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 18, 2018


President Michael Parker called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Roll Call:

Roll call indicated that Trustees Michael Parker, James Stewart, and Scott Leber were present.   Fiscal Officer Phil David was also present but left temporarily to perform Zoning Inspector duties for residents in his office.


Minutes of the October 4th meeting were approved.


No guests were present.

Zoning Report:

Trustees reviewed a list of permits submitted in writing by the Zoning Inspector.  There was no need for discussion.

Road Superintendent:

Mr. Kelley although absent, had reported to Mr. Parker that a person got stuck tearing up  the right of way on Lovers Lane Rd.  The person had been “mud bogging” and stuck his vehicle.  The Sheriff advised Mr. Kelley that the person was arrested and cited for reckless operation and criminal damaging.  Mr. Kelley also reported to Mr. Stewart that the ton truck had 3 broken hinges on the cab doors.


Mr. Leber advised he had made numerous attempts to contact the Erie County Prosecutor’s office regarding a legal opinion on use of fire funds for the additional costs incurred due for rental and a building due to moving in fire equipment to the township complex.  Mr. Stewart advised he would also make an attempt to contact the Prosecutor’s office.

Mr. Parker advised that he has an appointment with the Erie County Auditor Rick Jeffery and Groton Twp. Trustee Ron Brown on October 23rd. the two trustees will discuss with Mr. Jeffery the feasibility of Payment in Lieu of Taxes vs. taxes for the APEX Emerson Creek Wind Project.

Mr. Stewart had contacted two vendors for playground wood mulch.  200 cu. yds. was priced, delivered, with a bid from Bears Playground at $3920.40 and DWA at $4330.00.  Mr. Parker made a motion to accept the $3920.40 bid, Mr. Leber seconded the motion.  Motion passed unanimously.  A grant from Erie Metro Parks will help defray the costs.  Replacement of river pebble stone with wood mulch is required due to finding by insurance inspector.

Fiscal Officer:  Phil David returned to the meeting after completion of zoning business and advised that he had also talked to CIVISTA Bank regarding a potential loan for construction of a storage building at Kimball property. A loan is feasible with CIVISTA with financing for 10 years recommended by the Fiscal Officer


No communications to review.

Old Business

Trustees discussed the feasibility of constructing a new building in phases, and

financing the structure without concrete and electrical.  It was decided to further discuss

 the issue at a work session Tuesday November 13th at 7PM.  This will allow the Fiscal

Officer more time to research what funds are available and make a recommendation on

down payment.

New Business:

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $53,631.65.  Mr. Stewart seconded    

the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. It was noted that

this month’s bills include asphalt for Wood and Scheid Rds. making the total payments

higher than usual.


No further business, the meeting was adjourned.:p>



Michael G. Parker , President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer

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