Yellow Creek officials reorganize for 2018

WELLSVILLE — There was no change to the guard at Yellow Creek Township as the board of trustees held its reorganizational meeting for 2018 on Tuesday.

Held prior to its regular meeting, the board approved the nominations of Kenny Biacco to resume as chairman and Glenn McKenzie again as vice-chairman.

Biacco was nominated by Mark Allison and McKenzie for the position, which Biacco accepted, while Biacco and Allison nominated McKenzie in the second-in-command role, also accepted by McKenzie.

In regard to the four committee assignments, Biacco will handle the health department and steering committee, while Biacco will handle the audit committee with Fiscal Officer Debbie Lyle, and McKenzie and Lyle will work on the records committee.

Aside from the trustees, the board approved the re-hiring of road crew members Travis McLean at $18.50 per hour and Jared Ryan Williams at $17.50 per hour, with overtime pay to consist of the usual time-and-a-half worked past the 40 hour week.

As for personal time, employees who have worked from one to seven years will also be eligible for two weeks of vacation, those eight to 14 will receive three weeks, and those over 15 will receive four weeks. All vacation time must be used by the end of the year, and no carryovers will be accepted.

Employees will also receive 15 sick days per year (maximum of 30), and earns 1.25 sick days per month. In the event of resignation or termination, the departing employee will receive one-third of the sick pay accumulated.

As for insurance, only employees (and not trustees after 2018) will be through Anthem Insurance for medical, Delta Dental, and VSP for vision. OTARMA will remain as the township’s liability insurance provider.

In other reorganizational matters:

— The board approved the temporary appropriations for the first three months of 2018, totaling $134,568.

The breakdown of the appropriations were $50,000 in the General Fund; $3,000 in the Motor Vehicle fund; $30,000 in the Gasoline fund; $35,000 in the Road and Bridge Fund; $35,000 for the Road District fund; $9,568 for the Road Equipment fund; and $3,500 for permissive tax.

— The board approved Huntington Bank to serve as the township’s depository for 2018, and also agreed as the last day in the month to serve as pay day for the township’s trustees and fiscal officer.

— The board also named the Highlandtown Volunteer Fire Department and the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department as the two official departments to service the township.

— Meeting times and dates will remain at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the David W. Boyd Meeting Hall on Oak Ridge Road.