Minutes April 8, 2014 Meeting

Minutes April 8, 2014 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met April 8, 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 member Ralph Blanton present. Mr. Kilburn asked Assistant Chief Bill Harrison to lead all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Chief LaFollette, Ron Stratton, Bob Glancy, Don Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Lori Hensley, Frank Schlake, and Asst.Chief Harrison

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

Cemetery Updates
3/28/14 Auty Williams Sec 4 Lot 131 NW Corner cremation on father’s grave

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette reported that he had an application from Matthew Voke for part time fire fighter. He asked that the board approve adding him to the roster. Ralph Blanton made a motion to approve hiring Matthew Voke as a part time employee of the fire department. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

He reported there have been some hefty repairs to the salt truck – radiator and air cooler
Chief mentioned that Jon Peters has returned to work for the summer to help in cemetery and mowing. They have the mulcher on the mower and it is ready to go.

Assistant Chief Harrison gave a reminder about Windows XP no longer being supported. He also warned about various viruses going around and not to open zip files if you don’t know what they are. The fire department was recently a victim of the “crypto lock” virus after an employee opened a zip file.
He also reminded everyone that the annual fish fry will be this Friday from 4-8 P.M.

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, didn’t have any permits to turn in for this period nor any new zoning matters.

Ron Stratton asked about the buzzards that had been causing a ruckus in the cemetery. Heath Kilburn reported they were gone now.

Lori Hensley announced that the village Easter Egg hunt will take place this Saturday at 12:00 at the Salem Elementary School yard.

Donald Lynch asked about any minutes or other information that might be available from the zoning meetings that took place when the original township zoning was adopted. He was interested in reading anything about the 500 foot set back for commercial use that was put in the zoning code.

Ralph Blanton is working on the cemetery program.
Fiscal Business

The fiscal officer prepared checks #14522- #14561, 91663-91672 which totaled $40,966.97.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Ralph Blanton made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $6,462.20 with a negative receipt for $8,350.00 to correct a receipt entered twice.
This amount included receipts #8183– #8197.

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

Vote Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

Let it be noted that after the meeting it was brought to the attention of the board that in the minutes of March 25th , the line should have read “the property next to the M & M Diner was where the floor was unsafe, not the M & M Diner. Minutes stand corrected.