Minutes March 11, 2014 Meeting

Minutes March 11, 2014 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met March 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, Ron Stratton, Bob Glancy, Don Lynch, Mike Kassalen, and Lt. Miller from the Warren County Sheriff’s office.

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

Cemetery Updates
There were no changes to the cemetery records this time period.

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette requested that the board approve the hiring of new volunteer, Alex Derbino. Ralph Blanton made a motion to hire Alex Derbino as a volunteer pending drug tests and physical exam. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

He also reported that the 12” bucket for the new mini-hoe will cost $910.00. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to approve this purchase. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Next Chief LaFollette talked about the bids for road repairs that were prepared by Warren County Engineer’s Office. Ralph Blanton recommended that work on Waynesville, Halls Creek, Bennet and Gilmour Roads be completed this summer. The approximate cost of this work will be $105,355. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to approve this work to improve the roads. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Lastly, the chief noted that the fire department will be having their annual fish fry on April 11. More information will be given at a later date.

Lt. Miller of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office was in attendance. He didn’t have anything in particular to address, but asked if the trustees had any issues. He was asked by Heath and Kirk for additional patrol time on Bennett Road in an effort to slow down the traffic. Lt. Miller stated he would see what they can do.

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, didn’t have any permits to turn in for this period.
He reported that there was work being done to clean up the Neace property on Lake Road, but it had a long way to go.
He noted that he had not done anything with the garage by M & M Diner. Ralph Blanton reported that he had not had a chance to check this property either. He will report at the next meeting.

Ron Stratton asked that the trustees consider having a moment of silence at the meetings in honor of all public servants. He was referring to the military, police, firefighters and all others that serve the public. Heath Kilburn acknowledged the request and thought it was a good idea.

Donald Lynch asked about the possibility of taping the meetings which he has brought up before. All the trustees indicated that they did not believe this was necessary.
Mr. Lynch also asked about the status of the Gooch property on 22 & 3. Ralph Blanton advised him that there is movement, even though it is slow. Mr. Lynch claimed that there has to be a berm between the Gooch property and the Rohrer property.

Fiscal Business
Due to a death in the family, the fiscal officer was absent from this meeting; however she had prepared checks #14433- #14471, 91642-91650 which totaled $41,254.22.

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, yea Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $7,843.60.
This amount included receipts #8150– #8156.

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

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