Minutes April 24, 2012 Meeting

Minutes April 24, 2012 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met April 24, 2012 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 Heath Kilburn and Dick Dare present. Mr. Ramsey led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Donald Lynch, Chief Fred LaFollette, Woodie Davis, Mike Kassalen, Void Blanton, Kenny Gooch, Ron Stratton, Frank Schlake and Deputy Brian Tinch.

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

4/16/12 Norma Schulz Sec 5 Lot 35 SW Corner
4/19/12 Patricia Harris Sec 5 Lot 195 #2 SW Corner

New Business
Donald Lynch stated he had done research on the permit that had been issued recently for a shed. He thinks the money should be returned to the resident. He has not found any permits for sheds less than 200 square feet which he says does not require a permit per the code. He says the code reads anything over 200 square feet would require a permit. He brought up a garden in the 5700 block of US 22-3 that is within one foot of the pavement. He went on to question permits for porches, fences, and the notification of trustees’ meetings on the sign.

Deputy Brian Tinch was present to represent the sheriff’s office. He is the Operations Commander. He gave a report on the 2011 citations and calls for service which were broken down by event type. He also gave details about the major events in the sheriff’s office for 2011. They saved over $600,000 for double bunking in the jail and yet reduced the food service cost. Mr. Ramsey told him that Salem Township appreciates their service to the community.

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, turned in two permits for this time period. He then responded to Mr. Lynch’s questions regarding the shed and fences.

Chief LaFollette told the board that after testing and interviews, their choice to fill the vacant full time position is Greg Otting. Dick Dare made a motion to approve the hiring of Mr. Otting. Kirk Ramsey stated the trustees would like to meet him first. Mr. Dare then withdrew his motion. The chief stated it would be at least a few weeks before he could start due to giving notice and physical exams.

Ron Stratton in reference to comments made by Donald Lynch, and stated that it was a private drive between his home and the one next to it, not a public access.

With the completion and delivery of the new ambulance expected to take place soon, Mr. Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 12-0424 to approve the transfer of $212,772.22 to the Fire Fund for to pay for the purchase of the Horton Emergency Squad; to be paid back over a period of no more than ten (10) years with an annual payment of at least $20,000 plus interest to be paid on the unpaid balance at the current bank interest rate being paid where the township funds are placed. The first payment will be due December 1, 2012. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:     Mr. Dare, yea       Mr. Kilburn, yea       Mr. Ramsey, yea


Fiscal Business
Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer prepared checks #11878- #11928, 91223-91233 which totaled $60,868.43.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Heath Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote:      Mr. Kilburn, yea        Mr. Dare, yea        Mr. Ramsey, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $551,599.36.
This amount included receipts #7392– #7422.

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