Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio

May 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes




May 2, 2013


May 2, 2013


PURPOSE OF MEETING: Regular Meeting.


OPENING: The Muskingum Township Trustees met in regular session on May 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire Building.  All trustees and fiscal officer were present.  There were 3 residents present.


The regular minutes were read and approved.


Checks were approved and signed for payment.


Maniaci opened for old business.


Maniaci stated he spoke with Falls Township EMS regarding the EMS run to Mrs. Sellers home. Falls stated the other instances of being stuck on runs that Mrs. Sellers referenced were actually due to snow plowing of the roads. Falls stated that Dresden was called instead of Licking because Dresden was closer. In regards to the route taken, Falls indicated that the route chosen was actually 9/10 mile shorter and a smoother route. Falls stated that it was determined the patient was stable, vitals stable, therefore “running hot” was not necessary. Mrs. Sellers disagreed with Falls responses and asked Maniaci if he would come out to her home so she could show him some additional pictures she had take on this incident. Maniaci would arrange a time to meet with Mr. Sellers.


Maniaci presented the list of fire equipment identified at the last meeting for review and motion for disposal. Maniaci also recommended adding the old compressor to the list for disposal. Maniaci made motion to dispose of the equipment as identified on the list excluding the computer. Fusner seconded. All ayed. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed.


Maniaci stated he received an email and phone call from Zack Helms from Microseal. Maniaci is meeting with Mr. Helms in Cambridge on May 7th to look at some roads with the microseal and discuss some of our own township roads, pricing and our interest in microsealing some of our township roads this year.


Maniaci stated the Vista View revitalization project forms have been signed.


Maniaci stated we did not receive an April fire run report and would have to report at our next meeting.


Maniaci opened for new business.


Hittle introduced Mr. Jeff Miller and Mr. Adam Woytko. Mr. Miller and Mr. Woytko presented a petition from the residents of their subdivision, Whit Lane just off of Welsh Road. Fusner stated that the reason the road and cul-de-sac of their subdivision was never taken over by the township because the subdivision platted by Mrs. Weaver didn’t have the proper right a ways. The property owners would have to agree to a 50 foot right away. Maniaci stated the first step we should do today is to make a motion to accept the petition presented by Mr. Miller and Mr. Woytko and residents of their subdivision to get the ball rolling and second, get with Doug Davis and get over to their subdivision to see what all is needed to get the road up to specifications.


Hittle made motion to accept the proposal/petition presented by Mr. Miller and Mr. Waytko to get the ball rolling with addressing the road and right away issue in their subdivision. Maniaci seconded. All ayed. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Fusner ayed, Hittle ayed.


Hittle stated that he received a call from Lever and Rose Ellen Jenkins regarding installing a new line fence on their property on Gorsuch. Hittle spoke with Mr. John Shirer the apartment owner regarding the existing line fence and getting together with Mrs. Jenkins and discussing a solution that would satisfy all parties impacted by installation of this line fence by Mrs. Jenkins. Maniaci stated he wanted to read the RC 971-03 and RC971-04 Hittle presented which discusses installing fences.


Hittle stated Mr. Drake Prouty has asked if we would maintain a 2 mile section of a walking trail that runs through our township. Maniaci spoke with Commissioner Lavey and Bonnie Dailey about this and recommended the trustee’s set-up a meeting with Bonnie Daily to discuss this further and get more details first before we make any decision regarding Mr. Prouty’s request.


Fusner stated there is a culvert located at 6200 Georgia Road that he wanted the trustees to look and get their opinion on.


Maniaci presented and identified roads to discuss for chip-seal this year. In 2011, Prior Road and Kenlo Woods were chip-sealed. In 2012 Chugg, New Riley, McCasslin, Fulton, and Schneider were chip-sealed. Maniaci recommended chip-sealing Prior Road, Dutch School, Stage Coach, McCasslin, Beech Run, Jones Road, Fawn Drive, and Dresden Road this year.


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




                                                             Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer