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Regular Meeting Minutes

December 1, 2011


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

Roll Call

Roll calls 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 November 17, 2011 Trustee meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called; with everyone present voting yes; motion carried.


No guests were present.

Zoning Report

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

Mr. David distributed copies of a letter that he wrote to Stinchcomb Reality concerning their property on Mason Road.

Mr. David said he had received a call from a resident on Patten Tract Road about the Timothy Williams property located at 12309 Patten Tract Road. The resident complained that the Williams had started to demolish a house on their property and were letting the insulation and debris blow onto other people’s property. Mr. David said he had driven over to the mentioned property and it was a mess. Mr. Leber said he knew the Williams and volunteered to go and talk to them about the problem.

Mr. David reported that the Zoning Board had held an open public hearing for review of the purposed “outdoor wood burner regulations”. He said that no residents had attended the meeting, so the Zoning Board voted to approve the purposed “outdoor wood burner” zoning resolutions and send them to Regional Planning for their review and legal opinion. After they were are returned from Regional Planning, if there are no additions or corrections, they will be submitted to the Trustees for their approval.

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that the 1992 International Truck was back from Meggitt’s were the box had been sand blasted and painted. Mr. Kelley said that they had done a good job repairing the box before they painted it. He said the truck was set for another five years.

Mr. Kelley reported that Jim Neil from Margaretta Township and himself had attended the ODOT conference in Columbus, pertaining to the new “Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Maintenance Program” that must be implemented starting in 2012. Mr. Kelley said that starting with stop signs and by 2015 all signs including load limit and street signs must be of the new high reflectivity material. Mr. Kelley said the County was already replacing all stop signs on county roads, and would replace all stop signs at intersections of township and county roads.


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

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

Mr. Stewart said that he had received a notice concerning new rules about CDL licenses. Mr. Kelley said he had called and talked with the people. He said that it pertained mainly to over the road drivers running interstate operations. Mr. Stewart said it made him realize that his two year CDL physical was expired. Mr. Kelley said he had just gotten his CDL physical renewed. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to reimburse Mr. Stewart, Mr. Kelley and Brian Smith for the cost of their CDL physicals. Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Stewart reported that he had talked with Tyler Galloway and he had accepted the open alternate position on the Appeals Board. Mr. Parker moved to appoint Tyler Galloway to the Zoning Appeals Board, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. David said that Tyler had already been in and filled out his paperwork.

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David said with the close of 2011 coming, he suggested that they have a work session to review road projects and other programs for the upcoming year appropriations. After some discussion it was decided to have a work session Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:00p.m.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

There was no old business.

New Business

In an open public meeting of the Oxford Township Trustees, Mr. Parker moved that Oxford Township adopt the ODOT “Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Maintenance Program” as required by new rules and regulations set down by the State of Ohio. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion.

The roll being called resulted as follows;

Mr. Stewart – yes

Mr. Parker – yes

Mr. Leber - yes

Motion to adopt the ODOT “Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Maintenance Program” adopted this December 1, 2011

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $21,057.96, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.


Scott Leber, President

Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Michael G Parker-President


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James W. Stewart-Trustee


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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