Minutes May 27, 2014 Meeting

Minutes May 27, 2014 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met May 27, 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 Kirk Ramsey and Ralph Blanton present. Mr. Kilburn led all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Chief LaFollette, Don Lynch, Mike Kassalen, and Assistant Chief Harrison

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

Cemetery Updates
5/27/14 Elsie Tussey Sec 5 Lot 95 #2 NW Corner Cremation Vale’s
5/28/14 Goldie Rankin Sec 4 Lot 137 NW Corner Vale’s
5/29/14 Lucretia Whitacre Sec 4 Lot 16 #2 SE Corner Vale’s

Heath Kilburn asked zoning inspector, Mike Kassalen, if he had found out anything about the abandoned store that is now being used as a residence.
Mike had a few comments on the situation according to current zoning.

Fire Department/Roads
Asst. Chief Harrison reported they had pressure washed the concrete and sealed it themselves, saving the fire department funds.
He also reported the fire department had gone to a digital communication system with the radios on April 13. The new system has a few problems but has more advantages.

Mike Kassalen reported he was working with a couple on getting their property cleaned up. It will take some time, but they will get it done.

Donald Lynch stated he thought the zoning code and its interpretation was out of control. He compared several sections in the code and the different ways it was being enforced.

Kirk Ramsey praised the crew on the state of the cemetery.

Ralph Blanton mentioned the slide on Anderson hill, various drainage problems, and that he was getting some suggestions on how to deal with some of these problems.

The status of the F450 truck was brought up. With the new truck coming, it will no longer be needed. Ralph Blanton made a motion to put the F450 on Gov.deals to get rid of it. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

Fiscal Business

The fiscal officer prepared checks #14688- #14738, 91694-91709 which totaled $278,603.00.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Ralph Blanton made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $204,159.42 which included receipts #8228 - 8251.

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