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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

May 19, 2016


President Jim 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. Leber moved to approve the minutes for the May 5th meeting, Mr. Parker 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 one new permit since the last meeting to;

Adam & Joseph Brazie, 4916 Delematre Road for a 40 X 48 accessory building.

Reminder; Appeals Board Hearing for Wayne and Jan Morse who applied for a conditional use permit to operate a “Bed & Breakfast”. Meeting scheduled for May 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Mr. David reported that several letters have been sent to residents concerning “junk cars”. He said one resident has agreed to remove one vehicle and showed proof of insurance for the other.

Mr. David reported that he had received a call from Cheryl Schell requesting that the zoning report in the minutes for December 3, 2015 be amended. Ms. Schell said that her husband, Joseph Schell, who owns the house at 5313 Delematre Road, was misquoted in the report, that he didn’t say that the renter would be ask to leave if they didn’t comply with the zoning resolutions. After some discussion, it was decided that the minutes for the December 3, 2015 meeting wouldn’t be changed or amended, but his objections would be duly noted in the current minutes. 

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been busy mowing road sides, and cleaning up around guard rails. He said that they hoped to start crack sealing some roads, once these other little jobs were done. 


Mr. Leber reported that he had spoken with Roe’s Tree Service about trimming the trees on Wood and Thomas Roads. He said they had estimated the trimming cost to be around $1100 dollars to do the job. They had said that it could be less, depending on what they run into, but no more than the $1100 they had first said.

Mr. Parker moved to accept their estimate and move ahead with the tree trimming, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Parker reported that talks with the Ohio Turnpike Commission regarding payment for fire service were still continuing.

Mr. Stewart reported that the Township was awarded two grants in the amount of $1350 and $169 from Erie Metroparks for replacement of the timbers surrounding the playground and for new baseball diamond bases. He said that their only requirement was the placement of a small sign saying; “project funding was provided by Erie Metroparks”.

After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to do the repairs to the playground as soon as the materials were available, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Fiscal Officer.

Mr. David said he had received notice from Caterpillar Finance that the backhoe was paid off.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

There was no old business to discuss.

New Business

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $9,763.27, Mr. Parker 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

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James W. Stewart-President


Cell: 419-656-3243


Scott Leber-Vice-President


Cell: 419-706-5850


Michael G Parker-Trustee 


Cell: 419-704-2549