Minutes September 27, 2011 Meeting

Minutes September 27, 2011 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met September 27, 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 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: Frank Schlake, Donald Lynch, Chief Fred LaFollette, Lee Short, Ron Stratton, Asst. Chief Bill Harrison, Mike Velarius, Vicky VonHolle, Mike Kassalen, Woodie Davis, John Leesemann, Heath Kilburn, Bob Glancy, Gene Sharpe, Mr. Montgomery and Void Blanton.

The minutes were read and posted in the building. There was one correction to be made to the minutes. There was a motion made at the September 13th meeting to appoint Michelle Toller to the zoning board. That motion was omitted from the minutes and was as follows: motion made by Dick Dare to approve the appointment of Michelle Toller, seconded by Kirk Ramsey. All voted yea.

There were no updates to the cemetery records for this period.

New Business:
Mr. Ramsey asked the zoning inspector to check out the old cars at Washington Way.

Heath Kilburn bought up the condition of Shawhan Road. The bank is falling away again. Mr. LaFollette stated that the county is keeping an eye on it.

Mr. Ramsey then brought up the rules of speaking at the township meetings. He stated that residents will have 5 minutes to address the board. A non-resident will have up to 3 minutes to address the board. Additional time may be allotted if needed at the sole discretion of the Salem Township Board of Trustees. If the matter concerns a zoning complaint, there are forms to fill out and be given to the zoning department. He continued to say this will organize the meetings and will end the practice of the same complaints being brought up at every meeting.

Frank Schlake brought to the attention of the board the fact that a company cutting down trees has left the limbs laying in the ditch/roadway. The county engineer’s office should be notified.

Mike Kassalen, the zoning inspector, turned in one permit for a room addition.

Lee Short reported the next planning commission meeting is scheduled for October 19th. He said the meetings have been interesting to see all the community involvement.

Fire Dept/Roads
Chief LaFollette told the board the salt spreader had been installed on the second truck. The work was done by Kaffenbarger.

Ron Stratton issued an apology to Mike Kassalen for the statements made against him at the last meeting.

Donald Lynch disputed the change in speaking rules and stated his rights were being violated. He requested a place to park his trailer when he attends the meetings. He then asked for copies of the zoning complaint form mentioned by Mr. Ramsey. He stated he still wants a meeting with the zoning inspector to go over all his records and requested two copies of the zoning rules. He also requested a copy of the video of this meeting. He was given a copy of the video of the last meeting.

 Dick Dare reported he had received comments from residents about the great job the crew has done this summer with the mowing.

Fiscal Business
Debbie Harper, Fiscal Officer, requested the Board to approve the following appropriation modification:
Increase 14A04A Decrease 14A07A $40,000
Increase 01A04 Decrease 01A25 $ 1,000

Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 11-0927 to approve a modification to the 2011 Appropriations as listed. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote:       Mr. Dare, yea       Mr. Blanton, yea        Mr. Ramsey, yea

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer prepared checks #11059- #11112, 91106-91117 which totaled $81,894.19.
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:      Mr. Dare, yea      Mr. Blanton, yea      Mr. Ramsey, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $455,723.82.
This amount included receipts #7187– #7208.

With no further business to come before the board, Ralph Blanton made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 P.M. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:      Mr. Blanton, yea      Mr. Ramsey, yea       Mr. Dare, yea


Please note:   Because of  the November 8th meeting date falling on election day, the meeting will be changed to November 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM.