President Michael Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00PM at the township hall with Trustees James Kiko & Reginald Stoltzfus present.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Kiko moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the last meeting & approve as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus. Approved. Financial reports approved as printed.
Mike Bondoni reported that he has been checking roads & the chip and seal is complete. Mowing along the roads continues. Mr. Kiko said the township should chip & seal Liberty Cemetery also.
Mr. Allan Lamb said the township should leave the Sandy Creek Fire District. Mr. Kiko said if Paris Township left the SCJFD the residents would have no fire or EMS service. Mr. Lamb was asked to attend the SCJFD meeting on Aug. 17th to voice his concerns.
Street Lighting Assessment – Resolution 38-16
Mr. Kiko moved to approve the following street light assessments. Paris – $44.00, New Franklin – $24.00, Robertsville – $40.00 per year. Seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus. Upon a vote, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Kiko – Aye, Mr. Stewart – Aye. Approved.
2017 Budget – Resolution 39-16
Mr. Kiko moved to approve the 2017 Budget in the amount of $898,560.00. Seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus. Upon A vote, Mr. Stewart – Aye, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Kiko – aye. Approved.
Township Road discussion
Mr. Kiko reported talking to Durley Excavating concerning the culvert on Freed St. Mr. Stewart will contact property owner on Freed St. Mr. Stoltzfus said he is working on a culvert policy for the township. Mr. Stewart said potholes on Crowl St. need filled & a culvert in Scenic View allotment needs fixed. Mr. Stoltzfus will check on a grant for a wood chipper.
Record Retention Policy
Mr. Stewart met with prosecutor concerning a new record retention policy for the township.
Mr. Kiko made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus, to go into executive session to discuss personnel at 8:06pm. Upon a vote, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Stewart – Aye. Mr. Kiko – Aye. Approved.
Mr. Kiko made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus, to come out of executive session at 8:14pm. Upon a vote, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Stewart – Aye. Mr. Kiko – Aye. Approved.
No further business, Mr. Kiko made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus to adjourn and pay bills totally $80,566.62. Approved. Meeting adjourned.