Minutes June 11, 2013 Meeting

Minutes June 11, 2013 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met June 11, 2013 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: Don Lynch, Ralph Blanton, Chief Fred LaFollette, Bob Glancy, Ron Stratton, David Opperman and friend, Woodie Davis, Sueann Nelson and Luanne Cain.

The minutes were read and approved and posted on the bulletin board.

Cemetery
5/29/13 Vivian Doan Sec 5 Lot 96 #2 SW Corner Vales
6/3/13 Beatrice Horton Sec 5 Lot 181 #2 NW Corner Vales
6/4/13 John Houston Sec 5 Lot 60 NW Corner Vales
6/6/13 Seldon Howard Sec 4 Lot 294 CW Edgington
6/10/13 Nellie Siebert Sec 5 Lot 50 #2 SE Corner Vales

Fire Department/Roads/Cemetery

Chief LaFollette has received an application for a volunteer that he would like to have the board hire. . He requested the board approve the hiring of Gabrielle Distler, to be placed on the volunteer roster pending physical exams and drug screens. Mr. Kilburn made a motion to approve this employment seconded by Mr. Ramsey.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Dare, yea

He also requested the board to remove Jesse Crock from the roster as he has gotten another job. Mr. Kilburn made a motion to remove Jesse Crock from the rolls; motion seconded by Mr. Ramsey. Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Dare, yea

Another bid was received for the utility garage at the cemetery. The two bids were from Sutherland Electric for $6250 and Dennis Sibcy for $6,800.00. Mr. Dare made a motion to accept the Sutherland bid, seconded by Mr. Kilburn.
Vote: Mr. Dare, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea

Chief LaFollette gave an update on the county road project. They have the pipe underground on Waynesville. When that is complete, they will start on Ward Road.

From the floor:

Frank Schlese wanted to know if the township had been approached by the Clinton County Historical Society regarding a class action suit against the railroad. Property rights are the issue regarding the proposed bike trail.

Ron Stratton brought up the meeting in which the trustees had discussed going to county zoning because of the problems being caused in the township meetings due to zoning matters.
He quoted various ORC sections.

Donald Lynch said he was physically threatened by Mr. Stratton at the May 28th meeting. He requested that the video camera not be turned off until the lights were turned out.
He also spoke on the proposed bike trail.

Mr. Stratton and Mr. Lynch had other comments not relating to township business.

Heath Kilburn wanted to reiterate that the trustees were not either for or against the proposed bike trail, but had signed the paper to allow the survey to find out who the real owners were.
He also stated that concerning the possibility of switching to county zoning, it would be because of all the problems at the meetings and the issues along 22 & 3 and Salem Road.

Kirk Ramsey stated that the township had just spent 18 months working on the 30 year plan and he thinks it is a good plan and really doesn’t want the township to jump into anything.

Suanne Nelson asked how one would go about working to improve property that doesn’t belong to them.

Heath Kilburn brought up a spot on S. Waynesville Road before St. Rt. 123 where there are two headwalls. He said it looks like it is a dangerous spot and he asked that the trustees go look at it.

FISCAL MATTERS

The fiscal officer prepared checks #13457- #13501, 91456-91459 which totaled $39,464.07.
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 $11,776.03.
This amount included receipts #7841– #7852.

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

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

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met June 11, 2013 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: Don Lynch, Ralph Blanton, Chief Fred LaFollette, Bob Glancy, Ron Stratton, David Opperman and friend, Woodie Davis, Sueann Nelson and Luanne Cain.

The minutes were read and approved and posted on the bulletin board.

Cemetery
5/29/13 Vivian Doan Sec 5 Lot 96 #2 SW Corner Vales
6/3/13 Beatrice Horton Sec 5 Lot 181 #2 NW Corner Vales
6/4/13 John Houston Sec 5 Lot 60 NW Corner Vales
6/6/13 Seldon Howard Sec 4 Lot 294 CW Edgington
6/10/13 Nellie Siebert Sec 5 Lot 50 #2 SE Corner Vales

Fire Department/Roads/Cemetery

Chief LaFollette has received an application for a volunteer that he would like to have the board hire. . He requested the board approve the hiring of Gabrielle Distler, to be placed on the volunteer roster pending physical exams and drug screens. Mr. Kilburn made a motion to approve this employment seconded by Mr. Ramsey.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Dare, yea

He also requested the board to remove Jesse Crock from the roster as he has gotten another job. Mr. Kilburn made a motion to remove Jesse Crock from the rolls; motion seconded by Mr. Ramsey. Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Dare, yea

Another bid was received for the utility garage at the cemetery. The two bids were from Sutherland Electric for $6250 and Dennis Sibcy for $6,800.00. Mr. Dare made a motion to accept the Sutherland bid, seconded by Mr. Kilburn.
Vote: Mr. Dare, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea

Chief LaFollette gave an update on the county road project. They have the pipe underground on Waynesville. When that is complete, they will start on Ward Road.

From the floor:

Frank Schlese wanted to know if the township had been approached by the Clinton County Historical Society regarding a class action suit against the railroad. Property rights are the issue regarding the proposed bike trail.

Ron Stratton brought up the meeting in which the trustees had discussed going to county zoning because of the problems being caused in the township meetings due to zoning matters.
He quoted various ORC sections.

Donald Lynch said he was physically threatened by Mr. Stratton at the May 28th meeting. He requested that the video camera not be turned off until the lights were turned out.
He also spoke on the proposed bike trail.

Mr. Stratton and Mr. Lynch had other comments not relating to township business.

Heath Kilburn wanted to reiterate that the trustees were not either for or against the proposed bike trail, but had signed the paper to allow the survey to find out who the real owners were.
He also stated that concerning the possibility of switching to county zoning, it would be because of all the problems at the meetings and the issues along 22 & 3 and Salem Road.

Kirk Ramsey stated that the township had just spent 18 months working on the 30 year plan and he thinks it is a good plan and really doesn’t want the township to jump into anything.

Suanne Nelson asked how one would go about working to improve property that doesn’t belong to them.

Heath Kilburn brought up a spot on S. Waynesville Road before St. Rt. 123 where there are two headwalls. He said it looks like it is a dangerous spot and he asked that the trustees go look at it.

FISCAL MATTERS

The fiscal officer prepared checks #13457- #13501, 91456-91459 which totaled $39,464.07.
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 $11,776.03.
This amount included receipts #7841– #7852.

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

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