Village of Thurston

Council Meeting Minutes

April 26, 2004 

**Special Meeting**



Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Walnut Township Trustees.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 


Council/Mayor/Clerk Present:  Robert Ortman, Roger Aubery, Warren Simpson, Ed Vanek, Kevin Ety, Mary Barber, & Aaron Reedy


This was a special meeting called by the Walnut Township Trustees.  Others present were representatives from the Village Council of Millersport, Fire Chief Mike Jackson, and several other fire dept. personnel.


Walter said he gathered everyone here to brainstorm about what to do about the fire departments within the township, whether we want to create a Joint Department, a Fire District, or do nothing.  He wants to do what’s best for the township & the community.  The fire levy failed in November, so not sure how the residents are feeling.


Representatives from the Fire Department agree that they can work together best as a Joint Fire Department.


All entities shared ideas and discussed possibilities.


Idea was brought up to streamline the process by creating a committee made up of reps from all interested parties. 


Township made a motion to create the Walnut Township Fire & EMS Steering Committee made up of one rep from Thurston Council, one rep from Millersport Council, one rep from Township Trustees, the fire chief of Thurston and Millersport and Billy Phillips.


The Council of Thurston must make a motion to appoint a rep to this committee at the next regular meeting.


It was agreed that the first meeting of this committee will be at the Township House on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.


Township would like recommendations by August 15th.  Everyone agreed we have 2 excellent departments.  Adjourned at 8:20 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,




Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk