Minutes May 22, 2012 Meeting

Minutes May 22, 2012 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met May 22, 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 member Heath Kilburn present. Mr. Dare was absent due to illness. Mr. Ramsey led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Donald Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Frank Schlake, Ron Stratton, Assistant Chief Bill Harrison, Ralph Blanton , Michelle Toller and Mr. and Mrs. David Opperman.

The minutes read and posted in the building. There was a correction to be made regarding the statement made by Ken Gooch. It should have been as follows: some people in the donut shop were talking and making statements that there might be hazardous materials in the buildings on the Lynch property……..

5/12/12 Robert Gilkison Sec 5 Lot 75 NE Corner
5/23/12 Virginia Gail Cain Sec 4 Lot 49 NE Corner
5/23/12 Archie David Wilmot Sec 4 Lot 49 #2 SW Corner Cremation remains
5/23/12 Barbara Gene Hiles Sec 4 Lot 49 #2 SW Corner Cremation remains

Fire Department
Asst. Chief Bill Harrison updated the board on the new contract with Medicount Management for the billing of EMS services. The new contract is for 4 years and they will charge 6.5%. They will buy the computers that will be used in the squads for the new EPCR billing reports. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 12-0522 to approve the contract with Medicount Management to (1) provide billing service at 6.5% for a period of 4 years, (2) furnish the tough book computers for use in the squads, and (3) agree to follow HIPPA rules. Motion seconded by Heath Kilburn.
Vote:    Mr. Ramsey, yea       Mr. Kilburn, yea
Mr. Harrison noted that the county will have the new EPCR system up by July 1st. They will offer training for all departments.

The official start date for Greg Otting will be June 8, 2012. He has passed all required testing.

The Horton squad could be delivered next week or the week after. The fire department has received a grant to purchase new equipment for the squad.


Frank Schlake brought up the fact that there have been cars parking at the old Catholic Cemetery for long periods of time. This is a county problem and they will be contacted.

In zoning matters, zoning inspector Mike Kassalen turned in two permits.
In the absence of Lee Short, Mike and Michelle Toller discussed the zoning hearing coming up for the proposed changes to the zoning code. The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 P.M. at the fire station conference room.

Kirk Ramsey noted there had been some clean up done at the Christiansen property and the adjoining property.
He had a complaint regarding the house that had burned on Washington Way. The grass is very high.

Regarding the Christmas Ranch, Mr. Kassalen has talked to the neighbors and they are mostly concerned about the traffic problems and do not care about the hours of operation being extended.

Mr. Lynch brought up a correction to the prior meeting’s minutes as noted in the beginning of these minutes. He stated the notice for the public hearing was not posted in the banks or library as stated.
He again asked copies of all papers relating to the Gooch property. He continued to issue a statement regarding actions of the zoning department and the use of the bulletin marquee in front of the fire department. He submitted a written complaint against the zoning inspector for enforcement of zoning issues and a complaint against the property at 5357 US 22-3 stating they are in violation for no zoning permit and no building permit, and a complaint relating to the replacement of the foundation.

In other new business, Heath Kilburn presented the quotes he had received for replacing the building at the cemetery.
The mapping system was brought up. Ralph Blanton said that Pontem was waiting for some issues of grave sites near the construction of the new building to be cleared up. If they will not be used, they will be removed from the map.

 Fiscal Business

Appropriation Modifications
The Fiscal Officer requested approval of the following appropriation modification:
Increase 14A17A $1200          Decrease 14A15A $700
                                                Decrease 14A15B $500
Kirk Ramsey made a motion to approve this modification; seconded by Heath Kilburn.
Vote:      Mr. Ramsey, yea      Mr. Kilburn, yea

Ms. Harper submitted approval to transfer funds from the Fire Fund and Fire Department Levy Fund for the purpose of making payments that are due.
Mr. Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 12-0522A to approve the transfer of $48,373.40 from Fund 14A, account 14A17A to the Debt Service Fund , and transfer $63,002.60 from the Fund 10, account 10A17 for the purpose of making the semi-annual interest on the Fire Station Improvement Bond and the semi-annual interest and principal on the Fire Truck Acquisition Note. Health Kilburn seconded the motion. Vote:    Mr. Ramsey, yea      Mr. Kilburn, yea

Ms.Harper explained that the contract with Time Warner Cable expires and due to the new Video Law, the township is required to pass a resolution to authorize provider fees. Therefore, Mr. Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 12-0522B to establish a video service provider fee to be paid by any video service provider offering video service in the Township; authorizing the Trustee President to give notice to the video service provider of the video service provider fee. Mr. Kilburn seconded the motion.

Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea       Mr. Kilburn, yea

Mr. Kilburn made a motion to contribute $150 towards the Memorial Day services at the cemetery. Mr. Ramsey seconded the motion.

The renewal with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was presented for approval. Mr. Kilburn made a motion to continue health and life insurance coverage with Anthem. Mr. Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:     Mr. Kilburn, yea     Mr. Ramsey, yea

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer prepared checks #11977 #12062, 91238-91251 which totaled $293,632.70.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Heath Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:      Mr. Kilburn, yea       Mr. Ramsey, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $30,838.18.
This amount included receipts #7430– #7456.

With no further business to come before the board, Mr. Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 P.M. Mr. Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:     Mr. Kilburn, yea     Mr. Ramsey, yea