The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
April 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. Roll Call: Merle Ackley, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, John Brose, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Linda Baldridge, Dave Cook, Bonnie Brose, Joy Litteral, Keith Montgomery, Dave Frangis, Jack Nicholas, and Larry Wellington.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mr. Merle Ackley and all said the Pledge of Alligence.
The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees to read prior to this meeting. Mr. Ackley 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. They both stand approved by the trustees.
Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, reported that our AED is outdated. We can get a new one from Physio Control for $1,960.00 and trade in the one we have now for $150.00 so the total would be $1,810.00 for a new one with a 5 year warranty and they will service it. After some discussion, Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes. Mr. Dave Cook will place the order. This takes the same battery as our Life Pak.
Mr. Larry Wellington, FF/EMT, wanted to know about getting personal flashlights purchased for the firefighters. We can get some from Fire Safety Services for $55.00 each, and he would like to have them for all the fire fighters. The flashlights would take “AA” batteries. And the flashlights would stay at the fire house with their turn-out gear. Chief Montgomery would like to have a contract for each firefighter stating that if they quit, they can’t take it with them, and if they do they would have to reimburse the township for it. We would need 15 now for a total of $825.00. Chief said that he would find out tomorrow night at the fire meeting for sure how many we would need. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. John Brose. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.
Mrs. Joy Litteral reported that the narcotic cabinet is in and has been bolted to the wall and is ready to go. The narcotics are in there also. Mrs. Litteral will not be working until May as she is having some health issues that needs to be attended to first.
Fire Chief Keith Montgomery reported that the fire dept. went out to TRC for a brake test, TRC called and asked if we would bring our squad out to cover this. Chief told them Yes and the squad went out and covered it, and TRC is supposed to be sending the Fire Dept. $1,000.00 in the next two weeks for coverage.
Chief reported that our new truck goes in line at Sutphen on April 22, and we should have it by the middle to the end of June.
Chief reported that with Joy out right now in the schedule can we put 2 guys on for the weekends for the 12 hour shift until she is back? All trustees agreed to do this.
Chief reported that the fire dept. will be going out to TRC this month to test the hydrants.
Mrs. Linda Baldridge wanted to know when the fireworks would be this year. They will be on July 6th.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that the Bobcat has been fixed, the hydraulic hose was broke. We are going to get the excavator serviced also.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook brought up about the additional walking track at Perry Park. It would be on the other side of the road at the Park. Mr. Rosebrook has talked to Quality Paving to see about getting an estimate on this. Mr. Jack Nicholas, who lives right beside the Park stated that we need to keep the track on the top of the hill to the right side of the trees and the left side of the ball diamond. We also need for Quality Paving to give us an estimate on the re-surfacing of the front of the Fire House. Mr. Rosebrook will get these estimates before the next meeting.
Mrs. Stalling brought up about the squad run on Wayne Brill. Robinaugh has contacted us again to see what we want to do about him not having the money to pay for his squad run. Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief will call Jeff Brill, father of Wayne Brill about this.
Mrs. Stalling had the mowing contract for Mr. Ralph Hall that needed to be signed for the 2013 mowing season. All trustees signed both copies and Mrs. Stalling will file one and send one to Mr. Hall.
Mr. John Brose reported that he has talked to the guy from DP&L Energy about switching all the electric bills for the township to this. Mr. Brose was told that we can save the township $3,500.00 on our buildings per year if we chose to go with the $.62 kwh. Mr. Brose thinks we should change and go with DP&L Energy, he stated that all our service will still be by DP&L, the electric is just coming from a different supplier. The DP&L Energy man told John that DP&L pays $27.00 per block for electric right now and that that price is going to go to $127.00 per block in 2014. After some discussion, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to switch our electric provider to DP&L Energy, seconded by Mr. John Brose. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes. Mr. Brose will contact the guy from DP&L Energy and start the switching process.
Mr. John Brose brought up about getting a driving record from everyone on the fire dept.? Chief Montgomery don’t think it’s necessary. He stated that everyone knows when someone gets in trouble here in this town. Matter was tabled.
Mr. Brose brought up that we have a new street light at the corner of CR 154 and CR10.
Mr. Brose reported that all the concession stand stuff has been done for the Boosters.
When are going to open the park? All trustees agreed to open it on May 1st.
Mr. Brose reported that all the toilets at the park are flushing with the exception of one.
Chief Montgomery brought up that Mr. James Collins, medic will be riding his bike 100 miles for the America Lung Association. He would like to have some sponsors.
The door at the fire house has been fixed.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that the tree has been planted in the Township yard.
Mr. Rosebrook has called the State about building on to the Temperance Street garage. He was told that we would need to get a State permit and that we should contact Golden Giant to get plans drawn up. They are out of Kenton, Ohio. We will have to have an architect draw the plans. Mr. Rosebrook reported about getting supplies from Morton Builders, he is going to go and talk to them.
Mr. Merle Ackley brought up about getting a new back board and hoop at the park and get the black top on the court sealed. Mr. John Brose made a motion to get the backboard and hoop, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.
Mrs. Stalling had the information for the Logan County Township Quarterly meeting.
Mrs. Stalling brought up that we have a vacancy on the Zoning Commission Board with the passing of long time member, Mr. George Clapsaddle. We appreciate all the dedication and the years that Mr. Clapsaddle served on this board for Perry Township. We now need to find a member and also an alternate for the Zoning Commission. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to put Mrs. Linda Baldridge on the Zoning Commission as the member and Mrs. Joy Litteral on the Zoning Commission as the alternate, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.
Chief Montgomery reported that Physio Control has sent a bill to the township as our contract with them is up.
Mr. Brose reported that we are going to put sand on the ball diamond and not the red dirt as previously thought.
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $66,513.10
TOTAL OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS: $4,880.08
TOTAL OF INCOME FOR MARCH: $178,775.77
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.