TWINSBURG TOWNSHIP — Earlier this month, Trustees approved temporary appropriations for the first three months of 2019 of $4.98 million, with the entire year certificate of resources from the Summit County Budget Commission set at $15.99 million.
Township Manager Rob Kagler said the certificate of resources is the amount of estimated funds the township expects to receive during the year, plus the unencumbered and unreserved fund balance from the prior year.
The temporary appropriations are the amounts set aside for first quarter spending as of the end of the previous year. Permanent appropriations for 2019 must be approved by the end of March 2019 and sent to the Summit County Fiscal Office.
Kagler said the 2019 appropriations are basically similar to the 2018 figures. The certificate of resources going into 2018 was at $15.78 million and the temporary appropriations were at $4.99 million.
The temporary appropriations include $3.02 million in the general fund. Other major totals are $899,000 for the police district; $377,000 for the fire-EMS district; $329,000 for roads and bridges; and $260,800 for the fire district.
The certificate of resources includes $4.02 million in the general fund, $1.24 million for the police district, $1.44 million for the fire district, $2.23 million for the fire/EMS district, $861,230 in the road and bridge fund and $80,000 from the gasoline tax.
Certificate of resources figures for several infrastructure projects include Marwell Estates Phase 3, $1.05 million; Marwell Phase 4, $1.05 million; Heights Phase 11, $690,000; Heights Phase 12, $780,000; Heights Phase 13, $960,000; Heights Phase 14, $743,448; and Heights Phase 15, $653,785.
The appropriations include a salary of $152,414 for Kagler. Trustees approved an amended employment agreement with Kagler, which includes an additional $5,000 annual deferred compensation contribution.
Trustees also approved the township’s recreation, senior center, senior transportation and community gardens programs for 2019. Funds set aside for those are $65,000, recreation; $525, senior center; $480, seniors transportation; and no cost, community gardens.
Attorney Al Schrader was approved as the township’s legal adviser for 2019 for a fee of $20,000, and Trustees declared their intent to conduct internet auctions in 2019 for the sale of unneeded, obsolete or unfit township personal property.
Travel and meeting expenses for the Ohio Trustees Association winter conference Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at a cost not to exceed $1,800 was approved, as was the hiring of Tri-Mor Corp. for construction services for the Marwell Estates Phases 3 and 4 project at a cost of $38,319.
Trustees announced that township offices will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Meetings coming up are: Jan. 8 — board of zoning appeals at 6 p.m. and zoning commission at 7. The January regular trustees meeting date has not been determined.
Meanwhile, at their Nov. 28 meeting, trustees approved renewal of dental, life and vision insurance for the township’s elected officials and employees. In October, trustees had OK’d purchasing medical insurance.
The maximum medical insurance premium is $13,657 with Anthem and the maximum monthly health reimbursement account cost is $12,191 with Burnham & Flower. The total for coverage from Dec. 1, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2019 is expected to be about $310,191.
Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400 Ext. 4189 or firstname.lastname@example.org