April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007 Minutes

Posted by debbie in Meeting Minutes
 

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met April 24, 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, Richard Bierley, Donald Lynch, Ralph Blanton, Danyrae Lockwood, and Gene Sharpe.

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

Cemetery Update
4/13/07 Jerry Dollar Sec 4 Lot 135 Center West
4/17/07 Hager Howard Sec 5 Lot 60 #2 NE Corner
4/25/07 Anna Sis Mitchell Sec 5 Lot 36 #2 SW Corner

Zoning
The first item discussed by the zoning inspector was the matter of the sign at the location of the new All State Insurance business. There is now a deli doing business there and they want a sign too. The owner of the building will have to get in touch with the Ohio Department of Transportation to find out what they have to do to be in compliance with ODOT. There can only be 1 freestanding sign per property.

Richard sent a certified letter to Pete Christiansen regarding both of his properties.

There has been some improvement made on the Knollwood Drive properties. The Sparks residence has been cleaned up and is now in compliance. The former Garwitz property has been sold and the new owners are cleaning it up.

Regarding the two citations he issued on Anderson Road, he said they are starting to work on removing the junk in the ravine.

Donald Lynch has asked if he increases the pace of his clean up, if he could be granted more time. The matter is in the prosecutor’s office now. Mr. Lynch stated that his continuance was granted when there was 10” of snow on the ground and he could not work. Rob Glancy reminded Mr. Lynch that the original letter about his lack of compliance was sent in August and it was good weather then. The trustees were in agreement that they should not grant any more extensions.

Fire Department/Road Report
Assistant Chief Harrison brought before the board a request to hire Nick Born as a part time FF/EMT. A background check has been done; he needs a drug test and physical exam yet. Rob Glancy made a motion to hire Nick Born pending the outcome of the drug screen and physical exam. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea
They now have eleven part timers. Bill stated that with the new full time employees, the schedule is working out quite well.

Drainage Problem – Lakeside Park
Fred reported that he and Dick Dare had gone back to Twin Lakes Drive to check out the work that was done on the culverts. He said it looks like they are just adding dirt around the catch basins. At one culvert, there was water running on the outside of the pipe.
Fred will call Phil Ginther and tell him the problem has not improved.

The county engineer’s dinner is May 17th. They will try to talk to Phil then.

The road bids are supposed to go out May 15th.
The sealing project should start sometime this month. The board asked about Shawhan Road and Fred said he had been given a quote on sealing the cracks on Shawhan for $2,020.75. The quote for work on Salem and Lake Roads was $7,140.00. After a brief discussion, Rob Glancy made a motion to approve the crack & seal work on Shawhan Road, but hold off on the larger project until they see how the finished work is on the other projects. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.

Fiscal Items
Debbie asked that the board approve a modification to the appropriation to allow for a transfer from the Ambulance Fund to the Debt Service Fund in order to pay the semi-annual interest on the Real Estate Acquisition note. Funds in the amount of $2,520 would be moved from 14A04 to 14A17.
Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 07-0427 approving a modification to the appropriations in the Ambulance Fund for the purpose of transferring $2,520 to the Debt Service Fund in order to pay the interest due on the Real Estate Acquisition Note. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea

Dick Dare made a motion to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:30 in order to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea

At 8:15 Dick Kilburn made a motion to reconvene the regular township meeting. Rob Glancy seconded the motion. Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea

Fred passed out a phone list to have updated. He will make any changes and then make sure everyone gets a copy of the new listing.

The crew has mowed the St. Malachy Cemetery on Woodville Road. Fred asked if he should get a price for surveying the property since he doesn’t know when the county will get to it.
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.

Pay Increase/Fire Department
Rob Glancy made a motion to increase the salary of Chief LaFollette to $60,000 per year and no longer pay volunteer time, and to increase the salary of Assistant Chief Harrison to $55,000 per year and no longer pay volunteer time. This would be effective April 20th, 2007. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 4992 through #5051and memo checks#97000-97006 which totaled $49,573.12.
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 $381,839.33
This amount included receipts #5672 through #5694.

Debbie reported that a liquor license request was being processed for the Deli in Roachester. If there are no objections by the trustees, the form will be mailed to the Ohio Department of Commerce. None of the trustees voiced an objection to the license.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 P.M. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea
 

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