The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
September 14, 2020 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: Doug Henry. And by conference call attending was Jason Epp, Mitch Current and Jim Collins.
Chairman Mr. John Brose called the meeting to order 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. They stand approved by the Trustees.
Mr. John Brose reported that the township buildings are still closed with the exception of 10 or less people in them. This is per our Logan County Health Department.
Mr. Brose reported that the Street Light out at the end of C.R. 154 will be fixed this week. We are supposed to get a credit for the time it has been out.
Mr. Brose received a message from Scott Armentrout, Jefferson Twp Trustee saying that they would like to sale their portion of the crack-fill machine. So,both Jefferson and Zane Twp’s want to sell their portions. Trustees did some discussion and they want to have a representative from the company come out and tell us what it is worth before we make any decision.
Mr. Terry Cook brought up about the walking track having 8 lights not working. Trustees contacted Rick Watkins to get an estimate to fix them. Mr. Watkins would like to by pass the transformers and go to LED lights. We are still waiting on the estimate from him. The estimate is to be for replacing all the lights on the walking track.
Mr. Brose reported that a lady was walking on the sidewalk beside the Lodge Hall and tripped. There was a piece of metal sticking up. Trustees are waiting on an estimate from Alexander Concrete to replace that sidewalk. The lady is fine.
Mr. Brose called Spectrum about changing our phones and internet from Century Link to Spectrum. Mr. Brose stated that the deal he got was 2 lines at the fire house at $30.00 per line, 1 fax line at Cindy’s house for $30.00 per month and 1 fax line at the office for $30.00 per month. It is $49.99 per month for the internet. For a total of around $ 179.99 per month. We now pay CenturyLink around $230-240 per month. After some discussion, Mr. Cook made a motion to change to Spectrum, seconded by Mr. Brose. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose reported that the exercise equipment for the park will be in the 2nd week of October.
Mr. Brose had the Roadwork paperwork from the County Engineer’s Office. Trustees want to do Twp. Roads 131 and 132. 131 N & S is 1.4 miles and 16’ to 18’ wide. 132 is 1.5 miles at 16 to 18’ wide. Mr. Brose wrote on the paperwork that we are interested in seeing about fog sealing these roads. It is close to $12,000.00 per mile for the fog sealing. Mr. Brose reported that we have $25,500.00 carryover from the sales tax and we should get $24,000.00 this year, totaling $49,500.00 and with $24,000.00 for next years money, will give us around $73,500.00 more in the road fund. After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to chip & seal T.R. 131 and 132, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose brought up about the horse trough. Trustees are wanting to seal the inside of the trough with epoxy to seal it. Trustees got the material today and they are going to paint it. Mr. Doug Henry stated that this is the kind of work that the company he works with does.
Mr. Brose reported that we are switching companies for the fall dumpster day. We are going with the company out of Marysville. They are $500.00 per dumpster. It is a 30 yd dumpster and we are going to get 6 of them. Dumpster day is Oct 10 down at the park.
Mr. Brose brought up about whether we are going to accept the Cares Act money now or not? We had previously made a motion that we were not going to take this money. Then we found out that there are fire and EMS department getting Lucas devices with this money. So, after some discussion, Mr. Terry Cook made a motion to reverse the previous motion and to pass a Resolution to accept this money, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
So, Mr. Cook moved the following Resolution.
We have received 2 rounds of the Cares Act money for a total of $9,003.45 right now. There is suppose to another round coming out also. A Lucas devise costs around $19,654.00. Do we want this devise or not? Fire Dept would like to have it for the 2nd squad.
Fire Chief Doug Henry reported that there are some members at the fire dept that needs their CPR cards updated. No one is doing classes right now because of the Covid.
We have 3 members at the dept that are instructors, but we do not have the equipment to perform the class. To get the equipment it would cost $948.57. After some discussion, Mr. Brose made a motion to purchase said equipment, seconded by Mr. Cook. Chief will order the equipment.
Chief brought up about the weight bench the dept wants that stores up in the wall. Chief talked to the company and they will take the tax off and that is all. We don’t pay tax anyways. The equipment will cost $2,435.06. Mr. Baughman made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes. Chief will place the order for this as well.
Chief would like to get an outlet plug-in for the truck that is sitting outside and some other odds and ends that he would like HBI to come and make some changes. The quote for this as $1,892.00. Mr. Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Mr. Cook. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. Brose brought up about Rd 132, the road over a culvert needs fixed. We need to get a price from Quality Paving for this repair.
Mr. Brose made a motion to accept the Amounts and Rates set by the County Budget Committee, seconded by Mr. Baughman. Brose, yes, Cook, yes and Baughman, yes.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Baughman, yes and Cook, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $62,584.38
INCOME FOR AUGUST $205,485.11
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. John Baughman. Brose, yes, Baughman, yes and Cook, yes