The Margaretta Township Trustees met in regular session on October 4,
2007. Present were Mr. Riesterer, Mr. Pooch with Mr. Bias arriving later
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Pooch to accept the minutes, as
presented by the Fiscal Officer, from the September 20, 2007 meeting. Vote:
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Pooch to accept the financial
reports that were presented by the Fiscal Officer. Vote: all ayes.
Mr. Riesterer moved to approve and sign warrants 6985-7043 that were
presented by Fiscal Officer, Mary Ann Lindsley. Vote: all ayes.
Mr. Dave Price presented a letter asking for the $2000 back that was
being held in a segregated account by the Margaretta Township Trustees in
regards to Case 2002-CV-438. He said that he had complied with all the
stipulations set forth in the “Consent Decree”
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Pooch to accept the correspondence
presented by Mr. David Price. Vote: all ayes.
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Pooch to contact Legal Council to
look over the paperwork. Vote: all ayes. The money that was being held from
Mr. Price is actually being held by the Erie County Courts.
Chief Keimer gave his monthly report to the Trustees. He discussed the
purchase of new radios with the Trustees. Tom also mentioned that he had
attended a BWC conference along with Jim Neill. He said that we need to be
sure we have job descriptions for all jobs, and that we spell out what light
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Pooch to hire Michael Jesberger as a
full time Firefighter effective October 13, 2007, at a rate of $12.93/hr
(based on 56 hr week) under Class C with medic bonus, he will be on
probation for 1 year. Vote: all ayes.
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Bias to purchase 5 radios and 4
heads for a cost of $4250, plus shipping, from Charlie R”s. Vote: all
Mr. Riesterer mentioned that he had someone ask him about making Rt 4
near Mason Rd a no engine brake zone. Mr. Riesterer suggested making all of
Rt 4 in Margaretta Township a no engine brake zone. He will check with the
county on this.
The trustees also discussed the speed limits on several roads.
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Bias to contact Erie County Engineer
requesting a speed limit survey for Maple Ave north of Rt. 101 and also for
the western half of Rogers Rd. Vote: all ayes.
The Council of Government meeting for next Monday has been cancelled.
Jude Hammond, from Margaretta Schools will come to our October 18, 2007
meeting to discuss the school’s upcoming levy that is on the November
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Bias to go into executive session
with the Trustees, Fiscal Officer and Chief Keimer to discuss personnel.
Roll Call Vote: Mr. Bias- yes, Mr. Riesterer- yes and Mr. Pooch- yes.
Mr. Bias moved, seconded by Mr. Riesterer to return to our regular
meeting. Roll Call Vote: Mr. Bias- yes, Mr. Riesterer- yes and Mr. Pooch-
Jim Neill gave his road/cemetery report. He had the paperwork for the
2008 Issue II application. Jim is proposing applying for the resurfacing of
Briarcrest, Rockwood, Newberry Ave, Portland Ave, Sandusky Ave and Wagner
St. at of estimated total cost of $137,000. If we receive this our cost
should be around $68,500.
Jim said that his road mowing is almost done, and that they have started
Everything seems to be completed on the Homegardner Rd. Issue II Project.
We need to plant some trees there.
Mr. Neill mentioned that a Mrs. Gast had purchased a cemetery lot and has
asked if we would purchase it back.
The trustees tabled the issue of Mrs. Gast’s cemetery lot.
Mr. Bias moved to pass Resolution 2007-19 authorizing Timothy Riesterer
to apply and enter into an agreement for the 2008 Issue II project, which
would include the resurfacing of Birarcrest, Rockwood, Newberry Ave,
Portland Ave, Sandusky Ave. and Wagner St. Roll Call Vote: Mr. Bias-yes, Mr.
Riesterer- yes and Mr. Pooch- yes.
Tom Johnson – zoning report Tom have a sample of paperwork regarding
Everything has been cleaned up at 6118 Parker Rd.
Mr. Riesterer moved, seconded by Mr. Bias to place Jan Daly on a 2 week
suspension starting October 4, 2007, followed by 6 month probation during
which time she would be working 1 shift per week and to have remedial
training, as specified by the dispatch supervisor and the Fire Chief. Vote:
Mr. Bias moved, seconded by Mr. Riesterer to adjourn. Vote: all ayes.
The meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.