Minutes October 12, 2010 Meeting

Minutes October 12, 2010 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met October 12, 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.

Others present were: Void Blanton, Donald Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Honorable Ron Maag, Bob Glancy, Ron Stratton, Woodie Davis, Frank Schlake, Bob Vail, Bill Harrison, Lee Short, a deputy from the sheriff’s department and Pete Mueller.

The minutes were approved as read and were posted in the building.

Cemetery Update
7/30/10 Mary Ann Perry Sec 5 Lot 9 #2 NE Corner

Chairman Ramsey thanked everyone who helped with the open house. He said the attendance was great and they were pleased so many had turned out. Bill Harrison estimated there were 350 people who attended the event.

New Business
State Representative Ron Maag, who had attended the open house as a resident of Salem Township thought the township needed an Ohio flag. He presented a flag that had flown over the state house in June along with a certificate of authenticity. The board thanked him for the honor.

Pete Mueller who is a resident of Bennett Road asked about the problem on that road. Kirk told him the road also needs some maintenance before it is striped. They are looking at putting up some guardrail and doing berm work in the spring. Mr. Mueller stated he would like to see a yellow line down the center of the road now. Kirk explained to him that the township works with the county engineer’s office when they do their striping in the spring.

Ron Stratton thanked Mike Kassalen for looking at the weeds behind his property and getting them taken care of quickly.

Donald Lynch brought a copy of the July 27th minutes where it was written that a fee for a variance hearing was turned in. He wanted to know when the notice for the hearing was posted and every other detail regarding that meeting.

An officer from the sheriff’s department told those present that there has been a rash of vehicle and home breakins lately. He suggested that no valuables should be left in cars. If anyone sees anyone suspicious or an unknown car in the area, they should call the sheriff’s office.

Fire Department/Roads
Assistant Chief Harrison reported that the fire department has had a lot of brush fires to deal with lately. He had no other business at this time.

He reported that work on the culvert on Waynesville Road was almost complete. They have an estimate from Warren County for a large piece of metal to make a lid and when that is done, the project should be complete. The estimate for the metal was around $500.00.

Mike Kassalen asked if the grass behind Stratton’s had been cut voluntarily, which it had.
Kirk asked Mike and Lee if they wanted help in moving the zoning files to the new building.

Ralph Blanton added his thanks to the fire department for all their work getting ready for the open house and taking care of things on that day.
Dick Dare commented on how well the fire department employees looked that day. He also had people comment on the cards that had been put by various equipment telling how it was purchased, whether by fundraising or grants that Bill had applied for and been awarded.

Fiscal Business
Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer presented checks #9723 - #9782, 10028 which totaled $39,576.15.
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 $2,505.26.
This amount included receipts #6876– #6881

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        Blanton, yea