The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,   
January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.  Roll Call: John Brose, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Terry Cook, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was Bonnie Brose, Dave Cook, Rhonda Cook,  Kacy Welty, Dave Frangis, Brad Bodenmiller, Dave Gulden, Keith Montgomery, Kyle Ackley and Hayden Ackley.  
     The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mr. John Brose and all said the Pledge of Allegiance. 
     The meeting was then turned over to Mrs. Stalling who asked for nominations from the floor for Chairman of the Board for 2015.  Mr. Jeff Rosebrook nominated Mr. John Brose for Chairman of the Board, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.  Chairman Brose then asked for nominations for Vice-Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Brose nominated Mr. Jeff Rosebrook for Vice-Chairman, seconded by Mr.  Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.  Mr. Terry Cook will be the member for 2015.
           The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting.  Mr. Brose 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. Dave Gulden and Mr. Brad Bodenmiller of LUC Regional Planning Commission gave an update on themselves and what plans they have for LUC now that they are in charge there.  They are open 8-5 Mon – Friday.  Door is always open to us and to our zoning Inspector, Mr. Dan Ackley.
     Squad Chief, Mr. Dave Cook reported that we have a new EMT, Leah Lookabaugh; she has passed her EMT class and is ready to run with us.  She is also getting ready to take the 120 hr. fire school.  Kacy Welty will be taking the 120 hr. class as well.  This is through Clark State and there is NO charge for it.
     Dave reported that the vacuum mattresses are in.  And there has been NO EMS runs yet in 2015. 
     Fire Chief Keith Montgomery reported that the gauges on the new fire truck froze and broke.  He had a quote to get them fixed.  The quote from Sutphen was for $2,363.75.  This is not under warranty.  Mr. John Brose made a motion to accept this quote, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  Chief reported that Mr. Dan Coats is getting ready to take the EMT class at JVS. It will cost $1,393.00.  Mr.  Jeff Rosebrook made a motion that we pay for the class, but if Dan doesn’t pass, then he has to reimburse the Township the $1,393.00, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes. 
     Chief stated that they need 2 new sets of turn-out gear, 1 for Aaron Litwin and 1 for Shawn Schlabach.  Mr. Rosebrook made a motion for said purchase from FSS, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
     Chief would like to have a hose tester.  They range from $3,000.00 to $6,000.00.  Chief is going to check on prices and have some quotes before the next meeting. 
     The electric box at the fire house still needs worked on.  Trustees will be down tomorrow to work on it.
     Mr. Terry Cook reported that he had a funeral for Marilyn Clingerman.
     Mrs. Stalling reported that the Logan County Township Association quartly meeting is Thursday, Jan. 15 at JVS at 7:00 p.m.
     Mrs. Stalling brought up about when do we want to set up the Appropriation meeting?  All agreed to have it on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the East Liberty Community Room.  Cindy will advertise it in the Examiner. 
          We then went into our re-organizational meeting. 
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion that we leave our meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, Cook, yes. 
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion that the Trustees get paid per salary, with the amount recommended by the State as per our Budget, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to make the following changes in the Zoning Boards:
ZONING APPEALS BOARD                                              ZONING COMMISSION
Tim Eubanks, Chrm, 1 yr. term                                   Don Henry, Chrm 1 yr term
Keith Montgomery, 2 yr term                                     Melony Baker, 2 yr term
Kurt Penhorwood, 3 yr term                                       Linda Baldridge, 3 yr term
Beverly Wolf, Sec, 4 yr term                                      Jack Nicholas, 4 yr term
Melvin Douglas, 5 yr term                                          Pup McColloch, 5 yr term
Alt- Dave Cook                                                          Member- Joy Litteral
                                                                                    Alt- Jenneth Boudrow
Seconded by Mr. John Brose. Brose, yes Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.
     Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave the Zoning Rates the same as last year, with the exception of changing the Appeals, Variances or Conditional Uses from $500.00 per permit to $300.00 per permit, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.                                                             ZONING RATES

Zoning Permits
$12.50 – for value 0 - $500.00
$37.50 – for value $01.00 - $2,000.00
$100.00 – for value $2,001.00 - $5,000.00
1.  $3.75 – per $1,000.00 plus base fee; for $5,001.00 to $50,000.00
2. $2.50 – per $1,000.00 plus base fee and item (1) above $50,001.00 and up.
With a cap of $10,000.00 for any zoning permit.
Cost of;
Rezoning (text, or district boundaries)                                   $400.00
Appeals, variances, and conditional uses                    $300.00
Passed by all Trustees and will be effective as of 1-1-2015

      Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave Mr. Dan Ackley as our Zoning Inspector, seconded by Mr.

Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to give Mr. Dan Ackley a $25.00 per month raise, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  He will receive $350.00 per month and also 10% of the permits that he writes and $40.00 per zoning meeting that he attends.  All Trustees agreed that we do not need to have our annual zoning meeting with the Zoning Boards.  Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to leave the Zoning Board members pay for attending any Zoning meeting at $40.00 per meeting, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  Mrs. Bev Wolf will be Secretary and will be paid $50.00 per meeting that she attends and takes minutes at.
   Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to leave the Cemetery Rates the same as last year, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes. 

                                                              2015   CEMETERY RATES

  Open and Close Grave                                  $400.00
WEEKEND Open and Close Grave              $500.00
Open and Close Infant Grave                         $ 60.00
Cremation Interment                                       $200.00          
Cremation Interment (Weekend)                    $300.00
Install Military Base                                        FREE
Monument Bases:
            Up to and include 12”                                    $225.00
            12.1” and include 24”                         $250.00
            24.1” and include 60”                         $350.00
            60.1” and up                           By Measurement
            Crypt               At Owners Discretion and Expense
Trustees want actual dimension of stone on base order sheets.
After 10 years Perry Township is NOT responsible for repairs/replacement of bases.  New bases will be $75.00 per foot.
Disinterment within Perry Township              $400.00
Disinterment outside Perry Township            $200.00
Lots:
            Resident of Perry Township                 full lot $250.00
                                                                          Half lot  $125.00
                                                                       

Non-Residents of Perry Township                  Full Lot  $1,000.00
                                                                         Half Lot  $700.

    West Mansfield Residents, inside the city limits, may purchase lots in the GreenLawn Cemetery under the resident’s price.    
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to raise the digging of the graves by Johnson Excavation at $200.00 per opening of graves on weekdays and $225.00 per weekends and $40.00 per closing of graves, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, Cook, yes. Mrs. Stalling will send Don Johnson a new contract for 2015.
     Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave the mileage outside of Perry Township at $.48 per mile, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, Cook, yes.   The policy for paying for Township Officials mileage, registration and reasonable priced meals to township conventions, workshops and so related meetings will continue to be honored.  Any schooling or seminars the township will pay for the classes.    

    Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to leave the part-time wage at $14.21 per hour, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, abstained, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes. 
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to raise the full-time employee’s salary by 3%, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, abstained, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  This will make the full-time employees salary at $45,070.32 per year or $ 3,755.86 per month plus overtime.  This employee will continue to get 10 paid holidays, 10 vacation days and 3 sick days per year.  He can carry over a maximum of 60 days per year. 
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to raise the janitor’s salary by $25.00 per month, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, abstained, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  The salary will be:                    

                                    Township Building            $200.00 per month     
                                    Lodge Hall                  $150.00 per month
                                    Perry Park                   $250.00 per month that the Park is Open

      The Lodge Hall may be used for non-profit at NO charge and also for funeral dinners at NO charge.
    Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to raise the Fire Chief salary to $400.00 per month, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to raise the Assist. Fire Chief Salary to $200.00 per month, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes. 
     The squad chief / assistant chief will not receive a salary as he and she does the On Call time as a firefighter/EMT, and Joy as an EMT.
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to pay Mrs. Joy Litteral $13.00 per hour to attend the County EMS meetings representing Perry Township, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes. 
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to leave the TRC Inspections the same as last year, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  It will be $75.00 per man, not to exceed 3 men.  This will include the fire chief, and the assistant fire chief.  The inspection will be $225.00 per inspection if 3 men attend.  The township will pay for any training or advanced training to the fire department members as the Township Trustees sees fit and approves of and as long as he/she is a Perry Township Resident. 
     Mr. John Brose made a motion to give all employees at the fire department a $.50 per hour raise, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.   
For Basic EMT it will be $11.75 per hour
For Advanced EMT it will be $12.25 per hour
Medic, Ltn. or Officer it will be $13.25 per hour
The daytime department will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The volunteer pay will be given a $5.00 per on call time raise.
Pay will be as follows:
EMT’s- $30.00 Night Shift Mon-Fri if you are an EMT/FF Mon-Fri it is $55.00
FF- $30.00 Night Shift Mon-Fri if you are an FF/EMT Weekends $110.00
EMT’s $55.00 Weekend Shift full 24 hours, if you work a 14 hr. shift you get $30.00
FF/EMT $55.00 Weekend Shift full 24 hours, if you work a 14 hr. shift you get $30.00
FF/EMT if you work a 10 hr. shift you get $55.00
FF/EMT if you work a 14 hr. shift you get $55.00
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion that the flowers in the cemeteries need to be cleaned off by April 1st and Oct. 15th for spring and fall clean-up, seconded by Mr. John Brose. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.
     Mr. John Brose made a motion that base orders must be turned in by May 1st to be guaranteed to be in by Memorial Day, and fall orders are to be turned in by Sept. 15th, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  
      Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave the purchasing policy amount at $500.00, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  Any purchase over the $500.00 needs to have at least 2 Trustees approval prior to the purchase.  This is for the 3 Trustees and the fiscal officer.
     Mr. John Brose made a motion that all time sheets needs to be turned into the fiscal officer by the 5th of each month, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.   They can be turned in as close to the 1st of the month as possible, but no later than the 5th.
     Mr. John Brose made a motion that ONLY Perry Township residents can rent the Community Room and we will continue to accept donations, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes. 
     Mr. John Brose made a motion to leave the rent for the Lodge Hall for Non-residents of Perry Township to $250.00 and to leave the rent for Perry Township residents at $25.00, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.  Starting this year this will have to be paid before you use the room.
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to leave Bonnie’s purchasing policy at $100.00, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, abstained, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.
     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to give the fiscal officer permission to perform line item transfers as needed through the year, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes. 
     Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.