Minutes September 10, 2013 Meeting

Minutes September 10, 2013 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met September 10, 2013 in regular session at 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 to the flag.

Others present: Don Lynch, Chief Fred LaFollette, Mike Kassalen, Frank Schlake, Lori Hensley, Woodie Davis, Ralph Blanton, Bob Glancy, Ron Stratton, Patty Procter and Dick Viox.

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

8/28/13 Dorothy South Sec 4 Lot 308 #2 SE Corner Stine FH
9/4/13 John Downing Sec 4 Lot 36 #2 NW Corner Conner FH
9/6/13 Kent Ortberg Sec 5 Lot 5 197 #2 NE Corner Stine FH

From the Floor:
Donald Lynch stated he had tried to purchase five more zoning books and was not able to purchase those five copies. The copies are priced at $8.75 each. There were two copies sold incorrectly at the price of $1.25 each and Mr. Kassalen paid the difference for this error. Mr. Lynch also had comments regarding the Gooch property and the lack of a permit.

Frank Schlake made a comment about the terrible condition of two properties along 22-3 in Roachester. Mr. Ramsey told him the township was on top of the problem.

Lori Hensley is working on a beautification project and has spoken with some residents along 22-3.

Fred LaFollette reported they had received a complaint about a problem along Waynesville Road and had checked it out. They couldn’t see anything like the complaint had reported, but took some topsoil out and spread it around.

They are currently working with just one person in the cemetery since Patty Higginson has been off for quite some time. They are doing their best to keep up and Jon Peters has done a good job. Fred said he has asked for a raise since he has not had an increase since 2011. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to increase his pay to $12.00 effective the next payroll. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Dare, yea

Mr. Kilburn mentioned there being a hole as you turn off 22-3 onto Knollwood. He asked if the crew could put something in to fill it up.

Dick Dare asked Fred to have the crew spray any Johnson grass when they are out spraying.

The quote for salt was received from Morton. It will be $60.19 per ton. It was decided to keep the estimated use at the same amount as last year.


The fiscal officer prepared checks #13805- #13843, 91510-91517 which totaled $38,396.94.
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 $20,045.22.
This amount included receipts #7945– #7954.

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