SPRINGFIELD TWP. The Springfield Township Board of Trustees approved an agreement with CivicPlus for the design, development, implementation, training and hosting for a new website during the Nov. 14 meeting.
The new Springfield Township Content Management System and website would be completed in about six months. The cost would be billed over four years with the first payment being $6,025.35. The system would have several warnings in place to alert citizens of emergency situations. Also, bill payments would be accepted online, complete agendas and minutes from meetings would be posted, events and a complaint system would allow for residents to report complaints such as potholes and the administration could follow up making sure complaints were addressed by the proper department.
Trustee Dean Young said the site would improve communication with the public. It would be a much better website portraying a better picture of the community.
In other business:
• The board approved a resolution initiating removal proceedings and designating the township administrator to investigate the conduct of part-time fire fighter/paramedic Brett Reinbolt pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code.
• The board accepted the resignation of Officer Christopher Vespoint, effective Oct. 31, as he has acquired a full-time position. The board also accepted the resignation of Officer Daniel Rafferty as of Nov. 1 as he works full time for Copley. For the Fire Department, the board accepted the resignation of Daniel C. Chapman from the position of part-time firefighter paramedic, effective immediately, as he works full time for the city of Cleveland Fire Department.
• In other business for the Fire Department, trustees approved the renewal of the employee scheduling program with Aladtec in the amount of $2,105. Also approved was the replacement of a 2012 ambulance motor at an initial cost estimated at $7,692, with an estimated completion cost of $6,192 after a motor core rebate. The ambulance has more than 100,000 miles.
• Trustees approved for the county fiscal officer to certify the total current tax valuation of the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by renewal levies for the March 17 election. Township Administrator Warren Price said these are just submitted to see the amounts the renewals would bring in. The first was a renewal of a 1.8-mill levy. The second was the 1.8-mill renewal levy increasing the levy by 1.25 mills. The third option for the 1.8-mill renewal levy and adding 1.5 mills. Trustees also asked for the tax value of the existing 3.2-mill renewal levy.
• For the Zoning Department, trustees accepted and agreed to purchase parcels located in the township approved by the Summit County Land Bank Side Lot and Vacant Land Transfer Program. The board approved the purchase of nine properties at a total cost of $2,000.
• The board also approved the renewal of the term for David Smith in the Board of Zoning Appeals from Dec. 31 to Dec. 31, 2024.
• Speaking before council was resident David Dies asking for an update on the conditions of Springfield Lake. Task Force Chairwoman Michelle Moyer said the committee, made up of Springfield and Lakemore residents, has been working together and should have information and a suggested plan to present soon.
• The annual tree lighting will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at the gazebo on Canfield Road. The evening will include lighting the holiday lights, Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot dogs, cookies, hot cocoa and music by the Spartanaires and students from Spring Hill and Young Elementary Schools.
• Resident Jerry Michael said Rock the Docks will be held June 25-28, 2020 and they are planning a Cruise-In on Sept. 19, 2020.
• Police Chief Dave Hoover thanked the Springfield Township Women’s Club for its donation to the canine unit.
The next regular scheduled meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 12 at Springfield Town Hall on Canfield Road.