The McKean Township Trustees met in regular session September 11, 2017 with Trustees Wintermute, McInturff, Schwartzenberger, and Fiscal Officer Ellas answering roll call. After the pledge to the flag, chairman McInturff welcomed the audience.
Audience-Tony Lowe and Amy Shull were present to discuss the property on North St. they had purchased. The board explained our zoning allowed for a home on property with 250 feet of contiguous road frontage. The property currently has one home with some 316 feet of road frontage. It was discussed they could go before the appeal board for a variance for the road frontage needed for one more home, remove the current home, then build the new, or use the some 60 feet of road frontage for a county spec road to the back 40 some acres. They thanked the board for their discussion and would think on the options. Doug Barr stopped in to see how the chip seal roads were doing. His crew will be back probably sometime next week to take care of a few pot holes.
Road Supervisor-Fencing for the front of the cemetery was discussed. It was agreed to continue to look at options of what to do with the fence at the Fredonia Cemetery. Terry stated the work schedule is now 7-3:30 and our part time worker is now working 2 days a week. It was reported that south of the intersection of Lafayette and Cat Run Rd was torn up over the week-end by a dozer being loaded. It was agreed we would send out a bill for the road repair to the operator. Both Terry and Trustee Wintermute had been watching for a truck to replace our red truck. They will check with Robertson in the next few weeks.
Reports-The Trustees reviewed the bank reconciliation, fund balances, purchase orders and blanket certificates. Motion by Trustee Wintermute, seconded Trustee McInturff, all agreed to accept as presented.
New Business-The County Auditor and Budget Commission had sent out their tax rates for the tax year 2017 collected in 2018. After reviewing the rates, Trustee McInturff moved for the adoption of the Resolution on file in the office of the County and Township, accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor, seconded Trustee Wintermute, all voted yes. The road loan was then discussed. Motion by Trustee McInturff, seconded Trustee Schwartzenberger, all agreed to add an additional $20,000 to the principal for October.
The trustees then discussed the condition of a few roads and the need to have both trucks in running condition for the winter. With no further business before the board, motion to adjourn by Trustee Wintermute, all agreed.