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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

Aug 6, 2015


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


Roll Call

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



Mr. Stewart moved to accept the minutes for July 16 meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with everyone present voting yes; motion carried.



No Guests were present.


Zoning Report:

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


Mr. David said that he had process a lot split for Deering Farms on property they own on Wood Road. He said that Daryl Pena, who is married to Brian Deering’s daughter, they are going to build a house there on Wood Road.


Mr. David reported that Anthony McKillips, 5917 Mason Road has applied for a variance to exceed the allowable square footage for an accessory structure. The Appeals Board will meet August 27th to review the application.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that they were done with crack sealing for now and they would be starting to wedge coat in Margretta Township next week. He reported that the “92” International dump truck had been taken to Dave Pocock’s for repairs to the dump box frame.


There was discussion with Mr. Kelley about using some “jail help” to do some road work jobs in the Township. Mr. Kelley said in the past he had them painting guard rails, picking up trash along the roads etc. Mr. Stewart said he would contact Sheriff Sigsworth about using some of the inmates.



Mr. Leber was absent.


Mr. Parker reported that he had been working on the letter to the residents for renewal of the “Township Operating Levy” and passage of the new “Fire Levy”. He reviewed several grafts with the Board showing Township operating cost “vs” decline in Township income. There was some discussion on the types of graphs, which one would be more readable. Mr. Parker thanked the Board for the input. 


Mr. Parker requested that his wife be removed from the Township health plan. Mr. David said he would see to it.


Mr. Stewart said he had talked with Leanna Wensink about taking over as editor of the Township Messenger. He said she has had some experience in the field and was interested in doing it.  


After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to hire Leanna Wensink as the new editor of the Township Messenger, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.  


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that the Levy Petitions had been file with the Board of Elections.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

Old business was reviewed; no new news on the fire contracts, Groton Township was still reviewing with their Fire Department the ramifications of taking over the whole of Oxford Township’s fire coverage.


New Business

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $10,696.74, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. 


No further business, Mr. Stewart moved the meeting be adjourned.




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

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Michael G Parker-President 


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James W. Stewart- Vice-President


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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