July 8, 2008

July 8, 2008

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met July 8, 2008 in regular session at the Township Hall for the purpose of transacting the business of the Township. Chairman Dick Kilburn called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with members Kirk Ramsey and Dick Dare present.

Others present were Fred Lafollette, Bill Harrison, Mike Kassalen, Ralph Blanton, Donald Lynch, David Opperman, Bob Glancy, Ed McCall, Lee Short, Richard Bierley and Bruce McGary.

The minutes were read and posted in the township hall.

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

Architect Presentation
The first item of business was an update from Ed McCall, the architect on the firehouse project. He presented drawings for the schematic design phase. He told the board that he would be meeting with ODOT tomorrow to work on the entrances and exits.

At this point in the meeting, Assistant Prosecutor Bruce McGary arrived. The board asked Mr. McCall if he would be able to stay and finish his presentation after Mr. McGary met with the board.

Executive Session
Kirk Ramsey made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session pursuant to ORC Section 121.22, Sub-Section G, Paragraph (3) to confer with legal counsel concerning pending litigation.
Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Roll call vote: Ramsey, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea

At 8:15 PM Dick Dare made a motion to adjourn out of Executive Session and return to the open meeting and asked that the fiscal officer note in the minutes that no action was taken. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Roll call vote: Dare, yea Ramsey, yea Kilburn, yea

Mr. McCall then continued with his presentation. He said he would get packets made up of all the drawings on a smaller scale for the trustees.

ZONING
Donald Lynch
Mr. Lynch asked the board about a review of the township zoning by a Lois McNight. The trustees did not know to what he was referring.
He then proceeded to request that the board remove Leland Short from any position with the township stating various reasons and accusations against Mr. Short.

Fire Department/Roads
Fred reported that the county engineer’s office had called him to let him know the price of asphalt had gone up $15 per ton from the original cost on the bid for the county paving project. This will make the township’s share $18,120 more than the original estimate. A discussion followed to determine if there was a way to keep this cost down. Dick Kilburn made a motion to delete Anderson Road from the project, but to patch the bad area on that road. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Ramsey, yea Dare, yea

It was mentioned that the air trailer had been delivered. Fred stated that it was larger than what they had expected and they will have to put electric brakes on several of the trucks that will pull it.

It was mentioned that the “NO THRU TRUCKS” sign had been knocked down at the end of Waynesville Road and is in the ditch.

Personnel
Dick Dare brought up the fact that it had been discussed when Lindsey Taylor was hired that if she was doing a good job, the board would raise her salary by $.50 per hour. Dick Kilburn made a motion to increase the salary of Lindsey Taylor effective with the next payroll beginning July 11, 2008. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote: Kilburn, yea Ramsey, yea Dare, yea

Fiscal Matters

Fiscal Year 2009 Budget – Resolution 08-0708
The fiscal officer presented the proposed budget for fiscal year 2009. After looking it over, Dick Kilburn made a motion to pass Resolution 08-0708 to approve the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2009 as presented by the Fiscal Officer and submit it to the county auditor. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion. Vote: Kilburn, yea Ramsey, yea Dare, yea

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 6614 through #6675 which totaled $136,919.71.
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 Ramsey, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $8,437.43.
This amount included receipts #6123 through #6129

With no further business to come before the board, Kirk Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 P.M. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.

Vote: Ramsey, yea Kilburn, yea Dare, yea