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

May 18, 2017



President Scott Leber called the meeting to order at 8:00 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.


There were no minutes to approve.


No guests were present.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he was working on three permits for the Nexus gas line shut off valve being installed on the west side of Patten Tract Road. He said after reviewing the site plans sent by Andy Griffin, Permit Coordinator for Salem Land representing the Nexus Gas Transmission Company, there were three items that required permitting, a small building, a four foot dish and the fence surrounding the site.

Mr. David reported that he had stopped and talked with Brian Eckler, 6418 Mason Road, about the complaints concerning his wood cutting activities. Mr. Eckler said that they were in the process of hauling the uncut wood to a different location and would not be doing anymore wood cutting on Mason Road.

Mr. David reported that he had met with Cindy Millis Walker and Charles Rogers and had a discussion about their plans to build a new building on Ms. Walker’s property on Strecker Road. Their problem was the building did not meet the setback requirements for the back property line. Mr. David said after reviewing the site plan, the only recourse for them to proceed was for them to apply for a variance to the setback regulations. He said he told them they had until June 2nd to apply for the variance and schedule an Appeals Board Hearing. The hearing would be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:00PM

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that the new tires had been installed on the Ford 1 Ton Truck and that he had been busy mowing roadsides this past week He said the new mulch had been put down, and that he might need about 2 more yards to finish everything up.

Mr. Kelley reported that they had gone to Erie Materials to look at a used paver that was for sale. He said it was $18,000 dollars, which if the three Townships went in together would amount to $6000 per Township. He said reviewing the positive things about it; it was a bigger machine, diesel motor, able to cover the full width of some of our roads in one pass. On the negative side; someone would have to haul it for them when they moved between the different Townships, and being able to haul asphalt fast enough to keep it moving without having to go to outside haulers. Mr. Kelley said after weighing everything, his opinion was that it’s too big of a machine for us. After some discussion, the Trustees thanked Mr. Kelley for his opinion and decided not to enter into jointly purchasing this machine.

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been contacted by ODOT asking for approval to use Peru Center Road for a haul road by the contractor doing the State Route 113 resurfacing project. Mr. Kelley said he told them in no way could Peru Center Road be used for a haul road; loaded or empty, that sections of the road are not properly based for that amount of truck traffic. The Trustees agreed with his decision.


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

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

Mr. Stewart reported that Erie MetroParks had awarded Oxford Township a $2700 dollar grant toward the purchase of the baseball outfield home run fence. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to purchase the four foot tall outfield fence from Fremont Fence Company with 2 ½ inch schedule 40 posts, and 3 inch schedule 40 end post. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Stewart reported that Mesenburg Catering had been selected to cater the Erie County Township Association summer picnic. He said there would be barbequed spare ribs, roasted chicken, potato salad and macaroni salad at a cost of $18.00 a head. Just a reminder June 8th, 6:30pm is the date.

Fiscal Officer.

Mr. David said he didn’t have anything.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

There was no old business to review.

New Business

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $53,650.31, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, the meeting was adjourned.


Scott Leber, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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