The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, November 14, 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 Becky Ackley, Dave Frangis, Kyle Brugler, Pup McColloch, Mitch Current, Victoria Current, Keith Montgomery, Dan Ackley, and Jody Lombardo.
Chairman Rosebrook called the meeting to order.
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. Mr. John Brose made one correction to the minutes. The minutes stated T.R. 152, and it should be C.R. 152.
Mrs. Jody Lombardo, of the Ohio Insurance Service Agency, had our insurance renewal. She stated that the rate is down and the deductible is up by $500.00. The annual premium is down $273.00 per month. She had talked to Merle and Becky Ackley prior to the meeting and Mr. Ackley is going to go on a Medicare Supplement plan, which has caused the plan to go down. Mrs. Lombardo stated that everything will stay the same; she had a booklet explaining our coverage for each member. She went over the information with us. We will be moving to the Hartford for our life insurance policy instead of Anthem. She stated that there are lots of benefits with this policy; one example is that they will prepare a will for free for us. The health insurance company will remain with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
After much discussion and lots of questions and answers from Mrs. Lombardo.
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 insurance 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 or loss of the now existing coverage the Township would at that time pick up full hospitalization, dental, and vision insurance to match the terms of the other official’s 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. Jeff Rosebrook aye
Mr. Merle Ackley aye
Mr. John Brose aye
Adopted the 14th day of November, 2011.
Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, reported that everything is going good with the squad.
Chief Montgomery reported that Bud Rosebrook got everything done with the trucks at the fire house.
Mitch Current, reported that the fire dept. got a new primer motor for the grass truck from Fire Safety Services. Mitch stated that Jones Ignition can fix the old one. He can rebuild it. We have put like 5 new motors on this truck, so Mitch would like to see the old motor rebuilt, all trustees agreed to have it rebuilt. Mitch will take it over to Jones’.
Chief Montgomery would like to have a new stapler and some file folders for his office at the fire house.
The sink is in at the fire house.
We need to set up an account with Mosier’s in Raymond for getting diesel for the engine. Cindy stated that she did this this afternoon. The account for Mosiers will be Store Charge #3.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update and where he sold permits. Dan then said that Michael Young contacted him and he would like to have his permit fees returned as he is using his garage for agriculture. He is going to put chickens in it. After some discussion, Mr. John Brose made a motion to return his fees to him, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, abstained, Brose, yes.
Chief Montgomery reported that the fire dept. used both cameras at a recent barn fire at Jay Ackley’s. They used the fire camera and also the temperature camera. Chief reported that they saved this barn with the use of these cameras.
Life Flight recently landed at the fire house for a training session. Prior to landing they circled East Liberty with a search light on, this frightened a lot of people in town, especially the older residents. Life Flight said they had to use their search light because there were too many street lights, and they couldn’t find the parking lot beside the fire house without the search light. It was suggested that we put a flyer in resident’s doors prior to any more training as such, to let residents know what is going on.
Mr. Merle Ackley reported that the old flowers have been removed from the cemeteries. The roads have been mowed.
The purchase of road signs with the County, we have to have our order into the County by Dec. 1.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he ordered the new tires for the Bobcat.
Mrs. Stalling reported that the crack-fill machine agreement has been signed by all three townships. Cindy will make copies and send them to the other two townships. Mr. John Brose reported that Mr. Kurt Penhorwood has saved the Township money, by knowing how to work on this machine and how to service it. Mr. Brose stated that he would like to see the machine stored at Zane Township for the winter.
Mrs. Stalling brought up about the Fire Dept. patrolling on Trick-or-Treat night. Do we want to give the dept. a donation like we have in the past? Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to donate $100.00 to the fire dept. for patrolling, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes.
Mr. John Brose reported that he worked on the snow plows. He got the restrooms winterized and ready for winter. Mr. Brose said that the fan on the heater in the Shop is not working.
Mr. Brose reported that the lights in the township yard that light up the township sign was not working, but he got them fixed.
Mr. Brose brought up about the Ash Tree problem that Mr. Terry Riley brought up at a prior meeting, and John said that it is too late to apply for any help this year, but John will apply for this in the spring. He said that we can get up to $50,000.00 for removal of Ash trees in our township.
Mr. Ackley had a quote for chains for the dump truck and also for steps for the new dump truck. The chains would cost $1,850.00 and the steps would cost $1,200.00. This is from Kalida Truck Equipment. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to purchase the chains and the steps, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. Mr. Rosebrook will call and order both of these.
Mr. Rosebrook reported that Escom Pack on Foundry Street tied his tile into the township tile, and then Mr. Moorehouse took his own tile from that point to his property. Mr. Brose his helping Mr. Moorehouse with his own equipment, not the townships, and not on township time.
Mr. Rosebrook would like to get a joystick in the truck. All trustees are okay with this purchase.
Mr. Ackley reported that he poured the Garwood base in his cemetery.
Mrs. Stalling wanted to know if we are going to store the polycarts at the park this year or have Allied Waste come and pick them up. All trustees agreed that we would store them, so Cindy will call and have Allied Waste stop service until spring.
Mrs. Stalling brought up that Mrs. Joy Litteral and also Mrs. Jenn Bowman both turned in time for attending the Log. Co. EMS meeting? Are we going to pay for both of them to attend these meetings? After much discussion, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion that we pay both of them this time, but then only Mrs. Litteral will get paid for attending these meetings, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Rosebrook, yes, Ackley, yes and Brose, yes. Chief Montgomery stated that Mrs. Litteral has been designated to attend these meetings. So, therefore only Mrs. Litteral will be paid to attend the Log. Co. EMS meetings.
Mrs. Stalling and the Records Commission met with no records to be destroyed at this time.
The tile that Mr. Riley was here at the prior meeting to complain about has been fixed.
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: $47,380.02
TOTAL OF ELECTONIC PAYMENTS $ 4,861.98
TOTAL INCOME FOR OCTOBER $16,342.64
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