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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
December 18, 2014
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, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Stewart moved to accept the minutes for the December 4, 2014 meeting, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting to accept the minutes; motion carried.
No guests were present.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting;
Mr. Kelley reported that weather permitting; he had been busy working at the Kimball property. He reported that with the help of Mr. Stewart they had loaded and hauled away eighteen loads of dirt and rubbish in one day. He said that they were at the point where they were running in to more brush and vines so this was slowing them down, but the cleanup was coming along.
Mr. Leber said that he had taken several of the Township’s older model chainsaws to Maple City Saw for appraisal and possible repairs.
Mr. Parker presented material on Caliber M1000 an additive made from corn that when mixed with road salt increase spread ability, lower the ice melting point, and cut down on the amount of salt use. After some discussion it was decided that more information was needed before a decision could be reached.
Mr. Stewart reported that he had spent six hours at the Sandusky library going back thru the microfilm archives of the Township minutes trying to locate the resolution that prohibits the cutting of the Township roads by contractors. He said he find a resolution that required an excavating permit by contractors in the October 18th, 2001 minutes. After some discussion Mr. Parker said he would contact the Engineer’s office to determine what their stand was concerning the cutting of County roads.
Mr. David presented the ODOT 2014 Highway System Mileage Certificate to the Trustees for their approval. Mr. Stewart moved to approve the certificate, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. David requested that the Trustees verify their commitment to continue hospitalization coverage for the Board of Trustees, Fiscal Officer and Road Superintendent. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to continue hospitalization coverage thru the Townships Medical Mutual Plan and to allow reimbursement for Medicare premiums for those cover outside of the Township medical plan, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Communications were reviewed.
Progress on purchasing a first aid kit for the meeting room was discussed. Mr. Stewart said he would be purchasing the first aid kit.
The Ohio Township Association Conference was discussed, Mr. Parker said that he was going and he had already reserved his room, Mr. David said he hadn’t been to one in three years, and because of the changes in the accounting policies and procedures, he was going to go, if he could get off work. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to reimburse anyone going for room, board, mileage and fees related to attending the state conference, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present answering yes; motion carried.
Mr. David questioned about the receipts for the emergency lights so they could be applied to the MORE grant thru OTARMA. Mr. Leber said he would get them to him.
Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $7,233.65, 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
Michael G Parker-Vice-President
James W. Stewart-Trustee