June 27, 2006

June 27, 2006

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met June 27, 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, Lee Short, Rachel Hutzel and Randy Fuson.

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

Cemetery Update
6/23/06 Mary Rosalyn Whitacre Sec 4 Lot 39 #2 SE
6/24/06 Harold Pond Sec 4 Lot 306 #2 SE

Prosecutor’s Office
The first item of business was a presentation from the Warren County Prosecutor, Rachel Hutzel. She gave a brief summary of her office’s annual report. She told the board the cost of the printing was covered by drug forfeiture funds. They have prosecuted over 25,000 cases this year with 11,000 of those cases being for child support. She also discussed the more notable cases in Warren County this year.
She told the board that she had talked to Bruce McGary about the Catholic cemetery that St. Phillip’s Church wants to turn over to the township. By statute the township has to take it, but they are not sure what the township’s responsibility would go beyond mowing with no need for repairing stones.
Fred asked her about the possible parole of Mr. McIntosh, who killed Morrow policeman, Jeff Phlegly. Rachel told him that he would not go up for parole again until 2010. After finishing her presentation, Ms. Hutzel told the board her office was pleased to work with the township and would answer any questions they had regarding legal matters.

Randy Fuson-Mapping
Randy Fuson who works for Warren County GIS Department had worked up an offer to get the township zoning map on line. He has worked with several of the local villages and townships. Richard told him we just needed a basic zoning map that people could refer to in order to see what the zoning is for a particular lot. Rob asked him about getting the map onto our web site. After he left the board discussed the cost of his services and decided it was more money than they wanted to spend.

Zoning
Richard reported that Bruce McGary filed a motion last Thursday stating that what the Miracles were asking should not go any further as it was agreed they were in violation of the township zoning code. He has not heard anything more on that matter.

Regarding the Christiansen matter, he has the photos of the property ready and is getting the papers organized to take to the prosecutor. He would like to get some updated photos of the newest violations.
Mr. Christiansen has started subdividing his property that fronts on Woodward Claypool Road. It was mentioned that there was concern that he would sell those lots and move all the junk to the back lots
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Richard also has discussed the Lynch problem with Mr. McGary. He and Mr. Lynch talked about his site plan for the fence. Richard wants to discuss that matter with Bruce too. He will tell him what he needs to do and by what deadline. Richard asked if the township had any jurisdiction over the trailer park. Rob stated he thought it fell under the health department.

Richard brought up the matter of running electric under the roads since it is no longer allowed to cut into the road for that purpose. He asked if a permit was needed to run under the road. He will talk to the county to see how they handle this matter.

Dick Dare brought up the issue of getting a bond for the roads from builders and utility companies. Richard told him he had talked to Bruce McGary about it and he said the township laws were different from those of the cities and villages. He is looking into what the township can do about this matter.

Fred talked to the people at CG&E about the damages to Waynesville Road and they did go out to look at it, but he hasn’t heard any more from them.

Dick Kilburn mentioned the weeds in the field owned by Fred Cress. The trustees agreed that Richard should send him a letter requesting him to get the field mowed.

Dick Kilburn mentioned that fact that maybe the crew should mow the St. Phillips Cemetery before it gets any worse. Fred told him they could do it anytime. It was decided no mowing should be done until the transfer is finalized. Rob Glancy stated that Bruce McGary told him he is asking about the registry of burials, the registry of available plots, if there is a trust fund available and if there are restrictions on who can use the plots. Fred brought up the need to have it surveyed.

It was reported that Roy Prince did not show up for his scheduled hearing for variance with the Board of Zoning Appeals. They did not take any action since he was not present. It will have to be rescheduled.

Fire Department
Fred told the board that since the new fire engine was delivered, there is no place for the old rescue truck and van. He doesn’t want to get rid of it yet. He thinks they could get it in one of the township buildings if they moved things around. The trustees agreed to let them try to make room for it there.

Bill mentioned that Justin’s probationary period is up in September. He would like to recommend that he be kept on probationary status for another 6 months until a few issues are resolved. Rob Glancy made a motion to extend the probationary period of employment for Justin Cormany for another 6 months. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion. Vote:Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Fiscal Business
Debbie told the board that the budget hearing would be scheduled for the 1st meeting in July, which is July 11th.

Approval to pay bills
The clerk presented checks # 3757 through #3818 which totaled $37,841.84
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $13,446.24
This amount included receipts #5338 through #5364.

With no further business to come before the board, Rob Glancy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 P.M. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea