October 10, 2006

October 10, 2006

October 10, 2006    7:00 pm

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met October 10, 2006 in regular session at the Township Hall for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. Chairman Dick Kilburn was on vacation so Vice Chairman Dick Dare called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with member Rob Glancy present.

Others present were Bill Harrison, Richard Bierley, Lee Short, Donald Lynch, Gene Sharpe, J. R. Blanton, Fred LaFollette, Steve Kopecky, and Ralph Blanton.

The minutes were read and approved and posted in the township hall.

Cemetery Update
10/3/06 Helen Peters Sec 3 Lot 134 SE Corner
10/10/06 David Hunter Sec 4 Lot 114 #2 NW

Zoning - J.R. Blanton
Mr. Blanton was present to ask the trustees what constitutes a farm vehicle. He received a notice that he had to move his “junk” vehicles located on his property at 2950 St. Rt. 123. He stated the vehicles were used on his 7 acres working with day lilies. One was a pick up truck and the other vehicle is a van without seats that he uses to move the lilies. Richard told the board that the neighbors had complained about the vehicles on the back fence. Mr. Blanton stated he would get them licensed and asked if he would then be able to park them anywhere on his property. Rob told him that one of the trustees or Richard would get back to him on that matter.

Mental Health Recovery Service Board Levy
Steve Kopecky from the Mental Health Recovery Service Board asked to make a brief presentation about the renewal levy on the ballot this November. He has been on the board for 4 years. He spoke about what the board is responsible for and whom they served in the two counties they represent. They serve 4000 citizens in Warren and Clinton Counties. He explained the levy was not asking for more money, but was a renewal. He voiced his hope that everyone would support the renewal.

Fire Department
Bill Harrison updated the board on personnel matters for the fire department. Kent Bryant resigned his part time position effective Monday, October 9th due to the fact he has too many hours with other departments.
Chris Hostetter has not shown up for any shifts since his return from military service. Bill has tried to contact him and Mr. Hostetter has never returned any calls. Therefore, he asked the board to remove him from active employment. Rob Glancy made a motion to terminate Mr. Hostetter from his position on the fire department. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea

The matter of what funds Bill’s salary was being charged to was brought up. It was determined with his work assignments, part of his salary should be charged to the Ambulance Fund. The Fire Fund should be charged 25% and the Ambulance Fund should pay the remaining 75%. Dick Dare made a motion to start charging Bill Harrison’s salary to these funds: 25% Fire Fund and 75% Ambulance Fund. Rob Glancy seconded the motion. Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea

Fred Lafollette informed the board that there would be a fire training session on Saturday and Sunday at the old Jett property on Trovillo Road. He asked approval to block the road during the hours of the training which is to be between 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The board told him to get signs to set up notifying traffic that the road was closed.

Also relating to Trovillo Road, Fred reported that Jeff Jones from the county engineer’s office called him and told him they would blacktop the damaged area to get it through the winter.

Fred told the board he and Bill had gone to the preliminary meeting for the Blue Crane Subdivision on Foster Maineville Road. They requested the developer put in 3 fire hydrants for this particular development. He said at this point, the developer has agreed to this request.

Richard Bierley reported that he had talked to the Samples’ lawyer who told him they would discuss with Bruce McGary their options to try to work something out under the American Disabilities Act. They will try to get something together to take to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

He said the landscape people who were interested in Pete Christiansen’s property called him checking on things.

Two permits were issued this period for accessory buildings.

Fiscal Business

Appropriation Modification
Debbie requested the board approve the following appropriation modifications:

Increase 5A9 Cemetery Supplies $2,000 Decrease 5A8 Tools & Equipment $2,000
Increase 4A13 Rd&B Aud & Treas $ 400 Decrease 4C3 Rd& Br Contracts $ 400

Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 06-1010 approving the modifications to the appropriation for the Cemetery and Road & Bridge Funds as requested by the Fiscal Officer. Rob Glancy seconded the motion. Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea

The Fiscal Officer brought up the fact that many of the reports she does are now filed on-line along with updating the minutes on the website. She does not have Internet access and requested the board approve her getting a high-speed connection for the township computer system located in her home.
Dick Dare made a motion to approve the Fiscal Officer getting the township computer hooked up to the Internet. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea

Dick Dare brought up the fact that the OTA winter convention offers sessions on zoning and made a motion to approve the township sending Richard Bierley if he is able to attend. Rob Glancy seconded the motion. Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea

Approval to pay bills
The clerk presented checks # 4206 through #4282 which totaled $55,471.14
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $45,868.12
This amount included receipts #5463 through #5477.

With no further business to come before the board, Rob Glancy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 P.M. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea