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Regular Meeting Minutes

September 15, 2011


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

Roll Call

Roll calls indicated that all Trustees were present. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer & Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.


Mr. Parker moved to accept the minutes for the September 1, 2011 Trustee meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called; with everyone present voting yes; motion carried.


No guests were present.

Zoning Report

Mr. David said that he had issued 2 permits since the last meeting;

   1. James Behrendsen, 8405 Patten Tract Road, 12 x 20 sun room

   2. Dale Weyer, 10320 Patten Tract Road, roof over wheelchair ramp.

Mr. Stewart questioned if we charged for permits for wheelchair ramps. Mr. David reported no, that the Trustees had decided several years ago that although wheelchair ramps required a permit, there would be no charge for the permit.

Mr. David reported that letters had been sent out to several residents about cleaning up junk & junk cars, and another letter for failure to obtain a permit.

Mr. David reported that the Zoning Board had met, but because there failed to be a forum of board members the meeting was adjourned. Mr. David reminded the Trustees that there was still a vacancy on the Zoning Board.

Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that several residents on Delematre Road had questioned; if they replace the drain line that runs behind their houses parallel with the railroad, could they tie it into the road tile along Ransom Road. Mr. Kelley said that supposedly the old drain line use to drain into the railroad ditch that runs along the roadbed toward the east. He said with the installation of the rural waterline under the tracks, and the fiber optic cable along the railroad bed, it was lost. The Trustees questioned if the road tile could handle the additional flow. It was decided that more information was needed before a decision could be made.

Mr. Kelley said he had met with Curt Heyman. He said that they questioned about boring under Livengood Road for a drain line from their building to the creek located across the field. Mr. Kelley said he told them they would have to obtain a permit from the Trustees to bore under the road. Mr. Heyman said it was in the planning stages, when plans got more finalized they would talk with the Trustees.

Mr. Kelley questioned if the Trustees wanted to seal the parking lot this year. He said it had been three years since it was last done.

Mr. Parker moved to seal the parking lot, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

Mr. Kelley said he would crack seal any cracks in the asphalt, before they sealed the parking lot.


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

Mr. Parker reported just for a public interest, that because of EPA regulations on coal fired power plants, no new plants were being built. He said that studies show a steady growth of 1.5% per year in electric usage. He said that with the growth and no new additional plants, usage will eventually outpace production.

Mr. Stewart reported on the Erie County Township Association meeting he had attended. He said the quest speaker was a salesman for K-Tech Industries. They make a product out of sugar beet juice called Beet x Heet, which when mixed with road salt will melt 48% more ice @ 25 degrees, and 94% more ice @ 15 degrees, than regular untreated road salt. He said the data reports that you can reduce your salt usage by 30% when using this product. However it does require some specialized equipment for its application.

After some discussion the Trustees agreed that they needed to do some more research.

Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that Busy Bee construction would be starting the shelter house roof the beginning of October.

Mr. David said the Township had received a $96.00 donation from the Fortney family after using the shelter house for their annual reunion.

Mr. David presented a copy of the following resolution to the Trustees for their approval;

A resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Erie County Budget Commission, and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor

Mr. Parker moved to accept the above resolution; Mr. Stewart seconded the Resolution and the roll being called upon its adoption of the vote results as follows:

Mr. Leber – yes

Mr. Parker – yes

Mr. Stewart – yes

Resolution adopted this 15th day of September, 2011


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business

Mr. Leber requested the names of all persons who helped with the Tire Recycling Event, so he could thank them in the upcoming Oxford Messenger.

Articles for the fall newsletter were discussed. Mr. David said he would contact Deb DeChant about when she wanted the articles.

New Business

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $3,633.99, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, Mr. Parker moved to adjourn.


Scott Leber, 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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