The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,   
September 10, 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 Larry Wellington, Bonnie Brose and Aurora, Doug Mercer, Doug Henry, Dan Coats, Dan Ackley, Shawn Schlabach, Ginny Montgomery, Justin Taylor, Karen Lyons and Don Lyons. 

        Chairman Mr. John Brose called the meeting to order and all said the Pledge of Allegiance.

          Mr. Brose asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes and the financial statements that were given to the Trustees from the fiscal officer.  They stand approved by the Trustees. 

     Mr. Dan Ackley gave a zoning update.  Scott Black has gotten a zoning permit for a new home.

     Mr. Larry Wellington reported that the class that we had 3 going to has been cancelled as they didn’t get enough students to hold the class  Mr. Wellington stated that they are going to look into them going to the Columbus Fire Academy for class.

     Fire Chief, Mr. Doug Henry, had quotes from FNC Services for some access control cameras.  5 doors,- 3 at the old shop and 2 at the main building. A total of $15,570.50 and this would include 50 fobs.  Trustees will look over the paperwork and matter was tabled until next meeting. 

     Chief had a verbal quote from Mobley for a dry hydrant at Rod Bair’s property.  $5,800.00, includes 8” pipe and excavating and material. Chief is meeting with a gentleman on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to look over the situation.  This gentleman is very well experienced with dry hydrants, so Chief contacted him and asked him to meet with him out there.

     Chief reported that the V&F radios have been programmed to the new page frequency and also the MARCS radios too.  So far everything has been working pretty good.

     Chief talked to Danny Sutphen and he is putting together a package for a dealer in Michigan on our Rescue, so he doesn’t want it yet.

     The new engine, the cab has been built and sent to Springfield to be painted. This shouldn’t take long, and he will get ahold of the Chief with a date to come down and look at the truck.  If the Trustees would like to go along with them.

     HBI has done the electrical work at the Fire House and also the generator has been done too. 

     Chief reported at their last business meeting, they discussed about painting the firehouse.  They all agreed on Battleship Gray or Haze Gray, trimmed in white.

      Rick Conley will paint the roof of the firehouse, he will remove all the nails and put in screws and then painted for $5,380.00.  Mr. Baughman made a motion to hire Rick Conley, seconded by Mr. Brose.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. 

      Fall Dumpster Day will be October 13, 2018.  Will advertise in the paper and will also put signs around town.  Mr. Brose will order the dumpsters.

     We had one bids on the old tables.  The bids was from Ginny Montgomery.  Her bids was for Tables 1-2-3-4-5 for $20.00.  After some discussion Ginny agreed to take all the tables. 

     We had one bid on the salt spreader but it came in late.  So, we will wait until next month to open that bid.     Mr. Brose will put this back on the website.

     Mr. Brose asked Dan Ackley about checking on the signs for the Lodgehall.  In the zoning it states that it can only be  3’ x 5’ and only 1 sign.  Dan stated that if they go with 2 signs the will have to file for a variance. Which would cost $300.00.   Dan has been arguing with Brad from L-U-C about us being a government and it would be the Trustees final decision.  Dan said that the sign portion of the zoning really needs to be updated.

     Mr. Brose reported that we are still waiting on the estimate from the County on the culvert for T.R. 132.

     Mr. Baughman brought up about getting mats to drive on at the cemeteries when it is wet, instead of using plywood.  Mr. Baughman talked to the guy today when they had a funeral, and he said these mats work great.  Baughman would like to check into getting some of these mats.  Brose agreed and said we need to get some prices before the next meeting.  All agreed.

     We have a funeral tomorrow for Mr. Charlie Brown.  Mr. Cook reported that he had a funeral in his cemetery today.

     Mr. Brose reported that he ordered some new signs for the Park and the Cemetery.

     We need to advertise Cemetery clean-up.  Decorations off by Oct. 1st and can re-decorate starting October 8.

     Mr. Cook reported that they will be at the Park on Oct. 17th at the Concession Stand to put in the new floor.  Everything will need to be moved out of there prior to that.

     Mr. Brose reported that we are going to be doing some crack- filling.  The cemeteries need to be done. 

     The soffit on the Shop will try to fix it this week. 

     We need to clean the ditch on T.R. 132 before the snow flies.

     Mr. Brose brought up about the MediCount company for the new EMS reporting.  There were a few things that bothered Mr, Brose in the contract.  If we would terminate, they could elect to continue for 180.  Mr. Brose brought up several other items in the contract that he did not like.  He also stated that they are not a member of the Better Business Bureau.

     Mr. Brose wanted to know, if the EMS goes out to wreck and they refuse transport, do we charge for this?  As of now, no we don’t. If we go with this MediCount would they charge their 8% for this run, when we don’t charge for it?  No one was really clear on an answer for this.  It may depend on how the report is filled out. Good question to ask the Company.

     Mr. Brose brought up about the extra man at the firehouse for $124,000.00 for the year.  Chief reported that this is for 3 extra people not one.  It is a sign up position and can be any one at the fire dept now.  That amount is the highest rate it could be for the year. This is so we can always have at least 2 at the firehouse at any time. 

     Mrs. Stalling had the Resolution for the Amounts and Rate by the Budget Commission.  Mr. Brose made a motion to accept it, seconded by Mr. Cook.  Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.

       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: $69,176.03

INCOME FOR AUGUST  $227,275.77

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