The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, April 12, 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,Tim Eubanks, Bonnie Brose, John Brose, Howie Kaiser, Dave Cook, Tom Cunningham, Keith Montgomery, Mike Bow, Glen Sidders, Dan Ackley, Doug Chamberlain, Don Brown 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.
Mr. Dave Cook, reported that there has been a recall on the AEP. We will get updated software in May 2010. Mr. Cook stated that they need IV solution, 2”tape and Stiff necks on the squad. Mr. Rosebrook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Baker. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mr. Cook reported that the cot broke and has been repaired. It was under warranty. He reported that we can get a yearly maintenance agreement for the cot. Trustees told him to get some more information on this agreeement before the next meeting.
Mr. Mike Bow, of M&K Engineering Co., had a drawing for the covering of the creek at Perry Park. They had Lee’s Surveying come out and then they made this drawing. Mr. Bow explained what they have done so far about covering up the creek at the park. Mr. Bow stated that to put in a culvert, it will have to be dug out. There would have to be some work done upstream as well. He stated that there is a 282 acre area that is dumping into this creek. Mr. Bow suggested that we put 2- 42” pipes side by side and that should carry all the water. He wondered if we should put up a railing at the end of the pipes on the west side so no child can get down there and be sucked into the pipes. Mr. Bow asked the trustees about how to get this done?
Mr. Bow said it would all have to be dug out first, then put stone in, make a stone bed under the pipes and along both sides of the pipe would have to be stone too. Mr. Baker wanted to know if there would be a manhole in the pipes? Mr. Bow said that he didn’t feel that we would need one. The pipe would be around 340’ long. Mr. Baker feels we do need a manhole in case some child would try to crawl through this.
Mr. Bow said that we would need to : buy the pipe, do excavation, get concrete walls and do the bedding. Mr. Bow stated that M&K Engineering has done Step #1, and Step # 2 would be getting this project ready to go out for bids. Mr. Baker made a motion that we continue on to Step # 2, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes. Mr. Bow stated that he would return to our May meeting.
Mr. Keith Montgomery, fire chief, reported that Dustin Cook needs new turn-out gear as his has fell apart. Chief needs new gear as well as his is 20 years old.
Chief reported that the LifePak agreement is up and needs to be paid, it has been checked out and it is all ok.
Chief reported that Howie Kaiser got hurt on a run, he hurt his back, putting a patient in the squad. Mr. Kaiser got checked out in the ER, and returned to work the next day.
Chief reported that they need 6 lights for the rescue, from FSS they are $141.75 each and $15.00 for a bracket. It would take FSS 2 hrs. to install them. Mr. Baker made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Ackley. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mr. Glen Sidders, representing the Lodge, brought a donation to present to Mrs. Bonnie Brose, PTEC Chrm., for the fireworks in July.
Mr. Sidders then brought up about the roof on the Lodge Hall, he said that there is a vent that is gone, and that starlings are getting into the building. The vent needs to be replaced on the roof. Trustees told him they would check this out.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update. Mr. Ackley reported that there will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 21st at the Perry Township Office concerning a recommendation from the Zoning Commission that needs to go before the Board of Trustees now.
Mr. Doug Chamberlain, reported that he will be on the May ballot for Log. Co. Judge and he has no opposition. But Mr. Chamberlain felt that he still needs to go around to the elected officials and their meetings to answer questions from the county. Mr. Chamberlain gave a very informative presentation to all in attendance.
Mr. Don Brown, candidate for Log. Co. Commissioner, gave us an background about himself and what he would like to see done if he was to be elected.
Mr. Paul Blair, had a quote to treat the cemeteries. To get Triple 10 from Provico and to do all three cemeteries, a total of 16 acres, it would cost $760.00. Mr. Blair reported that Provico told him that to kill the weeds, he would need to wait until all the dandelions are up and in bloom to treat them. He reported that to spray with 24 D Chemical (TriMax) it would cost $50.00 per acre. Mr. Keith Montgomery stated that Scotts has a product called Plus 2 and it will fertilize and kill weeds all at once at the same time. After some discussion, trustees tabled the matter until next meeting.
Mr. Gary Baker reported that Mrs. Bev Wolf needs help tomorrow at the food pantry from the fire dept.
Mr. Baker brought up about trading in the Bobcat and getting a new one every year for $167.00 per month with a $1,370.00 at the time of change. We would then get a new one every 11 months. After some discussion, all trustees agreed that they are not for this at this price. So we will keep the one we have.
Mr. Baker reported that the fire dept. got their extra needles for the EZ1O. The doors and locks are installed at the fire house and all the locks now have the same number to get in.
Mr. Baker reported that Mr. Gerald Heaton emailed him about the Akey Cemetery. Mr. Heaton said that we need to get a 10 x 10 square to put up a sign that we can put all names of who is buried in the cemetery on. We need to meet with the Akey’s and see where we both agree to put something like this. We need to give the Akeys a quit claim deed and the Akeys need to give us a quit claim deed as well. Mrs. Stalling will email Mr. Heaton and let him know that all the trustees agree to do this and try to get this Akey Cemetery situation over with.
Mr. Baker reported that Mac-O-Chee is done trimming the trees in the township.
Mr. Baker received an agreement with the Red Cross, stating that they can use the Lodge Hall if they need it. The agreement needed to be signed.
Mr. Baker will take the Mosquito Mister out to get it serviced on May 20.
All trustees agreed that we have Spring Dumpster Day again. It will be on Saturday, May 15 from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in front of Perry Park. The dumpsters will be delivered the night before. For the 3 dumpsters it will cost $1,242.55.
Mr. Baker seen an ad in our Township Magazine from S&S Sales, so he called them
about prices on a new truck. To get a truck that met our needs and with our trade in, the truck would cost $86,000.00 They just so happened to have a 2009 demo model that complied with what we needed and with our trade-in we could get this truck for $71,545.00, it has around 5,000 miles on it and would come with a full warranty. After some discussion, Mr. Gary Baker made a motion to purchase this demo model truck, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mr. Baker reported that he has taken the zero-turn radius mower up to Levan’s to be serviced.
Mr. Baker reported that the alley between Resingers’ and Paugh’s off of Temperance St. that there is a septic tank under that alley. The alley is starting to break down, and he would like to take the excavator and bust it down and remove the tank. All trustees agreed that this needs to be done.
Mr. Baker talked to the CrackFill Company and they told him to get sealer for the machine for a 2400# pallet, you have to get a minumum of 2 pallets for $2,491.20 and they will deliver it. The company thought that this would be enough to do all our roads. Mr. Ackley made a motion to purchase this material, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook. Ackley, yes Rosebrook, yes and Baker, yes.
Mr. Baker stated that he would have the park open by the end of the week, and he would contact the Health Dept. to get the water checked and would go ahead and get all the water in the township checked at the same time. There will be 6 stations that needs to be checked out.
Mr. Rosebrook reported that he removed the radio out of the old truck, and we will put it in the new truck. Mr. Rosebrook will get another set of “Perry Township” letters for the new truck.
Mr Rosebrook contacted Quality Paving and they will be coming out to look over the parking lot beside the fire house. All trustees agreed to have them look at the alley that we are going to be tearing up also while they are here.
Mr. Rosebrook brought up, that he talked to an Engineer at Honda, again about our zoning costs. They would like for us to put a cap on our Zoning Permits. They are getting ready to put up a $500,000.00 to $750,000.00 building up and the building permit would cost way to much, that they may put it in Allen Township instead. Mr. Dan Ackley will check and see what Allen Township and Union Co. charge for the permits.
Mr. Merle Ackley reported that Mr. Pete Miller called him about them still getting charged for a squad run on Jeff Miller. Jeff is a Perry Township resident, so he should not be charged for this. Mrs. Stalling will call Robinaugh and get this taken care of.
Mr. Doug Chamberlain stated that we can use Community Kids that need to be doing Community Service to clean our roads. We just need to get in contact with Mr. Tom Cochran and get this set up.
Mrs. Stalling brought up that we received a check from John Cook paying for a squad run. He was taken in from the Helfenstein’s fire, and we were doing Mutual Aid there and he is a firefighter. All trustees agreed to return the check to Mr. Cook for his service.
Mrs. Stalling read a letter of thanks from Mr. Eric Johnson for the donation we gave him for helping out with the snow plowing here in town.
Mr. Rosebrook reported that the little dump truck keeps dying, so he called Ken Rosebrook and he will be checking this out for us.
Mrs.. Stalling had new signature cards from Huntington Bank for the trustees to sign.
Mr. Merle Ackley talked to Mr Dave Thornton of Liberty Twp. And they would like to get together with us about the zoning on the wind turbines. We really don’t have any say about this anymore. Mr. Wes Dodds of LUC told us that it’s pretty much out of our hands, that the state can do what they want to about wind turbines now.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose stated that there are snakes at the park around the creek, and they have been out sunning themselves. She wanted to know if there was anything that could be done about them?
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: $173,396.66
INCOME FOR MARCH $170,352.05
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