele who inquired about the following items:

1. Questions are showing up on social media regarding the use of the building at Rt. 20 and Blackmore Rd. Administrator Siegel advised that at the present time, the building’s use is planned for a restaurant/tavern.

2. Two of the overhead parking lot lights are out at the Community Center.

3. Congratulations extended to Chrmn. Amos and Fiscal Officer Page for their victories in the recent General Election.

Chrmn. Amos inquired about the new leaf blower.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-40

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

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

Chrmn. Amos moved to acknowledge receipt of Revision 46 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.

Chrmn. Amos also spoke regarding the Zoning Commission’s recent submission of their final draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan for the Township. He asked all to review the same and consider adoption at the next Regular Meeting on November 24, 2015. Mark Welch was in attendance to answer questions.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Resident Arnie Stanko asked for more information about the SIB loan and was advised that it was for the Township’s recent paving project. Mr. Stanko also inquired about the information provided by Dave Radachy (Planning & Community Development office) about a potential grant for study and rehab specifications for the Parmly House.

Chrmn. Amos spoke regarding Veterans’ Day and extended gratitude to all veterans.

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

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted November 24, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Walter Siegel, Administrator and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Several topics were discussed including:

1. Potential formal swearing-in ceremony, still in planning based on interest;
2. Township’s health insurance renewal – numbers were reviewed and risks reviewed as well as managing costs;
3. Recreation Board matters;
4. Community Center matters and rentals. Discussion held regarding resolving problem rentals and included discussion of local non-profit (no charge) fundraisers on otherwise prime rental evenings, expectations for renters in general for in-event upkeep.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Walter Siegel, Administrator 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 no discussion, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the meeting held November 10, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding Financials for the month of October as follows: General Fund Receipts, $37,092.56 (Y-T-D, $1,049,803.96) and Disbursements, $108,680.07 (Y-T-D, $1,023,591.35); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for October, 2015: Receipts, $14,983.19 (Y-T-D, $578,407.30) and Disbursements, $70,337.78 (Y-T-D, $560,646.57). Reconciled cash on hand at October 31, 2015, $1,993,690.78.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that line-item appropriations were being done on an as-needed basis and generally only in utility or salary line items. TFO Page advised that she is currently beginning the process of reviewing appropriations for 2016.

Chrmn. Amos then recognized Administrator Siegel who advised regarding the following:

1. Perry Township Park Shoreline Regrading Project – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to award the bid to King Excavating in the amount of $59,250.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. M.O.R.E. Grant – OTARMA has provided grant funding in the amount of $499.42 which was reimbursement for purchased welding and winter gloves and winter sun glasses for the Service Department.

3. Insurance –

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve renewal of Health and vision insurance through COSE and Medical Mutual of Ohio at approximately $21,315.00 per month. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve renewal of dental insurance through MetLife at approximately $1,500.00 per month. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve renewal of life insurance through Anthem Life at the current rate of approximately $720.00 per month. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Community Center Policy Change – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve submitted changes to the Township’s rental policies as they relate to renting the Community Center for those events specifically designated as events for minors. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos advised he would like to be prepared to handle the annual Reorganization matters at the December 22, 2015 meeting. After discussion, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve an increase in camping rates effective January 1, 2016. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised that a Supreme Court decision is imminent regarding application of Ohio’s “Sunshine Laws” as they relate to email and text discussions between the governing officials of Ohio governments.

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

(Minutes Adopted December 8, 2015)

SPECIAL MEETING – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting at 7:30a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Walter Siegel, Administrator, James Lyons, Esq. and Ryan Callender, Esq. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Chrmn. Amos called the Regular Meeting to order. Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing potential litigation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

The Executive Session was adjourned and there being no further business, Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to adjourn the Special Meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Minutes Adopted December 8, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, 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 and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. There being no comment, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held December 4, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Siegel who advised as follows:

1. Sheriff’s Department/Patrols – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to amend P.O. 50095 by $2,000.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Steele inquired regarding the progress of the shoreline project and Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised regarding the project.

Chrmn. Amos advised that he would like to consider approval of the Township’s Comprehensive Plan at the upcoming Worksession.

Vice Chrmn. Dawson advised that there is the possibility that the Joint Economic Development District will be making a distribution to its government partners.

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

MEETING ADJOURNED.

(Minutes Adopted December 22, 2015)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held a Worksession on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Walter Siegel, Administrator and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Several topics were discussed including:

1. Potential purchase of new Service Department truck;
2. New radios
3. Road Salt – usage, stockpile and supply
4. Shoreline project
5. Community Center maintenance
6. Seasonal downtime work
7. Website content
8. Local social media

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held a Regular Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairman Dawson, Trustee Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Walter Siegel, Administrator 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 no discussion, Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the meeting held December 8, 2015. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding Financials for the month of November as follows: General Fund Receipts, $28,914.59 (Y-T-D, $1,079,350.55) and Disbursements, $83,139.45 (Y-T-D, $1,106,730.80); All other Funds (except Fire Levy and Library) for November, 2015: Receipts, $6,918.98 (Y-T-D, $615,017.59) and Disbursements, $51,852.94 (Y-T-D, $612,499.51). Reconciled cash on hand at November 30, 2015, $1,880,879.71.

Chrmn. Amos then recognized Administrator Siegel who advised regarding the following:

1. Shoreline Project – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to a change order from King Excavating for $24,000.00 for the Perry Township Park Shoreline Regrading Project. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

2. Comprehensive Plan – Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved and Trustee Steele seconded to approve the updated Comprehensive Plan. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

3. Shoreline Engineering – Trustee Steele moved and Vice Chrmn. Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to LJB, Inc. for $2,539.50 for engineering work for ODNR Permit response for lakeshore stabilization. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

4. Walden II Preserve Expansion Project. Chrmn. Amos presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-42

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE WALDEN II PRESERVE
EXPANSION PROJECT IN THE TOWNSHIP OF PERRY, PROPOSED
FOR SUBMISSION TO NRAC DISTRICT 7 CLEAN OHIO FUND BY THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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

AMENDMENT:

The Board conducted the 2016 Reorganization as follows:

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved to approve the 2016 Reorganization items as follows:

Chairman: RCA Vice Chrwmn: RJD Trustee: NLS

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:

Dawson:                                      Steele:                                          Amos:
Roads & Call’s Pond                   Park/Cmnty Ctr.                           Cemetery
Alternate, LC Health Dist.            Town Hall                                      Zoning
Joint Fire District                          Admin Ofc.                                   LC Health District
WRS, Alternate

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

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved to approve policies and appointments as follows:

Set times for Regular Meetings of Trustees in 2016 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 Mark Welch to Zoning Commission for 5 year term concluding December 31, 2020.

Re-appoint Tim Flenner to Zoning Board of Appeals for 5 year term concluding December 31, 2020.

Re-appoint Rick Amos as PEDC representative for a 2 year term concluding in 2017.

Appoint Rick Amos to the Perry Area Joint Recreation District as the Township Representative.

Approve 2016 Holiday Schedule as attached.

Set mileage for 2016 at .50/mile

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

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

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

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

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

END AMENDMENT

Trustee Steele presented the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2015-41

A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE
OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES FROM THE AUDITOR OF LAKE COUNTY AND APPROVE AND ADOPT FINAL AMENDED PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS
IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,510,341.91

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

Vice Chrmn. Dawson moved to convene the Regular Meeting to an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing employee compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The meeting was then convened to Executive Session.

On completion of the Executive Session, the Regular Meeting was re-convened. Mr. Dawson moved to accept and approve the schedule of raises attached to these Minutes. Trustee Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

(Minutes Adopted January 12, 2016; Amended April 12, 2016)