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Regular Meeting Minutes

April 7, 2011


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

Roll Call:

Roll calls indicated all Trustees were present. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer & Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent, David Kelley.


Mr. Stewart moved to accept the minutes for the March 17, 2011 Trustee meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called; with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Tim Esposito, owner of Enzo’s Cleaning Solutions, was present at the meeting to present a bid for a hot water pressure washer. Mr. Esposito explained the merits of his machine and answered questions from the Trustees.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting.

Mr. David said he had heard from the Prosecutor’s office about the request for an opinion on the Milan Villa’s current mode of operation as it pertains to Oxford Townships Zoning Resolutions. They said that it would take several weeks for them to research an opinion. Mr. David said he had not received the letter from Mr. Swanson stating he wanted to drop his conditional use permit for a bed and breakfast.

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been working on road tile repairs on Delematre Road. He said he had installed a new catch basin on Wood Road west of Patten Tract.

Mr. Kelley reported that Verizon had contacted him about replacing a pole on Livengood Road where the old road runs back to Dave Sipe’s driveway. They questioned if they would need a boring permit to bury the cable along the old section of Livengood Road. After some discussion, the trustees said that they would require a permit to be filed.

Mr. Kelley said that after looking over Lovers Lane Road he thought that the trees needed to be trimmed back off the road right of way. He said the road lays wet and never seems to dry out. By trimming the trees back it would allow the sun to shine in and dry the road out. The After some discussion the Trustees told Mr. Kelley to get a price from Roe’s Tree Service to trim the trees back.

Mr. Kelley requested the week of April 18th for vacation. The trustees approved the request.


Mr. Leber reported that he had attended the Regional Planning meeting. He said that there was nothing up for consideration by Regional planning at this time. He reported that this time of year in 2008 they normally had about 40 projects at one time to consider and review. Mr. Leber said that Kenneth Koelsch, 1715 Mason Road, had complained to him about a neighbor having a pile of dirt and rubbish that they allowed to become overgrown with weeds. Mr. David said he would look into it.

Mr. Parker said he been out looking at the roads, and he was concerned about Higbee Road. He said that it looked like there needed to be some wedge coating done on the south side of the road, going towards Thomas. Mr. Kelley said that there had been increased truck traffic from trucks using it to go out Thomas Road to Route 113.

Mr. Parker suggested that the Trustees hold a work session to update the five year plan. After some discussion, it was decided to hold a work session at 6 pm on May 5th before the regular Trustee meeting. Mr. Kelley suggested that the Trustees and he drive the roads together, so everyone was on the same page.

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

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that it had been over thirty days since the combined check for Central Erie’s silo fire had been sent to the bank by the insurance company... He questioned the Trustees on how they wanted to proceed with questioning where the payment for the fire calls was. After some discussion, it was suggested that phone calls should be made to the attorneys representing the elevator and the bank before any more letters are written.

The Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP) audit report was reviewed and discussed by the Trustees. Mr. Parker moved to forgo a formal exit meeting with the state auditor, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion, roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

The final appropriations were discussed, Mr. Parker moved to accept the final appropriations, and Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes, motion carried.

Several more bids were reviewed for the salt shed roof. Mr. Stewart questioned if all the shingles being used in the bids were life time warranty, or the same weight shingle. It was decided to check with the bidders before making any decision.

New Business

Purchase of the hot water pressure washer, that Mr. Esposito had submitted the bid for, was discussed. Mr. Esposito said he would throw in a five gallon can of salt neutralizer and a five gallon can of detergent with the purchase. Mr. Parker moved to buy the Mi-T-M model HSP- 3504-3MGH hot water pressure washer with electric start, and hose reel, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $16,955.40, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, Mr. Parker moved to adjourn.


Scott Leber, President

Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Michael G Parker-President


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James W. Stewart-Trustee


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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