The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, August 9, 2010 at7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.  Roll Call: Merle Ackley, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Gary Baker, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was Melony Baker, Bonnie Brose, John Brose, Howie Kaiser,  Dave Cook, Keith Montgomery, Bev Wolf, Ernie McFarlin, Dan Ackley, Dave Frangis, and Mike Bow.    

           The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting.  Mr. Ackley asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes and then asked if there were any additions or corrections to the financial statements that were given to the Trustees from the fiscal officer.  They both stand approved.

 Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

     Mrs. Bonnie Brose, janitor, thanked the Trustees for purchasing the toilet paper holders at Perry Park.  She said that they have been a life saver.  Much nicer than the old ones.

     Mr. Dave Cook, acting squad chief, reported that our AED has been recalled.  It will be being replaced at no charge.  It will take 6 months to get the new one.

Dave had a list of supplies that have been donated to our squad from the Fletcher squad, as they have went out of business.  We are very grateful to them for their donation.  Their 2004 squad is now for sale.

Dave told the trustees to stop down and see the fire house, it is looking really nice.  The new employees have really been doing a lot of work down there.

     Mr. Ernie McFarlin had a concern about the storm drain that is going in at Perry Park, he wanted to know how filling in the ditch behind the ball park is going to effect his property.  Mr. Mike Bow, engineer of this project, from M & K Engineering, gave Mr. McFarlin a copy of the blueprint for the project so he could see how it is going to look.  Mr. Bow explained to Mr. McFarlin what is going to happen, and Mr. McFarlin seemed satisfied with what he heard.

     Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update.  He stated that Verizon Wireless has started on the drive to the cell tower.  The tower is here and put together, they are waiting on DP&L to come out and run the electric to it for the light that goes on the top of it.  DP&L has been dragging their feet.  But, the tower should be up in a month.

     Mrs. Bev Wolf brought up about Mabry’s garage, did he get a permit?  Mr. Dan Ackley told her that he claims it’s agriculture. 

     Mrs. Wolf stated that she needs help tomorrow at the food pantry around 12:30.

     Mr. Bob Jackson called about the chicken smell.  New Day Chicken Farm has been issued their final permit.  An appeal can be filed until 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2010.

     Mr. Mike Bow, engineer from M&K Engineering, had the bids from the Storm Drain bid opening on Aug. 5, 2010.  Mr. Bow is recommending we go with the lowest bid.  That bid is from Reichert Excavation of Lewistown for $57,798.20.   We will have the park driveway open for the weekends for parties, reunions, etc. 

The trustees would like to widen the bridge to 2 lanes so that would involve more pipe.  That would raise the cost by $1,500.00. 

 

Mr. Gary Baker moved the following Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, the board of Trustees of Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio has decided it would be in the best interest of the township to cover the creek over at Perry Park, since the water has been contaminated by the Logan County Health Department.

BE IT RESOLVED, that we have put this Storm Drain Improvement Project out for bid, having received 4 bids on the project.

BE IT RESOLVED, that we have hired M&K Engineering to oversee this project and to advise us with the best possible solution to this problem

BE IT RESOLVED, that Mr. Mike Bow, of M&K Engineering advised us to use the lowest bidder to do the project.

THEREFORE,  we will hire Reichart Excavating of Lewistown with a bid of $57,798.20.  This will come out of the Park Fund as appropriated.

Mr. Jeff Rosebrook seconded the Resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows:

                                                                        Mr. Merle Ackley         aye

                                                                        Mr. Jeff Rosebrook      aye

                                                                        Mr. Gary Baker            aye

 

Mr. Baker then made a motion authorizing the chairman of the board, Mr. Merle Ackley, to sign the contract at 10:00 Thursday morning here at the office, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes. 

     Chief Montgomery came into the meeting and he also would like for the Trustees to go down and look at the fire house and see how nice it looks. 

Chief brought up that Dean Moore needs new turn out gear.  Keith is going to check on a price from Warren Equipment Co.  Chief thanked the Trustees for all the work we have done recently down at the fire house.

     Mr. Gary Baker had some prices on another truck.  For another truck exactly like the one we just got, identical with a blade.  It would be $78,799.00 from S & S Sales.   They would give us $11,000.00 for our 1 Ton dump truck so that would make the price $67,799.00.  It would take a couple of months to get it. 

 

Mr. Gary Baker moved the following Resolution:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Trustees of Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio has decided it would be in the best interest of the township to replace our existing dump truck before the winter season.

BE IT RESOLVED, we purchase a 2009 GMC C4500 4X4 dump truck from S&S Truck Sales of Lima, Ohio under the State purchasing contract.

BE IT RESOLVED, that we have no use for our existing dump truck, so we will trade it in on this truck for a trade-in allowance of $11,000.00, making the price of the 2009 GMC truck $67,799.00.

BE IT RESOLVED, we will mainly be using this truck in the cemeteries and on the roads, therefore we will take $20,000.00 out of the Cemetery Fund and $47,799.00 out of the Gasoline Tax Fund as appropriated.

THEREFORE, we will purchase this truck from S & S Truck Sales,

2600 St. Johns Road, Lima, Ohio  45804
.

 

Mr. Jeff Rosebrook seconded the Resolution, and the roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows:

 

                                                             Mr. Merle Ackley        aye

                                                             Mr. Jeff Rosebrook     aye

                                                             Mr. Gary Baker           aye

 

     Mr. Gary Baker reported that he had Mrs. Stalling take the CD from the Risk Management Co. for the recommendations from our Insurance Co. up to Staples to get it printed off.  When Mrs. Stalling went to pick it up, it was in 6 boxes and was over $1,100.00 for the copies.   Gary started going through the papers and they are not in any order and are all messed up. Mr. Baker called Staples and complained to them about this.

     Mr. Baker brought up about the Akey Cemetery.  We need to pass a Resolution to get this taken care of.

 Mr. Gary Baker moved the following Resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio has determined that the following described property is not an operating cemetery;and

WHEREAS, there is no evidence that the property belongs to Perry Township; and

WHEREAS, the property is of no benefit or service to the  Township,

THEREFORE, the Board of Perry Township Trustees are transferring the property to the Wilhilmien L. Akey Trust.

 

Situated in the State of Ohio, County of Logan, Township of Perry, V.M.S. 5091, being all Trustees, United Brethren’s 109 pole (0.681 acre) tract described in deed volume Y, page 66 and being more particularly described as follows:

 

Beginning for reference at a railroad spike found at the intersections of the centerline of Township Road # 128 with the centerline of State Route # 292 (60 feet wide);

 

Thence North 18 41’06” West (bearing based on an assumed meridian with all others based on angles turned) 1437.52 feet, following the centerline of State Route # 292 to a railroad spike found;

 

Thence North 18 45’00” West 66.00 feet, continuing along the centerline of

State Route
# 292, to a railroad spike set in the south line of Ralph and Wilhehnien L. Akey’s 93 acre 1 Rod (93.25 acre ) tract described in deed volume 172, page 391 and deed volume 191, page 48:

 

Thence North 18 45.00” West 1379.05 feet, following the centerline of State Route # 292 and entering said 93.25  acre tract, to a railroad spike set at the southwest corner of said 0.681 acre tract and marking the place beginning;

 

Thence North 18 45’00” West 330.00 feet, continuing along the centerline of State Route # 292 and the west line of said 0.6891 acre tract, to a railroad spike found at the southwest corner of  Ralph and Wilhelmihen L. Akeys 0.81 acre tract described in deed volume 172, page 391 and deed volume 191, page 48;

 

Thence South 85 0359” East 132.00 feet, following the south line of said 0.81 acre tract and the north line of said 0.681 acre tract, passing at 32.76 feet an iron pin set, to an iron pin set;

 

Thence South 0611’18” East 297.00 feet, following the east line of said 0.681 acre tract, to an iron pin set;

 

Thence South 84 1015” West 57.75 feet, following the south line of said 0.681 acre tract and passing at 26.97 feet an iron pin set, to the place of beginning, containing 0.655 acres, more or less, by this survey with 0.227 acres within the road right of way and subject to all valid easements and restrictions of record.

 

Mr. Merle Ackley seconded the Resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows:

 

                                                             Mr. Merle Ackley        aye

                                                             Mr. Jeff Rosebrook     aye

                                                             Mr. Gary Baker           aye

 

 

     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he has fixed the lights at the Shop, and also put the light on the back of the restrooms at the Park.

 

     Mrs. Bonnie Brose reported that at the Motorcycle Light Parade at the Park, they kept blowing fuses at the shelter house.  Mr. Rosebrook will check it out.

 

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that he has 2 bases to pour this fall, Mr. Ackley has one and Mr. Baker has one.

 

   Mrs. Stalling had a thank-you note from Paul Tevis for the use of Perry Park for his family reunion, and it stated what a nice park we have and how much his family enjoys using our facilities.

     Mrs. Stalling has finally received the Paperwork from the Red Cross, is case they ever have to use the Lodge Hall in case of an emergency.

     Mr. Rosebrook brought up about whether we are going to replace the merry-go-round at the park or not?  We still need to check into the law and see if we can have them or not anymore.  Mr. Rosebrook will check on this.

     Mrs. Stalling had signed us all up for the Public Records class that is required we take each term.  It will be in Russells Point on Thurs., Aug 12 from 5-8 p.m.

     Mrs. Bonnie Brose reported that someone has broken into the concession stand at the park, they took some money and candy bars.  Bonnie had put her own lock on the building and they cut if off and had put the Boosters lock back on the building.

     Mr. Rosebrook wanted to know if anyone had any comments pertaining to the chicken farms?  There were some comments from the floor, and everyone wanting to know what we can do about them?  There really isn’t anything we can do, as it is considered agriculture.

     Mr. Scott Armentrout called Mrs. Stalling about whether we are going to have a training session on the crack fill machine or not?  Mr. Baker is going to have someone from the Company come out and show us how to work the machine, Gary will call Mr. Armentrout back and let him know this.

     Mrs. Stalling reported that Mike from Sheakley called her and he would like to come to our October meeting and talk to us about getting into a group rating program for BWC. 

     Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Gary Baker.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

 

 TOTAL OF BILLS:                                        $50,816.56

 

 

INCOME FOR JULY                                     $12,137.96

 

       Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

 

                                                Respectfully submitted by:

 

                                                __________________________             

                                                Cindy Stalling, fiscal officer