June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met June 13, 2006 in regular session at the Township Hall for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. Chairman Dick Kilburn called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with members Rob Glancy and Dick Dare present.

Others present were Fred LaFollette, Bill Harrison, Richard Bierley and Bob Blankenship.

The minutes were read and approved and posted in the township hall.

Cemetery Update
There were no cemetery updates for this time period.

Zoning
Richard reported that he was contacted by the Warren County GSI Department about putting the map of the township on the Internet. He would like to come to a regular meeting to talk to the trustees. The map would be broken down by lots and addresses. The cost of this project was not mentioned.
Regarding the Miracle case, a few of the neighbors who have applied for permits for out buildings in the past, have met and filed a suit to insure they can continue using their buildings for business purposes. Bruce McGary told Rob that these residents had filed to become part of the case against the township.
Richard told the board that he knew a large piece of equipment had been moved today on the Miracle property.
There have been complaints about Pete Christiansen’s property again. Rich has stopped by twice. Phyllis Crosley, daughter of the adjacent property owner, complained about Pete’s working on the old equipment in his front yard. The trustees agreed it was time to turn the matter over to the prosecutor. Richard has warned him plenty of times and given him sufficient time to take care of the problem.

Rob Glancy spoke about the training session that Bruce McGary held for the zoning board of appeals members. He told them they should record their hearings and that the trustee meetings should also be recorded. Mr. McGary told them that in the upcoming hearing for the Roy Prince appeals, the trustees are allowed to attend, but cannot speak for or against the case. He also told them that the hearings have to be public, but the board can meet another night to deliberate and make their final decision. He reminded them that they needed to appoint two alternates so there can always be five members present for a hearing.
Therefore, Rob Glancy made a motion to appoint Ralph Blanton to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Dick Dare seconded the motion. Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea

Bill Harrison told the board he would look for a recorder that could be used for all meetings.

Fire Department/Road Report
Fred told the board he had two applications for volunteers that he would like to hire. They are Rob States and Steve Scherle. Dick Kilburn made a motion to approve the hiring of these two applicants pending the outcome of drug tests and physical exams. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea

They also received a resignation from Joe Gerspacher who is moving out of state.

Rachel Hutzel called Fred to let the board know she would like to come to a meeting soon to update the township on what is going on in the prosecutor’s office.

There is still a problem in the cemetery with vandalism. Someone is taking solar lights that people are putting near headstones. Doyle Yeary, who does surveillance work, told Rob he could put a couple of cameras out to try to find out who is stealing the urns and lights. Rob will find out what the cost would be to do this.

Fred is going to get a price on a pole barn for the cemetery. It seems no one knows how far back the cemetery property really goes. Before a barn is erected, the property line will have to be determined.

The priest at St. Phillips Catholic Church left a message with Fred about them wanting the township to take over the cemetery on Woodville Road. He will send the information to Fred.

Fred reported that a gentleman on LaSeur Road came by and took most of the fill that was taken out on the Woodward Claypool ditching project. All he asked for doing this was a little help with his driveway. The trustees approved the crew working on the man’s driveway a little bit in return for his hauling away all the dirt from the ditching.

Zoning Inspector Salary
Rob Glancy brought up the fact that Richard is doing a very good job and they had not increased is pay in January. He is spending more time on zoning problems now that requires more work on his part.
Dick Kilburn made a motion to increase his base pay by $50 per month. This will increase his base pay to $450.00 per month. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Dare, yea Glancy, yea

WCTA Golf Outing
Dick Dare brought up the Warren County Township Association’s golf outing that’s coming up on July 25th. They need a person from each township to help out with door prizes and driving golf carts and other small jobs. Jackie Terwilleger is the contact person.

Fiscal Business
Debbie told the board it is the annual renewal of the BWC group pooling. She suggested the township remain with the Frank Gates Company as the Ohio Township Association recommends it.

Also, it is time to decide whether the township wants the guaranteed price for the winter fuel purchases from Lykins Oil Company. There is a $25 fee for this guarantee.
Rob Glancy made a motion to approve both of these transactions; that is to remain with the Frank Gates Company for the Bureau of Workers Compensation group rating and to sign up for the guaranteed pricing for fuel for the 2006-2007 winter season. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea

Approval to pay bills
The clerk presented checks # 3700 through #3756 which totaled $385,088.83
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Dare, yea Glancy, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $13,446.24
This amount included receipts #5324 through #5337.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Dare made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 P.M. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea