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Regular Meeting Minutes

February 17, 2011


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

Roll Call:

Roll calls indicated 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 February 3, 2011 Trustee meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called; with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No guests were present.

Zoning Report:

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

Mr. David reminded the Trustees that the Appeals Board was scheduled to meet on February 24th at 7:00 p.m. for the Tim McClung application to temporarily place a mobile home or trailer at his place of residence.

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been hauling salt and stone to restock the salt shed. He said there had been no problems during the last snow storm, all the equipment was operating well. He reported that he had Mike Stark, adjust the clutch on the 1992 IHC truck. Mr. Kelley said he had gotten some cold patch material and with the forecasted break in the weather he would be patching some pot holes.

Mr. Kelley reported that Tadd Smith, a Berlin Township Trustee had stopped by and looked the old crack seal machine over. Mr. Smith said he would be recommending that Berlin Township purchase the crack sealing machine from Oxford Township.

After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to sell Oxford Township’s used “2001 Crafco Ez Pour 100” Hot Melt Crack Sealer serial #K091811418114 to Berlin Township for nine thousand dollars ($9000.00).

Mr. Parker seconded the motion, and the roll was called on the question of its adoption. The vote was as follows:

Scott Leber - yes

Michael Parker - yes

James Stewart - yes

Motion adopted this February 17, 2011


Mr. Leber said he met with Mark Brown and they had gone over some additional material to be added to the website. He said that he had talked with the Caterpillar salesman about when to expect the delivery of the new backhoe. He said it should be in within the next couple weeks.

Mr. Parker said he had talked with the other committee members of the Oxford Township Fund of the Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation. He said they had decided to leave the fund continue to build up and not request any funds this year. Mr. Parker said he had sent a notice of their decision to the Foundation.

Mr. Stewart reported that workmen had removed the piles of grain at Central Erie Elevator and spread them on fields located behind the elevator. He said they had also cleaned up the piles located across the road from the elevator.

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that Groton Township Fire Department had responded to a carbon monoxide call at Gene Dahs’s house at 10211 Patten Tract Road. The report states that they vented the house clearing it of any fumes; there was no charge for the call.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

New Business

Mr. David reported that he had talked with Jason Hermes and he had agreed to be on the Zoning Board. Mr. Stewart moved to appoint Jason Hermes to the Zoning Board, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Leber voted yes, Mr. Parker abstained; motion carried.

There was discussion about how to sell the John Deere backhoe. With several more residents expressing an interest, Mr. Leber suggested that sealed bids should be taken. There was discussion on whether it should be a single bid, or the top two should be allowed to rebid.

After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved that after rebuilding the injection pump on the John Deere backhoe, it should be advertised in the Sandusky Register, that one time seal bids will be taken for the purchase of the John Deere backhoe, with the minimum bid set at $8,500. Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $34,112.58, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, Mr. Parker 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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