Minutes October 27, 2009 Meeting

Minutes October 27, 2009 Meeting

 

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met October 27, 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 join in the pledge of allegiance.
 
Others present were: Bob Glancy, Lee Short, Mike Kassalen, Ron Stratton, Fred LaFollette, Ralph Blanton, Frank Schlake, David Opperman, Donald Lynch, and Bill Harrison.
 
The minutes were read and approved and were posted in the township hall.
 
Cemetery Update
10/21/2009      Julia Weingartner        Sec 4 Lot 132 #2 SW Corner
10/26/2009      Thonda Sue Regger    Sec 5 Lot 51 #2 SW Corner 
 
Donald Lynch Comments
Mr. Lynch requested that he be informed if there is a cost overrun on the firehouse construction and also requested that it does not exceed its original cost. He asked about the sign permits and why he had to have a permit for his sign. Kirk told him the Deli had to have a sign permit also. He again brought up the matter of his request to have a meeting with the zoning inspector before each meeting. He thinks he is being discriminated against by not being able to meet with the zoning inspector. He then brought up the issue of the building on Ward Road that was demolished. He wants to see a copy of the permit to demolish. He stated he had a problem with the cemetery on the site and thinks the township employees should be punished for allowing this to happen. Kirk told him to go to the county health department to read the papers on the property and he would understand why it was done.
 
Ronald Stratton mentioned the dispute in the name of US 22-3 versus Montgomery Road. He also thanked the board for all they’ve done for the township.
 
Roads/Fire Department
Fred Lafollette reported they planned to replace the catch basin on Ray Court. The crew will do the work in the next couple of weeks.
Nothing has been done on Trovillo Road yet.
He told the board there is enough salt on hand to handle the first snow.
 
Reporting on the progress of the new fire house, it was stated the windows are now in and they have plastic up so work can continue through the bad weather. They plan on hanging dry wall tomorrow.
 
Bill Harrison spoke on the need for a contract for the EMS medical director. He said the doctors group and the current doctor, Dr. Bain, want $10,000 for this contract. He has discussed this with a local doctor who will do it for $3,200 and $30 per hour for training. There is usually one 3-hour training per year. This doctor has also said he will make runs with the squad to check on their skills. He has been talking with several doctors and should have it worked out by next meeting.
 
Zoning
Mike Kassalen reported he had issued one permit for a new house during this period.
 
Dick Dare brought up the issue of still needing an assistant zoning inspector. It was decided the board would evaluate the need at the end of the year.
 
Kirk Ramsey reported that the LaRue property has been mowed and cleaned up and the cleanup of the Lake Road property is almost finished.
           
Kirk Ramsey reported that the LaRue property has been mowed and cleaned up and the cleanup of the Lake Road property is almost finished.
 
Fiscal Business
Appropriation Modifications
The Fiscal Officer presented the following appropriation modifications to the board for approval:
                                                    Reduce                       Increase                New Appropriation
General Fund                        33,000                                                   740,508.29
Motor Vehicle Fund                 4,000                                                     55,710.71
Gas Fund                               no change                                             232,654.30
Road & Bridge Fund                  1,000                                                   292,153.13
Cemetery Fund                       5,500                                                     64,327.49
Cemetery Bequest                   1,157                                                      2,699.96
Lighting District                        370.49                                                   5,323.47
Fire Fund                               no change                                            735,609.63
Zoning Fund                                                             800                      7,558.29
Ambulance Fund                                                     5,000                   216,009.47
Fire Levy                                                             70,000                 3,013,208.90
Fema Fun                                                            11,130                      11,130.00
Debt Service Fun                                                211,883.33                 297,283.33
Permissive License               3,113l.38                                                   165,735.78
                                      $48,140.87                 $298,813.33            $5,839,912.75
 
Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 09-1027 to approve the modifications to the appropriation as presented by the Fiscal Officer. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:    Ramsey, yea    Kilburn, yea     Dare, yea           
 
Transfer to pay the principal and interest on the Fire Truck Acquisition Note:
Dick Kilburn made a motion to pass Resolution 09-1027A to approve the transfer of funds from the Fire Fund to the Debt Service Fund for the purpose of paying the principal and interest on the Fire Truck Acquisition note. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea      Dare, yea         Ramsey, yea
 
PNC Bank contacted the township and desired to enter into a depository agreement for the purpose of future deposits or investments. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 09-1027B to approve the township having a depository agreement with PNC Bank. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:    Ramsey, yea    Kilburn, yea     Dare, yes
 
Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer presented checks #8392 - #8458 which totaled $106,723.93.
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  $61,773.06.
This amount included receipts #6544– #6567. 
 
 
With no further business to come before the board, Dick Dare made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 P.M. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:    Dare, yea         Kilburn, yea     Ramsey, yea