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The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on March 2, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at <br />the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President Snyder opened the meeting <br />and asked the Boy Scouts from Troop 116 to lead them in the Pledge of Allegiance. <br />MINUTES OF PRECEEDING MEETINGS <br />It was moved by Mrs. Young, seconded by Mr. Berry, that the Board approves the pre- meeting minutes <br />and the minutes of the Regular meetings held February 2 and February 9, 2009, and the Workshop held <br />February 23, 2009. <br />Vote on Motion: Young, aye; <br />FISCAL OFFICER'S BUSINESS <br />Berry, aye; Snyder, aye. <br />M2009 -089 <br />None. <br />SWEARING IN <br />On February 9, 2009, Justin Keller was hired as a Firefighter for Washington Township. Chief Bill Gaul <br />swore Firefighter Keller into his new position. <br />CITIZEN CONCERNS <br />Bob Kyvik, 2555 Goodfield Point, asked for a clarification on the policy for charging people that do not <br />live in the Township for emergency services. He also asked about the dump trucks that were authorized to <br />be purchased at the meeting before last. <br />Ms. Lightle informed Mr. Kyvik that, being a local government, Washington Township has the opportunity <br />to purchase equipment from the State Bid Contract. The State of Ohio goes out and solicits bids for a <br />number of items. In this case they went out to bid for dump trucks and Washington Township was able to <br />purchase the dump trucks from this contract. <br />Mr. Kyvik then asked about authorization that was given at the last meeting to go out to bid for another <br />dump truck. <br />Ms. Lightle indicated that this dump truck was also being purchased through the State. She had the <br />minutes and offered to show them to him to verify the State Bid Contact number. She informed him that <br />the dump trucks that were approved at the February 2nd meeting are the larger dump trucks. The truck <br />approved at the February 9 meeting is an F -350, which is an oversized pick -up truck. <br />Mr. Wanamaker pointed out that the beds for the dump trucks will be purchased later. It was possible that <br />Mr. Kyvik confused dump beds for dump bids. <br />Going back to his first question, Mr. Kyvik asked if the Fire Department did all of the billing and collection <br />for emergency services to non - residents. Ms. Lightle indicated that the Township contracts with a <br />company that does the billing for non - residents. <br />Mr. Kyvik asked if the Fire Department checked to make sure the billing is being done properly and if the <br />Fire Department is receiving the revenue from this. Additionally, he asked if this revenue would have an <br />effect on requesting future levies. <br />Ms. Lightle indicated that the Fire Department is receiving the revenue and that it would have an effect on <br />any future fire levies. In 2008, the Township collected around $200,000 - $250,000 in non - resident <br />collections for medical services. This number does impact the budget. <br />03/02/09 <br />