The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
May 10, 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 Tim Stalling, Doug Henry, Doug Mercer, Dan Coats, Daniel Trout and Bryon Daum.
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 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. Both stand approved.
Mrs. Stalling brought up about the coffee pot situation at the fire dept. Mr. Brose reported that as per the ORC, it is ok to reimburse Jason Epp for the coffee pot he brought down to the firehouse. So, Mr. Brose made a motion as such, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose reported that the water at the Park did not pass the water test from the Health Dept., so we are getting it re-tested tomorrow.
Mr. Brose had an estimate for spouting at the Firehouse. It is for 50’ across the front of the old shop. The estimate was from Jeremiah Seamless Spouting for $428.00. Mr. Brose made a motion to accept this estimate, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose reported that the chip and seal form from the County Engineers Office that we turned in was not right. They didn’t know we wanted to do some chip and seal and we are going to do the fogging too. So, to chip and seal the 2 roads it is going to be $35,408.00, some dura-patching for 462.00 and with the fogging for the 2 roads, the total is $40,320.00. Mr. Brose made a motion to do the 2 roads, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. We signed new paperwork and Mr. Brose will take it up to the Engineers Office tomorrow.
Mr. Brose brought up about black-topping the tennis court at the park. It hasn’t been done for 20 years. We could also have pickle ball on the court, basketball on the court, and put a chain link fence on the side facing Nicholas’s property. After some discussion, all agreed to get an estimate for black-topping, and also get an estimate on the fence too. The Trustees want to paint the dug-outs and the concession stand and put on a new door at the concession stand too.
Chuck Litteral visited the Trustees and he would like to have a row of evergreens planted from behind Huffman’s property to his property (the woods) and he will go halves. After some discussion and being advised by the Logan County Prosecutor, when spending Township money, it needs to benefit the Township, and this does not. So, the answer is No, sorry Mr. Litteral. This was for privacy to Mr. Litteral.
Sandy Wilcox visited the Trustees and she would like to see when going down to the park to turn right at the blue building intstead of going straight. Mr. Brose stated that there are some people coming to the park to go to the shelter houses and this would take them up around the ball diamond, where there is a lot of kids running around if there is a ballgame going on. Mr. Baughman said maybe she is suggesting this for dumpster Day, because this might be a better option just on Dumpster Day. Mr. Brose says he thinks she wants it this way all the time. After more discussion, Mr. Brose voted no, Cook, yes and Baughman, no.
Mr. Brose said that Jessica Gibson wanted to know if we could go to direct deposit for our checks? Mrs. Stalling reported NO, because of the way the State Treasurer makes us pay our full-time employee. The UAN system won’t accept it.
Liberty Bobcat contacted Mr. Brose to see if we were going to do any Black topping this year. Mr. Penhorwood had some figures for us if we were interested in them. For instance, to do the firehouse it would be $2500.00. To do the park it would be $7300.00 He said it takes $182.00 each for 3 men to run the crack fill machine, $35.00 per hour for flaggers times 2 and to do T.R. 129 it would take 4 hours for an estimate of $2000.00. After some discussion, all the Trustees agreed to get another estimate. The cemeteries are going to be needing done again as well
Mrs. Stalling had new Lowe’s credit cards for all 3 Trustees.
Mrs. Stalling reported that there were termination letters sent to Mike Carl, Brittani Carl and Son Dang. They haven’t worked for quite a while at the fire dept.
Mrs. Stalling reported that Perry & Associates picked up our 2019 and 2020 papers to start our audit.
Mrs. Stalling asked how much we were paying Kurt Penhorwood for fogging for mosquitoes? We are paying him the same as last year, which is $125.00 per fogging.
Mr. Doug Mercer reported that he has been asked to go up to DeGraff to swear in their night watch program. He has also been made the County Coordinator for all the Night Watch Programs in Logan County. Mr. Mercer stated that they are going to start having meetings again here.
Fire Chief, Doug Henry, reported that all radios and equipment is here from the grant. He reported that they have been going through some applications at the fire dept.
He reported that they have hired Andy Huffman, who is an FF/EMT-A. They are waiting on response from 4 other individuals, 1 was not interested, 1 he is playing phone tag with and 2 he has not heard anything from.
Chief reported that he feels like they need a 3rd person- or is it OK if we get into overtime? 1 guy was told to go home because he was in overtime. After some discussion, it was agreed that if we need to have some overtime, then it will have to be.
Chief reported that Liberty Twp. found the title to their squad, Doug will pick it up tomorrow.
Chief reported that there is some of the guys at the dept that have started up the association again at the firehouse. The have been getting some prizes together for a raffle. Chief wanted to know if they need a 501C3 # for this? We don’t know. Chief was told to get ahold of the lawyer, Larry Bennett and find out.
Chief reported that regular maintenance on the fire trucks. He has a guy to do the maintenance, that will come to the firehouse. His charge would be $75.00 per hour. He can do both engines, the pick-up, tanker and the 2 medics. The grass truck and Medic 1 still need to go to Ford, as they are still under warranty. If they aren’t under warranty then it is ok for this guy to do the maintenance on the trucks. Mr. Trout asked about the guys at the firehouse changing the oil? Chief said he wants someone that is certified and ODT checked. All Trustees agreed to let this guy service the fire trucks.
Chief reported that Engine 41 , he set up in April for a pump test. Heritage brought a trailer to do the testing here at the station. They came April 13 and truck 41 the foam solution backed up into their trailer, so they were done for the day. They called 2 days later, and Doug wanted to know what can be done so this doesn’t happen again? Chief asked isn’t there a way to isolate the foam solution? The service manger at Heritage said yes there is. We will need to get 2 valves, 1 to line it up and 1 to flush out the line to keep this from happening again. Once we get these valves done, then we can call and schedule the pump test for both trucks. It is going to cost us $1500.00 to get the fittings and the valves. Mr. Cook made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Brose. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Dan Coats brought up that he is still looking into comp time for the 3- 24 hr. guys, Cindy reported that her UAN system won’t let her put this on their pay stubs. Still looking into this.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $80,494.28
INCOME FOR APRIL $336,193.07
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. .