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ERIE COUNTY, OHIO USA
March 21, 2019
Vice-President Scott Leber called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that all Trustees Parker and Leber were present, Trustee James Stewart was excused, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for March 7th meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes: motion carried
C.J. Kamm, Mayor of Berlin Heights was present at the meeting to announce his candidacy for Erie County Judge at Milan, Mr. Kamm reviewed his credentials and experience as both an attorney and the Mayor of the Village of Berlin Heights. He expressed that his knowledge of the law and court room procedures would enable him to work with confidence as a judge sitting on the bench, and as Mayor of Berlin Heights administrating the everyday working of the village, he felt that this would enable him to continue to operate the Erie County Court at Milan with the success that it had experience with Judge Lux.
Roger Hunker, representative for Apex Clean Energy and Nate Pedder, Development Manager for the proposed Emerson Creek Wind Farm were present at the meeting to show the Trustees the latest map of where the Wind Turbines would be placed should they get final approval from The Ohio Siting Board. After reviewing the map Mr. Hunker reminded the Trustees that the map was subject to possible change based on the findings of the Siting Board.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting.
Mr. Kelley reported that the rear axle seal had started leaking on the 1992 International dump truck, so he had taken it in to Ralph’s Garage for repairs. He said Perkins Township had come out and bermed Schied Road, he said that they had said since Oxford had done the asphalting work the least they could do is finish it by doing the berming.
Mr. Kelley said after receiving some roofing ligature from them, he had talked with Damschroder Roofing about coming out next week and doing an inspection of the complex roof. He said he had told them to do an estimated to replace the roof if they deemed it was time to replace it.
Mr. Kelley reported that he had talked with Matt Parker about replacing the baseball diamond backstop. Mr. Parker had said that with the starting of the baseball season he had scheduled the installation of the new backstop and fence. Hermes Parker Concrete had infield dirt delivered for the enlargement of the infield once the sod was removed and red mulch for the warning buffer at the outfield fence. Mr. Kelley said the question was while they were doing all this work on the infield should they go ahead and take the old backstop and fence down.
There was discussion about the cost of the backstop and the new infield fence, it had been decided that an application for a grant from ErieMetro Parks would be applied for at a previous meeting, but the question was if we didn’t receive any grant money would there be funds to cover the cost of the new fence and backstop. Mr. David said if the situation arose, there would be funds available, if we put off purchasing the new lawn mower for the park and cemetery until next year.
Mr. Parker moved that the work crew should take down the old backstop and fence while they were working on the field with the equipment, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.
Mr. Parker said reviewed a message that he had gotten from Dan Frederick and the Ohio Township Association concerning House Bill 62 the biennial transportation budget. Mr. Parker said the bill being pushed by the Governor was still in committee, but hopefully would be moving to the floor for a vote.
Mr. Stewart was absent.
Mr. David said that H.B. 312 imposed new regulations on “credit card policies’ for Ohio government entities. He went on to say that while Oxford Township has had a “credit card policy” in force in the Township Hand Book since 2006, it will have to be revised to meet the new standards set by the H.B. 312.Mr. David said it will be ready for approval at the next meeting.
Communications were reviewed.
Mr. Parker reported that he had received a message from Dan Frederick that a site layout would be available for the next meeting.
There was discussion about the suggested locations received from Fire Chief Kerry Jett for new fire hydrants to place in Oxford Township. Noting that he had heard that the Department of Environmental Service was backlogged with work, Mr. Parker moved to go ahead with the additional placement of the new “fire hydrants” so they could be put on their list of projects to be installed. Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called withal present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. Parker said he would get with Chief Jett and the Water Department about the new fire hydrants.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $11,068.56, 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