Perry Township - Monroe County, IN
Perry Township Offices

Perry Township Board Meeting Minutes: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The meeting is called to order at 4:15 pm

Members Present: Jack Davis, Barb Sturbaum, Susie Hamilton, Dan Combs

Non-Members Present: Pat Combs, Sharon Yoder, William Morris


  1. Election of Officers
  2. Nepotism Policy
  3. Holiday Resolution
  4. Other
    • Attorney Report

Election of Officers

Barb nominates Jack as president, Susie seconds the motion, all agree. Jack nominates Susie as secretary, Barb seconds, all agree.

Nepotism Policy

Barb motions to acknowledge the policy, Susie seconds and all agree that we are in compliance with the Township’s Nepotism on Employment and the Township’s Nepotism policy on Contracting and policies are still being followed.

Holiday Resolution

This year the holiday resolution follows the state and county commissioner except there is one extra holiday that has been added being Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day. Barb motions to pass the holiday resolution, Susie seconds, all agree.


William Morris the attorney updates the board that the original suit against the city was dismissed. He has filed a new amended complaint that is worded better on Monday, January 3, 2022. This complaint asks how policies are enforced. This will hopefully open up lines of communication between the city and the trustee in the future if these situations occur again.

The Gateway computer system had a glitch in the system and the budget didn’t carry forward and the forms that were signed and sent in were for a zero dollar amount on the Township Assistance line that wasn’t noticed. Sharon has contacted the Department of Local Government Finance and will be getting the paperwork together to make the appropriate corrections that the board will need to sign off on before the Annual Report Meeting.

The board received an email about a new office policy effective immediately. Emergency Operating Procedures under the authority of the Governor’s initial declaration of health emergency in the State of Indiana that has been updated several times. We were limiting our interactions with the public but in recent events the amount of positive cases has increased dramatically. Our policy will be to only accept online applications and do all interactions by phone and computer. A new resolution has been sent to the board about these new changes. Susie motions to accept the new resolution, Barb seconds, all agree.

Dan and the board plan on running for re-election.

Meeting was concluded at 5:15 pm.