By NANCY COLLIER
PIKE TWP. -- Township trustees had a short meeting Monday evening, with township attorney Charlie Hall in attendance to discuss legal matters.
Hall brought up the appeal filed by Louis Grooms. Hall said he would get a ruling from the court, the township will clean up the property once again, and Grooms will be jailed.
In the Alborn case, the assessment of the last bill has been in the judge's hands for a month, and Hall is still waiting on a ruling.
Hall also reported the Ohio Department of Transportation price for salt is $10 a ton cheaper than the county price, and he is checking to see if the townships can order at the lower price.
Trustees adjourned into a brief executive session with Hall to discuss pending litigation, but took no action upon their return.
Road supervisor Mark Pahanish said his crew has been finishing up mowing, assisting at funerals and working at the Melscheimer Schoolhouse. They will begin trimming brush shortly, in anticipation of winter weather.
Fiscal officer Steve Knox asked for and received permission to move $4,267 from other expenses salary to general expenses, $800 from the same fund to PERS, $7,000 from salaries and gas to PERS, and $4,285 from contract cemetery to salary cemetery.
The next meeting will be Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the township building.