The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, November 8, 2021 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 Denis Jarvis, J.D. Gibson, Sandy Wilcox, Mike Long and Doug Henry.

  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. Baughman reported that the foundation bases are all done but one.  It wasn’t in the right place.  So, we will pour it hopefully this coming week.

     Mr. Cook reported that the park has been winterized.  So, it is closed.  The porta john is still up there.

     Mr. Brose brought up about the tile at Wall’s, we are going to hire it out as it is right on top of the gas line.

     Mr. Brose reported that the roof on the shelter house is done. The stripping on roads 131 and 132 is done.

     The lighting of the Christmas tree will be Nov 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Santa will be here and the 4th grade choir from Benjamin Logan will be singing.  Thanks so much to PTEC for doing this.

    Mr. Cook Congratulated the newly elected Trustees, Mr. Kenny Rosebrook and Mr. J.D. Gibson.

      Mrs. Stalling reported that the County Township Quartly meeting will be Nov. 11 at JVS, this will also be the banquet.

     Mrs. Stalling received her CPIM exemption.

     Mrs. Stalling brought up that we need to pass our Insurance Resolution for 2021.

 

                                  RESOLUTION   # 11-08-21

 

   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, 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. Terry Cook, 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

 

 

Adopted this 8th day of November, 2021

 

      Mr. Brose brought up about changing the disinterment fee for inside the Township and outside the Township to $5,000.00.  After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion as such, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

      We received a letter from the Belle Center, Mayor Lance Houchin, about contacting the Logan County Auditor on the local government funds, the allocations, the allocations were set in 1990 and have not been adjusted since,  Mayor Houchin of Belle Center would like to have them adjusted every year per population. He had sent a Resolution for us to pass if we want to do this as well.  After some discussion, matter tabled.  Mr. Brose is going to do some research on this.

     Mrs. Denise Jarvis, had attended a Logan County Health Commission Meeting about mask mandates.  She had called Anthony Bernard and talked to him.  She bought up about the 3 branches of government and how the Health Commission was hired.  The Board of Health answers to the District Advisory Council. She stated that there are no checks or balances on the Commission.  Denise stated that there is a District Advisory Council (DAC), which consists of Township Trustees, and only meets once per year.  Our representative is John Brose.   Mrs. Jarvis is concerned about how the Health Commissioner is hired.  This Commissioner is pro masks. Mrs. Jarvis had a hard time getting minutes of the DAC.  What do the DAC do?? After a lot of discussion, we advised Mrs. Jarvis to reach out to Jill McKelvey, the mayor of West Liberty about getting everybody together and be ready before the March Meeting of the DAC.  Mrs. Jarvis is very frustrated. She was just wanting to make us aware of want is going on. We thanked Mrs. Jarvis for caring and to please keep us updated.

      Fire Chief, Doug Henry, reported that as of 10-25-2021 the fire dept has had 162 runs. Out of the Township is 83, and in the Township is 79.

     Chief reported that the Utility truck needs new tires.  He would like to get the all-terrain tires from Levan’s for $711.12 for 4.  Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Baughman.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

     Chief stated that the light on the white building is out.  Mr. Brose said that he will get one and replace it.

     Watkins Door has fixed the door at the firehouse.

 

                                                         

      Mr. Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

 

TOTAL OF BILLS: $ 57,682.59

 

INCOME FOR OCTOBER:  TOTAL $ 16,636.45.

 

                                                                                                                       

    Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. 

     Brose, yes, Cook, yes, and Baughman, yes.