Minutes of Meeting, July 27, 2015

On July 27, 2015, the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees held a Regular Board Meeting at the Shawnee Township Administration Building, 2530 Fort Amanda Rd., Lima, Ohio.

Chairperson Dave Belton called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM. A brief moment of silence was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call indicated those present as follows: Chairperson Dave Belton, Trustee Chris Seddelmeyer, Vice-Chair Russ Holly, Fiscal Officer Stephanie Hoffer, Road Supt. Howard Gray, Zoning Inspector Mark Bishop, Legal Advisor Clay Balyeat, and Fire Chief Todd Truesdale. Police Chief Mike Keith was absent.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Holly made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held July 13, 2015, Mrs. Seddelmeyer seconded, and the motion carried 3-0. Mrs. Seddelmeyer made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Budget Hearing held July 13, 2015, Mr. Holly seconded, and the motion carried 3-0.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

Discussion: • Resolution for Police Dept. Levy was submitted to the Board of Elections • Final Budget approved by the Township Board of Trustees was submitted to the Allen County Auditor

LEGAL ADVISOR

Discussion: • Hume Supply (Worker sleeping in truck)

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Tom Stewart, 3265 S. Dixie Hwy., Lima, Ohio

   Mr. Stewart addressed the Board of Trustee requesting more time to move the dirt mound that is encroaching on his neighbor Harry Baber’s property stating if he did the work within the 30 day period required there would be more problems with mud and erosion. Mr. Stewart hired Brad Core, Engineer Consultant, who was present at this meeting. Brad said he will draw up a plan recommended by Allen Soil and Water Conservation District and bring the plan to the Board of Trustees by the end of August for their approval, and asked that Mr. Stewart be given a time frame of between now and May 31st for moving trees and moving the mound of dirt to meet property line specifications. The Board of Trustees asked Mr. Core to have plans available at the August 24th Regular Board Meeting, and that he submit a formal letter to the Trustees in regards to the request. A motion by Mr. Holly to grant a 30 day extension for Mr. Stewart was seconded by Mrs. Seddelmeyer and the motion carried 3-0.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Joe Brown, 1669 Frail Rd., Lima, Ohio 45806

Mr. Brown addressed the Board of Trustees requesting more time to move a vehicle in his back yard that is in violation of Township Zoning. Mr. Brown said he is in the process of building a storage unit which he plans to have completed in month for storing the vehicle. Mrs. Seddelmeyer motioned the Board grant Mr. Brown a 30 day extension for moving the vehicle, Mrs. Holly seconded, and the motion passed. Zoning Inspector Mark Bishop said he will send a letter in regards to the extension.

TRUSTEES BUSINESS

Resolution # 84-15       A Resolution Authorizing Approval of the Minutes from the Tax Incentive Review Council and Amendments to the following Enterprise Zone (EZ) Agreements based on the Recommendations of the Tax Incentive Review Council and Declaring this Act an Emergency

WHEREAS, the County held a Tax Incentive Review Council Meeting on March 19, 2015 and Shawnee Township was present to review all tax abatement agreements within Shawnee Township (Zone #233) through the annual State Report; WHEREAS, the following recommendations were made in order to assure that all companies remain in compliance and receive the full abatement as outlined in the Enterprise Zone Agreement; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Trustees of Shawnee Township, Allen County, State of Ohio, a two-thirds majority of all members thereto concurring that: SECTION I: The Enterprise Zone Agreement for PCS Nitrogen Ohio LP (formerly Arcadian Ohio LP) #233-96-01 (1997) be continued. SECTION II: The Enterprise Zone Agreement for PCS Nitrogen Ohio LP #233-09-04 (2009) be continued. SECTION III: The Enterprise Zone Agreement for Lima Refining Corp/ Husky #233-09-03 (2009) be continued. SECTION IV: The Enterprise Zone Agreement for CR Properties/Tuttle Services # 233-08-03 (2008) be continued. SECTION V: The Enterprise Zone Agreement for Ineos #233-11-01 (2011) be continued. SECTION VI: The Enterprise Zone Agreement for ALPLA #233-07-01 (2007) be modified to include Shawnee Township. SECTION VII: The Enterprise Zone Agreement for Sign Source/ JRP Signs, LLC #233-08-02 (2008) be modified to include Shawnee Township. SECTION VIII: This Resolution must receive the approval by the Board of Commissioners of Allen County and be forwarded to the Ohio Department of Taxation, Ohio Development Services Agency, and County Auditor within fifteen days of approval in order to be finalized. This Resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, welfare, and safety of the Township. This Resolution shall take effect and be in full force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Trustees. A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution #84-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

Resolution # 85-15      Family Medical Leave for Matthew Briggs

Be it Resolved, that the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees hereby authorizes Matthew Briggs to begin Family Medical leave (FMLA) on July 17, 2015 in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act. A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution 85-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

Resolution # 86-15       Renewal of Township Liability Insurance through OTARMA

  Be it Resolved, that the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the renewal of the Township’s liability Insurance through Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority (OTARMA) at a cost of $49,200.00 and as attached hereto. A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution 86-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

Resolution # 87-15      Proposed Revision and Amendment to the Shawnee Township Zoning Resolution Text concerning: 1701-Parking of Recreational Vehicles,; 1711-Fence Restrictions; 1708-Regulation of Swimming Pools as Accessory Uses; 1715-Garage Sales; and 601.1 Zoning Permits Required.

WHEREAS…On June 16, 2015 the Lima/Allen County Regional Planning Commission; Developmental Controls Committee reviewed and partially accepted the petition from the Shawnee Township Zoning Commission to amend the Shawnee Township Zoning Text, Under Articles 1701-Parking of Recreational Vehicles, 1711-Fence Restrictions, and 1715-Garage Sales. Parking of Recreation Vehicles and Garage Sales was recommended for approval by the DCC however, Fence Restrictions was denied, based on issues on height should remain 4 feet, no requirement for fencing around swimming pools as other means of protection are available, and other means such as soft barriers are more conducive to neighborhood aesthetics. WHEREAS…..On June 29, 2015 the Shawnee Township Zoning Commission conducted an open and public hearing at the Shawnee Township Administration Building, 2350 Ft. Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio for the purpose revising 3 articles of the Shawnee Township Zoning Text concerning the specific articles of: 1701-Parking of Recreational Vehicles, 1711-Fence Restrictions, 1708-Regulation of Swimming Pools as Accessory Uses, and 1715-Garage Sales. Article 1708-Regulations for Swimming Pools was added during the meeting as discussed with the removal of the 6 foot requirement around swimming pools would require change in this article as well. WHEREAS…After conducting a public hearing of the Shawnee Township Zoning Commission, and Open / Public Meeting by the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees, the following revisions to the Shawnee Township Zoning Test shall be adopted: 1. Section 1701 – PARKING OF RECREATION VEHICLES- The parking or storing of any recreation vehicle or any trailer in any accessory building or in a side or back yard, but not the front yard, shall be permitted in any district, provided no living quarters shall be maintained nor any business conducted in such vehicle unless otherwise stated by Subdivision Convents and Restrictions. The period of time a recreation vehicle or trailer is permitted to remain on/at a residential property, other than for parking or storing of the vehicle relates to a temporary time period such as or the preparation of the vehicle for off-site usage and the cleaning of the vehicle upon returning. This temporary time period that the vehicle is permitted to remain on the property which shall be substantially present or located thereon shall not exceed forty-eight (48) hours. 2. 1711- FENCE RESTRICTIONS - As used in this Section, a fence is generally a barrier intended to create privacy or protection, confine pets, and define the boundaries of a property. Fences may be constructed of wood, vinyl, brick, stone, steel, aluminum, as well as other materials. Fences and walls are interchangeable for the purposes of this Section. 1711.1 The installation of fences in residential zoned districts shall conform to the requirements of any subdivision deed restrictions, neighborhood association covenants, and PUD restrictions. These restrictions shall supersede applicable zoning restrictions. Deed restriction information is available at the Allen County Recorder’s Office. 1711.2 In residentially zoned districts, fences must have sufficient clearance from property line as to allow for the maintenance and upkeep for both sides of the fence. 1711.3 For fences installed on property lines, it shall be the property owner’s responsibility to obtain written permission from the adjoining property owners where the fence is located agreeing to care, maintenance, and upkeep of the fence. 1711.4 No fence is to be constructed within any utility easement, road right-of-way, abandoned roadway, alleyway, or water drainage culvert / basin. 1711.5 Fences must not obstruct sight of oncoming traffic. Fences may not be higher than thirty two inches (32”) within the Sight Triangle. See Appendix A-09, Illustration I. 1711.6 All fences in residential, commercial, and industrial zoned locations are considered structures for the purpose of constructing or siting. A no-cost zoning permit shall be required prior to installation detailing the fence heights, toppers if applicable, lengths, spacing, construction material, locations, property lines defined, setbacks, and total cost of project. 1711.7 In residential zoned locations, fences constructed as screens for privacy may be built to a maximum of six-(6) feet in height, subject to applicable deed, neighborhood, or PUD restrictions. Barbed wire, razor wire, and similar materials, as well as electric fences, are not permitted. 1711.8 In residential zoned locations, no fence shall be erected nearer to the street than the front of the fence owner’s house. 1711.9 Decorative yard ornaments having some of the elements of a fence, but not serving the ordinary function of a fence, may be located as near as the road right-of way. Examples would be split rail posts and rails marking the front corners of a property, low stone walls surrounding a front porch or patio, and wood or stone retaining walls integrated into landscaping in a sloped yard are examples of decorative yard ornaments. 1711.10 Fences in Agricultural zoned locations, and utilized for agricultural purposes may be constructed to a maximum height of twelve-(12) feet. All other restrictions concerning fencing are waived. 1711.11 A security fence in manufacturing and commercial districts shall be at a minimum height of six-(6) feet; not to exceed nine (9) feet including the barbwire. Barbwire can project outward as long as the barbwire topper does not encroach past the property line. The security fence will be maintained in good condition and free of all advertising signs and other signs so as not to impair vision. 1711.12 All fences shall have the finished side (flush) facing outwards. 1711.13 Fences in all zoned locations shall be maintained in good condition, kept up in repair, repaired if needed timely, and kept free of debris, weeds, and vegetation. A working gate and lock shall be required to allow access to/from. Fences shall be painted, treated, or other suitable form of preventive maintenance measure utilized to maintain its condition and reduce decay. 3. 1708.2 – PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS No private swimming pool, exclusive of portable swimming pools with a diameter of less than twelve (12) feet or with an area of less than one hundred (100) square feet, shall be allowed in any residential district or commercial district except as an accessory use, and shall comply with the following requirements: a. The pool is intended to be used and is used solely for the enjoyment of the occupants of the property on which it is located and their guests; b. The pool may be located anywhere on the premises except in required front yards, provided that it shall not be located closer than fifteen (15) feet to any property line; and, c. The swimming pool or the entire property upon which it is located shall be walled or fenced in such a manner as to prevent uncontrolled access by children from the street and from adjacent properties. No such fence shall be greater than four (4) feet in height, and shall be maintained in good condition with a gate and lock. 4. Section 1715- GARAGE SALES- Garage sales, which for the purposes of this Section shall include yard sales, barn sales, and similar activities, may be permitted within any district in which dwellings are permitted. There may be two-(2) such sales at any location within a calendar year whether conducted by an individual, family, group, group of families, neighborhood organization, or community organization and shall not exceed three-(3) consecutive days. Adequate legal parking must be available and provided. Signs must conform to requirements of Section 1804.10. a. Township residents shall obtain a permit application at Shawnee Township Administration Building, Zoning Office or available on line by going to shawneetownship.com / zoning and completing a no cost application. This application is to be completed and returned to the Zoning Inspectors office via public mail, fax, hand delivered, or e-mailed one week prior to intended date of the sale. A copy of this application/permit shall be posted at the sale site and copy kept on file in the zoning inspector’s office for a period of one calendar year. b. For a group, group of families, neighborhood organization, or community organization only one (1) application will be required, with only one named individual listed on the application for each sale opportunity. 5. 601.1-ZONING PERMITS REQUIRED- ADD - 601.1(J) A zoning permit is required for fences in all zoned districts (Section 1711). DELETE- 601.2(C) – Fences and Walls (Delete Language) BE IT RESOLVED….In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 519.12 the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees hereby submits a motion to adopt the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, as well as modifications discussed during open hearing to amend the Shawnee Township Zoning Text, for Articles: 1701-Parking of Recreational Vehicles, 1711-Fence Restrictions, 1708-Regulation of Swimming Pools as Accessory Uses, and 1715-Garage Sales; Article 1708-Regulations for Swimming Pools, and Article 601.1-Zoning Permits Required. A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution 87-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

Resolution # 88-15       Recommendation for rezoning of 354 parcels in Shawnee Township that is currently zoned as Agriculture to Current Land Use of either R-I or RI-H –Single Family Designation.

WHEREAS…On April 7th, 2015 the Lima / Allen County Regional Planning Commission, Developmental Controls Committee heard the petition from the Shawnee Township Zoning Commission for the recommendation of rezoning 354 parcels in Shawnee Township that is currently zoned as Agriculture and to meet its current use as either R1, R1H or RIIH designations. After review of the recommendations, the petitions were passed by the Developmental Controls Committee and forward to Zoning Commission for public hearing. WHEREAS…..On June 29, 2015 the Shawnee Township Zoning Commission conducted an open and public hearing at the Shawnee Township Administration Building, 2350 Ft. Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio for the purpose hearing the petitions for the rezoning of various residential parcels in Shawnee Township from Agriculture designation to R1, or RIH- Single Family designations to be consistent with current land use. These parcels were identified and located as follows: 1. Meadowlands Subdivision 1&2, there are 43 parcels identified that does not reflect the current land use. The parcels meet Shawnee Township R-I zoning requirements, it is recommended that the zoning be changed from Agricultural (A) to R-I single-family. 2. Pond View Estates Subdivision, there is 1-one parcel that does not reflect the current land use. The parcel meets Shawnee Township R-I zoning requirements, it is recommended that the zoning be changed from Agricultural (A) to R-I single-family. 3. Amanda Lakes Subdivision, there are 41 parcels that does not reflect current land use. The parcels meet the Shawnee Township R-I zoning requirements, it is recommended that the zoning be changed from Agricultural (A) to R-I single-family. 4. Fox Run Estates Subdivision, there are 18 parcels that does not reflect the current land use and there are additionally four-(4)other parcels that do not meet Shawnee Township R-I zoning parcel “area requirements”, it is recommended that the zoning be changed from Agricultural (A) to R-IH single-family. 5. Breezewood Estates Subdivision, there are 36 parcels that does not reflect current land use. The parcels meet Shawnee Township R-I zoning requirements, it is recommended that the zoning be changed from Agriculture (A) to R-I single-family. 6. Fairwood Estates Subdivision, there are 179 parcels that does not reflect current land use. Because of insufficient parcel area and width, the parcels within Fairwood Estates 4, 5 and 6-A do not meet Shawnee Township A, R-I or R-II zoning requirements; thus, it is recommended that parcels within Fairwood Estates 4, 5 and 6-A be zoned as R-IH. In addition, because all other parcels in Fairwood Estates No. 1 Replat; Fairwood Estates No. 2 and No. 3; Masters Circle 1st, 2nd and 4th Additions) do not meet Shawnee Township Agricultural zoning requirements but meet R-I zoning requirements, it is recommended that the zoning be changed from Agricultural (A) to R-I single-family. 7. Timberland #2 and #3 Subdivision, has 36 parcels that does not reflect current land use. Because of insufficient parcel area, the parcels within SH-07-15 do not meet Shawnee Township A, R-I and R-II zoning requirements; thus, it is recommended that these parcels be zoned R-I-H. WHEREAS…The Shawnee Township Zoning Commission after review and discussion with the committee members, along with input from Regional Planning Commission Director, Shawnee Township Trustees and members of the general public voted and approved the recommendations for proposed rezoning of these identified parcels and referred the matter to the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees for a second public hearing. WHEREAS…The Shawnee Township Board of Trustees conducted an open and public hearing on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9:00AM to hear the petition for rezoning of the 354 parcels in Shawnee Township. The Shawnee Township Board of Trustees having reviewed the recommendations of the Zoning Commission, Regional Planning Commission, and members of the general public, accepts the petition recommendation and move the matter for passage. BE IT RESOLVED….In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 519.12 the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees hereby submits a motion to adopt the recommendation of the Zoning Commission and Regional Planning Commission on the proposed rezoning of the 354 parcels identified in Shawnee Township from Agriculture designation to R1 and R1H Single Family Residential designation. The effective date of this adopted resolution by the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees shall be on the 27th day of August, in the year 2015. A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution 88-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

Resolution # 89-15      PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP ZONING RESOLUTION TEXT, DATED JUNE 25, 2012 under ARTICLE XIX, AREA AND BULK REQUIREMENTS, Section 1900 – RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS – SCHEDULE OF REGULATIONS.

WHEREAS…Shawnee Township Zoning Text Dated June 25, 2012 shall be revised and amended to reflect the addition of RIH and RIIH zoning districts; this to include revision to the schedule of regulations to incorporate RIH and RIIH (Historical Designations) zoning districts as well as minimum lot widths, set-backs, square footage, and maximum height of structures as detailed in Article 1900 of the Shawnee Township Zoning Text. WHEREAS…On June 16, 2015 the Lima/Allen County Regional Planning Commission; Developmental Controls Committee reviewed and accepted the petition from the Shawnee Township Zoning Commission to amend the Shawnee Township Zoning Text, Under Article XIX(Area and Bulk Requirements), Section 1900-(Residential and Agricultural Districts- Schedule of Regulations) to include the designation of (H)- for Historical designations to R-1 and RII Residential Zoned Districts which were parcels in the former Fort Shawnee Municipal Corporation and parcels in Shawnee Township that do not meet current Shawnee Township Zoning requirements. WHEREAS...On June 29, 2015 the Shawnee Township Zoning Commission conducted an open and public hearing at the Shawnee Township Administration Building, 2350 Ft. Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio for the purpose of hearing the petitions proposed amendment to the Shawnee Township Zoning Text to reflect the addition of RIH and RIIH zoning districts; this to include revision to the schedule of regulations to incorporate RIH and RIIH (Historical Designations) zoning districts as well as minimum lot widths, set-backs, square footage, and maximum height of structures as detailed in Article 1900 of the Shawnee Township Zoning Text. WHEREAS…The Shawnee Township Zoning Commission held a vote after review of the petition, and with input from those in attendance, did recommended passage of this revision and forward the petition to the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees for a second public hearing, in accordance with 519.12 of the Ohio Revised Code. WHEREAS…The Shawnee Township Board of Trustees conducted an open and public hearing on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9:00AM to hear the petition for changes to amend the Shawnee Township Zoning Text, Under Article XIX (Area and Bulk Requirements), Section 1900-(Residential and Agricultural Districts- Schedule of Regulations) to include the designation of (H)- for Historical designations to R-1 and RII Residential Zoned Districts. WHEREAS…The Shawnee Township Board of Trustees has reviewed the recommendations of the Zoning Commission, Regional Planning Commission, and members of the general public, accepts the petition recommendation and move the matter for passage. BE IT RESOLVED….In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 519.12 the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees hereby submits a motion to adopt the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, to amend the Shawnee Township Zoning Text, dated June 25, 2012 under ARTICLE XIX, AREA AND BULK REQUIREMENTS, Section 1900 – RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS – SCHEDULE OF REGULATIONS. A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution 89-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

Resolution # 90-15       Declaration of Public Nuisance and Ordering Abatement

WHEREAS Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87 declares that a Board of Township Trustees may provide for the abatement, control, or removal of vegetation, garbage, refuse, and other debris from land in the township, if the board determines that the owner's maintenance of that vegetation, garbage, refuse, or other debris constitutes a nuisance. WHEREAS Un-controlled vegetation and/or refuse and debris that constitute a nuisance were reported at the properties listed below in accordance with ORC 505.87: 1408 Southwood Drive Tax Parcel # L35 46-0203-01-010.000 Owner of Record: William P. Altenbach 1000 Daniels Avenue Tax Parcel # L35 46-0206-09-001.000 Owner of Record: Clarence L. & Linda L. Jones 1904 Frail Road Tax Parcel # L35 46-2307-03-019.000 Owner of Record: Vorobyov Oleksiy 1932 Jo Jean Road Tax Parcel #L35 46-2307-02-010.000 Owner of Record: Hans & Betty Blumenstein 1522 Wilson Avenue Tax Parcel # L35 46-0304-02-038.000 Tax Parcel # L35 46-0304-02-037.000 Owner of Record: Robert L. Cornwell Jr. & Keely G. Cornwell Dixie Hwy/ Jo Jean Road Tax Parcel # L35 46-2308-01-001.000 Owner of Record: Crown Enterprises, Inc. WHEREAS the Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87 provides that, at least seven days prior to providing for the abatement, control or removal of any vegetation, garbage, refuse or debris, the Board of Trustees shall notify the owner of the land and any holders of liens of record upon the land; and, WHEREAS Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87 provides that, if the Board of Trustee determines within twelve consecutive months after a prior nuisance determination that the same owner’s maintenance of vegetation, garbage refuse, or other debris on the same land in the Township constitutes a nuisance, at least four days prior to providing for the abatement, control or removal of the nuisance, the Board must send notice of the subsequent nuisance determination to the landowner and to any lienholders of record by first class mail; and, WHEREAS In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87, the Township Trustees have the authority to contract to abate the nuisances and have the costs incurred assessed to the property tax bill; and, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED (1) That the Board specifically finds and hereby determines that the uncontrolled growth of vegetation and/or the refuse and debris on each of the said properties listed above constitutes a nuisance within the meaning of Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87, and the Board Directs that notice of this action be given to owners of the said property and lienholders in the manner required by Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87; and; (2) That the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees hereby orders the owners of said property to remove and abate the nuisances within seven days after notice of this order is given to the owners and lienholders of record, and within four days after notice of this order is given to the owners and lienholders of record for properties previously determined to be a nuisance. If said nuisances are not removed and abated by the said owners, or if no agreement for removal and abatement is reached between the Township and the owners and lienholders of record within four or seven days after notice is given, Shawnee Township shall cause the nuisances to be removed, and the Township shall notify the County Auditor to assess such costs plus administrative expenses to the property tax bills for the said parcel, as provided in Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87. A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution 90-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

Mr. Holly motioned for the Board to amend the agenda to include Resolution # 91-15

Resolution # 91-15       Schedule of Fees for Abatement WHEREAS Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87 declares that a Board of Township Trustees may provide for the abatement, control, or removal of vegetation, garbage, refuse, and other debris from land in the township, if the board determines that the owner's maintenance of that vegetation, garbage, refuse, or other debris constitutes a nuisance; and WHEREAS Shawnee Township shall cause the nuisances to be removed, and the Township shall notify the County Auditor to assess such costs plus administrative expenses to the property tax bills for the said parcel, as provided in Ohio Revised Code Section 505.87. FURTHER Shawnee Township has the authority to use Township resources, employees, and equipment to remove the nuisances, and have the costs incurred assessed to the property tax bill; THEREFORE the Shawnee Township Board of Trustees hereby adopts the following Schedule of Fees for Abatements for nuisances removed using Township Employees and Equipment Schedule of Fees for Abatement Cost for use of Personnel: Regular Hourly Rate Overtime Hourly Rate C. Jordan $21.70 $32.55 M. Keiber $21.34 $32.01 A. Crider $17.45 $26.17 T. Morgan $15.45 $23.62 Cost for use of Equipment: Z-MOWER $50.00 TRACTORS $75.00 BACKHOE $150.00 SMALL DUMP TRUCK $100.00 LARGE DUMP TRUCK $150.00 CHAIN SAW $25.00 WEED WACKER $20.00 A motion by Mrs. Seddelmeyer to approve Resolution 91-15 was seconded by Mr. Holly. Motion carried. Roll Call: Mr. Belton, yes Mr. Holly, Yes Mrs. Seddelmeyer, yes

  DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS

Fire Department

  Discussion: • Chase Eikenberry from Governor Kasich’s office to meet with Chief Truesdale.

Police Department

   No Discussion

Road Department

    Discussion: • Part-time workers leaving in August • Begin drain project on Britt Ave., Weds. 29th • Work to be done on catch basin at Grimmwood and Breese • Breezewood Addition has sinkhole. Supt. Gray to inform County

Zoning Department

     Discussion: • Applewood PUD o Stage II Cul-de-Sac

 Cemetery

    The Monthly Activity Report for the Cemetery as submitted by Joe Hicks, President, was reviewed by the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Seddelmeyer motioned for approval of the report, Mr. Holly seconded, and the motion carried 3-0.

    Discussion: • County to put road in Cemetery. Gate and stoned access area. • Assistant Prosecutor John Leahy was contacted in regards to the construction of a new Mausoleum. Waiting on his opinion.

COMMUNICATIONS  1.Allen County Engineer Tim Piper-Retirement Open House @ Allen County Fairgrounds, July 27th  2. Shawnee Township National Night Out, August 4, 2015-Johnny Appleseed Park  3. Ft. Shawnee Industrial Dr. Project scheduled to be completed by end of August 4. Update- Ft. Shawnee Industrial Dr. Project scheduled to be completed by end of August

BILLS

Mrs. Seddelmeyer motioned the board approve paying the bills by resolution, Mr. Holly seconded, and the motion carried 3-0. Roll call: Mr. Belton (yes) Mr. Holly (yes) Mrs. Seddelmeyer (yes)

Adjournment

With no further business to be brought before the Board of Trustees, Mrs. Seddelmeyer motioned the meeting adjourn, Mr. Holly seconded, and the motion carried 3-0. Meeting adjourned at 11:04 a.m.