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Regular Meeting Minutes

Dec. 5, 2013


President 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/ Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley.



There were no minutes to approve.



Lisa Beursken, Coordinator for the Erie County Environmental Services, was present at the meeting. She discussed options to bring the County into compliance with the EPA mandate for recycling. She said to date the County Commissioners were still exploring the options and no diffident decision had been made on the process.


She reminded the Trustees about the $1000 dollar grant available from the County, for hosting a recycling event in 2014. The Trustees thank her for coming to the meeting. 


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued 3 permits since the last meeting.

1.     2 - Lot split permits to Galloway & Sons LLC.

2.     1 - Lot split permit to Deering Farms 


Road Superintendent

There was no road report; Mr. Kelley was excused from attending the meeting.


Mr. Stewart did report that Mr. Kelley and he had removed the lean-to from the metal building at Kimball. He said they first removed the metal siding and then took down the wood building frame, cut it up and burned it. He said that it was quite a job for the two of them.




Mr. Stewart presented bids from; Abundant Services, Bath, Ohio, the contractor working on the demolition of the Kimball Elevator, for demolition of the metal building and clean up and removal of the scale concrete piers at the Township’s Kimball property. Both Mr. Stewart and Mr. Leber had talked with Jason Modlik, the contractor about the project. After reviewing the bids and discussing the options, Mr. Parker moved to accept the bid from Abundant Services for the demolition of the building and scale piers at Kimball, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. There was further discussion and the decision was reached that the matter be tabled till the next meeting.


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



Fiscal Officer

Mr. David distributed the new Trustee bonds for Mr. Leber and Mr. Stewart, so they could be sign by Judge Lucs at the upcoming Erie County Township Association’s Christmas Dinner.


Mr. David had presented copies of the AUP Auditor’s Review for the biannual audit findings. After reviewing the findings, Mr. Parker moved to accept the AUP Exit Package as presented, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was call, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. Stewart sign the Exit Package to be sent to the Auditor.


Mr. David reminded the Trustees that the 2013 Fiscal Year was coming to an end, and he would be working on the Temporary Appropriation for 2014.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

A letter drawn up by Mr. Parker thanking Tim Dunlap for trimming his apple tree was discussed. After the Trustees reviewed it, Mr. Leber moved that the letter be sent to Mr. Dunlap, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. Stewart signed it and Mr. David said he would see that it was mailed.

New Business

The Recycling Grant from the County was discussed. Mr. Parker noted that the Township had just held a tire recycling event this past summer, but to not make use of the available funds seemed foolish. After some discussion, it was suggested that the recycling event be expanded to include appliances and old electronics. Mr. Parker moved to apply for the grant and hold the expanded recycling event, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $8,588.21, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, Mr. Parker moved to adjourn.



James W. Stewart, 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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