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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
June 19, 2014
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.
Mr. Parker moved to accept the minutes for the June 5, 2014 meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Jeff Martin, 5709 Mason Road, was present at the meeting. Mr. Martin said he had no particular reason for being there; he had just decided to attend a Trustee meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had talked with Forrest Williams about his lot on Mason Road. He said he informed Mr. Williams that the Trustees encouraged him to look in the yellow pages for a contractor to mow his lot. When Mr. Williams said he couldn’t afford to have someone mow his lot Mr. David said he couldn’t afford the Township to mow it either.
Mr. David reported that he had received a complaint about a trash build up, and open burning at 5115 Delematre Road. After discussing the matter with the Trustees, Mr. David said he would talk with the resident.
Mr. Kelley reported that he had been busy inspecting roads, he question the Trustees about the curve on Livengood Road, because it is breaking up, he suggested removing the existing asphalt, hauling in stone for a better base and resurfacing with new asphalt. He said he knew it wasn’t in the planned road improvements for 2014, but the road is really getting bad and he didn’t think it would hold up during another winter like the last one. After some discussion, the Trustees told Mr. Kelley to do what he thought necessary to stabilize the roadbed and curve.
Mr. Kelley informed the Trustees that he wanted to take a couple days’ vacation, July 8 & 9, and three days in August during the Erie County Fair. The Trustees approved his request for a split vacation week.
Mr. Leber reported that he didn’t have anything to report at this time
Mr. Parker reported that he didn’t have anything to report at this time
Mr. Stewart reported that Mr. Kelley and he were replacing one of the posts in the shelter house. He said the post was dry rotted at the bottom, he said luckily the post wasn’t one of the main support post.
Mr. David distributed copies of an email sent 12/15/2013 to Lisa Beursken, informing her that Oxford Township would be having a recycling event in 2014. There had been some question raised by Mr. Dunlap during his visit, whether an answer had ever been sent to her.
Mr. David informed the Trustees that the Oxford Township Operational Levy expires at the end of 2014. The last year of collection will be 2015. He said that the levy can be put on the fall 2014 ballot, or anytime 2015. There was discussion about renewal vs. new levy; it was decided to have a work session on August 6th at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular Trustee meeting. Mr. David said that he would see that it got posted.
Mr. David presented the liability and property insurance renewal quote received from OTARMA to the Trustees. The premium had increased $100 dollars from 2014 to 2015, after reviewing the quote, Mr. Stewart moved to purchase the insurance and Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. David informed the Trustees that the contract with DAS, the cooperative purchasing program thru the State of Ohio was due for renewal. Mr. Parker moved to renew the contract, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. David reported that the Township had received a donation, and “thank you” for the use of the park from the Thompson family. The Trustees agreed that it was nice to hear that people enjoyed the use of the park.
Reminder of the Council of Governments meeting on June 30th
Erie County Sheriff’s activity report for May, 2014
Mr. Kelley reported that the emergency lights were still not working even after the new batteries were allowed to charge all night. It was decided that the light should be replaced and the new batteries sent back. Mr. Stewart moved to purchase four new emergency lights, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $16,121.94 Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.
Scott Leber, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer