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Regular Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2014


President Scott Leber 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. Parker moved to accept the minutes for the August 7, 2014 meeting, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, Mr. Leber and Mr. Parker voted to accept the minutes, being he was absent from the meeting, Mr. Stewart abstained; motion carried.



No guests were present.


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit to;

Dean Skinner, 4603 Delematre Rd., 24 x 40 accessory building


Mr. David reported that he had issued a “Certificate of Nonconformity” to Mrs. Sandra Ferry for her lot on Taylor Road. He explained to the Trustees that after talking with Gerry Gross, Assistant Prosecutor for Erie County, he had Mrs. Ferry withdraw her request for a variance and instead in accordance with the Oxford Township Zoning Resolutions, request that he issue a Certificate of Nonconformity. This certificate states that the lot was conforming when it was surveyed and first registered at the Auditor’s office. 


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that they have started wedge coating in Oxford Township using a paving machine from Lyme Township, Sandusky County. He said the machine lays the asphalt more precise while using less material. He said that this will allow him to do more road repairs with the tonnage allowance set by the Trustees.


Mr. Kelley reported that he took the 1991 International Truck to Midway and had the back brakes replaced. He said he hadn’t really had a chance to use it since getting it back. 



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


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


Mr. Stewart reviewed the report that he had received about the high cost of road salt for the 2014 – 2015 winter season. He said he had spoken with Jack Farschman about the report. He said that they going to post a rebid for the salt companies, hoping they would come in at the rates quoted to ODOT, which are still 50% higher the last year. He said Mr. Farschman said that the salt companies are still honoring the price quotes for the 2013 – 2014 contracts, so if you have any remaining tonnage left from last year, it would be in your best interest to haul it now, even if you had to store it outside. After some discussion, the Trustees told Mr. Kelley to haul any remaining salt even if it meant stockpiling it outside and covering it with a tarp.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David questioned it the Trustees had any questions about the estimated 2014 yearend and the proposed 2015 Budget Appropriations. With no questions being raised, Mr. Stewart moved to accept the report, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. David reported that they had received a $50.00 dollar donation from the Willinger family, for use of the park and shelter house



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

The trees at the corner of Mason and Ransom, no new information was available.


Right of way for enclosed ditch across Ron Spears property, no further information was available, after some discussion Mr. Parker said he would contact Tim Lloyd at the Engineer’s office to see if he had any information about an easement.


New Business

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $13,798.59.74, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, meeting was adjourned. 




Scott Leber, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Scott Leber-President


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Michael G Parker-Vice-President 


Cell: 419-704-2549 


James W. Stewart-Trustee


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