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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
April 2, 2015
President Michael Parker called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that Trustees Scott Leber and Michael Parker were present, Trustee James Stewart was absent. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
Mr. Leber moved to approve the March 5th and March 19th minutes, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion to accept carried.
Pete Schade, Director Erie County Health Department was present at the meeting to give the Trustees an update on the activities of the Health Department. Mr. Schade reported that the dentil clinic was seeing between 20 – 25 patients per day. He said that they were beginning to get return visits from families trying to maintain their children’s dental health. He said the health clinic had hired another physician and were looking for a nurse practitioner to help carry the load.
Mr. Schade reported that with the new “state sanitary laws,” the Health Department will require an annual $100 dollars per year sanitary permit and inspection for all mechanical systems and any system installed after the June 1, 2015 deadline. Mr. Schade said the annual fee will pay for the cost of two men and equipment that will do the inspections; he said the Health Department will also be inspecting any older system that is reported to be failing. Any failing systems will need to be repaired or replaced, and then will be included in the annual inspection program.
The Trustee thanked Mr. Schade for taking the time to come to the meeting and explain the new rules and regulations.
Linda and Dave Smith, future Oxford Township residents, and Rose and Jeff Martin, 5709 Mason Road, were present at the meeting because the lot that Linda and Dave Smith were in the process of building a new house on was found to be zoned “local commercial or C-1. They said that Mr. David had contacted them, explaining that building a house in a “local commercial zone” would be a non-conforming use of the property and would require a conditional use permit from the Appeals Board. They were a little complexed that they were this far along in the process of scheduling and suddenly finding out that they might be put on hold.
Mr. David explained that he had missed that the parcel was zoned “local commercial, C-1” in the process of issuing the zoning permit. He said that the matter was actually brought to his attention by the architect from Schumacher Homes, who had requested lot set back requirements, so he could lay the house out on the lot. Mr. David said he had suggested that if the Smiths were to apply for a zoning classification change from local commercial to residential, with approval by the Trustees, he could let the building of the home continue.
After some discussion, Mr. Parker moved that as long as the zoning change application was in the hearing process, Mr. David should allow the Smiths to continue with their building process, and because the matter was a slip up on the zoning officers part that the fee for the Appeals Board Hearing be waved. Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting. He said all other matters or concerns had been acted on.
Mr. Kelley reported that with the break in the weather he had been out repairing chuck holes, along with cleaning up any trash along the road sides from the winter buildup. He reported that he had fixed 3 road tile breaks and had several more to go. He said all the equipment was working satisfactory, and when the temperature warmed a little they would begin doing some crack sealing on some of these roads.
Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.
Mr. Parker said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.
Mr. Stewart was absent.
Mr. David said reminded the Trustees that the State Auditor would be here Monday morning to begin the bi-annual audit of the Township records.
Communications were reviewed.
There was no old business.
Mr. Leber moved to pay the bills in the amount of $9,026.92 Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, meeting was adjourned.
Michael G. Parker, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer