November 13, 2007

November 13, 2007

November 13, 2007,  7:00pm

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met November 13, 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, Lee Short, Kirk Ramsey, Donald Lynch, Mike Kassalen, John Leesemann, Ralph Blanton, Rick Vaughn, and David Opperman.

The minutes were read and posted in the township hall.

Cemetery Update
11/8/07 Dan Campbell Sec 5 Lot 196 #2 SW Corner

Lake Road Property Line Problem
Rick Vaughn was present to ask for help in solving a problem related to his purchase of a property on Lake Road that was determined to have part of the building on the neighbor’s property. He would like to get a variance to try to get that small portion of the land into his name. He has asked the neighbor if he can buy that piece of her land. He also asked about having an easement to the property. The trustees told him he would have to go to the county and work it out with the neighbor. Then he possibly could get the variance to move the lot lines.

Donald Lynch Case
Mr. Lynch again asked if he could communicate with the zoning inspector about matters in question. Again, he was told that because of the case in progress, he must go through the prosecutor’s office for any business he has regarding zoning.

Mike Kassalen turned in four zoning permits.

At this time Dick Dare congratulated Kirk Ramsey as the winner in the election for the position of township trustee. Rob Glancy and Dick Kilburn added their congratulations as well.

Fire Department
Assistant Chief Harrison brought before the board the names of two applicants he wanted to hire for part time paid positions. They are Scott Carlisle and Jonah Holbrook. Mr. Carlisle is a FF/Paramedic and Mr. Holbrook is an FF/EMT. Rob Glancy made a motion to hire Scott Carlisle and Jonah Holbrook pending the results and the physical exam and drug screening. Dick Dare Seconded the motion.
Vote: Glancy, yea Dare, yea Kilburn, yea

Bill reported that the fire department had received a letter from the Loeb Foundation telling them they had been awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the foundation. This money will be used to make the payment on the emergency equipment acquisition note.
He also has been working on a FEMA grant to get money to replace an air trailer. He is hoping to receive at least $70,000 towards this purchase.

Ralph Blanton told the board that they had plans to go visit some existing buildings as the next step in getting started on building the new firehouse since the levy was passed on November 6th. They want to look at several new facilities to get ideas that would work best for their needs.
Rob Glancy stated he thought it would be wise to hire a construction manager to oversee this project.
Bill told the board he had called Miss Lockwood to ask her to put something in the paper thanking the voters for their support of the levy.

Dick Kilburn brought up the issue of the street light on Ward Road. They needed to decide what to do on this matter. He thought they should go ahead and have it installed as they had voted to do so. Dick Dare will call Duke Energy and start the process.

Fiscal Business

The fiscal officer told the board that there were two printers that were not in working order and she would like to discard them. It was so noted that the old dot matrix printer and the HP laser printer would be destroyed.

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 5730 through #5782 which totaled $170,577.44.
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

For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $1430.79.
This amount included receipts #5883 through #5890.

With no further business to come before the board, Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 P.M. Rob Glancy seconded the motion.

Vote: Kilburn, yea Glancy, yea Dare, yea