Minutes July 13, 2010 Meeting

Minutes July 13, 2010 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met July 13, 2010 in regular session at the Salem Morrow Fire Station Conference Room 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.

After the pledge, Dick Dare proclaimed that this first meeting held at the newly completed fire station would be dedicated to the memory of Dick Kilburn. Mr. Kilburn served many years as a trustee and was in office at the beginning of the fire station building project.

Others present were: Bill Harrison, Fred LaFollette, Frank Schlake, Donald Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Lee Short, Woodie Davis, Bob Glancy, Bob Vail, Gene Sharpe, John Poe, Jan Poe, John Leesemann, Void Blanton, Heath Kilburn, and a deputy from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Kirk Ramsey thanked all those present for their support in making this building project happen.

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

Cemetery Update
7/16/2010 Billy Ray Blanton Sec 4 Lot 225 #2 SE Corner

New Business
Donald Lynch stated that at the last meeting he had requested a copy of materials relating to a zoning request but was not given that copy immediately. He asked that he be able to get anything that he puts in writing.

At this time everyone present had a chance to say a few words about the new building.

Fred LaFollette told the board that the new summer employee was doing an excellent job and would like to give him an increase. Ralph Blanton made a motion to increase the hourly rate of Jon Peters effective with the next pay by $.50 per hour that would make his hourly rate $10.50. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:   Blanton, yea      Ramsey, yea       Dare, yea

He also brought up the renewal of the liability insurance with OTARMA. They have increased the liability coverage to $3,000,000. A copy of the lease for the township building with the food pantry was requested for insurance purposes. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to renew liability coverage through the OTARMA plan. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote:     Ramsey, yea      Blanton, yea       Dare, yea

After a discussion of the leasing process, Ralph Blanton made a motion to enter into a 1-year lease with the food pantry with the township paying for the utilities at the building during the 1-year time frame. The lease agreements will be reviewed after the year is up. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.       Vote:        Blanton, yea      Ramsey, yea      Dare, yea

Lee Short reported that the census bureau had sent maps of the township to verify that the boundaries were correct. He stated that he and Mike Kassalen had corrected a few mistakes and had it ready to mail it back.
Mike Kassalen turned in one building permit for a deck. He then gave the copy to Mr. Lynch that he had requested at the last meeting.

At the time the chairman asks the board members for any new business, Ralph Blanton again welcomed everyone to the meeting at the new location. Dick Dare invited all those present to come to future meetings.

Kirk Ramsey reported that the chip and seal project on Washington Way would start on Thursday. He said all residents had been notified about the scheduled work.

Fiscal Business

Budget Hearing FY2011
The fiscal officer presented the proposed budget for FY2011 to the board for approval. The budget was briefly discussed and Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 10-0713 to approve the FY 2011 budget as presented and submit said budget to the county budget commission pursuant to Section 5705.30 of the Ohio Revised Code. Dick Dare seconded the motion.     

Vote:      Ramsey, yea      Dare, yea      Blanton, yea

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer presented checks #9399 - #9459, 10020-10022 which totaled $74,779.64.
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 $1,699.21.
This amount included receipts #6789– #6796.

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