May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007     7:00 PM

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met May 22, 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, Richard Bierley, Donald Lynch, Ralph Blanton, Lee Short, Danyrae Lockwood, Tom Opperman, Dave Opperman, Mr. & Mrs. Dave Contner .

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

Cemetery Update
5/15/07 Dorothy Giehls Sec 4 Lot 44 Center East Half
5/21/07 Joyce Glancy Sec 5 Lot 191 NE Corner

Zoning
Deli Sign
Dave Contner was present to discuss the problem he is having with getting a sign put up for his business, The Deli. He was upset with the way the information was handled. He asked if there was any way he would be able to put the sign up since it was already purchased. The insurance company on the same lot had their sign put up first. He stated that he was told it would be ok for him to erect a sign after showing the drawings, but now he is told he can’t put it up because the zoning states one sign per property. Richard explained the events leading up to the problem. Rob Glancy told Mr. Contner that he would have the option of taking the matter to the zoning board of appeals if it couldn’t be worked out any other way.
Mr. Rauch was present to ask about a sign for the new building housing the deli and the insurance company. This matter needed to be taken to Richard Bierley.

Lynch Case
Donald Lynch stated that he was written up for his sign and it had been up many years. Since this is part of the current case against Mr. Lynch, the matter could not be discussed. At this point, he also requested information from the township: contacts for insurances, bonds for the zoning inspector, copies of minutes, zoning permits, etc. The trustees asked that he put his request in writing, which he told them he had done. They will make copies of his request after the meeting.

Richard reported he had issued 2 permits for this period. He has inspected the Christiansen property again.
He also met with the prosecutor regarding the Lynch case.

Township Maintenance
Bill Harrison had the results of the bids for the county’s paving project from the Warren County Engineer. The bid was lower than they had estimated and came in at $124,823.05. Rob Glancy made a motion to accept the bid and proceed with the project. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Fire Department
Bill requested the board to approve hiring two part time workers for the fire department.
He said they were good candidates and had the qualifications needed. He submitted the names of Steve Laskey, who is a firefighter/medic and Matt Hannigan, who is a fire fighter/EMT. Rob Glancy made a motion to hire these two applicants pending the results of a physical exam and drug testing. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Fiscal Matters
The fiscal officer requested the board approve a transfer in the amount of $41,800 from the Fire Fund to the Debt Service Fund in order to pay the interest and the annual principal payment on the Fire Truck Acquisition note.
Rob Glancy made a motion to pass Resolution 07-0522 to approve the transfer of $41,800.00 from the Fire Fund to the Debt Service Fund for the purpose of making the annual payment of principal and the interest that is due on the Fire Truck Acquisition Note from Lebanon Citizens Bank. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 5095 through #5155, 97007-97008 which totaled $143,429.41.
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Dare made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $161,367.94
This amount included receipts #5707 through #5726.

At 7:35 PM Rob Glancy made a motion to adjourn from the regular session to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Dick Kilburn moved to exit the executive session and reconvene the regular meeting. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea

No action was taken by the board.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 P.M. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea