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 andall 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)