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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
May 2, 2013
President 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.
Mr. Parker moved to accept the minutes, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Charlene Lewis, Delematre Road was present at the meeting to discuss extending her fence around her property because of problems with the neighbors. After some discussion the Trustees told her that she should contact the Sheriff next time she has a problem with the neighbor.
Mr. David reported that he had issued one permit since the last meeting to Robert Fitzgerald, 7912 Patten Tract Road, for a 10 x 14 accessory building.
Mr. Kelley reported that he had finished replacing the Township curve signs with the “high visibility reflector signs” mandated by the State. He said that they had been crack sealing in Margretta Township this week and weather permitting they would be moving to Oxford Township next week.
Mr. Kelley reported that he had been contacted by Curt Heyman concerning several dead ash trees along the right of way on Schaefer Road. Mr. Heyman was concerned that the decaying trees would eventually fall on the road. There was discussion about trees in the right of way being the responsibility of the landowner. It was mentioned that in the past the Township had paid to drop the tree with the landowner agreeing to clean it up once it was on the ground. Mr. Leber said he would talk to Roe’s Tree Service to see if they would still honor their agreement with the Township to drop the tree for $300.
Mr. Kelley reported that Ridgefield Township had contacted him about doing some repair work on Stoneridge Road. After some discussion the Trustees said they wanted more information before committing to anything.
Mr. Kelley said he had talked to Polen Implement about the road tractor. Polen said that the tractor was in pieces and they were working on it. Mr. Kelley said he wanted to start mowing roadsides so they would be done for the upcoming holiday. It was agreed that they had the tractor all winter and they should have had it done by now or at least supply the Township with a loaner till it’s done. Mr. Leber said he would call Polen and find out what was going on.
Mr. Kelley questioned about getting the trees in the park trimmed up. He said one had some storm damage in it and the rest could stand to be thinned or trimmed up a little. Mr. Leber said he would talk to Roe’s about it.
Mr. Leber reported that he had talked with Lawyers Title Company, and they had said that the deed was ready to be picked up. He said that they required a certified check for the balance payment. Mr. David said they had signed the check that evening and he would get it to the bank for certification so it would be ready for Mr. Leber to deliver.
Mr. Parker reported that he had received a newsletter from the Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation detailing grants that had been issued by the foundation.
Mr. Stewart reported that he had received a letter from KLA Risk Consulting, concerning implementing safety suggestions they had issued. Both he and Mr. David said they thought the letter had been sent in reporting that the suggestions had been implemented. Mr. Stewart said he would call them and find out what was going on.
Mr. David presented the 2013 – 2014 Salt Contracts with the County Engineer for the Trustees approval. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved to enter into the purchase agreement to purchase 175 tons of road salts for winter of 2013 -2014. Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Communications were reviewed.
There was nothing new to report.
Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $8,585.97, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, Mr. Parker moved to adjourn.
James W. Stewart, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer