JUNE 12, 2013—REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
The Poland Township Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on June 12, 2013 at the Poland Township Government Center located at 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, Ohio.
Chairman Lidle called the meeting to order at 5:07 p.m. Fernando Rubino led those present in the pledge of allegiance. Fiscal Officer Granitto called the Roll, present were Chairman Lidle, Vice-Chairman Naples and Trustee Ungaro.
Lidle moved to approve the minutes dated May 8, 2013 and May 22, 2013, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.
Lidle moved to authorize payment for all outstanding bills for Poland Township, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.
Administrator Scharville introduced and read the following resolution:
Resolution #13-10 Nuisance Notice for the presence of overgrown vegetation, garbage, refuse, personal property, junk motor vehicle(s) and other debris on the following properties:
|6792 Lowellville Rd||Parcel # 35-100-0-003.00-0|
|3051 Algonquin||Parcel # 35-008-0-128.00-0|
|5860 Water St.||Parcel # 35-004-0-099.00-0|
|7350 N. Lima Rd.||Parcel # 35-032-0-076.00-0|
|6470 Duncan Dr.||Parcel # 35-006-A-003.00-0|
|6501 Rose Lynn||Parcel # 35-007-T-004.10-0|
|6502 Rose Lynn||Parcel # 35-007-T-004.01-0|
|6510 Rose Lynn||Parcel # 35-007-T-004.02-0|
|6525 Rose Lynn||Parcel # 35-007-T-004.07-0|
|6533 Rose Lynn||Parcel # 35-007-T-004.06-0|
|2537 Stoner Dr.||Parcel # 35-031-0-055.01-0|
|6923 Youngstown Pitt. Rd.||Parcel # 35-031-0-056.00-0|
|8411 Youngstown Pitt. Rd.||Parcel # 35-064-0-014.00-0|
|3195 Chardonnay Ln.||Parcel # 35-064-0-122.00-0|
|4398 Center Rd.||Parcel # 35-015-0-014.00-0|
Lidle moved to adopt Resolution #13-10 – Nuisance Notice (resolution on file). Ungaro seconded the Resolution and the Roll was called. Upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows: Lidle, yea; Ungaro, yea; Naples, yea.
Fiscal Officer Granitto gave the Financial Report for May 2013 as follows:
Revenue - $ 101,661.53
Expenditures - $ 164,319.74
Administrator Scharville informed the Board that James J. Rutana requested a sanitary sewer lateral easement for the home located next to the Fire Station on Route 170 for the consideration of $1.00. Scharville also explained that this easement would take away the existing septic system.
Lidle moved to grant James J. Rutana a county sanitation easement for the consideration of $1.00, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.
Gary Diorio, MS Consultants, gave a brief presentation during which he discussed a preliminary set of plans for the sidewalks from the Village of Poland limits south to Dobbins School associated with the Safe Routes to School Program. The plans will be sent to O.D.O.T. for final approval. Several members of Town One Streetscapes expressed their safety concerns. Mr. Diorio invited the Streetscapes members to review the plans. He also stated that consideration has been given to sidewalk safety (distance from sidewalk to the road), and emphasized that the plans are subject to O.D.O.T.’s approval and safety standards.
Mike Heher, Poland Township Park Advisory Board Chairman, reported as follows:
- Park Board did not meet last month due to unavoidable circumstances
- The company responsible for the damage to the park due to seismic testing has promised to line some of the park trails with stone
- Close to getting the water lines to the park
- Issue has been settled with the individuals responsible for picking flowers at the park.
Mike Heher presented the Board with a check in the amount of $30,000.00 in accordance with Poland Township’s agreement with Republic (BFI).
Administrator Scharville informed the Board that Mahoning County will hold only six recycling drives next year due to financial constraints.
Zoning Inspector, Robert Monus, gave the Monthly Zoning Report for May 2013 (report on file).
Road Superintendent, Tom Monus, reported that the Road Department is sweeping the streets, patching roads, mowing birms and cutting grass.
Chief Goodin gave the Monthly Stats for May 2013 (report on file).
Chairman Lidle opened the meeting to the public at 5:40 p.m.
Don Opsitnik, 8135 Camella, discussed all the problems existing on his property due to the pipe installation in conjunction with the Camella Drive Storm Water Management Project. Mr. Opsitnik explained that his yard has been in a state of disarray since last October and Faust Construction, who is responsible for the work to restore his yard, has failed to complete the job as promised. The Board assured Mr. Opsitnik that the matter would be taken care of in an expeditious manner.
Chairman Lidle moved to adjourn to executive session at 6:07 p.m. to discuss legal matters, consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of one or more township employees, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried. Present in executive session with the Trustees was Administrator Scharville.
Chairman Lidle moved to return to public session at 6:41 p.m., seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.
There being no further business, Lidle moved to adjourn at 6:42 p.m., seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Naples, Ungaro…motion carried.
ZONE CHANGE ZC-02-13
Chairman Lidle opened the public hearing at 6:43 p.m. for Zone Change ZC-02-13. Present were Chairman Lidle, Vice-Chairman Naples and Trustee Ungaro. The meeting had been properly advertised.
Lidle explained that as required by law, he would ask three times for all those in favor of the zone change and three times for all those opposed to the zone change.
Lidle asked the first time for all those in favor of Zone Change ZC-02-13, a request to change a parcel of land from a Residential-1 (R-1) district to a Residential-2 (R-2) district located at 2546 Center Rd.
Fernando Rubino, 2962 Via Siena Rd., spoke in favor of the zone change since he owns property in the area and discovered that upon advertising, there was no interest in a single-family dwelling, due to other multi-dwelling complexes in the area.
Robert Monus, Zoning Commissioner, stated for the record that the Mahoning County Planning Commission approved of the plan, and the Poland Township Zoning Commission recommended approval of the plan.
Mr. Rubino stated that the change to R-2 would be for a single floor, ranch type duplex.
Lidle asked the second time for all those in favor of Zone Change ZC-02-13.
Theresa Kopp, 2536 Center Rd., stated that she owns the adjoining property to the left and spoke in favor of the zone change. Mrs. Kopp explained that at one time, Mr. Rubino had proposed building a six-plex for which she was not in favor. She further stated that the current plan is much more desirable.
Lidle asked the third time for all those against the zone change. There were none.
Lidle asked the first time for all those against Zone Change ZC-02-13.
Pamela Ramsey, 6429 Duncan Drive, stated the following reasons against the zone change: not impressed with the design of the plan, concerned that a rental property may decrease the value of her property and also expressed concerns regarding any potential water and sewage problems.
Lidle asked the second and third times for all those against the zone change. There were none.
Lidle moved to approve Zone Change ZC-02-13, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.
Chairman Lidle moved to adjourn the public hearing at 7:20 p.m., seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.
- Robert Lidle, Jr., Chairman
- Mark Naples, Vice-Chairman
- Eric C. Ungaro, Trustee
- Joseph J. Granitto, Fiscal Officer