Trustees Meeting Summary

DANBURY TOWNSHIP MEETING OVERVIEW

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held July 26, 2017 the following business was conducted:

  • Trustee Dave Hirt was excused from the meeting.
  • Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: One cremation and two full burials were held at Sackett Cemetery; township clean-up week was well-attended; Buck Road construction is scheduled to begin after Labor Day; mowing in the parks and right-of-way has been continual; Mr. Scott reported the shipping charges from Tapco have been waived; the difference in the paving contract was due to additional road base repair materials.
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler reported 490 incidents to date in July; trustees approved the hiring of Mike Woods as a full-time patrolman at a rate of $20 per hour effective August 7; trustees approved patrolman Brad LaMarca returning to work on July 27; the 2005 Ford Expedition will be traded in to Port Clinton Ford for $3,200.
  • Fire Chief Keith Kahler reported 75 EMS calls, 2 fire calls, 2 motor vehicle crashes and 9 fire alarm activations to date in July. An Ohio EMS grant was received in the amount of $3,275 for EMS equipment. Repairs on fire truck 555 have begun. Sutphen will come to the station to pick-up the fire truck trade-in. The new compressor has arrived.
  • Zoning and Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale reported the following: 22 permits were processed to date in July. The BZA held one hearing on July 19 for a conditional use. The hearing was continued until the August 16 meeting. The Zoning Commission will not meet during August due to no cases. The Land Use Plan community input comment period was extended until July 21 and only 3 additional responses were received. The Land Use Plan Committee will meet again on August 14 at 3 p.m. Mrs. Dale provided a comprehensive update on pending violations and complaints.
  • Trustees acknowledged 13 years of service for Ptl. Charles Cunningham, 9 years of service for Ptl. Josh Young and 4 years of service for Zoning Inspector Assistant Cheryl Harmsen.
  • Kimberly Oxendale was sworn in as Fiscal Officer and was authorized to obtain signature cards for the Marblehead Bank and Star Ohio accounts.
  • Trustees did not object to a liquor permit transfer for Bass Haven West; approved the transfer of $250,000 from Marblehead Bank savings to Marblehead Bank checking, approved payroll and bills totaling $111,661.51; discussed the Fire and EMS five-year 1.5 mil replacement levy to be placed on the November ballot and wished outgoing Fiscal Officer Shelley Seamon success in her future endeavors.

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held July 12, 2017 the following business was conducted:

  • Trustees held a public hearing and approved a resolution adopting text amendments to the zoning resolution for medical marijuana.
  • Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: The holiday week and weekend was very busy at the parks and township grounds; township clean-up will be the week of July 17 through 21; a pre-construction meeting for Buck Road is scheduled for July 18 at 10 a.m.; the construction for Buck Road crossovers is scheduled to start next week weather permitting; discussion was held regarding shipping costs for returned portions of the blinking signs; discussion was held regarding obtaining prices for blinking stop signs on N. Shore and on Englebeck Road; the paving cost for Quarry Road resurfacing was approved up to $67,246.14.
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler reported 497 incidents in June and 249 to date in July; trustees approved an additional $166 to D.R. Ebel for two rear LED lights for car 442; trustees declared as surplus the 2005 Ford Expedition and approved its sale to Port Clinton Police Department for $4,000; trustees accepted the resignation of Ptl. Matthew Shark effective July 27; applications for patrolman will be accepted by the Danbury Township Police Department.
  • Fire Chief Keith Kahler was excused. Charles Scott reported 77 EMS calls, 9 fire calls, 8 motor vehicle crashes and 7 fire alarm activations during June. To date in July there have been 33 EMS calls, 1 fire call, 1 motor vehicle crash and 3 fire alarm activations. Trustees approved corrosion repair to Engine 555 in the amount of $2,556.25, repairs to the Chief’s vehicle in the amount of $744.25, declared engine 582 surplus and approved the sale of 582 to Sutphen for $14,000.
  • Zoning and Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale reported the following: 30 permits were processed in June. The department went on 122 site visits and responded to 654 calls, emails and in-person inquiries. To date in July 7 permits have been processed. The BZA held two hearings on June 21 and the Zoning Commission held one hearing on June 7. Supervisory training has been completed. The BZA will hold a hearing on July 19. The Zoning Commission will not meet in July due to no cases. Mrs. Dale provided results and highlights that were obtained during the Land Use Plan Steering Committee meeting and the Community Choices workshops. She also updated the board on pending violations and complaints.
  • Trustees acknowledged 27 years of service for Chief Michael Meisler, 9 years of service for Ptl. Brad LaMarca, approved membership renewal with the Ottawa County Safety Council, signed a cemetery deed for Helen Brown, approved payroll and bills totaling $63,874.34 and approved the June financials and bank reconciliation.
  • Trustees held an executive session to discuss employment matters with the Assistant Prosecutor. 

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

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