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The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on May 5, 2008, at 7:30 <br />p.m. at the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President Young <br />opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. <br />MINUTES OF PRECEEDING MEETINGS <br />It was moved by Mr. Blair, seconded by Mr. Snyder, that the Board approves the pre- meeting <br />minutes and the minutes of the Regular meeting held April 21, 2008, and the Workshop held <br />April 28, 2008. <br />Vote on Motion: Blair, aye; Snyder, aye; Young, aye. M2008 -147 <br />FISCAL OFFICER'S BUSINESS <br />Year -to -Date Income /Expense Report <br />The Trustees have requested that a Year -to -Date Income /Expense Report be presented on a <br />monthly basis. As of April 30, 2008, Washington Township has collected from all funds <br />$9,545,641.26, and has dispersed in all funds $7,072,156.72, for a positive cash carryover of <br />$2,473,484.54. <br />SWEARING IN OF FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC <br />Washington Township's newest full -time firefighter /paramedic, Nicholas Bergman, was sworn <br />in by Chief Gaul. <br />CITIZEN CONCERNS <br />Paul Gresham, M.D., 870 Vintage Lake Court, read the following statement: <br />Trustees Young, Blair, and Snyder, Fiscal Officer Zobrist, and Township <br />Administrator Lightle: <br />My neighbors and I are here tonight to address an ongoing safety issue in <br />the southwest section of the unincorporated area of our community. <br />Almost five years ago, shortly after I moved to the southwest area of our <br />community, at a joint entities meeting, which I believe was attended by all <br />three of the current Trustees, I asked Township Administrator Gary Huff <br />about the condition of Paragon Road south of Spring Valley Road. I <br />distinctly remember Mr. Huff saying that "it is just an old farm road not <br />meant for today's traffic ". I assumed from his answer that the <br />township was aware of the safety hazard this "old farm road" posed to <br />those of us who use it to access the rest of the community. I also <br />assumed that Mr. Huff's statement published in the summer 2002 <br />Washington Township Quarterly which said "Well maintained roads help <br />keep neighborhoods attractive, enhance property value, and help prevent <br />maintenance problems for vehicles. Public safety also is improved <br />because vehicles, walkers and bike riders aren't forced to dodge <br />potholes" reflected township policy and was not just rhetoric to convince <br />voters to pass a road and bridge levy. Unfortunately, I was foolish enough <br />to believe that if our elected officials knew there was a problem and the <br />05/05/08 <br />