The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.  Roll Call: Jeff Rosebrook, present, Gary Baker, present,  Merle Ackley, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was Melony Baker, Dave Cook, Bob Griffin, Dave Frangis, Bill Brown, Paul Blair, Ralph Hall, Howie Kaiser, Bob Payne, Dan and Jennifer Bowman, John and Bonnie Brose, James Myers, Dan Ackley , Keith Montgomery and Mitch Current.

    Chairman Rosebrook called the meeting to order.

    The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting. Mr. Rosebrook 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 by the trustees.

     Mrs. Bonnie Brose, janitor thanked the Board of Trustees for the gift basket that they sent to her while she was in the hospital.  She said that it was really nice.

     Mrs. Brose also announced that Bike Night will be Aug. 6 at Perry Park this year.  They have already reserved the park for the night.

     Mrs. Brose brought up about the crack in the Lodge Hall above the window looking into the kitchen area.  It really needs to be fixed, it is getting really bad.  There is also one under the counter in the same wall, but it’s not as noticeable at the one above the window.  Mr. Baker said that there needs to be a post put up in the basement to help support the wall.  Trustees will see if Triple C will look into fixing this problem.

     Mrs. Brose, Librarian, wanted to know if she could get the 20 new movies for the library this year.   Mr. Ackley made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook. Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes and Ackley, yes.

     Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, brought up about the situation with Howie Kaiser.  He wanted to know if we had heard anything about Howie’s physical yet.  Mr. Baker reported that he still hasn’t received any word from Dr. Hoy yet.  So, for now Howie still can’t go on squad runs. 

     Mr. Cook wanted to know if the township would pay for continuing education for the day timers.  Mrs. Bowman wants to take  a class for Medic, Fire Fighter, OCEA and it is $60.00 for a year’s renewal.  She said its 156 CEU’s for $60.00.  We told her that it is our policy that if we pay for any continuing education, the person has to sign a 2 yr. agreement with the township, or they have to reimburse the township if the agreement is not fulfilled.  Mrs. Bowman said that she would not sign a 2 yr. contract for $60.00 worth of schooling.  Mr. Cook wanted to know that since the schooling is only a 1 yr. renewal, how about she signing a 1 yr. contract?  Mr. Baker made a motion that she could sign a 1 yr. annual contract, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes and Ackley, yes.  Mrs. Bowman said that she would have to think about it, she’s not sure she wants to sign a contract with the township.

     Mr. James Myers  has filled out an AEPP application for his farm.  He needs a resolution from the township. 

A Resolution to the extent permitted by law, Authorizing Participation in Easement Purchase Program.

   The Board of Trustees of Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio, met in Regular Session on the 14th day of February, 2011 at the Community Room, at the corner of Main and Foundry Streets in East Liberty, Ohio with the following members present:

                                                             Mr. Jeff Rosebrook

                                                             Mr. Gary Baker

                                                             Mr. Merle Ackley

Mr. Gary Baker moved the adoption of the following Resolution:

 

WHEREAS, on the 14th of February, 2011, the Perry Township Trustees, Logan County, received a request from James L. Myers for support of their application to the State of Ohio for purchase of an agricultural easement on the property located at 4161 Co. Rd. 152, East Liberty, Ohio  43319

   WHEREAS, the Perry Township Trustees, Logan County has reviewed this request for support and determined that the nomination of the property for purchase of an agricultural easement is compatible with the long-range goals of the local government area regarding farmland, preservation, and agrees to co-hold, monitor and enforce the terms of the easement; and ,

 

   WHEREAS, the Perry Township Trustees, Logan County, find the request for support and determined that the nomination of the property for purchase of an agricultural  easement is compatible with the long-range goals of the local government area regarding farmland preservation, and agrees to co-hold, monitor and enforce the terms of the easement; and,
 

   WHEREAS, The Perry Township Trustees, Logan County, find the request for the agricultural easement acceptable, and ,

 

   WHEREAS, the landowner commits to donating at least 25% of the agricultural easement value; and,

  

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,  by the Board of Perry Township, Logan County.

 

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

ROLL CALL VOTE:

 

Mr. Jeff Rosebrook                             yes     

Mr. Gary Baker                                   yes

Mr. Merle Ackley                                yes

 

Adopted the 14th day of February, 2011.

 

    Mr. James Myers reported that he has joined the “Friends of Ohio Barns” it’s an Ohio Historical Barn Society, and they preserve old timber barns.  There is a tour every year of old timber barns.  Mr. Myers would like to get some barns in Logan County, and starting with the barns in Perry Township, and form a tour here in Logan County.  He would also like to see the conference to be held in Logan County next year. 

 

     Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, met with Honda last week.  They are putting up a $3,000,000,000.00 building.  Mr. Ackley figured up what the permit would cost them and it came up to $9,363.53, Honda stated that they would pay this fee, but they were not happy about it.  The Trustees agreed to charge them 10% of the fee for all the stone material they gave us for our base material for the parking lot for the fire house.  This made Honda very happy and they said that they would get the permit this week.  Honda would still like to see us put a cap on our zoning permits.  They told Mr. Ackley that if they would put this building in Liberty Township the permit would have cost them $500.00.  They also told Mr. Ackley that they would be doing bigger projects in the future.  Mr. Baker wondered if their bigger projects include more employees, which would mean increased traffic.  Mr. Ackley said he would ask them this when he goes out to write the permit.

 

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that it was time to open the cemetery mowing bids.  We had a total of 6 bids turned in.  They are:

1)  Ralph Hall                          $330.00 per mowing

2)  Blair’s Lawn Care              $414.00 per mowing

3)  Bill Brown                          $520.00 per mowing

4) Bob Griffin                          $550.00 per mowing

5) Cliff May                            $900.00 per mowing

6) Payne’s Mowing Service    $415.00 per mowing

After some discussion, Mr. Gary Baker made a motion that we hire Ralph Hall for the 2011 mowing season, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley.  Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes and Ackley, yes.  Mr. Hall signed two contracts, one for him and one to be on file.

 

  Mr. Merle Ackley thanked everyone who has helped with snow removal in the township.   

  Mr. Ackley wanted to know where the new truck is.  Mr. Baker reported that he has talked to S&S and they are still having problems getting a truck for us.  But, they are still working on it. 

    Mr. Ackley reported that he received a thank-you from the Legion for our recent donation to them.  The other two trustees and the fiscal officer stated that they received thank-you’s as well.

   Mr. Baker had  some information on the thermal thermometer camera for the fire dept.  It shows hot spots, bodies, etc. in a fire.  The one Mr. Baker found was for $1,595.00.  Mr. Mitch Current reported that a new camera is $8,500.00, Mr. Current wanted to look over the information of both products and see what he thinks of them.

     Mr. Baker reported that he checked into getting carpet squares for the Lodge Hall.  It was going to cost $600.00 for carpet squares.  He feels like we can get carpet at a reasonable price for the area we want to cover.  He will get some prices on carpet prior to our next meeting.

     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he and Mrs. Stalling attended a meeting at the Commissioner’s Office pertaining to the Recycle Centers.  We received a check for $746.70 for our profit from our recycle center.  We were very pleased and surprised at the amount of this first check. 

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that the cutter blades on the snow plow, he took it over to Oliver’s Welding and Mr. Oliver welded a plate on it to repair it.  Mr. Rosebrook has gotten a new port since and put on the plow, he also picked up a spare one and put it in the shop.

     Mr. Dave Cook wanted to know that since Howie is not allowed to go on runs, can they put another one on the day shift to replace Howie.  All Trustees agreed that they could put another employee on duty until we hear something about Howie. 

     Mrs. Stalling reported that she got a call from the Log. Co. Prosecutors Office stating that the Akey Cemetery Deed had never been recorded.  She took it up to the Prosecutors Office and from there she had to go to the Map Room, Auditors Office and then the Recorders Office to get it recorded.  But, it is recorded now, and now the Akey’s can sell that property out there where the cemetery land is located. 

     Mrs. Stalling had 2 copies of the contracts for Johnson Excavation for the Trustees to sign, one for Mr. Johnson and one for him to sign and send back to the Township to file.

     Mrs. Stalling brought up that we did not vote at the last meeting as to where the Trustees pay was going to be salary or per diem?  Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion that the Trustees pay be salary as set by the State, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes, and Ackley, yes.

      Mr. Merle Ackley brought up that there was a phone number on the phone bill that had 191 minutes made to it.  It is one of the Medic’s home phone.  This needs to be taken care of , by letting this gentleman know that there is a cell phone at the fire house for personal calls, not on the land line. 

     Mr. Baker reported that Mr. Dave Sharp called him that the plow on the Bobcat wasn’t working, Gary went down and looked at it, changed the fuse and got it running.  Mr. Baker then ordered a new connector for it. 

    It was then brought up about getting some new 10’ replacement blades for the trucks.  It would cost $720.00 for 12 blades.  Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley.  Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes, and Ackley, yes. 

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that he got a call about the spouting on the fire house.  During the recent ice storm, all the spouting on one side of the fire house fell off, and was lying on the electric lines.  They took it down.  Trustees all agreed that we have Triple C Construction put up new continuous spouting.  The spouting came off the back of the old shop today.  Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to repair all this spouting, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes, and Ackley, yes.

     Mrs. Stalling brought up that we need to vote on who will be the LUC Representative for 2011.  Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to make Mr. Rosebrook the Perry Township Rep., seconded by Mr. Gary Baker.  Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes and Ackley, yes. 

     Mrs. Stalling reported that there was a meeting with Darin Robinaugh, Huntington Bank and suppose to be Mrs. Stalling.  Due to short notice of this meeting, Mrs. Stalling was notified the night prior to this meeting, and could not attend this meeting, so Candee Frangis went in Mrs. Stalling’s place.  The purpose of this meeting was so that Robinaugh EMS, who does our billing could start accepting credit cards for squad runs.  Mrs. Stalling went up to Huntington Bank the next morning to sign and get paperwork from Huntington Bank.  After explaining this situation, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to accept that we can take credit cards now for squad runs, seconded by Mr. Gary Baker.  Rosebrook, yes, Baker, yes, and Ackley, yes.

      Chief Montgomery brought up that there are 13-15 firemen that would like to attend FDIC in Indiana on March 26, 2011.  It will cost between $500.00 - $550.00 for admission for all of those wanting to attend.  The fire dept. will pay for it up front and then the township will reimburse them.

      Chief Montgomery reported that the fire dept. has put the lock boxes on the buildings at TRC, to enter the buildings.  Chief wanted to know if the Trustees would like to have the same kind of lock boxes put on the township buildings.  Trustees told him to get some prices before our next meeting.

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

 

TOTAL OF BILLS:     $ 86,184.45

 

CHARGES FOR FEB.  $6,482.93

 

INCOME FOR JANUARY  $10,903.57

 

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

 

                                                Respectfully submitted by:

 

                                                __________________________             

                                                Cindy Stalling, fiscal officer