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Regular Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2013


President Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Roll Call

Roll call indicated that Trustees Leber and Stewart were present, Trustee Parker was absent because of being on vacation.  Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.



Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for the July 2nd meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



Carvie Edwards, property owner on Delematre Road, was present at the meeting to discuss drainage problems he was having with a neighbor. Mr. Edwards said that a home owner was draining his basement water onto his field. He said that under normal conditions there is usually no problem but with the wet season we were having, it has lead to a large wet hole in his field. He questioned if there was a road drain tile that the home owner could possibility drain into. After some discussion, Mr. Kelley said he would research the location of any tile in that area and report to the Trustees at the next meeting. The Trustees assured Mr. Edwards that they would get back to him with their findings.


Jason Hermes, co-owner of the Mason Jar and the former Central Erie Elevator property was present at the meeting to discuss development of his property, once the elevator was finished being taken down. He said that his plans were to move his business Hermes/Parker Concrete to the property after erecting a new building to house the equipment and office facilities. While his property is zoned “Local Commercial” and “Light Industrial”, there was some discussion about the stock piling of concrete debris for further grinding into recycled stone. Mr. David said he would research the question for the next meeting.


Zoning Report:

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


Mr. David reported that he has left messages several times at Mortgage Contracting Services, Tampa, Florida, about the property located at 4608 Delematre Road. He said that to date they have not responded; the next step will be to send a registered letter informing them of possible further action.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that they were finishing up crack sealing in Margretta Township and would begin wedge coating in Oxford Township this next week. He questioned the Trustees about bringing Brian Smith in to run the grader. He said that a good operator makes the job a lot easier and saves on asphalt. The Trustee said to do whatever he thought necessary.


Mr. Kelley reported that he had some trouble with the front brakes on the 1 ton Ford truck and he had taken it to Ebert’s Garage to get it repaired. He said that Ebert’s had repaired the truck and it was back in service. Mr. Kelley reported that the 2002 International dump truck had lost oil pressure while hauling stone the other day. He said that they immediately shut the truck down. When they restarted it, it had oil pressure but lost it again. He said the truck was in the garage, until he could talk to a mechanic about the problem.


Mr. Kelley questioned the Trustee about berming the roadsides on Taylor Road. He said with all the traffic from the Mason Road detour, the roadside was worn down creating a safety hazard. Mr. Kelley said if the monies were available he would berm out 18 inches on either side of the road, otherwise he would just eliminating the sharp drop-off at the edge of the road. He estimated it would probably run several thousand dollars to do it correctly. After some discussion, Mr. David said he would check the revenues to see if the money was available, and report at the next meeting.




Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything to add at this time.


Mr. Parker was absent.


Mr. Stewart said he didn’t have anything to add at this time.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David said that he would be working on the projected year end and budget this next week, and would have the reports for the next meeting.


Mr. David reported that he had talked with Erie County about posting items on They said that they no longer post for outside entities, because GovDeals will not send the check in the entities name instead of posting it to Erie County, which creates an accounting problem for the County. Mr. David said the selling premium for Gov Deals is 12.5% with the option to be divided several ways between the seller and buyer. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved to just post the sale items in the Sandusky Register for the month of August, with sealed bids to be opened on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 during the regular Trustee meeting. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.  Mr. David said he would see to posting the ads. Mr. Leber suggested that the articles for sale, be pictured on the Township website.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

There was discussion about replacing the meeting room emergency exit door. Mr. Stewart said he would check with Kock Aluminum about a replacement. 

New Business

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $6,403.81, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, Mr. Leber moved to adjourn.



James W. Stewart, President                      Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Michael G Parker-President


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James W. Stewart-Trustee


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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