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

September 27, 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 and Road Superintendent David Kelley


Mr. Stewart moved to approve the minutes for the August 17th and September 7th meetings, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried...

Guests – Sarah Moser, Development Manager for Apex Clean Energy, along with Abbey Bemis, from Erie County Economic Development and Pete Daniels, Erie County Administrator were present at the meeting to discuss plans for developing a possible wind farm that would be located in Oxford Township, Erie County and Ripley Township, Huron County. Ms. Moser indicated that a wind farm containing up to 82 wind turbines reaching 500 foot in the air could be placed throughout the two Townships. She said they were currently working on getting the necessary land for the wind farm under leased, and that Apex Clean Energy would be requesting a “Tax Abatement” from both Erie and Huron County Commissioners for the wind farm project. She said the length of time and the amount of tax abatement was something that would have to be negotiated. Ms. Moser did reference the fact that whoever did approve a tax abatement that would probably be the County where the project would be located.

The Trustees “thanked” Ms. Moser for taking the time to come to the meeting and discussing the wind project with them.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported he had issued 2 permits since the last meeting.

A summary of permits issued;

  1. Charles Griggs, 13306 Skadden Rd, fence
  2. Toby McKinley, 6610 mason Rd, deck

Mr. David reported that he had met with Paul Hovatter, 4417 Delematre Rd, concerning his complaints that his neighbor was piling garbage and debris on the property line next to his house. Mr. David said instead of piling rotten apples and branches etc. at the rear of his lot, the neighbor was piling the stuff on the side of the lot where it would be conspectuses for Mr. Hovatter to see and smell. Mr. David said that he had talked with the Health Department before going to see Mr. Hovatter, but they had previous engagements. He said he was going to call them again about the problem.

Mr. David reminded the Trustees that the upcoming Appeals Board hearing for Terry Moran, 11609 Patten Tract Road would be held September 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Road Superintendent:

Mr. Kelley reported that the paving job for the County had been completed, and the roller and paving machine were being serviced and readied for storage. The paver is going to be stored at Erie Materials and the roller will be stored at Groton Township.

Mr. Kelley said the shelter house parties are done for the year and the portable restrooms are being picked up this coming week. He said with that being done, he would like to take a week of vacation starting October 8th. The Trustees approved his request.


Mr. Leber said he had replaced the ballast in two of the lights in the meeting room and along with several burned out bulbs. He said there are more bulbs that need replaced but we were out. Mr. Kelley said he would see to getting some more on hand.

Mr. Parker reported that Groton Township Fire Department had purchase a used pumper and was having it update for service. He said they want to place it at Oxford Township as a satellite fire station. He said that the pumper truck would have to be placed in the heated part of the garage so that at any time it would be ready to go. There was discussion on moving equipment around to make room for the pumper.

Mr. Stewart said he had met with Tim Lloyd concerning letters that had been received by the Township from Nexus stating that they were making a one-time offer for settlement with the Township for boring under the road right of ways. Mr. Stewart said that Tim Lloyd had talked with Assistant Prosecutor Gery Gross, and that he would be talking with Nexus before anything will be signed by any of the Townships. 

Fiscal Officer: 

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


Communications were reviewed.:p>

Old Business:

There was no old business to discuss.

New Business:

MrMr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $15,321.79, 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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