Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio

March 2015 Regular Mtg. Minuntes



March 5, 2015


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  • ·       Trustees:
  • ·       Fiscal Officer:
  • ·       Residents:



The February 5, 2015 regular meeting minutes were read and approved as read.

Checks were approved and signed for payment.




Lowes Grant:

Maniaci updated status on the Lowes Generator Grant. Curtis indicated the fire building is already wired to hold a generator.


Salt Supply Update:

Curtis indicated that we had about 70-80 tons remaining at this time.


Gary Wilson Update:

Maniaci stated he spoke with Gary Wilson of CAMM construction as Gary was inquiring about how the chip-seal patching was holding up for us. Maniaci indicated other than a few small cracks in Eaglepoint the patching was holding up fine right now. Maniaci indicated we should look into applying smaller patching areas to get more surface area coverage out of the cost in the future.




Annual Certificate Estimated Resources 2015:

Fiscal Officer Baughman presented to the trustees the Permanent Annual Appropriations Resolutions of Estimated Resources for 2015 for adoption. Maniaci moved the adoption of the Muskingum Township, fiscal year ending December 31, 2015 Permanent Annual Appropriations Resolution appropriated as detailed by fund provided in the appropriation status and budget report of $652,141.49. Resources from 2014 balance carryover $59,804.29, resources from property tax $382,520.08 and resources from other sources of $209,817.12. Matt Hittle seconded the resolution and the roll being called: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.



Maniaci presented letter from indicated cost of culverts from Carter Lumber for 2015 of $100. Curtis indicated that he shops around to see pricing to get the best deal available.


Stop Sign McCaslin Road: Hittle indicated received a call from Sheriff about stop sign down on McCaslin Road due to a wreck. Curtis stated that was a county road. Hittle would follow-up with the sheriff's department.




Chip-Seal Roads Gravel and Limestone:

Maniaci discussed with Curtis roads that were chip-sealed in 2014. Dresden Road, Squirrel, Dutch School, Stagecoach, Jones, Fawn, Fulton, New Riley. Maniaci wanted to review the roads that we did last year and trustees will look into identifying the roads we want to chip-seal in 2015.


Chip-Seal Bids for 2015:

Maniaci discussed with trustees about bidding out limestone and gravel again this year. The trustees agreed to bid out approximately 1600 tons. The trustees discussed using gravel vs. limestone and would discuss more and decide as bids and pricing is received. The gravel runs about $20.75. The trustees also discussed Commissioner Porter's recommendation of also bidding out the chip-seal and opportunities available other than the county engineers.


Mowing Cemetery 2015:

Maniaci indicated Jerry Miller has offered and agreed to continue to mowing of cemetery and township hall in 2015 at the same contract pricing as in 2014. The price would be $464 for 7 months. Maniaci motioned to accept the offer from Twin Hills Landscaping of $464 for 7 months. Fell seconded. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed.


Meeting with County Engineer 2015:

Maniaci indicated that they are still waiting on date and time from the county engineer to meet to discuss 2015 projects and funds available to us for 2015.


Fire & EMS Run Reports: February 2015:

There was no information available at time of meeting and will be reported at next regular meeting.


Annual Financial Report and Audit:

Fiscal Officer Baughman wanted to indicate that the 2015 Annual Financial Report and 2012-2013 Audit is available for inspection and notice will be posted in the paper also.


Monthly Meetings:

Hittle indicated he had conversation with other township trustees on the use of the newspaper to publicize their monthly meetings, the utilization of the free community calendar service and incorporating trustees and fiscal officer names in the notices. Trustees agreed to look into utilizing the free community calendar service when available and recognizing the trustees and fiscal officer names in such listings in the future.


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



                                                                                    Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer