On the record – Bazetta

WHAT: Township trustee meeting Tuesday

PRESENT: Paul Hovis and Ted Webb

ABSENT: Frank Parke


• Discussed placing the 4-mill continuous levy passed in 1994 as a replacement levy on the March 17 primary ballot. Officials said the levy is 26-years-old and collecting on the 1994 valuation with trustees wanting to bring it to 2020 valuation. A request was made to have the county auditor certify the millage and prepare the item for placement on the ballot. Hovis said action will be taken to place the issue on the ballot at the next meeting. Fire Chief Dennis Lewis said the levy would generate $160,000 annually for day-to-day needs of the department;

• Accepted Boy Scout Ryan Kurtz’s Eagle Scout project for a flag pole being constructed at Imagination Station;

• Approved improvements for Imagination Station as recommended by Play By Design, which inspected the more than 20-year-old play structure. Hovis said the improvements are needed to have the play area meet state compliance safety guidelines;

• Accepted the resignation of park board member Ryan Stowell effective Dec. 31 for personal reasons;

• Accepted a $3,500 Walmart grant for purchasing directional traffic signs for the Bazetta fire and police departments;

• Purchased $2,504 worth of medical supplies from Bound Tree covered 100 percent by a state emergency medical service grant;

• Moved Chance Hanshaw from field training officer to part-time officer at $13 per hour on an as-needed basis effective Nov. 5 and to pay him a $100 uniform allowance;

• Hired Nathan Spitler as a field training officer on as-needed basis at $8.55 per hour;

• Announced a parking ban is in effect when there is an inch or more of snow on the ground, with vehicles needing to be removed from roads so snow plows can get through.


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