Minutes March 13, 2018 Meeting

Minutes March 13, 2018 Meeting

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

Others present: Greg Gatman, Bob Glancy, Major Steve Arrasmith, Don Lynch and Fire Chief Bill Harrison

Cemetery Updates
There were no updates to the cemetery records for this time period.

The trustees read the minutes from the February 27, 2018 meeting and Heath Kilburn made a motion to approve these minutes. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Fire Department
Chief Harrison reported that the rescue tools purchased with the BWC grant had been received and he had them on display. He reported they had enough man power to get the tanker out along with the fire truck.
Chief asked the board to approve the resignation received from Ryan Hurley. Susan Ramsey made a motion to accept Ryan Hurley’s resignation from the fire department; seconded by Heath Kilburn.
Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Chief Harrison then explained to the board he wanted to bring on three full time positions over the next three months as follows: Olivia Wolfe in April, Ryan Tucker
in May and Chris Dotson in June. Heath Kilburn made a motion to approve the staggered hiring of three full time employees; motion seconded by Susan Ramsey.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Next Major Steve Arrasmith of the Warren County Drug Task Force took the floor to give the 2017 annual report for that department. He stated they had a staff of 21 employees now and operate in all of Warren County and the city of Wilmington.
He then went on to speak about the activity in the county throughout the year.
Zoning
Jesse McKeehan was not present so there was no zoning report.

Scott Lamb from Legend Web Works, LLC presented their proposal for creating and maintaining a new website for the township. The cost would be $3000.00 for the initial set up with a monthly fee of $75.00. Heath Kilburn made a motion to accept the proposal for the new township website; seconded by Susan Ramsey.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

From the Trustees
Heath Kilburn brought up that he would like to see the township proceed with turning over the zoning to the county. He stated it would eliminate dealing with all the problems related with zoning and finding someone to handle permits and problems. Mr. Kilburn then made a motion to look further into the issues associated with putting this on the ballot, as it must be approved by the voters to make this change. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Mr. Kilburn, yea Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

Ralph Blanton brought up the matter of mowing and weed control at the cemetery for the summer. He has an initial bid of $44, 032 for 26 mowings, 2 weed control applications, and a spring and fall clean up in the main cemetery. He had sent out two more bid requests, but is still waiting on those bids to come in. Susan Ramsey made a motion to proceed with this bid process to take care of the cemetery. Heath Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Mrs. Ramsey, yea Mr. Kilburn, yea Mr. Blanton, yea

It was mentioned that Poff’s Lawn Care would still take care of the fire department weed control.

Fiscal Business

The Fiscal Officer had prepared checks #19310-19356, 92698-92702 which totaled $116,827.96.
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 $4,971.84 which included receipts #9790- #9798.

With no further business to come before the board, Heath Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 P.M. Susan Ramsey seconded the motion.

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