Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
March 25, 2014
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.
In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw,
Dan Barlow, Bob Rogers, Reggie Langford, and Randy Riedmaier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the March 11 Board of Township Trustees public hearing minutes as presented. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the March 11 Board of Township Trustees regular meeting minutes as presented. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the March 24 Board of Township Trustees special 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 $47,792.28. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The following correspondence was received by the township:
A letter from Ottawa County Prosecutor Mark Mulligan, Agent Donald St. Clair,
Agent Carl Rider, and Detective Joel Barton expressing their gratitude for the township’s contribution to the Task Force. The money will be used towards efforts to enforce drug laws in the county and in the township.
A letter from the Ottawa County Board of Elections regarding setup for the Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Catawba Island Community Hall.
A letter from the Solid Waste Management District announcing the distributing of free-standing mailboxes to each Aim to be Green site. The mailboxes will hold special recycling collection event flyers.
A notice from the Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control that permits to sell alcoholic beverages in the township will expire on June 1, 2014. Every permit holder must file a renewal application. The legislative authority has the right to object to the renewal of a permit and to request a hearing.
Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow said two Community Hall windows need to be replaced due to leaking vapor barriers. He said the cost the will be $389.16 including installation.
The Trustees agreed the windows should be replaced.
Dan Barlow said they replaced a couple of wheels on the snowplow for $335 from Judco and a tire is needed for the backhoe from Severe Service for a total of $244.45.
The Trustees agreed to the repair costs.
Police Chief Bob Rogers said 26 applications were received for the full time police officer position and the field has been narrowed to five. He said interviews will be held next week.
Bob Roger said the department is being mandated to update the current complaint writer program they use. The courts are requiring the upgrade this year and subsequent updates each year due to continuing changes in the Ohio Revised Code and the language used in the program. Bob Rogers said the total cost of $7,252 is being shared by other law enforcement agencies in the county and our share of the upgrade is $219 plus $300 for the installation. He said following the initial upgrade the cost for subsequent years will be $136 plus installation.
The Trustees agreed to the police program upgrades and installation as needed.
Bob Rogers said they are having trouble with the batteries being used in the new radios. He said the batteries are not lasting an entire shift. Bob Rogers said Cleveland Communications has a new lithium-ion battery that will last twice as long for $92.95. He said he would like to order six of the lithium-ion batteries and a charger for a total of $650.20.
The Trustees agreed to the purchase of batteries and a charger for the police radios.
William Rofkar said the person who purchased the Ford Explorer on GovDeals has had difficulty getting here to pick up the vehicle. William Rofkar said he told him we needed payment by March 27 or we would relist the vehicle. He said he informed the gentleman we could store the vehicle for a period of time as long as we have received payment.
William Rofkar said Fire Chief John Gangway would like to send Lou Wargo to 16 hours of fire school at BGSU for $295 plus mileage and necessary expenses.
The Trustees agreed to cost and expenses for Lou Wargo to attend fire school at BGSU.
Matt Montowski said he attended the Ottawa County District Board of Health annual meeting. He said the annual report showed 1,646 related activities the township in 2013.
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