Minutes July 28, 2009 Meeting

Minutes July 28, 2009 Meeting

 

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met July 14, 2009 in regular session at the Township Hall for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. Chairman Kirk Ramsey called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with members Dick Kilburn and Dick Dare present. Mr. Ramsey asked all present to stand and led them in the pledge of allegiance.
 
Others present were: Ralph Blanton, Lee Short, Mr. & Mrs. David Opperman, Donald Lynch, Fred LaFollette,  Ron Stratton, Gene Sharpe, Bill Harrison, Mike Kassalen and Frank Schlake.
 
The minutes were read and were approved after noting that Mr. Kilburn had abstained from the vote on the increase for Ronald Kilburn. The minutes were posted in the township hall.
 
Cemetery Update
7/30/09                        Helen Smith    Sec 4 Lot 159 #2 SE Corner
 
 
Community Items
 
Donald Lynch
Mr. Lynch asked about various requests he had made for copies. Some of the items were not available. He then requested the fiscal officer to produce an affidavit stating that there were postings made to change meeting dates.
This request was questioned as to its validity and will be checked with the prosecutor’s office to see if it is valid. He also asked about videotaping the meetings. Kirk will check into that matter. After a period of time, he was asked to take a seat as his time was up.
  
Fire Department
Chief LaFollette reminded the board that there was a construction meeting tomorrow at 2:00.
 
He asked to board to approve the release of a part timer who has had a poor performance during his probationary period. The person in question is Chris Kraft. Dick Dare made a motion to approve removing Chris Kraft from employment with the Salem Morrow Fire Department due to not passing the probationary period. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:   Dare, yea         Kilburn, yea    Ramsey, yea
 
Fred told the board he had talked to Ed McCall about the job superintendent not doing a good job. They will change the person in charge of the project. It was agreed to bring back the man who was originally in charge of the job for the general contractor. They hope this move will get the project back on track.
  
Zoning
Mike Kassalen turned in 4 permits which included 2 new houses.
  
Fiscal Business
 
The Fiscal Officer requested approval to modify the appropriations in the Zoning Fund by increasing 13-A-01 in the amount of $229.18 and decreasing 13-A-03 by the same amount.
Dick Dare made a motion to approve the appropriation modification to the Zoning Fund as presented. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:   Dare, yea         Kilburn, yea                Ramsey, yea
  
Identity Theft Prevention
Notice was received from the prosecutor’s office that that Federal Trade Commission has imposed a new program on anyone defined as a creditor. It is not sure the township would be required to put this program in place since there is no business that is billed other than through the fire department.
   
Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer presented checks #8072 - #8137 which totaled $63,344.07
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:   Dare, yea         Kilburn, yea          Ramsey, yea
  
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of  $26,509.77.
This amount included receipts #6458– #6474. 
  
With no further business to come before the board, Dick Dare made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 P.M. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:      Dare, yea    Ramsey, yea    Kilburn, yea