MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING

WEST GEAUGA COMMUNITY JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT

                                                            January 18, 2017     

Meeting was called to order by President Walt Waetjen at 7:00 pm at the library at West Geauga High School. Roll call was taken by clerk, Monica Gromek. Board members present: Ed Curtis, Frank Formicelli, John Gromek, Rick Izant, Bernie Mandel, Linda Palchick, and Walt Waetjen. Jason Abat

e was also present.

The minutes for the November meeting were presented by clerk Monica Gromek. Ed Curtis motioned to accept the minutes as amended; Rick Izant seconded. Vote was taken: Ed, yes; Frank, yes; John, yes; Rick, yes; Bernie, yes; Linda, yes; and Walt, yes. All in favor, motion carried.

The Treasurer’s report for November was distributed by treasurer, Ed Curtis. The November treasurer’s report showed: Ending checking balance: $13,699.89; Total disbursements: $318.71; Total deposits: $570.00; Unencumbered funds: $40,227.24; Encumbered funds: $0. John Gromek motioned to accept the treasurer’s report; Frank Formicelli seconded. Vote was taken: Ed, yes; Frank, yes; John, yes; Rick, yes; Bernie, yes; Linda, yes; and Walt, yes. All in favor, motion carried.

Bernie Mandel motioned the following bills be paid:

Geauga County Commissioners                       2017 lease                      $   1.00 Monica Gromek                                                Jan. 2017 minutes           $ 25.00   Abate Landscaping                                          3 snowplows                    $225.00

Linda Palchick seconded. Vote was taken: Ed, yes; Frank, yes; John, yes; Rick, yes; Bernie, yes; Linda, yes; and Walt, yes. All in favor, motion carried.

Clerk Monica Gromek read the Annual Appropriation Resolution / Permanent Appropriations.

Geauga County, Ohio, that to provide for the current expenses and other expenditures of said Board of Trustees, during the fiscal year, ending December 31st, 2017, the following sums be and same are hereby set aside and appropriated for the several purposes for which expenditures are to be made for and during said fiscal year, as follows, viz:

            That there be appropriated from the:

General Fund                                                                                                                                                          1000                 Maintenance                 $60748.00                                                                                     2000                Insurance                     $   2460.00                                                           3000                        Misc.                            $   1500.00

Grand Total General Fund                    $64708.00                                                                                 Capital Fund                                                     .00

Grand Total All Funds                          $64708.00

Bernie Mandel seconded the Resolution and the roll called upon its adoption, the vote resulted as follows:

Ed Curtis Yes               John Gromek Yes            Walt Waetjen Yes               Bernie Mandel Yes                   Rick Izant Yes                    Linda Palchick Yes          Frank Formichelli Yes

Ed Curtis explained the County Certificate of the Total Amount From All Sources Available for Expenditures and Balances for 2016, to be filed every January. A letter and report were sent to Frank Gliha January 10, 2017.

Ed Curtis read the Annual Operating Results for 2016 listing 2016 expense detail. Bernie Mandel motioned good reports Frank Formicelli seconded. Vote was taken: Ed, yes; Frank, yes; John, yes; Rick, yes; Bernie, yes; Linda, yes; and Walt, yes. All in favor, motion carried.

Levy - John Gromek reported this levy will appear on the November 2017 ballot, a year early. Bernie Mandel suggested putting articles in the newspaper. He is preparing a Commons brochure.

Facilities – Linda Palchick

Permits are in for baseball and soccer fields. Diamond Club baseball is starting at the high school. Bernie said we gave up a soccer field for La Crosse. What about 2017? The Board discussed this unused field.

Maintenance – John Gromek

Jason Abate locked up the scorer’s box at the baseball field. John said the locks on the restroom doors require 5 AA batteries and will be replaced. The bases are still on the baseball field. John will put the Maintenance Contract on the website for information only. Jason Abate will order another doggie box.

Playground – Rick Izant

Rick gave the clerk the original playground estimate for the files. $25,000 cost. Kiwanis will contribute and attend our February Joint Rec Board meeting. Frank Formicelli will present the info to the Lions Club and Rotary. Rick will obtain a 2nd bid for comparison.

Walt Waetjen reported a board vacancy from Chester Township is still needed to be filled.

New Business

Bill Gehlfuss will give an estimate on removing the drain in the drive that was put in by Scott for drainage to the culvert.

The Board discussed acquiring ODNR monies this year. The river erosion by the north trail needs to be addressed.

Ed Curtis motioned for meeting adjournment at 8:15 pm. Bernie Mandel seconded. Vote was taken: Ed, yes; Frank, yes; John, yes; Rick, yes; Bernie, yes; Linda, yes; and Walt, yes. All in favor, motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

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Monica Gromek, Clerk                                         Walt Waetjen, Chairperson

 

 

 

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