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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

July 2, 2015


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


Roll Call

Roll call indicated that all Trustees were present, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.



Mr. Stewart moved to approve the June 18, 2015 minutes, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to accept carried.



No Guests were present.


Zoning Report:

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


Mr. David said he had stopped at 5313 Delematre Road but couldn’t get anyone to come to the door. He said that there was one car sitting in the back yard on dolly wheels that looked like someone was working on it. He said the grass looked like it hadn’t been cut for quite a while. He said he would keep trying to make contact with the resident.


Mr. David said he had also had a complaint about 5115 Delematre Road, the neighbor was complaining saying that there was a trailer stacked full of garbage bags and the occupant  was doing a lot of  burning. Mr. David said he would look in to it.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that the spot repairs on Higbee Road had been completed. He said that with the help of Margretta Township two loads of asphalt were used to repair the worn areas, he said the worse spots were done, but it could use several more loads if the money is available. He said that they were going to begin crack sealing next week on Delematre Road and work thru the township weather permitting.


Mr. Kelley questioned the Trustee about replacing the swing seats that were cracked and showing signs of wear. He said that new seats were $97.00 dollars apiece. After some discussion, the Trustees approved replacing all three swing seats. Mr. Kelley said he would get them ordered.



Mr. Leber reported that the new computer tower for Mr. Kelley’s office had been purchased and Mr. Brown would be installing it and transferring any needed files.


Mr. Parker reported that he had met with Groton Township Trustees for a discussion about having Groton Township Fire Department provide fire coverage for the entire area of Oxford Township. He said while no decision was made at this time they were open to exploring the fire coverage problem with Oxford Township.


Mr. Parker reported that he had recently attended a meeting held by the Ohio Township Association. He said one important thing was a recent ruling by the State Attorney General on the reimbursement of medical payments for coverage outside of the Township’s policy. The AG ruled that reimbursement payments for insurance coverage outside of the Township’s medical policy were a violation of the American Health Care Act. He said any payments made after the AG ruling deadline of July 1st would be a violation and open to criminal charges.


After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to suspend any medical payments for outside coverage effective July 1st, 2015, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried


Mr. Stewart reported that he had attended the Council of Governments meeting.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David said received some literature about the Medical Mutual policy renewal, he said the policy costs were reflecting a 7 per cent increase.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

There was no old business.


New Business

Mr. David reported that the Township had received a letter from the County Engineer asking if the Township was going to file for the potential rock salt settlement by itself or thru the Engineer’s office. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved to file for the settlement thru the County Engineers office, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $7,686.10, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


There was discussion about the Oxford Township Operating Levy Renewal; the following insert is the resulting motion 2015-07-01 by Mr. Stewart, seconded by Mr. Leber, to Erie County Auditor Richard Jeffery requesting an Auditor’s Certificate for the renewal of the 2.5 mill Operating Levy.  


There was discussion about the Levy Committee’s recommendation to place a 2 mill fire levy on the November ballot to provide for funds to provide fire protection coverage for the residents of Oxford Township; the following insert is the resulting motion 2015-07-02 by Mr. Leber, seconded by Mr. Stewart, to the County Auditor Richard Jeffery, requesting an Auditor’s Certificate for the purposed 2.0 mill Fire Levy


No further business, meeting was adjourned.




Michael G. Parker, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Michael G Parker-President 


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James W. Stewart- Vice-President


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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