Minutes September 23, 2014 Meeting

Minutes September 23, 2014 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met September 23, 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 led all those present in the pledge to the flag.

Others present: Chief LaFollette, Don Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Ron Stratton, Bob Glancy, Woody Davis, Gary Mummert, Stuart Smith, Jim Frederick, Mike Murtland and Asst. Chief Harrison.

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

Cemetery Updates
9/20/14 David Oberle Sec 4 Lot 265 SW Corner Stine FH
9/22/14 Ed Harris Sec 5 Lot 195 SW Corner Hoskins Vale
9/24/14 Marvin Potter Sec 4 Lot 277 #2 SE Corner Hoskins Vale

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette reported that there would be a meeting on September 30th at 2:00 to discuss the salt, or lack of availability, with the Warren County Commissioners.
The crew has done work on Kreimer’s ditch and they plan to do the mowing at the park.

Don Lynch brought up his request for zoning meeting minutes and other related items.

Woodie Davis reported the 1st street light on Ward Road is burned out. This has to be reported to Duke Energy.

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, had an application for a meeting with the zoning board of appeals to change the zoning of property that is being purchased along 22 & 3 from B2 to R1. This would affect approximately 18 acres. Because there are some vacancies on this board, he asked the trustees to hire Stuart Smith, Gary Mummert and Kevin Donahoe, along with rehiring Alan Cornett and Michelle Toller. Mark Davis has agreed to be an alternate.
Ralph Blanton made a motion to hire these five people to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and to hire Mark Davis as an alternate member. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion. Vote: Ralph Blanton, yea Heath Kilburn, yea
It will be 20 days before a meeting can be called.

Heath Kilburn asked Mike to check to see if there is a business at the house located at 5357 US 22 & 3. Mike stated he has questioned the property owner, but the trustees want him to look into it further to be sure.

It was mentioned that the weeds were really bad at the property located at Salem Road and US 22 & 3. Mike will check into this matter.

Ralph Blanton stated he would like to determine who keeps the zoning minute records and where they are then kept.

It was mentioned that the truck was still being worked on.

Ron Stratton presented a request for copies of the minutes from the township meetings from the following dates: both meetings held in August, September and October of 2010, and September 9, 2014. These copies will be provided by the Fiscal Officer at the next meeting.

Fiscal Business
Debbie Harper, Fiscal Officer, asked the board to approve the annual rates resolution accepting the rates determined by the budget commission. Ralph Blanton made a motion to approve Resolution 14-9023 to accept the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the Warren County Auditor.
Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

Debbie then asked the board to approve the following appropriation modifications to the Fire Fund:
Increase 10-A-03A $3,000 Decrease 10-A-08 $22,900
Increase 10-A-14 20,000 Decrease 10-A-07 1,000
Increase 10-A15A 1,900 Decrease 10-A-02 1,000
Ralph Blanton made a motion to approve the appropriation modifications as listed. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea

Mike Kassalen turned in the check for the fee to have the zoning appeals meeting.

The fiscal officer prepared checks #15073- #15149, 91770-91797 which totaled $74,779.60.
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 $469,288.04, which included receipts #8355 - #8391.

With no further business to come before the board, Ralph Blanton made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 P.M. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.

Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea