The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,  
 August 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.  Roll Call: Merle Ackley, absent, Jeff Rosebrook, present, John Brose, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was Bonnie Brose, Josh Levan, Jeff King, Terry Cook, Linda Baldridge, Keith Montgomery, Kacy Welty, Joy Litteral, Dave Frangis, Pup McColloch, and Frank Davis.   Meeting was opened with all saying the Pledge of
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.    Vice-Chairman Rosebrook ran the meeting due to the absence of Chairman Ackley.   Mr. Rosebrook asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes and financial statements that were given to the Trustees from the fiscal officer prior to this meeting.  They both stand approved by the trustees.      Mrs. Bonnie Brose brought up about smoking in the Park, there were people complaining down there at the July celebration and is there any way we can put up a courtesy sign.  The two trustees discussed maybe putting up courtesy signs in front of both bleacher areas.   Bonnie also said that she likes the new fire truck, she thinks it is pretty.       Fire Chief, Keith Montgomery, stated that they need handles, holders, and some other wants from Fire Safety Services for the new truck.  They had a wish list that totaled $1,657.00.  Mr. John Brose made a motion for all the wish list to be purchased, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.      Chief reported that he had received a resignation letter from Mr. Jason Conley, medic.  Also Parker Robison is going to start working at Marysville Fire Dept.  Chief reported that the fire dept. will help with the set-up for the Street Dance and some of the firemen; EMS will help with the serving of the food.      Chief reported that the firemen have had to fix ruts in Stalling’s yard twice where the firemen have run the fire trucks through their yard.       Chief reported that the information for the jaws-of-life grant has been completed and sent in.       Chief reported that there will be a guy from Sutphen coming tomorrow from 12 noon until 8 p.m. to show the firemen how the new truck works.       Chief stated that the door opener to the tanker goes up but doesn’t come down by the remote.  Mr. Brose wants to try a new remote first before we call the company down to look at it.      Dave Frangis thanked the trustees for the new truck; he stated that “THEY ROCK”.     Mrs. Joy Litteral, brought up about a sink hole in the field in the back of their property.  Trustees told her that they will check it out tomorrow.  The water is starting to back up in resident’s basements on Foundry St.  Joy said that with the last couple of rains they have had 5-6” of water in their basement, and they don’t normally have any water.     Mr. Kacy Welty reported that the portable suction unit has gone bad.  We got a new unit and it didn’t work, we tried another new unit and it didn’t work either. Kacy had info on another unit from Moore Medical for $575.00.  Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.       Mr. John Brose reported that a salesman from ThorWorks stopped by the shop and John asked him about the credit we have with the company.  The guy didn’t know anything about it but said that he would check on it.  Mrs. Stalling had paperwork showing that we have a $1,680.00 credit.  (2/3 of this is for Jefferson Township and 1/3 is for Perry Township.)        Mr. Brose reported that he and Dave have removed the visual impaired signs from the stop signs as requested by the State.Mr. Brose reported that the fire exit door at the Lodge Hall had been fixed and the poison ivy has been removed from the fire escape at the back of the Lodge Hall.       Mr. Brose was contacted by Ed Fleeman of American Co-op, the natural gas company.  He told John that they may not be interested in bringing natural gas to East Liberty because of the cost of the hook-up fee, which they are estimating to be around $300,000.00.     Mr. Brose reported that the grass truck is fixed now and is working well.     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook attended the meeting at the Logan County Engineers office about the OPWC and brought back the paperwork that needs to be filled out by August.  The trustees will run the roads and make a decision about what roadwork we want to turn into the County Engineer before the 29th of August.        Therefore the following paperwork was passed:PERRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEESRESOLUTION 08-12-CRESOLUTION TO COOPERATE    The Board of Perry Township met in Regular Session on August 12, 2013 in the East Liberty Community Room.  The following Resolution concerning cooperation with the Logan County Commissioners to enter into the Ohio Public Works Commission program was adopted by unanimous vote.WHEREAS, the Logan County Commissioners have resolved to enter into the Ohio Public Works Commission program (Issue II) for the use on the Perry Township Roadway  program, and WHEREAS, it is a requirement of said Ohio Public Works Commission Program that each participating township pass cooperative legislation with respect to said project.THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township of Perry agrees to cooperate with the Logan County Commissioners for such programs from the Ohio Pubic Works Commission (Issue II) in regards to the Perry Township Roadway Program as directed by the Board of Trustees of Perry TownshipAccepted by the Perry Township Trustees:___________________________________            __________Merle Ackley___________________________________            __________Jeff Rosebrook___________________________________            __________John Brose     CERTIFICATE OF RECORDING OFFICERI, The undersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees of Perry Township in regular session  on the 12th day of August, 2013 and that I am duly authorized to execute this certificate.____________________________________        ___________Cindy Stalling, fiscal officer            PERRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEESRESOLUTION 08-12-B August 12, 2013I, Cindy Stalling, of the Perry Township Trustees, hereby certify that Perry Township has the amount of $40,000.00 in the Gasoline Fund and that this amount will be used to pay the local share for the paving of Township Road # 127 when it is required.  _______________________________Cindy StallingPerry Township Fiscal OfficerPassed August 12, 2013Approved by Perry Township Trustees:_________________________________            ___________Merle Ackley_________________________________            ____________Jeff Rosebrook_________________________________            ____________John BrosePERRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEESRESOLUTION # 08-12-A   This is a Resolution authorizing the Logan County Commissioners to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s) and to execute contracts as requiredWHEREAS, the State Capital Improvement Program and the Local Transportation Improvement Program both provide financial assistance to political subdivisions for capital improvements to public infrastructure, andWHEREAS, the Perry Township Trustees is planning to make capital improvements to Township Road 127, andWHEREAS, the infrastructure improvement herein above described is considered to be a priority need for the community and is a qualified project under the OPW programs.NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by Perry Township Trustees:Section 1: Scott Coleman, the Logan County Engineer, is hereby authorized to apply to the OPWC for funds described above. Section 2:  Scott Coleman, the Logan County Engineer, is authorized to enter into any agreements as may be necessary and appropriate for obtaining this financial assistance.Approved by the Board of Perry Township Trustees:___________________________________________        __________Merle Ackley___________________________________________        ___________Jeff Rosebrook___________________________________________        ___________John Brose              Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that Mr. Harvey Grimes of the County will have the bid after Thursday for the stripping of the roads.     Mr. John Brose ordered a new battery for the Bobcat today.     Mr. Brose reported that the walking track at Perry Park is done and he said that someone wants to ride their motorcycle on it.  We need to put up a sign stating No Motorcycles or skateboarding on the track, and we are not responsible for accidents.  Mr. Brose made a motion to purchase such a sign, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.     Mr. Brose reported that Quality Paving has fixed T.R. 131 where the trench was dug.  They still need to do the work in front of the fire house, after we install the new drain.      Mr. Brose reported that our contract with Miami Valley Lighting is up, he has talked to the representative, and we need to sign a new contract.  She told John that it will be a new 3 year contract, same price, and we have 51 street lights.  It costs us $12.75 per light per month.  Mr. Brose made a motion to enter into this contract, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.     Mr. Brose reported that the Logan County Board of Elections came out to check out the Community Room to see if it meets the new handicap specifications.  John and Cindy met with them.  They brought a high ranked official in a wheelchair with them and they measured everywhere in and around the township building.  The sidewalk is not up to standards, the doorway doesn’t met standards.  We took them down to look at the fire house and we are going to start voting in the fire house.  There has to be a few changes made to get it up to standards as well.  Mr. Brose has a list of the changes that have to be made before Election Day in November.  Mr. Brose made a motion to do the changes to the fire house, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.      Mr. Brose reported that there has been gravel at the park that has been washed away and needs to be replaced.     Mr. Brose stated that Ralph Hall will start mowing the cemeteries again tomorrow since his vehicle accident.     Mr. Brose brought up that the fire department needs to get back to the routine of the guys going to the Chief if they want something brought before the board of trustees and then the Chief brings it up at the Township meetings.      Mr. Brose brought up about people not on the fire dept. riding in the fire trucks.  Mrs. Stalling called Stolly Insurance and they checked with the Mother Company and it is a definite NO that NO ONE rides in the fire trucks except firefighter or trained personnel.     Mrs. Stalling had a thank you note from the Virginia Inskeep family.     Mrs. Stalling also had a note from the Tevis family reunion, thanking us for the use of Perry Park and then asking us to purchase some more picnic tables, as they are outgrowing what we have down there.  The trustees said that there are a couple of the wooden tables that need to be replaced.  Mrs. Stalling suggested we check with JVS and see if they would be interested in building some for us as a class project.  Trustees thought this was a good idea and that we should check into this. Matter was tabled for now so the Trustees could check and see what we really need to do.   Mrs. Stalling reminded the Trustees of the BWC Safety Council meeting this Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at JVS.     Mrs. Stalling reminded the fire chief that there has been some gas charged at Mosier’s that she has not received the receipts for.  Chief said that he would bring this up at the next fire meeting.      Mr. Brose would like to up the Fire Chief’s spending amount before he has to have it okay with the Trustees, it is now $100.00 and he wants to take it to $250.00.  Mr. Brose made a motion for this change, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.     Mr. Rosebrook reported that John and he met with Mr. Boudrow at the Lodge Hall to see about what changes and repairs need to be made at the Lodge Hall before the Grand Poopon comes in April.  They had a list of things that need to be done; Mr. Brose made a motion to do all the repairs, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes. We need to get an estimate from Rod Cook Construction for the roof repair.     Chief Keith thanked the Trustees for what is on the side of the new fire truck. It stated that this truck is dedicated to Fire Chief Montgomery for more than 40 years of service.  It really touched the Chief that that was on there.       Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes. TOTAL OF BILLS:      $57,250.71                TOTAL OF ELECTRONIC BILLS:     $5,987.747            TOTAL OF  INCOME FOR JULY     $182,527.26             Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. John Brose.   Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.