May 23 2017 Public Hearing – license tax levy cont.


May 23, 2017

Public Hearing called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Michael and Trustees Deffenbaugh and Fiscal Officer Cofojohn, Terry Mott, Chief Garvin and Steve Coss present.

Chairman Michael led all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Trustee Dunn entered the meeting.

The public hearing was called for the purpose of discussing levying a $5 tax per Motor Vehicle License pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 4504.18 for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance and repair of township toads, bridges and culverts; for purchasing, erecting, and maintaining traffic signs, markers, lights and signals; for purchasing road machinery and equipment and planning constructing and maintaining suitable buildings for house such equipment and any other purposes as stated in the Ohio Revised Code 4504.18.

Terry Mott asked if the Township would grind and chip and seal the roads after this tax goes into effect.

Trustee Michael stated that it cost $50k to grind and chip & seal ½ mile of roadway. Trustee Michael said we would still not be able to afford grinding the roads. He stated we are behind in chipping and sealing roads. This tax will help us get back on schedule with chip and seal projects.

Chief Garvin stated he is not happy about paying more tax but realizes we have to do something.

RESOLUTION #17-83: Motion by Michael to adjourn at 9:39 a.m., seconded by Dunn.

Roll Call:  Michael-yes, Dunn-yes, Deffenbaugh-yes.

______ Henry Michael, Chairperson
______ Kathleen S. Cofojohn, Fiscal Officer
______ James Deffenbaugh, Trustee               
______ Robert Dunn, Trustee        

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