April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007

April 10, 2007 Minutes

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met April 10, 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, DanUnger, David Opperman.

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

Cemetery Update
3/30/07 Arnold Massie Sec 5 Lot 99 #2 NW Corner
4/6/07 Joan Stivers Sec 4 Lot 52 SE Corner

Asphalt Paving Presentation
Dan Unger from Terry Asphalt Industries in Hamilton, OH was present to further explain the paving and sealing process for which they submitted a quote for work on Waynesville Road and several roads in Rebecca Station. He discussed what they had proposed to do to solve the problem of the large cracks in the pavement on Washington Way. For this project they would use polyfil to fill the cracks and cover the pavement. It would be a one-day operation. There is a 1-year guarantee on materials and workmanship. For Waynesville Road they would be crack sealing and micro surfacing. Rob Glancy asked if the cracks on Washington Way needed to be dug out and have a new base put down before filling with the polyfil. Mr. Unger said it would not be necessary to do a new base. The cost of the polyfil job would be $8,449.00 and the crack sealing job was quoted at $3,177.15. After a brief discussion Rob Glancy made a motion to approve these two projects. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea
They will be able to start this job in a couple of weeks. They will also look at Lake Road to see if they could possibly help with the problems there.

Zoning
Donald Lynch received the letter that Richard had sent about the sign on his property. The matter has been turned over to the prosecutor. Mr. Lynch had a written summation of his rebuttal to the various items listed as violations. Richard told him that Bruce McGary had requested that Richard send another letter to Mr. Lynch listing all the violations. Some of these problems date back to August, 2006. Two previous certified letters were never picked up. The prosecutor will wait 14 days before filing charges.
The trustees were in agreement that they had granted several extensions and the matter has drug on long enough. They told Richard to follow through with the prosecutor.

Richard had the preliminary plan for the Brook Drive extension and the hearing will be May 24th with the Regional Planning Commission.

Richard reported that the Deli in the Rausch Plaza has applied for a sign permit. This is the same location as the new insurance company that recently erected a sign. He can’t find anything in the zoning that limits one sign per lot. The trustees thought that they are allowed to have a tiered sign.

There were complaints brought to his attention regarding two properties on Anderson Road. The complaint on one of the properties was concerning a washer and dryer and a couch thrown in the ravine.

It was mentioned that the Pete Christiansen property is getting junked up again. All citations were cleared up, but now it seems he is collecting new junk.

Fire Department/Road Report
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.

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 4920 through #4991 which totaled $32,652.06.
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Dare, yea Glancy, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $2,128.13
This amount included receipts #5661 through #5671.

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 7:50 P.M. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea