Trustees Meeting Summary

DANBURY TOWNSHIP MEETING OVERVIEW

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held March 28, 2018 the following business was conducted:

  • Police Chief Michael Meisler and Zoning & Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale were excused.
  • Dianne Rozak advised the board that she was in receipt of an EPA approved burn permit for prairie grass management at Meadowbrook. 
  • Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: A meeting was held with Joe Uhinck regarding control of Japanese honeysuckle at Meadowbrook. Eradication efforts are underway. Mr. Uhinck will meet with Matt Kovach from The Nature Conservancy to discuss phragmite control. ODOT is reinforcing the lakefront at Lake Point Park after the three March nor’easters. Ditch cleaning is being done on Englebeck Road and North Shore Blvd. Some games have begun on the athletic fields. A road paving resolution was discussed. Cosmetic restoration that is underway at the Keeper’s House was discussed. Trustees agreed they would not pay for the project as it was not approved by the board, no quote was received and no contract is in place. An additional concrete pad will be needed at the recycling area. Trustees approved Ms. Rozak to apply for a 75% reimbursement grant from the Solid Waste District for the project.
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler was excused. 210 incidents were reported to date in March. Trustees approved the resignation of Ptl. Mike Woods.
  • Fire Chief Keith Kahler reported 32 EMS calls, 3 fire calls, 2 fire alarm activations and 1 mutual aid call during the month of March. The Chief is organizing a committee to provide specifications for a new ambulance purchase in 2018. One of the existing ambulances will be traded in.
  • Ms. Rozak provided the zoning report. 16 permits have been processed to date in March. The BZA held one hearing on March 21 for a conditional use at 1920 E. Bayshore Road which was approved with conditions. A hearing regarding an appeal of the Zoning Inspector’s decision at 530 Cedar was tabled by the applicant until April 18. The Zoning Commission will meet April 4 to initiate text amendments. Five new home permits have been issued during March. One violation is still open at 5040 E. Port Clinton Eastern Rd.
  • Trustees approved the compensatory time policy and payroll and bills in the amount of $55,010.11.
  • Trustees will hold a budget work session on April 3 at 6:30 p.m.

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held March 14, 2018 the following business was conducted:

  • Trustees held a zoning hearing for a map amendment in Lakeside from L to C-2 general commercial for the Lakeside maintenance office and storage building. The amendment was approved.
  • Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: Winter vehicle and equipment maintenance continues; tree trimming in the parks and right-of-way is being done; Mr. Waldron will attend a required ODOT grant meeting in Columbus; the road tour was held and paving costs were discussed; following a request from the Black Swamp Conservancy to manage the honeysuckle and phragmite at Meadowbrook Mr. Waldron will meet with Joe Uhinck from Soil & Water Conservation.
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler was excused. 302 incidents were reported in February and 80 to date in March. $3,250 was approved to donate to the Ottawa County drug task force.  
  • Fire Chief Keith Kahler reported 35 EMS calls, 1 fire call, 3 fire alarm activations and 1 mutual aid call during the month of February. To date in March there were 11 EMS calls, 2 fire calls and 1 fire alarm activation. Chief Kahler will attend a fire inspector class for fire code updates. Fire Department radios will be changed in a few months. To accommodate the new radios an antenna will be needed on top of the water tower. The cost would be $150 monthly rent to the county for electric and use of the tower. Trustees approved the purchase of an active shooter package for the Fire Department which includes ten level 4 ballistic vests with plates and ten helmets at a cost of $6,750.
  • Zoning and Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale reported the following: To date in March 3 permit applications have been processed. The BZA will hold two hearings on March 21 and the Zoning Commission held a work session on March 7. Mrs. Dale summarized her speaking engagement on the panel of the Marblehead Business Roundtable on March 13. She also updated the board on open violations and complaints.
  • The compensatory time policy has been updated with department head comments and will be discussed at the next regular meeting.
  • Prosecutor James VanEerten presented written charges of misconduct to Ptl. Bradford LaMarca which included a seven-day unpaid suspension and loss of seniority for shift bid and overtime.
  • Trustees approved payroll and bills in the amount of $64,715.03, renewal with Workplace Resources and hiring of Jennifer Owen as an EMT and Mark Strickland as a Firefighter.  
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