Minutes February 10, 2015 Meeting

Minutes February 10, 2015 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met February 10, 2015 in regular session at the Salem Morrow Fire Station Conference Room for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. President Ralph Blanton called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with members Heath Kilburn and Kirk Ramsey present. Ralph Blanton led all those present in the pledge to the flag.

Others present: Don Lynch, Fire Chief Fred LaFollette, Bob Glancy, Mike Kassalen, Woodie Davis, Ron Stratton and Warren County Sheriff Sims.

The minutes were read and approved and posted on the bulletin board.
Cemetery Updates
1/29/15 Sherry Gibson Sec 5 Lot 196 NE Corner Stines FH
1/31/15 Mildred Thompson Sec 5 Lot 45 NW Corner #2 Vales FH
2/6/15 Amos Tincher Sec 5 Lot 48 NW Corner #2 Tufts FH

The first item of business was to have Sheriff Sims present the 2014 report from the sheriff’s office. He had three handouts and gave a brief synopsis of the material presented in the handouts. There was information on the service calls, canine units, court services, process service, school resource officers, the jail and training provided. He spoke briefly on the heroin problem in the county.
Heath Kilburn commended him on the help they give to the township and other small police departments.

Mike Kassalen, zoning inspector, turned in one permit for a deck. He said the problem with the Opperman property has been taken care and the property has been cleaned up.

Fire Department/Roads
Chief LaFollette told the board he did not have any new business to bring before the board at this meeting.

Ron Stratton mentioned there was a meeting scheduled for future OPERS retirees in 2017. It will deal with possible changes to the medical coverage.

Donald Lynch asked the trustees to review the videos of the meetings. He thought the bulletin board was not being used to get information to the residents, and again mentioned the trustees giving up the zoning.
It was stated that there were no plans on the township giving up township zoning.

Fiscal Business

The fiscal officer prepared checks #15558-15604, 91874-91884 which totaled $57,225.76.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Heath Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $10,658.14 which included receipts #8513 - #8521.

The Fiscal Officer presented the Permanent Appropriation for FY 2015 before the board for approval as follows:

General Fund $1,030,580.46
Motor Vehicle Fund 50,717.41
Gasoline Fund 387,903.99
Road & Bridge Fund 404,153.56
Cemetery Fund 78,721.53
Cemetery Bequest Fund 763.47
Lighting District Fund 7,107.00
Fire Fund 1,026,441.69
Zoning Fund 4,548.08
Ambulance Fund 237,113.12
Bond Retirement Fund 279,370.54
Motor Vehicle Permissive Fund 221,154.32

Total All Funds $3,728,575.17
Plus Carry Over Encumbrance 39,416.67

Total FY2015 Appropriations $3,767,991.84

Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pass Resolution 15-0210 that to provide for the current expenses and other expenditures of said Board of Trustees, during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, the listed sums be and the same are hereby set aside and appropriated for the several purposes for which expenditures are to be made for and during said fiscal year. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Debbie Harper reported that a letter had been received from the Warren County Regional Planning Commission regarding their next meeting and requesting the township appoint a representative and an alternate to serve for 2015. It was decided Mike Kassalen would serve as the member representing Salem Township and Heath Kilburn would serve as alternate.

With no further business to come before the board, Kirk Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 P.M. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.

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