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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
January 3, 2019
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.
Election of Officers
President Parker yielded the chair to Fiscal Officer Phillip David; Mr. David called for nominations for President of Oxford Township Trustee Board. Mr. Leber moved to nominate Mr. Stewart to President of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Mr. Leber moved to close the nominations, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; nominations were closed. Mr. David called for a vote for Mr. Stewart to be President of the Board of Trustees, with all present voting yes; Mr. Stewart will be President of the Trustee Board for 2019.
Mr. David called for nominations for Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Parker nominated Mr. Leber, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Mr. Parker moved to close the nominations, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to close nominations was approved. Mr. David called for a vote for Mr. Leber to be Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, with all present voting yes; Mr. Leber will be Vice-President of the Board of Trustee for 2019.
Mr. David yielded the chair back to President Stewart.
There were no minutes to approve.
Guests – Roger Hunker, representative for Apex Clean Energy, was present to answer any questions should any residents come to voice their praises or concerns about the proposed wind farm. Discussing the “PILOT” Program with the Trustees, Mr. Hunker reiterated that the program was based on a payment per Megawatt produced, compared to a real estate tax that would have three levels of taxation because the utility’s property would be broke into three levels of valuation, transmission, distribution and generation, which are yet to be determined by Apex Clean Energy.
Since there were no residents at the meeting to discuss the wind farm, Mr. Hunker said he would be leaving to go to Groton Township’s meeting, in the event there were questions to answer there. The Trustees “thanked” Mr. Hunker for coming to the meeting.
Fred Moffitt stopped by the meeting inquiring about a deed for the parcel he had purchased from the Township. While one wasn’t available at the moment, Mr. David said he would make it a top priority to see that one was drawn up and sent to him.
Mr. David reported he issued no permits since the last meeting.
Mr. Kelley reported that one of the brakes on the Ford one-ton truck had been failing to release. He said according to records he had replaced the calipers and brakes five years ago, after doing an inspection he said a brake job was due. He said he had ordered the parts and was in the process of replacing the rear brakes.
Mr. Kelley said weather permitting, he would be doing some berming on Schied Road.
Mr. Leber reported that he and Mark Brown had been updating the Township website, he said due to the problems he was having getting emails from the Township several issues of meeting minutes were missing. Mr. David said he would check over the list of minutes on the website and see that any that were missing were sent to him
Mr. Parker said he didn’t have anything to report at this time
Mr. Stewart said he was gathering the employees’ driver’s license information to be sent to the State for the annual driver’s license review.
Mr. David distributed copies of the Temporary Appropriations for 2019 to the Trustees for their review. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to approve the Temporary Appropriations, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to accept carried.
There were no communications.
There was discussion about the tile that goes under Harris Road and crosses Ron Speers property. Mr. Kelley said when Mr. Speer closed the ditch he ran out of twenty-inch tile and switched to a sixteen inch with an eight-inch tile laying on top of it, causing a bottle neck that catches the leaves and corn stalks flowing thru it. He said eventually the water backs up and goes over the road creating a hazard to motorist. Mr. Kelley said the only way to remove the clog is to crawl in the tile going under the road and break up the clump of debris so it flows on thru the tile. Mr. Kelley said every time we have a heavy rain; he has to put up high water signs because the water goes over the road. Once the water has resided, he has to crawl in the tile and breakup the clump for the next rain. He said this is a never ending problem and sooner or later someone is going to hit that water flowing over the road and get hurt. The Trustees agreed with Mr. Kelley that something needed to be done, Mr. Stewart said he would call and talk with Ron Speer, who is in Florida for the winter, hopeful that they can work together to eliminate the problem. Everyone agreed that the problem needed to be fixed one way or another.
Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $4,918.36, Mr. Parker
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