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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]
Jul 20, 2009
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Big Darby Accord


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

Call meeting to order: Trustee Dever called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance: Trustee Dever led the Pledge of Allegiance upon opening the meeting.

Minutes of meetings held June 15 , 2009 and July 15, 2009:
Minutes of the meetings held June 15, 2009 and July 15, 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 payments in the amount of $282,749.88. Trustee Williams moved to approve payment of the bills seconded by Trustee Sayre. Action to pay bills was approved unanimously. The June bank statements report was presented with receipts for the month at $19,003.30 and expenses at $276,728.02 resulting in a bank balance of $1,760,361.98. Trustee Williams move to approve the June transactions, seconded by Trustee Sayre. The motion was approved unanimously. June payroll reports were distributed for review. Trustee Williams moved to approve payroll for the month of June, seconded by Trustee Sayre. The motion carried unanimously. Fiscal Officer Bloxam suggested transfer of $60,000 from the US Bank account consisting of a current balance of $62,668.09 into the operating account at National City to avoid further services charges and to begin the process to close the account. Trustees Williams moved to approve the transfer. The motion was seconded by Trustee Sayre. The motion was approved unanimously.

Norwich Fire Department Report:

A fire representative did not attend. No report was given.

Franklin County Sheriff Report:
Franklin County Sheriff deputies Officer Goodrich and Crosley reported a home break-in on Alton-Darby Rd. entering by forcing the back kitchen door open. Approximately $200.00 in cash was stolen. Witnesses reported a Chevrolet, possibly a Cavalier, with dull black paint was seen at the crime location. Further investigation is ongoing. Officer Goodrich reported he will be transferring to a downtown location and thanked the Trustees for the opportunity to attend the meetings and receive input from the community.

Trustee Williams read the following report submitted by
Elizabeth Clark, Asst. to Board of Trustees, Report:
Big Darby Accord Working Group

The Big Darby Accord Working Group (BDAWG) met on June 24 and heard reports on implementation activities. It was reported that Pleasant Township had approved the revenue program at its June 23 meeting. BDAWG discussed and endorsed the idea of jurisdictions appointing alternates for Big Darby Accord Advisory Panel members. The Panel will consider an adjustment to its bylaws at the next meeting.

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 expected to kick off in September.

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. The meeting schedule has been changed to the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.

Alternative Wastewater Treatment Systems
A draft scope of services has been prepared for the infrastructure planning needed to provide for alternative wastewater treatment systems to serve conservation developments. New Franklin County Sanitary Engineer Stephen Renner understands the need to move this initiative forward and has agreed that his office will serve as the lead agency.

Open Space Advisory Council
The Open Space Advisory Council met on July 16 and heard a presentation by an Ohio EPA representative on the relationship of open space to achieving the TMDL (total maximum daily load requirements) and a first-year report by Franklin County on the stream setback regulations. Both presentations should soon be available on the Big Darby Accord website.

Stormwater Advisory Council
The Franklin County Engineer’s Stormwater Advisory Council met on June 17 and reviewed a summary report of stormwater problems and needs in unincorporated Franklin County that was prepared by the consultants. At the request of members of the council, the consultant will prepare a version of the summary report suitable for public review. I will transmit that to you as soon as I receive it. The next phase of the project will be to determine stormwater fees and evaluate acceptability of the establishment of a stormwater utility. Such an action would be a decision of the Franklin County Commissioners.

Coming Events

bulletConservation Development Regulations Stakeholders Group, July 29, 9 a.m., 150 S. Front St.
bulletBig Darby Accord Advisory Panel, 1:30 p.m., August 11, 373 S. High St.

Trustee Sayre moved to accept the report. Seconded by Trustee Williams. The motion passed unanimously.

Audience Discussions:
Several residents that reside on Walker Rd. between Roberts Rd. and Davis Rd. areas reported loss of water or pressure in their water wells. They reported wells have been replaced at 3131 Walker Rd and 3120 Walker Rd. Another resident at 3126 Walker Rd. reported several occasions of loss of pressure and anticipates possible well replacement in the future. A resident reported also being aware of two residences on Davis Rd. that have replaced wells recently and will report the addresses at a later date. Trustee Dever reported he is aware the new high school is operating two wells that are 300’ deep and each are capable of pumping 200 gallons per minute. It is currently unknown the amount of water being used by this location. The Trustees informed the residents they will further investigate this issue. Trustee Williams suggested writing a letter to Hilliard City Schools or to contact Mr. Tim Hamilton to inform them of the residents complaints. Further discussions will follow.

Mr. Don Hale a resident on Carter Rd. requested updated information from the Trustees regarding access to high-speed internet connection within the township. The Trustees and audience discussed this issue noting the last update indicated the township population did not warrant the cost for infrastructure installation. The officers told Mr. Hale they would contact him with any updated information.

Old Business:
The quotes received to seal coat the asphalt parking areas was reviewed and Trustee Williams moved to accept the proposal and begin work. Trustee Sayre seconded the motion with carried unanimously.

Fiscal Officer Bloxam reported a meeting has been scheduled with the state auditors’ office for July 28, 2009 to review 2007-08 audit.

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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