The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
July 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. Roll Call: John Brose, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Terry Cook, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Linda Baldridge, Bonnie Brose, Doug Henry, Doug Mercer, Joy Litteral, Larry Wellingtton, Chuck Boudrow, Jenny Boudrow,Larry Marshall, Krystal Current, John Cooper and his wife, Bob Prosser, Sue Miller, George Ondick, Karen Johnson, Jeff Ray, Shane and Ann Owens, Rhonda Cook, Kyle Brugler and Mitch Current.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mr. John Brose and all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of the previous meeting was given to the Trustees along with the financial reports prior to the meeting and stand approved by the Trustees.
There were several in attendance representing Liberty Township and the concern of the chicken farm. This is the Hi Q farm that is coming into their township and also Perry Township. Mr. Larry Marshall stated that we need to get ahold of our higher politicians and let them know how we feel. Mr. Marshall has some forms letters. Mr. Marshall said that it is all about money, and Hi Q owns all the chicken farms. HiQ owns Nature Pure and Daylay. There are many people that are very upset about this. It was stated that they didn’t have to go through any zoning because it is agriculture. So they didn’t have to go through any hoops there. Larry stated that we need to stick together and keep asking questions. Sue Miller has started up a website. It is called Liberty/Perry citizens group on facebook. She said there is a lot of research to be done and if anyone would like to help with it, just let her know.
Liberty is going to be having a Q&A meeting with the Ohio Dept of Agriculture, she will let us know when this meeting will be taking place. Sue said that Union County officials are really helping Liberty Twp, they have lots of backing from them. They would like to have Logan Co officials to come on board with this.
Mr. Bob Prosser reported that we need to become a thorn in HiQ’s side. Liberty Twp is going to try to get an injunction, before they break ground. To get an injunction you have to have a petition, and he is working on this petition now. Mr. Prosser went on to explain what he is planning on doing. He said that they are having a meeting Wednesday night, and are hoping to start getting the petitions signed starting on Thursday morning. He would like to have a resident in Perry Township that is willing to pass the petition in our township, and it should not be an elected official. The Liberty Twp residents said that Sue Miller has really done her homework and is doing a great job. Mr. Doug Henry is going to talk to some Honda employees tomorrow and get their opinions on this matter.
Mr. Prosser said that we need to get signs up everywhere against this farm coming in. Mr. Larry Marshall stated that we can win, so we can’t give up. He stated that public publicity they do not like!!! After a lot of discussion, the Board need to provide a forum meeting and we try to help as much as we can.
Mrs. Linda Baldridge reported that her neighbor doesn’t want the alley between them closed. So, she didn’t get enough signatures to continue with trying to get it closed.
Mr. Mitch Current, brought up about getting new t-shirts for the Fire/EMS. They are $16.00 a piece from Miller Graphics in Lakeview. He said they would need approximately 50 shirts.
Mitch brought up about a new gas meter (detector) for hydrogen, cyanide that is given off of furniture and plastic. It is $3,650.00 from Fire Safety Services. This detector checks out 5 different gases. It would be put on the engine. And has a 1 yr. warranty. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for this detector, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
Mr. Mitch Current brought up about the radio situation in Logan County. The MARC radios, would be able to change channels and paging set-up. He said we need to have 6 to 10 pagers, he said we need pagers for all county tones. He said what we have now won’t do this. He said there are stations that won’t go to MARC’s as some can’t afford it and some stations are mad. Mitch reported on a $498.00 Motorola, they do 5 channels, no MARCS, and a $650.00 Bender (Unitronic radio), that are compatible with the MARCS radio, these are pagers. Mitch is going to meet with the guy on Thursday at 11:00 to see about these 2 radios. Mitch says the Sheriff’s Dept wants every station compliant by Labor Day, or they will shut the dept.’s down. Mr. Brose is not for this, he said to go ahead and let them shut us down. Mitch said to go to full MARC radios it would cost us around $60,000.00. We would need radios for each seat in the trucks. Mitch stated that it is the Sheriff’s Dept making these changes not our fire dept. Mitch says everything needs to be done by Labor Day. Trustees will be going to the meeting on Thursday at 11:00 at the fire dept with Mitch and Bender Comm. Representative. Trustees have questions they would like answered.
After some discussion, Mr. John Brose made a motion to purchase up to 10 pagers, and they will decide which ones at Thursday’s meeting, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
The office remodeling at the fire house will be done in August, and the heat needs to be moved first. Fire Chief, Mr. Doug Henry, wants to talk to the heater man too.
Mr. Larry Wellington brought up about getting some education for some of the firemen. The class is for a Fire Instructor Certification at the Fire Academy in Columbus. and Kyle Brugler would like to go to this school. The class runs from Nov 27 to Dec 8, it is a 2-week class and it is $325.00 ad he would like to have lodging. He can stay in the dorm for $30.00 per night, so for 8 nights it would be $240.00 for a total of $565.00. Mr. Terry Cook made a motion for Kyle to go to school and for lodging, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
Then there is a Basic to advanced pump training class, that is a 4-day class at Bowling Green for $495.00 per person. Larry Wellington, Kacy Welty, Kyle Brugler and Mitch Current would like to attend this class. For all 4 to go it would be $1,485.00. They would like lodging also, for 4 it would be $3,420.00 and for 3 it would be $2,565.00. In case Mitch would have to work and could not go, then Larry would like to take the new guy that is just coming on to the dept, Mr. Dean Adams. Mr. Terry Cook made a motion for them to go to class and lodging, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes. John wanted to know why we can’t send 2 of you and then those 2 come back and teach the rest of the dept what they have learned. Firemen thought it is more beneficial if all of them get to go. Mrs. Jenny Boudrow wanted to know why they need 4 rooms, can’t they get 2 rooms and share??? Firemen agreed to share rooms.
Mr. George Ondick thanked everyone for their help on July 8th.
Fire Chief, Doug Henry, reported that they had a retirement party at the firehouse for Mr. Dave Frangis. He has officially retired at the end of July.
Chief reported that he still needs to talk to Mr. Taylor Stanford on CR 12 about the dry hydrant in his pond. It needs to be extended closer to the road. Chief had pictures of a couple of ponds on CR 10 and one on CR 12, that they may be able to use. Trustees will check them out.
Fire Dept checked on prices for a couple of strainers for the dry hydrants.
Chief reported that the washer and dryer for the firehouse has been ordered. He has invited the guy to come to the firehouse to see what we need before they get delivered. Jeff will meet with them too.
Mrs. Joy Litteral reported that there will not be any more EMS County meetings until September.
Mrs. Litteral reported that there is sink holes in the front yard of the old Grubbs property, across from Joy’s house. The Trustees need to check this out. The holes are quite deep. The Trustees will look at them, they probably won’t be able to do anything about them, but they will go down and check it out. There are 2 of them. Trustees will check them out tomorrow.
The squad will be going to the fair on Thursday for coverage.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose thanked everyone who help with the July 8th celebration. She said Crime Watch, Jeff, Terry, Rhonda and John did an excellent job. We all thanked Bonnie for all her hard work.
The Street Dance will be August 19th at the Lodge Hall.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that the fence is up at the Park and it looks really nice.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose reported that everything was cleaned up at the park by noon on the 9th.
Mrs. Stalling reported that the back overtime is done. For the last 2 years the total was $14,082.96 for 5 different employees.
Mr. Brose stated that Larry Bennett will be our legal advisor for Perry Township and the Fire Dept.
Mr. Brose wanted to know if the SOP’s and the SOG’s will be done by September??
Firemen said it is going really well.
Mr. Terry Cook is getting a price for the culverts from Quality Paving. The culverts on TR 131 and 133.
Jeff and John will be berming some of the alleys next week or so.
We have our annual meeting at the County Engineers office on July 19 from 3:30 -4:30.
We have received our Street Light Contract. John is going to take it home and read it over.
Liberty Twp residents thanked us for letting them talk tonight.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes, and Cook, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $83,679.03
INCOME FOR JUNE $29,601.63
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.