Minutes June 26, 2012 Meeting

Minutes June 26, 2012 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met June 26, 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: Chief Fred LaFollette, Donald Lynch, Ron Stratton, Lee Short, Matt Nolan, John Leesemann, Bob Glancy, Frank Schlake, Tom Salzbrun

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

Cemetery
6/22/12 Eunice Hopkins Sec 4 Lot 262 #2NW Corner Cremation

Tom Salzbrun from the Warren County Community Services was present and talked about the services offered by this group.

It was reported that the new squad had been delivered and was on site for anyone to review.

Don Lynch brought up the proposed zoning change. He said the trustees have recommended the zoning rules regarding signs should be changed. He asked if the trustees have read the 22 pages of changes and additions. He then questioned the sign and related permits for that sign at the site of the former deli.

Lee Short had only a short comment to make.

Ron Stratton also commented on the remarks.

Mr. Lynch requested a copy of the paper that Lee Short had given the fiscal officer before the meeting, but when told it was an invoice, only requested to see it.

Chief LaFollette reported that the squad had been delivered today.

He brought up the need for painting the roof of the maintenance building. He has received a quote from Troy Cain in the amount of $2105.00. The roof of the food pantry building also needs painted and a quote in the amount of $1850 was received from Koenig. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to approve these paint jobs as quoted. Dick Dare seconded the motion. Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Dare, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

Chief LaFollette then brought up the matter of paid time off that Assistant Chief Harrison had talked about at the previous meeting. They would like to see them able to earn a 24 hour off period every six months. Dick Dare made a motion to approve the Paid Time Off plan to be earned by meeting certain requirements. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.                                                                              Vote:      Mr. Dare, yea       Mr. Kilburn, yea      Mr. Ramsey, yea

There was a brief discussion about the proposed zoning changes and it was decided they need to be further reviewed by the trustees before they approve them.

Bids on the cemetery building have been given to Fred. They still need to work on determining which unused gravesites will be taken away by the construction of the new building. This information will have to be given to Pontem so they can re-work the mapping on the computer.

Mr. Ramsey reported the township newsletter should go out Wednesday or Thursday.

 Mr. Ramsey also brought up the 5K Run/Walk being sponsored by the Warren County Township Association to take place on July 28, 2012. Sponsors are needed to make this a success.

Fiscal Business

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer prepared checks #12100- #12154, 12179-12188, 91254-91259 which totaled $267,563.35.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.                                                                               Vote:    Mr. Dare, yea     Mr. Ramsey, yea      Mr. Kilburn, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $55,775.00.
This amount included receipts #7466– #7486.

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