Minutes 2019

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

 

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor and resident, Doug Rought discussed a proposed Cub Scouts wreath service program they’re considering. Wreaths would be handmade by the Cub Scouts, ordered and placed on graves at our cemeteries. Mr. Rought discussed other programs like this in other cemeteries and inquired regarding the Board’s interest. The Board and all in attendance expressed enthusiasm for such a project and asked Mr. Rought to keep us informed.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held December 19, 2018 at 2:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held December 27, 2018 at 11:30a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the Financials report for December, 2018. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the check register for December, 2018. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who provided information on several matters. Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Penguin Mechanical, Inc. in the amount of $1,500.00 for 2019 contract service for the Community Center’s HVAC systems. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve expenditure in the amount of $40,000.00 to the Perry Area Joint Recreation District (split 50/50 between Seniors and Youth Programming) to be paid at a date yet to be determined. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes.  MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-01
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR TO SELL
UNUSABLE, OBSOLETE OR UNFIT PROPERTY BY WAY OF INTERNET AUCTION

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-02
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR TO SELL
SPECIFIC UNUSABLE, OBSOLETE OR UNFIT PROPERTY
BY WAY OF INTERNET AUCTION

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-03
A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING BOUNDARIES OF THE
PERRY TOWNSHIP ROAD DISTRICT

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-04
A RESOLUTION SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWNSHIP THE
QUESTION OF A TWO AND NINE/TENTHS (2.9) MILL
5-YEAR ADDITIONAL ROAD TAX LEVY

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-05
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 Chrwmn. Steele seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Administrator Sundy reminded everyone about the Perry Governmental Forum meeting set for January 14, 2019 at 6:30 which is open to the public and set to discuss the status of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.

Administrator Sundy also advised that the Perry Women’s League had advised that they are no longer able to maintain the triangle property at Rt. 20 and Narrows Road. The Board advised that the Township will continue to maintain the grass but would not be decorating as PWL has done in past years.

Administrator Sundy advised regarding proceeds received by the Township in escrow on behalf of property owners on Blair Rd. Funds are required to be delivered to the property owners on satisfactory repair or full demolition of the fire damaged property.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised that the Community Shred Event will take place on February 16, 2019 from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. in the parking lot of the Perry Township Administration Building with an alternate date, if weather demands, preliminarily set for February 23, 2019.

Chrmn. Amos advised that the Fall Festival will be conducted by Perry Area Joint Recreation District in September as a one day event with a reverse raffle to be held the same day. He noted that details will follow as they become available.

Resident Scott Shaw provided some information regarding the Fox8/Spectrum service issue.

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

(Adopted February 12, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Vice Chairwoman Steele was absent, excused.

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

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

Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held January 8, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who provided information on several matters. Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to accept the resignation of Jim Toth from the Board of Zoning Appeals, effective immediately. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Mike Burko to replace Jim Toth on the Board of Zoning Appeals, term ending December 31, 2021. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Steve Butsko as the Board of Zoning Appeals Alternate, term ending December 31, 2023. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Administrator Sundy advised that the ODNR’S shoreline report dated February 2, 2019 is suggesting that no maintenance will be required this year.

Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve and adopt the Perry Township Credit Card Policy per Attorney Lyons’ recommendations. The credit card bills will be reviewed by Fiscal Officer Page and presented for review and sign-off by the Board of Trustees each month. A discussion was also held concerning credit limits and all agreed that credit limits should be no more than $2,000 for any card holder. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Administrator Sundy advised that the NOPEC Energized Community Grant for 2018 has been escrowed for 2019 and is currently being utilized to swap lighting for more energy efficient lighting in Township buildings. In addition, funds have been approved for 2019 and a project being considered is installation of air curtains at the Community Center to deter insects from flying into the building at service doors.

Administrator Sundy advised that Jeff Hyrne of Lake County Nursery has inquired about utilizing additional land on the Champion Farm property for nursery stock. The Board advised that the Township does not own the land and that questions of this nature should be directed to the owner, Perry Local Schools.

Trustee Dawson advised regarding the recent OTA conference. Trustee Dawson also advised that Lt. King of the Perry Joint Fire District is scheduled to retire March 1, 2019.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-06
A RESOLUTION HONORING THE PERRY CENTER OF LAKE COUNTY AS RECIPIENT OF THE EASTERN LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“2019 BEACON” AWARD

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-07
A RESOLUTION HONORING CONWAY LAND TITLE AS RECIPIENT OF THE EASTERN LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
“2019 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR” AWARD

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-08
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCEPT NORTHEAST OHIO PUBLIC ENERGY COUNCIL (NOPEC) 2019 ENERGIZED COMMUNITY GRANT(S)

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

Fiscal Officer Page advised concerning need to officially transfer funds per 2019 Appropriations. Trustee Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-09
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER FROM FUND 01 (GENERAL
FUND) TO FUND 04 (ROAD & BRIDGE FUND) AND
FUND 26 (PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND)

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

There being nothing further, Trustee Dawson moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

(Adopted February 26, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel advised concerning zoning issues, the Zoning Board hearing on February 13, 2019, permits and a drainage issue on Townline Road. Chrmn. Amos inquired concerning the property currently listed for sale at Rt. 20 and Blackmore Rd.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report. Crofoot advised regarding Cemetery items including clean-up, sod planting and brickscape revision when weather permits. A part-time employee may be called back once clean-up begins. Regarding the Park, Crofoot advised that stump grinding and branch trimming will begin in April as well as ballfield work. Regarding roads, Crofoot advised on road salt stockpile, usage and remaining amounts to be delivered. Shepard Road repairs will need to be addressed this year – a quote from D.J.L. Materials has been solicited and received and at this time, it may be more feasible to allow the Service Department to undertake the repair with cost of equipment and materials at approximately $7,000.00 – to be discussed further. As weather allows, repairs to road surfaces (potholes and cracks) will be repaired as well. Equipment is in good condition and ready for Spring. Chrmn. Amos asked that the planters be cleared and replanted when the season is good and asked that pavers be set at the flagpole to make them more safely accessible. Trustee Dawson spoke regarding shoreline ice build-up.

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

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

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 12, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. Vice Chairwoman Steele, absent at said meeting, abstained. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who reviewed the Financials for January, 2019. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the check register. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

TFO Page advised receipt of the Zoning Board’s submission of proposed Zoning Resolution changes. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to set a Public Hearing to review the submitted changes on March 12, 2019 at 6:45p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

TFO Page advised that the recent Shred Event conducted at the Admin office resulted in approximately 5,000 lbs. of paper shredded for the community, Township and Library.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy. After discussion, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to hold the Spring Clean-up on April 20 and April 27, 2019 and to publish for bids to be opened on March 15, 2019 (publish 3-1-19 and 3-8-19). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Administrator Sundy advised that Perry Township is eligible and will apply for the 2019 Township Safety Sign Upgrade Grant (up to $50,000.00) through O.D.O.T. Administrator Sundy will attend a mandatory meeting on March 29, 2019 in Ashland, Ohio to review the program that provides replacement upgrade of signs throughout the Township. Administrator Sundy will work with Superintendent Crofoot to develop a current inventory of signs in place currently.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele discussed the NOPEC grant to facilitate a community movie night again this year. The Board agreed that July 16, 2019 will scheduled for the event.

Trustee Dawson reviewed the recent Chamber of Commerce meeting that hosted Lake County Engineer, Jim Gills. Mr. Gills provided information on the Vrooman Rd. Project and it’s progress.

Trustee Dawson also reminded the Board regarding Captain Mike King’s retirement on March 1, 2019.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-10
A RESOLUTION HONORING CAPTAIN MICHAEL J. KING
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM
THE PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-11
A RESOLUTION HONORING JUDGE MICHAEL A. CICCONETTI
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM
THE PAINESVILLE MUNICIPAL COURT

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

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

(Adopted March 12, 2019)

PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees called to order and conducted a Public Hearing concerning amendment to the Zoning Resolution in Section 301, Special Provisions Applicable to Residential Districts and Section 700, Definitions. Present were Chairman Amos and Vice Chairwoman Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Trustee Dawson was absent, excused.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting and provided a review of the following:

1. Amend Section 301.03 Area, Setback, and Height Regulations (including Table 301.03), by eliminating the minimum separation between main building and accessory buildings and to increase the maximum area of all accessory buildings on lots in excess of one acre
2 Amend Section 301.04, Special Provisions Applicable to Residential Districts by adding Subsection “G” Keeping of Livestock or Farm Animals in Subdivisions
3. Amend Section 700, Definitions by adding a definition for School, Public or Private and School, Commercial

There were no members of the public in attendance and discussion by the Board followed. It was agreed that the matter would be placed on the agenda at the next meeting of the Perry Township Board of Trustees on March 26, 2019.

There being nothing further, the Public Hearing was closed.

The Perry Township Board of Trustees then held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet. Trustee Dawson was absent, excused.

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 26, 2019 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided the Financials report. Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the check register for February. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who provided information on several matters. Regarding recycling toters currently in inventory, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to declare that toters in possession of the Township are not needed for public use, that they  have a value of $25.00 each and to authorize the Administrator to sell the toters in lots of 25 ($25.00 each) for the price of $625.00. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

Administrator Sundy advised that engineer reviews are in progress for the Lane Road study. She also advised concerning items to be included in her next newsletter article.

Chrwmn. Steele asked that the container planters be cleaned out at the cemetery in preparation for replanting.

Chrmn. Amos provided information he received at the recent annual Lake County Health District meeting.

Administrator Sundy advised that the first reimbursement draw from the NOPEC grant has been filed.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the ODOT straight line mileage designation for Perry Township at 20.828 miles as prepared by the Lake County Engineer’s Office. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

There being nothing further, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 2 Ayes. MOTION PASSED.

(Adopted March 26, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Zoning Inspector Siegel, Road Superintendent Crofoot and Dave Radachy from the Lake County Planning Commission. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

Zoning Inspector Siegel advised concerning zoning matters including a few issues, variance applications, the Zoning Board and zoning permit applications year to date. Trustee Dawson requested clarification on the need for definitions in the pending Zoning Resolution amendment.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report. Crofoot advised regarding Park and Cemetery matters and work to do/in progress. Crofoot also advised regarding other work to be done throughout the Township properties when weather permits including pot hole repairs.

Dave Radachy from the Lake County Planning Commission provided information regarding proposed lot split on property owned by the Township on Blackmore Road currently the subject of a potential sale. (Amended May 14, 2019)

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

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 12, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised that the Ohio Division of Liquor Control has provided notice of transfer of the liquor license held by 2510 North Ridge, LLC dba Bone Daddys Saloon to Frankies Tavern LLC dba Frankies Tavern. The Board will not request a hearing and asked that the Department of Liquor Control be so advised.

TFO Page provided information regarding the recent gathering to honor Judge Cicconetti on the occasion of his retirement. TFO Page also advised regarding recent correspondence received from OTAS Systems regarding the Township’s accounting software and that support for the software will be discontinued effective 12-31-19. TFO Page advised that she will begin the search for new software for accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll and will keep the Board informed.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy. Regarding the Spring Clean-up, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve expenditure not to exceed $32,000.00 per bids received to Waste Management and Liberty Tire for the Spring Clean-up to be conducted on April 20 and April 27, 2019. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Regarding summer part-time help, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to re-hire Doug Jastredowski and Jonathan Taylor, effective March 25, 2019, at a rate of $8.75/hour each. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Concerning sale of property on Blackmore Road, Trustee Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-13
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF
PART OF PERMANENT PARCEL NUMBER 03A0140000250 ON BLACKMORE ROAD

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

In line with discussions during the worksession, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure to Jim Hall Tree Service in an amount not to exceed $2,900.00 for removal and trimming of trees at Perry Township Park (funds to be paid from Park, Improvement of Sites). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised regarding the completion of the line-up for the Summer Concert Series and thanked Sandi Mack for all her hard work again this year. Vice Chrwmn. Steele also advised that sponsorship letters were being readied for mailing.

Chrmn. Amos provided information regarding the health and dental insurance premiums and levels of coverage the Township is currently maintaining and the circumstances for future renewals under grandfathered provisions.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-12
A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF APRIL AS
“CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH”
IN THE TOWNSHIP OF PERRY, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adopt Zoning Amendments considered at the Public Hearing held on March 12, 2019. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The Zoning Amendments will become effective April 25, 2019.

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

(Adopted April 9, 2019; Amended May 14, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 26, 2019 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the status of the accounting software. Annual maintenance of Ohio Township Accounting System will cease at December 31, 2019 effectively discontinuing its usability. TFO Page advised that she is currently researching a replacement and will keep the Board updated on status.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who provided information on several matters. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Chrmn. Amos seconded to approve expenditure to The Perry Foundation in the amount of $2,000 for 2 – $1,000 scholarships. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Regarding the Park Manager’s contract, Vice Chrwmn. Steele presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-14
A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH
CHARLOTTE KLINE FOR THE MANAGEMENT
OF PERRY TOWNSHIP PARK

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

Regarding leased land for farming, Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-16
A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT
WITH FRANK PETRUS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING AND
HARVESTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

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

Chrmn. Amos asked that a congratulatory letter be sent to Carl Dondorfer on the occasion of his appointment as Trustee in Concord Township.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele asked Administrator Sundy to see that excess dirt is removed from the planters at the Cemetery to ready them for replanting.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele asked that asphalt grindings be secured for campsites at Township Park as needed.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-15
A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING KYLE ROWAN
AS PERRY HIGH SCHOOL’S
STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION

Trustee Dawson seconded. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. RESOLUTION ADOPTED. Administrator Sundy will present the Resolution at the appropriate School Board meeting.

The Board discussed recent revisions to the sign at Narrows Road and Rt. 20.

Chrmn. Amos advised that the west beach gate is now open during the day but that the beach is currently non-existent.

Chrmn. Amos led a general discussion regarding Perry Township’s current tax rate in comparison to those of other communities.

Administrator Sundy provided information regarding Ohio’s sign grant seminar and what is available to Perry Township as well and Perry Village and North Perry Village through the Township.

Additional discussion had regarding the house on the north side of Rt. 84 across from Lake County Nursery and the property on Call Road that appears to have an ongoing “yard sale”.

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

(Adopted April 23, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. Resident Dennis Latona was also in attendance. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The worksession was opened and resident, Dennis Latona, spoke on several matters. He complimented the Service Department for snowplow work through the winter. Mr. Latona opened discussion concerning the state of Lane Rd. as the bridge nears completion and the roadway expansion’s affect on pedestrian/bicycle traffic. Chrmn. Amos spoke regarding the current plans by Lake County to study the roadway and impacts on local traffic and the community needs. In addition, there was discussion of County vs. Township responsibilities as they relate to infrastructure. Mr. Latona asked that signage indicating high accident area be considered for Rt. 20 from the Rt. 2/20 split to Center Rd. as the area is clearly dangerous and those that might be unfamiliar with that area may not exercise the caution required to navigate the area, especially during high traffic times of the day. Chrmn. Amos advised Mr. Latona that the State of Ohio is in control of that particular roadway and speed studies conducted to date do not appear to warrant any special treatment for that area despite the dangers residents see on a daily basis. Chrmn. Amos asked Administrator Sundy to send a letter of information addressing Mr. Latona’s concerns to the County to at least document that the Township is aware and seeking assistance on these matters.

Zoning Inspector Siegel advised concerning zoning matters including a few issues, variance applications, the Zoning Board and zoning permit applications year to date. Chrmn. Amos asked Zoning Inspector Siegel to investigate what control the Township may be able to exert over garage sales by residents and report back to the Board.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report. Crofoot advised regarding Road, Park and Cemetery matters and work to do/in progress. Crofoot advised that road salt on hand currently stands at 200 tons and that an addition 350 tons will be required for winter 2019/2020. The Park opening work is in progress and there are issues with the boat ramp. The anchors from the ramp, itself, to the pilings have broken several times and may not be useable after this year or next which will necessitate consideration of the future of the boat dock. Administrator Sundy and Road Superintendent Crofoot will begin research and discussions to assess the matter. Summer help is back on the job and Dan Frazier should begin mowing next week or so.

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

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

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

The meeting was opened to the floor. Bill DeBus inquired regarding Memorial Day parade planning and was referred to the Township’s website for details.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 9, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy. Regarding the BWC’s group rating program, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to renew the contract with Comp Management for 1/1/20-12/31/20 with TPA service beginning 9-1-19, service fee at $250.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Administrator Sundy advised regarding the winter 2019-2020 salt program. Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-19
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE
ODOT WINTER CONTRACT (‘19-‘20) FOR ROAD SALT

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

Regarding concession stand workers, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to hire the following workers at a rate of $8.55/hr. effective May 13, 2019:

Megan Bond
Nicki Chiappone
Gretal Collins
Kelly Kailburn
Marion New
Debbie Romano
Pamela Wells

Administrator Sundy advised that Colleen Tannish will work on a volunteer basis through the concert series season.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised that Park Manager Kline is on the mend and working towards opening the concession stand on a limited basis the first week of May.

The Township’s NOPEC-sponsored Movie Night will take place again this year and is currently planned for July 16, 2019.

Trustee Dawson reminded everyone of the Perry Joint Fire District’s annual Pancake Breakfast scheduled for April 28, 2019. Trustee Dawson also advised that FF. Charles Eisenhart will be retiring and that the supply of part-time firefighters will be available to begin filling spots left by retiring firefighters.

Trustee Dawson spoke concerning pothole repairs planned. He advised regarding equipment currently planned for usage through rentals and the costs for that equipment. He also discussed ownership of the various roads in the Township and generally, who has responsibility for those roads. He also advised that residents have been encouraged to let the Township know if there are potholes they’d like to be considered for repair.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-17
A RESOLUTION HONORING FF. CHARLES EISENHART II
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE
PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve expenditure in the amount of $160 to the Lake County Township Association for 2019-2020 annual dues. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to pay $1,400 to Willis and Carole Perry for reconveyance of graves 3 & 4 west in Disciple Section 2, Lot 9 of the Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson spoke on the progress of the Vrooman Road bridge and advised that he’s seen the Native American impressions on the pillars.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele provided information to all regarding the co-swing equipment she has been hoping to purchase and install at Township Park. There was general discussion about the park including tree trimming and removal as well as equipment removed.

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

(Adopted May 14, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 23, 2019 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page. On inquiry, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the check registers for March and April, 2019. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. TFO Page reiterated information concerning the search for new software.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who provided information on several matters. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve expenditure to OTARMA for renewal of the Township’s liability insurance. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Regarding abatement on property located at 3895 Call Road, Chrmn. Amos presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-20
A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FOR THE ABATEMENT, CONTROL
OR REMOVAL OF VEGETATION, GARBAGE, REFUSE AND OTHER
DEBRIS FROM LAND IN THE TOWNSHIP AT
3895 CALL ROAD, PERRY, OHIO, 44081

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

Regarding sale of real property, Trustee Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-21
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRUSTEES TO COMPLETE
THE SALE OF PERMANENT PARCEL NUMBERS
03-A-21-0-00-002-0 AND 03-A-021-0-00-004-0
TO THE JEDD IN ORDER TO SATISFY THE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF THE LAND INSTALLMENT CONTRACT.

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

Administrator Sundy advised that the heat is not working at Town Hall and that Michele Woltman was coordinating service as necessary.

Administrator Sundy advised that Lake Erie’s at a very high water level with the boat ramp basically under water at the moment.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised that the Park Manager has expressed need for a new storm door on the residence, painting and minor deck repairs. The Park Manager has advised that most campers are in for the season, ball games at Township Park are weather and ball field dependent. Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised that the planters at the Cemetery have been planted.

Trustee Dawson opened discussion concerning the recent failure of the Road & Bridge levy. He expressed several items of concern and asked TFO Page to include his notes* with these minutes. In addition, he expressed his opinion concerning issues with the promotion of the levy and clarified the JEDD’s status. A general discussion of re-submission of the levy in the fall, current political climate for levies and the Township’s needs. Trustee Dawson then spoke concerning spotlighting local businesses in the Township’s newsletter in the future as a means to provide awareness of what the Township has to offer residents and other consumers.

Related to the sale of real property and other new revenue elements, Trustee Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-18
A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE
OF ESTIMATED RESOURCES FROM THE AUDITOR OF LAKE COUNTY,
AMEND PERMANENT APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSFER FUNDS

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to amend the March 26, 2019 Minutes to read as follows (Page 1, paragraph 4): Dave Radachy from the Lake County Planning Commission provided information regarding proposed lot split on property owned by the Township on Blackmore Road currently the subject of a potential sale. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. The Minutes shall be amended accordingly.

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

(Adopted May 28, 2019)

*I am very disappointed in the outcome of the levy because I know how serious the need is. I am sure we all share similar feelings. How ironic is it that we were notified the day after the levy failed that the price of road salt will be increasing by 43 % this coming winter! I understand and respect the fact that it is an individual decision to vote for or against a tax levy. But I don’t think I will ever understand why some people would use half-truths and untruths to influence people from investing in their community.

Talking to people at the polls last week was very enlightening. Living in Perry my entire life and having served a part of Perry’s governance the past five-and-a-half years has left me taking certain things for granted. Things like where the township lines begin and end and where the village jurisdictions are located. What roads are controlled by the township versus the villages, the county and the state would be another example. I am amazed at how many people don’t know these details of their own community. I learned that some people are not happy with Perry Township because the Vrooman Road Bridge is going forward. Others think we have control over the paving on Middle Ridge and Narrows roads. One comment that was shared with me was “If they can afford that new expensive scrolling sign, they shouldn’t need money for roads”. They were obviously referring to Perry Village’s new sign. I think we need to find a way to communicate these types of details better than we have in the past. Maybe the quarterly newsletter is the place but I’m not so sure it is as effective as we need it to be when it comes to these types of issues.

Speaking of the newsletter, it was suggested by some parties that we were trying not to communicate about the levy, because it was not in the newsletter. We know legal counsel says that advertising and/or promoting a levy in the township funded newsletter is illegal, but I think we should see if we can at least explain that is the case in the next newsletter. A more thorough explanation of what “Road and Bridge Funds” are might also be helpful. The ORC is specific that Road and Bridge revenue consists solely of property taxes and intergovernmental revenue that must be used for road improvements, repairs, street signs, equipment, etc. The suggestion that we were using the term “Bridge” to mislead the taxpayers in some way is ludicrous.

I want to clarify the situation of the Champion Farm and the Perry Park development site. It has been rumored that the township paid $150,000 to bail out Perry Schools on their purchase of the Champion Farm. I am pretty sure the schools don’t need bailed out but for the record, the township has not paid a cent toward the Champion Farm, nor will we. The portion of Champion that is in the township is also part of the Perry Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) which is funding the lease with the school district. And finally, the township has been made whole on the Perry Park Road property by the JEDD. Over the property’s lifetime, the township earned more than $200,000 of interest and fees on the property which has been of great benefit to the township’s finances. Robert J Dawson, Perry Township Trustee

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Zoning Inspector Siegel and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The worksession was opened and Zoning Inspector Siegel advised concerning zoning matters including a few issues, variance applications, the Zoning Board and zoning permit applications year to date. Chrmn. Amos asked Zoning Inspector Siegel to review regulating individual frequencies of yard/garage sales with the Zoning Board.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report. Crofoot advised regarding pothole repairs and storm sewer work as well as removal of yard waste from the Service garage. Road Superintendent Crofoot advised that the spring clean-up in the Cemetery is on schedule and that the military brick installation will be re-seated to level the area. At the Park, mowing continues and at the Community Center, the bocce ball court and horseshoe pits will be cleaned up. Road Superintendent Crofoot advised that Perry Village has asked for assistance in clearing the poly house frames on the property near the Library.

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

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

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

Larry Reichard commented regarding the Township’s recent levy vote.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 14, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page advised that the search is ongoing for new accounting software and that with the quotes ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, UAN is a strong contender.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele asked TFO Page to review ethics certificates. Vice Chrwmn. Steele also advised that she would be selecting the movie for the Township’s Movie Night .

Trustee Dawson spoke regarding House Bill 6.

Chrmn. Amos commended the Township’s Service Department on work generally and advised that the Cemetery was in good shape for the Memorial Day holiday.

Trustee Dawson discussed the Zoning, generally, and suggested that a Zoning Board meeting should be convened to discuss a growing list of matters including garage sales and blight.

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

(Adopted June 11, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held May 28, 2019 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page. TFO Page provided information at the request of First Federal Lakewood to officially designate them as a Township depository. Trustee Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-24
A RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE FIRST FEDERAL LAKEWOOD
AS A DEPOSITORY FOR PERRY TOWNSHIP, LAKE CO., OHIO

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

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who advised that Mike King has offered to repaint the pavilion at Perry Township Park so long as the Township provides the paint. Administrator Sundy also asked for submission of topics for the Township’s upcoming newsletter.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised that Park Manager Kline has asked that additional gravel be placed by the shower facility at Township Park. Vice Chrwmn. Steele also advised that at this time, The Secret Life of Pets has been selected for Movie Night on July 16, 2019.

Trustee Dawson advised regarding a meeting to be held in Columbus on June 14, 2019 regarding the status of Perry Nuclear Power Plant and Davis Besse.

Trustee Dawson noted that beams are currently being set on the new Vrooman Rd. Bridge.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-22
A RESOLUTION HONORING LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS A. ROUGHT ON
THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-23
A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING LEAH KING AS
PERRY HIGH SCHOOL’S STATE TRACK CHAMPION

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

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

(Adopted June 25, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Zoning Inspector Siegel, Road Superintendent Crofoot and Park Manager Kline. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The worksession was opened and Park Manager Kline provided information concerning site conditions, ball game locations and general maintenance to be done at Perry Township Park.

Zoning Inspector Siegel advised concerning status on several zoning matters as well as variance applications, the Zoning Board and zoning permit applications year to date.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided his report. Crofoot advised regarding pothole repairs, drainage, berming, clearing of brush, equipment repairs and general maintenance items. Road Superintendent Crofoot advised that the Cemetery should be good for the 4th of July holiday. Road Superintendent Crofoot also provided information concerning Park maintenance items.

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

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held June 11, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page updated information regarding new accounting software.

Administrator Sundy provided information on a potential equipment loan to the Fair Board and also advised that she would be speaking with OTARMA regarding recent increased commercial package insurance premiums. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve loan of the Township’s dozer equipment to the Fair Board. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele expressed thanks to all of the sponsors for the Summer Concert Series which starts on July 10, 2019.

Trustee Dawson inquired about the deadline for adoption of resolutions for the re-consideration of a levy for the Road & Bridge Fund.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to convene an Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel compensation. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

The meeting was then adjourned and re-convened when the Executive Session was complete. There being nothing further, Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Meeting adjourned.

(Adopted July 9, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held June 25, 2019 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who discussed the upcoming newsletter and insert. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the renewal of the contract for Administrator, Karen Sundy, for the period of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2024. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-25
A RESOLUTION BY THE PERRY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES, LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, DECLARING IT NECESSARY TO LEVY AN ADDITIONAL TAX OF A TWO AND NINE TENTHS (2.9) MILL ROAD TAX LEVY 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.

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to pay $500 to James Paramore for reconveyance of grave 7 East in Lot 22, Division 13 of Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised regarding the start on July 10 of the Concert Series and that the Road Department is finishing up set-up.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele also advised that Movie Night is upcoming and that licensing issues have been successfully handled.

Trustee Dawson advised that Shepard Road improvements/repairs are complete.

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

(Adopted July 23, 2019)

PUBLIC HEARING & SPECIAL MEETING – MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Public Hearing to review the Budget for 2020 and conducted a Special Meeting to consider its adoption immediately after the Public Hearing on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

Chrmn. Amos opened the Public Hearing and the Annual Budget for 2020 was discussed. There being no revisions, the Public Hearing was closed. Chrmn. Amos opened the Special Meeting for the purpose of considering adoption of the Annual Budget for 2020.

After discussion, Trustee Dawson presented the following captioned Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-26
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR
FISCAL YEAR 2020 FOR PERRY TOWNSHIP

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

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

(Adopted July 23, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Zoning Inspector Siegel and Park Manager Kline. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The worksession was opened and Zoning Inspector Siegel advised concerning status on several zoning matters as well as variance applications, the Zoning Board and zoning permit applications year to date. TFO Page inquired concerning the Burkholder escrow for fire damage at 5265 Blair Rd. in December of 2018. Zoning Inspector advised he would review the matter and provide update information.

Park Manager Kline provided information concerning the park and general maintenance to be done at Perry Township Park.

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held July 9, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the Minutes of the Public Hearing and Special Meeting held July 15, 2019 at 9:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-27
A RESOLUTION SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWNSHIP
THE QUESTION OF A TWO AND NINE/TENTHS (2.9) MILL
5-YEAR ADDITIONAL ROAD TAX LEVY

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele advised concerning the recent movie night event. The movie was rained out and we’re currently negotiating a refund for partial services for FunFlix.

Chrmn. Amos and Trustee Dawson both spoke on HB 6 which was expected to be considered for voting today.

Bill DeBus of the News-Herald asked for more information concerning the movie night and anticipated refund/rebate from FunFlix.

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

(Adopted August 13, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held July 23, 2019 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page provided an update regarding accounting software discussions. Having received quotes and information that place software costs between $3,000 and $50,000 each year, TFO Page is suggesting that the Township apply to be set up with the State Auditor’s Uniform Accounting Network (UAN). Discussion followed and the Resolution of Intent follows.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding the Township’s representation on the County Land Use and Zoning Committee. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to appoint Aven Malec and Mark Welch each to additional 3-year terms (August 2019-August 2022). POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele discussed the Township’s Concert Series and the upcoming Alumni picnic.

Chrmn. Amos provided information regarding the Fall Festival planning.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-28
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO CERTIFY
ASSESSED STREET LIGHTING TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR FOR THE TAX YEAR 2019, SAME BEING COLLECTIBLE
IN THE CALENDAR YEAR 2020

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-29
A RESOLUTION OF INTENT FOR PERRY TOWNSHIP TO CONTRACT WITH KEITH FABER, AUDITOR OF STATE TO PROVIDE ACCOUNTING AND PAYROLL SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE THROUGH THE
UNIFORM ACCOUNTING NETWORK (UAN)

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

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to pay $250 to Jennifer Kempton for reconveyance of Grave 2 East in Lot 19 of Division 16, Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos advised that the Assistant Director at the Seniors has resigned and that no replacement will be named at this time.

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

(Adopted September 10, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Road Superintendent Crofoot, Mike Smith, Director of Perry Rec and Ben Capelle, CEO of Laketran. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The worksession was opened and Road Superintendent Crofoot provided information on items completed and in progress. In addition, inquired regarding replacement of a service bay heater as well as gutter and down spout replacements at the Service garage. It is his intent to utilize the remainder of the energy grant and open purchase orders. Road Superintendent Crofoot asked for a work/wish list for items to be done at the Park prior to winter.

Mike Smith provided info to the Board regarding the Fall Festival and Perry Rec, in general.

Ben Capelle, CEO of Laketran, provided information to the Board regarding Laketran’s upcoming levy.

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

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

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

Fiscal Officer Page advised that the official text for the Road & Bridge Fund Levy has been received and will be approved as submitted by the Board of Elections. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve check registers for May, June and July. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding lawn mowing assessments.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-30
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER TO CERTIFY
LAWN MOWING CLEAN-UP COSTS TO PROPERTY OWNER LOCATED
AT 3895 CALL ROAD, PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO,
IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,813.70

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

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

(Adopted September 10, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held August 13, 2019 at 7:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held August 27, 2019 at 10:00a.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page advised concerning the network upgrade and status of the real estate tax settlement from Lake County.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who advised regarding the Sheriff’s Department purchase order. Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to amend purchase order number 9022 by $80.00 to a new total of $10,080.00. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Administrator Sundy advised that Sam Taylor has submitted his resignation. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to accept the resignation, regretfully, effective September 22, 2019. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele inquired regarding whether or not interested parties have submitted applications potentially for review for the Park Manager’s position.

Trustee Dawson advised that Firefighter Fitzgerald has submitted his notice of retirement.

Chrmn. Amos provided a recap of the Fall Festival.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-31
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE
BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND
CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR.

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

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-32
A RESOLUTION HONORING FIREFIGHTER ROBERT FITZGERALD ON THE
OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE PERRY JOINT FIRE DISTRICT.

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

Larry Reichard addressed the Board concerning the Fall Festival and a few issues he found.
There being nothing further, Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to adjourn the meeting. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

(Adopted September 24, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Zoning Inspector Siegel, Park Manager Kline and Road Superintendent Crofoot. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The worksession was opened and Zoning Inspector Siegel provided his update on issues and permits to date. He also advised that he would check on the fire loss escrow matter.

Park Manager Kline provided her update as well as noting a few items of concern. A drain near the pavilion is running water (Road Superintendent Crofoot will check on). Repairs and campground matters will be addressed as time and weather permit.

Road Superintendent Crofoot provided information on items completed and in progress. He also provided information concerning sewer system repairs done recently at the Community Center.
Administrator Sundy advised that questions have been submitted concerning the Parmly house and information has been provided that due to costs, there are currently no plans to address restoration or renovation of the property.

TFO Page advised that she has asked Road Superintendent Crofoot about rehabbing the deck behind the Admin office. Information will be provided to the Board when it’s received.

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

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held September 10, 2019. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who advised regarding the Township Admin office’s IT network. The recent power outage appears to have damaged the network server currently in-house and repair, if possible, could be more expensive than warranted. The virtual network that has been in progress of set-up has been put on the fast track and staff should be able to access the data files in a very short time. Viable Solutions has assisted an in-house set-up in the meantime. Once the network is up and running and staff is comfortable, we’ll move into the next phases of utilizing the Novell/Open Enterprise System to its fullest.

Chrmn. Amos moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to pay $100 to Christina Marie Weiss for reconveyance of graves 9 & 10 West in Division 17, Lot 6 of the Center Road Cemetery. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos again opened the meeting to the floor.

TFO Page advised that she has been named Interim Director at Perry Public Library starting October 14, 2019 until a new Director is appointed.

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

(Adopted October 8, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chrwmn. Steele, Trustee Dawson, Fiscal Officer Page, Administrator Sundy and those whose names appear on the attached attendance sheet.

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

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

Trustee Dawson moved and Vice Chrwmn. Steele seconded to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held September 24, 2019 at 10:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Fiscal Officer Page advised concerning the network upgrade.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Administrator Sundy who provided information for Halloween events. Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve trick-or-treat hours for Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6p.m. until 8:00p.m. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve expenditure in the amount of $700 to the Perry Firefighters Association for the Community Halloween Party. POLL OF BOARD: 3 AYES. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Administrator Sundy advised the Park’s concession stand is now closed for the season.

Chrmn. Amos provided information regarding the Senior Volunteer Recognition Award Luncheon to be held on November 13, 2019.

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

(Adopted October 22, 2019)

REGULAR MEETING & WORKSESSION– TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

The Perry Township Board of Trustees conducted a Worksession on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Chairman Amos, Vice Chairwoman Steele, Trustee Dawson, TFO Page, Administrator Sundy, Zoning Inspector Siegel and Park Manager Kline. The News-Herald was advised of this meeting according to law.

The worksession was opened and Zoning Inspector Siegel provided his update on items, issues and permits to date.

Park Manager Kline provided her update as well. A plan is in place for stump grinding throughout the camping area. In addition, a tree will need to be removed in front of the Park house. Park Manager Kline provided information on a few other items and noted that Mike King has completed painting in the pavilion and expressed her gratitude for a job well done.

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

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

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

Vice Chrwmn. Steele moved and Trustee Dawson seconded to approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 8, 2019. POLL OF BOARD: 3 Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

Chrmn. Amos recognized Fiscal Officer Page who provided an update concerning the IT matters at the Admin office including potential contracting with a provider for day-to-day maintenance and repairs.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2019-33
A RESOLUTION HONORING AL GRACE AS PERRY AREA
JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT’S SENIOR CENTER
“VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”

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

Chrmn. Amos reminded everyone of the PAJRD Senior Volunteer Recognition Award Luncheon on November 13, 2019.

Chrmn. Amos opened the meeting to the floor. Bill DeBus (News-Herald) inquired about the Champion Farm and Perry Park & Clark Rd. properties in relation to work being advanced by the Lake County Port Authority, JobsOhio and Ohio InSite to feature the properties. Mr. DeBus was advised that the Port Authority will be in contact with him.

Marian McMahon inquired about the Rt. 20 widening project and the possibilities of an intersection at Perry Park Rd. and Rt. 20.

The Board discussed the progress of the Vrooman Rd. Bridge.

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

(Adopted November 12, 2019)