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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
July 2, 2020
President Scott Leber 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.
There were no minutes to approve.
Ohio Senator Theresa Gavarone was present at the meeting, she said she was making an effort to get out and meet all the local elected officials in her district. She said her mission was to talk first hand with local government officials and hear their needs and concerns on how local governments in her district are operating in this pandemic. The Senator went on to review several bills that are either in committee or on the floor waiting to be voting on. After a brief discussion the Trustees thanked the Senator for coming. The Senator than left to go to Groton Township to meet with Groton Trustees at their meeting.
Liana Wensink, Oxford Township resident, and Ashley Ballah, Executive Director for North Central EMS, a member of Fisher-Titus Affiliated Services, were present at the meeting to discuss problems that occurred when trying to call for an ambulance for Mrs. Wensink daughter who was injured.
Mrs. Wensink daughter fell and was injured, she called for ambulance service, at that point there seemed to be confusion at the dispatch, as to whether Oxford Township, which is under contract for service with North Central, was or should be serviced by the North Central EMS Service. Then after what seemed to be a long time period a second call was made to North Central EMS asking where they were and when they would be arriving.
Starting in 2020 North Central EMS/Fisher-Titus Affiliated Services had forced the Trustees to pay a retainer for service from North Central EMS to operate in Oxford Township. With the report of possible lack of service to an Oxford Township resident the Trustees were of course anxious to question Ms. Ballah for answers.
Ms. Ballah who was actually there to report on the number of EMS calls for the first half of 2020 said she was unaware of the actual call but promised that she would review the call reports and call recordings for answers and report back to the Trustees.
Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting.
1. Terry Warchol, 5517 Mason Road, 11 x 20 accessory building
Mr. Kelley reported that because they were down a man, he had been working in Margretta Township helping to do some crack sealing, he said once they were finished they would be moving to Oxford Township.
There was discussion on what roads were schedule for asphalt this year. Mr. Kelley said sections of Tyler, Campbell, and Thomas Road were scheduled. He said there had been no reply from Perkins Township about whether they wanted to do any paving on their section of Campbell south of NASA. Mr. Kelley said the new railroad crossing that had been installed on Thomas road was too steep, so the road would have to be raised to accommodate the new crossing. He said asphalt would have to be applied 30 feet on each side of the crossing to bring the road up to the proper height so vehicles don’t bottom out when crossing.
Mr. Kelley said weather permitting he would start mowing roadsides this next week.
Mr. Leber said that a lot of people have been swimming in the river at Lovers Lane bridge lately, he thought it was probably doing to the beaches being closed because of the Pandemic.
Mr. Leber said he had received a complaint about the property conditions at 9703 Thomas Road. Mr. David said he would look into it.
Mr. Parker said he didn’t have anything to report at this time
Mr. Steward reported that he had gotten bids from Hermes Parker Concrete for the concrete work for the new building, and from Gallagher Plumbing for the floor drainage system and holding tank.
After reviewing the bids, Mr. Stewart moved to accept the bid of $29,800 for the concrete work for the new building from Hermes Parker Concrete, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, Mr. Stewart- yes, Mr. Parker- abstained from voting, Mr. Leber- yes, motion carried.
Mr. Stewart moved to accept the bid of $13,893 from Gallager Plumbing for the plumbing work for the new building, Mr. Parker seconded the motion, roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. David reported that he had received the 2020 insurance renewal bid from OTARMA, he said insurance cost for 2019 was $5554 and the renewal for 2020 is $5560, with a continued membership rebate of $415.43 after renewal.
Mr. Stewart moved to renew the Township insurance policy for 2020 with OTARMA, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present answering yes; motion carried.
Mr. David reported that the new Medical Mutual Insurance rates for 2020 – 2021 would be increasing by 13.9% for the year.
Communications were reviewed.
With the Bond being past and the bank funds guaranteed, Mr. Parker moved to award the winning construction bid to Classical Construction for construction of the building only, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present answering yes; motion carried. Mr. Parker said he would notify Dan Frederick of the motion to award the bid and ask him for the resolution to award the bid to be signed by the contractor.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $118,280.37, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried
No further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned,
Scott Leber, President of Board Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer