August 2005



            Newton Township Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, August 8, 2005 at 8:30 PM in the township meeting room at the fire department.  Those in attendance were; James C. Geyer and Charles R. Elson, township trustees, Bernadine E. Swingle, township clerk and Allen Deaver, fire chief.


            Minutes from last meeting were corrected to read “Shelly and Sands Co.” rather than Shelly Co. has been contracted to resurface Heckel Drive.


            Deaver reporting:


            The parking lot sealing project should be completed August 15 / 16, 2005.

            He made note of the scheduled meeting between the trustees and the entire fire department for 7:30 PM on Monday, August 22, 2005.  Also, the trustees will hold an evaluation meeting with Deaver prior to the 7:30 meeting.

            The window installation has begun and is progressing slowly.


            Trustees report:


            Geyer has been in contact with Shelly and Sands Co. re; necessary patching to be done in the Lakewood Drive and Thorn Drive areas.  It was agreed by all trustees that they would proceed with the process.

            Geyer presented to the clerk a notice drawn up for all “Rucker Road” residents to alert them as to future plans for preservation of their road.  This will be mailed to all residents on that particular road.

             Geyer noted that an employee has been registered to attend  the “Snow and Ice Control” workshop being presented through LTAP.  This will be held on September 27, 2005.


            Elson reported he has been contacted that Pete Hope Lane needs to be mowed.

Clerk noted she has had a similar call regarding Dumolt Lane.  Also, clerk received a call from Lakewood Drive with some culvert concerns.  Elson noted he would check both of these situations out.


            Old Business:


            None reported.


            New Business:


            None reported.


            Clerks’ report:


            A letter regarding “Noxious Weeds” has been received in the Avondale area.  This will be forwarded to Dozer to follow up.

            Renewal notice for employee’s health insurance has been received from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  This was approved by all trustees.

            A policy (resolution) number for the recently adopted “junk cars, noxious weeds, and other nuisance complaints” has been set at 02-05.

            Notice has been received from Frank Gates Co. that the township does not qualify for the year 2006 for group rating with OBWC.

            Notice has been received that Knowlton Stone & Material at 8205 East Pike, Norwich, OH is now open for business.


            All bills presented were deemed to be valid expenditures and were to be paid.


            Next meeting for the trustees will be held on Monday August 22, 2005 immediately following the fire department meeting.


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