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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
June 4, 2015
President Michael Parker called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that Trustees Scott Leber and James Stewart were present, Trustee Michael Parker was absent, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Stewart moved to approve the May 21, 2015 minutes, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to accept carried.
Milan Township Trustees Sparky Weilnau and Mike Kegarise were present at the meeting to discuss the upcoming fire contract with the Trustees. The Milan Trustees explained that because their residents pay taxes to own and operate a fire department that the residents of Oxford Township benefit from, they feel that Oxford Township residents should be paying an annual fee equal to the taxes payed by Milan residents. The three year contract running from June of 2015 thru May of 2018 would start with an annual fee of $26,000 for 2015, $37,000 for 2016, and $48,000 for 2017. Mr. Weilnau said the annual fee would cover all cost to provide protection for the year. The Trustees thanked Mr. Weilnau and Mr. Kegarise for coming to the meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting; Larry Roe, 12403 Thomas Road for a 12 x 16 accessory building.
Mr. David reported that Nick Famulare, 6718 Portland Road had applied for a variance to exceed the allowable square footage for an accessory building and to be allowed to place the accessory building past the from line of the house. Mr. David said the meeting would be scheduled for June 25, 2015 at 7:00pm.
Mr. David reported that the Appeals Board had met and approved the zoning amendments for a change from Commercial to Residential for Linda and Dave Smith, and Sandra Ferry for their properties on Taylor Road. The Appeals Board also reviewed the application for a zoning amendment from HP Properties to change a parcel from Agricultural to Commercial so their entire property would be zoned Commercial.
Mr. Kelley reported that he had taken the 1991 IHC truck to Cark Equipment to have the box under frame rebuilt. He said the truck would be down for several days.
Mr. Kelley reported that no date had been set for the start of the crack sealing, he said the other Townships were busy, he said as soon as their schedules were cleared they would be begin crack sealing weather permitting.
Mr. Kelley requested June 15 and 16 as vacation days. The Trustees approved his request.
Mr. Leber reported that he had talked with Denny Weilnau and he had agreed to be on the levy committee. On a side note Mr. Leber said he would be out of town for the next scheduled Trustee meeting.
Mr. Parker was absent.
Mr. Stewart said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.
Mr. David said he still working with the State Auditor on the bi-annual audit. He said under their new policy OPERS was questioning some larger than ordinary deposits for retirement. He said basically you now have to verify any overtime worked.
Communications were reviewed.
The upcoming levy committee meeting was discussed. It was agreed that the Operating Levy should be renewed, but there was debate on a Fire Levy vs a Road Levy. A fire levy provides funds for fire protection only; a road levy would go to road repairs, wages equipment, etc. This would free up money used for road repairs out of the general fund to be used for fire.
Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $5,894.89, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, meeting was adjourned.
Michael G. Parker, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer