Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
January 28, 2014
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, January 28, 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 and Jack DeVore.
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 January 14 Board of Township Trustees regular 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 $42,558.60. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The following correspondence was received by the township:
A letter from TransCore regarding the Federal Siren Maintenance Renewal.
A letter from Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan and Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick regarding Ottawa County Drug Task Force Funding and their request for a contribution proportionate to the population in our political subdivision.
A letter from the Ohio EPA regarding requirements for submitting an Annual Report no later than February 1 for the compost facility.
A notice from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control regarding Permit Number 2856146.
A letter from The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District regarding a variety of trees being offered to Ottawa County townships, villages and cities at a 10% discount.
A Press Release from the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency regarding NIMS
ICS-300 and ICS-400 courses being offered in the Ottawa County Emergency Operations Center the month of February.
Fire and Safety
Fire Chief John Gangway said the SCBA cylinders have arrived and are in service. He said the “Jaws of Life” extrication equipment is on order and the ambulance is in the shop for repair of rust areas.
John Gangway said four or five members of the department will be attending the “Last Alarm” ceremony Thursday evening for Toledo firefighters Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.
Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow said they placed another order for salt the order should arrive by mid February.
Dan Barlow presented an estimate for leaf vacuum repairs from Midway Truck Center for $1,445.11.
Dan Barlow said the one ton dump truck is at Port Clinton Ford also in need of repairs.
The Trustees agreed the leaf vacuum and one ton dump truck should be repaired.
Gary Mortus made a motion to support the Ottawa County Drug Task Force in the amount of $4,000 for the calendar year 2014. Matt Montowski seconded the motion.
William Rofkar said he does not support the motion because he feels the township’s need for a part-time police officer as requested by the police chief is more important.
Vote on the motion: Gary Mortus, aye; Matt Montowski, aye; William Rofkar, opposed.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the TransCore Federal Siren Maintenance Renewal for $1,470, two sirens at a cost of $735 per siren for the period of March 1, 2014 to February 29, 2015. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to waive any Public Hearing in regard to the Ohio Division of Liquor Control Permit Number 2856146, Foxhaven Marina Inc. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski said he received an Economic Development (TREX) Transfer Form from applicant Nikolai Blumensaadt, The One Island Group, LLC. He said the applicant is applying for a D5 Liquor Permit for use at the location formerly known as Fish Tales Diner.
The Trustees agreed to sign the form as the project was discussed at the January 14, 2014 meeting with the applicant.
Matt Montowski made a resolution that the proposed Zoning text amendments attached hereto shall be initiated and that the required public hearings be held before a vote on their adoption occurs. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion.
All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer