Minutes November 24, 2009 Meeting

Minutes November 24, 2009 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met November 24, 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, Frank Schlake, Carl Burns, Mr. Spurlock, Donald Lynch, Fred Lafollette, Ralph Blanton, Sharon Fischer, Mike Kassalen, Woodie Davis and Mr. & Mrs. David Opperman.

The minutes were read and approved and were posted in the township hall.

Cemetery Update
11/20/2009 Betty Abbott Sec 4 Lot 310 #2 NW Corner

Miscellaneous Matters

Sharon Fischer from the Warren County Board of Elections attended the meeting to discuss the possibility of using the new fire station as a voting location in the future. She mentioned they were interested in moving 2 precincts from the Morrow Depot. Carl Burns state that the depot did have plenty of parking and handicap accessibility. Dick Kilburn suggested she look into using the old firehouse once we move to the new location for the voters of the village. Kirk was concerned that if the new location was used, it was possible the bays could be blocked by parked cars. That would create a problem if there was a fire or EMS call.

Donald Lynch asked about a response to his prior request for copies of all sign permits. He requested a reply in writing by December 1st. He brought up the problem with his fence being built to the property line. He said it was an economic loss not being able to use his entire property. He again mentioned several other township properties including the Dare and Kranzmayr properties.

Bob Glancy voiced his concern that there were remarks being made by someone regarding his old fire truck being on his property.

Fred brought up the fact that someone has requested that a vase-type headstone be put in. We currently have no pricing for this. He checked with other area cemeteries and was told they charge $35-$50 for this foundation work. It was decided we would charge $50.00.
He reported that Ron Kilburn has resigned effective November 16, 2009 to take a full time position elsewhere. Dick Dare made a motion to accept the resignation of Mr. Kilburn. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion. Vote: Dare, yea Ramsey, yea Kilburn; abstained

The last work day for Patty Higginson will be tomorrow, November 25th. It was mentioned that she has done a good job again this year.

Regarding the Quaker cemetery on Ward Road, Kirk talked to Gary Loxley who will contact Tom Hill to let him know the township will do whatever is required by law.

Kirk brought up the matter of weeds along Anderson and Morrow Millgrove Roads. He said they are creating a visibility problem. He noticed the county had been in the area mowing and hopes they get to that location next.

Woodie Davis asked if there was a finish date for the fire house. Kirk told him it was being projected for the end of February. A discussion followed about the work that was being done currently on the fire house.



Mike Kassalen turned in a permit for an addition. There weren’t any other zoning matters to bring before the board.

Fred reported that they had been awarded $12,500.00 from the Loeb Foundation. It will be used towards the payment on the fire truck acquisition note.

Fiscal Business

Transfer of Funds
The fiscal officer requested the board approve the following transfers:
$8,938.50 from the Fire Fund to the Debt Service Fund
$173,500.00 from the Fire Department Levy to the Debt Service Fund

Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 09-1124 to approve the transfer of funds in the amount of $8,938.50 from the Fire Fund to the Debt Service Fund for the purpose of paying interest on the Fire Truck Acquisition Note, and $173,500.00 from the Fire Department Levy Fund for the purpose of paying interest and principal on the Fire Station Improvement Note.
Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea      Ramsey, yea      Kilburn, yea

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer presented checks #8516 - #8582, 99028-99030 which totaled $414,363.50.
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 $212,260.03.
This amount included receipts #6576– #6595.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 P.M. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea        Dare, yea           Ramsey, yea