Sept 23, 2008 Minutes

Sept 23, 2008 Minutes

 

 
The Salem Township Board of Trustees met September 23, 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,  Mike Kassalen,  Lee Short, Gene Sharpe, Donald Lynch, Mr. & Mrs. David Opperman, Ralph Blanton.
 
The minutes were read and posted in the township hall.
  
Cemetery Update
9/18/2008        Anna Mae Brown        Sec 5 Lot 43 #2 SW Corner
 
 There was no business introduced from the floor.
  
Zoning
Mike Kassalen turned in three permits.
 
Fire Department/Roads
 
Fred reported on the damage to the roof from the windstorm. Dick Dare turned in a quote from C.K. Siding & Construction. That amount was $12,300.00.   Kirk was in the process of getting a quote from Mr. Baker in Hamilton. There was another estimate of $11,000. The bills will have to be submitted to the insurance company to see how much they will pay. After a brief discussion, it was decided to have C.K. Siding & Construction do the work since he could start on it immediately. Kirk Ramsey made a motion to approve the roof repairs being done by C.K. Siding & Construction. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:   Ramsey, yea    Kilburn, yea    Dare, yea
 
Dick Dare stated that the fire department had done an excellent job in taking care of the problems related to the storm damage.
 
Assistant Chief Harrison brought up the way the three full time employees are paid. He would like to have them paid time and a half for holidays worked. There will always be someone scheduled to work a holiday. Dick Dare made a motion to approve the time and a half pay for holidays worked for the full time fire department employees. Dick Kilburn seconded the motion.
Vote:   Dare, yea         Kilburn, yea    Ramsey, yea
  
It was questioned if proper safety wear was being used when the crew was operating the chain saws. Fred told the board that they did have protective gear and were wearing it.
             
 Fiscal Matters
  
Approval to pay bills
The fiscal officer presented checks # 6912 through #6970, 98023-98024 which totaled $43,447.60
 
The board examined the bills that were presented for payment and Dick Kilburn made a motion to pay the bills as presented.  Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
Vote:       Kilburn, yea        Ramsey, yea         Dare, yea
 
Receipts  
For this reporting period the fiscal officer deposited receipts in the amount of $568,749.97.
 This amountincluded receipts #6178 through #6197.
                                                                                                                                                               
 With no further business to come before the board, Dick Dare made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 P.M. Kirk Ramsey seconded the motion.
 
Vote:         Dare, yea             Ramsey, yea                  Kilburn, yea