The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room in East Liberty. Roll Call; John Brose, present, Terry Cook, present, John Baughman, present and Cindy Stalling present. Also present was Bonnie Brose, Larry Wellington, Doug Mercer, Linda Baldridge, Jessica Gibson, Kyle Richards, Dan Coats and Kyle Brugler.
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.
Mr. Larry Wellington brought up about the Fire School at Bowling Green University. It is May 20-21. We have 2 wanting to go and it is $325.00 per person. Jason Epp and Chad Coutts. It is for a Machine and Rescue Class. They can stay in a room together. After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to send these 2 to fire school, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. Kyle Brugler is already going; he was previously approved for the Fire Officer II class. He will have a room reserved also.
Dan Coats reported that the cable wheel for Engine-42 is not working; this is to plug the truck in. Mr. Brose stated that they have 1 at the shop; they will bring it down to the firehouse.
Mr. Kyle Brugler had put together a packet to fully equip a 2nd squad. To get everything it would cost around $31,000.00. What would we do with the old tanker if we would go ahead and purchase a 2nd squad? After some discussion, it was stated that maybe we would sell it; we could probably get around $10,000.00 out of it. The squad we are looking at from Liberty Twp. is $10,000.00 and has a radio and a cot that comes
with it. Mr. Brugler went over his paperwork and that the auto-pulse will be our biggest item to purchase. Mr. Brugler said that he would not purchase this, but he would try to get it from a grant. If not, they can always do manual CPR. Mr. Brose went over some budget figures that he has been working on. We will be losing some of our TPP money, but we are getting CAT tax. In addition, we are getting in good money from squad runs. Mr. Brose said that yes we can afford to purchase this 2nd squad. Mr. Brose made a motion to purchase the squad from Liberty Township, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. This is going to be the cheapest route we can go to get a 2nd squad. Mr. Baughman would like to drive the squad prior to purchase. Mr. Brose will call Liberty Twp. and let them know that we would like to purchase their squad from them. We do have the manpower at this time to cover two squads. There was much approval from the floor on purchasing the 2nd squad. Mr. Brugler stated that over 90% of our calls are EMS runs. Mr. Brose wants to be cautious about dipping into the carryover in the fire fund. He wants to run the fire dept. on what money comes into the fire fund for the year from taxes and the levies. Mrs. Baldridge brought up that several months ago there was a concern with the manpower at the fire dept. Is this not a problem now? The firefighters told her that we are good now with staffing at the firehouse. Which is wonderful. However, that can change at any time.
Mr. Brugler wanted to know if he could get a little bit of a lead way, in case some prices have changed since he put together the packet. Mr. Brose said he understands that prices may change. So for Mr. Brugler to check with the Trustees if there is change.
Mr. Cook made a motion to purchase the equipment that is in the packet put together from Mr. Brugler, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brugler reported that he would be running an EMT class April 8. Dustin Cook and Chelsea Laycock want to take it. This class will be held at Bokescreek. The class costs $1410.00, it includes books, drug screening and a background check. We need to re-look our contract and see if we want to make any changes in it. After much discussion, Mr. Cook made a motion to leave the contract as is now, seconded by Mr. Brse. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. Mr. Brose stated that we are not a bank. He does not want to pay someone to take this class and then leave Perry Township to take a job somewhere else. The contract states that the Township will pay for the class, the student will serve Perry Township for at least 24 months with a requirement of working a minimum of 27 hours per week for the 24 months. Shall the student fail to become certified, or fails to complete the 24 months service, the student will reimburse the Township the total amount of the contract that they signed within 120 days with 2% interest.
Mr. Larry Wellington reported that the Dept. put out a notice on Facebook that Perry Township is hiring.
Mrs. Stalling reported that after this Wednesday, we have 5 days to get the Zoning Amendment that was passed at last month’s meeting to the Logan County Recorder’s Office. There is a $20.00 fee to record this. Mrs. Stalling said that she would take this and get it recorded.
Mr. Brose reported that the Fire Dept. regulated the Community Room and the Lodge Hall. There can be 60 people maximum in the Community Room and 90 people in the Lodge Hall.
Mr. Brose reported that he contacted the Logan County Prosecuting Attorney to get it okay for us to purchase the new Stryker Cot for the squad. He gave his approval.
Mr. Brose brought up about the UniFirst bill. We get the fire dept. supplies from this company. Mr. Brugler reported that there is a glitch in their system, the $48.00 charge for soap that we are not getting is on the bill and we are not getting it.
Mr. Brose reported that there will be a change in our Website eventually, but right now, they are letting us stay with the old style.
Mr. Brose reported that he is going to call the County Commissioners Association in Columbus this week about the tiles that are plugged. This is the tiles behind Chuck Litteral’s property in that field. These tiles were put in between 1900-1939, and were run through this property, which is private property. We will see what they tell Mr. Brose. See if we can get any help from them.
Mr. Brose went to Factory Direct Sales and got an estimate for getting new tile in the Lodge Hall. It was to tile the kitchen, both bathroom and the dressing room. The estimate was for $1,879.00 total. Mr. Cook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose brought up about getting the new tables for the Lodge Hall. We are going to get new tables now and maybe do the chairs next year. After some discussion, the tables run between $69.00 to $89.00 a piece for commercial grade tables. Matter was tabled.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes, Baughman, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $ 127,969.17
INCOME FOR FEBRUARY $ 20,751.37
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes, and Baughman, yes