May 20, 2015

CALL TO ORDER @ 7:00 pm

ROLL CALL           x Mr. Anderson                        - Mr. Takacs (OOT)                   x Chief Lutz

x Mr. Frager                              x Mr. Vest                      x Ms. Clapp                                        x Mr. Gauntner                           x Mr. Wayman                        x Ms. Dame



Minutes of 04/15/15 Regular Session

Motion to approve by: Mr. Vest               Seconded by: Mr. Anderson

ROLL CALL: 4 Ayes; 1 abstain (Frager)


Bills ($75,297.28) and payroll ($227,889.66) totaling $303,186.94 are motioned for acceptance and payment. Chief Lutz and Joanne Clapp detailed several expenditures.

Motion to approve bills and payroll as presented by: Mr. Vest

Seconded by: Mr. Gauntner                                                                     ROLL CALL:   All ayes


COMMITTEE REPORTS: None to report.

OLD BUSINESS:None to report.


Mr. Frager reported on a conversation he had with a resident who wanted the Madison Fire District to put some sort of signal at the entrance to Station #3’s driveway to warn motorists when emergency vehicles are actively responding to an incident. Chief Lutz explained that ODOT is solely responsible for deciding whether such pre-emptive or flashing signal is warranted at the intersection of Rt. 528 and Warner Road (Rt. 307). Per the Chief, this issue was discussed during the construction of St. #3 and, based on the accident statistics at that time, ODOT did not determine that it was necessary. Mr. Frager suggested that we revisit the topic and requested that Chief Lutz contact ODOT to do a current study on whether the need has changed.

NEW BUSINESS (cont.):                                                                                              05-20-15

Resolution #15-017 – Chief Leonard DelCalzo Recognition:

Mr. Wayman introduced Resolution #15-017 which recognizes Chief Leonard DelCalzo for his years of faithful service with the Madison Township Police Department.

Motion by: Mr. Gauntner             Seconded by: Mr. Anderson         ROLL CALL: All ayes

Chief’s Report:                                                                                                                 

Inspection Report: Per Captain Kloski, S&G Vineyard is classified as an agricultural business and is therefore exempt from fire and building code authority /inspections. The inspection noted on the April inspection report is simply a public service consultation, at S&G’s request, to review standards and safety guidelines that will be helpful in the initial construction and start- up process of the business.

Mr. Gauntner asked whether there is a kitchen at the location and commented that the ORC does stipulate that wine making businesses are exempt, but he questions whether the full scale kitchen and hood system on the premises should be regulated and inspected annually by local Zoning. Captain Kloski suggested that Mr. Gauntner discuss his questions with Jerry Flanik at the Lake County Building Department, but stated that the Fire District has no authority or responsibility in this case.

VFIS District Insurance: Chief Lutz reported that he met with Mr. Mike Gehring of The Benedict Insurance Agency who has submitted renewal information to VFIS for the District’s 2015-2016 Insurance. Mr. Gehring will attend the July Fire Board Meeting to present the renewal policy.

State Feasibility Study: Chief Lutz confirmed that all board members have received the emailed copy of this completed study.

Fire Board Minutes/Financials: Chief Lutz commented that, by general consensus, the board members have chosen to continue receiving the Fire Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Financials, etc. in both hard copy packets and in PDF form via email on the Friday prior the board meetings. The packets will be delivered to the Village Hall and Township Administrative Offices as usual.

Madison Country Club Fire: Chief Lutz reported that there has been an arrest in regards to the Madison County Club Fire.

Executive Session: Chief Lutz requested an Executive Session following the regular meeting to discuss personnel disciplinary issues. No regular business will follow.

Captain’s Report:                                                                                                05-20-15

Captain Kloski reported that the tile company who installed the floor tile at St. #3 has gone out of business and he is meeting with the General Contractor to see what remedies are available for replacing defective tiles.

Captain Kloski also reported that he has met with Heapy Engineering, Harrington Electric and the lighting manufacturer regarding missing lighting at Station #3.



Motion to adjourn to Executive Session @ 7:26 pm by: Mr. Frager

Seconded by: Mr. Anderson                                                                     ROLL CALL:   All ayes

Motion to adjourn Executive Session and reconvene Regular Session @ 7:44 pm

by: Mr. Anderson               Seconded by: Mr. Gauntner                     ROLL CALL: All ayes

Motion to adjourn Regular Session @ 7:45 pm by: Mr. Anderson

Seconded by: Mr. Vest                                                                               ROLL CALL: All ayes

_______________________                           _______________________

Mr. Pete Wayman, Chairman                               Nila Brass, Clerk