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Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio USA
October 4, 2012
President Michael Parker 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. Leber moved to accept the minutes, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Pete Schade, Director of Erie County Health Department, was present at the meeting to report on the activities and achievements of the County Health Department during the past year.
Mr. David reported that he had issued no permits since the last meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had met with Eugene Dahs about the property at 4203 Strecker Road. Mr. Dahs questioned what was considered junk. Mr. David said he gave him a copy of the Oxford Township Zoning resolution detailing “junk”, after some discussion, Mr. Dahs said he would look into the problem.
Mr. David reported that Mr. Williams had hired Tom Weilnau to mow the lot on Mason Road.
Mr. David said he had stopped and talked with Daryl Deering, President, of Schlessman Seed about Kimball Elevator. Mr. Deering said that they were unable to reach a lease agreement with the Norfolk Southern Railway for the elevator buildings that sit on the railroad right of way. He said they were going to withdraw their bid and letting the property go back to the bank. Mr. David reported that Mr. Deering had given him the names of the individuals that they had been dealing with at the railroad, Citizens Bank, and Central Erie’s attorney.
Mr. David reported that the nuisance resolutions along with a letter had been sent to the respective property owners. He said that the letter stated that they have an opportunity to appear before the Trustees at the October 4th meeting to debate the grounds for the nuisance resolution.
Mr. David reported that Mr. Williams had called and said he had hired Tom Weilnau to mow the lot on Mason Road, which he said has been done, Mr. David said he hadn’t heard anything from Dean Keller concerning the property at 2909 Mason Road. After some discussion, Mr. Leber moved to set the hourly rate for mowing any nuisance properties at one hundred dollars per hour ($100.00) charged from the time they leave the complex until they return, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried. It was decided that if the property wasn’t mowed by October 15th, Mr. Kelley should proceed with mowing it.
Mr. Kelley reported that Tom Weilnau had used his boom mower to mow the turnpike overpass on Thomas Road and had also trimmed some trees and brush back off the right of way on Portland Road. Mr. Kelley said that Mr. Weilnau wouldn’t turn in a bill for the work. After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to purchase a $50 gift certificate from Road House for Mr. Weilnau as a shown of appreciation for his work, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Mr. Kelley reported that they had been crack sealing on Wood and Ransom Roads, and they would be moving on to Portland and Harris Roads weather permitting.
Mr. Leber said he didn’t have anything to report at this time.
Mr. Parker distributed literature that he had showing the proposed routes for the electric transmission line project connecting the current electric grid to the new Hayes Substation. The preliminary estimate for the transmission lines and the new substation is 21.4 million.
Mr. Stewart reported that Sheriff Sigsworth requested that he be put on the agenda for the October 18th meeting.
Mr. David reported that he had talked with the State Auditor’s office and O.P.E.R.S. researching “pretax deductions” of medical and life insurance premiums. He said in accordance with the IRS Code 125, the Township had to adopt a “Cafeteria Plan” which is designed to permit eligible employees to choose among certain nontaxable and taxable benefits.
After some discussion, Mr. Stewart moved to adopt the “Oxford Township Cafeteria Plan”, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
Communications were reviewed.
There was no old business to review.
Mr. Stewart move to pay the bills in the amount of $10,700.93, Mr. Leber seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.
No further business, Mr. Stewart moved to adjourn.
Michael Parker, President Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officer