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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

Aug 20, 2015


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.



There were no minutes to approve.



No Guests were present.


Zoning Report:

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


Mr. David reported that Gene Eckler, 2710 Schaeffer Road, had requested a zoning permit for an accessory building he wanted to build on his property. After talking with Mr. Eckler and reviewing the Auditor’s site on the property, Mr. David said that no permit was necessary because it was going to be for agricultural use. Mr. David said he did “thank” Mr. Eckler for coming in and questioning before starting to build.


Mr. David reminded the Trustee about the Appeals Board hearing for Anthony McKillips request for a variance on August 27 at 7:00 pm. 


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he was done with the road side mowing; he said that they were wedge coating in Groton Township but it was going slow because of a lack of help.


Mr. Kelley reported that the salt shed was full of mix; he said the cable for the overhead door broke so he is unable to close it right now. .



Mr. Leber reported that the broken sign that stood in front of the Bloomingville Cemetery is made out of a poor grade of aluminum that can’t be welded. He said they have designed a bracket that can be build that will hold the sign and allow it to be fastened back on the post. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to allow up to $300 dollars for repairs to the sign, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. Leber reported that he had stopped by Harliss Kennedy’s house on Delematre Road. He said that the house has open windows with an awful smell coming out of it. He said that since Harliss has died; the family has gone out of state, and the property is in receivership. Mr. David said he would notify the Erie County Health Department about the open windows and smell.


Mr. Parker reported that he had put the finishing touches on the letter to the residents for renewal of the “Township Operating Levy” and passage of the new “Fire Levy”. He suggested that The Trustees meet at 6:30 before the next meeting so they could review the letter.


Mr. Leber said he wouldn’t be available for the next meeting date, he questioned about moving the meeting to another date. After some discussion, it was decided to hold the next Trustee meeting on Tuesday September 1st, with a work session scheduled for 6:30, before the regular meeting. Mr. David said he would see that it was posted.


Mr. Stewart reported that the Groton Township Trustees were voting tonight on whether or not they would be providing fire protection coverage for all of Oxford Township. He said that after the vote they were going to notify him of the outcome.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that the Fortney Family had donated $80 dollars to the Township for using the park and shelter house for their family reunion.


Mr. David reported that he had received a letter from Erie County Solid Waste Management stating that they were giving out $1000 dollar recycling grants this year to be used toward recycling projects including; tires, appliances, electronics, yard waste and leaves.


There was discussion about using the money to remove several dead or dying trees in the Township. Mr. Stewart said he would check and see it the money could be used for that purpose.  


Mr. David reported that he had finished the “estimated year end” and “projected budget” for 2015 – 2016. He distributed copies to the Trustee for their review. 



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

Mr. Stewart said he would notify everyone as soon as he received any word on the vote from Groton Township.


New Business

Mr. David reminded the Trustees about the annual review and wage increases for the employees. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to delay any reviews and or increases until after the first of the year, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $13,144.88, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, the meeting was adjourned.




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

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Michael G Parker-President 


Cell: 419-704-2549


James W. Stewart- Vice-President


Cell: 419-656-3243


Scott Leber-Trustee


Cell: 419-706-5850