The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.  Roll Call: John Brose, present, Jeff Rosebrook, absent, Terry Cook, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was Linda Baldridge, Doug Mercer, Josh Levan, Rhonda Cook, Joy Litteral,  Larry Wellington, Dave Frangis, Karen Johnson, Jeff Ray, Chuck Litteral, Dan Coats, Daina Welty, Kacy Welty, Mitch Current, Kyle Brugler, Bonnie Brose, and Dan Ackley. 

     All stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance

     The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting.  Mr. Brose 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. The both stand approved by the Trustees.

     Mr. Josh Levan reported that the Mosquito man will be here on Tuesday to calibrate the machine.  After that when the weather gets right we will start spraying for mosquitoes.

   Josh recommends that we use up the 55 gallon drum that we have left over from last year first.  Cost right now is $1,300.00 for a 55 gallon drum of control 4-4 chemical, which is up some from last year.  The other chemical they have is $3,500.00 Per 55 gallon drum. 

Let’s go with the Control 4-4 until it doesn’t work so well and then we may have to go to the other chemical.

   Karen Johnson, Trustee of Liberty Township and Jeff Ray, fiscal officer of Liberty Township, were here to discuss a Visibility Study for the Fire Dept.; they received a grant so they are going around to area fire depts.  To see if we want to stay as a fire dept. or maybe go as a fire district? They wanted to know if we were interested in being in their study.  They are working with 2 gentlemen to see if this is what to do or not.  Right now they are just getting data to see if we would be interested in doing this or not.  If we go in their study, we are under no obligation to go with it or not.  After a lot of discussion on this from the floor.  After all the discussion, the Trustees agreed to participate in the study.  If it would be better to be a fire district it would be one chief and a board with a member from each separate department.  Each department would stay at their own departments.  A lot to work out about whether it would be full time or volunteers.  A lot of unanswered questions right now that is why they want to do this study.

     Mr. Larry Wellington reported that the Pharmacy Board came down and inspected how we are handling our drugs.  Larry said that we got an awesome!!  The IV bags need to be under double lock, the narcotics are under double lock.  We requested this inspection.  They are going to get a medication bag for the runs.  They want 2 bags- 1 basic bag and 1 Medic bag.  Mr. Cook made a motion for the bags with a cap of $400.00 for the 2 bags, seconded by Mr. Brose.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

     Mr. Larry Wellington reported that we have 30 days to fix the discrepancies, need to   label oxygen bags.  We are to email them when we have it done.

     Larry reported that the class he and Kacy were taking in Bowling Green got cancelled,

They would like to attend a different class; it is an incident command lab, same dates, same motel, and same price.  Trustees are ok with this.

     Larry brought up that they have looked at getting someone to do the SOP’s & SOG’s for the fire dept.    That person would be Kristy Wellington.  She would be typing them up and also doing the Employee Handbook.  Kristy use to be a grant writer before she decided to be a stay at home Mom.  The Handbook is a lot tailored from Robinaugh’s handbook and also from Union County that she can get off line.  The Officer team and the Fire Chief would go over these with Kristy every week.  Kristy will not be making the decisions, she is just writing them up, the decisions will be made by the Fire Chief and the Officer Team.  Kacy Welty said that the Officer’s Team suggested that she get paid the basic wage of $12.25 per hour for doing this.  Mitch Current brought up that she should be paid the part-time wage for the Township and that is $15.00 per hour.  Mr. Brose asked how long they thought this would take.  Larry said probably 2 months. After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to pay Kristy Wellington $15.00 per hour for a limit of 15 hours per week, and we will re-visit this in 30 days, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

      Mrs. Joy Litteral, reported at the last County EMS meeting, the West Liberty FFA is doing a project to purchase gunshot wound kits for every squad in Logan County.

This is a project that they want to do this to benefit the county.

     Logan County Hospital is starting a protocol test, all EMS will have to take an annual test, and if you don’t take the test then you don’t run in Logan County.  There will be a test for each level that will be mandatory.

     Logan County is also going to be having a meeting on how to write up good grants.  It will be a day long class; it will be free and be held at the Logan County Health Department on June 6th. Joy gave the information to Doug Henry.

     Mr. Chuck Litteral said he was here for the same as last month, the water problem.  Mr. Brose told him he could look into a petition for a tile like the one the township did years ago.  The last one was for the other side of Foundry St.  and everyone on the street has to pay for it.  Chuck would like to look into this.  John said he will personally talk to Scott Coleman, Logan County Engineer, to see about a petition tile.  John told Chuck this will cost the home owners on the Street money.  This will be put on their taxes.

     Mrs. Daina Welty reported that she has been scanning EMS records on zip strips.  She has done 4 years’ worth.  She said that they have to keep 5 years of records.  Mr. Brose made a motion to pay her $15.00 per hour while she is doing paperwork, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.  She said it will probably take her another 3 or 4 weeks to get it done.

    Mr.  Kacy Welty brought up about hiring 2 more people for the fire dept. for the day crew.  He had applications from 2 people, one FF/Medic and one is FF/Basic EMT, both are young ladies.  The Officers have discussed about purchasing turn-out gear, and then having the person sign a 1 year contract, if they leave within that year, they would have to pay the township back $1,000.00.  There needs to be a contract drawn up.  They would have to work 2 days per week, or 5 days per month and also a probation period of like 6 months.  This is still in the discussion period as of now.   The 2 ladies are Katie Fields and Jessica Duncan.  They are both pretty new.  Matter was tabled for the hiring of these 2 for now.

      Fire Chief Henry and Kacy has talked to Darin Robinaugh at Robinaugh EMS about our billing, there has been no changes since they started doing our billing in 2006.  After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to change:

               ALS Rate to $800.00 from $500.00

               BLS-1 Rate to $600.00 from $400.00

And mile to $12.00 per mile from $9.00 this is a loaded mile, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.  Mrs. Stalling needs to send this into Robinaugh in writing.

     The fire dept. needs to go to the Park and clean out the shelter houses before we open the Park.  So, the dept. will go down there on April 14.

     The Fire Dept. went out to TRC to cover the High-speed testing exclusive.  They were out there 7 hours yesterday.  We are to bill them $250.00 per hour, 4 hours per day (April 8, 9, 10) for a total of $4,000.00.  Angie Smith is in charge of the Emergency Services at TRC.  Cindy will send them a bill. 

     Mr. Mitch Current brought up about getting flashlights to go on their helmets.  They are $68.00 per light.  Need 20 lights.  Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to purchase 20 lights from FSS, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.  They will have to sign these out.

    Mitch reported that the service on most of the trucks have been done at TRC. Squad needs to go back out for service.

     Kacy reported that Chasity Harris has moved back to town and wants to run on the squad again.  John made a motion to put her back on the roster, seconded by Terry.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

     Mitch reported that the fire dept. needs to get 5 or 6 pair of boots as they are outdated.  John made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Terry.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

      Mr. Dan Ackley sold a permit to TRC for the new Welcome Center.

Dan has also been talking to Melony Baker; she needs to get a variance on a house that she wants to purchase on North Main Street.  He is still talking to her about leaving things alone, as both houses would be grandfathered in.  The house beside the house she wants to buy, her house is sitting 2’ on their property.  These homes have been like this for years.  Dan talked to L-U-C and if one house gets a variance, then both homes will have to get variances. Melony would need to buy 2’ of their property. 

       Mr. Terry Cook reported that the foundation orders are in.

     Mrs. Stalling had a letter of resignation from Dave Cook from the EMS, the Fire Dept. and the zoning Appeals Board effective April 10, 2017.  The fire dept. is putting something together to honor Dave’s 30+ years of service.  The Township appreciates his many years of service to our Township.

     Cindy had the information for the Block Grant again from the County.  Mr. Brose took it.  He has a couple people that he will give it to.

     Mrs. Stalling brought up about Ralph Hall’s pay for 2017.  He is our Cemetery mower.  He wants to stay on salary.  We will pay him $900.00 per month, with the months of Jan, Feb and March will be $1,100.00 per month.  For a total of $11,400.00 per year. 

     Mr. John Brose made a motion to stay with CompManagement for our BWC group, seconded by Mr.  Terry Cook.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

     Mrs. Stalling had our quote from Stolly Insurance; it went down $284.00 from last year.  Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to stay with Stolly Insurance, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes. 

     It was brought up about what we are going to do with the grass truck.  It was suggested about putting it on website. Karen Johnson said they have sold things on that website before.

     Mitch brought up about the radio in the engine acting up.  Everything is going digital or Marx and the radios we have now are not digital.  Mitch says we will need 2 radios, 1 in the cab and one at the pump handle.  He said there are radios for $1,190.00 each.  After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion that if the radio we have now quits, he is giving permission if need be to purchase 2 of the $1,190.00 radios to replace it, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

     Mitch said if we would get 3 (2 on the engine and 1 on the Rescue) radios, then it would do all our radios and they would all be good.  John made a motion for the 3 radios, seconded by Terry.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

        Dumpster day will be May 13 from 8:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon.  John will call Republic and get the dumpsters set up.  Put the polycarts back in service at the Park on May 1st. 

     Mrs. Stalling purchased a new fax machine as the old one was not making long distance faxes.

    Mr. Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.


TOTAL OF BILLS:  $66,364.80


INCOME FOR MARCH  $203,179.96