Minutes October 26, 2010 Meeting

Minutes October 26, 2010 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met October 26, 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 member Dick Dare present. Mr. Blanton was absent. Mr. Ramsey led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present were: Donald Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Frank Schlake, Lee Short, Mr. & Mrs. David Opperman, Fred LaFollette and Paul & Judy Long.

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

Cemetery Update
10/22/10 Nora Kelly Sec 4 Lot 253 SW Corner - cremation remains
10/22/10 Lynda Moorhead Sec 4 Lot 253 SW Corner - cremation remains
10/22/10 Donald Moorhead Sec 4 Lot 253 SW Corner - cremation remains

New Business
Judy and Paul Long, representing the Little Miami Food Pantry, thanked the board for the continued use of the old township building for the food pantry operation. Mr. Long told the board they would like to make some changes to the building to facilitate its use. They would like to move the wall in order to make more room for food storage and have a wall separating the workers and the families. They would also like to remove the carpet and replace it with tile in order to make for easier cleaning. The trustees were in agreement that these changes would be beneficial and Dick Dare made a motion to approve the proposed changes. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion. Vote: Dare, yea Ramsey, yea
Mr. Dare asked about the garden. Mr. Long said it had done pretty well considering the lack of rain. He also told the board that they are serving about 45 families each time they are open.

Donald Lynch voiced his complaint about the treatment of his electronic equipment at the October 12th meeting. He stated he thinks the township overstepped their bounds. He stated that at the last meeting, while he was outside the building speaking to Rep. Maag, someone brought his equipment and phone outside and told him the meeting was over. He went on to state he was putting the township on notice that if any official ever touches him or his equipment, he will ask a police officer to take any or all of the trustees into custody. His full written complain in on file.

Frank Schlake asked the trustees what they could tell him about an easement problem. He wanted to know who paid the taxes on the easement property. His neighbors have planted bushes along the easement and are throwing garbage into his field.

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette told the board they had not been able to get in touch with Michael Prusinski since he had been hired. Since he has not gotten in touch with them, he would like to remove him from the active roll. Dick Dare made a motion to remove Michael Prusinski from the employment roll effective immediately. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:        Dare, yea       Ramsey, yea

The fire department has been looking into snow removal for the sidewalks around the firehouse. They would like to purchase a snow blower for that purpose. The trustees approved this purchase.

The crew has been checking out the road equipment for the winter. The 1995 dump truck needs work; possibly a new fuel tank. Frank Schlake mentioned a place near Goshen that deals in used aluminum tanks.

There is enough salt on hand to cover the first few snows.

Dick Dare mentioned a drain that was stopped up. They will check it out.

Concerning the Waynesville Road problem, they are still waiting on materials.

Fred told the board that Thursday, October 28th will be the last day worked for Patty Higginson and Jon Peters. He stated he hoped they would be available next year as they both were good workers this summer.

Zoning
There were no new zoning issues for this period.

Fiscal Business

Resolution for Transfer of Funds
The Fiscal Officer requested the board approve a transfer from the Fire Fund to the Debt Service Fund in order to make the final payment on the land acquisition note. The principal due is $30,000. And the interest is $630.00. Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 10-1026 to allow for the transfer of $30,630 from the Fire Fund to the Debt Service Fund for the purpose of making a payment on the real estate acquisition note. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.

Vote:     Dare, yea       Ramsey, yea

Appropriation Modifications Resolution
The Fiscal Officer presented the following Appropriation Modifications to the board for approval:
         Decrease fund 01 $ 8,000.00
         Decrease fund 03 $ 1,000.00
         Increase fund 05 $ 3,000.00
         Decrease fund 06 $ 250.00
         Increase fund 07 $ 430.00
         Increase fund 13 $ 850.00
         Decrease fund 14 $ 30,000.00
         Decrease fund 14A $ 45,000.00
         Increase fund 15 $237,890.00
         Decrease fund 23 $ 200.00
The total appropriations will increase by $157,720.00 for a total of $4,074,571.31.
Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 10-1026A to approve the modifications to the FY2010 appropriations due to changes in revenue. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:       Dare, yea         Ramsey, yea

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer presented checks #9783 - #9855, 10029-10032 which totaled $131,519.02.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:       Dare, yea         Ramsey, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $69,394.11.
This amount included receipts #6882– #6900.

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