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Regular Meeting Minutes

November 1, 2012


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 accept the minutes, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Paul Sigsworth, Erie County Sheriff was present at the meeting. Sheriff Sigsworth said he was present at the meeting to “thank” the Trustees for their support in his run for sheriff, and to reaffirm his offices commitment to serving the local entities. Sheriff Sigsworth said one of his objectives was to enhance the flow of information available thru the Sheriff Department website. He said case numbers and incident reports are accessible on the website, allowing the local communities to keep up on any activities happening in their areas.

The Trustees thanked Sheriff Sigsworth for stopping by.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that the Appeals Board had approved the setback variance for Darren McQuerrey, 3306 Mason Road, and he had issued a permit for the new front and back porches for the residence.

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had a burial in the Bloomingville Cemetery this past week.

Mr. Kelley reported that he had Erie County’s jet/vac. truck out this week and they had worked on the Harris Road drain tile, which runs thru Ron Speer’s property to the Pipe Creek. He said that after several tries they finally managed to blast thru the blockage. While it seems to be flowing, Mr. Kelley said he will have to keep an eye on the tile to see that it continues to drain properly.

Mr. Kelley requested the week of November 12 thru 16 for another weeks’ vacation, he said he would be taking November 9th off to cover the Veteran’s Day Holiday that falls on his first day of vacation. The Trustees approved the request.


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

Mr. Parker reported that he had attended the “Council of Governments” meeting. He said one of the topics discussed was the county recycling program. Mr. Parker distributed copies of a report distributed by the Erie County Solid Waste Management District, “Drop-off Recycling vs. Curbside Recycling Cost Analysis for Erie County Municipalities” for the Trustees to review.

Mr. Stewart reported that the manager at the Roadhouse, he had talked to, had passed away suddenly, so he thought it best that he contact them to make sure everything was still reserved for the Erie County Christmas Dinner.

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that there had been another Milan Township fire call to the Ohio Turnpike. He said the report in his opinion was incomplete, so he was going to request more information before writing the check.

Mr. David said he would be working on 2013 appropriations; therefore he was requesting an outline of purposed road projects and any other purchases for 2013. After some discussion, it was suggested that the Trustees hold a work session before the next regular Trustee meeting. Mr. David said he would post an announcement for the work session.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

There was no old business to review.

New Business

Mr. Stewart move to pay the bills in the amount of $11,069.56, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.


Michael Parker, 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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