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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
August 6, 2020
President Scott Leber called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that all Trustees were present, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer / Zoning Inspector, Road Superintendent David Kelley was absent.
There were no minutes to approve.
Ashley Ballah, Executive Director for North Central EMS a member of Fisher-Titus Affiliated Services was present at the meeting along with the EMS dispatch recordings for the Wensink emergency call on June 7, 2020. After listening to the recordings the Trustees questioned Ms. Ballah where she thought the confusion resulted from concerning if Oxford Township was serviced by North Central. She said 911 calls go to the Erie County Sheriffs call board, where they are answered and forwarded to the responding service agency, the 911 operator at North Central was already busy with an emergency call so the call was answered by her assistant sitting next to her, who was new and unaware that North Central serviced Oxford Township, thus the confusion. Ms. Ballah said it was a matter of an inexperienced operator, she understood that even though it was only a matter of minutes before the situation was straightened out, when you’re on the calling end of an emergency, it was the last thing you would want to hear from a dispatcher.
Ms. Ballah agreed that further dispatch training was needed so this type of incident doesn’t happen again. The Trustees “thanked her” for coming to the meeting and explaining where the problem was.
Mr. David reported that he had issued four permits since the last meeting;
1. Robert & Linda Joseph, 12511 Thomas Road – accessory building
2. Burton& Linda Purcell, 4709 Mason Road – pool
3. Leonard & Rita Disalvio, 8002 Ransom Road – accessory addition
4. Brian Deering, 8002 Ransom Road – 12 x 20 accessory building
Mr. David reported that the property at 12309 Patten Tract Road belonging to Gary Robins which is currently for sale has been mowed.
Mr. David reported that he had taken pictures of the property at 10316 Patten Tract Road and forwarded them to the agent at Quicken Loans that he had been talking with. He said that their opinion of taking care of the property which involves 2.15 acres, was to mow the quarter acre around the house and leave the rest grow up in weeds. He said the house sits back 200 foot off the road and the front yard hasn’t been mowed once this summer. Mr. David said he told the Quicken Loans agent that the front yard contained Canadian Thistle which according to the Ohio Revised Code in the State of Ohio is considered a noxious weed and must be removed and controlled.
After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to declare the property at 10316 Patten Tract Road is in violation of O.R.C 505.87 – Nuisance weeds, vegetation and other debris to start clean up procedures, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present answering yes; motion carried.
Mr. David reported that he had been watching the property belonging to Scott & Tammy Hileman, 4309 Delematre Road because it was becoming overgrown, he said there were trees growing in the bushes that were taller than the eves of the house. Mr. Leber said he said he would stop and talk to them.
Mr. Kelley was absent for the meeting.
Mr. Leber said he had nothing to report at this time.
Mr. Parker reported that he had talked with Rick Jeffery who had said that the Nexus request for a property valuation reduction had been denied. He said it was unsure if Nexus was going to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
Mr. Stewart said he had talked with Hermes-Parker and Gallagher Plumbing telling them the tentative start date on the new building was going to be September.
Mr. David reported that the Township had received their $415.42 refund check from OTARMA Insurance for their continued membership in the organization.
Mr. David said that the “Forney Family” had donated $65.00 to the Oxford Township park fund
Communications were reviewed.
There was no old business to discuss.
Mr. Stewart introduce Resolution #2020-08-01 authorizing that Oxford Township Trustees to enter into a lease/purchase agreement with F.N.B. Commercial Leasing for the purchase of a Ford F550 truck, seconded by Mr. Parker. Roll was called with the following results; Mr. Stewart–yes, Mr. Parker–yes, Mr. Leber-yes. (copy of complete resolution available upon request)
Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $25,727.92, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried
No further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned,
Scott Leber, President of Board Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer