Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio

June 2015 Regular Mtg. Minuntes



JUNE 4, 2015


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  • ·       Trustees:
  • ·       Fiscal Officer:
  • ·       Residents:
  • ·       Brian Newton:  Muskingum Valley Park District



The May 7, 2015 regular meeting minutes were read and approved.


CHECKS: Checks were approved and signed.

Baughman indicated that after Maniaci spoke with Hibner at Western Star our bill for the radiator repair was reduced from $2,616.04 to $786.64.


Passing of former Township Trustee John Bunting:        

Maniaci opened meeting with a moment of silence for the Passing of John Bunting and condolences to the Bunting family.


Maniaci stated that the township sent flowers and the Bunting family ask for some stone at the cemetery for the funeral and Curtis took care of this for the family.




Murphy Culvert: Hittle stated Cliff Murphy would pay for the culvert, about 80', and have Jason send him and invoice and schedule Curtis and Troy when payment for the culvert is received.


Salt Bid Update: Maniaci confirmed that we were on the list for salt this year.


Stone Hauling: Maniaci indicated he spoke with Mark Robinson about hauling our stone for $5.50 per ton and was in agreement.


Gravel Bid Price: Hittle indicated that Matt Ross at Shelly Materials indicated that he would lower the gravel price to $10.25 per ton if we supplied our own delivery.


Vista View Noise: Maniaci indicated he spoke with Jim McGreevy about the noise complaint and Mr. McGreevy stated that whatever we said must have worked.


Dana Baldwin (Store-All): Hittle followed up with the status of the Store-All on Chardon Road. Dana indicated that the hold up on the project was in the hands of the banks and has been resolved and project is proceeding.




Maniaci introduced Brian Newton from the Muskingum Valley Park District: Brian discussed the Park District, current and past projects, board, and mission of the organization. Brian indicated that the MVPD owns a portion of the bike trail that runs through Muskingum Township (Rock Cut to Dresden). Brian indicated that if our township has any parks, the MVPD can work with the township on Metro Parks Funds that they have available. Brian indicated that one area the MVPD doesn't have is equipment to maintain the trail or any other projects they do. Brian asks for the township assistance with mowing and some maintenance on the portion of the trail once they finalize the purchase of the portion of Ellis Damn to Rock Cut property.  Maniaci indicated that we only mow two times per year. Brian indicated that they would not ask for more than what we already do. Maniaci, Hittle, and Fell all stated their support for the organization and trail and would do what they can when the MVPD finalizes the purchase of the property the trail runs through in our township. Brian stated they hold a monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at the Welcome Center and can be reached at 740-455-8237,


Fire & EMS Run Reports:

May:               2 Fire Emergency       A.R.T.             9:33

                        1 Non Emergency       A.R.T.             10:00

                        34 EMS Runs              A.R.T.             9:47 (dispatch to scene)


Kenlo Woods: Maniaci stated that Kenlo Woods needs some ditching. Maniaci prepared a letter to send to the residents. Resolution 5-8-2015. Muskingum Township will be doing some ditching in Kenlo Woods the week of 6/8/2015 in preparation for chip-seal. Hittle motioned to accept the Resolution 5-8-2015. Fell seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.


Jan Crawmer: Maniaci indicated that he received some estimates for Kenlo Woods and Applo Way patch work. Kenlo Woods 16,375 sq ft $12,000. Applo Way patch work: $18,630. Total $30,630.

Maniaci received paving estimate from the County Engineer for Applo Way for approximately $36,000.

Maniaci indicated that for $18K more for Applo we could pave the entire road.


Fell motioned to bid out asphalt for Applo Way. Hittle seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.


Hittle motioned to accept the $12,000 for asphalt patching estimate from Jan Crawmer for Kenlo Woods. Fell seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.


Dresden Court, Tiffany, Pierre: Maniaci indicated we have discussed a chip-seal with slurry seal option for Dresden Court, Tiffany and Pierre Roads. Maniaci prepared a letter to send to the residents on these roads. The letter indicates the possible options and cost of the repair and input from the residents on these roads. Fell motioned to accept letter to send to the residents. Hittle seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.


July Monthly Meeting Change: Maniaci and trustees agreed to hold the July Regular Township Meeting on Wednesday July 1, 2015 instead of Thursday July 2, 2015. The notice of the date change will be listed in the newspaper and on the township sign.


Enter Executive Session: Maniaci motioned to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing employee personnel benefit package. Fell seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed. 


Exit Executive Session: Hittle motioned to exit Executive Session and enter back to Regular Session. Fell seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.


Fell moved to adjourn.  Seconded by Hittle.  All ayed.


____________________________                                        Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer