Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
January 14, 2014
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, January 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.
In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw,
John Gangway, and Randy Riedmaier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all followed by a moment of silence for our troops.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the December 30 Board of Township Trustees regular meeting minutes as presented which included the reorganization for 2014.
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 $28,635.47. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The following correspondence was received by the township:
An email from Dave Robenstine regarding the next Ottawa County Township Association meeting to be held Thursday, January 23, at the Danbury Senior Center.
Notification from Ottawa County Recorder Virginia Park regarding Zoning Resolutions and Amendments per the Ohio Revised Code. Newly enacted zoning resolutions or amendments must be filed with the county recorder. The fees are $50 for a resolution and $20 for an amendment.
A letter from Ramaker and Associates regarding CIMS Version 4.4 update for the cemetery software program.
Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the December 2013 financial reports and bank reconciliation. There were no questions or concerns.
Karen Shaw stated the Annual Report has been submitted for the year ending December 31, 2013 and is on file at the township. Notification was sent to The Beacon for publication.
Karen Shaw presented the Annual Appropriation Resolution for the Fiscal Year 2014.
Matt Montowski made a motion to adopt the Annual Appropriation Resolution for the Fiscal
Year 2014 as presented by Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw in the amount of $3,558,234.94.
William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to allow the Fiscal Officer to create Blanket Certificates in 2014 not to exceed $15,000 at any one time assuming adequate appropriation amounts are available. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to transfer the 2013 year end Zoning Fund balance of $13,364.94 out of the Zoning Fund and into the General Fund for the purpose of closing out the Zoning Fund. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Fire and Safety
Fire Chief John Gangway said two tires on the ambulance were damaged during a recent run and were replaced at a cost of $612 from Severe Tire.
John Gangway said volunteer fire fighter Briana Busy would like to take the Basic EMT course at Vanguard in the spring at a cost of $870.
The Trustees agreed Briana Busby could attend the Basic EMT training.
John Gangway presented a quote from Finley Fire Equipment for a new “Jaws of Life” hydraulic extraction system for $29,990. In addition, he said they need to replace five SCBA cylinders for the fire department at a cost of $760 each for a total cost of $3,800. John Gangway said they would also like to have the large areas of rust repaired on the ambulance.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the purchase of new Jaws of Life equipment from Findley Fire not to exceed $32,000. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The Trustees agreed the fire department should have the areas of rust on the ambulance repaired at a cost not to exceed $2,500.
William Rofkar made a motion to purchase five new SCBA cylinders from Fire Safety Services for $3,800. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Gary Mortus said the maintenance garage door opener failed recently and the door fell on a piece of equipment damaging the door. He said JVS was called to make temporary repairs and maintenance is waiting on a quote for permanent repairs.
Gary Mortus discussed the quotes Dan Barlow had presented for replacing the carpet in the administrative building.
The Trustees agreed the administration building interior should be painted but the carpet will not be replaced at this time.
The Trustees agreed the light at the end of the building facing the parking light needs repaired.
William Rofkar made a motion to reappoint alternates Shelly Stively and Jack Zeigler for a one year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion Carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to appoint Curtis Baxter to the Zoning Commission for a five year term. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Nikolai Blumensaadt informed Trustees he would like to open an upscale restaurant in the former Fish Tales Diner location on East Catawba Road. He asked if they would consider signing the required application in the future if he were to pursue transfer of a liquor license.
The Trustees agreed they did not have any objections to an upscale restaurant with a liquor license at the East Catawba Road location.
The Trustees agreed to the purchase of two battery backups for the computers in the zoning office and the purchase of two external hard drives, one for Patty Cable and one for the Fiscal Officer.
The Trustees agreed to sell the Police Ford Explorer on GovDeals.com.
William Rofkar made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Mortus seconded the motion.
All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer