Minutes February 13, 2018 Meeting

Minutes February 13, 2018 Meeting

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met February 13, 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 Heath Kilburn present. Susan Ramsey was ill. Blanton led all those present in the pledge to the flag.

Others present: Don Lynch, Jesse McKeehan, Ray Gatman, Ron Maag, John Poe, Bob Glancy, Chief Harrison, Sheriff Sims, and Katie Horvath

Cemetery Updates
1/29/18 George Harless Sec 5 Lot 190 #2 NW Corner Vale’s FH
2/7/18 Willie Hensley Sec 5 Lot 92 NE Corner Vale’s FH

The trustees read the minutes from the January 23, 2018 meeting and Heath Kilburn made a motion to approve these minutes. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Sheriff Larry Sims was present to give his annual report of activity for the previous year. He reported that there had been three murders in the county, their K-nine member was retired and there is a new dog in training. He discussed the anticipated start on building a new jail. It will take 8-10 months before it is started.

Katie Horvath, an assistant prosecuting attorney form the Warren County Prosecutor’s office introduced herself to the board and reported she was now in the civil division and would be working with the township on legal matters.

From the floor:
Bob Glancy asked about a section of damaged guard rail near his home on Lake Road.

Jesse McKeehan reported another guard rail in need of repair near Morrow Rossburg and Morrow Woodville Roads.
Regarding zoning matters, he has been busy with phone calls. He stated he had issued 26 zoning permits in 2017. Heath Kilburn requested that he take a look at a property on St Rt 123.

John Poe had an issue with a junk car that is on his property but does not belong to him. He will work with Jesse on this matter.

Ron Maag told the board he had decided to run for the office of Warren County Commissioner and would be glad to represent the residents of his home township.

Don Lynch brought up the bulletin board issue again.

Fire Department
As Chief Harrison had to leave to take an emergency run, Trustee Blanton presented the following business for the Fire Department:
Chief had requested the board approve the hiring of Mark Peters and Trevor Porginski as part time employees. Heath Kilburn made a motion to add these two to the active roster of the fire department; seconded by Ralph Blanton.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Heath Kilburn reported he had been called for the random drug testing last week as part of the Warren County drug testing pool. Testing was non positive.

Fiscal Business
Issues brought up by the Fiscal Officer:

The permanent appropriation for FY2018 was presented by the fiscal officer for approval as follows:

Permanent Appropriation for 2018

General Fund 978,560.29
Motor Vehicle Fund 69,253.36
Gasoline Fund 482,428.11
Road & Bridge Fund 436,137.97
Cemetery Fund 135,017.05
Cemetery Bequest Fund 2,113.44
Street Lighting Fund 7,663.56
Fire Department Fund 1,856,188.10
Zoning Fund 7,996.09
Ambulance Fund 175,904.65
Bond Retirement Fund 157,000.73
MV Permissive Fund 298,506.27

2018 Totals $ 4,606,769.62

Heath Kilburn made a motion to approve the Permanent Appropriations as presented. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion. Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

The Fiscal Officer had prepared checks #19210-19256, 92680-92685 which totaled $45,091.32.
The board examined the bills that were ready for payment and Heath Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $$3,030.20 which included receipts #9763- #9766.

Chief Harrison returned from the emergency call and brought up the website. Ralph Blanton said he wanted to wait to discuss this when Susan Ramsey was present.

With no further business to come before the board, Heath Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 P.M. Ralph Blanton seconded the motion.

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