Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio







February 7, 2013


PURPOSE OF MEETING: Regular Meeting.


OPENING: The Muskingum Township Trustees met in regular session on February 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire Building.  All trustees and fiscal officer were present.  There were 3 residents present.


The minutes were read and approved.


Checks were approved and signed for payment.


Maniaci opened for old business.


Maniaci stated and Hittle confirmed that the annual back-flow testing has been completed.


Maniaci addressed zoning issue as discussed in January minutes. Maniaci made motion that before the trustees spend any township money on zoning, if the township residents want zoning we would hold off until the township residents present a petition to the board. Fusner Seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed.


Maniaci stated the inventory was completed and filed, as required, with Doug Davis at county engineer’s office.


Maniaci stated that the new truck is here and working well.


Maniaci stated we allowed for 100 tons of salt this year and just placed 25 ton order and will not be under our required minimum ton limit.


Hittle stated that Mr. Vanderbark contacted him about some missing dirt and requested an alternate route out of Beech Run Road and requested a meeting to discuss. Hittle stated he told Mr. Vanderbark the trustees would discuss at our next meeting. Maniaci stated he spoke with Charlie and the township does maintain mowing and plowing of Rock Cut and Beech Run. Maniaci stated that every law that he has read was done properly when the old access on Beech Run Road was closed in 1931. At that time this was a county road and the road was vacated. The county commissioners can vacate a road anytime they want to. Maniaci proposed that the trustees speak with Zemba to give Mr. Vanderbark an alternate entry at no cost to which should be minimal expense to Zemba.


Mr. Chris Fenton asked if sale proceeds of the Ford Tanker and Chevy Mini Pumper were placed in the fire fund. Fiscal Officer Baughman stated that the proceeds were not placed in this fund. Hittle made motion to have the proceeds for the sale of this equipment transferred to the fire fund. Maniaci seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed.    


Maniaci opened for new business.


Jerry Miller asked if and when the bid for mowing of Cemetery and Fire House would be done this year. Maniaci stated we would address the bidding at our March meeting.


Fusner asked trustees about the letter received regarding the rehabilitation and refurbish apartments from the Muskingum Economic Opportunity Action Group. Maniaci made motion to approve and sign the proposed letters to support the MEOAG Fairway Lane apartment rehabilitation project and submit after reviewing this with prosecuting attorney Chess. Hittle seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed. 

Maniaci read the fire report for January:

0 Fire Emergency       ART (avg. response time)      0:00 minutes

0 Non Emergency       ART                                        0:00 minutes

10 EMS runs               ART                                        9:20 minutes


Maniaci made motion to accept resolution #2072013 to sell the 1997 International Dump Truck, as is, for $7,000 ($4,000 in cash and $3,000 toward township project work) to Muskingum County, Division of Engineers office, in accordance with O.R.C. 505.101. Hittle seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner nayed, Hittle ayed. 


Mr. Chris Fenton stated that the back room in the Fire building was cleaned and asked the trustees to sort through the items to be inventoried or properly disposed or stored.


Maniaci stated there was incident in Stonehenge North where something hit the Stonehenge stone sign. Mr. Thomas called the trustees and asked if one of our trucks hit the stone. Maniaci stated a blue truck made the mark. Big O actually hit it and the driver actually reported it but Big O did nothing. Mr. Thomas is taking this up with Big O now.


Hittle stated that a Gentleman on Eric Adam Drive stated that one of our plows tore up some of his gravel driveway. Hitler explained to the gentleman that this occurs sometimes when plowing and let us know if needs fixing.


Maniaci moved to adjourn.  Seconded by Fusner.  All ayed.




                                                             Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer