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

February 15, 2022


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

Roll Call:

Trustees Michael Parker, James Stewart & Scott Leber were present.


Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for the February 8, 2022 meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Guests  No guests were present. 

Zoning Report:

Mr. David absent due to home emergency.

Road Superintendent:

Mr. Kelley was absent and out clearing roads.


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

Mr. Parker – Mr. Parker reported that there was a one-time fee for each township approved at the last cemetery board meeting.  The amount was $1250 for each township to cover the cost of validating plots and locations in one cemetery section and entering the information into the new software database.

Mr. Parker also reported that Assistant Prosecutor Sue Brown had set up a meeting with Mr. Parker and Mr. David (as Zoning Inspector) to lay out the process required by Ohio Revised Code for townships to deal with properties deemed structural nuisances.  The meeting is to be held February 24th at the Prosecutors’ office.

Mr. Stewart – reported that he continued work on preparing records for digital capture and storage.

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David had prepared a line item in the meeting agenda advising the Trustees that the first deposit of American Rescue Plan Act funds of $61,907.88 was received by the Township.


Noted in the agenda was that the Erie County Health Department was holding its Annual District Advisory Council Meeting on March 14, 2022 and noon in Conference Room, door E 420 Superior Street.  Mr. Stewart said he will be attending. 

Also noted was an Erie MetroParks Zoom meeting that will discuss the grant program for 2022.  It will be held March 18 1000-1200.  Mr. Parker and/or Mr. Stewart will attend.

Old Business

There was no old business to discuss.

New Business:  

Mr. Parker presented the bids received by Margaretta Township for a mini excavator that would be shared by Margaretta, Groton, and Oxford Townships for the consideration of the board.  Margaretta Township had solicited bids from all local dealers that participate in the Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program.  Only one bid was received from a John Deere dealer in the program.  Another bid was received by Margaretta for a Yanmar mini excavator from Wellington Equipment that was lower even though Wellington Equipment and Yanmar were not participants in the Ohio Cooperative Purchasing Program.  After discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Parker, with a second by Mr. Leber to agree to share the cost of purchase of the Yanmar SV 40 mini excavator via 5 year lease to buy cost of $60,940, pending approval of Margaretta’s and Groton’s Boards.  It was noted that the price would increase 5.5% if not purchased by March 1 and that the excavator was in stock at Wellington.  Also noted that the machine will be used for cemetery burials, culvert, and ditch work in al 3 townships. A Roll Call vote was called by Mr. Stewart and all Trustees voted yes on the motion for purchase. 

Mr. Parker made a motion to hold a work session on Monday March 28th at 7 pm, the day & date reserved for same as needed.  The purpose of the meeting is to list and prioritize upcoming projects.  Mr. Leber provided a second to the motion and all Trustees voted in favor of the motion.

No further business, the meeting was adjourned.


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

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