Harlem Township Trustees hold regular monthly meeting
The following Harlem Township Board of Trustees meeting report was culled from approved minutes submitted by Harlem Township Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso.
On Wednesday, August 18, members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in regular session at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse, with trustees Jerry Paul, Bob Singer and Dave Jackson present.
Members of the public present for the session were Harlem Zoning Inspector Dave Andrian, Harlem Division of Fire Chief Dale Fling, Harlem Maintenance and Roads Supervisor Bart Walker, Republican candidate for Delaware County Commissioner Gary Merrill, Rob Bookman and Louise Guenther.
Merrill was in chambers to introduce himself and spoke briefly about his candidacy on the November ballot.
It was reported that Fancher and Maple Grove Cemetery data is complete; and Tattle Tale Security is in place at the Township Maintenance Building.
Walker reported that the summer dust control project is complete and 5,265 gallons of liquid asphalt was used at $1.75 per gallon, for a total cost of $9,213.75. Walker also said that Delaware County would help offset the cost of reflectivity signs; Walker is getting prices from two companies.
Chief Fling reported Division of Fire runs to date as of August 15: Fire 162, EMS 179: Total 341. Fling also said that the fire department would try to meet the deadline for EMS Fire Study State Innovation Grant.
Andrian said Delaware County received a $500,000 Moving Ohio Forward Grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to demolish vacant, abandoned and blighted homes. Harlem Township currently has 11 unoccupied structures. The trustees asked Andrian to prioritize the structures, so they can be acted upon.
The trustees agreed to proceed with a 2013 Ohio Public Works Commission Grant request for paving the 2.597-mile Green Cook Road.
The trustees also noted that parties concerned about Harlem Road gun noise control should work it out among themselves; that the township has no authority to regulate gun noise based on a response to a request for advice from the Ohio Township Association.
Harlem Township Trustees meet in regular session on the third Wednesday of every month at Harlem Township Hall, 3883 Ohio 605, immediately south of Center Village Road. All Harlem Township trustee, zoning and board of zoning appeals sessions comply with the mandates of Ohio’’s Sunshine Laws and are open to the public.
Harlem Township can be found on the World Wide Web at < harlemtwp.com >.