The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty.  Roll Call; John Brose, present, Kenny Rosebrook, present, John Gibson, present, and Cindy Stalling present.  Also present was Bonnie Brose, Larry Wellington, Doug Henry, Jessica Gibson, Jason Epp, Matt Wilson, Paul Benedetti, Bev Wolf, Renee Rosebrook, Sandy Wilcox, Kim Kerns, Kane Gibson, Kara Slonecker, Dan Ackley, Paul Schaller, James Slifyu, Rhonda Moore, Quinton Moore, Max and Allison, Jocelyn Kavanagh, Travis Hefner, Daniel Trout, Daniel Vertucci, Charlotte Melbloco and Zach Amos.

     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.  All minutes and reports stand approved.

     We opened bids for the Cemetery Mowing’s for the 2022 season:

1.A&K Lawn Care                             $690.00 per mowing

2.Eirich Property Services LLC         $750.00 per mowing

3.J&M Lawn Care                              $950.00 per mowing

4.M&W Farm                                     $900.00 per mowing

5.Logan Lawn & Landscaping           $10,920.00 for East Liberty  

                                                            $10,400.00 for Greenlawn

                                                            $6,760.00 for North Greenfield (these would be divided into monthly payments.

After opening the bids and looking over the bids.  Mr. Brose made a motion to accept the bid from A&K Lawn Care, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes. Mrs. Stalling will send letters to all bidders and thank them for bidding.  The Trustees will meet with A&K Lawn Care and go over the contract to be signed by both parties.

      Mr. Rosebrook reported that he got the membership to Costco for the Township.

      Mr. Rosebrook had a table and a chair from Costco to show for the purpose of maybe purchasing for the Lodge Hall.  The chairs are $24.99 each and the tables are $229.99 each.  It was brought up as to what to do with the old tables and chairs that are in the Lodge now.  After some discussion, all Trustees agreed to sale the old tables for $20.00 each and you would get 6 chairs with each table.  It would be on a 1st come 1st serve basis.  Mr. Rosebrook will advertise it on the Perry Township Facebook page. 

     Mr. Rosebrook reported that he sent Mr. Charles Zigler a certified letter about his property at the corner of S.R. 292 and C.R. 2.  Stating that he needs to clean up this property.

     Mr. Rosebrook brought up that he has made templates for our employees that he would like for them to fill out every month for our meetings.  He would like to have a report from each employee as to what is happening with their jobs.   

     Mr. Rosebrook had quotes for dehumidifiers for the basements for the Lodge Hall and the Township Building.  They are for 50-pint dehumidifiers.  From Honeywell they were $349.99, from Hi Sense they were $289.99.  After some discussion, Mr. Rosebrook stated that he will do some research on these.  Mr. Rosebrook will check out Costco and see what they are there. 

      Mr. John Gibson brought up that he is getting estimates for a new roof on the Township Building.  He is getting estimates for metal and shingles.  He is also getting an estimate on the entrance to the basement for the Township Building beside the alley.  A tree fell on the roof after an ice storm and put a hole in the roof.  This entrance also has cracks in the blocks and really needs replaced. 

     Mr. Brose reported the County called him and they are going to give us a quote to trim trees from Jay Ackley’s property on T.R. 141 to S.R. 292.

     Mr. Brose has been working on a sign for the Cemeteries.  These signs will contain the rules, regulations of the Cemetery and have the Trustees phone #’s on them.  Bill Brown will make the signs for the Township.

     May 14, 2022 will be Spring Dumpster Day down at Perry Park.

     Mrs. Stalling brought up about who our Logan County Health District member for 2022 will be.  All Trustees agreed for Mr. Rosebrook to be our representative.  There is a meeting he needs to attend on March 24, 2022.

     Mrs. Stalling brought up that we received a letter from Logan County Land Trust wanting us to become a member for $100.00.  After looking over the letter, Mr. Brose made a motion to not become a member, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes. 

     Mr. Rosebrook brought up about getting Brad from LUC to come to our meeting to discuss the Sewer facility that is coming to out Township.  Maybe have a map showing where it will be going.  Mr. Benedetti stated that we should contact Brian Shultz from Lakeview Sewer Treatment Plant, he is the one that is overseeing this project not LUC.  Mr. Brose said that he would call him and see if he will attend our next meeting and give us an update on this project. 

     Mrs. Bonnie Brose brought up about filling out these templates.  She stated that she has worked for the Township for 23 years and has never had to fill out a paper ever.  She reported that she gets numerous calls all the time and all hours of the day.  What all does Mr. Rosebrook want on the template?  Mr. Rosebrook said just to do the best she can with this paper. 

     Mr. Paul Benedetti, County Commissioner, reported that the Solar program from yesterday was very well done.

     Mrs. Kara Slonecker reported that we need to give Invergy a chance to speak.

     Invergy (Zach Amos, Charlotte Melbloco) reported that they are working on their application and should have it done by the end of March or the 1st of April.  They are still doing outreach, by knocking on doors and sending out mailers.  They said that the project is going to be smaller, it is going from 3800 acres to 2200 acres.  Mr. Wilson brought up about the drain tiles, Invergy stated that they will be doing testing and looking at maps to see where these tiles are. It was brought up that their application needs to be in 90 days after the Jan. 12 meeting. 

      Mrs. Kara Slonecker reported that she wants the Trustees to stay in touch with the County Commissioners about the Resolution we sent them about becoming a restricted area.  She would like the Township to send the County Commissioners a letter to see what is being done and just staying on top of things with the Commissioners. She gave an update on their meeting yesterday.  She reported that their group is really growing.  The Solar Committee were very pleased.   She also reported that there was 5 Townships that have sent letters into the Commissioners about becoming restricted areas.    

     Mr. Benedetti reported that things are not going as fast as they would like.  But the Commissioners are trying to do things right.  They are looking for legal advice too.

     Charlotte and Zach answered questions from the floor.

        Mrs. Bev Wolf reported that she had went to our website to take the survey about the Solar Project and could not get the survey to come up.  That is because it was not there.

     Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning Inspector reported that a Mr. Dan Miller contacted him from Jones & Henry Sewer Facility, reporting that they are going to be putting up 11 building for our Sewer Facility and would need a conditional use permit.  He reported that the facility will be going in behind Reliant  Mechanical on C.R. 154.  Mr. Miller was wanting to start on the building permits.  Dan didn’t know how to get them to him?  Do we send them to him?  Mr. Benedetti reported that he is in touch with Mr. Miller and he will talk to him about this.  He advised we holds off on sending permits to him in the mail.     

     Mr. Ackley reported that he had been approached about the property at the corner of S.R. 292 and C.R. 2, this enquirer was wanting to see about purchasing this property.  This is not our property.

     Mr. Daniel Trout wanted to know when we are taking bids for the new roof on the Twp. Building?  He has a guy interested in putting in a bid.  We are taking bids now.       

     Fire Chief, Doug Henry, reported that we have had 44 runs since Jan 1st.  35 were EMS runs, 5 were combined EMS/Fire runs and 4 fire calls.

     Chief reported that the tanker went to TRC today to get ODT tested.

     Chief came from a meeting from Ridgeway Firehouse.  There was a meeting there tonight, with 5 departments there and they are looking at doing a grant together for SCBA’s.  The  SCBA’s run $7,500.00 to $8,000.00 each.  These would have re-chargeable batteries.

     Chief reported that Mr. Daniel Trout is going to go to being a 1-unit day man.  He will be working every 3rd day.

     Chief reported that the fire dept has received some applications, they will be interviewing soon.

     Chief reported that the door seal on the overhead door still needs repaired and also the bottom seal needs replaced.  Mr. Brose reported that he will contact our door man and get him here to fix these.

      Chief reported that the gear washer keeps coming up with errors.  The repairman is coming to look at it.

     Chief reported that he went to Micro Center to look at towers for his computer.  It is around $600.00.  He also looked at getting a new laser jet printer, but they were sold out. They run around $645.00.  Mr. Brose said that the Fire Dept. can have the printer out of the office.  Chief reported that they have a printer picked out from Staples for a Brother 429.  Mr. Brose made a motion for Chief to purchase the tower, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes.

   Chief brought up that the dept would like to get some hose testing, hose rolling equipment and it comes in 3 components.  It is from Fire Safety Services for $2,500.00.  Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes.

    Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. John Gibson.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes.

 

 

  TOTAL OF BILLS $ 69,930.00

 

INCOME FOR FEBRUARY:  $18,166.76

 

  Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Kenneth Rosebrook.  Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Gibson, yes.