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Regular Meeting Minutes

Nov. 21, 2013


President 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.



There were no minutes to approve.



No guests were present.


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued 2 permits had since the last meeting.

1.     Chris Deering (Deering Farms) 9610 Ransom Rd. 10 x 12 fire wood shed

2.     Theodore Wensink, 4411 Wood Road, fence


Mr. David reported that he had issued a 1.7547 acre lot split to the B&O Railroad for a parcel sold to Hermes Parker Concrete LLC.


He said he was currently working on two other lot spits for different people.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had been in touch with Ken Fortney at the Erie County Engineer’s office about moving forward with the Lovers Lane Road drainage project. Mr. Fortney reported that he had made several phone calls concerning the concrete rubble to be use in the ditch project, but had yet to receive any call backs concerning the availability of material. After some discussion it was suggested that maybe the project should be delayed because of the upcoming deer season.


Mr. Kelley reported that the steering gearbox had been installed on the 2002 International dump truck; he said that they had discovered a leak in the transmission oil cooler so it was also replaced. He said that the truck was running well and everything was set for the upcoming winter season.


Mr. Kelley reported that he had purchase PVC pipe and placed it at the survey marker sites at the Kimball Property. These markers will make the pins marking the property lines more visible during the cleanup process. Removal of the old metal shed was discussed; Mr. Kelley said he was going to order a dumpster from one of the scrap yards for the metal siding and whatever other metal is discovered during the cleanup.


Mr. Kelley said weather permitting he had tile repairs to do on Harris and Portland Roads.




Mr. Leber said he had talked with Jim Steiber about an accident at his house on Kelly Road. A car had lost control at the curve and driven across the field hitting the big rocks he had placed along his driveway. This was the third accident since he built his house, with one car actually hitting his garage. Mr. Steiber was once again demanding that the Township put up a guardrail on the curve. During the discussion it was mentioned that the Township has already installed rumble strips in the road warning of the curve, along with reflective pylons at the curve. Liability of not taking any further action, should a car hit his house again was discussed. Mr. David suggested that he contact the Assistant Prosecutor for a legal opinion on the liability issue. The matter was tabled till the next meeting.


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 the Township had received the $500 dollar “More Check Grant” check from Burnham & Flower Insurance to go towards the purchase of new street signs. He said that he had also talked with Sean Sprouse from Burnham & Flower about the new hospitalization quotes that the Trustees had been waiting on. Mr. Sprouse reported that of the nine quotes received from the different companies; Medical Mutual, our current policy holder was the cheapest.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

The Lovers Lane Drainage project was discussed earlier in the meeting.

New Business

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $8,618.60, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. .


No further business, Mr. Leber moved to adjourn.



James W. Stewart, 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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