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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2015


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. Leber moved to approve the May 7, 2015 minutes, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to accept carried.



No guests were present. 


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting; Clarence Graves, 4613 Ste. Rte. 113, Monroeville, for a 24 X 24 accessory building.


Mr. David reminded the Trustees of the Zoning Board hearing May 28th for the review of an application for a zoning amendment by Linda & Dave Smith, Taylor Road, Sandra Ferry, Taylor Road, and HP Properties, Mason Road.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had started the first go around of the road side mowing. He said that new mulch and addition pea gravel had been added around the complex and playground for the first scheduled party this coming Sunday.


Mr. Kelley reported that no date had been set for the beginning of crack sealing.



Mr. Leber reported that a new computer tower had been purchased for Mr. Kelley’s office; he said Mark Brown was scheduled to install the tower and set it programs.


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


Mr. Stewart said he had been working on the Bloomingville Cemetery sign that had been broken. He said the sign was made out of cast aluminum and had been broken in several pieces. He said the base had several steel set screws that had corroded making them hard to remove. Once they were removed the sign pieces would have to be welded back together and the sign repainted. Mr. Leber volunteered to weld the sign pieces.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David said he had received the annual renewal bill from OTARMA for the physical and liability insurance. He compared the premiums for 2014 and 2015, he said while OTARMA continues their rebate program for continued coverage the annual cost still increased $396.00 dollars. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to renew insurance coverage with OTARMA, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried...



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

Mr. Parker reviewed the 10 year cost and income analysis figures that he and Mr. David had been working on. After some discussion about renewal of the “Oxford Township Operating Levy”, Mr. Leber moved that the operating levy be put on the November ballot as a renewal levy, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called with all present voting yes, motion carried.


There was further discussion about the need to meet increasing road upkeep and fire cost. Ideas about Fire Levy vs Road Levy were discussed. It was decided that a levy committee should be formed for more Township resident input. Several names were suggested for the committee, it was decided that a levy committee meeting would be held June 10th at 7:00 pm.


New Business

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $11,066.03, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, meeting was adjourned.




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

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Michael G Parker-President 


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James W. Stewart- Vice-President


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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