Minutes July 24, 2012 Meeting

Minutes July 24, 2012 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met July 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: Chief Fred LaFollette, Donald Lynch, Ron Stratton, Lee Short, Matt Nolan, Frank Schlake, Asst. Chief Bill Harrison, Woodie Davis, Mike Kassalen, Void Blanton, Gene Sharpe, John Leesemann, Mr.& Mrs. David Opperman, Mike & Lisa Rousseau, Kirk Ramsey Jr., Rob Winterman and Ralph Blanton.

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

7/17/12 Bonnie Caldwell Sec 4 Lot 303 Center West

Rob Winterman of Sibcy Cline Realty was present to discuss a situation with the property owned by Mike & Lisa Rousseau that is being sold. There is no easement to the property but an old abandoned road that is currently washed out. The previous owners used this road that goes through the Landacre property. It is believed the township last graded it in 2001 or 2002. Mr. Ramsey told the Rousseaus that the information has been sent to the county engineer’s office. There was no indication given about when that office would get back to him. They are concerned about this because they have a party interested in buying the property.

Donald Lynch received the records he requested but could not find one particular permit for a sign that he was interested in seeing.
He asked about the proposed zoning change. Mr. Ramsey told him there are changes being made to the proposed changes and they have started over.

Ron Stratton brought up the obligations of office and assistance to other surrounding entities per the ORC. He asked for a copy of the minutes from the meeting where it was voted to help the Village of Morrow plow during the winter and what the charges would be. Chief LaFollette and Mr. Ramsey both told him they did not help salt the streets this winter and only did some plowing when their truck was down.

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, turned in a permit for a pole barn. He mentioned there were some townships putting together a group of volunteers to help when bad weather takes down trees, etc.

Chief LaFollette reported there was no word yet on the work scheduled for Trovillo Road. He thinks it will be a few weeks before they start on this project.

Assistant Chief Harrison gave an update on the EPCR program. They have been training on it and hope to have it up and running in two months. They have been setting up the info at the county.
He said the storm that went through the area today had mostly missed the township.

Heath Kilburn asked about the mowing. He mentioned Achterman Road needing it.

Dick Dare suggested the trustees should go check out the condition of the old road on the Rousseau property.

 Kirk Ramsey brought up the work that needs to be done in the cemetery. They need to put in a sewer line in order to have bathroom facilities in the new building that will be put up. They have a bid from Freeze Underground for $12,000. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to accept this bid and start on this work. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea     Mr. Kilburn, yea       Mr. Dare, yea

It was stated that there will have to be repairs done to the blacktop after this project. Chief said they would not have to close the cemetery while this work is in process.

Fiscal Business

Approval to Pay Bills
The fiscal officer prepared checks #12227- #12305, 91265-91279 which totaled $94,405.82.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Dare, yea     Mr. Kilburn, yea      Mr. Ramsey, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $20,661.98.
This amount included receipts #7495– #7514.

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