The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
May 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.Roll Call: John Brose, present, Jeff Rosebrook, absent, Terry Cook, present and Cindy Stalling, present.Also present was Bonnie Brose, Joy Litteral, Larry Wellington, Dave Cook, Rhonda Cook, Mitch Current, Leah Lookabaugh, Dave Frangis, Paul Clapsaddle, Josh Levan and Kyle Brugler.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mr. John Brose and all 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. Both stand approved
Mr. Doug Mercer reported that the next Crime Watch meeting will be May 12 at 7:00 p.m. and he would like for all card holders to be present. Doug along with Rick Dixon are going out to the gravel pit and get that pile of junk that is out there and bring it in for dumpster day.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose brought up about dumpster day being Saturday 14th and there will be a bake sale sponsored by PTEC.
Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief reported that the squad is up to 38 runs for the year. John reported that the BWC grant application has been turned in for the auto pulse.
There is 3 in medic school and they have all passed their practicals last Saturday. They are Kyle Brugler, Leah Lookabaugh, and Aaron Litwin.
Mr. Paul Clapsaddle was here about the well going dry at the LodgeHall. The Logan County Health Department (LCHD) will let us drill behind the Post Office Drop Box for a new well. The Township owns the land beside the Post Office. We will be coming straight out of the well into the basement of the Post Office and then into the basement of the LodgeHall. The Post Office building belongs to the Clapsaddles and the LodgeHall belongs to the Township. Mr. Howard Traul wrote up a variance for the township and the Clapsaddles to sign. Protecting both parties. Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay for the well, the plumbing and also for the laywer fees for the variance, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes and Cook, yes. Variance was signed by both parties and Mrs. Stalling notarized the paperwork.
Mr. Josh Levan stated that as long as the weather cooperates he will start fogging for mosquitoes on Thursday. The fogging machine passed inspection and is ready to go.
Mr. Kyle Brugler helped clean up when Britenstine was drilling well. Trustees thanked him for his help.
Mr. Mitch Current reported that the ladders go in for a ladder testing at the 1st of next month.
Mr. John Brose reported that the natural gas company guy said that they will be going up Hamilton Street in a couple of weeks for customers.
Mr. John Brose told Dave Frangis that we need 4 more EXIT signs. HBI is going to install them.
Bonnie reported that there are parts off of the bases at the ballfield found up at the restrooms. Trustees will get the parts and try to fix them.
Mr. John Brose reported that the road signs that we hired the County to install for us, well their truck has broke down. So, we don’t know when it will get finished.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that they fixed the backboard at the basketball court at the park and then went and got another one and put it up. The new one is regulation size.
Trustees tore out the swing set by the back shelter house, as it was not a commercial swing set. Thinking about getting a new swing set with 2 swings and 2 baby swings on it. What about getting a couple more toys on the spring coils?? We need to put pea gravel underneath all the playground equipment.
Terry reported that the benches to set on at the Park are getting old and not in very good shape, so we are thinking about getting like 6 new benches to put out around the park and the walking track. These benches run around $355.00 each.
Terry reported that the fence at the park along Jay Ackley’s property is getting in bad shape. Terry has talked to Jay Ackley about replacing this fence. With each property owner paying ½ of the cost. After some discussion, Mr. John Brose made a motion to replace the fence with the Township paying ½ of the cost and Jay Ackley paying ½ of the cost, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes and Cook, yes. Mr. Jay Ackley has agreed to pay for ½ of this. This is to stretch from the corner by the creek to the back shelter house. We are going to look into putting a gate in at the East Liberty Cemetery for the fireworks people. We would have to cut a tree to do this, as a semi could not make the turn. This is something to think about. May be another option.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that they replaced all the fire extinguishers as they were all outdated.
Mr. John Brose had a quote from Quality Paving to do all the alleys and our streets, (College, Temperance and State). For the alleys it is $60,000.00 and for the 3 streets $74,000.00 for a total of $134,000.00. This is for black topping. Matter was tabled.
Mrs. Stalling had a letter from Robinaugh asking for a write off for a squad run bill. It is for Tim Levan and he still owe $97.97. Medicare has paid a portion of this bill. After some discussion, Mr. John Brose made a motion to ask for some kind of a payment plan, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes and Cook, yes.
Mrs. Stalling had the paperwork for joining a BWC group rating company. After looking over the paperwork, Mr. John Brose made a motion to join Comp-Management, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes and Cook, yes.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $57,270.81
INCOME FOR APRIL $17,678.65
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.