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Regular Meeting Minutes

Sept. 5, 2013


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


Roll Call

Roll call indicated that Trustees Leber and Stewart were present, Trustee Parker was absent. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.



Mr. Leber moved to accept the minutes for the August 15th 2013 meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Sealed Bid Opening:

Sealed bids for the posted excess equipment were opened; the winning bids were recorded as follows;

1. Sandusky State Theater, $552.00 for the Yamaha model YG650D portable generator

2. Kevin Schaeffer, $627.00 for the wood scale building located at the former Central Erie Elevator, Kimball, Ohio

3. Justin David, $200.00 for the American Road Snow Plow

4. Tim Dunlap, $51.00 for the generator transfer switch, model 20216

5. Gene Dahs, $5.00 for the John Deere 20 inch push mower

After reviewing the posted bids, Mr. Leber moved to accept the winning bids as posted, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to accept carried.



Pete Schade, Director of the Erie County Health Department, was present at the meeting to review the new developments at the Health Department. Mr. Schade said the recently opened new dental clinic, which he was proud to say was built and equipped with all American made material, was seeing 15 – 17 patients per day. He said dental fees were based on patient’s annual income.


Mr. Schade said that the Health Department would be sending out 2000 “Community Health Assessment Questionnaires” this fall, each questionnaire would contain a two (2) dollar bill, as payment for filling out the questionnaire and returning it. He said to every one’s surprise, last time this was done over 1400 was returned. Mr. Schade said answering this questionnaire will help address the health needs of the community and give direction to the Health Department’s future development. The Trustees thanked Mr. Schade for coming to the meeting.


Tim Dunlap, an Oxford Township resident, was present at the meeting. Mr. Dunlap requested that the levy committee for the Monroeville School Levy be allowed to use the Township meeting room to hold an informative public meeting. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved that the Levy Committee be allowed to use the meeting room on October 9th at 7:00 pm for their public meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


Zoning Report:

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


1. Robert Popke, 4608 Mason Road, Sandusky, Ohio – new dwelling

2. Ronald Cull, 1813 Strecker Road, Milan, Ohio – 18 x 15 back porch replacement


Road Superintendent

Mr. Kelley reported that he had order the new oil pressure sending unit for the 2002 International dump truck, he said that the steering gear box was dripping oil and possibility had a seal going out of it. He said he had been adding steering fluid monthly for the last year, but the leakage had increased to the point that he had to add oil every time he used it. There was discussion about purchasing a rebuilt gearbox vs. a new one. After noting the price difference, Mr. Leber moved to replace the steering gear box with a new unit, instead of a rebuilt one. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion, roll was called with all present voting in flavor of the motion; motion carried. Mr. Kelley said he would get it ordered.


Mr. Kelley reported that he had been selected for possible jury duty during the month of October. After some discussion, it was suggested that because of the uncertainty of Mr. Kelley’s’ duties, which include a possible burial, or night time emergency call, that  Mr. David write a letter asking that he be excused from possible jury duty. Mr. David said he would see to the letter.


Mr. Kelley said that he would be starting to mow the road sides this next week.




Mr. Leber said he had talked with Ben Busser, who had started the Kimball property survey. He said that there was a problem locating some of the pins used to measure the property boundaries. Mr. Busser said he would be coming back this week to continue his search for the pins.


Mr. Parker was absent


Mr. Stewart presented a quote of $580.00 for replacement of the south exit door to the meeting room; he had received from Kock Aluminum. After some discussion Mr. Leber moved to accept the bid from Kock Aluminum for replacement of the steel exit door, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. David said he would issue a Purchase Order so Mr. Stewart could give it to them when he orders the replacement. 


Fiscal Officer

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



Communications were reviewed.


Old Business

There was no old business to discuss.  

New Business

Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $27,121.95, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.


No further business, Mr. Leber moved to adjourn.



James W. Stewart, 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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