Trustees Meeting Summary

DANBURY TOWNSHIP MEETING OVERVIEW

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held January 24, 2018 the following business was conducted:

  • David Hirt was excused. Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: One full service burial at Sackett Cemetery; several snow and ice events were handled; winter vehicle and equipment maintenance continues; trustees approved a brush grinding quote in the amount of $3,250 from Universal Farms and also approved the department’s inventory; the year-end report was provided; Mr. Waldron will attend the national paving exposition in Cleveland; an exterminator will be contacted for black flies inside township hall; clean-up dates for the season are April 16-20, July 16-20 and October 15-19.
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler reported 253 incidents to date in January. Trustees approved the department’s inventory. Chief Meisler is coordinating Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate training, commonly known as ALICE, on January 27 for St. Paul’s and St. John’s churches.
  • Chief Kahler reported 53 EMS calls, 2 fire calls, 1 motor vehicle crash, 3 fire alarm activations and 2 mutual aid calls to date in January. Six people will attend the Life Flight conference to be held during the first week in February. Trustees approved resolution 2-2018 to proceed with the Fire and EMS tax levy on the May primary ballot.
  • Zoning and Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale reported the following: 7 permits were processed to date in January. The BZA met January 17 for two cases. Once case was approved and one was denied. The Zoning Commission will meet February 7 for a map amendment.  Trustees accepted, with regret, the resignation of Carol Robertson from the BZA. Trustees approved appointing Jack McGrew to the Zoning Commission as an alternate and also approved Mrs. Dale’s projected expenses of $2,283 for the APA National Conference. Mrs. Dale updated the board on forthcoming by-laws changes for the BZA and Zoning Commission and reviewed open violations and complaints.
  • Trustees approved payroll and bills in the amount of $46,736.92, paying zoning board members by stipend and absence from the next meeting, as requested, for Chief Kahler and Brett Waldron.


At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Board of Trustees held January 10, 2018 the following business was conducted:

  • Mr. John Paul Dress was welcomed by the trustees and fiscal officer. The annual organizational meeting was held. Mr. David Hirt accepted the nomination for president of the board. Ms. Dianne Rozak will serve as Vice-President. Trustees will continue meeting the second and fourth Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m.; trustee pay will continue once monthly; Mr. Dress will oversee Roads, Buildings and Grounds and the Police Department; Mr. Hirt will have responsibility for the Fire Department and Ms. Rozak will continue with Zoning. Mr. Dress will serve as representative to the Regional Planning Commission and Mrs. Dale will serve as alternate. Current outside counsel will continue to be utilized on an as-needed basis. The 2017 inventory was approved.
  • Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported the following: One full service burial at Sackett Cemetery; several snow and ice events were handled; winter vehicle and equipment maintenance continues; brush grinding quotes are being obtained; frozen pipes occurred at township hall; township clean-up dates will be available soon.
  • Police Chief Michael Meisler reported 99 incidents to date in January. Trustees approved attendance for police officers at the Chief’s discretion for a water survival course to be held at Danbury Schools.
  • Fire Chief Keith Kahler reported 21 EMS calls and 1 motor vehicle crash to date in January. Trustees approved placing a 1.5 mil Fire and EMS replacement levy on the primary ballot due to the existing levy expiring in 2018. Repairs to the primary squad were approved.
  • Zoning and Planning Administrator Kathryn Dale reported the following: 7 permits were processed in December and 5 permits have been processed to date in January. During the month of December the department went on 55 site visits and responded to 421 calls, emails and in-person inquiries. The BZA will meet January 17 for two cases. The Zoning Commission met January 3 to review and discuss implementation of Land Use Plan goals. Mrs. Dale also provided an update on a violation that is pending BZA action.
  • Trustees approved payroll and bills in the amount of $47,106.06.

The only official public record of Danbury Township is the paper file(s) located at the Danbury Township Hall. The official approved copy of township minutes including any attachments and references is available for review or purchase. Contact the Township Fiscal Officer at (419)732-3039 or via email at fiscalofficer@danburytownship.com to make arrangements for record review or purchase or fill out and submit the Public Records Request form. 
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