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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
May 15, 2014
President Scott Leber 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, Road Superintendent David Kelley was absent.
Mr. Parker moved to accept the minutes for the May 1st, 2014 meeting, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Bob England, Division Director, Environmental Health Division, Erie County Health Department was present at the meeting to answer any questions the Trustees might have about the Health Department plans for summer activities in and around Oxford Township. He explained that with the wet spring we have been having the Health Department would again be available to apply insecticides to any low laying areas that contain stagnant water, a breeding ground for mosquitos. He also warned about the dangers of ticks and the illnesses that they can carry. Several areas around the Township that could possibly contain stagnant water were brought to his attention by the Trustees. Mr. England said he would inspect the suggested areas and treat them if necessary. The Trustees thanked Mr. England for coming to the meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting to property owner Eugene Dahs, 4203 Strecker Road, for an above ground pool. Sandra George and Brent Walden are the occupants.
Mr. David reminded the Trustees that there were two Appeal Board hearings scheduled for May 29th.
1st RYAN PICKARD, 2505 STE. RTE. 113, MONROEVILLE, OH. APPLICATION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE TO OPERATE SHOOTING RANGE.
2nd SANDRA FERRY – A VARIANCE TO ALLOW BUILDING A HOUSE ON A NON-CONFORMING LOT ON TAYLOR ROAD
Mr. David requested that the Trustees consider adopting the International Property Maintenance Code; he said this sets a maintenance code for residential properties that are beyond things that are covered by the Township Zoning Code, like maintaining grass and building upkeep. Mr. David said he had talked with John Zimmerman, Huron Township Building Inspector about some problems that are grey areas as far as enforcement thru the zoning regulations. Mr. Zimmerman had told him that by adopting the Residential Maintenance Code this sets standards not covered by the zoning regulations. He said that Huron Township had adopted the Residential Maintenance Code several years ago, and it has helped when it came to problems with property maintenance issues. After some discussion, the Trustees had Mr. David order the International Residential Maintenance Code book so they could review it before making any formal decision.
Mr. Kelley was absent.
Mr. Leber reported that he had gotten permission from a neighbor to haul the excess dirt from the Kimball property to be used for fill.
Mr. Parker reported that he and Kerry Jett had met with representatives from the Ohio Turnpike about the number and cost of fire calls that occur on the turnpike that are handled by the Groton and Oxford Townships. After some discussion the representatives from the Turnpike said they would go back to the Commission and try to work out some form of compensation or reimbursement.
Mr. Stewart reported that he had built a new water fountain cabinet for the park drinking fountain. He said once it was stained he would be installing it at the park.
Mr. David said he didn’t have anything to report.
There were no communications to review.
Progress on painting the Township building was discussed. Mr. Leber pointed out that there was a broken window in one of the garage doors that should be fixed. Mr. Stewart said he would talk to Mr. Kelley about getting it done.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $10,604.31 Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.
Scott Leber, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer