Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
April 23, 2013
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Gary Mortus on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.
In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow, Bob Rogers, and Randy Riedmaier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
Matt Montowski made a motion to approve the April 9 Public Hearing meeting minutes and the April 9 regular meeting minutes as presented. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve and pay the bills, including the last payroll, in the amount of $111,622.78. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried. Gary Mortus noted the total included a $60,000 payment to Cold Spring Granite for the columbarium project.
The following correspondence was received by the township:
A letter from Acceptance Insurance regarding an accident related property damage claim. A police report was also included.
Karen Shaw said she would submit a letter from the township requesting reimbursement for the related repair materials and labor.
A letter from Joe Gerber of the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding the 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program and a reminder to submit potential projects by April 19.
Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow presented quotes for backflow preventers to be installed at the Fire Station, Maintenance Garage, Administrative Building, and Community Hall. Quotes were submitted by Windau Inc. for $6,310 and Ohler and Holzhauer, Inc. for $3,637.60.
William Rofkar made a motion to contract with Ohler and Holzhauer for backflow preventers at the four township buildings not to exceed $3,700. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Dan Barlow said he is ordering replacement light fixture boxes that light the outdoor stairs leading to the administration building conference room. He said they were not able to repair one of the current electrical boxes.
Dan Barlow shared details of his visit to the Rumpke recycling facility in Columbus contracted with the Solid Waste District for recycling. He said they handle 60,000 tons of material a day.
The Trustees asked Dan Barlow to work on completing a grant application from the Solid Waste District for bleachers, made from recycled products, which could be used at the Heigel Park soccer field.
Dan Barlow presented the idea of columns, similar to those used in the fencing across the street, to mark the entrance to the administration building parking lot. He said it would help eliminate individuals cutting through the grass which is an ongoing problem.
Matt Montowski gave a report on Park Board happenings including the installation of wood duck boxes at the Cedar Meadows Preserve. He said a park in the Toledo area has offered to donate and create a landing platform in front of the pond located in the preserve.
William Rofkar said he is not in favor of wooden decks and walkways as he feels it makes the area look more commercial instead of natural and changes the complexion of the preserve.
Matt Montowski said he sees the items as improvements to help the public enjoy the area.
The Trustees agreed Matt Montowski should follow up and get more information on the potential project.
Matt Montowski said there were a total of ten permits and five variances issued for the month of March and one zoning book sold with a total of $1,740.28 collected in fees.
Matt Montowski said at the April 9 Public Hearing a request to rezone two lots in the Gem Beach Subdivision from “A” to “C-4”, was denied. He said at the time, Trustees advised the applicants to get a variance for their fence and waived the fee but did not set a time frame which he would like to impose.
Matt Montowski made a motion in regard to application 544649, where the variance fee of $250 was previously waived, that a 30 day time frame from April 23 be set to complete and submit variance application paperwork. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Karen Shaw read a letter from the Zoning Inspector regarding a zoning request from property owners of 3424 N. Karwood Drive.
A brief discussion took place regarding the request.
Gary Mortus noted the structure in question was permitted in the past and the setbacks have not changed.
The Trustees agreed the request does not require a variance with the Board of Zoning Appeals because the structure sits within the same footprint.
Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw said the township received the first half Real Estate Property Tax with a net distribution of $535,367.66.
The Trustees agreed to review the financials and possibly do some forecasting at the regular Trustee meeting on June 11.
Matt Montowski made a motion to pass a resolution to participate in the Ottawa County Engineer’s Road Striping Program for 2013 and stripe the roads as follows:
Sand Road from West Twp. Corp Line to County Road 30
Muggy Road beginning at State Route 53
Cemetery Road between County Road 30 and State Route 53
Schoolhouse Road between County Road 30 and State Route 53
Moores Dock Road between County Road 30 and State Route 53
Wine Cellar Road between County Road 30 and State Route 53
Twin Beach Road beginning at School House Road ending past the parking lot
Weyhe Road beginning at County Road 30 to the pole at private prop.
Sloan Road beginning at County Road 30 to Intersection of State Rout 53
Linda Drive beginning at County Road 30
Beach Club from County Road 30 to club entrance
Crogan between State Route 53 and Porter (center line only)
Porter Road between County Road 30 and State Route 53
William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Gary Mortus made a motion to purchase a Spacesaver Wheelhouse Mechanical Assist Storage System for township records from Patterson Pope not to exceed $12,000. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion.
All voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.