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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
February 7, 2019
President James Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that all Trustees were present, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for January 17th meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes: motion carried
Roger Hunker, representative for Apex Clean Energy, was present at the meeting to report that Apex had file with The Ohio Siting Board for their permit to move forward with the Emerson Creek Wind Farm. He showed the Trustees on his computer the currant locations of the eleven (11) turbines that could be place in Oxford Township. When questioned why there wasn’t any maps to hand out, he reminded them that the locations and the number of turbines could change after going thru the approval process at the Siting Board. The Trustees thanked Mr. Hunker for stopping by.
Mr. David said he had received a report about a trash buildup behind a house at 6108 Mason Road, after verifying the trash buildup, he said he reported it to Mark Janowich at the Health Department. Mr. Janowich said he would check it out.
Mr. Kelley reported that the tire recycling event will be held June 8th at the complex 8 – 12 noon. He told the Trustees that the list of road repairs planned for this summer had to be in to the County Engineer by March 18th . He said after driving the roads, he thought Thomas Road needed asphalted from Bryan Road to Route 113 and Ransom Road needed chip sealed from the railroad tracks to Route 113. He said the amount of asphalt needed for Thomas Road, it would probably have to be broken up over a couple years. After some discussion, Mr. David said he would have the permeant appropriations done for the next meeting so they would know the amount of money available for road repairs.
Mr. Kelley reported that the 2002 International dump truck was at Ralph’s Garage getting the radiator replaced. He said the radiator was so bad that when they took it out the core fell out of the frame.
Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything to report at this time
Mr. Parker reviewed the grant application received from the Erie County Community Foundation. After some discussions, it was decided to just let the money buildup for another year.
Mr. Stewart reported that he had went to the Park and Playground display at the Kalahari. He said there was over 150 vendors there.
Mr. Stewart said he had talked with Ron Speer about fixing the drain tile problem on Harris Road. He said Mr. Speer said if the Township supplies the material ( stone and tile) he would put it in. After some discussing, Mr. Parker moved to purchase the tile and stone needed to fix the drainage problem, with the stipulation that Mr. Kelley be present when the tile was put in so that we know that it was done right, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Stewart said the Erie Metro Parks meeting for people applying for grants this year was coming up in March, so any suggestions for grant projects needed to be brought to the table. Some possible projects that were discussed; a new backstop for the ball diamond, dugouts for the players, the back surround fence is actually to short should be eight feet high instead of six. Mr. Stewart said whatever project or projects that was decided on, cost estimates needed to be put together. He reminded the Board that the MetroParks grants were based on matchings funds from the applicate
Mr. David said he was working on yearend closeout and would have 2019 appropriations for the next meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had registered for the 20th Annual Local Government Officials Conference being held in Columbus March 6 – 8. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved that travel expenses be reimbrused by the Township, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried
Communications were reviewed.
It was questioned if anyone had heard anything or had talked to Mr. Frederick concerning the new storage building since the last meeting.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $7,172.87, Mr. Leber
seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, the meeting was adjourned.
James W. Stewart, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer