Minutes June 24, 2014 Meeting

Minutes June 24, 2014 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met June 24, 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 asked Mike Kassalen to lead all those present in the pledge of allegiance.

Others present: Chief LaFollette, Don Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Bob Glancy and Lori Hensley

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

Cemetery Updates
6/17/14 Robert Kratzer Sec 4 Lot 192 CE Vale/Hoskins FH
6/23/14 Carolyn Johnson Sec 5 Lot 75 NW Vale/Hoskins FH

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, turned in one permit. The tall grass on a property on St Rt 123 was mentioned and a call will be made.

Donald Lynch made comments about the trustees’ interaction with someone in attendance at the last meeting. He also stated that the special meeting was not posted on the website.

Ralph Blanton reported that the township’s insurance company will supply our defense for the Reading Terraqua case. It is not known at this time if there will be a cost for this defense.

Regarding the Dan Browning fence dispute, it was decided that Mike Kassalen and the trustees will go talk to his neighbors this Thursday if possible.

He also has heard that other parties are interested in the adjoining property that is for sale so they need to take a good look at it.

Mr. Blanton also reported on the special meeting that was held on the 17th of June. They discussed the budget for the fire department and the loss of volunteers. The possibility of putting a levy on the ballot for the fire department was also discussed.

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette had been on a run and now arrived at the meeting so fire department and road matters could be discussed. Heath Kilburn stated that Dick Kelly had called about a problem on his road. Chief LaFollette said they would go out tomorrow and check out the problem.

It was also mentioned that water is backing up in the ditch on Trovillo Road near the township line. Chief said they had put some rock out there just recently.
There have been problems with the white International truck. They will need some help in getting it fixed.

They plan to black top the new culverts next week.

Fiscal Business
The fiscal officer reminded the board that the annual budget hearing will have to be held at the July 8, 2014 meeting to meet the required July 15th deadline for approving the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget.

The fiscal officer prepared checks #14775- #14826, 91717-91729 which totaled $55,585.61.
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 $26,964.23 which included receipts #8262 - 8283.

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