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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

April 16, 2015


President Michael Parker called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Roll Call

Roll call indicated that Trustees Scott Leber and Michael Parker were present, Trustee James Stewart was absent. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, Road Superintendent David Kelley was absent.



Mr. Stewart moved to approve the April 2nd minutes, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to accept carried.



Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth was present at the meeting. Sheriff Sigsworth said that he had stopped by to give a brief report of activities going on in and around Erie County, He questioned if the Trustees had any concerns or suggestions on how the Sheriff Department could better serve the citizens of Oxford Township. There was some discussion about the problem of blocked railroad crossings, Sheriff Sigsworth said that reports concerning blocked crossing were actually down since the public meeting held by Representative Garner and the representatives from the railroad. However, he thought it would be a continuing problem because of the increasing rail traffic. The Trustees thanked Sheriff Sigsworth for coming to the meeting.


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued 2 permits since the last meeting.

1.    Robert Roe, 12014 Thomas Road, for an accessory building.

2.    HP Property Holdings, Mason Road, for an office/warehouse complex.  


Mr. David questioned the Trustees about the possibility of placing a maximum fee that can be charged for a zoning permit. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved that a maximum charge of five hundred dollars be set for obtaining a zoning permit, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with Mr. Leber and Mr. Stewart voting yes, Mr. Parker abstained, motion carried.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley was absent



Mr. Leber reported that the antique David Brady chainsaw had been repaired and was running. He said several people had expressed an interest but none had come up with an offer for it. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved to put the chainsaw on EBay so that it would be available for competitive bidding, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. Leber suggested that the Trustees replace the computer in Mr. Kelley’s office. He said that there was a problem with it logging on to the internet. He said repairs on that old of a computer would come close to the cost of a new one. He said that the monitor and key board were good only the tower would need replaced. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved to purchase a new computer tower for Mr. Kelley’s office, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. Parker said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.


Mr. Stewart said he didn’t have anything at this time.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David said the State Auditor had begun the bi-annual audit of the Township records. He reported that she would be returning the next week to continue the audit.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

The summer state salt bid was discussed, there had been some confusion but Mr. Parker had straightened out the problems with the bid submittal.


New Business

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $6,981.57, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, meeting was adjourned.




Michael G. Parker, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Michael G Parker-President 


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James W. Stewart- Vice-President


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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