|Marion Township trustees approve fire contracts|
|Thursday, December 26, 2013 9:05 PM|
MARION TOWNSHIP — The Marion Township Trustees held their regular scheduled meeting on Monday with the following members present: Jerry Gilden, Joseph Youngpeter and Howard Violet.
The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 16 checks totaling $7,264.44.
Road Foreman Elwer advised that the Road and Sign Inventory for December is completed.
Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees the revised Certification of all Sources for Expenditures and after review, Violet offered a resolution to accept it, which was seconded by Gilden.
Gilden offered a resolution stating that the ending balances for all funds from 2013 are sufficient until the 2014 amounts are certified from the Allen County auditor which was seconded by Violet.
Gilden made a motion to pay the trustees and fiscal officer salaries for 2014 monthly as provided by the law, to continue all wages and benefits for all employees as in the previous years and made the following statement on the township policies, “We the Board of Marion Township do resolve and proclaim our desire and intention to provide for all full-time employees, the Board of Trustees and the Fiscal Officer group benefits. These benefits will be for group major medical and group Life Insurance in conformity with the new Ohio Statute (ORC 505.6) for current and newly-elected officials and for current and newly- hired full-time employees.”
Violet seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Violet offered a resolution authorizing the Allen County Engineer’s Office to take the necessary steps with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Rail Development Commission regarding railroad crossing requirements, which was seconded by Gilden.
Violet made a motion to accept the Delphos Fire & Rescue contract as presented, which was seconded by Gilden and passed unanimously.
Violet made a motion to accept the American Township Fire & Rescue contract as presented, which was seconded by Gilden and passed unanimously.
Gilden presented a Memorandum of Understanding from the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission for approval and signature, after review the trustees agreed to sign and return.
Police Chief Vermillion advised the trustees that the MARC radios are now the property of the township.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn by Violet was seconded by Gilden and passed unanimously.