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Regular Meeting Minutes

June 16, 2016


President Jim Stewart 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. Leber moved to approve the minutes for the June 2nd 2016 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 new permits since the last meeting.

Mr. David reported that Mrs. Swanson, Harris Road, had called to report that the junk van sitting on their property had been removed.

Mr. David reported he had stopped at the Eckler property, 6418 Mason Road and looked at the building in question, he said that no one was home at that time. Mr. David said after talking with Mrs. Eckler by phone he remember a discussion he had had with her about the building in question. He said during the course of the conversation, Mrs. Eckler had said that it would be used to start seedlings and as a potting shed for her gardening. Mr. David said at the time of their discussion, he had told her that it qualified as an “agricultural use” and wouldn’t require a permit. Mr. David said while the building was a little larger than he had expected, all indications were that it was being used as she had indicated, and it could be classified as an agricultural use building.

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had purchased a new weed eater from Maple City Saw. He also reported that the one ton Ford truck had been repaired and was running smoothly once again.

There was discussion about the recycling event, Mr. Kelley said that Galloways had brought the second roll-off the following Monday and loaded the remaining tires and broken appliances.

Mr. Kelley questioned the Trustees about getting the parking lot resealed. He said it had been 10 years since the last time it had been done. After some discussion, Mr. Kelley said he would get some bids on recoating and stripping the parking lot.


Mr. Leber didn’t have anything new to report at this time.

Mr. Parker said he didn’t have anything at this time.

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

Fiscal Officer.

Mr. David presented the Trustees with the new purposed 2016 -2017 Insurance Package thru OTARMA for the Township. Mr. David said that OTARMA was offering a three year acceptance/commitment plan which would guarantee the same price for the next three years. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to not join the acceptance/commitment plan, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion not to join the plan passed. 

Mr. David reported that after reviewing the new Republic Waste bill he had called Cyclone Services for a price on their services. He said that switching to Cyclone would save roughly $100 dollars a quarter, or $400 dollars a year. After some discussion, the switch was approved.                                                                                                                                   


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

The 2016-2017 salt bid with the County was discussed. Mr. Kelley had been absent last meeting so the tonnage amount needed was in question. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to reserve 75 ton thru the County Bid process, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

New Business

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $16,449.06, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, the meeting was adjourned.




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

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James W. Stewart-President


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Scott Leber-Vice-President


Cell: 419-706-5850


Michael G Parker-Trustee 


Cell: 419-704-2549