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During the Thursday, August 7, Genoa Township Board of Trustees meeting the trustees appointed the following residents to the Police & Fire Levy Committee: Frank Bateman, David Buhn, Connie Goodman, Suzane Kile, John Rutledge, Bill Bird, Sandra Faulkner, Steve Havens, Art Reitz, and Sara Walsh.

Members of the committee will review budgets and proposals from the Police and Fire Chiefs resulting in a millage recommendation to the trustees for 2016-20 public safety services.

Trustee Rick Carfagna reported that legislation he worked on with township fiscal officer Pat Myers recently passed at the statehouse. The legislation will allow the township to invest in municipal bonds, creating additional township revenue without increasing taxes.

Genoa Township is hosting outdoor movie nights in McNamara Park. The movie Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be shown this Aug. 16, at McNamara Park. The movie will start at dusk, but residents are encouraged to come early with their blanket to get a good seat. Popcorn will be provided.

The trustees accepted a $50 donation from Robert D. Litt to help maintain the 3C bike trail; and Delaware County donated a child fingerprinting system to the Genoa Township Police Department.

The trustees reviewed a vehicle retention schedule prepared by the Genoa Township Police Department. While researching the schedule it was discovered that maintenance costs exceed a reasonable threshold after department vehicles reach a certain age and mileage. They reviewed the benefits of replacing vehicles when they pass this threshold. The board approved a new 2015 Ford Police Interceptor SUV to replace a vehicle that was identified on the retention schedule as being ready for replacement.

The trustees promoted Police Officer Jarrod Speakman from part-time to full-time status to balance patrol shifts so seven officers would be on duty during each shift. The board also promoted Christopher Reynolds from part-time to full-time Firefighter/Paramedic to fill a vacancy created by a recent resignation.

It was announced that members of the Genoa Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 18, in the Genoa Township Hall to consider the rezoning of 15 acres west of Heritage Christian Church on Maxtown Road for the development of 39 age-restricted condominiums.

The applicant, Epcon Communities, previously requested approval for the development of additional units. The trustees denied that request. The trustees will reconsider the request after the Zoning Commission makes a recommendation. Interested residents are encouraged to attend the public hearing or contact Development & Zoning Director Joe Clase at (614) 568-2031 or < jclase@genoatwp.com > to share their comments. All comments collected will be presented at the public hearing.

The trustees have placed a 1.1 mil road levy on the November 4 ballot. Voters will be asked to consider a 0.4 mil increase as recommended by a resident study.

State Representative Margaret Ann Ruhl will hold office hours in the Genoa Township Administration Office from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, September 8. The trustees said they encourage township residents to stop by and meet their state representative.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Genoa Township Board of Trustees is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, at the Genoa Township Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Hwy., Westerville. An updated list of meetings is available on the Township’s website at www.genoatwp.com.

The Genoa Township Administrative Offices are located at the Genoa Township Hall. The offices are regularly open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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