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Regular Meeting Minutes

Feb. 6, 2014


President Scott Leber 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, Road Superintendent David Kelley, was excused.



Mr. Parker moved to accept the minutes for the January 9, 2014 meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



Scott Thom, Plumbing Program Administrator for the Erie County Health District was present at the meeting to review the 2013 Annual Plumbing Program report with the Trustees. During the discussion, he also reported on some of the other programs still available thru the County Health District including lead paint and radon gas testing kits. The Trustees thanked Mr. Thom for taking the time out to attend the meeting and report on his department’s activities.


Zoning Report:

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


Mr. David reported that he had been contacted by Brandon Phifer, representing the Norfolk Southern Company, about the cleanup at the Kimball Elevator site. The railroad was seeking a release from the nuisance complaint that the Trustees had filed against them. Mr. David said he had told Mr. Phifer that while the building had been removed and the site rough graded, it was hard to tell the extent of cleanup with all the snow. Mr. Leber said he had seen the site before the snow cover and they had done a pretty good job of back grading the site after the demolition. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to declare the efforts by the Norfolk Southern Company to rectify the situation with the Kimball Elevator and the cleanup at the site as satisfactory to discontinue the nuisance claim, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley was absent.




Mr. Leber presented the survey for the Kimball property that he had received from Ben Buser Surveying, after reviewing the map there was some questions raised concerning the names on the surrounding parcels. Mr. Leber said he would contact Mr. Buser about the corrections.  After reviewing the parcel description, it was found that the description was correct only the map needed corrected.


Mr. Parker reported that he had received a letter from the Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation asking if Oxford Township was going to seek a withdrawal from Oxford Township Fund this year. After some discussion it was decided by the Trustees not to seek a withdrawal from the fund this year, Mr. Parker said that he would contacted the other Oxford Township Fund committee members and inform them of the Trustees decision.


Mr. Stewart reported that Mr. Kelley had mention that Scott Didion said he would be available as a backup snow plow driver if needed. After some discussion no decision was made as to the need for a backup snow plow driver.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that OTARMA announced that they were continuing their grant program in 2014 with a $500 “More” Grant Program. As before, request for any “safety item purchase” would entitle the OTARMA member to receive the $500 dollars towards the purchase.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

There was no old business to discuss.

New Business

Mr. David presented the “2013 Highway Mileage Certification” received from the County Engineer for approval by the Trustees. Mr. Stewart moved to accept the mileage certification for 2013, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


A five year plan presented by Mr. Kelley was reviewed; it was decided to wait until Mr. Kelley was present to discuss it.


Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills of $21,657.27, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.



Michael Parker, Vice President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Scott Leber-President


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Michael G Parker-Vice-President 


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James W. Stewart-Trustee


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