James W. Stewart


Cell: 419-656-3243


Scott Leber


Cell: 419-706-5850


Michael G Parker


Cell: 419-704-2549





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  Regular Meeting Minutes

October 17, 2019


President James 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 were Phillip David, Fiscal Officer and Zoning Inspector and Road Superintendent David Kelley


Mr. Parker moved to approve the minutes for the October 3rd Trustee meeting, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called with all present answering yes motion carried.


Roger Hunker and Shelli Stockmeister, Development Associates for Apex Clean Energy were present at the meeting to update the Trustees on the Emerson Creek Wind Farm’s application. Mr. Hunker said Apex is hoping the application will be scheduled to go before the Siting Board in December, with public hearings to be held sometime in November. He said currently there is no set dates. He said meanwhile they will be in the area finishing up some test boring that didn’t get done last spring. The Trustee thanked Mr. Hunker and Ms. Stockmeister for coming to the meeting and keeping them updated.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued 1 permit since the last meeting.

  1.  Kenneth P. Koelsch, 1715 Mason Road, 12X 28 accessory building.

Mr. David reported that he had visited with Sue Brown, Assistant Prosecutor about several items that the Township needed her advice on. After reviewing the contract received from North Central EMS, Ms. Brown offered a revised contract that covered both the EMS service but also protected the Township from any legal problems. After reviewing the contract, Mr. Parker moved to approve the revised contract and enter into the agreement with North Central EMS for ambulance coverage for Oxford Township, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. David presented a resolution and the correct procedures suggest by Ms. Brown for declaring a property a nuisance and the ability to lawfully clean up the property. After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved to introduce the following;

Resolution #2019-10-01 Establishing the General Policy of Oxford Township for Abatement, Control, or Removal of Vegetation, Garbage, Refuse, and Other Debris from Property Located in the Unincorporated Territory of Oxford Adopted Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 505.87.

Mr. Leber seconded the motion, with roll call answering as follows;

Mr. Stewart – yes

Mr. Parker – yes

Mr. Leber – yes

Resolution #2019-10-01 approved and adopted this17th day of October, 2019.

Full copies of the above resolution available on request.

Road Superintendent:

Mr. Kelley reported that the 2000 ford one-ton truck was leaking some oil, after taking it to Eberts Garage they found that the oil leak was coming from the right head on the motor. After some discussion, the Trustees agreed that the truck needed fixed, so Mr. Kelley was told to schedule the needed repairs.

Mr. Kelley reported that the tile crossing Ron Speers property had been replaced. He said that two truckloads of 57 stone had been used to bed the tile and catch basin installed in the trench. Hopefully this will alleviate the flooding problems on Harris Road.


Mr. Kelley reported that he had disassembled the merry-go-round in the park and found that several bearings were worn-out. He said being as old as it is, he was currently trying to track down the bearing numbers from the manufacture without much success.

Mr. Kelley reported that he was going to get his hip replaced November 19th, and he would be off work for recovery from the surgery. He said Brian Smith would be available to treat roads if it was required before he was able to return to work. Mr. Kelley said trying to get everything done before the surgery he was requesting 2 weeks of vacation time October 21-25 and November 4-8. The Trustees approved his request for the vacation time


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

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

Mr. Stewart said that the Groton Volunteer Fire Department was hosting a Halloween Party for kids with donuts and candy. He suggested that Oxford Township donate some money to support the event. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved to donate one hundred dollars to the party, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. David said he would see that the check was written for the event.

Fiscal Officer: 

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


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business;

Nothing new on the new building, still waiting on the suggested building cost from Dan Frederick.

New Business:

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $3,946.14 Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned,


James W. Stewart, President                                 Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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