The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call; John Brose, present, Terry Cook, present, John Baughman, present and Cindy Stalling present. Also present was Joy Litteral, ,Bonnie Brose, Larry Wellington, Doug Mercer, Doug Henry, Dan Coats, Kyle Brugler, Thomas Coats, Tim Stalling, Ginny Montgomery, Krystal Current, Victoria Current and son, Dan Ackley, Mitchy Current and Jessica Gibson.
All stood and said the pledge of Allegiance.
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. All minutes and reports stand approved.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose reported that their son, Steve has been in a wreck and has a concussion.
Mr. Brose reported that Mr. Doug Mercer has been promoted to be in charge of Crime Watch for Logan County, this is for the neighborhood watch. Congratulations to Mr. Doug Mercer.
Mr. Larry Wellington had a write-up by Dustin Cook to get uniform items for the Fire Dept., it was a proposal for purchasing these uniform items. It was for 26 shirts, 26 hats from G&H Threads out of Richwood, Ohio for a quote of $2,200.63. Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. He also had a quote from Miller Graphics. This is to get all personnel 1 t-shirt and 1 hat, if they would like more, they will purchase them on their own.
Mr. Wellington brought up about the State Fire School at Bowling Green University. Doug Henry and Kyle Brugler would like to attend one class, that is Size up and Command on the fire ground and it is a 2-day class. Larry Wellington and Kacy Welty would like to attend the class, Machinery Rescue Class and this is a 1-day class. They would like to stay in a hotel overnight. After some discussion, Mr. Baughman made a motion to send them to class and put them up at a hotel, seconded by Mr. Brose. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Wellington reported that they are going to do a recruitment drive this spring. Plans are to go house to house and find out if there is anyone out there that would like to join the fire dept. They will have flyers to hand out saying who they are and what they do. While at each house they would like to leave a Vial of Life, which would hold all their medical issues and medications on a paper and then they would put it in this vial that is magnetic and hang it on their refrigerator. This would be most helpful for both the patient and the squad personnel. They would need 1,000 vials. They would also need magnetic tape and label making tape. Totaling $732.00. After some discussion, Larry is going to have some samples to look at. They are on their way to him, but are not here yet. Trustees like this project of going to every household in Perry Township.
Fire Chief Doug Henry brought up about them getting 2 new drugs that have to be refrigerated. Therefore, they will need a small fridge for the medic. Price from Lowe’s for $59.00, at Home Depot for $145.00, can purchase an additional 2-year warranty for $11.00. The fire dept. will install it themselves. Mr. Brose made a motion to purchase the $59.00 one from Lowe’s, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Chief brought up about a cost savings on O2 bottles. Company would bring bottles only when we need them, we would trade in our bottles. Matter was tabled.
Chief wanted to know whom they need to contact at the County Engineer’s Office to see about the dry hydrant on Stanford’s property on C.R. 12. They need to talk to either Scott Coleman or Todd Bumgardner.
Chief reported that they had a meeting on the new pumper/tanker. They wanted to do some cost-savings and get some things re-quoted. The truck is to be done by January 4, 2019.
Chief has put out some feelers about the Rescue Van, he thought maybe Haz-Mat, Chief talked to Helen Norris and they had a meeting to see if they would want it. However, they are not interested in it because of the size of the truck. Therefore, we decided to put it on the Government website and Deal.gov and see if we can sell it. May also see about putting the old grass truck on these as well.
Chief had a quote to switch over the old grass truck to the truck they are getting from the Trustees. The price would cost $4,405.00. Chief had a breakdown of what work would be done. Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update. He also gave a reminder of the next Zoning Commission meeting on March 28 2018 at 7:30 p.m. This is to discuss the fencing around the pools and also the medical marijuana.
Mrs. Jessica Gibson reported that she purchased some laundry soup from the school for the fire dept. and when it comes in she will need reimbursed for it.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to accept the resignation from Mr. Mitch Current from the Fire Dept., seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. Trustees would like to thank him for his many years of service.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to accept Don Henry’s resignation from the Zoning Commission Board, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. In addition, we would like to thank Mr. Don Henry for his many years of service to Perry Township. Since Joy Litteral is the alternate on the Zoning Commission, she was asked if she would like to be moved up to being a member and she gladly accepted. .
Mr. Brose reported that the County has 2 bids on the LUC Bld. 1 is that the gentleman wants to make apartments out of it for the Puerto Ricans that have come here to work for NEX. The second bid is from a gentleman to put in an antique store. This is all we have heard on this. It will sell this month to someone.
Mr. Brose reported that we traded our O turn mower in on a new one and it costs us $1,800.00, we have had it for 3 years.
Mrs. Stalling reported that we got our new charge account from O’Reilly’s for $1,000.00.
Mr. Baughman reported that he had another funeral in his cemetery.
Mr. Brose reported to open the park the week of April 15, Mrs. Stalling will order the poly carts (6) to be delivered.
Mr. Cook reported that we need to advertise the spring-cleaning of the flowers off the graves at our cemeteries. Mrs. Stalling will send this to the Examiner.
We received a letter from the Logan County Health Board for the annual meeting that one of the Trustees must attend, it is March 22. Mr. Brose stated that he would be attending this meeting.
Mr. Brose brought up about the shooting range at the West Mansfield Conservation Club; they want to open it on the weekends for shotguns with a range master being there. They would need to come back before the Zoning Appeals Board to do this and pay another $300.00, and they do not want to do that.
Mr. Brose reported that Spring Dumpster Day will be May 12 and the Masons will be having a pancake breakfast that morning as well.
We had a gentleman contact Mr. Brose about us quitting fixing the tiles when they are plugged. Instead, he want to hire them fixed and then assess everyone taxes on the water shed. The ORC rules do not apply to us as we are on an artesian lake. The county put these tiles in starting in 1916. They have been breaking down. To put it on everyone’s taxes, there has to be a resident put up $500.00 and pass a petition around to everyone and they are supposed to sign it. This will add $10.00 to his or her taxes, and no one is going to do this. Therefore, we are allowed to keep doing what we are doing now with these tiles. We are not allowed to go on resident’s property to fix their tiles. We will keep doing them like we are; Mr. Brose has the County, and the Log Co Prosecutor telling us we are doing this fine. The only way we will have to change this is if the Log Co Commissioners tells us we have to.
Mrs. Stalling had a payment for the Fire Dept. for coverage at the Log Co Fair, Mitch is the Treas at the Fire Dept. so who gets this check now? Chief Henry took it, as his name is also on the account.
Mrs. Stalling had the information on a MARCS Radio $600.00 grant; we can use this as a user fee. Mrs. Stalling reported that we did get this grant.
Mr. Brose signed our Insurance Paper, Mrs. Stalling will send the paperwork back in.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $110.,250.86
INCOME FOR FEBRUARY $23,008.06
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.