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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]
Aug 17, 2009
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Big Darby Accord


In Attendance:
Trustees: Pam Sayre, Ron Williams
Gary Dever (absent)
Fiscal Officer: Barb Bloxam
Asst. to Board of Trustees: Elizabeth Clark

Call meeting to order: Trustee Williams called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance: Trustee Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance upon opening the meeting.

Minutes of meetings held July 20, 2009:
Minutes of the meetings held July 20, 2009 was presented to the Trustees for review and approval. Trustee Sayre moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Trustee Williams. The motion was approved unanimously.

Fiscal Actions:
Bills were presented for payment. Trustee Sayre moved to approve payment of the bills seconded by Trustee Williams. Action to pay bills was approved unanimously. July bank statements and reconciliation report was presented. Trustee Sayre moved to approve the reports seconded by Trustee Williams. The motion was approved unanimously. July payroll reports were distributed for review. Trustee Sayre moved to approve payroll, seconded by Trustee Williams. The motion carried unanimously.

Fiscal Officer Bloxam provided packets of information retrieved from Huntington, National City/PNC and Key Bank to consider transferring township funds currently deposited with Fifth /Third Bank. The request is due to excessive service fees currently being charged and to attempt to earn more interest on the funds. She introduced Mr. Larry McGrath, V.P. Huntington Public Commercial Banking and requested him to share banking opportunities with the Trustees. He explained current accounts available, interest rates and federal deposit insurance coverage. She also asked representatives from National City/PNC to attend to answer any questions the Trustee may have. Mr. Chad Irwin and two associates explained services provided by their bank and investment opportunities.

The following resolutions were presented by Fiscal Officer Bloxam:

Resolution #0817-09-0
Close US Bank account due to bank service fees and no interest paid. Transfer existing balance of funds into interest bearing checking account with National City Bank. Trustee Sayre moved to adopt the resolution, seconded by Trustee Williams.

Resolution #0817-09-2
Fiscal request to transfer grant awarded Federal funds from Fund 4901 into General Fund 1000 to replace funds spent to repair the township roof. Trustee Sayre moved to adopt the resolution, seconded by Trustee Williams.

Resolution #0817-09-3
To establish a public sector interest bearing banking or investment account. In the absence of Trustee Dever, Trustees Willams and Sayre decided to hold any decisions regarding this matter until all were present. The resolution was not passed.

Resolution #0817-09-4
Accept the proposed contract between Franklin County Board of Health and Brown Township for mosquito management services for a period beginning March 15, 2009 through October 15, 2009. Trustee Sayre moved to adopt the resolution, seconded by Trustee Williams.

Resolution #0817-09-5
Approve to void and complete a fund balance adjustment for outstanding 2008 checks:
  #12530 for $3.69 dated 12/15/2008 made payable to Ohio Jobs & Family Services
  #12569 for $20.00 dated 11/30/2008 made payable to Ohio State Auditor
Trustee Sayre moved to adopt the resolution, seconded by Trustee Williams.

Norwich Fire Department Report:
A fire representative did not attend.

Franklin County Sheriff Report:
A Franklin County Sherriff department representative did not attend.

Trustee Williams read the following report submitted by
Elizabeth Clark, Asst. to Board of Trustees, Report:

Town Center Master Plan
The Town Center Master Plan consultant is making requested changes to the proposed scope of services. After consensus is reached on the scope, a contract will be signed, pursuant to authorizations contained in the participation agreement (which all four client jurisdictions – Brown Township, Prairie Township, Franklin County and City of Columbus – have approved). The process is now expected to kick off in November.

Conservation Development Zoning
The conservation development zoning regulation stakeholders group continues to meet to review the regulation one section at a time with the objective of having a consensus regulation ready for adoption later this year. BIA representatives of the group have prepared cost calculations for conservation development in the Big Darby Accord area. Those are being fine-tuned in consultation with jurisdictions.

Coming Events

bulletStormwater Advisory Council, 1 p.m., August 19, Franklin County Engineer’s Office
bulletMORPC Sustainable Growth Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m., August 20, 111 Liberty St.
bulletBig Darby Accord Working Group, 9 a.m., August 26, 150 S. Front St.
bulletBig Darby Accord Advisory Panel, 1:30 p.m., September 8, 373 S. High St.
bulletOpen Space Advisory Council Leadership Group, 4 p.m., September 10, 111 Liberty St.
bulletOpen Space Advisory Council, 9 a.m., September 17, field trip

Old Business:
Trustee Williams reported the back parking lot has been seal coated and striped. The main parking lot will be seal coated after repairs are completed by the contractor who installed the parking lot, McMillan Paving, to correct areas where water is ponding.

Fiscal Officer Bloxam distributed reports from the state auditors’ office for the 2007-08 audit. Trustees requested to arrange a meeting with the auditor for review and questions. Fiscal Officer Bloxam will contact the State Auditors’ office to arrange the meeting.

Trustee Williams addressed the audience to discuss the current situation with resident wells going dry in the Walker Rd/Davis Rd area of the Township. Residents who have had to replace wells say the excessive use of well water at the new high school is the cause of the drop in the water tables and reported they had no new information or responses from Hilliard City Schools. Trustee Sayre reported calls she had made to find out more information had not been returned. An audience member who is employed by Franklin County reported ODNR Water Division could inspect and determine water table levels and variances in the area. The Trustees and residents all agreed this would be helpful to hopefully help determine the cause of the wells going dry. Trustee Williams will contact them to request their services and will report any updates..

New Business:
Trustee Sayre moved to re-appoint Joe Martin as the Brown Township Board member for the Big Darby Accord Advisory Panel and Melissa Brinkerhoff as an alternative. Trustee Williams seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

With no further business, Trustee Williams made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Trustee Sayre. The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m. after a unanimous approval vote.

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