Trustees Meeting Summary

DANBURY TOWNSHIP MEETING OVERVIEW

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held November 20, 2017 the following business was conducted:

  • Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: The parks and grounds are winterized; crack sealing continues along with winter vehicle and equipment maintenance; the brush collection site will remain open indefinitely due to another late fall with leaves still on the trees.  
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler reported 198 incidents to date in November. Chief Meisler obtained crash reports at the N. Shore and SR 163 intersection and reported there have been 22 accidents between 2013 and 2017 to date. Discussion was again held regarding installation of a flashing stop sign on both N. Shore and Englebeck Roads. Mr. Scott will contact Ron Latji to discuss and Ms. Rozak will then contact Mike Stormer at ODOT.
  • Fire Chief Keith Kahler reported 37 EMS calls, 2 fire calls, 3 motor vehicle crashes and 1 fire alarm activation to date in November. We are assisting Margaretta Township with heavy rescue needs until their truck is repaired.
  • Zoning and Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale reported the following: 12 permits were processed to date in November. The BZA met to sign decision sheets. Mrs. Dale attended the NW Ohio APA Planning and Zoning Workshop in Bowling Green to obtain certification credits. The department is preparing for year-end switchover, inventory, reporting, finalization and closing out of files. Mrs. Dale also provided an update on violations and complaints.
  • Trustees scheduled two zoning hearings on December 13 at 6 p.m. for a map amendment at 200 S. Bridge Road and the Land Use Plan adoption.
  • Ms. Rozak asked Fiscal Officer Carolyn Adams to work with each department head regarding their 2018 budget. Ms. Rozak also reported Danbury Township will host the next Ottawa County Township Association meeting on January 25. Prosecutor James VanEerten will be the speaker.
  • Trustees agreed that a Violence in the Workplace program offered by the BWC be added to the drug-free workplace training for all employees.
  • Mr. Scott distributed an overtime and compensatory time policy used by the county for the trustees to review.
  • Trustees approved the October bank reconciliation, fund status, payroll and bills in the amount of $99,786.37.

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held November 8, 2017 the following business was conducted:

  • County Engineer Ron Latji was present to discuss filtration drainage at the Regatta subdivision.
  • Derrick Stumm of the Ashley Group provided information regarding group health care through the Jefferson Plan. Trustees accepted the plan.
  • Derek Sprouse, affiliated with OTARMA, provided a property insurance review.
  • Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: One full-service burial was held at Sackett Cemetery; the parks and grounds are being winterized and final mowing has been done; crack sealing will continue until road salt is put down for the first time.
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler reported 375 incidents in October and 90 to date in November. The new vehicle is ready to go into service.
  • Fire Chief Keith Kahler reported 67 EMS calls, 2 fire calls, 5 motor vehicle crashes, 1 fire alarm activation and 1 carbon monoxide activation in October. To date in November there have been 10 EMS calls, 2 fire calls and 2 motor vehicle crashes. Trustees declared 9 pagers as surplus and authorized them as trade-ins.
  • Zoning and Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale reported the following: 19 permits were processed in October and the department responded to 456 calls, emails and in-person inquiries and conducted 72 site visits. To date in November two permits were processed. The BZA will meet to sign decision sheets. The Zoning Commission approved a 9.5 acre rezoning on the Kihlken estate. A community open house for the Land Use Plan was held at Township Hall on November 3. The steering committee will meet again on November 13. Mrs. Dale also provided an update on violations and complaints.
  • Trustees agreed cash will no longer be accepted for zoning fees. Only checks or money orders will be accepted effective December 1.
  • Trustees approved payment of payroll and bills in the amount of $48,336.30; approved the OTARMA property and liability insurance for 2017/18 in the amount of $46,891 and approved a BWC assessment of $20,153 due in January.

The only official public record of Danbury Township is the paper file(s) located at the Danbury Township Hall. The official approved copy of township minutes including any attachments and references is available for review or purchase. Contact the Township Fiscal Officer at (419)732-3039 or via email at fiscalofficer@danburytownship.com to make arrangements for record review or purchase or fill out and submit the Public Records Request form. 
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