The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call; John Brose, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Terry Cook, present, and Cindy Stalling present. Also present was Bonnie Brose, Ginny Montgomery, Dave Cook, Joy Litteral, Mitch Current, Doug Mercer, Billy Rings, Bev Wolf, Doug Henry, Dave Frangis, Rhonda Cook, and Josh Levan.
Chairman Brose called the meeting to order and all stood for 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,
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.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose brought up that Santa will be coming to town on Dec. 4, 2015 and we will have the lighting of the Christmas tree then also. This will be at 6:00 p.m. Get the Church of Christ choir to come and lead the singing.
Bonnie brought up that the Church of Christ has invited all of us and also the fire dept. to a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday night. This includes our spouses. They are wanting a head count from us.
Mr. Doug Mercer thanked the Trustees for taking care of the Neighborhood watch signs that we have gotten and are already hung around town. Doug also has a ELiberty Crimewatch site on facebook. Doug asked about the Upcoming Community calendar in the Examiner for advertising their meetings. Cindy told him it was free to put the meetings in there. Right now they are having one meeting per month. As Doug stated after the initial set-up we will probably go to a reactive group. As things happen they will become active again.
Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, had his Christmas wish list for the Trustees. Dave had a magazine with him, as we are going to work with BWC to see if we can get another grant for an auto-pulse. It does CPR on patients. He also had a picture of a Lucas devise, it does compressions on the chest as well. The dept. doesn’t care for the Lucas device as it stands up off of the patient and the auto-pulse doesn’t. It is right down on the patient and stays there even if you lift or move the patient. They would also like to have a Laryngoscope, it is a mirror for putting the tube down the throat. Dave reported that they have had 5 heart attacks this year on the squad.
The representatives are going to bring down these devices to the dept. to demonstrate them. Dave will let the Trustees know when the representatives will be coming so they can come down as well and see how these devices work. Billy reported that at the other dept that he works at they have the Lucas and he really likes it. But, he said he hasn’t seen the Auto-Pulse.
Mrs. Beverly Wolf thanked the Trustees about the junk car situation. They are down to 1 vehicle on that property. John told her that that 1 vehicle has tags on it. John said that the guy is going to build a fence and he doesn’t think anyone will like it. John asked her how the chicken situation was, and Bev said they are gone, they are keeping them penned now. They were penned 2 days after our last meeting.
Bev reported that the Caring Neighbors food pantry will be doing Thanksgiving and Christmas boxes for needy families, so if any of us know of a needy family please get ahold of her. The food pantry can always use food. All agreed to have a can food drive at the Lighting of the Christmas tree.
Bev wanted to know who puts the minutes on the website? Cindy told her she does, and Bev said that there are some comments that were left out of the September minutes.
Mr. Doug Henry, Assist fire chief, reported that the light bar on the tanker is not working right. Doug took it out to TRC today to get it fixed. It is very complicated, it is the light bulbs, so Doug called Fire Safety Services about getting a new one. A new one from FSS is $2,590.00. It is working right now, but they don’t think it will work very long. Mitch said to replace the lights and the rotator it would cost $175.00 and we have 4 of them. And then they don’t know how long it will work.
The Rescue is fixed, it had no head lights.
After some discussion, Mr. John Brose made a motion to purchase a new light bar, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
Mr. Doug Henry reported that the dry hydrant at Melony Bakers pond has low flow.
John said we have screens in place now for filling the pumper right? Mitch said no not yet, but he has 2 screens ordered and will be coming in soon.
The dry hydrant at Reliant can’t be used anymore. After some discussion, John is going to ask Moorehouses at the corner of CR 10 and CR 154 and see if they would let us put a dry hydrant on their property.
Mitch said that some of the rocks in the tanker came from our cistern, not Valley Hi. Mitch said there chunks in the pumper that looked like the chunks from our cistern. John said that Valley Hi could have had chunks too. So when we pump from our cistern they will put a strainer on the hose.
John asked why we had Bender come and reprogram those Marx radios after they had already been here and done it? Mitch didn’t know anything about it. After looking at the bill, Mitch said that he didn’t think the one radio was working right.
Mitch reported that the Sheriff’s Dept is giving away 21 repeaters. Our dept would like to have 2 for our vehicles. We would have to pay to have them installed and programmed and also get antennae. Mitch will call about getting 2 radios. Will have to have Bender come out to hook them up and program them at $100.00 per hour.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that the cemeteries have been cleaned off for our fall cleaning. The ditches are cleaned. The park has been closed for the season.
Mr. John Brose reported that the Logan County Health Dept levy failed, so Perry Twp. Will have to pay $26,000.00 to the Health Dept next year.
Our park levy passed and we are very appreciated of that.
John reported that the 9-1-1 system is in and working.
John was contacted that the natural gas company, they got their 13 people so it’s a go.
John brought up the zero mower to trade in every year. The trade in difference is $1,760.00. They are giving us $6,475.00 for our old one. Bobcat suggested that maybe we trade every 3 years. As the warranty is good for 3 years. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to trade mowers, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
John brought up about the East Liberty Cemetery doesn’t have markers, the other 2 cemeteries are done. We need to hire a surveyor to come in and get this done. After some discussion, Mr. John Brose made a motion to see about getting this done, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
It was brought up as to where Bill Hockett is buried. He is listed on one lot and a lot of people says that he is buried behind the gazebo. The lot that that he is listed on, Terry has someone that wants to purchase this lot. Trustees need to go out there and probe that lot and see if someone is buried on that lot or not. John Baughman wants to purchase that lot. All Trustees agreed to go out and probe it really good and if they don’t find anything, then Terry will sell it to John Baughman.
Jeff brought up about the windows at the LodgeHall. We picked the color, rustic, to go over the windows.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook
Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $79,865.81
INCOME FOR OCTOBER $19,539.84
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.
Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.