Union Township seeks to rehire Geis as administrator

February 7th, 2010    Author: Marsha Mundy    Filed Under: News

The Union Township Trustees voted to consider rehiring Ken Geis to the position of township administrator when they met Thursday, Jan. 28.

Former administrator Geis has expressed an interest in the position. He held the job previously until his retirement in 2006.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, in order for the board to rehire Geis into the same position which he held previously, a public hearing must be held. It is scheduled 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.

The job of administrator became available when the board fired David Duckworth Jan. 14. Duckworth took over the position of administrator in February 2009 but board members and Duckworth had differing ideas for the future of the township.

If the board decides to move forward by hiring Geis, he could begin work on March 29.

In other business:

• The board of trustees approved a recommendation by Cory Wright to hire Linda Staderman for the position of part-time post office retail clerk. They also approved hiring Milton Gross for the position of part-time clerical fiscal assistant. Both will be hired effective Feb. 1.

• The board approved a $24,000 contract with Focused Capitol Solutions LLC for annual professional consulting services. The company acts in a representative capacity on behalf of the township with agencies of the federal, state and local government.

• Wright recommended that the board approve an annual HVAC maintenance agreement with Bachman's. The board agreed to grant Wright authority to execute documents with each of the buildings separately.

• The board approved a resolution authorizing service department director Matt Taylor to perform emergency snow removal in the Terrace Ridge subdivision when warranted. Since the streets have not been dedicated and the developer has not been taking care of snow removal, the township will clear the streets and charge the developer at a cost of $ .07 per linear foot. The resolution is in effect until April 15, 2010.

• The board approved an addendum to a contract with Duke Energy Retail Sales which amends and increases a guaranteed generation rate savings of 15 percent for 2010 and 15 percent for 2011. The initial contract called for savings of 12 percent in 2010 and 7 percent in 2011.

• Wright reported to the board that nine interviews were scheduled for the position of township mechanic. One candidate had withdrawn his name. He expected to have a candidate for board approval at the meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11.

• The board changed their second meeting date to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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