Minutes February 11, 2014 Meeting

Minutes February 11, 2014 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met February 11, 2014 in regular session at the Salem Morrow Fire Station Conference Room for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. President Heath Kilburn call the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with members Ralph Blanton and Kirk Ramsey present. Mr. Kilburn led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Chief LaFollette, Asst. Chief Harrison, Ron Stratton, Bob Glancy, Don Lynch, Woodie Davis, Mike Kassalen, Sheriff Sims and Lori Hensley

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

Cemetery Updates
2/13/14 Clifford Charles Romohr Sec 4 Lot 217 Center East Vale’s FH

The floor was then turned over to Sheriff Sims who presented the annual report from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Some of the items he mentioned involved the 3 canines they have and the fact that Kilo retired the end of January. They are in the process of training his replacement. The dog should be ready for action in 6-8 weeks.
He mentioned the different training programs they had in place and that they had added an officer at the Kings Mills School District. They are looking into adding onto the jail facility in the future.
Recent cases have involved a traffic stop on I-71 which turned into a huge marijuana bust. Also there was a recent murder in Corwin that was in the news.
Heath Kilburn told him they do a wonderful job and the township appreciates them coming to the township dinners and supporting the local government.

Fire Department
Chief LaFollette reported they are stretching out the remaining salt trying to make it last. The crew has done some patching of pot holes.
There is a funeral on Thursday when Greg will be off, so he has called Jon Peters in to help.

Assistant Chief Harrison had the contract for Catastrophic Service for Mutual Aid that all the county departments have worked on to prepare a good working system for mutual aid. This contract will fix the problem with EMS billings on mutual aid runs.
Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 14-0211:
Whereby the Salem Township Board of Trustees consider it to be in the best interest of the Participating Entities to establish a Mutual Aid Agreement to more adequately and efficiently provide mutual assistance for the provision of fire protection and/or emergency medical services,
And whereby the persons and property of the citizens of all participating Entities will be better protected through the provisions of mutual assistance under this agreement, and
Thus it is the express desire of the various Participating Entities herein to agree to the provision of mutual assistance for the provision of services between themselves;
Therefore, as a Participating Entity, Salem Township agrees to the establishment of the Mutual Aid Agreement for the Salem Morrow Fire Department.
Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

AC Harrison reported the fire department was having problems with their current radios. They are working to replace these radios with digital ones. There are more towers available and there shouldn’t be any “dead” spots.

The fire department is part of a newly formed Warren County Rescue Team. They have been working on forming this group for two years. There are various types of rescues, such as water rescue, trench rescue, shore rescue, search area rescue, just to name a few, that they will become trained to do. There will be a rope rescue at Kings Island in the near future.

Mike Kassalen reported there were no zoning permits for this time period.

Woodie Davis said the pot hole on Ward Road had been fixed.
Donald Lynch stated he had heard from an unnamed person in the regional planning office that the bike trail had been approved. He doesn’t think another bike trail will add anything to the community. He asked that the trustees keep an eye on this situation.

Kirk Ramsey told those present he had gone to Nashville for a month to see if he could get help with his illness.

Ralph Blanton reported the trustees would be attending the OTA winter conference in Columbus this week and they hoped to look at some equipment.

Fiscal Business
Debbie Harper, Fiscal Officer, presented the Annual Permanent Appropriation Resolution for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2014 to the board and Mr. Blanton made a motion to pass
Resolution 14-0211A that to provide for the current expenses and other expenditures of said Board of Trustees, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, the following sums be hereby set aside and appropriated for the purposes for which expenditures are to be made for and during said fiscal year:

1 General Fund 1013083.80
2 MOTOR VEHICLE 71828.94
3 GASOLINE 398914.87
4 ROAD & BRIDGE 414543.03
5 CEMETERY 61108.67
6 BEQUEST 498.99
0 FIRE DISTRICT 1046239.06
13 ZONING FUND 3768.09
14 AMBULANCE FUND 247534.90
15 BOND RETIREMENT 268170.00


Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion. Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr.Kilburn, yea

The fiscal officer prepared checks #14332- #14374, 91618-91627 which totaled $50,115.23.

The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $3,279.63.
This amount included receipts #8120– #8125.

With no further business to come before the board, Ralph Blanton made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 P.M. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.

Vote Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea