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Danbury Township Trustees — May 9 meeting

At the regular meeting of the Danbury Township Trustees held May 9, the following business was conducted:
• Road Superintendent Brett Waldron reported he met with Marblehead Village and LaFarge officials regarding the Lakepoint Park culvert replacement project, an undermine on Erie Beach Road was reported to the Sanitary Engineer and County Engineer, the new Ford F-450 was delivered and is being outfitted, road department employees attended a deferred compensation meeting, the trees donated by the Lions Club were planted in a temporary location until the drainage project at the dog park is complete, weed spray is being applied as weather permits, approximately 40 tons of millings were spread on the road to the brush collection site for dust control and potential spraying for mosquito control will be researched.


• Police Chief Mike Meisler reported 334 incidents in April and 96 to date in May. Quotes will be obtained to adapt the furnace at the police station to natural gas.  Trustees accepted a 1988 Chevy 1500 pickup truck from the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners.  The truck will be used as a trade-in for the purchase of a new vehicle for police investigations and undercover work.  Trustees approved the purchase of a 2012 Chevy Impala from Foster Chevrolet in the amount of $20,785.53 for use as a police vehicle. Dianne Rozak will explore options for a permanent drop box for used prescription medicines.
• Rozak reported the township received a 100 percent award from the Bureau of Workers Compensation for being accident-free during 2011.
• Zoning Inspector Kathryn Dale reported 23 permits processed in April and 6 to date in May. The Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on June 6 for rezoning of property. Trustees scheduled a public hearing for June 13 at 6:30 p.m. for multiple text amendments. The BZA will meet on May 16 for four hearings. Dale reported on the status of complaints and discussed the website.
• Fiscal Officer Shelley Seamon reported on the motor vehicle license tax. Trustees scheduled public hearings at 6 p.m. June 5 and 12 to obtain input on the enactment of the $5 motor vehicle license tax.
• Trustees discussed a complaint filed on property owned by Elmer Hurst located at 122 Strause Lane regarding junk, debris, cars, boats, sheds and chicken coops. Rozak will contact the Board of Health and Zoning Inspector Kathryn Dale will research if permits were issued for outbuildings. 
• Trustees approved direct deposit for payroll, April financials, the bank reconciliation and payment of bills in the amount of $58,399.90.

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