Minutes May 10, 2017 Meeting

Minutes May 10, 2017 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met May 9, 2017 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 Susan Ramsey and Heath Kilburn present. Mr. Blanton led all those present in the pledge to the flag.

Others present: Woodie Davis, Don Lynch and Fire Department members Lt. Matthew Voke, Lt. Michael Belanger, FF Ryan Tucker and FF Chris Dotson

The trustees read the minutes and Susan Ramsey made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 25, 2017 meeting. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Susan Ramsey, yea Heath Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Cemetery Updates
5/2/17 James Carson Sec 5 Lot 49 #2NW Corner Vale’s FH
5/8/17 Wilbur Ritchie Sec 5 Lot 44 NW Corner Tuft’s FH

Fire Department
Chief Harrison was attending another event and in his absence Lt. Voke introduced the three firemen in attendance. They were Michael Belanger, Ryan Tucker and Chris Dotson.
He had asked that the trustees approve the addition of two new cadets; Brea Bice and Brennan Wolfe.
Heath Kilburn made the motion to add Brea Bice and Brennan Wolfe to the cadet roster; seconded by Susan Ramsey. Vote: all yeas
Chief had also told Trustee Blanton that the Life Pack Monitors had been out of date since October 2016. He has budget money to replace them this year. He has been told there will be a 10-20% increase in price if not ordered by May 31st, 2017. He will get a quote by next meeting.

Roads/Township
Trustee Kilburn replied to the questions regarding problems on Ward Road. He said they will dig out the hydrant, which is not working, before any repaving and will work with the state on the paving job. Since the hydrant is not an active hydrant, it will be bagged until it can be removed.
Woodie Davis asked about trimming the tree line along Ward Road because of the visibility problem, and he also asked about the pavement that is breaking off the near the bus turn around.

Trustee Blanton reported on the water leak along the floor at the food pantry building. He said it appears the water has been running for quite a while. Since there are 3 different layers of flooring, it took a while before it was noticed. There is mold on the dry wall. The crew has removed a large area of the flooring to open it up for drying. A bid was received from Dry Effect to clean up the area and treat it for mold, and to dry it out. The bid amount was $1,800.
After several other companies were discussed, Susan Ramsey made a motion to approve hiring Dry Effect to work on this problem; seconded by Heath Kilburn.
Vote: all ayes

Don Lynch again asked about a larger bulletin board. Trustee Kilburn reported he had looked at a 45X30 weather proof model.
Mr. Lynch also mentioned that the zoning inspector was not present again. Trustee Blanton told him that he had talked to him and there were no permits to turn in or other zoning matters to discuss. His children had ball games he needed to attend.
He also mentioned cars on the Gooch property again.

Trustee Ramsey brought up a question regarding Washington Way. She stated it is a township road and parking is not allowed on a township road even though there are cars parking on Washington Way. She asked about the status of the signs and Ralph Blanton told her that ORC addresses the issue. There are many questions that need to be answered regarding dates the subdivision was put in and when the signs were put up. They need to take time to research in order to make the correct decision regarding this matter.

Fiscal Business
Debbie Harper, Fiscal Officer, reported she had talked to Ohio Township Association regarding the two quotes she had received for workers compensation service agreements. After getting the updated information, she recommended staying with the current management company, CareWorksComp.
Susan Ramsey made a motion to retain the services of CareWorksComp for management of Workers Compensation, seconded by Heath Kilburn. Vote: all ayes

The Fiscal Officer had prepared checks #18230-18276, 92470-92476 which totaled $100,678.13.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Susan Ramsey made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $27,506.68, which included receipts #9432 - #9440.

With no further business to come before the board Susan Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 PM. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.

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