The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call; John Brose, present, Jeff Rosebrook, absent, Terry Cook, present, and Cindy Stalling present. Also present was Keith Montgomery, Dave Cook, Joy Litteral, Rhonda Cook, Bonnie Brose, Larry Wellington and Dan Ackley.
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.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose thanked all for everything that has been done for her family with the passing of her father and mother.
Squad Chief, Dave Cook, reported that the State drug guy was at the fire dept. and stated that our drug storage unit goes above and beyond their qualifications. He told Dave that we need to start tagging the IV supplies. Saline is considered a drug. Every time the drug cabinet is opened it has to be marked down.
Chief Cook reported that we have gotten our new drug licenses. They are still working on getting rid of the outdated drugs.
Chief Cook brought up about the emissions problem with the squad. Mr. Brose will set up a date to get it fixed.
Fire Chief, Keith Montgomery, had a list of firemen that are interested in going to the FDIC this year. He has 11 so far. It costs around $40.00 per person to go. Chief reported that Victoria Current is attending the 36 hour course for firefighter. We will pay this and if she doesn’t pass then she will reimburse the township for the course.
Chief reported that Engine 41 went down last week. There was water in the filter. The filters weren’t changed in August when it was in the shop and they were supposed to be changed. They have been changed and so far so good.
Chief would like to try a different company to service the fire trucks. There is a company in Plain City that will come to our dept. and service the trucks. Keith would like to check into this. He will have more information before out next meeting.
Chief stated that the heater on the truck worked good at the fire at Tracey’s recently. We also got a new gauge; put a new valve stem on the tire and the air was let out of the tire from the old gauge. Link’s put the tire back on for us at no charge.
Fire dept. would like to have a new air pressure tank with a pull cord. (220) and 2 wheels. TSC has them for around $1,000.00. Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.
Chief Keith is laying down the law tomorrow night at the fire meeting- if you don’t come to the fire meetings, then you get no pay. He stated that there are a lot of the members that are getting slack about coming to the fire meetings.
Mrs. Rhonda Cook praised everyone for all they did last month, with all the snow plowing and with John, Bonnie and Dave going through all they were going through with their family. Terry really stepped it up.
Mr. Larry Wellington reported that the fire dept. will be getting back to doing the house numbers when the weather breaks.
Dave Cook asked for his grandson, Rhylan, if the spring toys were ordered for the park? Mr. Brose told him they were ordered today. Rhylan wants to help the Trustees put them up.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that we got the tiller for the Bobcat. We will be using the tiller out on TR 131 and 132; there is piles of dirt out there that needs some attention. We will also be using the tiller on the graves, we need some good top soil for the top of the graves.
The new building is up and done at Temperance St. and it is filled up and the Trustees are pleased with it.
Mr. Brose brought up about getting a new tractor from Parrott’s. We pay a set amount for the tractor, (ex. $70,000.00 to $80,000.00) then we pay $10.00 per working hour- per year- and then each year we can trade it in on a new tractor and all we will have to pay is the $10.00 per working hour.
Mr. Brose stated that the tractor that we have now, the hydraulics are going out of it, and there are other things going wrong with it as well. We put new tires on it every other year. It has 4,000 working hours on it.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that he has done LOTS of snow plowing and he had 2 funerals.
Mrs. Stalling had a quote from Ralph Hall for the cemetery mowing this season; it was for $455.00 per mowing. Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to hire Ralph Hall to mow the cemeteries and Mr. Brose seconded the motion. Brose, yes and Cook, yes.
Mrs. Stalling had the quote from the Log. Co. Engineer, for Perry Township for the Chip and Seal roadwork to be done, it is $12,691.80. Mr. Brose made a motion to accept this, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes and Cook, yes.
Mrs. Stalling had the info for the Block Grant Program. Some discussion was made about the Tickle property, but matter was tabled.
We received our Mileage Certificate from the Log. Co. Engineer and Perry Township has 12.109 miles.
Mr. James Myers has filled out an LAEPP application for his farm. He needs a resolution from the township.
A Resolution to the extent permitted by law, Authorizing Participation in Easement Purchase Program.
The Board of Trustees of Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio, met in Regular Session on the 9th day of March, 2015 at the Community Room, at the corner of Main and Foundry Streets in East Liberty, Ohio with the following members present:
Mr. John Brose
Mr. Terry Cook
Resolution # 03-09-15
Mr. John Brose moved the adoption of the following Resolution:
WHEREAS, on the 9th of March, 2015, the Perry Township Trustees, Logan County, received a request from James L. Myers for support of their application to the State of Ohio for purchase of an agricultural easement on the property located at 4161 Co. Rd. 152, East Liberty, Ohio 43319
WHEREAS, the Perry Township Trustees, Logan County has reviewed this request for support and determined that the nomination of the property for purchase of an agricultural easement is compatible with the long-range goals of the local government area regarding farmland, preservation, and agrees to co-hold, monitor and enforce the terms of the easement; and ,
WHEREAS, the Perry Township Trustees, Logan County, find the request for support and determined that the nomination of the property for purchase of an agricultural easement is compatible with the long-range goals of the local government area regarding farmland preservation, and agrees to co-hold, monitor and enforce the terms of the easement; and,
WHEREAS, The Perry Township Trustees, Logan County, find the request for the agricultural easement acceptable, and,
WHEREAS, the landowner commits to donating at least 25% of the agricultural easement value; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Perry Township, Logan County.
Mr. Terry Cook seconded by motion and the roll being called upon its adoption, the vote resulted as follows:
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Mr. John Brose aye
Mr. Terry Cook aye
Adopted the 9th day of March, 2015.
Mr. Myers told Mr. Brose that this involves 136 acres and if it gets accepted this easement stays with the property.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.
TOTALOF BILLS $63,264.50
INCOME FOR FEBRUARY $207,583.31
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, and Cook, yes.