October 23, 2007

October 23, 2007

October 23, 2007,   7:00pm

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met October 23, 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 Fred LaFollette, Bill Harrison, Lee Short, Kirk Ramsey, Donald Lynch, Mr. & Mrs. Opperman, Ralph Blanton and Kim Hardin

The minutes were read and posted in the township hall.

Cemetery Update
There were no updates to the cemetery records for this time period.

Property Lines
Kim Hardin of 5708 Lake Road brought before the trustees the matter of the house next door had an addition built that is partly on her property. The house was in foreclosure last year and has now been sold. She wants to have the property legally drawn up for the future in case she would want to sell her property. The trustees told her she would need to go see the county auditor or go to the map department.

Kirk Ramsey mentioned that while he was out in the township, people mentioned speeding problems and the need for more street lights.
Dick Dare stated he had been in touch with Duke Energy and the price of installing street lights has increased to $675 to put the pole up. Concerning the recent request for another light on Ward Road, he said he had heard from another resident who didn’t want the additional light.

Donald Lynch Case
Mr. Lynch told the board he wanted to speak with the zoning inspector about issues that did not concern his current case. The trustees thought that would be all right if he limited his time and had a fair question to ask. However, if he has a complaint to make, he needs to talk to Bruce McGary at the prosecutor's office.

Fire Department Levy/Roads
Fred reported he had received a letter from the health department concerning supposed septic dumping on a property on Gheils Carroll Road.
He also had a letter from Phil Ginther concerning Twin Lakes Subdivision. Hamilton Township has accepted the roads in their portion of the development. He said he went out there today and there wasn’t any water lying where it had been, but nothing has been done with the brush in the gully yet. The trustees do not want to accept the roads until this is done.
Dick Dare said he had inspected the areas in question on Bramblebush and noted that there was still a problem with the catch basins.
The county needs to know that the township is still not happy with what has been done in Briarwood.
The culvert problem at the residence on Waynesville Road was briefly discussed. The resident did not have prior approval before doing any of the work.

Fred reminded everyone of the fish fry that the fire department is having on November 2, 2007 from 4-7 PM.

It was also mentioned that the annual Warren County Township Association dinner meeting will be held on November 8 at Waynesville. The three trustees plan to attend.

Fiscal Business
Appropriation Modification/Transfer Resolution
The fiscal officer requested that the board approve the following appropriation modification: increase 14A17 transfers $32,520 decrease 14A04 Tools $32,520
Rob Glancy made a motion to approve the modification to the appropriation as requested by the fiscal officer. Dick Dare seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea

Debbie then asked for approval to transfer $32,520 from the Ambulance Fund to the Debt Service Fund in order to make the payment on the real estate acquisition note. Rob Glancy made a motion to pass Resolution 07-1024 approving the transfer of $32,520.00 from the Ambulance Fund to the Debt Service Fund for the purpose of paying the interest and principal that is due on the real estate acquisition note. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion. Vote: Glancy, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 5652 through #5729 which totaled $122,364.47.
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

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $78,802.55
This amount included receipts #5859 through #5882.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 P.M. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.

Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea