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 20, 2021


President Michael Parker 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. Stewart moved to approve the minutes for the May 6th meeting, Mr. Leber seconded the motion, roll was called, with all present voting to approve; motion carried.


Oxford Township resident Fred Moffitt was present at the meeting to observe

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting.

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had mowed the lawn at the house at 2909 Mason Road  belonging to Isaac Mathis, there was discussion about keeping track of the time and cost so it could be charge against the property taxes. Mr. Kelley said he had three hours’ labor time in mowing the yard. He said the next door neighbor came down and thanked him for mowing the yard.

Mr.  Kelley reported that the tile project on Higbee Road had been completed, he said when the opened the road and took out the steel culvert pipe crossing under the road that the pipe had been crushed to only half its capacity. He said the placement of the new cross pipe going under the road should definitely alleviate the flooding problems on the north side of Higbee.

Mr. Kelley said that he had started mowing the road sides, he reminded the Trustees that Saturday June 6 was the annual recycle event.  Mr. Kelley said the backhoe was still down, but they would use Brian Smiths backhoe to load the tires and appliances if any come in.

Mr. Kelley reported that he was having trouble getting Caterpillar do the repairs on the backhoe, he said Caterpillar is still looking for the hydraulic oil cooler parts which are in short supply. He said he talks to them and they’re supposed to call him back but fail to do so. Mr. Kelley said it’s frustrating, not that there is a lot of work for the backhoe right now, but the backhoe been down going on six-weeks. He said all he can do is keep calling them trying to get something done.


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

Mr. Parker reported that he hadn’t heard anything on the new sign for the Delematre Road building.  Mr. Parker reminded everyone that the Erie County Township Association summer meeting was coming up June 10th at the Berlin Township Complex

Mr. Stewart reported he had talked with the overhead door people about finishing the wiring for the overhead doors now that the electric was finished. He said the door people told him it was the work of the electricians to connect the door up. He said when he talked to the electricians, they said it was the work of the overhead door people. Both parties said if they have to come out and finish the hookup for the doors that there would be an extra charge. There was discussion about being that the safety sensors at the bottom of the doors had to be installed everyone thought that fell under the installation of the overhead doors. Mr. Stewart said he would make some calls this coming week and see if the work could be finished up.

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David said he had applied for and received the Dun & Brad Street number that will be required if there is any further federal aid coming thru The American Rescue Plan to the Township entities.

Mr. David said that the he had received the Waiver of Formal Audit Exit paperwork from the Harris Group that had conducted the bi-annual audit for the years 2019 – 2020. He said once Mr. Parker as President of the Board and himself sign off, that the official audit paperwork will be released to the Township for their review.

Mr. David said that he had stopped the switchover to the Spectrum Networking and had requested to go back to AT&T. He said it would take a couple of weeks for the technicians to complete the switch back.

Mr. David distribute copies of the 2021 County Road Work Agreement for the Trustees to sign.

Mr. David said he had talked with Sue Brown, Assistant County Prosecutor about the sale of the 1991 dump truck since there had been no bids on it when it was advertised. Sue Brown said that being that the truck had been advertised for public bid and received no bids, that the truck could be sold to an individual for no less that the advertised price in the bid sheet.

After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to sell the 1991 International Dump Truck to Eric Schippel for the $5000 dollars as advertised in the public bid, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. David said he would contact Mr. Schippel about purchasing the truck.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business;

Covered earlier in the meeting.

New Business:

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $11,846.13, Mr. Leber seconded motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.

Michael G. Parker, President of Board                   Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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