The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
June 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. Roll Call: Merle Ackley, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, John Brose, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Bonnie Brose, Terry Cook, Dave Cook, Ken Davis, Keith Montgomery, Pup McColloch and Dan Ackley.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mr. Merle Ackley and all said the Pledge of Allegiance.
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, janitor, would like to get the carpet at the Community Room and also at the Lodge Hall professionally cleaned after this weekend.
Mrs. Brose brought a message from Chuck and Jenny Boudrow representing the Masonic Lodge; it was inviting all of us to a fish fry at the Lodge Hall on July 13.
Fire Chief Montgomery reported that the turbo on the medic has been fixed.
Also an alternator was put on the grass truck, and it still keeps dyeing, so they aren’t sure what is going on with it.
Chief reported that the new fire truck is still in Springfield and there are some of the firemen there now looking at it. They were to be there around 5:00 p.m. today. J.D. Gibson and Mitch Current are making a trip to Sutphen in Dublin tomorrow to see how that part of the truck is coming along.
Chief reported that they started working on the ceiling to his office today. He said that the fire dept. has been busy all month. They have had several runs to keep everyone busy.
We will be meeting on Thursday with the lady from BWC about the grant for the jaws-of-life.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook reported that he talked to Quality Paving and they had subbed out the dirt/gravel work for the sides of the walking track at the park. This was fine with the Trustees. After some discussion, Mr. Rosebrook is to contact them and tell them that if the work can’t be done by July 4th, then they need to wait until our celebration of over to start this project.
Mr. Merle Ackley reported that the county was out and dipped out the ditch on T.R. 131 today. It was then discussed to have the county come out and blow out the existing tile on T.R. 131. Mr. Rosebrook will call them and set this up.
Mr. Ackley reported that all the roads have been mowed again.
The material for the crack fill machine has been ordered and is in. 1/3 of the order is Perry Townships and 2/3 of the order belongs to Jefferson Township. We will pay the bill and then re-bill Jefferson Township for their share.
Mr. John Brose has put together the new website and it is up and running. Mrs. Stalling has cancelled service to the old website.
Mrs. Stalling brought up that we have received paperwork on Mrs. Margie Cook. She is still having lots of trouble with her arms and hands. The Drs. have now added a claim to her file for carpal tunnel for her right hand. They wanted to know if we agree/ disagree to this added claim. Mr. Dave Cook, her husband explained that it is caused by her sleeping sitting up for the last 6 years. After some discussion, Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion to approve this claim for Mrs. Margie Cook, seconded by Mr. Merle Ackley. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.
Mr. John Brose has received a letter from a company in Sidney wanting to seal our new roadwork that has not been done yet this year. All trustees agree to NOT let them seal this road, as it is suppose to sit for 3 years after putting on the new asphalt before you seal it.
Mr. Brose had a gentleman, Mr. Scott Lipker of Cummins Bridgeway, LLC stop and see him at the shop. He would like to service the generator. It’s a 571 load test and it would cost the township $900.00 for the test. All trustees agreed that they can do this test on the generator themselves. Trustees need to start doing a monthly test on the generator and start keeping records as such.
Mr. Brose brought up about the Monument in front of Perry Park. Doris Kerns use to keep flowers planted around it, but she doesn’t come up to East Liberty for the summers anymore. This summer Jack and Linda Nicholas has planted flowers in front of the monument. There are a lot of broken bricks around the monument. Do we want to fix these and can we sell more of the bricks with names on them that are already in the walkway to the monument? Mr. Brose found someone who will engrave on bricks for $15.00 per brick. And who needs to take care of this now? After some discussion, it was resolved that the township needs to take care of this monument and also the horse trough. The deal with the bricks was tabled as of now.
Mr. Brose reported that Mr. Dally received the letter from his sister about the cemetery lot being given to him. Mrs. Stalling has sent him a letter stating that the remaining spaces on the lot will go to him.
There have been some kids hitting golf balls with ball bats at the park. The father of these kids has been contacted and he told us that he would take care of the problem. The balls were hitting the shelter house roof.
There has been another person down there practicing hitting golf balls. Mr. Brose stated that we need to put a stop to this, so if any of us sees this we need to stop and talk to him and tell him he needs to stop this.
Mr. Brose reported that Jeff Rosebrook, Keith Montgomery and John Brose went over to Liberty Township and talked to their chief about this new jaws-of-life. The old jaws aren’t’ compatible with the new truck. The old jaws won’t cut through the new Honda cars. A new set of jaws cost around $50,000.00. Mr. Brose stated that we can apply to BWC for a grant and BWC would pay for 2/3 of the jaws and Perry Township would pay for 1/3 of them. Mr. Brose stated that we would need 2 rams, the jaws, a foot pedal, spreader and cutters. As stated earlier in the minutes we are meeting with the lady from BWC on Thursday for a meeting concerning this grant. The new fire truck is set up for the newer model of jaws. If we would get the new jaws, a guy from BWC would come up and show us how to use the jaws to prevent back injuries.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook brought up about the drain tile in front of the fire house, we need to work on this and also on the sidewalk in front of the Lodge Hall it needs to be replaced. Could we cut out both of this at the same time?
Mr. Rosebrook would like to contact Rod Cook Construction about getting vinyl around the windows at the Lodge Hall, so we won’t have to be painting it anymore. There is also a vine growing up the wall and blocking the fire escape that needs to be removed.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update for the last month.
Mr. Dan Ackley has talked to a contractor from Honda about the cap on the zoning rates and they are very happy about the cap.
Mr. Merle Ackley got a call about older tombstones; can we put dates on them? Mr. Merle Ackley told them that they would have to contact the funeral home about this. Mr. John Brose said that he talked to Derric Brown at Mannasmith Funeral Home in West Mansfield and was told that he can do this. So, John gave Derric this gentleman’s phone number. Derric was going to call him the next day.
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: $56,901.06
TOTAL OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS: $5,030.66
INCOME FOR MAY: $10,042.61
Mr. Merle Ackley made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Ackley, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Brose, yes.