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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

April 7, 2016


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


Roll Call

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



Mr. Leber move to accept the minutes for March 7th & 21st minutes, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



Sheriff Paul Sigsworth was present at the meeting; he questioned the Trustees about additional services his Department could be providing for the community. The problem of blocked railroad crossings was discussed. It was noted that since the meeting with the Norfolk and Southern officials, the number of complaints were down. He brought the Trustees up to date on activities in and around Erie County, he discussed overcrowding conditions at the County jail, and the increasing epidemic of heroin overdoses in the drug community.


The Trustees “thanked him” for taking time out of his busy schedule to stop by.


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued one new permit since the last meeting to Fred Dahs, for an addition to a house he owns at 2210 Mason Road, Milan, Ohio.


Mr. David reported that he had stopped at 3402 Strecker Road to discuss the accumulation of trash and junk cars at this location. He said the lady he talked with said her husband wasn’t home from work yet and he should set up an appointment to talk to him. Mr. David said he had sent an email to Mark Janowich, Erie County Health Department about the trash buildup hoping he would stop out and investigate.


Mr. David reported that he was working with several local residents on property lot splits procedures, and he had received an inquiry about opening a “bed and breakfast.”


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been working on several pieces of equipment getting ready for road side mowing etc. He said that with help from Margretta Township they were going to berm the parts of Wood Road that they blacktop last year.


Mr. Kelley reported that bids for a tarp for the 2002 International truck were $1760 from Custom Metals and $1200 from Tri-County Tarp. After some discussion, it was decided to table any actions until further information could be collected.



Mr. Leber was discussed new things being done with the Oxford Township web site.


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


Mr. Stewart said he had talked with Roe’s Tree Service about taking down a tree on Taylor Road and trimming trees at several other locations that were hanging over Township roads. Because of the unexpected high cost, no action was taking. Mr. Leber said he would talk to them again.


Fiscal Officer

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



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

There was no old business to discuss.


New Business

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $6,914.12, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, the meeting was adjourned.





James W. Stewart, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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James W. Stewart-President


Cell: 419-656-3243


Scott Leber-Vice-President


Cell: 419-706-5850


Michael G Parker-Trustee 


Cell: 419-704-2549