The Brownhelm Township trustees met for a regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 5. The following are from the approved minutes of that meeting.
Zoning inspector John Schmalz submitted seven permits and reported that he issues four violation letters to resident.
Labor Superintendent Scott Schmalz reported that he has a one-year extension for the sign grant. There had been no bids yet for the township woodchipper. He obtained an estimate of $13,545 for a rotary mower head to tri trees. In old business, the ODOT salt contract was received and prices have increased from $30.55/ton to $71.64/ton. A purchase order has been prepared for a minimum purchase of 360 tons.
Scott Schmalz received two estimates for putting a new roof on the southern part of the township garage. Kaminski Roofing submitted an estimate from $30,400 to $30,800 and Weathertite had an estimate of $18,760. The trustees approved a motion to award the roofing job to Weathertite.
At the previous meeting, there was a motion to order the recycled fencing materials for the LakeFront park, once the Lorain County Solid Waste approved the incentive grant for $2,433.16. The actual cost for the fencing and shipping is $3,151.94, a $718.78 increase. The trustees approved a motion authorizing the increase in the total project.
Concerning the framework that the BHA has ready at the two northern doors on the Brownhelm School, the City of Vermilion agreed with township officials that this does not meet Ohio Building Code. The BHA needs to have certified drawings prepared that need to be presented to the Trustees for preliminary approval and then approved by the City of Vermilion.
In new business, Marsha Funk, Fiscal Officer, advised the Trustees that a resident on Heritage Way wanted information on vacating the right-of-ways that exist on the east side of Heritage Way. This process is handled through the Commissioners’ Office; they will be emailing the steps for this vacation process.
The trustees approved a motion to use the OTARME MORE grant of $500 towards a new larger chainsaw, which will cost a total of $1000.
Trustee Northeim noted that there are some drainage issues with the road surface in Acorn Circle, part of Mantle Rock subdivision. The Lorain County Engineer has been contacted to access this damage. This may need to be a future OPWC project.