The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
July 12, 2021 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, Doug Henry, Kurt Penhorwood, John Stanford, Steve Rinesmith, Jack Reser, Kenny Rosebrook, Jason Epp, Bryon Daum, Daniel Trout and J.D. and Jessica Gibson by facetiming.
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 prior to the meeting along with the financial reports. The minutes and the financial reports stand approved by the Trustees.
Mr. Jack Reser, Logan County Auditor, was in attendance to bring the prepared paperwork for our 1mill Cemetery levy.
Mr. John Brose moved the adoption of the Resolution Of Necessity to Levy A Renewal Tax in Excess of the Ten-Mill Limitation for the Purpose of the Cemetery . Mr. John Baughman seconded the Resolution. Voted on By:
John Brose, Terry Cook and John Baughman. This was Resolution No. 07-12-2021(A).
Mr. John Brose moved the Adoption of the following Resolution to Proceed with the Submission of the Question of Levying A Renewal Tax in Excess of the Ten-Mill Limitation for the Purpose of the Cemetery. Mr. Terry Cook seconded the Resolution. Voted on By; John Brose, Terry Cook, and John Baughman. This was Resolution No. 07-12-2021B.
Mr. Jack Reser also had the Certificate of Estimated Property Tax Revenue.
This levy is calculated to be $70,000.00 per year for 5 years.
Mr. Reser brought up about the Rescue Act money that is available to all Townships. We have 60 days (Sept 4) to make up our minds if we want this money or not. This money is coming from the Federal Government. As per Mr. Reser, there is a lot of hurdles to go through to get this money and it is also very specific as to what the money can be spent on. So, we really need to think this through before we decide on it.
Mr. Kurt Penhorwood thanked the fire Dept for acknowledging his family in a recent wreck in front of his house. His 2 kids went out and helped save the life of a young 16-year-old girl.
Trustees told Mr. Penhorwood that his business, Liberty Bobcat did a good job on his paving and crack filling he has done recently for the Township.
Mr. John Stanford reported that the July celebration was great. Is there a leash law in our Township? The answer is No, as are not incorporated.
Mr. Steve Rinesmith wanted to know if we had contacted the owner of the property at the corner of S.R. 292 and C. R. 2. Mr. Brose told him that yes, he sent him a letter, about mowing and cleaning up his property.
Mr. Rinesmith brought up about zoning fencing, the guy building the fence on the property butting up against his property. The guy building the fence can come on your property 10’ to fix his fence. Mr. Rinesmith said why have any zoning then? Mr. Brose said he will contact the Logan County Prosecuting Attorney and see if there is anything we can do? Mr. Rinesmith reported that his neighbor called the Logan County Sheriff and told them that when Mr. Ackley (who farms Mr. Rinesmith’s land) was spraying, he said Mr. Ackley sprayed over on his property, which was not the truth.
Mr. Baughman reported that the pump at the North Greenfield Cemetery has been fixed.
Mr. Brose reported that we have gotten the new coffee pot, the microwave for the Lodge and the Community Room. We also got our new Street Sweeper for the roads.
Mrs. Stalling brought up that we need to pass the following Resolution 07-12-2021
Mr. John Brose passed a Resolution to reduce our Appropriations by: Road and Bridge Fund -$33.38 and the Fire Fund by: $128.72. To adjust funds from Oct.2020 pertaining to prior checks being voided by the Fiscal Officer. This was brought to our attention by our 2019-2020 Audit. Seconded by Terry Cook. Brose, aye, Cook, aye and Baughman, aye.
Mr. Baughman reported that he was contacted about the sound system at the Park being lousy on the July Celebration. Said you couldn’t hear nothing on top of the hill. Mr. . Brose reported that the knobs were not set right and also the batteries were put in backwards on the microphone., Mr. Brose is pretty sure it is ok now.
Mr. Brose thanked the PTEC Committee for the July Celebration. Fireworks were awesome and thanked the Committee for doing it again next year.
Mr. Brose brought up about using our OPWC money for black topping a road. After much discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to black top Bible Road, T.R. 148 which would be 807’ and also T.R. 145, back to Wolever’s that would be 729’. And do the turn around on T.R. 145 also.
T.R. 132 has been damaged. It is from a Company that is putting in solar panels. Mr. Brose is going to try and catch them out there and see what they will do about repairing our road.
Mrs. Stalling brought up about the American Rescue Plan Funding, what do we want to do? What do you think we qualify to use the money for? Think about this before the next meeting.
Mrs. Stalling reported that on June 17th President Biden and Governor DeWine declared June 19, known as Juneteenth, a federal and state holiday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the next succeeding day is a legal holiday.
The Cooperate Purchasing Program that we are a member sent our new Membership. They are letting everyone have a free year’s membership due to the pandemic. Very much appreciated.
July 22 will be the Logan County Township Association’s Quarterly meeting at Belle Center, it will be a picnic., catered by Mt. Victory Plaza,
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bill, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS $ 77,607.17
INCOME FOR MAY TOTAL $ 17,808.53
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes, and Baughman, yes.