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        The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room.  Roll Call: John Brose, present, Ken Rosebrook, present, John Gibson, present and Cindy Stalling, present.  Also present was  Joy Litteral,  Chuck Litteral, Mitch Current, Paul Benedetti, Kara Slonecker, Mark Slonecker, Renee Rosebrook, Brian Schultz, Jeff King, Elaine King, Doug Henry, Kim Kerns, Ginny Montgomery, Jessica Gibson, Daniel Trout, Kyle Richards, Dale Clapsaddle, Rob Harvey, Alonna Harvey, Cliff  Cronkelton Cole Wolever, Paul Schiler, Nikki Yelton, Jeremy Jerrard, Jocelyn Kavanaugh, Tim Stalling, James Stifko, Jim Culp, Luanne Culp, Steve Rinesmith, Linda Hughes, Sandy Wilcox, Cheryl Stevens, Kevin Stevens, Daniel Vericco, Pearl Nicol, Mr.Watkins, Zach Amos, Nate Cronkleton, Jeff Rosebrook, 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. Brian Schultz was here to go over the Eastern Regional Sewer District Project that will be coming to East Liberty.  Mr. Schultz stated that he would have more sewer layout to present at our next Township Meeting. He went over why this project is needed.  He went over the Darby Creek facility and the project scope.  This project will be a new sanitary sewer project for the East Liberty and Middleburg areas. This project will include a new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to replace the existing Flat Branch WWTP that is at end of life.  The Sewer District plans to advertise for construction in the summer of 2022 with construction anticipated to begin late summer 2022.  This project will address the needed replacement of the existing Flat Branch WWTP and the lack of adequate sewage treatment options in the area. This project is expected to cost $60.0 million and is being funded  through a combination of sources including a 0% interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority and a grant of $5.0 million from the Ohio Department of Development.  Sewer Connection & Monthly User fees will be used to repay the Construction Debt and O&M costs.  Sewer Connections Fees are due at the time of connection.  User fees are paid monthly and are based on sewer availability.  The Sewer District is evaluating sewer connection options available to property owners.  These options will be presented at the Townhall meetings that are tentatively scheduled to begin in May 2022.  The Logan County Health District and the USDA have financial assistance programs to help with the costs to connect for eligible property owners.  In addition, the Logan County Sewer District provides payment plans, if needed, for Sewer Connection and Permit Fees.  Tentative Project Schedule and Dates:  May thru July 2022- Townhall Meetings, June 2022- Project Bid, July 2022- Project Award, August 2022- Project Start, Fall 2024- Project Completion.  Mr. Schultz answered many questions from the floor.  There was a lot of concerns about the costs to the residents.  There will be 11 buildings out there for this project. Each building will be made out of decorative block.

     Mr. John Gibson had quotes for the new roof on the Township Building :

1-Pure Renovation $18,424.00

2-Bohrer & Sons    $19,200.00

3- Monarch Roofing $11,026.71

To replace the outside entrance to the basement of the Township Building, Mr. Gibson could only get one to bid on it.  It was from Lazy H Ranch for $ 15,140.00. 

The Trustees looked over the quotes and

    

Resolution 04-11-2022 A

 

Mr. Ken Rosebrook moved the following Resolution:

 

WHEREAS, This project is for replacing the existing roof on the Township Building located at 3235 S. Main Street, East Liberty, Ohio. 

WHEREAS, the current roof is damaged from wind, rain, etc. and some shingles have blown off, the roof has exceeded it functional lifespan and no longer provides adequate protection to the Township Building.

THEREFORE, The quote from Monarch Roofing of Marysville, Ohio for $11026.71 was funded from the ARPA fund 2273.  The project is scheduled to be substantially complete in the Summer 2022.

Mr. John Brose seconded the Resolution and:

The roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows:

 

            Mr. John Brose                                   aye

            Mr. Ken Rosebrook                            aye

            Mr. John Gibson                                 aye

 

 

Adopted this 11 day of April 2022

 

 

 

Resolution 04-11-2022 B

 

 

Mr. John Gibson moved the following Resolution:

 

WHEREAS, This project is for replacing the existing entrance to the basement of  the Township Building located at 3235 S. Main Street, East Liberty, Ohio.

There are cracks in the blocks on the side of the entrance. It is a hazard for anyone wanting to enter the basement through this entrance.  It has exceeded it functional lifespan and no longer provides adequate protection to anyone entering through this entrance.

THEREFORE, The quote from Lazy H Ranch of West Mansfield, Ohio for $15,140.00 was funded from the ARPA fund 2273.  The project is scheduled to be substantially complete in the Summer 2022.

Mr. Ken Rosebrook seconded the Resolution and:

The roll being called upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows:

 

            Mr. John Brose                                   aye

            Mr. Ken Rosebrook                            aye

            Mr. John Gibson                                 aye

 

 

Adopted this 11 day of April 2022

 

     Mr. Gibson reported that the Christmas Tree in the Township Yard has been removed, what a sad day!  We are also removing 2 or 3 more that are a hazard.  The work is being done by Del-Mar Tree Service. They are coming back to grind up the stump in the Township yard.

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that the new tables and chairs have been put in at the Lodge Hall.  The dehumidifiers have been installed in the basements of the Lodge Hall and the Township Building. The chairs and tables look really nice.

     Mr. Brose reported that he is still waiting on a call from the County about trimming the trees out on Ackley Road.

     Mr. Brose stated that we have taken the information to Bill Brown to make our signs for the cemeteries.  It will include the rules of the cemeteries and also contact information for the Trustees.  

    Spring Dumpster Day will be Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 8 a.m.until noon.  It will be help at Perry Park.

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that we met with our Insurance Agent, Mr. Peter Stolly of Stolly Insurance to go over our policy before our renewal date.

     Mrs. Stalling reported that we need to pass a Resolution stating that we are taking the Standard Allowance available to us from the ARPA money.

 

 

      Resolution 4-11-2022

 

   The Perry Township Trustees met in Regular session on this date of Monday, April 11, 2022, John Brose, Kenneth Rosebrook and John Gibson were present:

   Mr. John Brose moved that the following resolution be adopted:

IN THE MATTER OF ELECTING TO TAKE THE “STANDARD ALLOWANCE” OF UP TO $10,000,000.00 AS THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE LOSS FOR USE FOR THE PROVISION OF GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES UNDER SECTION (603)(1)(C) OF THE AMERICAN RESACUE PLAN.

WHEREAS, the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” (ARP), H.R. 1319, Public Law 117-2, was signed into law on March 11, 2021, by the President of the United States.

WHEREAS, Section 603(b)(3) of ARP sets aside a sum of funds available to Counties for use in accordance with its provisions referred to as the “Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund”(CLFRF): and,

WHEREAS, Section 603(c)(1)(C) of ARP allows use of such funds “for the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue of such county due to the COVID-19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal years of the or county prior to the emergency”; and,

WHEREAS, the US Treasury has adopted various rules attached to the use of these funds, having issued a Final Rule on January 6, 2022; and,

WHEREAS, 35.6(d) of the Final Rule provides for the use of a “standard allowance” – or for the use of a calculation formula by which an entity may determine the amount of “revenue loss” pursuant to Section 603(c(1)(C) of ARP, but provides that recipients “must make a one-time election” between those4 options; and,

WHEREAS, the election provided for under 35.6 (d)(1) of the Final Rule allowing a recipient to take up to $10,000,000.00 as a standard allowance provides the township with more certainty as to exactly how much “revenue loss” funds may be used to provide for “the provision of government services” over the multi-year performance period allowed for use of ARP funds:

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Perry Township, County of Logan, State of Ohio: direct the Fiscal Officer to maximize the revenue loss provision and replace revenue of the Perry Township General Fund, as standard allowance “for the” provision of government services.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that use of this standard allowance may be for the direct providing of government services, or they may be used as a secondary/additional legal justification or support for an ARP funded project/purchase in the event such a project was later deemed not to be otherwise appropriate for funding use under Section 603 (c(1)(A)(B) or (D) of the ARP.

Mr. Kenneth Rosebrook seconded the motion:

Roll Call resulted as follows: ,

                                                 Mr. John Brose, Chairman       aye

                                   
                                                Mr. Kenneth Rosebrook, Vice-Chairman    aye

           

                                                Mr. John Gibson, Member     aye

 

 

I, Cindy Stalling, Fiscal Officer hereby certify this to be a true copy of the proceedings as taken from the minutes of the meeting of the Perry Township Trustees on this date of April 11, 2022.

                                                ________________________________________________

                                                Cindy Stalling, Fiscal Officer

 

 

       Mrs. Ginny Montgomery needed a letter for the Logan County Commissioners stating that the Trustees were okay with closing Alley # 4 between her property and John Baughman’s property.   Mrs. Stalling had the letter ready for the Trustee’s to sign.

     Mr. Ken Rosebrook had a quote to re-do the floor at the Lodge Hall from Kenton Carpet Care.  It is to sand, restore/refinish the hardwood floor.  It should make it look better than new.  The quote was for $4,500.00.  Mr. John Brose made a motion to redo the floor, seconded by Mr. Ken Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson.  The company said it should take them about a week to do it and they plan on starting on it on July 11, 2022. 

      Trustees would like to replace the ceiling tile and also paint the Lodge Hall after the floor is finished. 

   The garage doors at the Fire House has been fixed.

     After some discussion, it was agreed to open the park on Monday, April 18. 

     Mr. Brose reported that we need to get the Bobcat, the Track Hoe and the John Deere all serviced. 

      Mr. Brose reported that Republic has quit our trash pick-up service at Perry Park. They have also quit coming to East Liberty for the residents.  They will still service the dumpster at the Firehouse.  Mr. Brose had contacted a few companies and he suggested we go with 5 Point from Marysville.  They will charge us $150.00 a month to pick up the totes at the park.  Mr. Brose said they were the cheapest he could find, so he suggested we try them for a year.  Mr. Rosebrook and Mr. Gibson both agreed. 

     Mr. Brose said that the Ball Association would like to install 3 new poles along the back side of the fence for them to put less stress on the tarp that they have down there to block the sun setting.  They need someone to haul some dirt, sand and will need some gravel.  Are we ok with helping them, out on this?  All Trustees agreed to do this for the ball Association. The ball association would also like to put up a shed by the batting cage.  It would be a portable shed and it has no expense to the Township.  All Trustees are ok with this.

     There have been 3 doggie doo-doo containers purchased for the Park, they will be installed as soon as possible.  Hopefully people with their dogs will use them.

     The Trustees are going to be removing some old bushes from the cemeteries.  There are some bushes that have been there for years and years and have been neglected.

      We had a letter from Mr. Tyler Hall, of Fansler Law Office wanting to know if we would like to have his help with a steering committee with the Solar issue. This was more for the Solar Steering Committee and not the Township. Mr. Rosebrook will follow-up  with him. 

     Doug Henry, fire chief, presented Mrs. Joy Litteral for her 22 years of service to Perry Township as an EMT.  She was presented with a coat, a metal Star of Life wall hanging and a gift bag as well. 

     Chief reported that we have had 19 runs since last meeting, 13 EMS and 6 fire runs.  Chief gave a summary of what has been happening at the firehouse since last meeting.  Medic 41 has been taken to Integrity Ford and has been repaired and is back in service.  Engine 41 is having some issues, Heritage is going to take and check it out, but it is still in service.  Chief brought up about the issue of higher electric bills at the fire dept and Chief stated that they are keeping the old squad Medic 42 plugged in because it is diesel and it runs better if it is plugged in.  That may be why the bill has been higher. 

     Chief reported that they have hired Daniel Gray, he is an FF/Medic and is from Columbus.  They interviewed him Tuesday, Mr. Rosebrook set in on the interview.  Chief also reported that Leah Edwards is coming back and will be working a couple days per month.  Also, David J (DJ) Cook is coming back too. 

     Chief reported that they have been putting additive in the tank to keep the rust down from the lime build up.  Kyle Richards has been researching on getting CLR to put in the tank.  From 3 companies: Lowe’s was $16.00 per gallon; Fox Supply was $13.00 per gallon and Grainger was $9.00 per gallon.  The one from Grainger comes in a 5-gallon container and is concentrated.  The Dept would like to treat the trucks every quarter and see how it goes. He reported that the aluminum fitting needs replaced, as the fitting sits in the water all the time and eventually it starts to leak.  After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to purchase the CLR from Grainger, seconded by Mr. Gibson.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes.  Mr. Richards stated that 2- 5-gallon containers should do the year.  It is $180.10 per 5 gallons.  Trustees stated that to get it ordered and they will go down and pick it up.

     Chief would like to have a 4’ trash hook for Engine 42 and it is $130.50. He would like to have an In line plumbing conductor and it is $796.00.  Both of these are at Fire Safety Services.  Mr. Gibson made a motion for said purchases, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes.

     Chief reported that Heritage will be doing our pump test and it will cost

$230.00 per truck.  Chief is going to see if Bokescreek and Tri-Valley Fire Dept would like to go in with us and get theirs done at the same time and maybe we could get a discounted price.  Then we could split the bill 3 ways.

     Chief would like to replenish their tool box, every time they go to get a tool, they don’t have what they are looking for.  Mr. Brose made a motion to give them a $500.00 cap on purchasing tools, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes.

     Ms. Sandy Wilcox brought up about changing the one-way direction of traffic at the park.  She would like the one-way to go the other way.  After some discussion.  Trustees decided to leave it as is.  

     Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, reported that Brian Stierhoff is still trying to do a church camp on his property on C.R. 142.  Mr. Ackley reported that since he got our permits, the State is really changing things all the time. They are really struggling to get anywhere.  Mr. Dan Miller of Jones & Henry Engineering wanted Dan to send him the building permit applications and the conditional use application for the buildings to be out at the sewer site. So he could start on them.

     Mr. Ken Rosebrook reported that he did send Mr. Charles Zigler a certified letter about his property at the corner of C.R. 2 and S.R. 292.  His property is a mess.   Mr. Zigler called Ken and told him that he will clean his property up, but to give him some time as he has had knee surgery.

   All other attendees were here to discuss the Solar with the Invergy representatives. 

   The Solar people will discuss their issues with Invergy after we adjourn our regular Township Meeting.

 

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

 

TOTAL OF BILLS  $ 98,503.46

 

 

INCOME FOR MARCH   TOTAL  $ 513,807.07

 

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