The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, August 10, 2009at 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, Beverly Wolf, John Brose, Bonnie Brose, Margie Cook, Tom Cunningham, Tim Eubanks, Tom Erwin, Alan Hale, Chuck Litteral, Dave Frangis, Doug Henry and Dan Ackley.

           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. Bonnie Brose wanted to know when the hot water heater would be in at the Lodge Hall; Mr. Baker told her that it would be within the next month.

       Mr. Tom Erwin and Mr. Alan Hale of the Logan County Soil and Water were here to discuss our 24 Hour Drop Site Recycle Center. They wanted to know if they would need a conditional use permit for it or not?  It will be going on the property across from Reliant Mechanical on TR 154.  This property is owned by the Logan County Commissioners. 

LCSW will be putting a site at the West Mansfield Conservation Club on the Perry Townshipside of that property, could the conditional use permit be good for both sites?  They explained that the site for Perry Township is going to be a bit expensive as the property would have to be built up because it is in a low area there by the creek. They stated that their goal is to have 20 drop sites up in Logan County by next spring.  They told the trustees that they are funded by The Bank.  There will be a pay as you go at each drop site.  Anything that can be recycled is free, you can purchase their trash bags at $2.00 per 30 gallon bag and put your trash in them and drop them off at the sites.  Mr. Erwin said that one of the reasons East Liberty hasn’t happened yet is because of the funding.  Right now the next one on their schedule to do is Middleburg, then Quincy, then West Mansfield and then East Liberty. 

Mr. Erwin and Mr. Hale would like to fill out the conditional use permit application tonight to get that started.  We thanked the gentlemen for attending our meeting tonight.

     Mrs. Bev Wolf needs the fire dept. help tomorrow at the food pantry.

     Mrs. Margie Cook is still working on the Medicaid paperwork for Robinaugh, she said that she needs a copy of our liability and comprehensive insurance for her paperwork.  Mrs. Stalling will make copies of these for her.

     Mrs. Margie Cook ordered straps for the backboards, she ordered 12, because if she ordered that many we didn’t have to pay any shipping.  And we are always having trouble getting these returned to Perry Township after runs, even though they are well labeled.

     Chief Keith Montgomery reported that the seat belt in the squad is not working again.  It needs to be replaced.  He also reported that Robert Shively is now a medic.

     Chief wanted to know if the fire dept. could use the bleachers Saturday night for the Street Dance?  All trustees agreed to let the fire dept. use the bleachers.

     Assist. Chief Doug Henry reported that he has all the dry hydrants done.

     Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update.  Dan reported on a permit that the Leatherman’s got, they were building a porch on the front of their home, and Mr. Ackley told them that they would have to call the county.  The did not want to call the county, so they called Mr. Ackley back and asked for their permit to be returned to them.  Mr. Ackley came back to Mrs. Stalling’s and got the permit back.  They finally did call the county, and the county made them yank the corner poles that they had in the ground.  The Leathemans wanted to be grandfathered in as there was a porch on this house year’s back, as it showed in photos from a long time ago.  Mrs. Wolf stated that a permit is only good for 2 ½ years, and she said that the porch was not on the house when they have owned this home, so she said that it can not be grandfathered in.  Mr. Ackley went to LUC and talked to Jenny Snapp and she told Dan that it could be grandfathered in.  After some discussion, the trustees want Dan to go back to LUC and talk to Jenny again about this situation. 

      Mr. Gary Baker reported that the tile in front of McMurrough’s property that was plugged has been fixed. 

      Mr. Baker talked to Triple C Construction and they told Gary that it would be another month before they can get to painting the fire house.

     Mr. Baker had a quote from DJL Material for the patching of the roads.  The material costs $.96 per lb. and there is a $395.00 delivery charge and use of equipment.  (this is for the sealant and the melter.)  Trustees wondered how much material we would need.  They settled on maybe 4,000#.  Mr. Baker said that the company has 45 machines that they sell every year, and the company suggested that sometimes neighboring townships go together and purchase a machine for future use.  DJL Material is a State approved supplier.  After some discussion, Mr. Baker made a motion to rent the equipment and to get 4,000# of material, seconded by Mr. Ackley.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.  The trustees will do the work.

     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook had prices for re-wiring the old shelter house at Perry Park.  It was for $463.71 for material from Loeb Electric, and Jeff said that he would do the work.   Mr. Baker made a motion to purchase the material and for Mr. Rosebrook to do the work, seconded by Mr. Ackley.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes. 

      Mr. Jeff Rosebrook had prices for stone for the parking lot beside the fire house.  It was for 140 Ton # 4 stone, 140 Ton # 8 stone, and catch basin, 8” tile for a price of $4,067.00, and Mr. Rosebrook will do the work.  This would cover an area of 88’ wide x 85’ long.  Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for said purchase, and letting Mr. Rosebrook do the work, seconded by Mr. Baker.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

     Bob Jackson talked to Mr. Rosebrook about the catch basin in his front yard.  Mr. Rosebrook will take care of the problem for him.

     Mr. Rosebrook talked to Doc McNamee, as he owns the property beside the Akey property where the Akey Cemetery is, and Jeff went out and walked the property.  Mr. Rosebrook seen some stones, but he’s not sure if it’s the cemetery or not.  He couldn’t see any names on any of the stones that he seen.

     Mr. Rosebrook talked to a guy from  York Township about the Chicken Farm and he told Jeff that the government is giving up and are ready to turn it all over to the Farm Bureau and then on to Agriculture, and if so, it will all be a GO.  There is a big meeting about all of this on August 17.

      Mr. Merle Ackley reported that Les Smucker has water in his field again.  Mr. Ackley told him that it would have to wait until the beans come off before anything can be done about it. The tile is probably plugged again, and we will have to put a new one in, Mr. Smucker stated that it is flooding his garden.

     Mrs. Stalling reported that the State Auditor, Mr. Levi Poling contacted her with one more audit adjustment, and then the audit should be done and ready to be released.

     Mr. Gary Baker brought up about the Comprehensive Plan from LUC, should we put this on hold until our General Fund is better financially?  After some discussion, all trustees agreed to put this on hold for awhile. 

     Mr. Baker reported that on TR 129, they are getting ready to re-pave it at the last part of this month.  The trustees need to go out there and look and see if there’s any break down that needs to be worked on.

     Mr. Baker brought up that he would like to make the price of his cemetery lots for Bokescreek residents the same price as a Perry Township Resident, only in the GreenLawnCemetery.  Mr. Baker stated that Bokescreek residents just have someone in Perry Townshippurchase the lot for them and then they have it transferred to their name anyways, and most of who is buried in that cemetery is Bokescreek residents.  Mr. Baker made a motion as such, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

     Mr. Baker brought up that Mr. Chuck Litteral would like to sell the township another 3 acres behind the firehouse and up to behind Herb Baxleys property.  Mr. Litteral stated that the price would be negotiable.  Mr. Litteral stated that it would be an opportunity for the township to get some more land.  The trustees will check it out and think about it.

      Mr. Rosebrook brought up about replacing the old dump truck, he wanted the trustees to think about this to be done down the future, he stated that that truck has been worked to death.

     Mr. Merle Ackley reported that there have been 4 signs on TR 129 that have come up missing.  They have literally been ripped off of the posts.  The county has made new ones for us and they have been replaced.  Mr. Ackley stated that there is a lot of our signs that are faded out and could be replaced, he will go out and see how many needs to be replaced.

     Mr. Chuck Litteral, owner of the Antique Shop in town, reported that he got broken into 2 weeks ago, someone came in through his side window.  He would appreciate everyone helping to keep an eye out for his business for him.

      Mrs. Patricia Kinney contacted Mrs. Stalling about having her ex-husband taken off of their cemetery lot. Mrs. Stalling told her how to go about doing that, and she did and it has been taken care of.

       Chief reported that he is wanting to give the firemen a refresher course in the driving training, as we have gotten some new members since is was last given.  Mr. Joe Torsell of the fire  dept. can teach the course.  It would cost $267.48 to be given.  Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to give the refresher course, seconded by Mr. Baker.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

      Everyone was reminded that the Bike Parade starting at Perry Park will be Thursday, Aug. 13.

     Mrs. Stalling was contacted from the Benjamin Logan Boosters about the Homecoming Parade being held in East Liberty this year.  It will be on Sept. 27.   They would like to have a bonfire at the Park after the parade, and also have the powder-puff game at the park this year too.  All trustees agreed to have all the activities at the park.  They would like for the barrel for the bonfire to be at the corner where the gravel is across from the newer shelter house.

     Mrs. Stalling reported that Huntington Bank has started charging our checking account service charges.  She would like to see some changes made so we don’t have to pay any service charges, as we are not getting much interest in on the account to begin with.  The trustees would like for a representative from the Huntington Bank to come to our next meeting and talk to us about some options.  Mrs. Stalling will contact the bank and get this set up.

     The paperwork for the Ohio Public Works Commission has to be into the County Engineerabout what roads we would like to have paved.  The trustees need to run the roads and see what they think needs to be done.

      Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.


BILLS TOTALED            $48,136.93


 INCOME FOR JULY      $11,73856       



     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