The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. Roll Call: John Brose, present, Terry Cook, present, John Baughman, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Bonnie Brose, Larry Wellington, Linda Baldridge, Doug Mercer, Doug Henry, Melony Baker, Kyle Brugler, Jason Epp, Phyllis McKinley, Justin Taylor, Kyle Richards, and Dan Coats.
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. All stand approved.
Mrs. Melony Baker, representing PTEC, and thanked Mrs. Bonnie Brose for ALL that she had done for the PTEC Committee in the past years. Melony said she has big shoes to fill. They are going to go ahead with the Street Dance. Mel wanted to know if the Trustees would bring down the bleachers and picnic tables, as it will be held down in front of the Firehouse. Trustees said no problem they will do the bleachers and the picnic tables. Mel reported that they have a couple of things they are planning to do: 1) Bingo, there is a few of the PTEC Committee members that are going to go to class on Sept. 23 to learn how to do this, 2) A Poker Tournament, 3) A Haunted Trail at Perry Park. Trustees felt like all of these are great.
Mel would like to have a speaker system, she has talked to Kevin Moorehouse from the Boosters and he told her that he is looking into a scoreboard for the ball diamond, and if they would get it, it would have a speaker system in it. Therefore, they will wait and see what the Boosters do.
Mel reported that PTEC finance are tight, Bonnie had $3,000.00 in the kitty when it was turned over. Mel talked to the fireworks company and for the fireworks next year to get the back to where it was before, it will cost a minimum of $15,000.00. Mel said PTEC might need some help from the Township with this project, as ½ of the fireworks need to be paid by February. All the Trustees agreed to help out. We will see how much you need by February and we will help out. As everyone want this to go and we don’t want to lose our fireworks.
Mel brought up about the lighting of the Tree for Christmas. Trustees will help out with this and Mel said to do it whenever we can and we will plan it when the 4th grade choir can make it. All agreed to light the smaller tree this coming year as the big tree is dying.
Bonnie Brose thanked Kyle Brugler for taking care of her grandbaby with her bee sting.
Mrs. Linda Baldridge brought up about the splash pad. Mr. Brose checked into this. This is done as a holding tank. For a Sea Spray, which would be 50 x 10 for $13,000.00 to $14,000.00, they also have one called a rain deck. Mr. Brose said that someone would have to be there a lot of the time and it would have to be checked regularly. Trustee do not feel like it would be a good idea. Linda thanked him for looking into this.
Mr. Brose thanked Mr. Doug Mercer for all he does for the Township.
Mr. Jason Epp reported that he received an EMT Scholarship for his class. We should be being reimbursed for ½ of his class.
Mrs. Phyllis McKinley wants to open a business, and wanted to know what she has to do. She wants to grow and harvest lilies. She lives out on S.R. 292 N across from East Liberty Lakes. She would like to have a sign; she would only be open like 3 months out of the year. Trustees told her she needs to check with our zoning inspector and see if this would be agriculture.
Fire Chief, Doug Henry, reported that the Silverback training was a huge success. It was awesome training. Chief said they might have another training in the spring.
Chief brought up about an accident on 347 a while back, can we back-bill these companies? The engine was out there for 4 hours. Trustees do not see anything wrong with it. This would be for pro-longed scenes.
Mr. Brose brought up about the cordless tools; we had quotes from Amkus, Gensis and Humaltro. Mr. Brose stated that we need to have these kind of purchases approved by the Logan County Prosecutor.
Chief brought up about purchasing a new cot for the squad. Chief would like to put together a committee and see who likes what and which one. There is one from Furno System and one from Stryker. This is a power cot that have decreased the number of injuries with personnel. Matter was tabled.
Mr. Terry Cook brought up about getting a new 3 rail fence at the park in front of the restrooms. The one there now you can push it over. Boo Fence gave us a quote of $4,342.00 and it would be 340’ of fencing. Mr. Cook made a motion to accept Boo Fencing’s quote, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose reported that we purchased new swing seats for the swing sets at the park.
Mr. Brose reported that Liberty Bobcat would be crack filling the cemetery drives.
Mr. Brose brought up about doing random drug testing and back ground checks for the fire department. Mr. Brose checked into this and it would cost between $20.00 to $85.00 depending on what is done. After some discussion, all agreed to do this before hiring and at the time of an incident. Mr. Brose will call the hospital and set something up. If this happens whomever is being tested will need to have someone take them in for the testing.
Chief brought up about the modem for reporting the EKG’s to the hospital. This modem is from Verizon, and is a 3G and will not work by the end of the year. We will need to have at least a 5G for it to work. Told Kyle Brugler to go ahead and get the modem ordered.
The wage posters posted need to be updated.
Mr. Brose reported that the new streetlights should be installed next month.
Mr. Brose reported that the window in the back shelter house is broke. It needs to be replaced with Plexiglas.
The Republic trash bill is finally RIGHT!
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $$77,687.27
INCOME FOR JULY $220,294.13
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes, Baughman, yes.