The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call; Merle Ackley, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, John Brose, present, and Cindy Stalling present. Also present was Joy Litteral, Dave Frangis, Linda Baldridge, Dave Cook, Bonnie Brose, Keith Montgomery, Jeff Scheiderer, Parker Robison and Jim Organ.
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.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose reported that the PTEC Chili Cook-off was a big hit. PTEC did real well.
Mrs. Joy Litteral reported that the squad received their DEA licenses. Mrs. Litteral is checking on a narcotic locker, she found one made by CARR Co. It’ number NL20 and its 18” wide, 30” high and 12” deep. It has 2 doors and each door has a lock on it and each lock is keyed differently. Therefore it would be double locked and that would meet State recommendations. Mrs. Litteral and squad chief Dave Cook has been discussing this and they would like to have it bolted to the wall. It would cost $388.80. Joy and Dave talked some more and they were thinking about getting a cabinet, bolting the cabinet to the wall and then bolting the locker into the cabinet. You would ALWAYS have to have 2 people to unlock this locker. This is a narcotic cabinet from a Medical company. After some discussion and Joy answering a lot of questions, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes. Mrs. Litteral will place the order tomorrow.
Mrs. Linda Baldridge brought up that at Christmas time she went out to the recycle center and it had not been plowed, she wanted to know who plows the snow out there? The county does this for the recycle center. The township does not do this.
Mr. Jim Organ, insurance agent, was in attendance to let us know that he is with a different broker firm and would like to get some of his old clients back. He gave us an update on his new company and also some changes out there about insurance. He went over some different options on the insurance, with the HRA’s and the reimbursement plans. Example: his insurance company gives you like a debit card to use for claims. Mr. Organ stated that we did not have to decide tonight, and wanted to thank the Trustees for the opportunity to come and talk to us.
Mr. Jeff Scheiderer, is president of the ball association this season, and stated that the ball field has turned to dust and rock and they wanted to know if they could scrap off 1 to 2 “ off the top of the field and cover the ball diamond with ball diamond sand? Mr. Ackley told him that is what is on it now, whenever we go and get sand for the ball diamond that is what we always get, ball diamond sand. Mr. Scheiderer stated that they have a list of repairs that needs to be done to the concession stand. Mrs. Stalling told him that we will need a copy of their insurance before they start playing on the ball field.
Mr. Keith Montgomery, fire chief, reported that they hired a new medic, Mr. Joseph Rings. He goes by Billy. He will need a set of turn out gear. He will be one of the 24 hour medics. Mrs. Stalling reported that we need tax info on him. Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion to purchase a set of turn out gear for Mr. Rings, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Brose, yes.
Chief reported that Mr. Ken Davis quit Honda and will be starting to work a couple of days per week for us also.
Chief reported that no one will be attending fire school.
Chief reported that there is going to be a fire truck meeting on Feb. 24 in Dublin at the Sutphen Company. Don’t know what time yet. The engineers would like to go over the specs with us to make sure exactly what we want.
There is 2 so far that want to attend FDIC, will give us a definite number count at next month’s meeting.
Mrs. Jessica Gibson can’t find her fire boots; could we purchase her a new set? Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. John Brose. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.
Chief reported that the ambulance needs a new water pump, new thermostat and turbo. Bud Rosebrook is working on it. It is out of service until these are fixed.
Mr. Dave Cook, squad chief, reported that we have our federal drug licenses. The drugs will be going through Mary Rutan Hospital for us to purchase. We will have to order in quantity to be able to get them there. This is okay with the 3 trustees.
Mr. John Brose reported that he would like to thank Parker Robison for really working hard and fixing things at the fire house, he has been doing a great job down at the fire house.
Mr. Brose called Bushong’s Green House about an Evergreen tree for the Township Yard. Mr. Bushong will be going to Pennsylvania next week to get large trees. He told Mr. Brose that to get a 10’ to 12’ blue spruce it would run between $300.00 - $400.00. The trustees will go over and meet with Mr. Bushong this week and tell him what we want and let him pick us up one in Pennsylvania when he goes next week.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that the new lights for the Lodge Hall are in and he will pick them up later this week and get them installed.
Mr. Merle Ackley reported that we don’t need any mosquito chemicals, we have 2 drums left over from last year and that should be enough to do this season.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he got the lights in the Mason’s part of the Lodge Hall fixed.
Mrs. Stalling reported that the township has purchased lot # 90 in the North Greenfield Cemetery for $125.00 from Kernan Robson’s estate.
Mrs. Stalling had the Johnson Contract ready for the Trustees to sign. There are two copies, one for the Township and one for Mr. Johnson.
Mrs. Stalling brought up that C&C Oxygen made a donation to the fire dept. for $850.00, and she had made a thank you note to send to them for the trustees to sign.
Mrs. Stalling reported that she has sent James Mabry a bill for the two foundation bases, and has not received payment yet.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that the property beside the Temperance St. garage is up for sale, and the storage building on the property would be great storage for the township. The building is 78’ long, 32’ wide. The property belongs to Lonny Mosley. Mr. John Brose reported that he called the Ethics Committee and they told him that since the property also has a house on it, we should check with our Prosecuting Attorney and get his opinion on the township purchasing the property.
Mrs. Stalling had paperwork from the County about mowing roads, spraying roads, and sign inspection. They are offering their service for these jobs for a fee.
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: $79,250.55
TOTAL OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS $5,240.86
TOTAL INCOME FOR JANUARY $13,744.20
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.