The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call; John Brose, present, Terry Cook, present, John Baughman, present and Cindy Stalling present. Also present was Rhonda Cook, Bonnie Brose, Larry Wellington, Linda Baldridge, Doug Henry, Doug Mercer, Caroline Ramsey, Dan Ackley, Dan Coats, Jason Epp, Chad Coutts, Kyle Richards and Joy Litteral.
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. They both stand approved.
Chairman Brose opened the Zoning Hearing for the Zoning Amendment. The Zoning Commission has held their meeting on January 9, 2020 and passed this change in the zoning. This pertains to the 89.655 acres on the other side of St Rt 33. This change was initiated by the applicant, Honda of America Mfg., Inc., to rezone 89.655 +/- acres from Limited District (I-1) to U-1 Rural Agricultural District (U-1). Mr. John Brose made a motion to pass the Zoning change, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. Mrs. Caroline Ramsey, representing Honda gave an update on why they wanted this change, and on Honda’s plans. Mr. Brose then closed the Zoning Amendment hearing.
Mrs. Linda Baldridge brought up about having septic trouble, with getting those letters about our septic tanks from the Logan County Health Department. She was told we were going to get sewer in the next 5 years. We told her there was not a guarantee on this. So what if someone put in a new septic tank and then sewer came in the next 5 years. That would be a big waste of money. The Health Dept. should tell people if they are applying for a new septic tank. Linda just wants to protect anyone from spending big money they do not need to.
Mr. Doug Mercer had a petition to protect our 2nd Amendment for anyone to sign if they would like to.
Mr. Mercer reported that the Crime Watch will be having a meeting on Thursday evening.
Mrs. Joy Litteral said with a heavy heart she is going to retire from the Perry Township EMS at the end of this month. She said thanks for letting her serve this community for the past 20 years. We are very sad to hear this and thank her for her many years of service. She has been a great EMT.
Mrs. Litteral then brought up about her yard still not draining. They have had water in their basement; they need to get the tile in the field checked out again.
Mr. Larry Wellington brought up that Mr. James Collins want to attend a CPR Instructor class. This class is at Apollo Career Center in Lima and costs $250.00. Mr. Brose made a motion to send him to this class, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning Inspector, thanked the Trustees for attending the Zoning Amendment meeting with the Zoning Commission and thanks for passing this Amendment tonight.
Mr. Brose reported that Mr. Doug Wills would like to have a street # sign at his drive into his shop that is on C.R. 154. This is so delivery trucks can find him. Mr. Brose will check with the county on this since it is on a County Road. The problem is there is no culvert there on his drive, so can this be done or not. See if there is a permit on file for this drive or not.
Fire Chief, Doug Henry, reported that the heater in the bay, the tubing has separated. They have shut the gas off to it and are waiting on the repairman to come fix it.
Mr. Dan Trout wants to go to Medic School. We told him that he goes and pays for it, if and when he passes, then we will reimburse him for the class.
Chief brought up about wanting to get 7 cabinets from ULine for the fire dept. for $1,512.00, and a corkboard for $125.00. Cabinets will come unassembled. After looking over the information, Mr. Cook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. This is for better organization for the department.
Chief brought up about getting some radios from Sunny Communication. Price per radio is $575.00 and he would like to have 8 car-to-car radios, for $4,600.00. They will only have 2 channels on them. Chief said he would really like to have 10 instead of 8. These radios are for use at a fire to communicate with each other. One charger is $100.00, and 10 mics are $350.00. These are refurbished radios; they will have a 90-day warranty. After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. This is for 10 radios.
Chief reported that there was a mishap with Engine 41, the ladder on it as destroyed, possibly 2 ladders. He had an estimate from Heritage Fire for $1,386.50. One of the firefighters hit the telephone pole beside the firehouse. Chief is going to get another quote from Fire Safety Service. It is going to take 1 to 3 months to get the ladder.
Chief brought up about getting some grab handles for Engine 42. He had a quote from Heritage Fire for $1,636.01. Mr. Cook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, stepped out for a moment, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Chief brought up that Liberty Township has a squad for sale. It is a 2006, Chief went and looked at it. They are asking between $10,000.00 to $15,000.00. It is a Ford Diesel, it’s turbo has been replaced. Chief Brose called Chief Henry today and told Chief Henry that Allen Township has one for sale as well. Theirs is a 2006 and they are asking $20,000.00 for it. Both townships are getting new squads. Trustees were thinking about purchasing one for a backup, for when our is down for repairs. Fire Dept. are not for that, they would like to have one and stock it to run as a 2nd squad.
Mr. Terry Cook brought up about looking for new tables and chairs for the Lodge Hall. Mr. Brose brought up that we are still waiting for occupancy of the room from the Port Authority.
Mr. Brose reported that we have the new Bobcat.
Mrs. Stalling reported that we received our Certificates from the Election in November. She gave Mr. Brose his certificate.
Mr. Baughman reported that his cemetery has really been busy.
Mrs. Stalling reported that we received our Mileage Certification from the Logan County Engineer.
Mrs. Stalling reported that our Depository Agreement with Huntington Bank is coming up. All Trustees agreed to accept it and so it was signed and will be sent back in.
Mr. Brose reported that they reported that the tombstones that were damaged in the North Greenfield Cemetery has been turned into the Insurance Company.
Mrs. Stalling gave all Trustees a copy of the recent Inventory.
Mrs. Stalling had the contract back from Ralph Hall for mowing the cemeteries for 2020, He had signed it and the Trustees needed to sign it as well.
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 $ 98,701.26
INCOME FOR JANUARY: $17,676.48
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes, and Baughman, yes.