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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on January 5, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at <br />the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President Young opened the meeting <br />and led the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> <br />MINUTES OF PRECEEDING MEETINGS <br /> <br />It was moved by Mrs. Young, seconded by Mr. Snyder, that the Board approves the pre-meeting minutes <br />and the minutes of the Regular meeting held December 15, 2008, and the Special Meeting held December <br />30, 2008. <br /> <br />Vote on Motion: Young, aye; Snyder, aye. M2009-003 <br /> <br />FISCAL OFFICER’S BUSINESS <br /> <br />The Trustees have requested that a Year-to-Date Income/Expense Report be presented on a monthly basis. <br />As of December 31, 2008, Washington Township has collected from all funds $23,297,673.41 and has <br />dispersed in all funds $21,570,607.20 for a positive cash carryover of $1,727,066.21. <br /> <br />CITIZEN CONCERNS <br /> <br />Pamela Johnson, 67 Boundbrook Drive, expressed a concern about the twenty minute response time of the <br />Fire Department to a fire near her home. <br /> <br />Ms. Lightle indicated that the Township’s records indicated that the call was dispatched at 5:08 a.m.; <br />however, since Ms. Johnson called in on a cell phone, there may have been some difficulty in determining <br />what time the call was actually received. The Township recorded the time of the call at 5:08 a.m. and the <br />first engine arrived eight minutes later. <br /> <br />Ms. Johnson indicated that the pictures taken were time stamped and she did not believe that the first engine <br />was there in eight minutes. Ms. Lightle asked to see her pictures. <br /> <br />Ms. Lightle further indicated that eight minutes is fairly standard in terms of a response time at that hour. <br />As the fire chief had indicated to Ms. Johnson earlier, Ms. Lightle informed her that Washington Township <br />has a volunteer fire department and also has both full-time and part-time employees. At that time of the <br />day, volunteers would have been the ones dispatched. <br /> <br />In terms of her zoning issue, Ms. Lightle indicated that her concerns about her neighbor were investigated <br />over a two and a half month period of time and the Township was unable to acquire any evidence that a <br />business was being conducted at her neighbor’s home. There is no question that there are things going in <br />and out of their garage, but there is no proof that a money transaction took place. <br /> <br />Going back to the fire issue, Ms. Lightle commented that the fire was contained to the garage. She <br />complimented the crews for this achievement. Chief Gaul added that some of the ceiling tiles were pulled <br />in the kitchen, which is located next to the garage. Based on her pictures, Chief Gaul indicated it was a big <br />fire and it was quite a job to contain. Ms. Lightle indicated that there was a partial knockdown at 5:22 <br />a.m. and the fire was placed under control at 5:43 a.m. <br /> <br />Mike “Slinger” Gibney, 1441 Beaushire Circle, in “the greatest township in the State of Ohio” observed <br />that in all of the meetings, the Township is very careful to make sure businesses do not have big banners <br />and signs and that everything meets specifications and codes. He congratulated the Township for that. <br />01/05/09 <br /> 1 <br /> <br />