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Regular Meeting Minutes

Oct 1, 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. Stewart moved to approve the minutes for September 17th meeting, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



Liana Wensink was invited to the meeting by the Trustees to interview for the position of editor for the Oxford Messenger. After discussing the duties of newsletter editor, Mr. Stewart moved to hire Ms. Wensink as the new editor of the Oxford Messenger, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Everyone welcomed Liana to the new position.


Zoning Report:

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


He reported that he did talk with Ron Linder, 3303 State Route 113 about an addition that he wanted to add to an existing accessory structure. After reviewing the measurements, Mr. David said that it would require a variance to exceed the allowable square footage for accessory structures. Mr. Linder is considering the variance application.


Mr. David reported that he had received several calls about the house located at 5510 Mason Road. This particular house is currently being used as a two family structure with an apartment upstairs. Mr. David said that this two family structure was grandfather in a single family district because it was in existence before zoning was implemented. However the questions being ask was; if the house burned down, could it be rebuilt as a duplex structure again. Mr. David said that the answer is no, because a new structure would have to meet the current zoning regulations.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that the shelter house was closed for the year. He had put the curtains away and the restrooms are gone. He said that the shelter house hosted 22 parties for the 2015 season.


Mr. Kelley reported that they had finished in Margaretta and were done asphalting for the year. He said the salt purchased though the State ODOT Program had been delivered, the salt shed was full and the remaining pile would have to be covered outside until it could be put in the shed. After some discussion, the Trustees told Mr. Kelley to purchase a good tarp for the covering the pile and leave it piled in front of the salt shed.


Mr. Kelley questioned the Trustees about taking some vacation time during harvest one day at a time. The Trustees told Mr. Kelley he best knew his work schedule and the best way to work his vacation time into it. They approved his request.



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


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


Mr. Stewart reported that he had talked with Sparky Weilnau about Groton Township Fire Department taking control of the fire coverage for the entire Township. He said Mr. Weilnau seemed disappointed that the two Townships couldn’t reach an agreement.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David distributed copies of a letter confirming the joint recycling event he had received from the Erie County Solid Waste District. It said the combined check for all the entities would be sent to Margaretta Township for hosting the event.


Mr. David had the Trustees sign an updated signature sheet for the StarOhio account; he said the last update was when Mr. Sloma was still on the Board.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

There was discussion about the new Fire contract with Groton Township. No actual start date has been scheduled as of yet.


Mr. Stewart said he will talk to Kerry Jett about the illegal fire on Harris Road to see if there were any violations of the Ohio Fire Code.


New Business

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $26,724.45, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, the 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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