2014-01-04 / News

Acord retires from trustee board

By Charles Prince


Licking Township Trustee Dave Miller presents retiring Trustee Ron Acord with a resolution from Licking County Commissioners thanking Acord for his 24 years service as a trustee. John Holman will replace Acord on the board. Beacon photo by Charles Prince. Licking Township Trustee Dave Miller presents retiring Trustee Ron Acord with a resolution from Licking County Commissioners thanking Acord for his 24 years service as a trustee. John Holman will replace Acord on the board. Beacon photo by Charles Prince. JACKSONTOWN - Licking Township Trustees wrapped up the year Monday night.

A Records Commission meeting preceded the trustees’ meeting. Trustees approved a records retention schedule drafted by fiscal officer Andrea Lynch and three changes to their public records policy. Requests for fire/EMS public records will now be made directly to the fire chief, rather than through the fiscal officer.

Zoning Inspector John Holman, who will be replacing the retiring Ron Acord as a trustee in 2014, issued a total of 30 permits in 2013. The most recent one is for a new home in Harbor Hills. The Board of Zoning Appeals approved five variances and the Zoning Commission approved one map change. Zoning fees totaled $4,000.

Trustees unanimously appointed Board of Zoning Appeals alternate Roy Hurt to a five-year term thought 2018. He is replacing Richard Cash who could no longer serve due to health issues.

Trustees opted to wait a while before making a five-year appointment to the Zoning Commission. The open seat was originally held by Frank Davis who resigned midterm. His replacements were also unable to complete his term.

Trustees were notified by the county auditor’s office that one of it’s one-mill levies for fire/EMS services will expire in 2014. It will be collected through 2015. Trustees can first place a renewal or replacement issue on the November ballot. Fire Chief Mike Wilson reported that he is waiting for the Village of Buckeye Lake to renew a contract to provide fire/EMS services to the Maple Bay portion of the township. Buckeye Lake received $350 per run up to a $3,500 maximum for the year.

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