Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
September 25, 2012
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman William Rofkar on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.
In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow,
John Gangway, Randy Riedmaier, Jack DeVore, and Reggie Langford.
William Rofkar acknowledged the passing of William (Bill) Fritz and recognized his years of service and dedication to the township as a former Trustee, fire department member and caretaker of the cemetery.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
The minutes were read from the September 11 regular meeting of the Board of Township Trustees. Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the September 11 meeting minutes as amended. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to approve and pay the bills, including the last payroll, in the amount of $72,784.62. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The following correspondence was received by the township and read:
A letter from Tony Corona of Fairway Villas regarding their recent request for a minor deviation to their PUD to change a quad (4 unit) building, to a duplex building (2 units) and two detached units netting the same amount of total units. Tony Corona indicated in the letter that subsequent to the recent request and approval they have shifted gears and would like to now build the original design of a quad (4 unit) ranch style building.
Matt Montowski made a motion to void the minor deviation for a style change as requested by Fairway Villas and approved at the August 28, 2012 Board of Township Trustees meeting. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
A letter from Todd Bickley announcing his retirement September 30, 2012 as Director of the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission. The new Director will be Joe Gerber.
A letter from the Ohio Department of Transportation inviting local government officials to a meeting October 11, in Bowling Green. The purpose of the meeting is to share the current list of projects scheduled for the fiscal years 2014-2017 and other transportation concerns where local officials and ODOT may be able to work together in the future on a solution.
A letter from the OSS Solid Waste District regarding the new recycling program and the schedule for dropping off the new recycling totes and picking up the old recycling totes.
The 2011 Annual Report from the Ohio Plan.
The Summary of Benefits and Coverage Guide from Medical Mutual.
Fire and Safety
Fire Chief John Gangway said the latest update from ODOT on the road closure for work on Route 163 is currently scheduled for October 1 through October 14.
John Gangway said he would like the Trustees to consider approval of Brad and Brianna Busby for probationary membership on the fire department.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve Brad and Brianna Busby as probationary fire department members. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
John Gangway said the new floor at the fire department was approved for $11,000 from Young’s Floor Covering. He said the original quote was for $11,000 unless they ran into problems. John Gangway said they needed to level the floor as well as other floor prep work which resulted in an additional charge of $661.50.
Gary Mortus made a motion to pay $661.50 for the additional work required by Young’s Floor Covering. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
John Gangway said the new police car should be delivered Friday, September 28. He said the new police cell phones should also arrive by Friday.
Dan Barlow said the gentleman who currently rents the chapel each month for church services will no longer be renting after September. He said the renter had been paying the utilities and kept the chapel heated during the winter months. Dan Barlow suggested the maintenance department blow out the lines, turn off the gas, and secure for winter. The Trustees agreed.
Dan Barlow said the drainage project on Poplar Street is complete. He said they have additional patching to do on the road which exceeds what was outlined in their original quote. Dan Barlow said he would have prices at the next meeting.
Gary Mortus said he is not in favor of paying for any more than what was in the contract and suggested Jack Grummel of Gem Beach Marina be contacted regarding the overage.
Dan Barlow presented quotes for various asphalt patching throughout the township, the largest stretches being on Sloane and Muggy Roads. The proposals were Precision Paving $28,948 and The Kreimes Company $19,585.
Gary Mortus made a motion to award the contract to The Kreimes Company for various patching of asphalt throughout the township for a price of $19,585. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Reggie Langford spoke briefly about work he has been doing in the nature preserve to clear an area for viewing duck boxes over the pond.
Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the Emergency Shelter Contract with the Ottawa County American Red Cross utilizing the Community Hall. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Karen Shaw said the website provider could create a search engine for the meeting minutes for a cost of approximately $250 to $300. The Trustees agreed the website provider should write the scripts necessary for a search engine on the township website Trustee and Zoning minutes' pages.
Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Matt Montowski seconded the motion.
All voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
William Rofkar, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer