The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, November 12, 2018 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, Rhonda Cook,, Larry Wellington, Kyle Brugler, Doug Mercer, Doug Henry, Justin Taylor, Mike Carl, Dan Coats, Dan Ackley, Jessica Gibson, Sandy Wilcox, Bob Chapman and Linda Baldridge..
Chairman Brose called the meeting to order and all stood for 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,
then asked if there were any additions or corrections to the financial statements that were
given to the Trustees from the fiscal officer. They both stand approved by the trustees.
Mr. Larry Wellington brought up about the Active 9-1-1 is ready for renewal; it will be around $300.00 for the year. It expires in February.
Mr. Doug Henry had a quote from CPI Industrial Co for new flooring for the Community Room. The quote was for $4,020.00. After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to accept this quote, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. This is for a tile-like flooring. They will even cover the pictures, to minimize the dust. It will take around 3 days to do it. We need to wait until after the Holidays, as the room is booked heavily until the 1st of the year.
Fire Chief Mr. Doug Henry reported that he went to Springfield last Friday and looked at the Chassis for the new truck. It is almost complete; Jan or Feb should finish the truck.
Mr. Brose got the figures from the fiscal officer on the fire fund. He is going to go over the figures and go talk to someone who knows what they are talking about, before he want to make a decision on adding another 24 hr. person at the fire house per day. Mr. Brose stated that there is a possibility that we may be losing up to $210,000.00 in TTP money. They fire dept. would still like to see another 24 hr. person starting the 1st of the year.
Mr. Brugler reported that Darin Robinaugh emailed him a copy of a new contract. Darin said there is no changes in the contract. Mr. Brugler will send a copy to Mr. Brose to look over before the next meeting.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose thanked Justin Taylor for helping her out at the firehouse today.
Bonnie reported that Dec 1 will be lighting of the tree and Santa will be here.
Mr. Brose brought up about cutting down the tree that we light. Trustee want to cut it down in the spring. They said it is getting brittle, branches are falling off and it is dying. Del-Mar would like to have the trunk if we cut it down. Mr. Brose asked if anyone is against it? Mrs. Stalling is against cutting it down. Mr. Cook brought up about just lighting the smaller tree in the yard next year. All agreed to wait another year and see what happens.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector gave a zoning update. He stated that he sold a permit to Honda, they are adding on to their guard shack, so they are able to get the semis off 347 better. Brian Stierhoff also got his permit from the State to be a non-profit business. He was very excited to get this permit. They are going to be like a church camp for kids.
Ms. Sandy Wilcox was here to turn in Pup McColloch’s zoning material. His health has really diminished and he feels he needs to leave the Zoning Commission.
Mr. Bob Chapman of J.P. Moeller Co. in Springfield was here to see if we are paying federal excise fuel tax. Which we are not. Mrs. Stalling had faxed him information on this, which he did not receive.
Mr. Brugler brought up about the street light out in front of his house not working properly. Mr. Brose has called it in.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that the park has been closed and winterized. The floor in the concession stand has been completed and looks very nice.
Mr. Brose brought up about purchasing the LED signs for the Lodge. The lodge will be reimbursing the Township for them. We will get HBI Electric to install them. Mr. Baughman made a motion to purchase the 2 signs, seconded by Mr. Brose. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. The signs is a little bit bigger than a 3 x 5. The township will be paying for the installation.
Mr. Brose brought up that we are not satisfied with the door at the firehouse, which was supposed to be fixed. Mr. Brose will call him and tell him we are not satisfied.
Mr. Brose brought up about the cameras that they are wanting at the firehouse. Was supposedly $4,000.00 but they are not, they are around $6,000.00. Mr. Brose wants to talk to Mr. Joe Torsell about these before any decision is made.
Mr. John Brose moved the following Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Trustees of Perry Township that the policy of paying hospitalization, dental and vision insurance for all elected officials and full-time employees will be continued. All policy coverage is to be the same terms and any premium adjustments will be made at the arrival of the next notice of each policy.
BE IT RESOLVED, that if any elected official chooses not to have hospitalization, dental and vision insurance coverage that he/she may so elect to have life insurance instead.
BE IT RESOLVED, that said payment shall be made from the General Fund, Gas Fund, Road and Bridge Fund, Cemetery Fund, Park Fund and Special Fund (Fire) as appropriated.
LET IT BE RESOLVED, that in the event if a change or loss of the now existing coverage the Township would at that time pick up full hospitalization, dental and vision insurance to match the terms of the other official’s policies. Until such time life insurance coverage will be selected if he/she chooses the life insurance policy instead.
Mr. John Baughman seconded the Resolution, and the roll being called upon its adoption, the vote resulted as follows:
Mr. John Brose aye
Mr. Terry Cook aye
Mr. John Baughman aye
Mr. John Baughman reported that he has another funeral on Thursday in his cemetery.
Mr. Baughman brought up about getting some trees cut down, 2 at the park and 7 in the North Greenfield Cemetery. Del-Mar will be doing this for us.
Mr. Brose brought up about trying to get ahold of Kurt Penhorwood to see if he would be interested in painting the 2 mile of road that we had asphalted this year. He has not been able to confer yet with Mr. Penhorwood. Kurt has a new machine. Mr. Brose had talked to Jefferson Township and they are also interested in having their newly asphalted roads painted too. Maybe if Kurt would do both jobs, he would give both of us a deal on these projects.
The Trustee all agreed that we will not be doing any paving next year, as our funds are running low and we need to build them back up some before we do anymore road work.
We are thinking of maybe having Kurt paint all our roads (7.5 miles) next year instead.
Some of the painting on the roads is getting dim.
Mr. Brose reported that we are going to call the Del-Mar boys to fix the Christmas light on the tree again this year.
Mr. Brose brought up about the Ground Protection Mats for the cemeteries. They are a 2’ x 8’ slab of rubber and cost $ 129.65each. We would put these over the graves instead of the plywood that we use now. After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to purchase 12 of these mats for $1,560.00 plus shipping, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose reported that we got 6 delineators from the County for the Fire Dept.
Mr. Brose brought up about the crack-fill machine. We own it along with Jefferson and Zane Twp.’s. Jefferson wants to get rid of their part of this machine. Zane Twp. has only used it once. Mr. Brose wanted to know if we would consider selling it? Mr. Brose will call the sales representative and see what its worth is. We will see what its worth is before we make any decisions about it.
Mrs. Stalling reported that she went to a training session that fills her requirement of training for this term. The price for the training was $100.00.
Mrs. Stalling brought up about Ralph Hall’s salary for his cemetery mowing’s. He will be getting $1,800.00 for the next 4 months to fill his contract.
Mr. Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $63,414.77
INCOME FOR OCTOBER $182,831.12
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. John Baughman.
Brose, yes, Cook, yes, and Baughman, yes.