Miami Township Board of Trustees Minutes. June 03, 2019

MINUTES

MIAMI TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES

JUNE 3, 2019

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 pm. by Chairperson Mucher. Trustees Crockett and Hollister were also present. Fire Chief Altman, Road Department Boss Gochenouer, Zoning Inspector Zopf and Fiscal Officer Silliman were present.
Audience members Y News reporter Carol Simmons, Rosemary Fritz and Peter Bletzinger were in attendance.

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt the minutes of May 20th as presented. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.

PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
A MOTION by Mr. Crockett and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to pay accounts in the amount of $32,089.99: General Fund – $5,423.48; Fire Fund – $16,415.75; Cemetery Fund – $412.00; EMS Billing – $8,190.59; Road and Bridge – $1,648.17. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.

FROM THE FLOOR
Rosemary Fritz and Peter Bletzinger expressed displeasure in the condition of the road in Section A of Glen Forest Cemetery. Mrs. Fritz stated she has spoken with Mr. Gochenouer about the situation. She added nothing has been done to correct the situation as it makes it very difficult for both she and Mr. Bletzinger to navigate the short distance from their cars to their beloved’s grave sites. Mr. Bletzingeradded that twice a pot of fresh flowers have been stolen from his wife’s grave site. Mr. Mucher apologized for the situation and stated the Township is going to improve and try to fix the situation as soon as possible. Mrs. Fritz thanked the Trustees for their response.

CORRESPONDENCE
The Trustees received:
• OTARMA’s Legal Defense & Claim Payment Agreement and Governmental Property Agreement;
• Greene County Twp. Association May 14 meeting minutes;
• 2019 Summer County Officer’s Meeting announcement;
• E-mails from WDC Group re: preparation of bidders list and Division 0 and 1 specs;
• E-mails from MSA re: patio door on fire station and May 29 conference call minutes;
• E-Mail announcing Agraria Journal is on-line;
• League of Women Voters newsletter;
• OTA’s “County Memo” newsletter;
• E-Mail from TLT re: HB149;
• E-Mail from Miami Valley Conservancy District re; fish,bugs and low dam removal;
• Fund Status, Revenue Status and Appropriation Status for 6/3/19.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Chief Altman reported there were 40 EMS and 15 fire incidents since the last meeting. Seven fire safety inspections were conducted.
Although there was no reportable damage from last week’s tornadoes in the area, there was a structure fire Tuesday morning in a detached garage on Fairfield Pike. Fortunately, the homeowners and their dog were rescued by a neighbor. They were all transported to the hospital with burn injuries. Multiple local fire departments assisted.
MTFR will be be present at this coming Saturday’s Street Fair as usual. Later this month, MTFR will be offering a rope rescue operations course.
At the recommendation of the Chief, the following 3 resolutions were presented. A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2019-17: Reclassification of Forest Weiss from volunteer to Part-Time. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Mr. Crockett and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2019-18: Promotion of Lt. Ayers to Captain. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to retroactively as of May 17, adopt the creation of the new position of Supervisor for the Department. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
A MOTION by Mr. Crockett and SECONDED by Mr. Hollister was made to adopt RESOLUTION 2019-19: Authorizing the promotion of Joe Panuto and Alex Wendt to Firefighter/Paramedic Supervisors. MOTION CARRIED unanimously.
Mr. Mucher stated he recently attended a YS Chamber of Commerce meeting where a social media policy for employees was discussed. He asked the Chief if MTFR has one in place. Chief Altman stated they do have one in place and will provide him with a copy.

NEW FIREHOUSE REPORT
Mr. Mucher reported a value engineering list has been created and is under review. A good deal of this list has been completed and the changes will be going to an estimator in the next couple weeks.

CEMETERY REPORT
Mr. Gochenouer reported there were 2 burials since the last meeting. One burial was an infant which was difficult. He felt the Cemeteries looked good for Memorial Day. Mr. Mucher agreed.
There is a tentative agreement with the Grave Groomers to come to Miami Township during the October Street Fair.
Lastly, it was noted that the walk path in the Natural Burial Area needs to be sprayed.

ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORT
Mr. Gochenouer reported that many of the Township’s roads were washed out after last Monday’s storms. He has finished the first “pass” of mowing the berms. He is going to start trimming tomorrow.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
No report.

ZONING INSPECTOR’S REPORT
Mr. Zopf stated he issued 3 zoning permits since the last report. He added he has had a long conversation with Attorney Laura Curliss regarding Agraria. At the heart of the conversation was wondering when the State was going to clarify agri-business. It was acknowledged that the State is taking a long time.
No meeting of the Zoning Commission was held due to planting season.

NEW BUSINESS
No report.

OLD BUSINESS
No report.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to discuss, a MOTION by Mr. Hollister and SECONDED by Mr. Crockett was made to ADJOURN. MOTION CARRIED unanimously. Time – 6:10 pm.

Chairperson __________________________________ Attest_________________________________

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    Greene County Regional Planning Board Meeting 

  • 6:30 pm 7:30 pm, September 25, 2019
    Yellow Springs Comprehensive Plan Review-Mills Lawn