The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. Roll Call: Jeff Rosebrook, present, Merle Ackley, present, John Brose, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Justin Burch, Dave Cook, Howie Kaiser, Bonnie Brose, Keith Montgomery, Jenn Bowman, Victoria Current, Mitch Current, Dave Frangis, Steve Fansler, Beverly Wolf, Doug Henry, Jack Nicholas, Dave James and Harry Bray.
Chairman Rosebrook called the meeting to order, and welcomed newly appointed trustee, Mr. John Brose to fulfill Mr. Baker’s term that ends on Dec. 31, 2011. Mr. Merle Ackley will become our Vice-Chairman and Mr. Brose will be the member.
The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting. Mr. Rosebrook 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 by the trustees.
Mr. Justin Burch, of Fire Safety Services, had a new image infra-red camera to demonstrate to the Trustees for the fire dept. It is a MSA Evolution Model. Our old one, they don’t make replacement parts for anymore, it is to outdated.
Some features are: MSA Evolution 5600 model, that has been on the market for 3 years, this one has a higher temperature, a colored screen that shows hot spots, can find victims, has Blue-Ray disc, smaller, lighter batteries, temperature rated at 1000, this model is a 4thgeneration of this model, it’s water resistant, has 2 hr. of continuance run comes from a full charge, comes with 2 batteries, lifetime on batteries is 2 years. Batteries costs to replace is between $115.00- $120.00, camera has a 1 year warranty, the core of the camera has a 2 year warranty. The main purpose of this camera is to find a victim in a fire. The cost of the camera/set is $7,295.00. Mr. Rosebrook asked him if he would take $7,000.00, Mr. Burch didn’t think so, Mrs. Stalling reminded him of all the business Perry Township does with FSS. After some more discussion, Mr. Burch said that he would take $7,000.00 for the camera/set. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes, and Brose, yes. That is $7,000.00 with it being installed into the engine.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose gave a report on the July 9th celebration; she stated that everything went well. PTEC appreciates all that the township and the fire dept. did to help with the celebration. It was brought up that next year we need to have traffic patrol at the entrance of the park after the fireworks display. It got pretty rowdy up there this year.
Mrs. Bev Wolf stated that in the Ohio Township magazine there is a zoning seminar on Aug. 5, 2011 in Findlay and she would like to attend this seminar. The cost is $45.00 per attendee. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to send her to the seminar, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. We feel that the zoning inspector, Mr. Dan Ackley should also attend this seminar. If he can’t attend, Mrs. Stalling said that she would go with Bev to this seminar. Trustees agreed to pay for 2 to attend this seminar.
Mr. Steve Fansler was in attendance to let us know that he is going to be the Republican candidate for the Bellefontaine Municipal Court Judge. He gave us an update on why he is running, and also an update of the Municipal Court. Such as, the court has 11,000 cases per year. Mr. Fansler answered questions from the floor and thanked everyone for their time.
Mr. Mitch Current, firefighter, reported that the chain broke on the chainsaw and it was going to be between $500.00-$600.00 to fix it. Troyers have a bullet chain and the fire dept. would like to have it. After some discussion, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes.
Mitch also stated that the portables are in at Bender Communications.
Mr. Keith Montgomery, fire chief, reported that the Fire Chief Association of Ohio has called him several times about subscribing to their monthly magazine. The cost of the magazine is $75.00 per year and the Chief would like to have it. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to get the magazine for the Chief, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes.
Mr. Dave Frangis thanked the trustees for paving the parking lot beside the fire house. Life Flight landed down there on the lot yesterday to pick up a victim. And it worked out really well for the helicopter to land there. Dave Cook, squad chief, wanted to know if we could turn the lot into a helipad. Could we put lights around the perimeter and paint big H on the parking lot? Mr. Jeff Rosebrook said that he would get some prices before the next meeting on installing lights around the perimeter.
Mr. Harry Bray brought up about the water problems on his property on Hamilton Street. He would like for the township to run a camera down the tile and see if it will show where the problem is or not. If it’s the county tile, then it will be the county’s problem. Jeff and John will go up to the county and talk to them about this problem.
Mrs. Jennifer Bowman would like to have a meeting with the policy committee next Monday at the fire house.
Mr. Jack Nicholas reported that he has water problems in his yard when we get a lot of rain. When we get around 1” of rain, he will have between 2”-3” of rain in his front yard, he has a sump pump in his basement and it runs 24-7. He said that he has had problems every since the old school was taken down. He also said that the new tile at the park to cover the creek, there is no place for the water to go now that the creek is covered over. Mr. Rosebrook told him that they will come down and look at his problem for him.
Mr. Dave James, of Heiby Oil Co, had a history of last year’s heating season. We still have some left at the Temp. St. Garage, and at the Lodge Hall, but we don’t have any left at the fire house. The price for the upcoming season is $2.19.9 per gallon. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to purchase 7,000 gallon for this upcoming heating season, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. 1,000 gal. will go to the Lodge Hall, 2,500 gallon will go to the Temp. St. Garage and 3,500 gallon will go to the Fire House.
Mr. Merle Ackley brought up about the park drive going to the right instead of going straight. He would like to see it changed and go in straight, we would need to get some “Do Not Enter” signs and put them up.
Mr. Ackley also reported that we need to get some more chemicals for fogging.
Mr. Rosebrook reported that he and John Brose put a new panel and electric outlets at the back shelter house at Perry Park before our July celebration.
Mr. Rosebrook reported that they also put on manual flushers on the toilets at the park and they are working well.
Mr. Rosebrook stated that he and John repaired tile between Harry Bray’s property and the old Gas Station.
Mr. Rosebrook said that he put up the “NO GUNS” signs at Perry Park.
Mr. Rosebrook stated that he, John, and Dave lowered the catch basin in front of Bob Jackson’s property.
Mr. Rosebrook stated that H&S Asphalt came back and patched the parking lot at the fire house, and did some repair work at the park too.
Mr. Rosebrook reported that the overflow tile is plugged in front of the old gas station, which the property belongs now to Dave James; the overflow runs down Foundry S treet. It needs to be dug up, and see where it is plugged at.
Mr. Rosebrook wanted to know if the trustees had done anymore thinking about putting a cap on the zoning permits. He would like for them to think about this.
Mr. Rosebrook reported that the PTO on the new dump truck is ok.
Mr. Brose reported that he painted the concession stand, and the dug outs at Perry Park. He also said that there needs to be a trench dug beside the dugout.
Mr. Brose purchased some steel stakes and a saw zaw for Dave to make foundation forms.
Mr. Brose reported that he got to help with a couple of funerals and he would like to see the township get a metal detector to help find the corner markers on the cemetery lots. Mrs. Stalling said that we had one at one time.
Mr. Brose put a key for the basement of the Community Room down at the fire house in case of tornado warnings.
Mr. Brose brought up about the road paperwork needs to be into the County Engineer by Aug. 5th.
Mrs. Bev Wolf brought up that the people at the corner of 141 are putting in a pond, do they need any permits? They need to call Logan County Soil & Water first; they did and were told that they didn’t need any permits. That’s all they need to do, the neighbors are really upset about this going in.
Mrs. Stalling reported that we received the paperwork from the Log. Co. Commissioners about the alley between Meddles’ and Brays on Hamilton St. is now closed.
Mrs. Stalling sent a letter to Robert Shively about him not meeting the requirements for his agreement with Perry Township.
Mrs. Stalling reported that he Log. Co. Township Assoc. picnic will be July 21 at the Belle Center Shelter House.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes, and Brose, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS; $41,802.13
TOTAL OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS $4,542.81
TOTAL INCOME FOR JUNE $ 80,424.09
Chairman Rosebrook then reported that we would be going into Executive Session to discuss personnel. We entered Executive Session at 8:45 p.m. and exited Executive Session at 9:05 p.m.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes.
Respectfully submitted by:
Cindy Stalling, fiscal officer