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

December 19, 2019


President James Stewart 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 and Zoning Inspector, Road Superintendent David Kelley was absent.


Mr. Parker moved to approve the minutes for the December 5th Trustee meeting, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called with all present answering yes motion carried.


No guests were present.

 Zoning Report:

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

 Mr. David reported that he had reviewed a lot spit transaction presented by Hartung Title for property being sold on Mason Road belonging to the DeWitt Trust.

Mr. David reported that he had several emails from Quicken Loans regarding the cleanup at the Wax property on Patten Tract Road. Mr. David said that the property is  financed thru the Federal Hud program, and spending any money for cleanup has to be approved by Hud. Mr. David said he would continue to monitor the property.  

Road Superintendent:

Mr. Kelley was absent.


Mr. Leber reported that he had talked with Roe Tree Service again about the trees on Thomas Road, he said they estimated it will take a day to take down the one dead tree and trim the remaining trees. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to have the one dead tree taken down and have the other trees trimmed up and the debris removed, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Parker gave a brief report on the annual meeting with the County Engineer, and the Christmas Dinner held by the Erie County Township Association. He reminded the Trustees that the Ohio Township Association was backing the purposed bill that would allow a vote by local constituents to override any projects approved by the Ohio Siting Board.

Mr. Stewart said he had attended the Erie County Hazard Mitigation Plan Kickoff Meeting held by the All Clear Emergency Management Group. He said in order to be eligible to receive federal mitigation grant dollars you must have a plan approved by FEMA and adopted by the local jurisdictions. He said this mitigation plan needs to revised every five years to stay eligible.

Fiscal Officer: 

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


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business;

There was no further information on the new building project.

New Business:

The renewal contract for fire protection coverage provided by Groton Township Trustees and the Groton Township Volunteer Fire Department was reviewed. Mr. Leber moved to renew the fire contract for 2019 -2020 with the Groton Township Trustees, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

There was discussion about the upcoming Ohio Township Association Convention being held in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Leber moved to pay mileage and expenses for those wishing to attend the convention, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $36,761.96, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned,


James W. Stewart, President                                 Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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