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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
Jan. 9, 2014
President Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that Mr. Stewart and Mr. Parker were present, Mr. Leber was absent. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, Road Superintendent David Kelley, was also absent.
Election of Officers:
President Stewart yielded the chair to Fiscal Officer Phillip David; Mr. David called for nominations for President of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Parker nominated Mr. Leber, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Mr. Stewart moved nominations be closed, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. David called for a vote for the office of President, roll was called, with all present voting for Mr. Leber; Mr. Leber was elected President of the Board Trustees.
Nominations for Vice President of the Board of Trustees were called for, Mr. Stewart nominated Mr. Parker and Mr. Parker seconded the nomination. Mr. Stewart moved nominations be closed, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. David called for a vote for the office of Vice President, with all present voting for Mr. Parker; Mr. Parker was elected Vice President of the Board of Trustees. Because of Mr. Leber absence, Mr. Parker assumed the duties of the chair.
Mr. Stewart moved to accept the minutes for the December 19th, 2013 meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No guests were present.
Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting to Keith Rohrbacher, 3918 Harris Road, Sandusky, Ohio for a new dwelling.
Mr. Kelley was absent.
Mr. David reported that he had talked with Mr. Kelley earlier in the day, and other then a problem with the heater blower motor going out of the 2002 International truck, all had gone well during the stretch of bad weather we had just had.
Mr. Leber was absent.
Mr. Parker presented a list of suggestions for upgrades and information that could be posted on the Township website; oxfordtownshipohio.com after some discussion, Mr. David said he would see that they got forwarded to Mr. Brown.
Mr. Stewart reported that he had talked with a concerned Township resident about the possibility of the county wide forced recycling program. He said he explained to the woman that this was a program being implemented by the County, that any concerns should be voiced directly to the Commissioners.
Mr. Stewart reported that he had tried several times to reach Kelley Austin, the KLA Risk Consultant from Burnham and Flower Insurance, for their opinion on the need for a guard rail at the curve on Kelley Road. He said he would try again this next week.
Open burning in Oxford Township was discussed. All present agreed that the first thing a person needs to do is call the representing fire department and notify them of any burning that might be going on. Small fires, camp fires, cook outs etc., usually don’t require a burning permit. Any large fire would require a burning permit being issued from the fire department before being lite.
Mr. David distributed copies of a proposal to purchase natural gas thru the State of Ohio “Cooperative Purchasing Program” or OhioDAS. Mr. David said after deducting the annual $100 dollar membership fee, the Township still would have saved an estimated $300 dollars on their annual gas bill. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to purchase the Township’s natural gas thru the OhioDAS program, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Communications were reviewed.
Temporary appropriations for 2014 were reviewed and discussed. Mr. Stewart moved to accept the recommendations for Temporary Appropriations for 2014, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Committee Representatives for 2014 were discussed. It was decided to leave them as they were.
Organization Township Representative Alternate
Erie County Health Board Michael Parker Scott Leber
Erie Regional Planning Scott Leber Michael Parker
Sand Hill Cemetery James Stewart Michael Parker
Council of Governments James Stewart Michael Parker
Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills of $8,617.26, 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
Michael G Parker-President
James W. Stewart-Trustee