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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]
Nov 17, 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 Sayre called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

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

Minutes of meeting held Oct 20, 2008:
Fiscal Officer Bloxam reported the minutes were incomplete and would be presented at the next meeting for review and approval.

Fiscal Actions:
Bills were presented for payment. Trustee Williams moved to approve payment of the bills seconded by Trustee Dever. Action to pay bills approved unanimously. Receipts for the month of October, 2008 were $21,252.53 and expenditures were $12,604.67 resulting in a bank balance of $2,308,474.96.

Norwich Fire Department Report:
Norwich Fire Department representative reported through October, 2008 Brown Twp fire runs have increased by approximately 200 runs. The month of October runs included a car fire on the freeway and a barn fire on Walker Rd.

Franklin County Sheriff Report:
Franklin County Sheriff Officers Crossley and Goodrich reported more garage thefts in the area and reminded residents to keep the garage door closed when possible. They also asked residents to contact them if they notice any suspicious activity due to the increased thefts in the area.

Elizabeth Clark, Asst. to Board of Trustees, Report:
Roberts Road Realignment Proposal/Hamilton Run Stream Restoration Proposal
The Roberts Road realignment proposal and the Hamilton Run stream restoration proposal were heard by the Big Darby Accord Open Space Advisory Council on October 23. OSAC members asked questions related to floodplain boundaries, other funding sources, coordination with other projects, and the rationale behind an over-wide channel proposal. Several members indicated they would follow up with specific comments to the Franklin County Engineer’s Office, sponsor of both projects. The Big Darby Accord Advisory Panel will hear the proposals on November 18.

Big Darby Accord Advisory Panel
The Big Darby Accord Advisory Panel will hear its first case from the City of Hilliard on November 18, Case # AP-08-04, for review of a development consisting of retail, office, and park uses on 165 acres at Scioto-Darby Creek and Alton-Darby Creek roads. Full details on the case, including the application and staff report, are available at Click on “Next Accord Panel Meeting.”

Big Darby Accord Revenue Raising Group
The staff-consensus revenue proposal is being presented to elected officials and other stakeholders in advance of a public open house to be held on December 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Westland High School. The open house is intended as a Big Darby Accord implementation update. Representatives of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio were briefed on November 11 and a briefing of representatives of the conservation groups is scheduled for November 20.

It is hoped that each of the jurisdictions will be prepared by the end of the year to adopt a resolution endorsing the revenue proposal and directing staff to continue to work toward an intergovernmental agreement. It is further hoped that the four jurisdictions who have committed to fund the Town Center Master Plan will be prepared to endorse consultant selection and appropriate funds shortly thereafter.

The City of Hilliard has not yet provided a specific reaction to the revenue proposal, but staff members have indicated Hilliard will not be a party to an intergovernmental agreement.

Big Darby Accord Zoning Group
The Zoning Group met on November 12 and agreed to send the draft proposal forward (after some editorial clean-up) to a larger stakeholder group. Franklin County Planning Department staff will draft a list of stakeholders and a meeting schedule for review by members of the Zoning Group.

Stormwater Advisory Council
The first meeting of the Stormwater Advisory Council convened by the Franklin County Drainage Engineer occurred on October 22. The group will meet every other month to provide advice to the Drainage Engineer on stormwater needs and to recommend options for a stable funding source for stormwater projects. The Engineer’s Office has retained EMH&T to facilitate the work of the council.

Coming Events

bulletBig Darby Accord Advisory Panel, November 18, 1:30 p.m., 373 S. High St., 25th Floor, Meeting Room B
bulletBig Darby Accord Working Group, November 19, 9 a.m., 150 S. Front St., FSL 10
bulletStormwater Advisory Council, November 19, 1 p.m., Franklin County Engineer’s Office
bulletRevenue briefing of representatives of conservation groups, November 20, 3 p.m., 23 Maple Drive.
bulletBig Darby Accord Implementation Update Open House, December 2, 6 – 8 p.m., Westland High School
bulletBig Darby Accord Advisory Panel, December 9, 1:30 p.m., 373 S. High St., First Floor, Meeting Room A.
bulletBig Darby Accord Working Group, December 17, 9 a.m., 150 S. Front St., FSL 10
bulletOpen Space Advisory Council, January 22, 9 a.m., 111 Liberty St.

Old Business:
Trustee Williams reported the culvert repair on Cole Rd. has been completed.

Trustee Williams reported construction on the parking lot was complete. He will contact the contractor to make repairs some areas holding water.

Fiscal Officer Bloxam reported the insurance company accepted the bid for roof repairs in the amount of $9,085.00 to be awarded to John Ross Roofing and Siding Inc. She will contact John to request work to be completed.

There were no audience discussions regarding old business.

New Business:
Franklin County Engineers office notified the township the 2009 salt allocation goal would be to decrease usage by 20% do to a shortage of materials. The trustees will instruct road crews to treat intersections and curves when possible in an attempt to meet the allocation provided. They will also use other materials when possible. With safety a priority, depending on road conditions and school bus traffic, variations may have to made to attempt to provide better driving conditions.

Audience Discussions:
An audience member asked if the Trustees knew why traffic counters have been placed on Langton Rd. She was told the township has not received any information in regards to Langton Rd. and suggested contacting the Franklin County Engineers.

Another resident living on Elliott Rd. asked the Trustees if they are aware of any building in this area. He was informed zoning has approved a nursery to be built, but is not aware of any other zoning approvals for residential housing at this time.

With no further business, Trustee Dever made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Trustee Williams. The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m. after a unanimous vote.

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