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Regular Meeting Minutes

July 24, 2014


President Scott Leber 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 accept the minutes for the July 3, 2014 meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



No guests were present.


Zoning Report:

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


Mr. David reported that Gerald Gross, Assistant Prosecutor of Erie County recommended that Mrs. Ferry should request to withdraw her application for a variance from the Board of Appeals, and Mr. David should issue a “Nonconforming Certificate” in accordance with Article 6, Section 6.3 of the Oxford Township Zoning Resolutions. Mr. David said he had talked with Mrs. Ferry and she was in the process of submitting a written request to withdraw her application for a variance to build on a nonconforming lot.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that they were in Margretta Township crack sealing and once they were done, they would be starting into wedge coating. He said that after inspecting Schaffer Road he determined that it would need wedge coating thru the woods and around the curve, which is stretching the money allotted for asphalt. He questioned if there was still $30,000 dollars available for asphalt purchase. After some discussion it was determined that the thirty thousand dollars was still allotted for asphalt purchases, and with lower spending in several other categories there could be more funds available if necessary. Mr. Kelley said he would know more once they were working on that section of road.


Mr. Kelley requested August 7, 8, 9 for vacation, which was approved by the Board.



Mr. Leber reported that after talking with the painter and inspecting the building he was happy with the progress being made. Because of the prevailing winds and weather direction, there was discussion about painting the south and west walls again. It was decided that more paint would be needed.


Mr. Parker reported that he didn’t have anything to report at this time. 


Mr. Stewart reported that a new resident on Patten Tract Road had been required to get a building inspection permit for his roof replacement and was being held up because he was waiting for an inspector to show up.  After some discussion, Mr. David said he would find out what was going on.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that he was working on the estimated year end and the projected 2015 budget for the County Auditor’s office. He said he would have more to report at the next meeting.   Mr. David reported that the Township had received a $50.00 donation from the Dean Skinner family for use of the park and shelter house.



Take a Break on the Lake with the Sheriff, August 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m. $30.00 per head.


Old Business

The trees at the corner of Mason and Ransom, no new information was available. There was discussion about a tree in front of Butch Schmidt’s house which is partially dead and is located in the road right of way. After some discussion, Mr. Kelley said he would contact Mr. Schmidt about the tree.


New Business

Mr. David reported that he had turned in some health bills for reimbursement to the HRA, at Burnham and Flower. They denied the payment because of a deadline, unless it was approved by the Trustees. After some discussion, Stewart moved to approve the payment, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called with all present voting yes motion carried. Mr. David thanked the Trustees.


Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $19,767.36, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, meeting was adjourned. 




Scott Leber, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Scott Leber-President


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Michael G Parker-Vice-President 


Cell: 419-704-2549 


James W. Stewart-Trustee


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