The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, March 8, 2010 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, Bonnie Brose, Howie Kaiser, Bev Wolf, Dave Cook, Tom Cunningham, Robert McColloch, Keith Montgomery, Don Epps 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 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 reported that the local Girl Scouts want to have a Rummage Sale in the Lodge Hall. They are a non-profit organization, and would that be alright with the Trustees? After some discussion, all trustees agreed that it was fine for them to have this event.
Mrs. Beverly Wolf complimented that township on the great job they did with the snow removal.
Mr. Don Epps introduced himself and told a little about himself and that he is a candidate for Logan County Commissioner.
Mr. Howard Kaiser reported that they had their training on the EZI0 and that there are a few more items they need for that. They would like to have 1 more needle and 4 stabilizers; this would cost $127.00 for these items. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to get these items for the fire dept, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Chief Montgomery reported that we have around 10 helmets that are outdated in the dept. After some discussion, Mr. Gary Baker made a motion to purchase 10 new helmets for a total of $2,248.00 from Fire Safety Services, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Chief would like to have a letter sent to Mr. Robert Shively. He has an agreement with Perry Township and is suppose to be working around 27 hrs. per week for the next 60 months, and has not been holding up his end of the agreement for the last couple of months. All trustees agreed that we send him a letter and see if there is a problem as to why he’s not holding up to his part of the agreement.
Chief reported that he is working on updating the SOP’s for the fire dept.
Bonnie Brose, representing the PTEC committee reported that the Easter Bunny will be coming to town on Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lodge Hall.
Mr. Baker contacted White’s in Urbana and Byers in Columbus to get information on dump trucks. Both companies will be sending information to Mr. Baker.
Mr. Baker reported that the gasket for the transmission for the recall is still not in, and the wiring isn’t in yet either.
Mr. Baker stated that the locks are in for the fire house.
Mr. Baker got a call from Mr. Montgomery, the lawyer representing the Akey’s and he told Mr. Baker that he should be going through Mr. Heaton and not calling him directly. So, now we will go through Mr. Heaton and try to get this situation solved.
Mr. Baker said that all the new street lights are in now. All Trustees stated that they have been getting compliments on them.
Mac-O-Chee Tree Service told Mr. Baker that as soon as the weather breaks they will be out to cut down our trees that we want cut down.
Mr. Baker picked up Dave’s new cell phone, it cost $309.00 with a $50.00 rebate, and it is a heavy-duty one.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he got the pick-up truck lettered with Perry Township, and he put the controller on the snow plow. He is holding off putting the other lettering on until we decide what we are going to be doing with that truck.
Mr. Rosebrook and Bud got the brakes fixed on the truck and it works a lot better now.
Mr. Rosebrook stated that he would like to see us replace the International truck first, and the bed on it is shot, it is rusting out.
Mr. Baker reported that he talked to Bobcat and was told that it would be possible to have a yearly trade-in for the skid-loader. We would have to pay them $3,700.00 to get a new bobcat, and then we would pay them $167.00 per month, and every 11 months we would get a new machine. After some discussion, matter was tabled so all could think about this.
Mr. Baker talked to Mr. Henderson out at Bible Rd, about the turn-around; the entire lot is gravel out there stated Mr. Henderson. Mr. Henderson told Mr. Baker that if the township would just plow the snow straight towards the cottonwood tree and then just back out, he would take care of the rest of it.
Mr. Rosebrook wanted to know if he could get some prices on asphalt for the parking lot beside the fire house. Mr. Baker stated that the lot needs to be leveled up first and the manhole needs to be raised up. Mr. Rosebrook would like to see the asphalt go clear up to the building, and bring it up to road level.
Mr. Rosebrook stated that he thinks we need to put up a cold storage building on the back side of the garage on Temperance Street to store some of the winter equipment.
Mr. Ackley reported that the cemetery flowers needs to be cleaned off by April 1st for Spring Clean-Up.
Mrs. Stalling reported that we have finally received the deed to the Litteral property that we purchased. She is working on the paperwork for tax exemption for that property.
Mr. Baker reported that Harrison Township called him and they wanted to go in with us, Zane and Jefferson Township for a share of the crack fill machine. All trustees feel that 3 townships are enough. Harrison would like to come out when we learn how to run the machine that was fine with all trustees.
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Gary Baker. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $56,945.07
INCOME FOR FEBRUARY $11,196.20
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