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.
New Franklin Roads
Diane Haws told trustees she is concerned about the speed at which drivers go through New Franklin. Mr. Stewart said Crimewatch will have the sheriff patrol that area to help slow down speeding.
Richard Pero, Osnaburg Township Trustee, presented Paris Township’s bill for the Parks Ave. chip & seal. The amount is $14,624.75.
Road Superintendent Mike Bondoni reported laying asphalt on Baird Ave. & Whitacre Ave. The boom mower has been installed on the New Holland tractor. Mowing along roads continues. Storm debris cleanup continues. Trees hanging over roads are to be removed. Street signs for Freed, Stucky & Fox have been replaced & signs are needed for Rummel and Baymount. There was one cremation burial.
Tax Rates Resolution 43-16
Mr. Kiko moved to accept the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. Seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus. Upon A vote, Mr. Stewart – Aye, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye, Mr. Kiko – aye. Approved.
Other Township business
Mr. Kiko talked to the county engineer concerning the road damage that occurred while the bridge was being replaced on Freed St. Mr. Stewart is still working with the Freed St. residents concerning culvert replace in the road right-a-way. Mr. Stewart reported Brown Township is looking over the Liberty Church St. agreement and has not signed yet.
Mr. Kiko made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stoltzfus, to go into executive session to discuss purchasing land at 8:16pm. 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 8:31pm. 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 $46,150.95. Approved. Meeting adjourned.