September 25, 2007

September 25, 2007

September 25, 2007, 7:00 pm

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met September 25, 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 Dick Kilburn and Rob Glancy present

Others present were Fred LaFollette, Bill Harrison, Lee Short, Kirk Ramsey, Joel Sanders, Donald Lynch, Mike Kassalen, Richard Bierley, Danyrae Lockwood and Mr. & Mrs. David Opperman.

The minutes were read and posted in the township hall.

Cemetery Update
9/26/2007 Betty Keffer Sec 4 Lot 324 #2 NW Corner

Zoning
Joel Sanders Property
Mr. Sanders asked the board if there was anything else he needed to do to be in compliance. He stated he had found some tires in the fill and had taken them out. He had received a certified letter from the Warren County Health Department that gave him 20 days to clean the property up.
Dick Dare stated he had received two complaints on the property. Lee Short and Mike Kassalen went to the property two weeks ago. Mr. Sanders has spoken with the lady from the health department and found out she will inspect the property on Friday. The trustees told him to work it out with the health department now.

Donald Lynch Case
Mr. Lynch asked the board about the zoning rules and how they are enforced. He asked if action from the zoning board is complaint driven and asked why the complaints he had made were not looked into nor any action taken. Rob Glancy told him that the complaints were issued after the lawsuit had been filed and that the township had been instructed to refer everything to Bruce McGary at the prosecutor’s office.
Lot Size
Lee Short told the board that Mike Kassalen had found a section in the zoning code concerning lot sizes.
October 3rd is the dated set for depositions in the Lynch case.
Mike turned in 1 permit for a new home this reporting period.

Road & Fire Departments

Fire Department Levy
Fred LaFollette reported that to promote the Fire Levy, they have planned an open house at the firehouse every Sunday in October from 1-4 PM. They also have a fish fry planned fro November 2 from 5-8 P.M.
The levy signs have come in and are ready to be put up.
Larry Conger told him that the rendering would be ready by the first open house. Dick Dare gave a check to the campaign fund to get it started.

Township Business
The sealing job on Lake and Salem Roads has been completed.

Dick Dare had the mailing receipt from the letter sent to the farmer who had rented the 5-acres this year, so he is aware that the land will not be rented for farming next year.

The drainage issue at Bramblebush was brought up. Fred said some kind of repair was done, but he didn’t know exactly what they had done.

The salt quote from Morton Salt was discussed and it was agreed that based on last year’s use, the township should request 300 tons. The county also sent out their request form and it was decided to put a figure of 100 tons on that request.

Fiscal Business

Rates Resolution
Debbie submitted the annual rates resolution to the board to pass accepting the rates and amounts as determined by the Warren County Budget Commission.
Dick Dare made a motion to pass Resolution 07-0925 accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor.
Rob Glancy seconded the motion.
Vote: Dare, yea Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 5546 through #5609 which totaled $42492.69
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Rob Glancy made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $326,704.64
This amount included receipts #5827 through #5850.

With no further business to come before the board, Rob Glancy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 P.M. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.

Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea