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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]
May 20, 2008
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Big Darby Accord


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

Call meeting to order: Chair Williams called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance: Chair Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance upon opening the meeting.

Minutes of meeting held 4/15/2008:
The minutes were reviewed by the Trustees. Trustee Williams made a motion to approve seconded by Trustee Dever. All voted to pass the motion unanimously.

Fiscal Actions:
Bills were presented for payment. Trustee Williams moved to approve payment of the bills seconded by Trustee Sayre. Action to pay bills approved unanimously.
April, 2007 bank reconciliation was presented reporting a balance of $1,982,290.68.

Chief Robert Kauffman presented a 2007 Response Summary for fire station located in Brown Township. The total estimated losses due to fire in Brown Township for 2007 was $236,500.00 (a property located on Morris Rd. estimated loss was $225,000.00)
He also reported Franklin County EMA was offering partial reimbursement for added costs due to the 2007 winter/snow removal to local governments.

Elizabeth Clark, Asst. to Board of Trustees reported the following:

Big Darby Accord Zoning Group
The Zoning Group met on May 21 and continued work on the proposed conservation development regulations. The group will meet next on June 18.

Big Darby Accord Advisory Panel
The Panel met on June 10 and heard a Pleasant Township rezoning intended to legitimize an existing non-conforming use.

Big Darby Accord Working Group
The Big Darby Accord Working Group met on May 28 and heard reports on other activities.

Alternative Wastewater Treatment
A subgroup of the Big Darby Accord Working Group is pursuing submittal of a grant application to receive funds from the Ohio Department of Development Local Government Services and Regional Collaboration Fund to support the development of alternative wastewater treatment systems for use in the conservation development portions of the Big Darby Accord area.

Post-Construction Monitoring Regulations
The City of Columbus is expected to publish its final post-construction monitoring regulations in July. The Columbus regulations are expected to serve as a model for other jurisdictions.

Big Darby Accord Revenue Raising Group
The Revenue Raising Group met on June 11 and reached consensus on a revenue concept. The concept combines revenues raised through Tax-Increment Financing Districts, New Community Authorities, and developer contributions balanced between Big Darby purposes, such as acquisition of open space and extension of sewer to the Town Center area, and the needs of local jurisdictions to maintain existing services and respond to needs created by Darby area development. The details of the concept are being discussed with elected officials and will be reviewed soon with stakeholder groups.

Coming Events

bulletBig Darby Accord Zoning Group, June 18, 9 a.m., Memorial Hall
bulletOSAC leadership group, June 19, 4 p.m., MORPC
bulletBig Darby Accord Open Space Advisory Council, June 26, 9 a.m., MORPC, 111 Liberty Street
bulletBig Darby Accord Working Group, June 25, 9 a.m., Memorial Hall
bulletBig Darby Accord Advisory Panel, July 8, 1:30 p.m., 373 S. High St.

Franklin County Sheriff Officer Goodrich, Deputy Crosley and Lt. Croston reported very little crime activity in the area and asked citizens if they had any concerns. An audience member discussed a problem with noise was told without a noise ordinance no action can be taken except to request those producing loud noise to quiet down.

Old Business:
Mr. Ed Vogeler representing Hague Water Conditioning reported results from water tested from the township hall and fire station building. He reported all water tested Met the requirements for safe drinking water. He did note the iron content was higher than normal and explained how various water conditioning units sold by Hague would resolve this issue. Chair Pam Sayre presented another proposal and product information from Steve Roosa representing Kinetico. After review of the information presented to the Trustees it was decided to postpone any action to purchase a new water softener since the current system is working.

New Business:
Trustee Williams presented a contract for consideration from E.L. Robinson Engineering to provide professional engineering designs for a replacement parking lot located at the Brown Township Fire Station and Township Hall for the amount not to exceed $11,500.00. Trustee Dever moved to approve the contract as written. The motion was seconded by Trustee Williams. All Trustees voted their approval and the motion carried.

Fiscal Officer Bloxam discussed qualifications of BWC MCO providers. After discussion it was determined to continue to use Frank Gates Company for the service as approved earlier this year.

Fiscal Officer Bloxam presented a questionnaire from Columbia Gas of Ohio to the Trustees requesting them to complete information to help determine the cost of a possible connection to the fire station and hall from the service installed across the street.
She will forward the requested information to Columbia Gas and wait for their response.

Trustee Dever noted the recycle dumpsters in the back parking lot needed to be moved to an area built to withstand the weight of the trucks dumping them. The Trustees plan to install a reinforced dumpster pad when the parking lot is replaced for this purpose.

The audience was asked if there were any questions or comments. A community member reported loud and disturbing noise from a neighbor and requested assistance from the Trustees. Trustee Dever reported Brown Township did not currently have a noise ordinance. Chair Pam Sayre offered to contact the township attorneys office, Loveland and Brosius, L.L.C. with the matter and would report back at the next meeting.

With no further business, Trustee Williams motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Trustee Dever. The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m. following a unanimous vote.

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