Harlem Twp. Trustees’ meeting covers variety of topics
The following report is culled from approved minutes of the Wednesday, January 23, Harlem Township Board of Trustees meeting submitted by Harlem Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso.
Members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, January 23, at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse with trustees Jerry Paul, Bob Singer and Dave Jackson present. Also in chambers for the session were Harlem Division of Fire Chief Dale Fling, Harlem Zoning Inspector David Andrian, Vicki Tieche, Louise Guenther, Belinda Mortensen and Alan Czeko.
Guenther asked the trustees if there was any contact from the Delaware County Prosecutors Office; Singer said he has heard from Mark Fowler and he was putting something together for the trustees.
Mortensen thanked the trustees for snow removal on her road. Jerry Paul said he would pass the compliment on to the maintenance department.
Tieche told the trustees that she has volunteers that will help with removal of items at the cemeteries in the spring and talked about a permanent shelter house at the township park. Tieche said the Heritage Committee would be willing to help share the cost of the shelter.
Paul reported that Harlem Maintenance & Roads Supervisor Bart Walker had 81 tons of salt ordered and delivered; that two additional recycle bins were delivered for a total of seven; trees were trimmed on Bevelheimer, Gorsuch and Adams roads; and the spreader motor on the salt spreader was replaced.
Chief Fling reported Division of Fire runs to date through January 23: Fire 7, EMS 20, total 27. Fling also noted 2012 Division of Fire runs: Fire 233, EMS 321, total 554.
Fling also presented several fire and township personnel reports to members of the board: full time pay scale for fire personnel; part time pay scale for fire personnel; total insurance costs for all employees health care; Harlem Township 2012 employee cost; Division of Fire inventory; total 2012 building permits; 2012 population estimates; and total township payroll.
Andrian said he sent a letter to David Slates stating that his 5180 Harlem Road property is in violation of the Harlem Township Zoning Ordinance.
Andrian said the nature of this violation is as follows:
Prohibited uses, and outdoor storage or unlicensed motor vehicle for a period exceeding 14 days. Andrian said any unlicensed or non-operating vehicle if stored on the premises should be enclosed within a building so it’s not visible from any adjourning property or public road.
Andrian said the car in question is visible from the roadway and was apparently used for target practice; and that he hopes the violation can be resolved in a timely manner without a citation being issued.
Andrian also said that the trustees received a letter from the Delaware County Recorder reminding them of their duty to record various zoning documents at their county Recorder office.
The trustees sent a request for engineering assistance for an intersection study of possible four-way stop signs at Miller Paul Road and Center village Road and Harlem and Center Village Roads, due to the recent fatal accident at Miller Paul and Center Village roads intersection.
The trustees also discussed concerns with the repairs of Bevelheimer and Gorsuch roads, and the status of the Ohio Public Works Commission grant application for Green Cook Road.
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.
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