The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.  Roll Call: Merle Ackley, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Gary Baker, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was Melony Baker, Keith Montgomery,  John Brose, Bonnie Brose, Tom Cunningham, Dave Cook, Scott McCain, Howie Kaiser, Joe Torsell, Beverly Wolf and Linda Baldridge.

           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 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.

 Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

     Mrs. Bonnie Brose stated that she has received positive comments on the newly opened 24/7 Recycle Center at the end of CR 154. 

    Mrs. Brose thanked Mr. Baker for the stage that he made for the Lodge Hall.  She stated that it works real well and was really nice for Breakfast with Santa last Saturday.  Mr. Baker said that the stage is in 3 parts and can be taken apart for storage.

     Mr. Tom Cunningham was interested in seeing how long CR 142 was going to be closed. They are replacing a bridge on the road.  Mr. Rosebrook said that he heard that it was suppose to be opened up by Dec. 20, but that could change, especially depending on the weather.

     Fire Chief Montgomery reported that Joe Torsell want to go to school to become an EMT-I.  The class is $850.00, and lasts for 3 ½ months at JVS and will start on Jan. 10, 2010.  The class has to be paid for upfront and Mr. Torsell would like for the township to cover the costs of the class.  Mr. Torsell will sign a 5 year contract for service with Perry Township.  Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to pay for the class for Mr. Torsell, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes. 

      Chief had paperwork on the FDIC Convention that is held in Indiana on March 9th.  It costs $35.00 per person if paid prior to March 9th.  Chief has put up a sign up sheet at the fire house for ones that are interested in going, and he will get back with the Trustees with a number.

     Chief wanted to know if he can get rid of some of the turn out gear at the fire house that is older than 20 years.  After some discussion, all trustees agreed that it was fine to destroy this old turn out gear.

     Chief stated that 4 or 5 years ago Olivers Welding made some hangers for the turn out year and he would like to have 2 more hangers made.  Mr. Rosebrook said that he will contact Mr. Oliver and get these for the fire dept.

     Chief thanked the Trustees for all that they have done for the fire dept. this past year.

     Dave Cook reported that he gave Mrs. Stalling a bill for the  EZ-IO, it needs to be paid for before they will ship it.  We are paying for it tonight and then the check will be mailed out tomorrow for it.

     Chief Montgomery talked to Fire Safety Services about the turn out gear, as to why it is rotting?  FSS suggested that we go up to the next best quality.  FSS said that daylight and sun makes the turn out gear rot out.  The turn out gear needs to be in a bag.  They sell the bags for $54.00 each.  Chief would like to have a bag for Dave Frangis’ gear.  Mr. Ackley made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.

     Mrs. Stalling reported that she called the Insurance Company about whether the fire personnel are covered when their beepers go off at home, are they covered in their own private vehicles on their way to the fire station?  Mrs. Stalling was told NO they are not covered at this time, their own insurance would cover them on the way to the fire station.

     Mrs. Beverly Wolf thanked the Fire Dept. for all their help for her with the Caring Neighbors Food Pantry.  She really has appreciated all their work.

     Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update for the last 3 months, as he has missed the last 3 meetings due to farming obligations.

     Mr. Gary Baker brought up that we need to vote on the Crack Fill heater and applicator. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to purchase the crack fill machine, seconded by Mr. Gary Baker.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, no and Baker, yes.

     Mr. Baker reported that Triple C Construction is putting together an estimate for Mr. Baker for some new doors and also a new door on the Fire House. 

     Mr. Baker is still waiting on word from Miami Valley Lighting about installing some more street lights.

     Mr. Baker reported that the salt spreader has been put on the truck and Mr. Ackley picked up a pallet of salt.  Mr. Baker stated that any of the Trustees can drive this truck and spread salt with it.

     Mr. Baker reported that the Excavator from Bobcat has arrived.

    Mr. Baker stated that the tool box donated by Mr. Harvey Grimes has been installed in the truck. 

     Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he and Dave put in a new catch basin in front of John Baughman’s property on

N. Main Street

     Mr. Rosebrook talked to the State guys that are working on the ditch on  SR 292 and was told that it was plugged in 2 different spots.  It is running lots better now and should help with the problem that Mr. Stanford was complaining about.

     Mr. Rosebrook is still checking with HBI Electric for the line for the generator from the Lodge Hall to the Community Room.

     Mr. Rosebrook would like to install a railing to the entrance to the Library.  An Older couple asked Mr. Rosebrook for this.  Jeff stated that it could be mounted to the brick wall and then to the concrete steps.  Mr. Baker suggested that we just put in an ADA ramp instead of the railing.

      Mr. Merle Ackley reported that Dave trimmed some brush for the bus drivers, as they were complaining.

     We received a recall on the 1999 Econline, Mr. Baker took it and he will contact Mr. Ken Rosebrook and see if he can fix it, and if not, he will call and get an appointment to get it fixed.

     Mr. Baker reported that he fixed the night light at the Lodge Hall.  The bulbs were burned out. There is a Community Christmas Program in there on the 20th and the Church wants the light out for this service.  Mr. Baker will fix it afterwards, as it has a short in it as well.

     Mr. Baker reported that he and Mr. Ackley attended Jefferson and Zane townships meetings to see if they were interested in going in with us on the Crack Fill Machine.  To go thirds it would cost each township $13,658.33.  Both Townships voted unanimously to go in with us to purchase this machine.  They thought this was a good idea and would save each township lots of money.

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that he has sold 2 cemetery lots to Denny and Susie Weiser.

      Mr. Rosebrook would like to install handicap toilets in the Community Room and also the Lodge Hall.  He stated that these toilets are taller than the ones that are in there now, and would be helpful to older people.  Mr. Baker stated that you can get seats that are about 2” and he would prefer to install those instead.

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that there is NO insulation in the ceiling of the Lodge Hall.  Mr. Baker stated that there is insulation upstairs.  Mr. Rosebrook wants to get some prices for insulation for the downstairs ceiling.

      Mr. Ackley reported that there are some trees on TR 141 that needs trimmed.  They are Ash trees and they are dying.  Mr. Baker will contact the tree trimmer and get this checked out.

     Mrs. Stalling had paperwork from Mug-a-Bug about ordering our chemicals to get 2009 prices and cheaper shipping.  After some discussion, all Trustees agreed to go ahead and get it ordered so we can get it cheaper.  Mr. Ackley will place the order. 

     Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to leave the VFFDF the same as last year, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.  It will be the two Legislative members will be; Gary Baker and Jeff Rosebrook, the two Fire Dept.  members will be ; Keith Montgomery and Sandy Wilcox, the other member will be Doug Henry.  Mr. Baker will be the chairman and Mr. Rosebrook will be the Secretary. 

     Mrs. Stalling brought up about setting our year end meeting.  Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to meet on Wednesday, December 30 at 9:00 a.m., seconded by Mr. Jeff  Rosebrook.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.  Mrs. Stalling will advertise it.                                                                                    Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.  Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Baker, yes.


TOTAL OF THE BILLS:                                 $179,528.14


INCOME FOR NOVEMBER:                        $318,959.07


    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