The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, April 11, 2016 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, Dave Cook, Billy Rings, Josh Levan, Kim Kerns, Rhonda Cook, Joy Litteral, Doug Henry, Carolyn Grimes, Larry Wellington, Jessica Gibson, Paul Clapsaddle, Dave Frangis 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.

      Mrs. Linda Baldridge was interested in seeing if the natural gas line will be coming down her street to her?  Mr. Brose told her that the North side of town will be done by the end of summer.  The company does not fix the yards back up.  It’s up to the property owner. 

     Mr. Doug Mercer reported that Kacy Welty came to him about a window not being safe in the old Sports Fort building.  Doug could go right through the window, it is broken.  Bob Stevenson owns the building.  There is a blanket over the window.  Terry said that he would get a piece of plywood and put over it. 

     Mr. Brose told Doug that he received a compliment on the good job that the Crime Watch Committee is doing here in town, they are doing a great job.

     Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief reported that they are up to 31 runs so far this year.  We have a new EMT, her name is Chasity Harris.  And Billy Rings will be leaving us on the night shift rotation as he has accepted a job at the Worthington Fire Dept.  He is hoping to come back for some day shifts starting in June.

     John got the video made for the BWC grant.  We will be meeting with Susan and Brad from BWC again on April 20th at 2:00.

     The company is coming on April 28th to check out our mosquito fogging machine.  John wants to know if the machine would happen to fail, do we want to purchase a new machine?  After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion that if the machine fails to pass inspection, and it is absolutely necessary then we will purchase a new machine, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.  A new machine runs around $8,000.00.  With the chemicals that we will be using, you can only fog 25 times per season. 

     Mrs. Kim Kerns, new Mayor of West Mansfield, has been trying to attend other entities meetings.  She was not aware that we were run as a township, Mr. Rosebrook had invited her to our meeting.  She said Jeff has been a big help in helping her set up their first dumpster day.  She reported that they will be having fireworks this year and that Rushsylvania Fire Dept will be coming over to set them off.  And then hopefully helping West Mansfield Fire Dept to get their license to set them off next year.

     Mrs. Joy Litteral reported that the Logan County EMS did a door for the “Doors of Encouragement” to be auctioned off.  The doors are up around Bellefontaine now to be looked at.  The auction will be April 26 at the Fairgrounds.

     Mrs. Carilyn Grimes and Mr. Paul Clapsaddle (Brother and Sister), were here about our NO water at the Lodge Hall situation.  The well went dry at the Lodge Hall.  The County and the State has pretty much told us NO as far as drilling a well on that side of the Lodge Hall. (the North side).   Mr. Paul Clapsaddle stated that they own the building on the south side of the Lodge Hall, which houses the Post Office and an Apartment.  The Clapsaddle’s are willing to let us use their land and run the line to the LodgeHall by going through the basement of their building into the basement of the Lodge Hall.  As we all know this all depends on what the Logan County Health Department says and they don’t meet until the 1st Wednesday of the month, which is May 4th.   As we have to obtain a permit from them.  We would also need a lawyer to draw up an easement for this.  Paul said that he would prepare a sketch and take it to the Health Dept and go with the Trustees on the 4th of May.  Paul will have the sketch ready by next Monday.  The township is very grateful for the Clapsaddle’s cooperation with this situation.  Paul will survey to make sure where the property lines are, after we are approved with the Logan County Health Department.   John has already had the Health Dept down here to look the situation over.  Different scenairos were discussed. 

     Paul then brought up about the Church of Christ wanting to put up a new sign in their yard.  Zoning Inspector, Mr. Dan Ackley told him that they could put up an illuminating sign on a trailer, with tags and zoning can’t touch you and neither can the State.  They are wanting a sign closer to the road and visible to both Temperance St and Foundry St.  It would probably be 4’ x 6’ with electric to it.  They are just gathering information right now.   But, Paul would like to have Dan give him the particulars concerning this sign as far as zoning goes for the Township. 

     Larry Wellington asked that the next time the Trustees goes to Lowes would they pick up a gas can and some WD-40 for the fire dept.  John told them that we have WD-40 up at the shop.

      Dave Cook reported that the dept did go up to Melony Bakers and blew out the dry hydrant. 

     Dan Ackley gave a zoning report.  He had sold a permit to Honda for two new buildings that will be in Perry Township.  He has also met with Dale and Roger Mannasmith and they are wanting to put up a house on their property on S R 292.  Dan said that they will need to get a variance for that.

     John brought up that we need to finish putting up our new road signs.   They have to be so high and other recommendations, so he had the County give us a quote to put them up for us and the quote was for $3,063.31.  That way we know they are meeting the qualifications.  So, Mr Terry Cook made a motion to let the County put up the rest of our signs, seconded by Mr. John Brose.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes.

     Mrs. Stalling had the mowing contract ready for Ralph Hall for the Trustees to sign.

     Mr. Terry Cook reported that he has had 2 funerals.

     He reported that they are going to get the water turned on at the Park this week.

    The cemeteries have been mowed.

    Mr. John Brose reported that we paid Rod Cook Construction for putting in the 2 new steel doors at the fire house.

     John brought up about our property insurance.  We have 2 companies fighting for our business.  They are Stolly Insurance (The Ohio Plan) which we have had for 7 years and also OTARMA which does a lot of Townships.  The quotes are within $300.00 each other.  The only difference is that Stolly has earthquake and flood insurance on us and OTARMA doesn’t have that.  Mr. Cook made a motion that we stay with Stolly Insurance, seconded by Mr. Brose.  Brose, yes and Cook, yes. 

     John brought up about Republic Waste raising our monthly rate  He is going to check out Rumpke Waste and see what they will charge us. Others stated that Rumpke is very reliable.  John called Republic today and the girl is going to talk to the boss and see if they can drop us to what we have been paying, as John told her we were looking around for other quotes.

     Mrs. Stalling reported that the County Twp meeting is April 21 at 7:00 at Ohio Hi-Point.

     Paul brought up about LUC what is going on with them?  John reported that they are wanting to build a convention center right as you turn into TRC to the right, but not where you would have to go through the guard house.  Honda and TRC were going to help build the building and LUC was going to be part owner.  But, Honda didn’t like that so the sent their lawyers back to the drawing board.  So they should have some new information at the next meeting at LUC.

     Cindy had 2 forms about renting the community room or the lodgehall or the park.  The insurance would like us to have them signed by anyone that uses these facilities. 

 You would only have to sign one per year.

     Cindy brought up about there being a couple companies wanting us to join their group for BWC.  It is so we can get a group rating and our BWC would be cheaper.  CareWorks and CompManagement.  Big difference in the fee to join.  John brought up that we run those by Brad from BWC when we meet with them on the 20th.

      We received the Block Grant information from the County.  Information needs to be in by April 22. 

      Received paperwork from the Logan County Transportation wanting donations, as their funds are running low.  John took the paperwork and he is going to call them and see what they need.

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

 TOTAL OF BILLS :  $80,607.90

 INCOME FOR MARCH $17,678.65

 Mr .Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.