October 2005


             Newton Township trustees met October 27, 2005 at 7:00 PM at the Newton Township meeting room at the township fire department.  Those in attendance were:  Derek J. Dozer, Charles R. Elson, and James C. Geyer, township trustees and Bernadine E. Swingle, township clerk.

             Meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by chairperson; Derek Dozer.

             Agenda was approved as presented.

             Minutes were approved as presented.

             Public Participation; nothing. 

            Fire Department:  The stucco work to the outside of the building is progressing, but has not been completed at this time.

            The Air Compressor used to fill air tanks has been serviced by Finley Fire.

             Trustees Report:

             Geyer reporting; A fence surrounding the cemetery at the boundary of Norma Lent property in Fultonham has been estimated to be replaced at the cost of $300.00 -$350.00 and will be done by township employees in the near future.

            Shelly and Sands has not yet completed the blacktopping in Broadvue 2.  This is expected to be done in the next week.  Also, Geyer has contacted the company to spot finish a problem area at the intersection of Panther Drive and Darlington Road.  This was satisfactory with the company.

             Elson reporting; nothing to report.

             Dozer reporting; there is the need of a culvert being installed on Payne Rd.  Pictures were presented by Dozer of problems arising from trash, garbage and junk cars at a property in Ironspot.  A certified letter will be sent to this party requesting cleaning up debris, noxious weeds and trash.

            Pictures were also presented of a Madison Street building in Avondale.  This area will be posted for clean up as there has been no response from certified letters sent to owners of same.

            The Powell Drive area in question at the last meeting has been cleaned up to a degree.  It was agreed by all trustees this will be sufficient for this season, but further action may be necessary in spring of 2006.

             Old Business:  none reported.

             New Business:  none reported

             Clerk Report

            Expenses were discussed for the old fire department on Limestone Valley Road for the past 10 months.  Two letters of information from the Muskingum County Association were copied and presented to each of the trustees.  These contained info. Regarding the upcoming annual banquet to be held November 17, 2005 at Timber Run Grange and the possibility of using UAN computers.

            Contact has been made with a company to proceed with application for money needed for purchase of a new medic in 2006.  First payment on the money would be due in May, 2006.  All three trustees agreed to proceed with this arrangement.

            A letter has been received from “Countrytyme” land specialists in Grove City requesting their presence at the next township meeting in November.  The clerk will advise them as to the correct date of same.

            Two letters have been received from OBWC on a township employee.

            A letter of intent from the Muskingum County Commission was copied and presented to each of the trustees to inform them of upcoming meetings with same.

            A letter and minutes from the Muskingum County Commissioners meeting with the Pitcocks and neighbors re; the ownership of their road was presented to the trustees for their review.

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

             The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 7:00 PM at the township meeting room.  Notice has been posted on the fire department door.  Also, notice has been sent to the Times Recorder as to the change of the regular meeting times.

             Meeting adjourned at 8:05PM.


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