March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Columbia Township Administration Building
5686 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Columbia Township

Columbia Township Board of Trustees
Township Meeting
5686 Kenwood Road
January 14, 2020
6:00 P.M.

Call Meeting to Order

 Roll Call

 Pledge of Allegiance

 Oath of Office – Chris Kritikos

 Nominations and Election of Board of Trustees President

 Nominations and Election of Board of Trustees Vice-President

Appointment of Representatives to Little Miami Joint Fire-Rescue District Board

Appointment of Representative to HCRPC Planning Partnership

 Confirmation of JEDZ Board President and Representatives

 HCDC Quarterly Update: Dustin Montgomery

 Approval and Signing of Minutes:

  • Regular Meeting Minutes of December 10, 2019
  • Special Meeting Minutes of December 23,2019

Open Forum

 Call for Reports

  • Road Superintendent Report (Mr. Servizzi)
  • Police Report (Lt. Enderle)
  • Fiscal Officer’s Report (Ms. Heekin)
  • Administrator’s Report (Mr. Lemon)
  • LMJF&R Report (Mrs. Hughes/Mr. Lemon)
  • Trustees Reports


  • com: Article “Tussle over TIFS: Are special districts a property tax ‘slush fund’ or an economic engine?” (12/15)
  • com: Article “Ohio aims to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries” (12/15)
  • Great Parks of Hamilton County: Letter requesting payment for Phase 1 of Little Miami Scenic Trail Extension (12/17)
  • Business Courier: Article “Highway project damages city flood control system” (12/23)
  • Hamilton County Recorder: Letter Regarding Zoning Resolutions and Amendments (1/2)
  • HCDC: 2019 Q4 Update (1/3)
  • Cincinnati Enquirer: Article “Official offers proposal in expired tax-incentive pact” (1/8)


  • Establishing Salary Ranges for the Year 2020 (2nd Reading)
  • Authorizing Economic Development Sponsorship Expenses (2nd Reading)
  • Requesting the County Auditor to Make Advance Payment of Taxes (One Reading)
  • Establishing Just and Equitable Service Charges During the Period from October 2019 through April 2020 in Connection with the Removal of Snow and Ice from Undedicated Township Roads (Emergency)
  • Establishing By Rule Notices of Township Meetings, Dates, Times, and Places (One Reading)
  • Authorizing the Amount of Compensation and Salary Method of Compensation for Newly Elected Trustee (One Reading)
  • Authorizing the Amount of Compensation and Salary Method of Compensation for Newly Elected Fiscal Officer (One Reading)
  • Appointing Melissa Taylor as Township Administrator Beginning April 1, 2020 and Authorizing the Township Administrator’s Terms of Appointment (1st Reading)
  • Approving Payment of $125,000.00 to Great Parks of Hamilton County for Phase 1 Construction of Little Miami Scenic Trail Extension (1st Reading)

Old Business

 New Business

 Approve Payment of Bills, Bank Reconciliation and Financial Reports


Signing of Minutes and Resolutions