The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call: Gary Baker, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Merle Ackley, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Melony Baker, Bob Kehoe, Margie Cook, Bonnie Brose, Keith Montgomery, Howard Kaiser, and Beverly Wolf.
The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting. Mr. Baker asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes and they stand approved as written.
Mr. Baker asked if there were any additions or corrections to the financial statements that were given to the Trustees from the fiscal officer. They stand approved.
Mr. Bob Kehoe, of OTARMA, had a quote for insurance for the township. Mr. Kehoe told that OTARMA is a 21 year old Liability Insurance Company. He said that OTARMA only covers townships and they cover most of the townships in Ohio. Mr. Kehoe gave an update on the company. He had a quote package for each trustee and the fiscal officer. He went over the quote with us and answered the questions that we had. The quote from OTARMA was $14,236.00, which is around $5,000.00 cheaper than the insurance that we currently have. Mr. Kehoe stated that after 6 years the township would be totally vested. After some discussion, Mr. Gary Baker made a motion to change companies and to accept the quote from OTARMA, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Baker, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Ackley, yes. Mrs. Stalling will write a letter to VFIS to cancel our current policy and have the trustees sign it and then send it to VFIS.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose, janitor, wanted to know when Perry Park will open? She said that she has one of the shelter houses reserved on April 19th. Mr. Baker said that he will try to have the restrooms open and the water on by the 19th.
Mrs. Brose also brought up that her sister was suppose to be here tonight but hasn’t showed up, and she was concerned about a problem at Perry Park. Her sister stated that there is used condoms at Perry Park around the walking track, the shelter houses, and the back part of the park. She walks her dog down there, and was concerned that if her dog would get ahold of one, or worse yet a child get ahold of one. She wanted to know what we can do? We have several parties of parkers from the factories in the area that meet at the park after work. The trustees stated that they will start checking out the park more frequently and maybe we should call the Log. Co. Sheriff’s Dept. as well.
Mrs. Brose brought up that the town kids that are at the bus stop in front of the township building are not acting as they should be. They took the metal rod that we have beside the cigarette holder outside the side door, and beat the top of the awning in front of the office and the library and put dents in the metal. They are also kicking the glass out of the lights that we have on the flag pole at the corner of the property. The other day Bonnie said they were trying to move the cement bench in front of the library. They have been throwing a ball on top of the roof of the building. Trustees stated that we should give the Sheriff’s Dept. a call and see if they would come by and talk to this kids while they are waiting for the bus, and maybe we should call Ben Logan school as well and let them know how these kids are acting.
Chief Montgomery reported that the new air packs will be delivered to the fire house tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. There will be a meeting and all in attendance will get training on how they work and the Chief invited all the trustees to attend the meeting as well.
Saturday there is several firemen going to FDIC in Indiana.
Chief reported that Rod Cook, of Triple C Construction stopped down at the fire house last night to see what work needs to be done down there.
Chief Montgomery reported that they are going to starting doing interviews next week, and they would like to have 1 or 2 trustees setting in on the interviews. There is 8 that have signed up to be interviewed.
Mr. Gary Baker made a motion to accept the by-laws and application with the changes suggested by Mr. Jerry Heaton, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Baker, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Ackley, yes.
Mr. Baker brought up that there was a couple of days last week where there was only 1 man that showed up to work at the fire dept. Chief Montgomery stated that 1 day Howie was there and Candy was on call, the other day Scott was there and Candy was on call to cover for Jeff Andrews who did not show on the two days that we were left with only one man.
Chief Montgomery reported that the offices at the old shop are started and Mr. Ackley told him that they look real nice.
Mrs. Beverly Wolf wanted to know if the junk vehicle law that went before the House has passed or not? Mr. Baker told her that yes it has passed, Mrs. Wolf wanted to know what we are going to do about it and when are we going to move with it? Mr. Baker told her that we don’t know where to start with it and he suggested that we go up and have a meeting with the Log. Co. Prosecuting Att’y, Mr. Jerry Heaton. Mrs. Stalling will call his office and set up a meeting with him.
Mrs. Wolf stated that there is trash, junk and etc. on a property on Foundry Street that is a real eye sore to East Liberty. The property really needs cleaned up.
Mr. Merle Ackley reported that there is some brush on State Street that has been cut and is in the alley, is it okay for Dave to pick it up? All trustees agreed for him to clean it up.
Mrs. Wolf thanked the fire dept. for helping with the food pantry and for them to continue helping out no matter who calls them for help.
Mrs. Margie Cook reported that they are going to start locking the cabinet at the fire house where the reports and drugs are kept.
Mr. Merle Ackley brought up about getting a new front tire for the tractor. He had a price from Parrott’s Impl for $276.71 per tire. Mr. Baker had a price from Levans for 2 tires for $742.42. All trustees agreed to get the tire from Parrott’s Impl and to have them service it as well while the tractor is there. Mr. Baker suggested we see if they can paint the rims also to avoid them rusting. After much discussion, Mr. Baker made a motion to have Parrott’s Impl. do new tires, servicing and paint rims, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Baker, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Ackley, yes.
Mr. Baker reported that he has talked to Honda about the egg farm situation on CR 142, he wanted to make sure they were aware of what is going on, and they are well aware of it. And they have called the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture. He also talked to the Nature Conservatory and they are going to call the Dept. of Ag. as well.
Mr.Gary Baker had a copy of a resolution against the Chicken Farms, the trustees are going to read it and make a decision about what to do with it by the next meeting.
Mr. Andy Frank, of the Frank Gates Company called Mrs. Stalling about our BWC report. He wanted to know why we had more income on our volunteers than our employees. After Cindy and Andy got done talking, he said that we can put our daytimers under the employees part. Andy is sending Cindy another payroll report to amend and send back in, and this should save us some more money. Cindy was very thankful for his help with this.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook brought up about Spring Dumpster Day, he has talked to Mr. Jeff Clark and Jeff told him that May 10 would be a good day to have it. All trustees agreed that May 10 was fine. We will hold Spring Dumpster Day on May 10 from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m in front of Perry Park. We will run an ad in the Examiner two times to advertise this and Mrs. Stalling will put posters up around town. Mr. Clark told Jeff that we could pay him $25.00 per load for fuel for the steel dumpsters, he won’t charge us to dump them, just the fuel fee.
Mr. Gary Baker reported that he went to the Log. Co. Health Dept. meeting and he gave us an update about the meeting. We had received minutes from the meeting and Cindy had made copies of the minutes for each trustee.
Mr. Gary Baker reported that he took the mower up to Levan’s to be serviced.
Mrs. Stalling had a recall for the Ambulance. It’s on the camshaft position sensor. All trustees agreed to have Ken Rosebrook do it, and he can do it right down here at the fire house.
Mrs. Stalling reported that she has picked up the Logan County Flag that the Log. Co. Commissioners got for each of the townships. She gave it to the Trustees.
Mr. Gary Baker made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Baker, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Ackley, yes.
BILLS TOTALED: $58,239.12
INCOME FOR MARCH TOTALED $18,467.99
Mr. Gary Baker made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Baker, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Ackley, yes.
Respectfully submitted by:
Cindy Stalling, fiscal officer
Accepted by Perry Township Trustees: