May 8, 2017

The McKean Township Trustees met in regular session May 8, 2017 with Trustees Wintermute, McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer answering roll call. After the pledge to the flag, the chairman opened the floor to the audience.

Judge David Stansbury, Municipal Court, was present to talk to the board about the use of workers in need of community service.  It was explained that Tony Phillips, Sheriff Deputy, was in charge of the workers Monday, Tuesday and part of Wednesday from 8-3:30.  The Trustees thanked him for stopping in and stated McKean would be interested in using a few and would contact his office.  The Zoning Commission members had just ended their work session and agreed to make one change to article 8, section 8.3 of our zoning resolution.  The word contiguous will be added to the road frontage to make it more coincide with residential zoning.

The Trustees then reviewed the fund balances, bank reconciliation, purchase orders and blanket certificates.  Motion to accept the reports as presented made by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all agreed.

The bonding company for Park National Bank sent additional paperwork for signatures on our loan.  All Trustees and Fiscal Officer signed all papers necessary to make the change from half year payments to monthly payments.

The road supervisor was not present for the meeting but left notes as to material needed to chip seal parts of Hankinson, Lafayette, and Mt. Herman. Trustee Wintermute will check prices for this job of approximately 2 mile of our roads. Trustee McInturff agreed to contact the engineer office with the signed request for engineering assistance for Phillips and Riley Road speed limit.

The Trustees signed all of the monthly bills and reviewed the minutes.  Motion by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all agreed to accept as presented.

Discussion then turned to zoning.  Zoning Inspector stated the resident on Phillips Rd had been contacted about his living quarters and a house will be built.  The resident on Chestnut Hills has been sent notice of 2 junk vehicles parked on the property.  Further checking will be done about the property in Highwater.  It was discussed that the property is in the residential zoning district.  The zoning inspector was also asked to check out property on St Rt 661.

The Trustees then discussed road conditions and the Fiscal Officer agreed to contact Smalls Asphalt regarding Lundy’s Lane condition.  Trustees also discussed speed limit on a portion of Riley Road from Reynolds Rd to Wince which is unimproved and has many hills.  Due to the default 55mph speed limit, Licking County Engineer has denied a property owner driveway access for new home construction.  Kurt Simross, LC Engineer’s office recommended reducing speed to 45 mph which would improve line of sight distance and allow driveway installation.  Motion to reduce speed limit to 45 mph made by Trustee McInturff, seconded by Trustee Wintermute, all agreed.  Trustee McInturff will follow thru with paperwork to Licking County Engineer.  Motion to adjourn by Trustee Wintermute, seconded Trustee McInturff, all agreed.