The following report is culled from approved minutes of the Monday, January 5, Harlem Township Board of Trustees 2015 Reorganization Meeting submitted by Harlem Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso.
Members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in Special Session for the township’s 2015 reorganization meeting on Monday, January 5, at the Harlem Township Hall and Firehouse with trustees Jerry Paul, Dave Jackson and Carl Richison present.
Members of the public in chambers for the session were Harlem Division of Fire Chief Dale Fling, Harlem Streets and Maintenance Supervisor Bart Walker, Harlem Streets and Maintenance Worker Otis Bandy, Sue Richison and Harlem Zoning Inspector Jon Trainer.
As their opening piece of business, the trustees selected Carl Richison to serve as 2015 trustee chair; Jerry Paul will serve as vice-chair. Fling, Walker and Bandy were rehired and wages and benefits set.
The trustees agreed to pay Medicare Part B for elected officials and employees that are on the township health insurance plan; and agreed to reimburse Dave Jackson for out-of-pocket insurance premium costs per his spouse’s company insurance plan for 2015 provided that it does not exceed the average premium paid by the township.
The trustees approved a motion to reappoint Sherrie Steele to serve as Zoning Secretary for 2015 at the fee of $50.50 per meeting attended and $25.25 for each set of minutes, plus reimbursement for zoning supplies and for mileage outside the township as it pertains to zoning. Any additional work performed by the zoning secretary will be paid at $12 per hour.
Jon Trainer was reappointed as Harlem Township Zoning Inspector for 2015 at the rate of $1,040 per month. Trainer will also be reimbursed for zoning supplies. Trainer will be the township representative on the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission, Jackson will serve as DCRPC alternate.
Reappointments and appointments to the Harlem Township Zoning Commission: Joni Manson, Mike Kabler, Tom Neid, Sue Rasche, Robin Lobenstein and Alan Czako (alternate). Reappointments and appointments to the Harlem Township Board of Zoning Appeals: Roger Neibarger, Keith Campbell, Raelene Meadows, Belinda Mortensen and Michael Gloeckner.
The trustees approved a motion to pay each township zoning member, alternates and review team members $18 per meeting attended and to be paid annually.
The trustees agreed to pay township elected officials outside township mileage as it pertains to official township business at the rate of 50 cents per mile, to be paid annually; and agreed to pay registration fees, mileage and other related expenses for township elected officials to attend the 2015 State Convention in Columbus.
It was noted that complete copies of the Harlem Township Zoning Resolution are available at Community Library in Sunbury, Westerville Library, Delaware Law Library, Delaware City Library, Delaware County Recorder’s Office, Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office, Delaware County Regional Planning Office and Delaware County Building Department.
Harlem Township’s total 2015 appropriations were set at $2,397,300.
Harlem Township Trustees meet in regular session on the third Wednesday of every month at Harlem Township Hall, 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 >.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093
Information for this story came from the approved minutes of the Monday, January 5, Harlem Township Board of Trustees 2015 Reorganization Meeting submitted by Harlem Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso.