James W. Stewart


Cell: 419-656-3243


Scott Leber


Cell: 419-706-5850


Michael G Parker


Cell: 419-704-2549





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  Regular Meeting Minutes

March 3, 2022


President James Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Roll Call:

Roll call indicated that Trustees Michael Parker, James Stewart & Scott Leber were present, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley.


Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for the February 17, 2022 meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. 


Amos Heyman was present at the meeting to discuss several issues he was having; the first being the amount of litter and trash that is being thrown out along Ransom Road which eventually ends up in his hay field. He said that the litter ends up being baled in with the hay and has created quite a problem for him. He said he came close to losing a good customer because the hay contaminated with trash is ground into cattle feed. He said once it’s baled there’s no way to tell which bale has any trash in it. He said even though he walks the field before he cuts the hay it’s hard to get a hundred per cent of the trash picked up. His second problem was there’s a telephone pole that is leaning into his field and he wanted to know how he could get it replaced or straighten up so that it wasn’t leaning into his field.

The Trustees said they fully understood his problem concerning the trash along his hay field on Ransom Road, Mr. Stewart said he has picked up trash along Ransom Road from his house and gotten close to hundred cans and bottles. During the summer the Sheriff does have a crew of detainees that go around and pickup trash along the roadsides, but that’s just a drop in the bucket for the amount of trash that ends up along the road sides. The Trustees agreed that it’s just a never-ending problem.

As for the telephone pole, the Trustees recommended that Mr. Heyman contact the telephone company about getting the pole straightened up. Mr. Heyman said he realized that the Trustees couldn’t do anything about it but if they made a call about the pole it might carry a little more authority or push to get it straightened up.

After some more discussion the Trustees thanked Mr. Heyman for coming to the meeting

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued one permits since the last meeting to Michael Crnjak, 5510 Mason Road for the fountain that he had put in.

Road Superintendent:

Mr. Kelley distributed copies of the road work he was planning to do this summer thru the County Road Bidding Process. His plans called for sealcoating Harris road and asphalting Taylor Road from Mason to Schied Road this year. He said along with the seal coated roads he was also purposing to center strip Thomas Road. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved that Mr. Kelley turn in his proposal to Mr. Farschman to be included in the 2022 County Road Program, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. Kelley said he would see that the paperwork was turned in to Mr. Farschman.

Mr. Kelley reported that the 2022 Recycling Event had been scheduled for June 4, 8 – 11 am. At the Oxford Township Complex. As usual tires and appliances will be taken.

Mr. Kelley reported that he had planned for the Ford 550 truck to be taken in to have the frame upgrade work done to it. He said Kerry Jett was going to follow him and bring him back home.

Mr. Kelley said that the weather seal on the Fire Bay garage door was leaking allowing cold air to come in. He said he had it looked at and they recommended replacing the weather seal. They said after a few years the rubber hardens and doesn’t seal against the door like it should, they recommend changing the weather seal every nine or ten years to prevent weather leaking in. After some discussion Mr. Parker moved to have the weather seal replaced on all the garage doors, while the door company was here, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Mr. Leber – said he a serviceman look at the shelter house to measure it for the purposed roll up doors that had been discussed, he said for the roll up type doors, there would have to be a lot of reinforcing timbers added to hold the mechanical portion of the overhead doors. It was decided that the project would be put off till next year when a grant from ErieMetro could be applied for to help cover the cost.

Mr. Parker – reported that after meeting with Sue Brown and Jason Hinners, Assistant County Prosecutors concerning the drawn-out process of declaring properties deemed structural nuisances and the cost the Township would accumulate in the demo- process, he recommends that the Township only do the Bloomingville property this year. There was discussion about the Dahs ‘s house on Wood Road, Mr. Leber said he would call Mr. Dahs and talk to him about it.

Mr. Stewart – said he had received a notification that the Township would be receiving a check for $247.00 thru the American Rescue Plan 

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MMr. David said he had straightened the problem out with Hanson Stone concerning the Township account. He said the tax-exempt papers had been filed so the account should now be active.

Mr. David said he had talks with Valley Ford in Cleveland, they said Ford had finally came thru and approved the frame rail reinforcement installation. Mr. David said that the people doing the installation were out into March for scheduling.

Mr. Kelley said he would see that the truck gets on the schedule for the reinforce frame rail installations.o:p>

Mr. David reported that the Township had received a check from Medical Mutual for $3,378.86 dollars. He said there was no explanation other than it said premium reimbursement.


Communications were reviewed

Old Business

There was no old business to discuss.  

New Business: 

There were no bills to approve. 

No further business, Mr. Parker moved the meeting be adjourned, Mr. Leber seconded the motion.


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

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