March 27, 2007

March 27, 2007

March 27. 2007   7:00 P.M. 

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met March 27, 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, Jonathan Evans, Gary Hamm, and Danyrae Lockwood.

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

Cemetery Update
3/20/07 Wayne Kilburn Sec 4 Lot 179 SE Corner
3/28/07 Cara Lee Creamer Sec 4 Lot 227 NW Corner

Zoning – Brook Drive Extension
The first item of business was to hear from Gary Hamm and Jonathan Evans, from the engineering firm that is working with him to develop his land adjoining Brook Drive in Rebecca Station. The RPC has recommended extending Brook Drive and putting the houses on that extension. They had drawn up plans with a cul-de-sac and the four homes would be around that cul-de-sac. This plan was approved by the Board of Trustees. Mr. Evans wanted to know where they stood and who would have the final say in the matter.
Lee Short explained that the trustees needed to let the RPC know that they had approved the cul-de-sac. Bob Craig and Bob Ware both need to be informed of the township’s decision. Mr. Hamm stated he did not want to get in the middle if there would be a problem with the RPC. He was assured that the township had final say over the committee. Rob Glancy made a motion to accept the proposed 4-lot addition to Brook Drive with the cul-de-sac as submitted on the site plan and notifying the county of this decision. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea
Mr. Evans requested that a copy of the letter be faxed to him.

Zoning
Richard Bierley reported that he had contacted both residents at the Knollwood properties after sending the certified letters. One has removed the trash from the front yard. The other one has removed the trash from the front porch but still has junk in his yard.
No permits were issued for this time period.

Fire Department/Road Reports
Personnel
Chief LaFollette brought up the matter of the third full time fire department employee. He stated he knew when they discussed it that it was determined the third person would not be hired until later in the year. However, they are in great need of that person now due to resignations and turnover. Bill stated that the difference in pay between a part timer and the full time person would amount to about $10,000. per year. He said if they had that third full time person, they would have a medic on duty every day. The trustees were in favor of stepping up the time table in order to continue to insure squad coverage 24/7.
Dick Kilburn made a motion to hire Robert Edmonds as the third full time fire department employee at this time. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea

Bill then brought before the board the resignations of three part time employees: Dave Brown, Brian Dapper and Steve Mason. These resignations are due to family changes and lack of time.
Bill then told the board that they needed to remove Mike Nussbaum from active employment. He has not made any of the commitments required to keep his active status.
Rob Glancy made a motion to accept the resignations of Dave Brown, Brian Dapper and Steve Mason, and to remove Mike Nussbaum from the active roster. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea

Bill then submitted two applications for part time employees for approval. They are Bryan Ramge, an EMT/Basic who works for Sharonville, and Shannon Murphy who is a FF/Medic.
Rob Glancy made a motion to approve the employment of Bryan Ramge and Shannon Murphy contingent on the results of drug screening and physical exams. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Fred reported that the Fire Department had received a letter from Paul Herdman, the attorney for Melinda King, notifying them that she had named the Morrow Life Squad in her will as the recipient of $5,000.00. She only requested that she would like them to purchase something in her memory.

Fred had estimates from Terry Asphalt Materials for the sealing project on Waynesville Road and the polyfil project on several streets in Rebecca Station. No action was taken.

Summer Workers
It was mentioned for the record that Patty Taylor and Tim Byrd would be paid the same rate as they were making at the end of their employment last year. They had been given an increase late in the season.

Drug Task Force
Debbie told the board that the annual letter requesting payment of $1 per resident had been received from the Warren/Clinton County Drug Task Force. No action was taken on this matter.

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 4861 through #4919 which totaled $32,853.12
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $37,257.14 This amount included receipts #5635 through #5660.

The Warren County Engineer’s office sent a letter concerning the punch list for Lakeside Park along with pictures of the problem areas. Fred will look into this matter.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 P.M Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Dare, yea Glancy, yea