The Board of Perry Township Trustees met in Regular Session on Monday,
September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. Roll Call: John Brose, present, Jeff Rosebrook, present, Terry Cook, present and Cindy Stalling, present. Also present was Dave Cook, Dave Frangis, Larry Wellington, Kacy Welty, Bonnie Brose, Joy Litteral, Karen Lyons, Doug Mercer, Josh LeVan, Brad Bodenmiller, Eric Stewart, Kim Kerns, Jenny Boudrow, Chuck Boudrow, Dan Ackley and Doug Henry.
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. Brad Bodenmiller, of LUC Planning Commission, Mr. Eric Stewart, Logan County Prosecutor Office and Mrs. Kim Kerns, Mayor of West Mansfield was all in attendance to discuss the Shooting Range at the West Mansfield Conservation Club. President of the Conservation Club, Mr. Levi Elliott was supposed to attend and was a no show. We are having a problem with bullets hitting the building, (the water treatment building). Mr. Josh Levan, employee of West Mansfield has been back there in the building when bullets have hit the building. Everyone’s concern is for the safety of everyone. The electric meter has been replaced twice at the building. Mr. John Brose had some ORC rules that he read. Mr. Elliott should come before the Perry Township Appeals Board and get a conditional use permit. It started out as a skeet/trap shooting range and has now become a full fledge rifle range. Mr. Bodenmiller stated that they need to get a conditional use permit. Mr. Eric Stewart said that they do need to get a conditional use permit. They could annex this area into the village of West Mansfield or as a last resort we file an injunction against the Club. Mrs. Kerns wanted to know if they would annex it into the village, who makes the rules for the shooting range? Mr. Stewart told her that the village would need to get ahold of their solicitor and see what they need to do. Mr. Stewart suggested that we start by sending the Club a certified letter from our Zoning Inspector telling them that they need to come and get a conditional use permit. They also need to show us proof of insurance. There is a farmer that farms behind the building and he was shot at while farming and has found shells in his field, The Club has tried to use a Stop sign, when they are shooting they put up the sign and take it down when they are done, But, when Josh was back at the building with the sign up, they were still shooting, so the stop sign plan did not work. And it was their plan to follow. The Logan County Sheriff ‘s hands are tied cause there aren’t any rules to go by. Mr. Stewart suggested we send the Club a letter from our Zoning Inspector and then if nothing happens then we file an injunction. Is Perry Township Trustees liable if someone would get shot? Mr. Stewart said he doesn’t think so, the Club should be responsible. But who is the Club??? If a bullet changes property owners, you can’t file charges because you don’t know who the shooter was. Mr. Bodenmiller will help our Zoning Inspector write the letter that we will send to the Club. Trustees thanked Mr, Bodenmiller, Mr, Stewart and Mrs. Kerns for attending our meeting.
Mr. Josh LeVan reported that with the temperature is starting to drop, so he will be fogging for mosquitoes on a play it by ear basis. It does no good if the temperature is 50 or lower.
Mrs. Joy Litteral reported that the County EMS meetings start back up tomorrow. They meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, she is going to check about hosting one of the meetings here at Perry Township.
Assist Fire Chief reported that they have 5 members that would like to attend a fire school training at Bowling Green. It is Oct. 8 to 10 and is $345.00 for each to attend. It is a fire ground command class. Those wanting to attend are Larry Wellington, Kacy Welty, Doug Henry, Dave Frangis and Aaron Litwin. Mr. Larry Wellington stated that they would like to spend the night up there, He had some quotes for some motels. For 2 nights at Best Western for 2 king suites it would be $107.95 per night. Days Inn is $55.00 but Mr. Wellington said that he won’t stay at a Days Inn. After some discussion, Mr. John Brose made a motion for the 5 guys to stay overnight, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes. They are to pay and we will reimburse them.
Doug Henry reported that they went on a fire, mutual aid, with Zanesfield and we had an air bottle that the threads got messed up on, also one of our air masks got too hot and burned up so it needs replaced. They will be getting prices before the next meeting.
Fire Dept. would like to have 5 cones for the fire truck. The engine is still at Springfield they are trying to figure out the foam system. The foam has been getting into the booster tank, it is at Sutphen.
Mr. Dave Cook reported that the turbo flares that we just purchased are no good, we can’t use them. When the chopper comes in it has different lighting now and they can’t see those flares, this is why they need the cones. Mr. Brose will order them tomorrow.
Mr. Henry thanked the Trustees for cutting the brush out at the end of Temperance Street.
Fall Dumpster Day will be October 8.
Mr. Chuck Boudrow reported that the Mason’s would like to use the shelter house next March for the district wide picnic. He thinks it is March 25, 2017. The Masons would also like to have a bathroom put in upstairs for them. Trustees will look into this and see what all would have to be done to install a bathroom.
Mr. Larry Wellington reported that the fire dept wants to have a Fire Safety Day on October 15, 2016. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. Crime Watchers are going to have a table out there. Dustin Cook got 84 smoke detectors donated from Lowes and Larry got 50 donated from Kitty’s, so they have a total of 134 smoke detectors to give out that day. Any leftovers will be taken on the runs and see if the patients have smoke detectors or not, and the day crew will go out the next day and install them if needed. On this Fire Safety Day there will be hot dogs, chips, possibly chili and they are going to see if PTEC will make some baked goods. There will probably be a donation boot out. They will have some give away gifts and they are going to see if the Girl Scouts would like to participate in some way. All this will be set up at the firehouse.
Mr. Dave Cook reported that they are up to 83 runs on the squad. The auto-pulse should be here by the end of this week or the beginning of next week. September 30 the squad will be covering the Ben Logan football game. The water rescue equipment has come in. The squad is running good.
Mr. Kacy Welty brought up about the grates around the window on the LUC building, Brad of LUC told Kacy to see if the Township had any ideas on what could be done with those grates. Maybe fill them with gravel and board them up. We as the Township can’t do anything, it’s not township property.
Mr. Dan Ackley, zoning inspector, said that Brad Bodenmiller told him on his way out that he will go with Dan to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office to put together that letter to send to the Conservation Club. Mrs. Stalling told him that we will need a copy of the letter.
Mr. Dave Cook reported that the street light at his alley keeps going on and off.
Mr. Dave Cook reported that we have 2 new medics. Aaron Litwin and Leah Lookinbaugh have both passed their medic tests.
Mr. Chuck Boudrow told that there is a leak in the top of the Lodge Hall.
Mr. Terry Cook reported that it is time for Cemetery Clean-up. Starting on Oct. 1 and can redecorate on Oct. 8. We will advertise twice in the Examiner.
Terry brought up that the pick-up needs new tires. John Brose made a motion for said purchase, seconded by Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
Mr. Jeff Rosebrook brought up about the Dumpster Day, he will call and order the dumpsters. Advertise twice in the Examiner and put posters around town.
Mr. John Brose brought up about what roads we want to turn in to be done.
Mr. Brose wanted to know what roads we wanted to ship and seal, Mrs Stalling told him NONE as we have worked hard to get all our roads asphalted. Mr. Brose reported that 1 mile of asphalt is around $80,000.00 and 1 mile of chip and seal is around $8,000.00. The county is chip and sealing all their roads. They said that it make the roads last longer. Mrs. Stalling told the Trustees that they are going to get their butts ripped by the Residents of Perry Township if they go back to chip and seal. There was a lot of discussion. The trustees will check the roads again and decide which roads we want to do as the report has to be into the County Engineer by October 3rd. John stated that to asphalt all the alleys in town will be around $160,000.00.
Mr. Brose reported that Saturday morning, Sept. 17 there is a meeting at the Homecoming Restaurant about the radios for the fire dept. John is planning on attending this meeting.
Mr. Brose reported that we need 6 new culverts, which will cost $18,258.74 from the County. We need to get this done yet this year. Mr. Jeff Rosebrook made a motion for said bid, seconded by Mr. Terry Cook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
Mrs. Stalling received her exemption for the training at the Treasurer’s Office.
Mrs. Stalling stated that there needs to be some rules about the new time clock at the fire house. After some discussion, All Trustees agreed that they can clock in 5 minutes before their shift starts and up to 5 minutes after their shifts are over. They are NOT to clock in more than 5 minutes before 8:00 a.m. and NO more than 5 minutes after 4:00 p.m. If they clock in at 8:06 a.m. they will be deducted ¼ of an hour. Mrs. Stalling will make a paper with the rules on it to be posted at the time clock and the fire chief, squad chief and the Trustees will all sign off on this sheet.
Mrs. Stalling had the paperwork from the Logan County Auditor accepting the Amounts and Rates from the Budget Commission. Mr. Brose made a motion accept this paperwork, seconded by Mr. Rosebrook. Brose, aye, Rosebrook, aye and Cook, aye
Mr. Terry Cook reported that he will be on vacation next week.
Mrs. Stalling reported that we have a rut in our backyard from someone on the fire dept running a fire truck in our yard.
Mr. John Brose made a motion to pay the bills, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.
TOTAL OF BILLS: $70,012.26
INCOME FOR AUGUST $218,789.70
Mr. John Brose made a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Jeff Rosebrook. Brose, yes, Rosebrook, yes and Cook, yes.