Minutes August 26, 2014 Meeting

Minutes August 26, 2014 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met August 26, 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 Kirk Ramsey present. Ralph Blanton was out of town. Ron Stratton led all those present in the pledge to the flag followed by a moment of silence to honor all those who serve their fellow man in any capacity.

Others present: Chief LaFollette, Don Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Asst. Chief Bill Harrison, Ron Stratton, Woodie Davis, and Jerry Martin.

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

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

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette reported that he had two part timers resign. Chris Glancy and Scott Carlisle turned in resignations. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to accept these resignations; seconded by Heath Kilburn. Motion passed.
Chief stated that they had two new men, but the two they are losing are experienced and one was a medic. It will take time to train the new men.

The new truck has been lettered, but there is a small problem that will require some attention.

From the floor:
Woodie Davis reported no problems on Ward Road.

Jerry Martin said the brush on Moore Saur Road needs attention. Fred told him the arm mower is down right now, but they have it on the list to take care of.

Asst. Chief Harrison had some answers to questions that Woodie Davis had asked at the last meeting regarding the number of squad/fire runs and also mutual aid runs. He gave out a lot of information on the workings of the fire department and the need for the levy.
He reported that the fire department will be having open houses and attending area meetings to explain the levy and the need for it. The main thing is the need for paid part time employees. He is applying for grants to cover some of the equipment that will be needed in the future.

Don Lynch made reference to a request he had made at the last meeting regarding access to zoning information on the Gooch property. He again brought up the request for a variance on the property and the deposit of the fee. He also requested a copy of the minutes for all the zoning meetings and all zoning permits. He was informed that his request had to be more specific.

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, told the board that he porch is behind the telephone pole and was not encroaching the line. He also gave Mr. Lynch a copy of the photo that he requested last meeting and presented copies of the minutes that contained evidence that he had given Mr. Lynch items that he had requested.

Heath Kilburn brought up the fence dispute. Mr. Browning has submitted some paperwork, and will be sent information to read such as the notice of rights and responsibilities. After his looking over this information, he will have to decide how he wants to proceed.

Fiscal Business
Debbie Harper, Fiscal Officer, presented the annual Street Lighting Resolution to be approved by the board. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 14-0826 to approve the assessment for artificial street lighting in the three street lighting districts of the township for a period of one year, and to levy the special assessments on the 2014 tax duplicate and to be collected in the calendar year 2015. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

The fiscal officer prepared checks #14980- #15034, 91759-91768 which totaled $127,842.56.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pay the bills as presented Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $27,944.51, which included receipts #8322 - #8350.

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

Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea