Minutes January 23, 2018 Meeting

Minutes January 23, 2018 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met January 23, 2018 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 member Susan Ramsey present. Heath Kilburn was ill. Blanton led all those present in the pledge to the flag.

Others present: Don Lynch, Jesse McKeehan, Jerry Lindsay and Ray Gatman

Cemetery Updates
1/16/18 William Haverland Sec 5 Lot 165 SW Corner Vales FH
1/18/18 Danny Gray Sec 5 Lot 11 Center West T P White FH
1/24/18 Gerald Richardson Sec 5 Lot 126 SW Corner Stines FH

The trustees read the minutes from the January 9, 2018 meeting and Susan Ramsey made a motion to approve these minutes. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Fire Department
In the absence of Chief Harrison, Trustee Blanton presented the following business for the Fire Department:
Lillian Hoffman is to be removed from the roster; motion made by Susan Ramsey to remove Lillian Hoffman from the active roster; seconded by Ralph Blanton.
Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Andrew Mack and Joseph Stookey have resigned due to conflicts with schooling and jobs. Susan Ramsey made a motion to remove Andrew Mack and Joseph Stookey from the active roster; seconded by Ralph Blanton. Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Chief Harrison asked that the name of Jesse Bogie be added as a fill in position. Susan Ramsey made a motion to add Jesse Bogie to the active roster; seconded by Ralph Blanton.
Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Due to the closing of the local Sam’s Club, Chief Harrison was requesting that he could set up an account with Costco to make fire department purchases. Susan Ramsey made a motion to approve the opening of a Costco account for the fire department; seconded by Ralph Blanton. Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Chief Harrison had gotten bids for setting up a new website for the township. Ralph Blanton made a motion to table the discussion of the website for now; seconded by Susan Ramsey.
Vote: Mr. Blanton, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea

Ralph Blanton reported he had received information from the Warren County Engineer’s Office regarding the summer paving projects for 2018. They will have to decide which road/roads need work this summer.

Zoning
Mr. McKeehan then gave an update on zoning matters. He reported there wasn’t a lot of building going on right now. Don Lynch asked him about the Dallasburg Road development and an update was given on that project.

Jerry Lindsay asked about disposing of mattresses. Trustee Blanton suggested he call Rumpke to find out their requirements for pick up.

Ray Gatman brought up the condition of the berm on Lake Road. He said near his property the berm is nearly gone.
He also asked about road signs. Susan Ramsey reported she had talked to a vendor to get a price, but it was way too high. It was mentioned that we should check with the county.

Fiscal Business
Issues brought up by the Fiscal Officer:

The representatives for the Warren County Regional Planning Commission need to be appointed for 2018. It was decided the representative would remain the zoning inspector, Jesse McKeehan and the alternate would be Ralph Blanton.

The Fiscal Officer had prepared checks #19129-19208, 92661-92679 which totaled $97627.49.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Susan Ramsey made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $31,492.33 which included receipts #9736 - #9762.

With no further business to come before the board, Susan Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 P.M. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.

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