The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Special Session on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 9:00 a.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, John Brose, Bonnie Brose, Scott McCain, Howie Kaiser, Troy Watson and Mitch Current. This was our year end meeting for 2009.
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.
Mr. Howie Kaiser reported that on the run on Road 144, there was an electric cord failure and it has been replaced.
Mr. Gary Baker reported that the Crack Fill machine, he called the company and we will get it next spring and will pay for it at that time.
Mr. Baker reported that he still has not heard anything about the new street lights.
Mr. Baker still does not have any pricing for the new door locks from Triple C Construction.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he talked to Oliver Welding about the hangers for the fire dept. and Mr. Oliver will be getting in contact with the fire dept. to get this taken care of.
Mr. Rosebrook stated that Mr. John Stanford was very appreciative about the ditch getting fixed across from his property on SR 292. It looks lots better also.
Mrs. Stalling gave an update that Mr. Gerald Heaton had sent a letter to the Akeys lawyer, Mr. Montgomery about the township taking over the Akey Cemetery. And also that the deed to the Litteral property is in the hands of the Recording office and we are waiting to get the deed back from them after it is microfilmed.
Mrs. Stalling had the contract ready for the agreement between the township and Mr. Joe Torsell. The trustees signed both copies, and now Mr. Torsell and Chief Montgomery need to sign them and return one to the township. ‘
Mr. Mitch Current brought up about getting the volunteers at the fire dept. new jackets. They would come from T&L Graphics and would cost about $150.00 each. They would have reflective material all the way around them for when they were on runs. Mr. Gary Baker said “Sorry, but he buys his own coats’, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook wanted to know about maybe paying for ½ of the coats, and Mr. Baker still said No. Mr. Ackley told Mr. Current that there he had his answer.
Mr. Baker reported on the recall notice that we received on the 1999 Econoline (the squad); there is a short wiring harness on the master cylinder. The parts are on backorder, because the company is doing trucks from the last 5 years, but we will get it done when the part comes in to fix it.
Mr. Baker brought up about the handicap toilet; he said that there is a plastic donut that you can sit in the toilets that runs around $20.00. Mr. Baker will pick one of this up and try this and see how it works before we invest in installing new toilets.
Mr. Baker brought up about the new stage (platform) at the Lodge Hall. Are we going to take it down? It comes apart in 3 sections, but the carpet will need to be cut. Bonnie said that she would like for it to be removed from the room. Gary and Dave will tear it down and move it into the back room for storage.
Mr. Baker talked to the tree trimmer after last meeting and he is still waiting on him to get back with Gary. Merle said that he won’t work until it gets a little warmer outside.
Mr. Baker reported that Mug-a-Bug said that the fogging chemicals are going to be twice as strong as what it was, so our machine will need to be re-calibrated. Mr. Baker is willing to take the machine out to get it fixed, and he will just pick up the chemicals when he is there in the spring, and that will save us shipping charges.
Mr. Baker reported that the alternator in the Big Dump Truck went bad and has been replaced. While there they checked the batteries, one was bad, and so we put in 2 new batteries and put one that we already had back in, so there are now 3 batteries in that truck, and they are all good now.
Mr. Baker reported that the bracket on the spreader on the 1 Ton Truck was dragging,Gary took it home cut it off and put it back on.
Mr. Baker said that there has been being a flat tire on the Bobcat; he suggested that we get a spare tire/rim, as the tire has been being flat every other day. All trustees agreed to purchase a tire/rim for the Bobcat, and Mr. Baker will order it.
Mr. Baker reported that he talked to Bonnie, the librarian, about Watsy using the entrance to the Community Room to get into the library, as it is already handicap accessible. Bonnie said that would be okay as long as she can catch him.
Mrs. Brose reported that the business, MPW has been using the Community Room a lot, they use it for interviewing for jobs, drug testing, screening and they never leave any money for the township. She said that they are using the room as a business, and that is not what it is suppose to be used for. This room is for Township residents to use. After a lot of discussion, all the trustees agreed that if they still want to use the room they need to pay the township $100.00 per time that they want to use it.
Mr. Merle Ackley brought up that we need to mark the boundaries of Perry Township, as to where it starts. The trustees thought that this was a good idea, and Mr. Baker made a motion to purchase signs to put at the boundaries, seconded by Mr. Ackley. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mrs. Stalling had the fire contract from TRC; it is for $3,000.00 for the year 2010. Trustees signed both copies, and Mrs. Stalling will send one back and file the other copy at the office.
Mr. Mitch Current stated that he purchased a book off the internet on the shut down procedures on vehicles, and he would like to get it copied 3 times so that they can have a copy in each vehicle at the fire station. Township will reimburse him for the book, as he purchased it himself.
Mr. Merle Ackley moved the following Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Trustees of Perry Township that the policy of paying hospitalization, dental and vision insurance for all elected officials and full-time employees will be continued. All policy coverage is to be the same terms and any premium adjustments will be made at the arrival of the next notice of each policy.
BE IT RESOLVED, that if any elected official chooses not to have hospitalization, dental and vision coverage that he/she may so elect to have life insurance coverage instead.
BE IT RESOLVED, that said payment shall be made from the General Fund, Gas Fund, Road and Bridge Fund, Cemetery Fund, Park Fund, and Special Fund as appropriated.
LET IT BE RESOLVED, that in the event of a change of loss of the now existing coverage the Township would at that time pick up full hospitalization, dental and vision to match the terms of the other officials policies. Until such time life insurance coverage will be selected if he/she chooses the life insurance policy instead.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook seconded the Resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption, the vote resulted as follows:
Mr. Merle Ackley aye
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook aye
Mr. Gary Baker no, as he does not use the insurance.
Adopted that 30th day of December, 2009
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Baker, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $41,875.67
INCOME FOR DECEMBER $10,410.32
Mrs. Stalling then swore in our two newly elected trustees, Mr. Merle Ackley and Mr. Jeff Rosebrook.
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