Harlem Township Trustees address numerous items at October 17 meeting
The following report is culled from approved minutes of the Wednesday, October 17, Harlem Township Board of Trustees meeting submitted by Harlem Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso.
The Harlem Township Trustees met in regular session at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse on Wednesday, October 17, with trustees Jerry Paul, Bob Singer and Dave Jackson present.
Also in chambers for the session were Eldon Johnston from the Delaware County Engineer’s Office, Harlem Division of Fire Chief Dale Fling, Harlem Township Zoning Inspector David Andrian, Harlem Township Zoning Commission co-chairs Sue Rasche and Joni Manson, Ron Stacy, Vincent Fritsch and Mr. White.
Rasche wanted to know if the Trustees received the letter from the Zoning Commission regarding the watershed easement grant, supporting the City of Columbus. The trustees said they did receive the letter.
Johnston informed the trustees about changes at the Delaware County Engineers Office. He also asked if the trustees were pleased with this year’s road resurfacing project, and asked the trustees to start considering a 2013 resurfacing list.
Johnston also reported that work on Fancher Road should be complete within a week, weather permitting, and the Harlem Road Roundabout is scheduled to start in June of 2013.
Mid-meeting the trustees recessed for a public hearing for Ron Stacy, 4693 Harlem Road, Galena, to rezone 2.785 acres from AR1 agricultural residential to FR1 farm residential to allow for a lot split.
Stacy was present to answer any questions from the trustees or general public. There were no comments from the public. After review and the recommendation from the regional planning commission, the application HTZC 12–01 to rezone 2.785 acres from AR1 to FR1 was approved. The applicant was advised that the general public has 30 days to right of referendum.
When the meeting reconvened, Chief Fling reported Division of Fire runs to date: Fire 192 and EMS 245 for a total of 437.
Fling said tires have been mounted on Engine 451, and the township insurance carrier has been notified about purchase of Grange Hall.
Fling also said that The Sunbury News and The Delaware Gazette did excellent stories on the Fire Levy Renewal.
Fling said hose testing is complete with a substantial loss of 4-inch hose. He found some 4-inch hose that can be purchased from BST&G.
Andrian presented the trustees with a letter from Vericrest Financial addressing property located at 11721 Center Village Road.
Andrian also addressed the scrapping of equipment located at 5828 South Ohio 605. The resident at this address will move scrap into barns.
Mr. White of 12338 Robins Road was in chambers to explain his situation with a salvage vehicle located on this property. Mr. Andrian advised the trustees that White has made headway to conceal the vehicle.
The cemetery software is on hold for Fancher Maple Grove because of gravesite search and locating.
Paul made a motion to transfer $5,000 in the General Fund so repairs can be made at the Grange Hall. Motion passed.
After some discussion Paul made a motion to accept the bid from Siding by Clark, located at 16826 Murphy Road, Sunbury, for $5880 for siding, downspouts and gutters. Motion passed.
Jackson said a meeting is needed to clear the air for the State Project at Ohio 605 and Duncan Run Road.
Singer moved the adoption of the Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow Solid Waste Management District Plan. Motion Passed.
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 >.