August 12, 2008

August 12, 2008

The Salem Township Board of Trustees met August 12, 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 member Kirk Ramsey present. Dick Dare was on a wrecker call.

Others present were Fred Lafollette, Bill Harrison, Mike Kassalen, Ralph Blanton, Donald Lynch, Mr. & Mrs. David Opperman, Lee Short, Gene Sharpe and Ed McCall.

The minutes were read and posted in the township hall.

Cemetery Update
7/29/08 Margaret Morris Sec 5 Lot 11 SE Corner
8/5/08 Marjorie Oberle Sec 4 Lot 265 #2 NE Corner

Resident Questions
Donald Lynch was first to take the floor and asked the board about the way the minutes were being prepared. He questioned why each individual check was not listed currently as they were previously done. The fiscal officer told him they were no longer required to be listed that way. He also asked if there was a policy concerning the movement of dirt. He was asking because of the Kranzmayer property where they had filled in a gully with dirt. Mr. Lynch also requested a review of all the properties along 22 & 3 to see how they were zoned. He suggested that he would go door to door with the zoning inspector to check on this matter.

Zoning
Mike Kassalen turned in a permit for the addition of a garage. Other than that he had no new items of business.

Fire Department/Roads
Neither Fred nor Bill had anything to bring before the board at this time.

Architect Update
Ed McCall from McCall Sharp Architecture was present to show the completed design layout of the new building. He stated they were now at the design development stage of the project.
He reported that he had checked out steel prices and they were at $15 per sq.ft. He said that would be ok, that they had figured enough into the bid figures to cover it. He would like to bid the project out in October. That would allow for a re-bid in January if the October bids were too high. They would have time to make changes to the specs and still get it re-bid before spring.
His estimate for the project now stands at $2,177,175.
He then showed sample of tile, carpet and ceiling materials to the board to give them an idea of what could be offered in the bids.

At 7:50 PM Kirk Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the into Executive Session pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 121.22, Sub-Section G, paragraph (3) to discuss a pending legal matter.
Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.

Roll Call Vote:
Ramsey - yea
Kilburn – yea

Dick Kilburn made a motion to adjourn out of Executive Session and return to the open meeting and asked that it be noted in the minutes that no action was taken.
Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote:
Kilburn – yea
Ramsey – yea

Fiscal Matters

Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 6759 through #6812, 98021-98022 which totaled $32,279.35.
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Kirk Ramsey made a motion to pay the bills as presented. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote: Ramsey, yea Kilburn, yea

Receipts
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $5,966.23.
This amount included receipts #6150 through #6160.

Dick Kilburn brought up the matter of the Christmas Tree Ranch. The owner, Dr. Fuch, would like to talk to zoning about doing something that would benefit Children’s Hospital. Mike Kassalen will contact him.

With no further business to come before the board, Kirk Ramsey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 P.M. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.

Vote: Kilburn, yea Ramsey, yea
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