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Regular Meeting Minutes

Oct. 17, 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.



Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for the October 3rd 2013 meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



No guests were present.


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that one permit had been issued since the last meeting to;



It was question whether permits were issued for several new structures around the Township; Mr. David said he would check into them.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had met with Ken Fortney from the Erie County Engineer’s office about installing a drain along Lovers Lane Road. He said after doing an onsite survey Mr. Fortney had suggested installing a drainage ditch lined with stone to avoid further erosion. He suggested that the Township contact Jack Farschman the County Engineer about the project. After some discussion, it was decided that Mr. Parker and Mr. Stewart would arrange a meeting with Mr. Fortney and Mr. Farschman to discuss the project.


Mr. Kelley reported that he had measured the right of way on Schaefer Road where the six trees in question were to be removed. He said that three trees were in the road right of way and three were outside the road right of way. He said that there is also a large oak that has been slowly dying over the past several years that the Trustees should consider having Roe’s remove while they are there. He said although the tree isn’t dead yet, it sets in the road right of way, and the dead limbs will fall on the road if and when they come down. After some discussion, the Trustees agreed to include the oak tree to those being removed. Mr. Leber said he would contact Roe’s Tree Service.


Mr. Kelley requested the week of October 28 thru November 1st for vacation. The Trustees approved the request.




Mr. Leber said he had talked with Ben Busser about the ongoing survey of the Kimball property. Mr. Busser requested that Mr. Kelley clear some brush on the old railroad bed so he could double check his measurements and finalize his survey markers, then it would be done.


Mr. Parker reported that he had rewritten an article pertaining to the purposed County Recycling Program for the upcoming issue of the Messenger.


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


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David said he didn’t have anything to report.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

It was noted that Mr. Dunlap had trimmed a few branches off the apple tree on the corner of Higbee and Ransom Road. There was discussion whether it was enough to allow clear vision to the North on Ransom Road? Mr. David presented a letter that Assistant Prosecutor, Jason Hinners had wrote on behalf of the Trustees, informing Mr. Dunlap that powers granted by the Ohio Revised Code, would allow the Township to trim or remove any tree or obstacle that obscures vision at an intersection. After some discussion Mr. Parker said he would rewrite the letter for the next meeting.

New Business

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $8,138.62, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, Mr. Parker 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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