The following report is culled from approved minutes of the Wednesday, April 16, Harlem Township Board of Trustees meeting submitted by Harlem Fiscal Officer Bobby Fracasso.
On Wednesday, April 16, members of the Harlem Township Board of Trustees met in regular session 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 Belinda Morgenstern; Harlem Roads and Maintenance Supervisor Bart Walker and his wife; Harlem Division of Fire Chief Dale Fling; Harlem Zoning Inspector Jon Trainer; Bob Singer; Vicki Tieche; Linda Skinner; Tom Neid; Andrew King; Harlem Zoning Commission Co-Chair Sue Rasche; Alan Czako; and Sheila Hiddleson.
Hiddleson, Health Commissioner, Delaware General Health District, was in chambers to report that the county health department had achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The Health District is one of 31 health departments nationwide and one of four in the state that have been accredited by PHAB.
Hiddleson also said if Harlem Township residents experience mosquito problems during the summer months they should call the health department and speak with Adam Howard (740-368- 1700).
Bart Walker reported that 44 bags of trash and two tires were collected in the township’s cleanup.
Sue Rasche reported that updated language to the township zoning code has been added to the township website.
Vicki Tieche talked about a Harlem School Memorial; the trustees agreed to back the project if enough funds were collected.
Jon Trainer gave a report of ongoing ORC 505 violations.
Alan Czako was appointed to serve as a member of the Harlem Township Zoning Commission.
The trustees agreed to close Duncan Run Road during construction at Ohio 605 and Duncan Run.
The trustees agreed to pay zoning secretary Sherrie Steele $12 per hour to file documents for the zoning department.
Chief Fling reported Harlem Division of Fire runs to date through April 16: Fire 56, EMS 94, Total 150.
Fling also reported that the township’s share of the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Grant, a joint grant application with the Genoa Township Fire Department and the City of Westerville Fire Division, would be $19,675.59. The trustees approved the expenditure.
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 >.