Muskingum Township
Muskingum County, Ohio


October 1, 2015


·         The Muskingum Township Trustee met in regular session on October 1, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. in the Fire Building.



·         Trustees:  Mike Maniaci, Matt Hittle, Ed Fell.

·         Fiscal Officer:  Jason Baughman.

·         Residents:  0 resident in attendance.



The September 10, 2015 regular meeting minutes were read and approved.

Maniaci motioned to accept minutes as read. Hittle seconded. Fell ayed.


CHECKS: Checks were approved and signed.


Fiscal officer Baughman presented Maniaci Then and Now Purchase Order for payment to Oshkosh Capital for Fire truck payment. Maniaci motioned for approval. Hittle seconded. Fell ayed. Roll Call: Maniaci ayed, Hittle ayed, Fell ayed. Baughman indicated October 2016 will be final payment on the Western Star Dump Truck and August 2018 will be final payment on the Fire Truck.


Fiscal officer Baughman indicated that we need to have Twin Hills Landscaping to indicate how many times they mow during the month on their invoices. We have a contract rate for seven months but still should indicated number of times. Maniaci agreed and Fell agreed for audit purposes.





Maniaci indicated we have a culvert to do on Dur Mel for Brian Hoover.

Hittle stated Kevin Kenily was appreciative for the mowing at the end of Jones Road.

Hittle stated Ms. Jenkins was very pleased with her culver install.

Maniaci indicated Kim Glass was very pleased with his culvert.

We are still waiting to hear back with payment from Cliff Murphy and Dana Baldwin on their culvert install request.



Fell inquired about any news on soft billing inquire with Falls. Fell reiterated that we were told by Falls when they discussed the last two fire levy meetings that they soft bill and their own biller said they don't soft bill. Fell indicated we still need to get Mark Brown and Falls to define their soft billing. Fell indicated that Tammi at Palmer Billing indicated they soft bill Walnut hills. Fell indicated we need to verify our contract and soft billing and amend agreement to clarify if necessary and require Falls to follow-up with a report to us. As part of our contract they are to provide us with a report. Fell indicated that he thinks the bills should indicate some way or another that even though the patient receives a bill they are in no obligation to pay the amount over and above what their insurance has already paid. Hittle also indicated that we as trustee support the contract with Falls and need to follow-up with Falls to verify their soft billing practice and definition as we have expressed our support for Falls and the levies. Maniaci indicated that Mark Brown in response to our request, do we ask our other vendors for invoices. Brown stated he has been over this before. We use the same billing service as always and is based on the type of services. Maniaci indicated there is one right method and one wrong. Fiscal Officer Baughman stated that even though we have a contract with Falls, private entity, and whether or not we request vendors to provide us copies of invoices, we are a public entity, receiving public monies which we contract with and pay public monies to Falls for their services. Is there any open government requirement that Falls would fall under since they are receiving public monies for their services even though they are a private entity?  





2 Fire Emergency Runs          A.R.T.             10:41   (dispatch to scene)

2 Fire Non-Emergency           A.R.T.             13:09   (dispatch to scene)

1 Fire Other                            A.R.T.             12:08   (dispatch to scene)

17 EMS Runs                          A.R.T.             9:13     (dispatch to scene)



Maniaci indicated we need to do some patching on Vern Dor Road and Frame Road.


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



____________________________                            Jason T. Baughman, CPA, Fiscal Officer