The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. Roll Call: Jeff Rosebrook, present, Merle Ackley, present, John Brose, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Bonnie Brose, Pup McColloch, Mike Yoder, Keith Montgomery, Joy Litteral, Dave Cook, Larry Wellington, Dave Frangis, Jason Conley, Doug Henry, Kurt Penhorwood, Susie Sharp, Bruce McCoy, and Dan Ackley.
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.
Mr. Mike Yoder, Logan County Auditor, was present to go over the finances from the fire levies with us again. Mrs. Stalling had reports from this year and also from 2011 for Mr. Yoder to look at and explain to everyone how much money we will be receiving from the levies. Mr. Yoder stated that we are doing fine with our finances; we should not have a problem. Mr. Yoder said we should be fine until the State decides to make changes again. Mr. Yoder reported that the re-appraisals will be done in Jan. of 2013, and that will make some difference in our money, but not a big difference. Mr. Yoder said that there is no need for alarm in the fire fund!! Every 2 years the State can come in and change things, so for now we are OK. We thanked Mr. Yoder for making another trip out to our meeting to explain things to us.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose, PTEC chairman, wanted to know if Jeff and Merle would dip ice cream at the Street Dance on the 18th and if Cindy would take money for awhile also. All agreed to help out.
Mr. Keith Montgomery said that his Mom wanted to thank us for the bench that is in memory of his Dad, Mr. Charles Montgomery, former Trustee. We thanked them as well for the donation of the bench in front of the Community Room.
Mr. Montgomery, fire chief, reported that Bud got the head for the grass truck and he is suppose to start on it on Monday. We also need to get the pump checked out on the engine; it needs to be taken up to Fire Safety Services. Chief will call and make an appointment to get it in.
Chief reported that the coupler has come in for the fitting at the dry hydrant out at Reliant Mechanical.
There has been a rash of vandalism in town, there has been stuff being stolen in town and out in the country, ex. 4- wheelers, trailers, etc. We need to make people aware of this so they can be on the look-out.
Mrs. Joy Litteral, lives on Foundry Street, and is tired of the semis flying through town; she said that it starts @ 6:30 a.m. on the week-ends. She wanted to know if they should be using the State Routes instead of the roads through town. Trustees told her that they have called the State about this and there isn’t anything we can do about it. Joy is very concerned, she said that the engine braking drives her nuts and she can’t open her windows without putting the volume on her TV up so loud you would think she is 90 years old. Joy said that there is one particular truck that rides his brakes all the way up her street. Mr. John Brose told her that she needs to call the company that this driver drives for, that this would do the most good. She said that it’s mostly the dump trucks that are hauling gravel from the stone quarry right now. Mr. Brose told her to go out to the Stone Quarry and talk to whomever is in charge and see if that will do any good too. Mr. Brose made a motion to put up a couple of “No Engine Brakes” signs on the road, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. Mrs. Litteral thanked them for this and for giving it the old college try.
Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, wanted to know if they were going to be allowed to cover any of the Benjamin Logan football games or not? He needs to get the paperwork back into the school. Mr. Brose said that he has had 2 complaints about what if the squad is needed here on a run and they are at the school doing a game? Will we be in trouble? We always have mutual aid when they are out of service for the area. After some discussion, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to let our squad go and cover at the Ben Logan football games, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, no.
Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, brought up about having a Medic on duty on Saturday and Sunday for 12 hours, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. There is sometimes when Dave Cook is the only one covering on the weekends. After discussing this and getting some questions answered, Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to let a medic be on duty on Saturday and Sunday for 12 hours, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. This will start on Sept. 1, 2012.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, brought up that Reliant Mechanical wants to put up a billboard, Dan gave them the information and he is waiting to hear back from them. They want to sub-lease part of the sign, so they would have to have a conditional use to do that.
At this time we opened bids for the items we had to auction off. Mrs. Stalling opened the bids, the bids were:
1) Aluminum gates Susie Sharp $12.00
Jeff Ricketts $20.00
At this time Susie upped her bid to $21.00
Lights Joe Torsell $5.00
Electric Stove Jeff Ricketts $5.00
Dehumidifier Jeff Ricketts $1.00
BTU Heater Jeff Ricketts $20.00
Metal Shelving Jeff Ricketts $15.00
Gas Stove Jeff Ricketts $5.00
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to accept the bids, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. All items not receiving a bid can now be disposed of.
Mr. Merle Ackley brought up about the repeaters for the fire dept. Chief reported that the County is going to put one up out at Honda on the phone tower. That will make it 150’ off the ground that should help us when that one goes up. Therefore we may not need to purchase any repeaters for the dept.
Mr. Ackley brought up about stripping the roads. We are on the list to get done and the quote to do our roads is $10,858.80.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook brought up about Fall Dumpster Days. It will be the second Saturday in October, which will be October 13.
Mr. John Brose got a call from Jamie of Stolly Insurance making us aware that Tate Peterson will not be covered with our Insurance.
Mr. Brose reported that the Street Light is up at the Church of Christ.
Mr. Brose stated that the picnic tables are here and up and look really nice in the new shelter house.
Mr. Brose reported that the crack fill machine is going to go to Jefferson Township. They need material and we need material. They want us to order the material and then they will reimburse us their share. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to go ahead and do this this way, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes.
Mr. Brose brought up about the trash on the property on Temperance Street. The Logan County Health Dept. wants it cleaned up. The company that came in to clean up the house made the mess and they need to come back and clean it up. Pup McColloch said that the pile has been burned and cleaned up from metal and wood. Mr. Brose said that since the remainder of the pile is in the alley, can the township put it in the dumpster on dumpster day?
Mr. Brose is working with John Dally on some cemetery lots in the GreenLawn Cemetery. Mr. Dally has Steve Fansler working on this for him. He wants to change some lots around.
Mr. Merle Ackley brought up about foundation bases, should we advertise the date we need to have them in by? Mrs. Stalling told that when she sends out the cemetery deeds they also get a copy of the cemetery rules, which includes the dates for the base orders.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook brought up that a lady in the back shelter house recently almost fell from the uneven concrete. He stated that we need to put up spouting on the shelter house to keep the water from going under the concrete so bad. Then we need to grind down the concrete and fix it. Mr. John Brose made a motion to put spouting on this shelter house and also the new shelter house while we are doing it, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. Mr. Rosebrook said that he will do the trenching for this project. We will be going with 6” spouting. Rod Cook Construction will be doing the work for us.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that everything has been resealed- the fire dept. parking lot, the park drive, the cemetery drives. Mr. Rosebrook made a motion to accept the cemetery quote from Liberty Bobcat, seconded by Mr. John Brose. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes.
Mrs. Stalling had some paperwork from the County; the County has received some grant money to tear down vacant, blighted, residential property. If anyone is interested in this please let her or any of the trustees know.
Mrs. Stalling brought up that she received a call that there is a property owner in East Liberty that is going to put goats on their property. Are they allowed to do this? We are not incorporated so we don’t think there is anything we can do to stop them.
Mr. Merle Ackley reported that he took the tractor over to Parrott’s Impl. and it will be getting 4 new tires, and can be picked up tomorrow.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes, and Brose, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $60,604.78
TOTAL ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS $4,699.83
INCOME FOR JULY $13,443.14
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes.
Respectfully submitted by:
Cindy Stalling, fiscal officer
Accepted by the Board of Perry Township Trustees: