Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
June 10, 2014
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.
In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow,
John Gangway, Bob Rogers, and Jack DeVore.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the May 27 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 $38,701.55. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The following correspondence was received by the township:
A letter from the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding the Catawba Meadows Subdivision, final plat. The final plat will be considered at the June 17 Ottawa Regional Planning Commission meeting.
A letter from the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding the annual assessment in support of the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The fee is based on a 2010 population of 3,599 persons at a rate of $0.50 per person.
Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the May 2014 financial reports and bank reconciliation. There were no questions or concerns.
Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow presented a quote from Davenport Sign & Art for $440 to improve the sign at the township boat launching ramp entrance on East Catawba Road.
The Trustees agreed to the sign improvements.
Dan Barlow presented a proposal from Maintenance Systems of Northern Ohio in the amount of $64,500 for road repairs and asphalt patching on various township roads. In comparison a proposal was presented from The Kreimes Company at a previous meeting for $54,046.62 for the same work.
The Trustees agreed to look at the roads and discuss at a future meeting.
Fire and Safety
Fire Chief John Gangway said he implemented a social media and electronic media gathering policy for the fire department.
Police Chief Bob Rogers presented a quote from TASER International for six tasers and accessories including a 4 year warranty for a total of $8,331.71. He said the department has never had tasers in the past but he would like the department to be trained in the use of them.
The Trustees agreed tasers would be a good equipment addition for the department.
William Rofkar made a motion to proceed with the purchase of six tasers and accessories from TASER International for $8,331.71 per provided quote. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
William Rofkar made a motion to adopt a policy of the township purchasing police uniform items for officers from approved suppliers or reimbursing officers for approved purchases with an annual allowance for full time officers of $650 and part time officer(s) $250. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski said there were fifteen permits and three variances issued for the month of May with a total of $1,591.68 collected in fees.
Gary Mortus, Patty Cable, Dave Behrens, and Ted Day all visited the Rumpf recycling facility in Columbus on June 3. Gary Mortus said the tour was both interesting and educational.
Gary Mortus said Solid Waste District personnel will hold their annual staff meeting at the township on July 8. He said they will tour the compost site with Dan Barlow and the nature preserve with John Smothers then hold their meeting at the pavilion behind the fire station weather permitting.
A brief conversation took place regarding the continued safety concern with golf carts on township roadways. Bob Rogers said first time offenders have been given warnings and tickets have been issued to repeat offenders. He said a real concern is the number kids driving golf carts. Bob Rogers said kids could be cited in juvenile court for operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion.
All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer