Minutes November 7, 2011 Meeting

Minutes November 7, 2011 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met November 7, 2011 in regular session at the Salem Morrow Fire Station Conference Room for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. The meeting date was changed due to Election Day falling on the regular meeting date of Tuesday, November 8. President Kirk Ramsey called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. with members Dick Dare and Ralph Blanton present. Mr. Ramsey led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Donald Lynch, Chief Fred LaFollette, Ron Stratton, Void Blanton, Mr. & Mrs. Dave Opperman and Asst.Chief Bill Harrison.

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

11/2/2011 John Miller Sec 5 Lot 197 SW Corner

New Business:

Don Lynch had recently read the minutes from the previous meeting and stated there seemed to be a problem with him stating complaints at the meetings. He said his complaints were usually zoning related and the zoning personnel are not available tonight. The form he was talking about was mentioned by the zoning inspector and he said he had never seen the form. He stated he thought that if he brings up a zoning complaint at the meeting it should supersede the zoning form. He then mentioned the large rock in front of the property on 22 & 3. Kirk then told him the rock was in the right of way and it will have to be moved. Mr. Lynch stated there has been a deck added now and no permit has been issued.

It was brought up about a problem with a property on Salem Road.
Ralph Blanton will check on the Gooch property permits. He told Mr. Lynch he would print the zoning book for him for $15.00 as there are 150 pages to it.

Fire Department
Assistant Chief Harrison reported they had been really busy lately with both squads out at times.
Concerning the EPCR program, they will receive $61,000 from the county commissioners toward this expense. The fire department share will be $7200. The goal is to get it up in April or May and have it running by June. The annual renewal fees will be around $2,000 per year.
He also reported they have been working with Gary Loxley in the prosecutor’s office on the mutual aid contracts.

Fred LaFollette told the board that they were taking the trees down at Morgan’s.
He also reported that the cemetery summer workers were done for the year now. Mike and Greg are working on getting the equipment serviced.
Kirk brought up the matter of getting chains for the salt trucks. Fred will look into this.

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer prepared checks #11229- #11281, 91138-91142 which totaled $37,402.33.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Mr. Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:    Mr. Dare, yea      Mr. Ramsey, yea       Mr. Blanton, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $3,513.47.
This amount included receipts #7238– #7243.

With no further business to come before the board, Ralph Blanton made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 P.M. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:     Mr. Blanton, yea     Mr. Ramsey, yea      Mr. Dare, yea