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   Brown Township
2491 Walker Rd.
   Hilliard, OH  43026
   (614) 876-2133
614) 876-2421
   Gary Dever, Trustee
   Pamela Sayre, Trustee
   Joe Martin, Trustee
   Greg Ruwe, Fiscal Officer

  (614) 527-6390

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   Held at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of
     each month in the upstairs meeting
     room of the Brown Township Firehouse
     at 2491 Walker Road, Hilliard, Ohio

Other meetings, when held, are advertised at least 24 hours in advance with time and location.

 By Franklin County [website]
Apr 15, 2008
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Big Darby Accord


In Attendance:
Trustees: Ron Williams, Gary Dever, Pamela Sayre
Fiscal Officer: Barbara Bloxam
Exec. Asst. to Board of Trustees:

Call meeting to order: Chair Pam Sayre called the meeting to order at 7:30PM.

Pledge of Allegiance: Chair Pam Sayre led the Pledge of Allegiance upon opening the meeting.

Minutes of meeting held 3/18/2008:
Trustee Dever moved to approve the minutes. Chair Pam Sayre seconded the motion and the minutes were approved unanimously.

Fiscal Actions:
Trustee Williams moved to approve payments of the bills reported. Seconded by Chair Pam Sayre . The motion to approve payment of bills was approved unanimously.

Officer Goodrich, Franklin County Sheriff, attended the meeting at the request of Chair Pam Sayre to report on crime in Brown Township. He reported various home invasions when unoccupied and car thefts for the purpose of stealing valuables. There were 6 reports in the township within one month.

Elizabeth Clark was did not attend but a written report was presented and reviewed by the trustees.

Town Center Master Plan
On March 19 and 21, the client group conducted follow-up conference call interviews with short-listed consultants to allow the Prairie Township representative to be involved in the interview process and to allow other client group members to ask clarifying questions. Recommendations are now being made to the jurisdictions.

Update for Conservation Organizations
Representatives of the Big Darby Accord partner jurisdictions provided an update on implementation progress to representatives of the conservation organizations at a meeting on March 24.

Open Space Advisory Council
The organizational meeting of the Big Darby Accord Open Space Advisory Council was hosted by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission on March 25. Anthony Sasson of The Nature Conservancy was elected chair and Malcolm Porter of the Building Industry Association was named vice chair. The group is expected to meet monthly for the first few months and later move to a quarterly schedule.

Langton Road Soccer Fields Proposal
Representatives of the Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League have told Franklin County officials that this proposal is being withdrawn.

Big Darby Accord Working Group
The Big Darby Accord Working Group met on March 26 and heard updates from the subgroups.

Utilities Service
At the request of the townships, Susan Ashbrook of the City of Columbus provided a briefing and answered questions on the differences between Hilliardís utilities contract and the proposed contract between Columbus and Franklin County to provide services without annexation to portions of the Big Darby Accord area. Concern was expressed about holding township development to a stricter standard with regard to Accord provisions than would be the case with Hilliard development. Hilliard is considering adoption of the Big Darby Accord as a way to resolve conflicts with Columbus regarding utilities service.

Coming Events

bulletFranklin County Commissioners zoning hearing, including consideration of stream setback regulations, April 8, 10 a.m., 373 S. High St., 26th Floor
bulletBig Darby Accord Advisory Panel, April 8, 1:30 p.m., 373 S. High St., 1st Floor
bulletZoning Subgroup, April 16, 9 a.m., Memorial Hall
bulletBig Darby Accord Advisory Panel, April 23, 9 a.m., Memorial Hall
bulletOpen Space Advisory Council, April 24, 9 a.m., MORPC, 111 Liberty St.
bulletOpen Space Advisory Council, March 25, 9 a.m., MORPC, 111 Liberty Street.
bulletBig Darby Accord Working Group, March 26, 9 a.m., Franklin County Memorial Hall

Old Business:
Trustee Dever reported all construction is complete and furnaces are operating well.

Fiscal Officer Bloxam reported $1,8000,000.00 of township funds were transferred from National City Bank to Fifth Third Bank as requested by the Trustees.

Barb reported a service person looked at the township hall water softener and found it to be non-repairable. It was suggested to obtain a couple of proposals to consider replacement.

New Business:
Trustee Williams requested a review of available funding to discuss paving the parking lot this spring. He will contact an engineer to begin the process of determining what needs to be done and the cost.

With no further business to discuss, Trustee Dever moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Chair Pam Sayre. The motion to adjourn passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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