The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, June 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call: Merle Ackley, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Gary Baker, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Melony Baker, Howie Kaiser, Keith Montgomery, Doug Henry, Beverly Wolf, Dan Ackley, Margie Cook, Tim Eubanks, John Brose, Bonnie Brose, Charles Litteral and Paul Blair.
The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting. Mr. Ackley asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes and the stand approved. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Baker, yes.
Mr. Ackley 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.
Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mrs. Beverly Wolf needs the EMS’s help tomorrow at the food pantry around 12:30 p.m.
Mrs. Wolf wanted to know if we knew anything about the Akey Cemetery. Mrs. Stalling went up and had a meeting with the Log. Co. Prosecuting Attorney this morning and Mr. Heaton told her that we would need to have access to the cemetery. We would need to purchase land from the property owners and build a drive to the cemetery, we can not just go on private property to go to the cemetery. Mrs. Wolf suggested that the Trustees contact the Akey family and go out and see exactly where the cemetery is. Mr. Merle Ackley said that he had talked to Patty Akey Lewis and she told him that she is out of everything out there, that everything is in Barbara Akey’s name, and that Barbara makes all the decisions now. Mrs. Wolf and the trustees think that the Cemetery is out by the road, S.R. 292, so we need to find this out for sure.
Mrs. Margie Cook, EMS chief, had an order stating that she is off of work until August 8, as there is another tear in her shoulder, the muscle is tearing away from the bone again. This happened after she started her therapy. She is to be off of therapy for two weeks and then start up with therapy again and see what happens and how she feels.
Mr. Charles Litteral was just observing, Mrs. Stalling asked him, if the Prosecuting Atty’s office had called him about the deed to the lot beside the fire house that we purchased from him several months ago? He said “No, that no one has called him”. Mr. Heaton told Mrs. Stalling this morning that his office has called Mr. Litteral to get him to come up and sign the paperwork to get the deed done for this land, and that he has not came up and signed the paperwork yet. Mr. Litteral stated that no one has called him about this.
Chief Montgomery reported that the computer is done and ready to go. The fire dept. is now on line with Embarq.
Chief stated that the passenger side of the squad, the seat belt won’t work, it won’t pull out.
Chief reported that the men’s bathroom door won’t shut right and needs to be looked at.
The siren won’t turn, it runs but it won’t turn.
Chief reported that Drew Dixon and Dave Frangis are in fire school now, the 36 hour course. Dustin Cook would like to have a mic for his radio; they run around $20.00 - $30.00.
Chief reported that they had 20 radios reprogrammed, the Log. Co. Sheriff’s Dept. will page us out, and then we will go to a tack channel, that way the fire channel is not tied up for other runs to be paged out. So the radios had to be reprogrammed for this.
Chief reported that they terminated Mr. Lance Emberling and Mr. Clayton Spring last month because they did not take their 12 lead class in Bellefontaine that was mandatory for any Log. Co. EMS personnel to take. Mrs. Margie Cook stated that there was a paper announcing the class posted at the fire house for 30 days prior. The officers held a meeting to discuss this situation, and with all personnel signing a county protocol agreement, it stated in there that if you do not adhere to the fire chief, trustees, county protocol then you will be terminated. Mrs. Stalling stated that she talked to Mr. Heaton about this this morning as well, and Mr. Heaton told her that we did not go through the proper channels in firing the two gentlemen. Mr. Heaton stated that you need to give the two men a verbal warning, which the two chief’s did, and then the fire chief needs to put in a letter the disciplinary charges against the two gentlemen, and present that to the board of trustee. Then the trustees have to hold a hearing, in which the fire chief acts as the prosecutor, and runs the hearing, then the trustees have the final say as to whether they are fired or not. Since this was not done properly, Mr. Heaton stated that we need to re-instate the two gentlemen, and if the dept. still wants to remove them from the dept, then the proper channels have to be followed.
Mrs. Stalling reported that Mr. Emberling and Mr. Spring would like to have a meeting with the board of trustees, and so we will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. so they can give their side of the story to the trustees.
Mrs. Cook stated that Lance and Clayton were given adequate time to get this class taken, they have had since February to take the class and still have not done it.
Chief Montgomery stated that in Feb. he told the two gentlemen that they did not have to take the class, as was his understanding, but later found out that all had to take the class. At that time he went to both of them and told them that he was wrong that they did have to take the class and he would give them until the end of May to get it done.
Chief wanted to know if the trustees could start stopping in at the fire house once a week or so and see what kind of problems are going on with the daytimers. They said that they could do this.
Assist. Fire Chief, Mr. Doug Henry, reported that the fittings are ordered from Fire Service Corp., and they are on their way here. He will put them on when they come in. Mr. Henry said that all the material came to around $900.00 total.
Mr. Henry reported that on a run tonight the engine showed low voltage, so it needs to be checked out. Also at the corner of CR 2 and SR 292 there is some trees in the way that needs to be either trimmed up or cut down. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook stated that he will go out and talk to the property owners and see if they can cut them down.
Mr. Henry brought up that the fire dept. having to send fire reports to the State, and they were thinking that a digital camera would help with the report. That way they can take pictures of the vehicle, the license plate and the vin number of the vehicles. Mr. Henry stated that there is $140.00 of credit left at Best Buy, and that should buy a pretty decent camera. Doug will get some prices before the next meeting. Mr. Baker told him to get one that will use the same kind of card as the computer so they will be compatible.
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to purchase Dustin Cook a mic for his radio, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, reported that there is 2 companies that want to put up a cell tower. This company wants to buy out Verizon and use the same land that they were going to use several years ago to erect a cell phone tower on. Mr. Ackley told this company that they would have to go before the appeals board to do this.
Mr. Ackley brought up that his wife, Tracy, wanted him to report that there was a small child in the horse lot beside Perry Park the other night at a ball game. There is an electric wire along the fence that the horses are in. She wanted to know if someone could put up a sign “Hot Wires” so everyone would know. Mr. Baker reported that he will take care of this. He will go up and talk to the property owners.
Mr. Baker reported that the rescue van is fixed and is still working. The grass truck was tuned up and is working better.
Mr. Baker will be meeting with Tim Smith of the Log. Co. Health Dept. on Wednesday to do water testing at the Temperance St. Garage, at Perry Park, the Lodge Hall, the Community Room, the Fire House and the Horse Trough. It will cost $30.00 per test, he will pay for this and then the township will reimburse him.
Mr. Baker had quotes for the painting of the fire house. All trustees agreed that it needs to be painted. The quotes are as follows:
1) Triple C Construction $4,275.00
2) The Painting Company $7,220.00
3) HD Coatings $5,635.00
After some discussion, Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to give the job to Triple C Construction, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes. Trustees all agreed to have them replace the back door also while they are here.
Mr. Merle Ackley wanted to know if the fire dept. could burn the brush pile at the East Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Baker talked to Honda about the Stop Ahead Signs, as to attaching the flashing lights on them, and Honda has not gotten back in touch with him yet.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he has the stone bins done at the Temperance St. Garage. They are behind the salt bin. There is 20 Ton of stone and 20 Ton of berm material up there now.
Mr. Rosebrook brought up about getting started on the park lot beside the fire house, Mr. Litteral said to go ahead and get started on it. Jeff and Keith will get together and measure and mark it off.
Mr. Rosebrook brought up about the crack sealing of the roads, he stated that TR 141 needs it again. Mr. Baker said that there is a company that if we purchase their product they will let us use their machine to put it down. Mr. Baker would like to get a price of doing it this way and see if it would be cheaper or not.
Mr. Ackley reported that the flag is back up at Perry Park.
Mr. Ackley wanted to know about the July 11th parade, is everything scheduled? Mrs. Bonnie Brose said that the parade will start at noon on July 11th and that everything is being taken care of.
Mr. Ackley thanked all that helped with dumpster day last Saturday. John Brose and John Baughman worked a lot up at the dumpster that day.
Mrs. Stalling had a letter for the Trustees to sign pertaining to us taking over CR 152 from
to the cul-de-sac. This letter was requested by the Log. Co. Commissioners, so the trustees signed it and Mrs. Stalling will mail a copy to the Commissioners.
Mrs. Stalling stated that Mr. Levi Poling, who did our Audit, has been keeping in touch with her through email, and the State still hasn’t released our audit, so that we can have our post audit meeting.
Mr. Baker reported that he has some old cell phones and there is a company that will take them and refurbish them and send them to our troops, and he would like to do this. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to send our old cell phones to our troops, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mr. Baker stated that Mr. Mitch Current wanted to know if the fire dept. could get a good set of tools, (socket set, screw drivers, etc.), they should run around $200.00. Mr. Baker will watch the Sears sale ads and get them at a good price. Mr. Baker made a motion to purchase some good tools for the fire dept., seconded by Mr. Ackley. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mrs. Stalling had the service agreement from Physio-Control for the Life Pak. Mr. Ackley made a motion to accept the agreement, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mrs. Stalling brought up about our 3 levies that are up to be run on the November Ballot. We have a 1 mill Park levy, a 1 mill Cemetery levy and a 4 mill Fire levy that will be running out. After a lot of discussion, Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to put the 4 mill Fire Levy back on the ballot, and to run a new 1 mill General Current Expense Levy in November, seconded by Mr. Gary Baker. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Ackley, yes. Mrs. Stalling will call the Log. Co. Auditor, Mr. Mike Yoder and have him attend our July meeting to verify these two levies for the General Election in November.
Mr. Baker brought up that his van was hit at Perry Park by a ball, there was an adult team practicing and hit the ball, so who is responsible? Mr. Baker called the Insurance Company and they told him they didn’t know who was responsible.
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Baker, yes.
BILLS: TOTAL $ 40,431.29
INCOME FOR MAY TOTAL $13,604.67
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Respectfully submitted by:
Cindy Stalling, fiscal officer