Perry Township preparing to seek police levy renewal

SALEM — Perry Township trustees on Monday took action to have the county auditor certify the tax valuation information for a 1-mill police levy renewal they plan to seek in May. The levy will expire at the end of this year and generates $86,400 yearly for operating expenses in the police department.

Trustees approved $1,195,355 in expected revenues for 2021 and $1,083,850 in appropriations for 2021, agreed to change to Consumers National Bank for banking needs to take advantage of some of the services offered, and gave permission for zoning officer Allan Wolfgang and the zoning board to contract with Plan4Land for $1,200 to update the township plat map.

Trustees also organized for the year, with Steve Bailey reappointed as chairman, Jim Armeni reappointed as vice chairman, set meeting times for 4 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, rehired employees, trustee appointments to police, fire and road departments, zoning and zoning appeals members and agreed to hire outside legal counsel on an as needed basis when necessary.

Bailey reported he’s been working on updating the policy and procedures manual and is adding job descriptions and cleaning up the language. He’ll have the manual reviewed by the prosecutor’s office. He also said they’ll need to start doing employee reviews, which they have not been doing.

Wolfgang reported one building permit issued last month and none so far in January.



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