Meeting Minutes

Supervisor Meeting Minutes – October 2, 2018

The Morris Township Board of Supervisors met at the township office for their regular scheduled meeting.  Present were Supervisors Dave Dietrich, Doug Smith, Rob Sanders, Zoning Officer Bob Sanders. Chairman Sanders called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.  Minutes of the previous meeting were read.  Motion by Sanders, second by Smith to approve the minutes as read.

In old business, secretary has not heard anything about a new gun safety class.
Regarding the asphalt scratch coat project, no start date has been scheduled.

The Dry Run Road slip repair has been completed. However, Sanders stated he is not sure If the contractor followed specs as the engineer for the project did not inspect the project as specified. Discussion ensued.  Road Foremen have a call into Widmer Engineering. Do not pay bill until engineer gets back to us.

Road crew plans to begin Harvey Road slip repair on October 8. Then when it has been repaired, the road crew will begin the Lemon Hill road slip repair.  The reprofiling of Bells Lake Road has been completed, along with the oil and chip coat that finished the Bells Lake Road project.

The township will bill the Hathaway’s for the demolition of the dangerous dilapidated house and barn on their property.  Township solicitor Hook is reviewing the possibility of billing for legal fees and related expenses. 

Secretary to type draft of employee handbook so that it can be reviewed.

Sanders stated that Greene County Regional Police were to be in the village of Prosperity 2 days a week between 5:30 A.M. until 8:30 A.M.  Sanders saw a police car in the village of Prosperity once around 6:00 A.M.,but have not seen them very much since then. Dietrich stated that he was reviewing the paperwork that relates to the police department. Each township is supposed to get 24 hours of service per week.  By the officer’s own statements, they are in Perry Township a majority of time.  As Morris is not getting our 24 hours of service a week, it seems as if our monthly payment is supplementing the extra service that Perry is getting. Much discussion ensued.  Motion by Sanders, second by Smith to send the Greene County Regional Police Department a letter terminating services as of the end of October due to a breach of contract on the police departments part as they have not fulfilled their contractual obligations to Morris Township for an extended time. Secretary to ask attorney Chris Simms on how to word such a letter.

Sanders still waiting on drawings of a potential salt/cold patch storage building.  Smith felt that a temporary structure may be necessary if we can’t get this type of building built prior to winter.  Discussion ensued.

Sanders stated that Mooney ordered 2 No Engine Brake signs.

Sanders said that Moreland Vault is supposed to bring the $650.00 reimbursement check to the township building.

Smith stated that he wanted the conditional use agreement to also state that the structure that covers the Compressors would be one continuous metal building. Lesnock will double check this.

The amount for Joe Williams of Williams Tree Service to take the dangerous trees down that were hanging over township roads is $2,850.00.  The trees were removed. 

In new business, Consol sent the township an updated plan on the direction the water line will take to get to the new portal and bathhouse on Archer Road.  It will no longer be going through the township park or along the roads that border township park property.  Therefore, Morris Township will not be able to tap into a pubic water line for the new township building.  Currently the township building is serviced by a water holding  tank.  A well will have to be drilled. Discussion ensued.

Halloween trick-or-treat will be held Sunday October 28, 2018 between 2:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Township received a quote on replacing the damaged tail gate of the F-550 dump truck.  J & J. Equipment $2.084.00 for a regular duty tail gate.  Sanders and Dietrich stated a more heavy-duty tail gate would be better.  Motion by Dietrich, second by Sanders to order a heavy-duty tail gate for the F-550 dump truck to replace the damaged one.  Smith agreed to go with a heavier duty tail gate.  Motion by Sanders, second by Smith to review and pay bills.  Motion by Sanders, second by Dietrich to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Lesnock, Secretary