Minutes July 12, 2011 Meeting

Minutes July 12, 2011 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met July 12, 2011 in regular session at the Salem Morrow Fire Station Conference Room for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. President Kirk Ramsey was out of town, so Vice President Dick Dare called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with member Ralph Blanton present. Mr. Dare led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Mike Kassalen, Chief Fred LaFollette, Void Blanton, John Leesemann, Lee Short, Frank Schlake, Ron Stratton, Don Lynch, David Opperman, Matt Nolan, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kilburn, Heath Kilburn and a deputy from the sheriff’s office.

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

Cemetery Update
7/8/11 Arrena Dixon Sec 3 Lot 71A #2 NW Corner

New Business:
Donald Lynch addressed the board regarding the cemetery. He stated that he had driven through the cemetery on the July 4th weekend in order to see the gravesites of the WWII soldiers and the other marked veteran graves. He was impressed with condition and presentation of all the gravesites in preparation for the holiday. He commended the employees who care for the cemetery.
Mr. Lynch then spoke on a policy and procedure manual. He had a copy of the public records policy for the village and thought it would be a good example for the township to follow.
Mr. Blanton told him that the videos of the meetings that he had requested will be available soon.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy was present to see if the township had any problems to report.
As there were none voiced, he was thanked for the care they take in patrolling the township.

Mike Kassalen, the zoning inspector, turned in two permits for this time period. They were for an addition and a pole barn.
Frank Schlake mentioned that the property on the corner near his had been cleared of the trash.

Mr. Blanton reported that Pontem Software is ready to download the cemetery program and the new mapping program to the second computer for use in assigning and selling new gravesites. He will organize the time for everyone to get together to see this done and have a brief training period.

Ronald Stratton voiced his complaint about the Regional Planning Commission and made a statement explaining why he was against the commission.

 Fiscal Business
Debbie Harper, Fiscal Officer, brought before the board the annual budget for the year commencing January 1, 2012 to be submitted to the Warren County Budget Commission. After reviewing the proposed budget, Mr. Blanton made a motion to pass Resolution 11-0712 to approve the budget as presented for Fiscal Year 2012 and submit it to the Warren County Budget Commission. Mr. Dare seconded the motion.
Vote:     Blanton, yea        Dare, yea

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer prepared checks #10784 - #10833, 91071-91073 which totaled $40,092.03.
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


For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $6,509.92.
This amount included receipts #7120– #7128.

With no further business to come before the board, Ralph Blanton made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 P.M. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote:      Mr. Blanton, yea        Mr. Dare, yea