The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday, October 8, 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 Linda Baldridge, Bonnie Brose, Doug Henry, Dan Coats, Bob Chapman, Kyle Brugler, Ginny Montgomery, Larry Wellington, Justin Taylor, Jessica Gibson, Sandy Wilcox and Rhonda Cook.
All stood and recited 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.
Mrs. Bonnie Brose was wondering who left the wooden cabinet in the corner of the Community Room.
Mr. Kyle Brugler brought up that he went up and met with Darin Robinaugh of Robinaugh EMS, who does our EMS billing. After Kyle talking to him about the new company we are using for the fire runs billing. Darin is going to do what we need him to do to meet what the other company offers us. He will print up a new contract to be signed. Chief Henry is good with staying with Robinaugh for the EMS billing.
Kyle Brugler has passed his State Fire Inspector Class, he is now certified.
Mrs. Ginny Montgomery wanted to know why the fire dept has not been out doing the vials of life yet? They have had several months and why haven’t they started doing this?? Mr. Wellington told her they haven’t had time yet to do them, they will start on them when they have time to do so. Ginny said it shouldn’t take that long to do them, they should have had them done by now. Ginny said she figured it out, they didn’t want to volunteer to do this, they wanted to do it when they were on the clock so they would get paid to do so. Mr. Brose said we have around 134 houses in town, so try to get on this and get it done.
Fire Chief Doug Henry, the new grass truck, we have had a year now and the computer tells you when it needs serviced. It is in need of an oil change, so where does the Trustees want them to take it for service? After some discussion, it was agreed to take it to Anderson’s Ford in Bellefontaine. Chief will get it set up, we need to stick with the dealer.
Chief reported that All Fleet Maintenance was here and re-set the codes on Engine 41. And fixed the air leak on Tanker 41.
Chief reported that he went out with Jeremy Keller of ODNR, to map out the pond for Rod Bair’s property for the dry hydrant.
Chief reported that he had the quote back from Logan Construction to install the dry hydrant out at Bair’s. 6” pipe, 120’ long for $5,000.00. To go to 8” pipe add another $800.00. Said they might be able to get it done yet this fall or maybe have to wait until spring. Had dirt on the quote, Trustees said we have a lot of dirt, so we wouldn’t need to purchase dirt from them.
Chief reported on the new engine. He had some pictures, but doesn’t have a delivery date yet.
Chief had a resignation for the 24 hour shift from Shawn Schlabach. He has taken a job closer to his home. He still wants to stay and do some 8 hour shifts, he is just resigning from his 24 hour shift. So, this makes us short for the 24 hour shifts. Chief has someone in mind, he just needs to talk to this person and see if they are interested.
Mrs Stalling reported that the County was out on C.R. 12 doing the pull off on Stanford’s property for the dry hydrant there. She seen them there when she came home by there today.
C.R. 10 the County has put a big box culvert, it looks like it is in and done. It is out right before April McCreary’s property.
Chief brought up about the security system for the firehouse. Mr. Brose wants to talk to Joe Torsell before making any decisions on this. John had another system in mind that is under $500.00 and comes with 8 cameras.
Chief brought up about the system with the Fob’s to get in the doors. Matter was tabled. Would still need a light for every camera, so the pictures won’t be fuzzy.
It was bought up that the fire dept needs to be on a budget. Sandy Wilcox said that there are times when there are more on staff at the firehouse than should be there. She was told on those days there is training going on with the new employees. She said most of them work at other depts. so they should be trained. But, she was told they haven’t been trained on our equipment. She said she doesn’t want to see the fire fund go broke. Mr. Brose told her that will not happen. Sandy doesn’t feel that we need a security system, with someone being there 24 hours a day. She would like to see a camera on the parking lot, but that is all. Sandy is concerned with the money, with paying the fire chief and all the Captains and Lietunants more than we have ever paid them. Mr. Brose said they are doing more and we are trying to keep these employees from leaving. Sandy said if we need the security system, then we need to cut things elsewhere.
It was bought up again about painting the firehouse. After a lot of discussion and no one agreeing on a color. Matter was tabled.
Justin Taylor has replaced the faucet at the firehouse.
J.D. Gibson will be doing the metal for us on Dumpster Day.
Bonnie brought up about the floor in the Community Room needs replaced. Could we check on the type of floor that we just had put in the Concession Stand? Doug Henry said that his company could put that floor in the C.R. He will get an estimate for us. There was a lot of discussion on this and also on what color we would get. It was also brought up about doing something with the floor in the kitchen of the Lodge Hall at a later date.
Mr. John Baughman reported that he had a funeral.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that the roads have been paved. We are looking for someone to paint them.
Mr. Cook reported that the cemeteries have been cleaned off.
Mr. John Brose reported that the culvert on T.R. 132 is done.
Mrs Stalling reported that Mr. John Brose attended a BWC class to keep us in the one-claim program, which saves us $4,000.00 per year. Thank you Mr. Brose.
Mr. Terry Cook brought up about pouring the cemetery bases.
Mr. John Brose reported that Dumpster Day is this Saturday.
Mr. John Brose brought up about changing the disinterment fees for the cemeteries. The Trustees have talked to the vault guys and we were told that we are really cheap. After some discussion, Mr, Terry Cook made a motion to change the disinterment inside Perry Township and the disinterment outside Perry Township going to $3,500.00, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mrs. Stalling opened the sealed bid for the salt spreader. We had 1 bid from J.D. Gibson for $50.00. Mr. Brose made a motion to accept this bid, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
We need to close the Park, we will do that before Trick-or-Treat. Mrs, Stalling needs to call to have the polycarts picked up for the winter season.
Mrs. Stalling brought up about giving a donation to the Fire Dept for patrolling on Trick-or-Treat night. All Trustees agreed to give them $50.00.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $68,834.14
INCOME FOR SEPTEMBER $15,842.16
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.