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<br />The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on February 11, 2013, at <br />7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President <br />Young opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> <br />FISCAL OFFICER’S BUSINESS <br /> <br />Year-to-Date Income/Expense Report <br /> <br />The Trustees have requested that a Year-to-Date Income/Expense Report be presented on a <br />monthly basis. As of January 31, 2013, Washington Township has collected $750,101.43 from <br />all funds and has dispersed $2,153,661.58 in all funds for a negative cash carryover of <br />$1,403,560.15. As of January 31, 2013, the outstanding encumbrance was $5,024,700.75. <br /> <br />PROCLAMATION: BOB SURDYK RETIREMENT <br /> <br />A proclamation was read by Mrs. Young for the dedicated service provided by Robert J. <br />Surdyk as legal counsel for Washington Township. Mr. Surdyk, who is retiring, was sincerely <br />thanked for his sound legal advice, devoted service, and unwavering leadership. The Trustees <br />wished him the very best on his retirement and in all future endeavors. <br /> <br />Mr. Surdyk began working for Washington Township in 1973. Since that time, he has worked <br />with 12 Trustees; 3 Township Clerks, now known as Fiscal Officers; 3 Township <br />Administrators, 3 Fire Chiefs; and various members of staff. Mr. Surdyk stated that one of the <br />highlights of his career has always been the ability to identify himself with Washington <br />Township. He has always proudly stated that he was the law director for Washington <br />Township. It has been the highlight of his career and he thanked the Trustees for their <br />confidence in him. He summed up that he is still in the community and will remain part of the <br />community that he loves so dearly. <br /> <br />APPOINTMENT OF LAW DIRECTOR <br /> <br />It is required by the Ohio Revised Code for the Board of Trustees to appoint a law director. <br />With the retirement of Mr. Surdyk, the Township needs to appoint a new law director. Tonight <br />we will be reappointing the firm of Surdyk, Dowd & Turner, Co. LPA. We will need to appoint <br />Josh Schierloh as our law director by Home Rule Resolution. <br /> <br />President Young asked for a motion to read the Resolution by title only. <br /> <br />It was moved by Mr. Berry, seconded by Mr. Paulson, to read the resolution by title only. <br /> <br />Vote on Motion: Berry, aye; Paulson, aye; Young, aye. M2013-020 <br /> <br />Roll Call: Young, aye; <br /> Berry, aye; <br /> Paulson, aye. <br /> <br />RESOLUTION RETAINING SURDYK, DOWD & TURNER CO., L.P.A. AS LEGAL COUNSEL <br />TO ADVISE AND REPRESENT THE TOWNSHIP IN VARIOUS MATTERS <br /> <br />President Young asked for a motion to pass the Resolution on for the second and final <br />reading. <br /> <br />2/11/13 <br /> Page 1 <br /> <br /> <br />