Minutes: July 12th, 2011

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Meeting Minutes

July 12, 2011

The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.

In attendance were Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Gary Mortus, Karen Shaw,
John Gangway, Dan Barlow, Terry Thompson, Tim Wasserman, Reggie Langford, and
Jack DeVore.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all followed by a moment of silence for our troops.

The minutes were read from the June 28 meeting of the Board of Township Trustees.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the June 28 meeting minutes as presented.
Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Gary Mortus made a motion to approve and pay the bills, including the last payroll, in the amount of $47,339.89. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


The following correspondence was received by the township and read:

A letter from the former Fiscal Officer’s attorney requesting information and records.

A letter from Selective Insurance Company of America requesting additional information regarding a potential bond claim.

Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw stated both requests were forwarded to the Ottawa County Prosecutor for review.

A letter from David Brunkhorst of the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office regarding the 2011 resurfacing of Muggy Road. An invitation was extended for township representation at a future preconstruction meeting.

A letter from Sandy Waggoner of Resource Solutions Associates requesting volunteers to serve on the newly formed Ottawa County Citizen Emergency Response Team or CERT. Resource Solutions has been hired by Ottawa County to organize, coordinate and train the Ottawa County CERT to meet assistance needs in our area in the event of an emergency.

A letter from township receptionist Shelly Stively requesting use of the front room of the Community Hall at no charge on Sunday, October 9, 2011 for a baby shower she is hosting. The Trustees agreed to waive the Community Hall rental fee for Shelly Stively.

A letter from Bill Albrecht of Media Network of Centralohio.com announcing the formation of a new Legal team to work closely with legal advertisers to assure accurate placement and billing of legal advertisements. New contact information was enclosed.

A letter from Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. offering savings on snow and ice control equipment and parts.


Police Lieutenant John Gangway said the fall collection for prescription drugs will be October 29 at the police station.

Tim Wasserman, Director of the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District talked about the possibility of a permanent prescription drug drop off box at the police station and offered their assistance.

John Gangway said they received written confirmation of $2,800 for the trade in of the 2008 police vehicle. He said only $200 was offered for the 2004 police vehicle.

The Trustees agreed to offer the 2004 police vehicle for auction on Govdeals.com


Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow said he met with M & B Asphalt and will be getting a quote for the various township road repairs. He said this will be presented at the next meeting with the bid he has already received from The Kreimes Co.

Dan Barlow said he called the state in regard to the causeway. He said they agreed to send another crew to eliminate the weeds on both sides of the causeway.

Dan Barlow said the township mailboxes were recently knocked down by a driver and they decided to consolidate the three boxes to one and relocate the mailbox to the entrance of the administration parking lot.

Dan Barlow said Andy Benko would like to purchase a tree, already planted in the cemetery, from the township and place a plaque under the tree in memory of his granddaughter. The Trustees agreed.

Dan Barlow asked the Trustees if they had considered the bid he presented at the last township meeting for a new tractor. William Rofkar asked if the scoop was detachable. Dan Barlow said it is detachable. Dan Barlow said he believes they are giving the township a very good trade in value.

Gary Mortus made a motion to contract through the State Cooperative Purchasing Program to purchase a John Deere Utility Tractor Model 5085M, with Rotary Cutter and Loader options including the specified trade in of a 485 Case Tractor and two mowers, from Bay Tractor Co. for the amount of $41,198.42. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Matt Montowski asked Dan Barlow to contact the state about cleaning up the weeds at Pebble Beach. Dan Barlow agreed to do so.


Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the June financial reports and bank reconciliation.

Gary Mortus made a motion to accept and approve the June financial reports and bank reconciliation as received. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Karen Shaw said the township received the annual Health Department assessment to be included in the budget for 2012.

Other Business

Terry Thompson, Area Municipal Marketing Manager for Republic Services, also known as Allied Waste Services, discussed possible options for a residential curbside recycling program for Catawba Island Township.

Tim Wasserman of Solid Waste Management shared his thoughts on curbside recycling.

Terry Thompson suggested holding a work session with the Trustees, Solid Waste Management, and interested residents to further discuss curbside recycling options so that everyone is on board with the program. Gary Mortus said he would be in favor of a work session. He said he would like to see something get started as soon as possible.

Matt Montowski said he would like residents of the township to have the option of curbside recycling.

Bill Rofkar said the Trustees would be supportive and he would like to see a program in place.

The Trustees asked Tim Wasserman if the township could get a third recycling container for the remainder of the summer. Tim Wasserman said he will look into a third container.

Matt Montowski said he had a request from Joyce Murphy of the Catawba Island Garden Club to waive the fee for the Community Hall. The Trustees agree to waive the fee for the Garden Club.

Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer