Record of Proceedings

Minutes of Paris Township Trustees

May 16, 2016

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.

 

Stark County Commissioner Candidate

Bill Smith who is running for Stark County Commissioner talked about his experience as Canton Township Trustee & local business owner.  He discussed various ways of saving the county money and using resources better.

 

Blind Intersections

Duane Smith asked if anything could be done concerning blind intersections in the township.  Mr. Stoltzfus said that a new sign grant will provide for warning signs at dangerous intersections and blind spots.  Mr. Stewart said that the county is in charge of speed limits in the township.  Mr. Kiko said the township uses the right-a-way as much as possible to make the roads safe.

 

Grave Digging at Cemeteries

Don Gram reported that the current grave digger leaving the dirt too high on the graves for mowing.  Mr. Kiko said he is not pleased with the current contractor.  Mr. Stewart said he has heard many complaints also.

 

Grave Digging Resolution 32-16

Mr. Stewart moved to have the road crew return to digging graves.  Seconded by Mr. Kiko.  Upon a vote, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Stewart – Aye. Mr. Kiko – Aye. Approved.

 

Truck Bed Resolution 33-16

Mr. Stoltzfus made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kiko, to approve increasing the cost by $300.00 to repair the truck bed.  Upon a vote, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Stewart – Aye. Mr. Kiko – Aye. Approved.

 

Donate Food Equipment Resolution 34-16

Mr. Stoltzfus made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kiko, to approve donating food equipment to the Paris Community Association.  Upon a vote, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Stewart – Aye. Mr. Kiko – Aye. Approved.

 

Township Roads

Dave Ramsey would like Calway Ave. fixed at the southern end.  Mr. Stoltzfus said a township resident would like Liberty Church St. fixed in the Brown Township part of the street.  Trustees will contact Brown Township Trustees concerning the issue.

 

Paris Crime Watch

Mr. Stewart reported a pig will be raffled off with the proceeds going to fund patrols in Paris Township.

 

No further business, Mr. Kiko made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus to adjourn and pay bills totally $9,899.77.  Approved.  Meeting adjourned.