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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
April 18, 2013
President Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that all Trustees were present. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Parker moved to accept the minutes, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No guests were present.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting. He said there had been inquiries about zoning regulations for accessory structures and several individuals had inquired about the lot split process.
Mr. Kelley was reported that he was about half way thru the process of replacing the current Township curve signs with the “high visibility reflector signs” mandated by the State.
Mr. Kelley reported that the furnace for the meeting room and offices had quit operating this past week. He said that a circuit board had to be replaced and now it was back operating smoothly.
Mr. Kelley reported that he had met with Dave Willinger, Ransom Road about storm water that accumulates between his property and the neighbors. Mr. Kelley said after reviewing the water problem and the way the property drains, that his recommendation to Mr. Willinger was to run the water to the front of the lot toward the road. He said that brought up the question of where to drain the water. Instead of running it out on the road he suggested that Mr. Willinger be allowed to either French drain over the road tile or tie directly into the road tile. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to allow Dave Willinger to tie into the road tile, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. The Trustees directed Mr. Kelley to be present for the tie in to the Township tile.
Mr. Leber reported that he talked by phone several times to Brandon Phifer, Norfolk Southern Corporation, about the Kimball Elevator property and the need to get it secured. After receiving a letter from Bob England, Erie County Health Department demanding action, Mr. Phifer requested that they meet for an inspection of the elevator site. Mr. Parker and Bob England met with Mr. Phifer and a contractor that was hired by Norfolk Southern Corporation to secure the building and property. Mr. Phifer said that the property would be secured and bids would be taken to demolish the buildings and clean up the property. Mr. Stewart reported that he had drove by the property before the meeting and the building entrances were boarded up and the building was marked with no trespassing signs. He said that while the building was boarded up, the building walls where the roof was removed still pose a possible threat during a wind storm. While everyone was satisfied that Norfolk Southern Corp. had taken steps in the right direction to eliminate the threat to area residents, all agreed that continued pressure still needs to be applied to keep them moving toward a complete clean up.
Mr. David said he didn’t have anything at this time.
Communications were reviewed.
There was nothing new to report.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $15,492.69, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried
No further business, Mr. Parker moved to adjourn.
James W. Stewart, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer