Record of Proceedings

Minutes of Paris Township Trustees

April 2, 2018

President Reginald Stoltzfus called the meeting to order at 7:00PM at the township hall with Trustees James Kiko & Michael Stewart present as well as Stark County Commissioner Bill Smith.


Approval of Minutes

Mr. Stewart moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the last meeting & approve as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Kiko.  Approved.  Financial reports approved as printed.


Stark County Commissioner Bill Smith

Mr. Kiko said he talked to Gary Connors from the Stark County Engineer’s office concerning drainage along Crowl St. near Fox Ave.  Commissioner Smith said the county is responsible for drainage ditches according to the Ohio Revised Code.  Mr. Smith reported that the county wants to do more and smaller projects in the coming years.  Mr. Kiko ask about getting funding from the Muskingum Water Shed District.  Mr. Smith said the township should lobby for money from the water district.  He also said the commissioners are watching every dollar being spent by the county.


Road Report

Road Superintendent Todd Kirkpatrick reported he is meeting Tuesday with a bidder for the salt building.  He reported patching roads.  Culverts are to be delivered this week.  The new employee is to start work soon.  Walker Ave. needs lots of work this spring.  Mike’s Tree Trimming is working on Telpahak St.  He also said a steep driveway on Parks Ave. is running mud onto the road.


Gray Water Complaint

Mr. Stewart said he filed a gray water complaint last week.


Liberty Cemetery

Mr. Kiko reported the Liberty Cemetery expansion is almost complete


Culvert Policy Update Resolution 29-18

Mr. Stoltzfus made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kiko to approve the update to the Culvert Policy by charging $10.00 per foot to install culverts purchased by residents from someone other than Paris Township. Upon a vote, Mr. Stewart – Aye, Mr. Kiko – Aye, Mr. Stoltzfus – Aye.  Approved.


Stark Parks

Mr. Kiko said Stark Parks is to close access points along trail to prevent four wheelers from using trails.


No further business, Mr. Kiko made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stewart to adjourn and pay bills totally $28,061.06.  Approved.