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 19, 2017



President Scott Leber 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, Road Superintendent David Kelley was absent


There were no minutes to approve.

Guests – Jodie Heisman, Superintendent for Perkins Schools was present at the meeting to report the progress they were making in improving the educational standards at Perkins Public Schools.  Ms. Heisman said their program teaching students stressing ”college and career connections” helps in leading these young adults in make commitments to career decisions long before graduation.

Ms. Heisman thanked the Trustees for their time and asks for their continued support by supporting the renewal levy on the upcoming November ballot. She said the renewal of the “building and operating levy” would assure that the district could continue to make improvements plus the much needed building upkeep.

The Trustees thanked Ms. Heisman for coming to the meeting.

Zoning Report:

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

  1. Derek Guerra, 6263 west mason road – new dwelling
  2. Terry Moran, 11609 Patten Tract Road -  accessory building

Mr. David said he was working on several zoning problems and he would have more to report at a later date.

Road Superintendent:

There was no Road Report, Mr. Kelley was absent.


Mr. Leber said he had talked with Herb Kaiser, Thomas Road about renting some space in one of his barns for the winter storage of the grader, lawn mower and trailer. He said this would alleviate the problem of making room for fire equipment at the Township Complex until final plans for a new building could be decided upon. There was discussion about rent cost and insurance. Mr. Parker moved to offer Mr. Kaiser $200 dollars a month for renting space in his barn, Mr. Stewart seconded his motion. Roll was called with all present answering yes motion carried. Mr. David said once everything is finalized he would contact the insurance company about having coverage on the remote storage spot.

Mr. Parker reported that Kerry Jett, Fire Chief for Groton Township Fire Department said that an air compressor would be needed so that the fire truck is aired up and ready to leave in a moment’s notice, also during the winter months all the equipment which includes the so called “fall out” equipment for the individual firemen will need to be housed at 60 degrees. This will mean heating the garage bay designated to house the equipment. There was discussion, a 60 gallon 240 volt air compressor could be purchase and installed, Jake Wilken will be contacted about installation cost for overhead radiant heaters.

Mr. Stewart reported that a semi-truck had struck the bridge at Ransom and Wood Roads again. He said damage was mainly to the guard rail, there didn’t seem to be any structural damage to the bridge this time. He said the Sheriff’s Department was called and a citation was issued to the driver.

Fiscal Officer: 

Mr. David reported that the final “agreed upon procedure” report for the bi-annual audit had been received from the Auditor of State and was available for the Trustees review. Mr. Stewart moved to accept the report, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business:

There was no old business.

New Business:

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $9,468.43, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, the meeting was adjourned.


Scott Leber, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officerp>

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