The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, 

September 14, 2015 at 7:00 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: Jimmy Federich, Vanessa Hamilton, Keith Montgomery, Ginny Montgomery, Rob and Alanna Harvey, Nancy Barr, Ardella Baxley, Bonnie Brose, Dave Frangis, Mitch Current, Joy Litteral, Brian Tracey, Doug Henry, George Ondick, Larry Wellington, Darren Conley, Chuck and Jenny Boudrow, Bev Wolf, Josh Levan, Pup McColloch, Sandy Wilcox, Frank and Jo Lee, Nancy Robson, Jeff Hall, Dave Cook, and Dan Ackley.

     Chairman Mr. John Brose called the meeting to order 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.  They stand approved by the Trustees. 

     Mr. Jimmy Federich and Ms. Vanessa Hamilton representing the Madison Energy Gas Company gave an update on their company.  They stated that they need to have 13 homes to sign up to bring the natural gas line to East Liberty.  It would cost the property owner $1,000.00 for the hook-up.  That includes a tap for self, and 50’ from the road to the house, the rest is the property owners responsibility.  They had sent out questionaires and received 13 back that were interested on Main Street.  They said that they would bring it to town for these 13 property owners and then go ahead and spread it to the other streets as property owners wanted it.  Mr. Feredrich stated that it pays for itself in 3 years.  You would have to convert all your appliances to gas if they were electric.  All inside work that needs done is at the owners expense.  They then opened the floor for questions and discussion.  They did say that if you put up the $1,000.00 and it falls through, you would get your money back.  They won’t cash any checks until they get 13 of them in hand. 

 You get the meter, tap to the road and 50’ of service line for your $1,000.00.  Each foot after the 50’ will cost between $3.50 and $5.00 per foot.  From the Church of Christ on Foundry Street to the gravel pit already has the line ran there.  This line was put in by Southeastern National Gas and this company acquired that company in 2013.  If you would tag into it and not use it right away, the 1st year is free, the 2nd year would cost $10.00 per month.  Also included in the $1,000.00 is a $25.00 membership fee.  Mr. Chuck Boudrow said that he hooked up with Southeastern when they went through, and he gave us an update on his hook up.  He is very pleased with it, and he told us it cost him $10,000.00 to get everything changed over and ready to go. 

   The gas line is 3’ to 4’ deep and the company maintains the meters. Jimmy and Vanessa passed out applications to the ones interested and then left several applications with John Brose. 

     Fire Chief Keith Montgomery reported that the engine will be going to Sutphen next week for 2 days to get some work done on it.  The new jaws were serviced on Wednesday.  The valve on the engine and the suction on the tanker needs fixed.  Sutphen is going to fix them.

     Chief reported that the 2 new radios are in service.  They are in the engine and the tanker.

     Chief had some prices on 2 more new radios, as Allen Township wants theirs back that they have been letting us use.  These are the Marx radios.  For 2 of them with a 2 yr. warranty it is $13,133.50.  After some discussion, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.  Mrs,. Joy Litteral reported that at the Logan County EMS meeting they were discussing that Logan County will be going to Marx Radios. 

   The grass truck doesn’t have a sure line and to get one it is $1,953.00.  This is to keep the radios charged.  Mr. Cook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.  Mitch will be ordering the radios.

     Mr. Larry Wellington presented to the Trustees a quote from Paratech Twistlock Vehicle Stablizers, for 4 struts, ratchet belt, tie down key stablizers for $6,592.00. He also had a quote from Footage Rescue Products for the same stabilizers it is $5,010.00.  He added some additional equipment for $1,035.00 for a total of $6,045.00.  Larry also had a quote from Crib-It for an auto crib machine, where you put this lift under the vehicle to lift it up, they are spring powered and for 4 of them it is $2,400.00.  After some discussion Mr. John Brose made a motion for the stabilizers from Footage Rescue Products and for the lifts from Crib-It, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.  Larry will get all this ordered.

     Mrs. Bonnie Brose reported that the PTEC auction will be held on October 24 at the Lodge Hall.

     Mrs. Joy Litteral reported that the Logan County EMS meetings have started having their monthly meetings again.

     Mr. George Ondick, reported that the Masonic Lodge will be hosting a CPR class for the community, it will probably be in November and they will also be serving refreshments.

     Mr. Darren Conley talked about the intruder they had in their home recently.  There has also been some other instances around town lately.  With the one weekend where all the cars were broken into.  Darren would like to get a Neighborhood Watch Program started in East Liberty.  Mr. John Brose told him that he would contact Andy Smith, Logan County Sheriff and see how we go about getting one started.  Mrs. Bev Wolf said that she had went to LUC about this and she was told that the Trustees needs to go to the Prosecutor to see what we need to do to start this.  John told her that he will call Andy Smith to see what we need to do.

     Fall Dumpster Day will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  It will be advertised in the paper and signs put up around town.  Jeff will order the dumpsters.

     Mrs. Bev Wolf brought up about the junk cars on the property at the corner of SR 292 and CR 2.  Some have been removed since last month.  Dan Ackley, zoning inspector had went and tried to talk to Jimmy Mabry about that building behind his home, but Dan didn’t get anyone to answer the door.   There was a lot of discussion from the floor on this problem with no decisions being made on it.

     Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, reported that the EMS and squad is all doing fine.  They have had a total of 87 runs so far this year.

     Mr. Dan Ackley gave a zoning update for the last month.

     Mr. Terry Cook reported that the cemetery bases are in, and we had 10 this fall.

    Mr. John Brose brought up about the road work for 2016, after running the roads all the Trustees agreed to carry over our money and not do any roadwork in 2016.  Cindy will send the appropriate paperwork into the Logan County Engineer stating as such.

     Mrs. Stalling had the wording for the November ballot on the Park Levy.

  All trustees agreed that it was fine.

     It was brought up about giving our paramedics a raise as we are lower than other EMS squads around.  After some discussion Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to give the paramedics a $1.00 per hour raise and all other EMT’s a $.50  per hour raise starting October 1, 2015, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes. 

    We have received our new tractor and they really like it.

     Mrs. Stalling had paperwork from Stolly Insurance wanting us to take out flood insurance.  All Trustees agreed we did not need this coverage.

     Mr. John Brose made a motion to accept the Amounts and Rates set by the Logan County Auditor, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook., Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.

     The Records Commission met with no records to be disposed of at this time.

    Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.

    Mr. Brose reported that we need to stop the mosquito fogging at the end of September.  He will let the guy know.  John also said that Mr. Josh Levan here in town may be interested in taking the chemical license test that you need to do the fogging before next year.  That would be wonderful.

     Mr. Brose reported that we still have road signs that needs to be put up.  These are the reflective signs that we have to have now and they have to be put at a certain height.  We have the signs and the posts but John would like to hire the County to come out and install them.  Jeff made a motion to let the county put them up, seconded by John.   Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.

     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:     $142,228.62

                                                                       

 

INCOME FOR AUGUST   $174,159.88

 

      Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes