March 13, 2017

The McKean Township Trustees met in regular session March 13, 2017 with Trustees McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer Ellas answering roll call.  Trustee Wintermute called in sick.  Also attending was Road Supervisor and one resident.

After the pledge to the flag, the chairman opened the meeting to the audience.

Audience-Mr. Snodgrass was present to question the trustees on his recent appeal hearing to the zoning appeal board.  The board of trustees received a letter from his attorney, which they briefly read and explained they would have the County Prosecutor answer to it.  The trustees also explained they appoint the zoning appeal board members to handle all the appeals to our zoning resolution.  The trustees cannot change the zoning appeal board decisions.  Mr. Snodgrass thanked the trustees and stated he would get back with his attorney.

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February 6, 2017

The McKean Township Trustees met February 6, 2017 as posted on the glass billboard outside of the meeting room.  Trustees Wintermute, Schwartzenberger, McInturff, and Fiscal Officer Ellas answered roll call.  After the pledge to the flag and noting we had no audience for the evening, the trustees reviewed their reports.

REPORTS-Motion by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all agreed to accept the fund balances, bank reconciliation, and blanket certificates.

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January 9, 2017

The McKean Township Trustees met January 9, 2017 for their organizational meeting,  Trustee Wintermute, McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer answering roll call.  The floor was open for nominations for president of the board for the year.  Nomination by Trustee Wintermute, seconded Trustee Schwartzenberger, all agreed for Trustee McInturff to be the board president.  President McInturff then opened the floor to resident Michael Snodgrass and neighbors Letitia Powell and family.  Resident Snodgrass explained he owned 70 acres at 2200 Dutch Lane and just recently appeared before our appeal zoning board for a variance on the road frontage.  It was explained that after 1 ½ hour meeting with the board they wanted him to keep the 177 road frontage along with the 50 foot road and acquire an additional 23 feet of road frontage  from a neighbor to be in line with McKean Township zoning requiring 250 feet of road frontage for every lot.  After everyone studied the maps that were brought in, motion by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all agreed to table any more remedies until further research could be studied.

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December 12, 2016

The Mckean Township Trustees met in regular session Monday, December 12, 2016 with Trustees Wintermute, McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer Phyllis Ellas answering roll call.  After the pledge to the flag, the trustees started with their reports for the month.

Reports-The trustees reviewed the bank reconciliation, fund balances for the month, purchase orders and blanket certificates.  Motion by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Schwartzenberger, all agreed to approve the reports as given.

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November 14, 2016

The McKean Township Trustees met in regular session November 14, 2016 with Trustees Wintermute, McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer answering roll call.  After the pledge to the flag, the trustees opened the meeting to the audience.

Audience-John Hower, Rinehart Insurance representative was present to discuss the township current insurance coverage and premium that would be due in December.  John also brought cookies for the group.  After the review of the current policy on equipment and building and noting that the policy was $22.00 higher than last year, the trustees agreed they would be paying the current premium at the next meeting for $4272.00 and thanked John for stopping in for the review.

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October 12, 2016

The McKean Township Trustees met in regular session as published in the paper and posted on the building October 12, 2016 with Trustees Wintermute, Schwartzenberger, McInturff, and Fiscal Officer answering roll call.  After the pledge to the flag, the trustees opened the meeting to the audience.

Audience-Resident Wes Dodsworth asked if the trustees could repair the ditch across the road from his home on Lundys Lane.  They agreed to have the road supervisor stop and check the ditch for possible repairs.  Della Dovenbarger, resident on Lafayette Road was in to question when the township might be able to pave the road to help eliminate the dust problem she has.  Trustee Wintermute explained that the township will be trying to lay dust pads next year on various roads.  We are currently using asphalt grindings to help hold the dust down.  Brine has been very hard to get this year because the wells were not producing as before.

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September 12, 2016

The McKean Township Trustees met in regular session September 12, 2016 with Trustees Wintermute, McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer Ellas answering roll call.  Trustee Wintermute led the group in the pledge to our flag.

Audience-Casey Curtis, newly appointed Fire Chief of Granville Twp Fire Department stopped by to introduce himself to the board and answer any questions McKean had.  He explained that the department will be run as before at the same location.  Trustee Melanie Schott from Granville explained they are now working with Granville Village looking at several locations for a joint location of police and fire.  Trustee Schott also discussed with the McKean Trustees their decision to not include Dry Creek Road in the Ohio Scenic Byway sponsored by the State.  Trustee Wintermute stated the trustees voted in June to not include our road because they felt it would encourage more traffic with cars and bicycles throughout our township.  Trustee Schott thanked the trustees and will let them know how the report to the state turns out.

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August 8, 2016

The McKean Township Trustees met in regular session August 8, 2016 with Trustee McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer Ellas answering roll call. Trustee Wintermute was absent. After the pledge to the flag, Chairman Schwartzenberger moved onto the reports for the month.

The trustees reviewed the bank reconciliation, fund balances, blanket certificates, and purchase orders. Motion by Trustee Schwartzenberger, seconded Trustee McInturff, all agreed to accept the reports as given. The Park National Bank Public Fund Agreement was then reviewed. It was noted that the agreement would be through a five year period. Motion to continue their service and sign the agreement with Park National Bank by Trustee Schwartzenberger, seconded Trustee McInturff, all agreed.

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June 24, 2016

The McKean Township Trustees met Friday, June 24, 2016 for an emergency meeting to complete a work change order for the roads as posted on the township building.
Trustees Wintermute, McInturff, and Fiscal Officer answered roll call. Also present was Smalls Asphalt and the township road supervisor.

It was discussed that making the road changes would increase the money needed to complete the job. Motion by Trustee Wintermute, seconded Trustee McInturff, both agreed to increase the loan to $250,000.00 for the 3 year term.

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June 20, 2016

The McKean Township Trustees met Monday, June 20, 2016 as published in the local paper to open bids received for road work.

Trustees Jerry Schwartzenberger, Dannette McInturff, and Fiscal Officer Phyllis Ellas answered roll call. Trustee Jeff Wintermute, absent. Also present from Shelly Co-Ross Kirk and Robert Small-Smalls Asphalt. After the pledge to the flag the trustees opened the bids and read each amount bid for each road in the bid packet. The spread sheet is attached.

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