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Regular Meeting Minutes

March 21, 2013


President 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. Parker moved to accept the minutes, Mr. Leber 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 said John Zimmerman, Huron Township Building Inspector was back from his vacation, he said he had sent him an email and hadn’t received a response, so he called him. Come to find out they had changed email addresses and Mr. David wasn’t aware of the change. Mr. David said he explained the Kimball Elevator situation to him. Mr. Zimmerman requested that the email requesting the inspection be sent to the correct email address so he had a formal note of the request. Mr. Zimmerman said he would do the inspection Tuesday of Wednesday of this week. Mr. David said he hadn’t received the inspection report as of meeting time.



Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been busy working on road tile and replacement of road signs weather permitting.


He said during the bad weather he had serviced the Township lawn mowers and equipment getting them ready for spring work. He said, currently he was working on one of two mowers used at the Sand Hill Cemetery; he said that Margretta Township, was servicing one and he was doing the other.


Mr. Kelley said weather permitting he would be restocking the salt shed this coming week.




Mr. Leber said he had driven by the Kimball Elevator this past week. He said that it’s definitely a hazard and something needs to be done to secure the building site. Mr. Leber said he hadn’t heard anything from Lawyers Title concerning the deed for the elevator property that the Township bought. He reported that he had called Dean Betschman and left him a message telling him that he needed to remove the grain sampler he had bought at the elevator auction. He said once the Township receives the title for the property he didn’t want any cleanup work to be hampered because Mr. Betschman hadn’t removed his grain sampler from the property.


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


Mr. Stewart questioned if he should stop and talk to Assistant Prosecutor Sandy Rabino about the elevator property. After some discussion, he said he would make an appointment to talk to him before the next meeting.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David distributed copies; of a report showing the “combined statement of receipts, disbursements, and changes in fund cash balances” over the last four years, along with the proposed appropriations for the fiscal year 2013. After reviewing the report and proposed appropriations, Mr. Parker moved to accept the “permanent appropriations for 2013”, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

Mr. David said he had paid all the Milan Township fire calls, except the one to State Rte. 113. He said they were still waiting on the “incident report” review by the Fire Chief and Milan Trustees.

New Business

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $15,318.58, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, Mr. Parker moved to adjourn.  



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

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Michael G Parker-President


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James W. Stewart-Trustee


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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