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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA

Regular Meeting Minutes

Sept 17, 2015


President Michael Parker 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 approve the minutes for September 1st meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.



No Guests were present.


Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting to; Mike Ernie, 9009 Ransom Road – 10 X 16 accessory structure.


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that they laid 330 ton of asphalt on Wood Road, he said hopeful they can do some similar work on Higbee Road next year. Mr. Kelley reported that he had finished painting stop sign bars on Township roads, he questioned about putting Wood Road on the list of road to be stripped this fall. After some discussion the Trustees approved the addition.



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


Mr. Parker reported that he had talked with Tim Resister from Margaretta about the joint recycling event. He said everything was all set up. There was discussion about having a roll-off placed at the Oxford Township parking lot for those people who might not want to drive over to Margaretta. Mr. Kelley said he would talk to Doug Galloway about placing one there.


Mr. Stewart reported that he had attended the “tax rebatement” meeting held for Hermes/Parker Properties. He reported that Hermes/Parker was asking for a 75% tax rebatement for 10 years. He said the rebatements are usually based on information giving that the new venture is going to result in creating a specific number of jobs leading to a growth in the community. He said while they requested a 75% tax rebatement, the usual amount ranges from 30 – 50%. He said the schools and County government would have the final say on amounts and approval.


Fiscal Officer

Mr. David reported that the Township had received their $378.85 rebate check from OTARMA for continuing their insurance coverage thru them.



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

There was discussion by Mr. Stewart about billing the resident on Harris Road for the illegal fire resulting in a fire call by Groton Township. Mr. David suggested that Kerry Jett, Fire Chief for Groton Township should be asked about filing charges for illegal burning. That could lead to restitution being ordered by the court. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to bill the resident for the illegal fire and resulting fire charges, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


There was discussion about entering into the new Fire contract with Groton Township.


Mr. Leber moved to enter into a one year, $25,000 dollar fire contract with Groton Township Trustees and Groton Township Fire Department for fire coverage of the entire area of Oxford Township, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called with all present voting yes; motion carried.


New Business

Mr. Stewart moved to pay the bills in the amount of $9,516.81, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, the meeting was adjourned.




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

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Michael G Parker-President 


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James W. Stewart- Vice-President


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Scott Leber-Trustee


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