James W. Stewart


Cell: 419-656-3243


Scott Leber


Cell: 419-706-5850


Michael G Parker


Cell: 419-704-2549





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Regular Meeting Minutes

AUGUST 3, 2017



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. Stewart moved to approve the minutes for July 20th meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present answer yes; motion to approve carried.

Guests – no guest were present.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting to;

Cynthia Walker & Charles Rogers for a 28 X 56 accessory building.

Mr. David reported that he had sent an email to Mark Janowich, Erie County Health Dept. about the trailer full of trash setting next to the garage at 2909 Mason Road. He said Mr. Janowich had investigated the problem and because no would answer the door, he had taped a warning citation to the front door of the house.

Mr. David reported that he was working on permits for 2 new houses in Oxford Township.

Mr. David reported that Matt Parker had filed for a variance to exceed the allowable square footage for an accessory structure. He said the Appeals Board hearing was schedules for August 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Road Superintendent:

Mr. Kelley reported that the 2002 International truck had been repaired. He said that a new engine crankcase pan and transmission cover had been installed, along with the electric brakes controller for the trailer used to transport the roller. He said that they were going to start asphalt paving in Groton Township this next week, once they were finished there they would be coming to Oxford Township.


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

Mr. Parker reported that there had been some discussion about the Townships as a group hiring an attorney to answer their legal questions.  Currently the Erie County Prosecutor is responsible for answering Township questions concerning their legal issues. After some discussion, Mr. Parker said he would put it before the group at the next Erie County Township Association meeting.

Mr. Stewart reported that he had talked with Liana Wensink about getting the fall issue of the Messenger out early so they could announce the “Touch a Truck” event scheduled for this fall.

Fiscal Officer: 

Mr. David said he had talked with the Erie County Engineers office about who is issuing boring permits for the Townships. He said that the resolution passed this spring to give the County the power to issue permits for the Townships was only for the Nexus Pipeline projects. The Township issues its own permits for any boring or road right of way work going on in their territories.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business:

The annual payroll review;

Mr. Stewart moved that they go into Executive Session to discuss wage increases, Mr. Parker second the motion. Roll was called, with all answering yes; motion carried.

Topics discussed while in Executive Session;

Individuals’ performance, health insurance cost, cost of living.

Mr. Parker moved to close the Executive Session, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Parker moved for the following;

Members of the Zoning Board and Zoning Appeals Board are increased to $40.00 per meeting, the board secretaries to $50.00 per month. Mr. Kelley’s pay is increased 2.35% or $0.50 per hour, Mr. Smith’s hourly wage is increased $0.50 per hour, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. .

 New Business:

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of$2,487.93, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, the meeting was adjourned.


Scott Leber, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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