The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,   

May 14, 2018 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  Rhonda Cook, Linda Baldridge, Tim Stalling, Doug Henry, Doug Mercer, Melony Baker, Jenny Boudrow, Chuck Boudrow, Dan Coats, Kyle Brugler, Dan Ackley and Brad Bodenmiller of L-U-C.

       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.

     Fire Chief, Doug Henry, brought up about the old grass truck. Sutphen has offered us $5,000.00 trade-in for it on the new truck.  Mr. Baughman thinks we can get more out of it if we would put it on the government website and put a reserve on it.  After some discussion, the Chief is so see how long this $5,000.00 trade-in offer is good for.

   The Chief also reported that he has made some changes on the new fire truck, right now it come to about an $8,000.00 savings.  We are also getting a $7,500.00 trade-in on the rescue.  We will still need to get rid of the old grass truck.  As for now, we are going to move it up to the Temperance Street Garage. 

     Chief reported that he is working on a policy for the members stating that they either show up to trainings or you don’t sign up to work.  If you cannot come to training meetings then you will not be able to work.  This needs to start being enforced, and there will be exceptions to this rule.

     Mr. Doug Mercer reported that he would be cancelling the Crime Watch meeting until next month.

     Mrs. Jenny Boudrow wants to close the alley that runs through the middle of her father’s property on Foundry Street. It runs right through the middle of his back yard.  Mr. Brose told her that she has to get a form from the Logan County Commissioners for the Trustees to sign, and she had that, the Trustees signed it.  Now she has to take this form to the Commissioners and get a petition.  She will have to get 12 people to sign this petition and return it to Commissioners and then they will make the final decision about the closing this alley.  This alley has not been in use for many, many years.  It is part of Mr. Peter’s yard.

    Mr. Dan Coats brought up about the heavy folding tables at the firehouse.  There was an issue on Election Day down there about the tables.  They are too heavy for one person to move and are very old, so could we get some new lighter ones?  The voters use these tables on Election Day.  They need 3 for Election Day, but would like to have 4 – 8’ tables and some new chairs to go with them.  After some discussion, Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to purchase 4 tables (8’) and 16 chairs, seconded by Mr. John Baughman.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  Mr. Brose will go and get these.

     Mr. Brose will meet with Mr. Kyle Brugler on Thursday to get the fridge ordered for the medic.

     Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, gave a zoning update for the month.  Honda is going to be building a new bumper paint building.

        Mr. Brose reported that on Dumpster Day we filled 6 dumpsters.

       The Masons served breakfast on dumpster day and did very well.

     Mrs. Stalling reported that we received a grant for $290.00 for reimbursement of a class that Mr. Brugler had taken.

     Mr. Baughman reported that the foundation bases have been poured at the cemeteries.

     Mr. Cook reported that the Lodge bought the Township 100 flags for the cemeteries to be put on Veterans graves for Memorial Day.  The Trustees are very appreciative of this generous gift.

     Mr. Brose brought up about purchasing a load of gravel for the United Methodist Church’s parking lot, as we use it every time for our Dumpster Day.  Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

    Mr. Brose reported that he would be going to Lowe’s to purchase some more tools.

    Mr. Brugler brought up that it is time for our Service Agreement with Physio-Control for the Life-Pak.  The agreement is $2,160.00. 

     Trustees passed the Mitigation Resolution from the Logan County EMA.

       Mrs. Stalling reported that the water passed at the water trough and at Perry Park.

     Mr. Brad Bodenmiller from LUC was here to go over Zoning Regulation changes that the Zoning Commission is presenting to the Board of Trustees.     

         The 1st change is Portable/Permanent Pools.  A portable is a pool with at least 1 ½ “ of water and less than 12” of water.  In section 523 the Commission would like to remove # 3, they want to do away with any fence being around pools.  The LUC would like to see at least a 4’ fence around pools.

       The 2nd change is about the marijuana growing, disbursing, etc in Perry Township.  The Zoning Commission voted to prohibit everything having to do with the marijuana. 

     Mr. Brose made a motion to accept the modification from the Zoning Commission, Section 530-Section 523 changing the swimming pool language. In addition, Section 564 # 5 ref 530 about the marijuana prohibiting.  Seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.  There is a copy attached to these minutes of the changes.

     Mr. Brad Bodenmiller of LUC told us that this will have to sit in limbo for 30 days and then we will get 2 copies, 1 goes to the Recorders office and 1 copy will go to us to file. 

     Mrs. Melony Baker recommended that we charge a $25.00 standard fee for a pool permit.  This is for all pools from now on.  Mr. John Brose made a motion to start charging a flat $25.00 standard fee for pools, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.   

     Mr. Kyle Brugler brought up about checking into seeing if we can start billing for auto accidents, to the Insurance Companies for the use of the Engine, for non-township residents.  He stated that the going rate is $500.00 for this type of run.  Kyle said he would do the legwork to check into this, if the Trustees would like him to.  This has nothing to do with the EMS; this is for fire truck use only.  He is going to see if we can charge for sign offs as well. 

     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:   $80,854.52




 Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. .