January 23, 2007

January 23, 2007

January 23, 2007 

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met January 23, 2007 in regular session at the Township Hall for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. Chairman Dick Dare called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with members Rob Glancy and Dick Kilburn present.

Others present were Bill Harrison, Fred LaFollette, Lee Short, Richard Bierley, Donald Lynch, Dave Opperman, and Danyrae Lockwood from the Western Star.

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

Cemetery Update
1/12/07 Malinda King Sec 4 Lot 208 SE Corner
1/17/07 Edith Hodgson Sec 4 Lot 25 Center West Half
1/17/07 Charles Dixon Sec 3 Lot 71A N
1/19/07 Doris Osborn Sec 4 Lot 272 #2 NE Corner
1/20/07 Lola Knapp Sec 4 Lot 99 #2 SW Corner

Zoning
Richard reported he had issued a sign permit to Tri-State Signs for the All State Insurance sign. Everything met code. He also issued a permit for an accessory building.
He received plans for Bishop’s Cove development on Foster Maineville Road. Western Water will provide water services and the ground has passed the soil and water testing. Rob Glancy questioned the lot sizes meeting the 2-acre requirement.

Richard stated he had mailed the registered letter to Donald Lynch, but Mr. Lynch has not picked it up yet. The post office has tried to deliver it three times.

He has talked to Mr. Smith about the Pete Christiansen property. Mr. Smith has purchased 5 acres and wants to go ahead with putting up an accessory building. He plans to put a landscaping business at that site.

Fire Department/Road Reports

Fred LaFollette told the board he had gone out to Twin Lakes Drive with Phil Ginther from the Warren County Engineer’s Office. There are still the same water problems as before. The catch basins aren’t working very well.

It was mentioned that the crew had done a great job in getting the snow off the roads this past Sunday.

Bill Harrison reported that Justin Cormany resigned due to the fact he was working too many hours at Hamilton Township.

They would like to hire 3 full-time people on a 24/48 basis. One would replace Justin and the other two would fill in where they are needed. Bill said he has four people working part time now that would be possible applicants for the positions. He stated he could have them active in two months, and they would be starting with an approximate annual salary of $30,000. The trustees agreed that the fire department should go ahead and get two additional employees as soon as possible and the third one could be put on hold temporarily to see how it works out with two additional.

There was a brief discussion about which roads needed to be repaired this summer. Funding for those repairs was also mentioned.

The bill from Poff’s Landscaping was received with a 5% discount for prepayment. Rob Glancy made a motion to spray the cemetery again this year and to prepay to receive the discount. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 4636 through #4710 which totaled $44,072.78
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $42,144.44.
This amount included receipts #5566 through #5598.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 P.M. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea