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Regular Meeting Minutes

August 16, 2012


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

Roll Call

Roll call indicated that 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, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Lisa Beursken, coordinator for the Erie County Department of Environmental Services, was present at the meeting to bring the Trustees up to date with the “recycling program” for Erie County. She reported that Oxford Township recycled 109 tons of material in 2011, at a cost of $17,000. She said that the recycle containers were pulled a total of 94 times during 2011. She said that the current containers being used are very inefficient because the material is loosely packed which results in the containers having to be emptied more often. Compactors would cut the number of times the containers would have to be emptied by10 to 1.

Ms. Beursken said the applications for funds to purchase compactors made to ODNR had been turned down. She said that funds might be available thru the county for purchase of compactors for an Oxford Township location, but it would be up to the Township to foot the cost of preparing a site and daily operation. She said that D.E.S. was currently talking with FSI about doing curb side recycling pickup for Florence and Berlin Heights. Curb side pickup for Oxford Township is questionable because of the small number of households in the Township. Ms. Beursken said she would keep the Trustees advised of any progress in the current discussions.

The Trustees thanked Ms. Beursken for coming to the meeting.

Zoning Report:

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

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported Mr. Kelley said he had finished the road side mowing this past week. He said with the new tractor there are several roads that need trees trimmed back. He said that the tractor sits high and the branches hit the cab. He said that he had talked with Tom Weilnau about trimming trees on Livengood and Portland Roads. Mr. Kelley said with his boom mower Mr. Weilnau could reach up and out to trim the over head branches. Mr. Kelley said he would talk to the property owners before doing any trimming.

Mr. Kelley said he was going to do the third driveway for Wensink Farms this next week, weather permitting.

Mr. Kelley said that he had decided to save his vacation until harvest time.


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

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

Mr. Stewart reported that he had talked with the manager at the Roadhouse again. He said that the cost of the meal will be $19.00 including a desert. Cocktail hour will be 6-7 p.m. with dinner at 7:00. December 13th, the second Thursday in December was reserved as the dinner date.

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that in order to be eligible for the state discount, you must join the State Purchasing Cooperative. He said he had received a call from Tony Polen, requesting a contract number so he could forward it to John Deere Credit. The annual cost is based on the population of the entity; Oxford Township’s cost would be $100.00.

Mr. David said that the Trustees were required to pass a resolution approving the Township joining the Purchasing Cooperative; this must be submitted along with the annual fee.

Mr. Stewart moved to join the State of Ohio cooperative Purchasing Program, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

The new health insurance was discussed; Mr. David reported that he was meeting with Melissa Shriver, the representative from Burnham & Flower, Friday afternoon to make sure all the forms were signed correctly.

New Business

Mr. Stewart move to pay the bills in the amount of $15,938.02, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.


Michael Parker, 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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