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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
January 3, 2013
President Michael Parker 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.
President Parker yielded the chair to Fiscal Officer Phillip David; Mr. David called for nominations for the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Parker nominated Mr. Stewart, Mr. Leber seconded the nomination. Mr. Leber moved the nominations be closed, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. David called roll, all present voted for Mr. Stewart for Chairman.
Mr. David turned the chair over to Chairman Stewart. Mr. Stewart called for nominations for Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Parker nominated Mr. Leber for Vice Chairman, Mr. Stewart seconded the nomination. Mr. Parker called for the nominations to be closed, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; nominations were closed.
Roll was called for all in favor of Mr. Leber for Vice-Chairman, with all present voting yes; Mr. Leber will be Vice- Chairman.
Mr. Parker moved to accept the minutes, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Scott Thom, Plumbing Program Administrator for the Erie County health Department was present at the meeting. Mr. Thom reported on the progress of the new health clinic being constructed at the Erie County Health Department. He said along with the health clinic; a new dental clinic is being constructed, this will be the only dental clinic in Erie County that will take Medicare as payment for services.
Mr. Thom reported that the “lead paint removal” program is continuing in Erie County, he estimated that over 260 homes have had lead contaminants removed in one form or another, with another 60 in various stages of the program. Mr. Thom reminded the Trustees that radon test kits are still available for residents. He said out of 404 test kits that were distributed last year, 358 showed radon gas at one level or another.
The Trustees thanked Mr. Thom for coming to the meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting.
Mr. David reported that the property at 4809 Delematre Road had been accepted for Regional Planning’s Urban Revitalization Program, pending signed releases from the property owners. This grant program will allow the property to be cleaned up at no cost to the property owner.
Mr. David distributed the year end zoning summary report for the Trustees to review.
Mr. David reported that Timothy Williams, 12309 Patten Tract Road had set fire to the debris left from one of the houses that had been torn down. He said this resulted in a fire call for Milan Fire Department. Mr. David said the newspaper report said that various charges were being filed against Mr. Williams for improper burning.
Mr. Kelley reported that Ebert’s Garage had inspected the 1 ton Ford truck and found nothing wrong with the ball joints. He said they fixed the fuel solenoid and replaced the front shocks, the truck runs and rides much better now. Mr. Kelley reported that Ebert’s said that they couldn’t match the government discount pricing for tires on the 1 ton truck.
Mr. Kelley said he would be hauling stone and road salt this next week to replenish the stock pile in the storage shed.
Mr. Kelley distributed bids for a new snow plow blade for the 2002 International truck. He said the old blade continues to trip despite the modifications made to it. He cautioned that when it trips, it pulls the truck to the left into the oncoming traffic lane, creating a dangerous situation. The Trustees broke for a few minutes and inspected the truck and plow. Upon returning and further discussion, Mr. Parker moved to purchase a new plow for the 2002 International truck, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. Kelley said he would get final pricing and delivery date for the next meeting. After further discussion, it was decided that the old plow would be advertised for sale on GovDeals.com.
Mr. Leber said he had talked with Dean Batchmen about the scale building at Kimball. Mr. Batchmen said that they had bought the grain sampler, and were interested in the building should the Township decided to sell it. Being that the Township hadn’t received any title for the property yet, no decisions were made.
Mr. Parker said he had registered at the Crown Hotel in Columbus for the Ohio Township Association Winter Conference; he gave Mr. David a copy of the “hotel tax exemption” form that needed to be filled out. Mr. David said he would have it for him by the next meeting.
Mr. Stewart reported that the insurance inspector had requested that driver’s licenses of anybody that operates Township equipment should be reviewed every year, so he was in the process of getting the necessary written consent forms for review of driver license records. He questioned, besides himself, if any of the other elected officials would operate Township equipment if needed? If so they should have their license reviewed along with himself, Mr. Kelley and Brian Smith. After some discussion, it was decide that in the event of an emergency, everyone should be able to operate equipment as needed. Mr. Leber, Parker and David submitted their licenses for review.
Mr. David distributed copies of the 2013 “temporary budget appropriations” to the Trustees for their review. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to accept the recommended temporary appropriations, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Communications were reviewed.
The tire quotes for the 1 ton Ford truck were reviewed, after some discussion; Mr. Leber moved to purchase the tires from East Side Tire in Bellevue, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion passed.
Mr. Kelley reported that Wilken Plumbing and Heating were going to give a price on an “instant hot” tank less hot water tank. Mr. Leber moved to appropriate $1000 dollars for replacement of the hot water tank, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Temporary Appropriations were passed earlier in meeting.
Mr. Parker move to pay the bills in the amount of $13,757.49, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, Mr. Parker moved to adjourn.
Michael Parker, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer