Minutes February 23, 2010 Meeting

Minutes February 23, 2010 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met February 23, 2010 in regular session at the Township Hall for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. President Kirk Ramsey called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with members Ralph Blanton and Dick Dare present. Mr. Ramsey led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.


Others present were: Donald Lynch, Fred Lafollette, Mike Kassalen, Woodie Davis, Frank Schlake, Donnie Williams, Bill Harrison, Ron Stratton, Paul Kilburn, Lee Short, Mr.& Mrs. Opperman, Sheriff Larry Sims and Deputy George Hunter.

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

Cemetery Update
2/24/2010   James E Stewart   Sec 5 Lot 109     NE Corner

Sheriff’s Report
Sheriff Sims presented copies of the annual report from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. He spoke on issues such as child abuse and the sex offender listing. There were 521 on the list for 2009. He talked about the notable cases in 2009 and the court security staff. He brought up the issue of his trying to get more bed space approved due to the overcrowding of the jail that is forcing them to send detainees to Butler County. This takes money from the budget. Other items mentioned were the addition of two drug dogs, the drug task force and the program to rotate all staff so that they are able to attend all grant meetings.
Chairman Ramsey thanked him on behalf of the township.

Community Items
Mr. Lynch brought up the issue of his not having the public records he had requested at the last meeting. He also suggested that the township should not take advice from the county prosecutor’s office, as he did not think they were giving the township proper advice.

Mike Kassalen didn’t have any new zoning business this meeting.

Kirk will attend the Warren County Board of Health Meeting.

Dick Dare presented an article that had been published about the Little Miami Food Pantry’s garden that was created this past summer with the help of Barbara Fath. She has already asked the township to allow them to enlarge the garden this year.

Kirk mentioned the sessions that were offered at the township convention last week.

The matter of communicating township business to the public was discussed.





Fiscal Business


Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer presented checks #8867 - #8922, 10005-10006 which totaled $181,646.34.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote:      Dare, yea       Blanton, yea         Ramsey, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $30,638.75.
This amount included receipts #6649– #6664.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Dare made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 P.M. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote:       Dare, yea       Blanton, yea         Ramsey, yea