Trustees: Gary Dever, Pamela Sayre
Fiscal Officer: Barbara Bloxam
Exec. Asst. to Board of Trustees: Elizabeth Clark
Call meeting to order: Chair Pam Sayre called the meeting to order.
Pledge of Allegiance: Chair Pam Sayre led the Pledge of Allegiance upon opening the meeting.
Minutes of meeting held 2/19/2008:
Trustee Dever moved to approve the minutes. Chair Pam Sayre seconded the motion and the minutes were approved unanimously.
Trustee Dever moved to approve payments of the bills reported. Seconded by Chair Pam Sayre . The motion to approve payment of bills was approved unanimously.
Resolution #31808 was submitted to approve the 2008 permanent budget . Trustee Dever moved to approve to the budget and Chair Pam Sayre seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.
The following report was provided by Exec. Assistant to the Trustees, Elizabeth Clark.
Town Center Master Plan
The client group will conduct follow-up conference call interviews with the 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. These follow-ups will occur on March 19 and March 21. Recommendations will be made to the four jurisdictions soon afterward.
The Franklin County Commissioners zoning hearing scheduled for March 11 to consider the proposed stream setback regulations was cancelled. The next potential hearing date is April 8.
Tracy Hatmaker and I met with Jim Schimmer and Don Brown on March 10 to clarify the commissioners’ positions on the revenue-raising issues. Greg Stype has been asked to run some additional scenarios to provide information on how the overall amount of revenue generated would be affected by various approaches.
A follow-up to an earlier meeting was held on March 13 so BIA representatives could provide jurisdictions with information about the impact of some of the proposed revenue tools on the cost of housing. Additional follow-ups will occur.
Langton Road Soccer Fields Proposal
Brown Township hosted a meeting of the applicant’s representatives with interested Brown Township constituents at the fire house on March 5.
Trustee Dever reported he met with Brady Kohler to observe drainage problems occurring in the Langton Road area. He reported he suspects broken tile is more than likely part of the problem. He also noted lack of tile under driveways also interrupts the flow of excess water in the area. He suggested finding and suggestions for repairing broken tile, installation of a catch basin and possibly regarding the mound at the Scioto-Darby intersection.
The audience asked for any further updates regarding the proposed soccer fields on Langton Road and the trustees reported no new developments after last discussions. The meeting to be held March 5, 2008 will inform them of any new information. An audience member asked if the proposed developer would have to improve the road to handle to additional traffic that would use the road if approved. Trustee Dever reported the developer would be responsible for improvements. Further questions followed regarding the effects that may occur if the development is approved. The trustees informed the concerned residents that exact questions cannot be answered at this time and that they would continue to obtain and share information as it is received.
Trustee Dever reported the furnace work and the conversion to heat pumps is complete and the building heating/cooling is operating more efficiently.
Trustee Dever and Fiscal Officer Bloxam attended the Annual Franklin County Engineers meeting on 3/13/2008. They reported the agenda included review of winter snow removal throughout the townships and county. Any attendees that operated snow removal equipment and joined in the removal efforts were asked to stand and was applauded for a job well done.
The trustees reviewed a proposal from Evergreen Landscaping, Inc. for the 2008 Maintenance Contract for areas surrounding the fire station building and township hall. The proposal also included care of the pond area including algae control. The amount of the proposal was $6,869.01. After discussion, Trustee Dever moved to accept the contract. Chair Pam Sayre seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Trustee Dever thanked J & W Chemlizer for assisting with the snow removal and noted the Township snow removal staff did a great job. Other attendees agreed.
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.