Warren Township Board met October 9.
Warren Township Board met October 9.
Here is the minutes provided by the Board:
Present: Suzanne Simpson Supervisor
Bill Gill Town Trustee
Mike Semmerling Town Trustee
Donna Radke Town Trustee
Ken Echtenacher Town Trustee
George Iler Clerk
Also present: Administrator Ryan Johnson, Business Manager Diane Sarver, Highway Commissioner Amy Sarver, Assessor Charlie Mullin and Joanne Adams, Director Senior Services.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Supervisor Simpson.
Pledge of Allegiance:
Supervisor Simpson led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Suzanne Simpson, Supervisor; Bill Gill, Trustee, Mike Semmerling, Trustee, Donna Radke, Trustee; and Ken Echtenacher, Trustee.
Motion to Approve the Agenda.
Trustee Radke motioned. Seconded by Trustee Gill to approve the agenda. The motion was approved unanimously by a voice vote.
Board Minutes of September 25, 2017.
Trustee Radke motioned, Seconded by Trustee Semmerling to approve the regular minutes. The motion was approved unanimously by a voice vote.
Business Manager Sarver presented the 2016 Township Road/Bridge Distribution data which highlighted how much various municipalities received from Lake County before the final TWP R&B Funds were distributed to the Township. Future levies will ensure a higher percentage of monies for the TWP.
Supervisor Simpson and Human Resources Director Jauregui discussed responded to questions regarding the township Service Award Plan which had been initiated by the Township Strategic Plan of 2015-2018.
Supervisor Simpson reported to the Board of time she had spent helping address problems a Senior was experiencing with the VA. She also noted the continued usage of the campus facilities by the Woodland X-C team.
Trustee Radke motioned, seconded by Trustee Echtenacher to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. The motion was approved unanimously by roll call vote.
a. Pay Bills.
Trustee Echtenacher motioned to pay the bills, seconded by Trustee Gill to approve the motion as stated. The motion was approved unanimously by roll call vote.
b. Adoption of Lake County Flood Mitigation Plan. Resolution 2017-R-24, Adoption Of The 2017 Lake County All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.
Administrator Johnson discussed the need and creation of afore cited plan by the County and participating Lake County Municipalities. Specific goals included protection of the lives, health and safety of the people of Lake County from the impact and effects of natural hazards. It includes property and natural resource protection as well as public information programs. The plan must be adopted in order for municipal entities to be eligible for FEMA grant funding. Trustee Gill motioned, seconded by Trustee Semmerling to approve the Resolution as presented. The motion was approved unanimously by roll call vote.
c. Insurance Contribution Rates. Resolution No. 2017-R-25 A resolution authorizing contracts providing Group Health, Vision, Life, And Dental Plans (Attached).
A recommendation from the Warren Township Insurance Committee that current insurance carriers be contracted for the coming year January 1 – December 31, 2018. Trustee Gill motioned, seconded by Supervisor Simpson to approve the Resolution as presented. The motion was approved by roll call vote 4-1. Trustee Semmerling voted nay.
d. Building Addition Unveiling.
Supervisor Simpson presented a building concept plan for the proposed 14,114 square foot addition to the east of the existing Warren Township Center. Numerous questions were presented by board members and answered Supervisor Simpson. Other answers are dependent upon additional input from the architects and engineers.
e. Park Bans
There being no further business, Trustee Gill motioned, seconded by Echtenacher to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 pm. The motion was approved unanimously by a voice vote. Next scheduled meeting is Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Township Center.