May 2015 Monthly Minutes

The McKean Township Trustees met for their regular meeting May 11, 2015 with Fiscal Officer Ellas and Trustees Wintermute, McInturff, Schwartzenberger answering roll call.  After the pledge to the flag chairman Schwartzenberger moved onto audience.

Andrew King stopped in to introduce himself.  He will be candidate for Prosecuting Attorney in the election next year. Chris Reamer, attorney from the prosecutor office also stopped in to introduce himself.  He stated he will be running for office next year if the current prosecutor decides to retire. The board thanked both for stopping by.

Chairman Schwartzenberger moved onto the Road Supervisor reports to allow Terry to go on out and attend to down trees from the storm we just had.  The township had one funeral recently and the men also worked on graves and cleaning up the cemetery for the upcoming holiday.  The trustees agreed to take a good look at the front fence and decide if it needed to be replaced.  Many of our roads need ditched.  The trustees stated they were very pleased with the work done so far.

New Business-After reviewing the fund balances, bank reconciliation, purchase orders and blanket certificates, all agreed by motion from Trustee McInturff to accept the reports. Motion by Trustee Wintermute, seconded Trustee McInturff, all agreed to pay today’s bills and accept the minutes.  Motion by Trustee Schwartzenberger, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all agreed to place Brian Neely on the zoning commission board replacing Maxwell.  His term will run through December 2017.

The trustees then started the review of summer road projects.  The following is a list of proposed projects dependent upon time, weather, and funds:

All trustees agreed by motion for chip/seal on S. Chatham-estimated $32,860 and Dry Creek-Burg to Loudon-estimated $21,532.

All trustees agreed for:

Chip/seal bids to be advertised for Lafayette S to Sportsman Club-estimated $13525 and Timbuk Rd-estimated $18500 or Liberty Church Rd-estimated $19,000.

The trustees then set priorities for our road department.

Riley Road-All trustees agreed to proceed with grading subgrade/building road base utilizing asphalt grindings stockpiled at the township building. Additional subgrade/building road base with asphalt grindings east of Reynolds road limited to estimated 150’-200’ long.

South Chatham-All trustees agreed to proceed with recommendation of Small’s Asphalt for undercut of area approximately 100’ x 17’. Place underdrain pipe bedded/blinded with crushed 57 gravel.  Undercut to be a minimum of 18” up to 24” and replaced with compacted 304 and/or grindings.  Trustees Schwartzenberger and McInturff agreed because of the road being closed approximately 1-2 days we would wait until after school was out the first of June.

Lafayette South-ditching followed by Lafayette North-ditching from Gosnell’s towards Sportsman Club.

Other roads on our list are Philips Rd-ditching, Sunnyside-tile, Hankinson Rd-culvert.

Mowing will be starting the first or second week of June.  The fence at the cemetery is in need of repair which will be addressed at a later time.

Our meeting will be scheduled for June 15 due to scheduled absence of the Fiscal Officer.

Motion by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Schwartzenberger, all agreed to give a 50 cent increase per hour to both part time workers.

After much discussion about the road projects for the summer, motion to adjourn by Trustee McInturff, all agreed.