March 13, 2007

March 13, 2007

March 13, 2007  7:00 P.M. 

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met March 13, 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, Ralph Blanton, Mike Kassalen, and Larry Sims.

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

Cemetery Update
3/1/07 Richard Henderer Sec 5 Lot 154 Center West
3/3/107 Mark Henry Sec 5 Lot 195 NE Corner
3/14/07 Charles Coe Sec 4 Lot 89 SW Corner

Visit from Sheriff’s Office
Larry Sims, who took Col. Del Everett’s position with the Warren County Sheriff’s office, was present to introduce himself to the Board. He brought reports of all the various calls made so the township could see how they compare to the other townships. He also had a list of all offenses that the sheriff’s office had responded to in 2006 and the YTD calls for 2007. He provided a list of all sex offenders in Warren County.
He reported that the department had put on 7 additional officers the past year. They hope to pick up the patrols made in the area soon. They have also added a canine unit this past fall. After presenting these reports, he asked if there were any problems in the township that the board felt were not being handled.
There were none brought up and the board welcomed him to the area.

Zoning
Richard reported that at the request of the prosecutor’s office, he had sent updated pictures of the Lynch property.
He sent a certified letter to Mr. Sparks regarding the condition of the property he rents to Tim Adkins.
He also sent a letter to the resident living at the old Garwitz property. There are trash bags and old toys piled up in the yard.
There were two permits issued for this time period.

Lee Short told the board that he had met with Bob Craig and Bob Ware regarding the Brook Drive development. The Warren County Regional Planning Commission wants them to do a PUD and put in a dead end street at the end of Brook Drive for possible future extension out to Woodward Claypool Rd. Lee said in order to do that he would have to take it before the Salem Township Board of Zoning Appeals. The trustees have already approved the houses with a cul-de-sac, which would help the fire department back in that area. As elected officials, they have more authority than the planning commission. Lee stated that since the trustees have approved the cul-de-sac, the builder can go ahead with the plans he submitted to Richard. Richard will have to notify the builder of this decision.

There hasn’t been any work done on Bishop’s Cove yet other than the cutting down of some trees.

Fire Department/Road Reports

Fred received the bid list from the county engineer’s office. They estimate the cost of the roads the township put in at $160,369.00 which included a price adjustment to allow for an increase in the cost of the asphalt. The bids should go out this week.

Dick Kilburn got a call from a resident on Shawhan Road regarding the ditch line problem. The crew will see what they can do to help the problem.

The final bill for the township’s share in the cost of the joint drainage project on Hopkins and Virginia Streets was received. It totaled $4626.58.

Fred told the board that they needed to replace two rims at a cost of about $600 per rim.

Summer Workers
Fred told the board he has heard from both Patty Taylor and Tim Byrd and they want to work again this summer. He will have them do the new hire blood test again and get them started as soon as possible.

Ralph Blanton reported he had taken the payment for the taxes on the 5-acres to the county office. He is still working on the exemption.

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 4810 through #4860 which totaled $57,655.42
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 $9,454.44
This amount included receipts #5626 through #5634.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 P.M. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea