Minutes July 25, 2017 Meeting

Minutes July 25, 2017 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met July 25, 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 Heath Kilburn and Susan Ramsey present. Mr. Blanton led all those present in the pledge to the flag.

Others present: Chief Harrison, Don Lynch, Justin Principato

Cemetery Updates
7/21/17 Marcella Kilburn Sec 4 Lot 156 NE Corner Family

The trustees read the minutes and Heath Kilburn made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 11, 2017 meeting. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey Mr. Blanton, yea

Zoning - no zoning report for this period.

Fire Department
Chief Harrison reported there was a firefighter rescue practice at Kings Elementary today held in conjunction with the sheriff’s office rescue task force. Attending along with some of his men were Deerfield Twp., Clearcreek Twp., and Franklin city.

He has one bid for the protective equipment that would include vest and triage bags. It is from Vance Law Enforcement, a state bid, and is approximately $7,000 for the 8 sets plus $1000 for the triage bags. He wants to look for another price. They will continue training with the sheriff’s office using their equipment. He would like to purchase this equipment as soon as he finds the best price.
Heath Kilburn made a motion to approve $8,000.00 for the purchase of protective equipment for the firemen/EMS when the best price is found. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Time Clocks
Ralph Blanton brought up the fact that since Chief LaFollette retired, there hasn’t been a way to keep track of the time worked by the temporary summer employees. He said he thought it was time to put time clocks in the township building and at the cemetery. Chief Harrison has done some research and has found three systems that would operate by fingerprint recognition. All three were priced around $500.00. At this time there was a fire run and Chief and FF Principato had to leave.
On his way out, he did report he had received word that the bulletin board had been shipped.
Heath Kilburn made a motion to purchase two (2) time clocks spending up to $1,100.00.
Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Donald Lynch mentioned the fact that the township had no internet postings and no notifications on the website.

It was reported that the two trees on Trovillo Road that had come down had been cleaned up and gotten off the road.

At the last meeting the idea of having a day to drop off used tires had been brought up. However, at the recent tire collecting event at the Village, over 600 tires had been turned in which was way more than they expected. That created quite a job to get rid of them.

The food pantry building tested ok for the mold and can now be put to use again.

Salt Bid
The county’s salt bidding process was complete and the low bid was from Detroit Salt Company at $53.40 per ton. The township had ordered 100 tons.
Heath Kilburn made a motion to accept the bid received by the county. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion. Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea
Mr. Blanton will order the salt when it is needed.

Fiscal Business

The Fiscal Officer had prepared checks #18466-18532, 92527-92541 which totaled $56,588.20.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Heath Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $45,645.21 which included receipts #9524 - #9551.

With no further business to come before the board Heath Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.

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