Minutes October 23, 2012 Meeting

Minutes October 23, 2012 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met October 23, 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, Frank Schlake, Dave Opperman, Void Blanton, Bob Glancy, Phil Spears, Mike Kassalen, John Leesemann, Asst. Chief Harrison and a Warren County Deputy.

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

There were no updates to the cemetery records for this time period.

Mr. Ramsey announced that Lee Short had turned in his resignation from the zoning board. The trustees agreed that he has done a great job while he has served on the board. John Leesemann asked if they knew why he had resigned. There was no reason given in his resignation.

Items from the floor:

Donald Lynch again brought up the posting of legal notices. He asked that all notices be mailed to him. He again mentioned the posting of the zoning hearing on the proposed changes. He brought up the requirements for permits for political signs. He was told this is no longer required.

The deputy from the Warren County Sheriff’s office reported that there weren’t any issues in the township at this time, but asked if anyone had any concerns or questions for him.

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette reported they had the new three year contract for Fire and EMS services with Washington Township. He asked that the board approve this contract. Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 12-1023 to enter into a contract for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services with Washington Township for a period of three (3) years to be effective January 1, 2013. Fire Protection will be compensated at the rate of $10,750 in 2013, $11,000 in 2014 and $11,250 in 2015. The EMS fees per run will be $450 for BLS and $550 for ALS for all three years. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Dare, yea     Mr. Ramsey, yea       Mr. Kilburn, yea

Regarding Achterman Road, Chief LaFollette has talked to Neil Tunison, but nothing has been done yet.
The crew has been working on the guard rails.
It was mentioned that the old building at the cemetery will probably not be taken down until next summer.
Patty Higginson and Jon Peters will work through the end of October.

Asst. Chief Harrison reported they would like to put Gabe Conger in the full time position, but he needs to get his paramedic certification. They would like to put him with a probationary period of two years to allow time to get certified. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to hire Mr. Conger on a 2-yr probationary period for the full time position. Dick Dare seconded the motion.

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

Asst. Chief Harrison then gave an update on the EPCR program. The cost will be $3,000 per year plus an annual fee of $600 per license per year
He brought up how they are updating their computers due to the fact that Windows XP ends in 2014. Windows 7 will be OK until 2020.
The new squad is running well.
  Mike Kassalen responded to the question regarding political signs, saying the code will be changed.
Dick Dare also stated the township had been advised not to enforce the code relating to political signs as it went against free speech.

The Fiscal Officer presented the following modifications to the 2012 appropriations:

General Fund            Increase         22,500.00               1,220,165.76
Motor Vehicle Fund    No change                                         84,952.26
Gasoline Fund           No Change                                       354,471.52
Road & Bridge           Increase           4,663.00                  396,057.53
Cemetery Fund         Increase          11,723.73                   70,720.44
Cemetery Bequest    Decrease              (14.46)                     1,277.75
Lighting District         Increase               304.67                      7,415.88
Fire Fund                   Increase       268,600.00                1,389,985.03
Zoning Fund              Increase                50.00                       4,365.36
Ambulance Fund       Decrease        (10,000.00)                 181,432.48
Fire Levy Fund          No Change                                           88,373.40
Debt Service Fund    No Change                                         328,844.00
Permissive Auto Fund Decrease        (1,000.00)                 218,546.85

                               New Total Appropriations               $4,346,608.26

Mr. Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 12-1023A approving the modifications to the appropriations for FY 2012. Mr. Kilburn seconded the motion. Vote: Mr. Dare, yea   Mr. Kilburn , yea   Mr. Ramsey, yea

The fiscal officer prepared checks #12587- #12663, 91320-91334 which totaled $75,190.41.
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. Ramsey, yea      Mr. Kilburn, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $96,936.05.
This amount included receipts #7599– #7620.

Mr. Lynch at this time asked to have the floor again to request the board to make a motion to dismiss the zoning inspector.

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

Vote Mr. Kilburn, yea     Mr. Ramsey, yea       Mr. Dare, yea