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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
January 21, 2016
President Jim Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll call indicated that all Trustees were present. Also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, and Road Superintendent David Kelley.
There were no minutes to approve.
Scott Thom, Erie County Health Dept. Plumbing Administrator was present at the meeting to give his annual report to the Trustees. Mr. Thom reported that the County Plumbing Dept. had issued 118 commercial and 82 residential permits in 2015 with a total of $136,842.00 in collected fees. Mr. Thom reported that Erie County has contracted with Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot and Harding Counties to do their plumbing inspections. When questioned how they would cover such a large area, Mr. Thom explained that using a new plumbing program; plumbing and sewer permits are applied for, inspections dates scheduled, all being done on line, cutting down on the amount of travel for both the contractors and inspection personnel. The Trustees thanked Mr. Thom for taking time out of his busy schedule to come out in the evening to give his annual report.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no new permits since the last meeting. Mr. David reminded the Trustees that the Appeals Board would be holding a variance hearing for Tom Poock, on January 28th at 7:30 pm.
Mr. Kelley reported that weather permitting; he had continued the cleanup on the Kimball property, cutting down several trees and clearing more brush. On foul weather days he worked in the garage on the road equipment making sure everything was ready in case of bad weather.
Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.
Mr. Parker said he had been contacted by Senator Randy Gardner in reply to the letter sent to him concerning the cost of fire calls on the Ohio Turnpike. He said Senator Gardner had thanked him for the letter and had agreed with the content. He said that he was working with Representative Steve Arndt on a solution regarding a uniform policy for emergency services provided by outside entities for the Turnpike. He expected to get back with Mr. Parker with some concrete information concerning a solution in a few weeks.
Mr. Parker reported he had received a letter from the Sandusky/Erie County Foundation stating that while bigger grants are available, they were requesting a wish list from the different entities and organizations. This would be for small projects valued from $100 to $500 and $500 to $1000, after some discussion it was decided that more thought should be put into the request.
Mr. Stewart said he had talked with Liana Wensink about the spring edition of the Oxford Messenger. She had requested that because of a conflict in her personal schedule that it could be published earlier in the spring. Mr. Stewart said she wanted the articles turned in by March so everything could be done by April.
Mr. Stewart said he had been contacted by Nexis Gas Transmission requesting boring fees for boring under the Township roads. He said he had talked with Tim Lloyd at the Erie County Engineers office. He said that the County was requesting that any boring under the road be done at a depth of 7 foot, and the boring pits be moved at least 10 foot further off the road right of way. Mr. Lloyd said to maintain uniformity the County would be issuing any needed permits on behalf of the Townships.
Mr. David said he didn’t have anything at this time.
Communications were reviewed.
There was no old business to discuss.
Employee annual review was discussed. Mr. Parker moved to go into “executive session” to discuss the any wage and benefit packages, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Topics discussed were cost of health insurance, and employee performance. Mr. Parker moved to end the “executive session”, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Parker moved that the Township cap Mr. Kelley’s hourly wage at $21.00 per hour, but continue to provide full family health insurance, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. Mr. Parker moved to increase Scott Didion from $16.13 to $16.50 per hour, and Brian Smith from $16.50 to $17.00 per hour. Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $10,750.85, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, meeting was adjourned.
James W. Stewart, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer