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Regular Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2011


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

Roll Call:

Roll calls indicated that all Trustees were present. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer & Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent, David Kelley.


Mr. Stewart moved to accept the minutes for the April 21, 2011 Trustee meeting, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called; Mr. Stewart and Mr. Leber voted yes, Mr. Parker abstained; motion carried.


Pete Schade, Director of the Eire County Health Department, was present at the meeting to give an annual report for the fiscal year 2010. Mr. Shade stated that the new health clinic, operating at the health department location on Superior Street was seeing over 1300 persons a month. He said besides offering dental care they also offer primary health care. Health care charges are based on a person’s annual income. Mr. Schade said the health department was going to do a community health assessment this summer. He said that this assessment would cover more of the outlaying areas in the county, rather than just the bigger cities blighted areas.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued three permits since the last meeting.

Charlene Lewis, 5315 Delematre Road – fence

Walter Smith, 8701 Ransom Road – addition to an accessory structure

Dennis Barber, 4417 Delematre Road – 10 x 14 accessory building

Fred Moffit, 4808 Delematre Road – applied to the Appeals Board for a variance for a reasonable alteration to a nonconforming structure

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been busy repairing road signs damaged by the recent high winds. He said he had cut the berm coming down the overpass over the turnpike at Kaiser’s on Thomas Road, because it was flooding their driveway. He said he cut the berm and diverted the water off the road.

Mr. Kelley said Ed Stallkamp had discussed the drainage problem on Harris Road with him again. Mr. Kelley said he had tried last year to work on it but the neighbor had complained that he didn’t want anybody digging in his front yard. Mr. Kelley said that he really wanted to have Perkins Township come out with their truck and clean the tile to see where the clog was before digging anybody’s yard up. The Trustees said they understood trying to find the tile clog, but if it was necessary to dig the tile up, the property owners need to realize that it is in the road right of way.

Mr. Kelley said they wanted to start crack sealing, but the weather has been too wet to do anything.


Mr. Leber reported he had talked with officials from the ODNR about the trees along Lovers Lane Road. They said that studies have been done about trees hanging over the road and not allow them to dry. The official said that if anything they protect the road from the hot sun. He also said that there are no funds available from ODNR to remove the dead ash trees away from the road. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to hire Roes Tree Service to trim the Trees back to the fence line off the road right of way, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

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

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

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that he talked Sandy Rubino about the check covering the fire calls to Central Erie Elevator. He said Mr. Rubino had placed a call to Duane Galloway, the elevator’s attorney, while he was at his office, but Duane was out of the office. Mr. David said that later Sandy Rubino had called him to report that he had talked with Duane Galloway about the insurance check. He said that the check was being held until a court hearing could be held to establish who has control of the money. Mr. Rubino said that the Prosecutor’s Office would be representing the Township at any future hearings pertaining to the distribution of the check.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

The bids were reviewed for the salt shed roof. Busy Bee Construction had provided literature about the type of shingles they would use. After reviewing the bids, Mr. Parker moved to accept Busy Bee Construction’s proposal to reroof the salt shed and to install new gutters and downspouts for $2500 dollars, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with Mr. Leber and Mr. Parker voting yes, Mr. Stewart abstained; motion carried.

New Business

Mr. David presented the bid contract with the County Commissioners/ Engineer for the Road Salt Program for winter of 2011/2012. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved that the Trustees enter into the “road salt bid contract” with the County Commissioners/Engineer and purchase 175 tons of salt for the winter of 2011/2012, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $10,468.87, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.


Scott Leber, President

Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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Michael G Parker-President


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James W. Stewart-Trustee


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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