Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
July 8, 2014
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:55 p.m. in the conference room following the 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing that ran longer than anticipated.
In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow, John Gangway, Bob Rogers, Jack DeVore, and Randy Riedmaier.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the June 24 Board of Township Trustees 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 $60,825.50. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
A letter from Andy and Marlene Benko expressing their appreciation for the care and up keep of the Catawba Island Cemetery. A $100 donation was enclosed for use in the cemetery.
A letter from John LoPiccolo regarding the vacant lot located at 5525 East Channel Drive and his concern the property has not been maintained for at least two seasons and is now overgrown with grass and weeds.
A letter from Jim Zafirau requesting an extension to August 31, 2014 for a zoning permit issued to complete a shed project with a previous deadline of July 1, 2014.
Notice of the Ottawa County Township Association quarterly meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Erie Township meeting room located in Lacarne.
A letter from Ohio Public Entity Consortium regarding elimination of the Nurse Line Program effective July 1, 2014 due to underutilization.
Notification of the Emergency On Call List for the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department the weeks of July 7 through August 10.
A letter and cost estimates from the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office regarding Ohio Public Works Project Funding.
A letter from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation stating the previous letter sent regarding the transition to a prospective billing system was intended for private employers and that the transition for public employers will not begin until January 2016.
A letter from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services regarding the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES).
The July Newsletter from the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce.
Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the June 2014 financial reports and bank reconciliation. There were no questions or concerns.
Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow said he received a verbal quote from The Kreimes Company of $20,020 for asphalt repairs to Cemetery Road, Schoolhouse Road, and the entrance to the administration building parking lot. Dan Barlow said proposals were presented at previous meetings from both Maintenance Systems of Northern Ohio and The Kreimes Company. He said The Kreimes proposal was the lowest for the same work and then repairs for E. Moores Dock Road were backed out prompting the revised verbal quote.
Gary Mortus made a motion to approve a contract with The Kreimes Company in the amount of $20,020 for asphalt repairs on Schoolhouse Road, Cemetery Road, and the administration building parking lot entrance. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Dan Barlow represented quotes for grinding yard waste from David Price Metal Services for $6,549.59 and Barnes Nursery for $17,885 with an option to remove finished mulch for a credit with a net price to the township of $9,700.
Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the contract with David Price Metal Services in the amount of $6,549.50 for grinding of the yard waste. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Fire and Safety
Fire Chief John Gangway presented a quote from Barnes Nursery for landscaping at the fire station in the amount of $8,987.
Gary Mortus said he would like to discuss an option for trading finished mulch with Barnes.
Police Chief Bob Rogers said the tasers have been received and training is being scheduled. He said he is putting a policy in place and will have the tasers on the street in the next few weeks.
Bob Rogers said he would like to investigate prices for hand held 400 MHz radios for the police vehicles as a back up and cited a recent incident where communications with the county on the new radio system were briefly lost.
Bob Rogers said he would like to have Computer Resources come in and review their computer and discuss possible recommendations for equipment transfers if necessary.
Trustees agreed Bob Rogers could investigate 400 MHz radios and computer equipment options.
A lengthy discussion took place regarding the possibility of Officer Mike Woods remaining on the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Special Response Team (SRT). It was noted Mike Woods is fully equipped having served on the SRT team while working at his previous job.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve Officer Mike Woods’ participation on the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Special Response Team with the township paying associated costs such as wages during training and incidents. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Bob Rogers said he would like to have the officers participate in a three hour fingerprint training course for a total cost of $300.
Trustees agreed to the fingerprint training for township officers.
Matt Montowski said there were sixteen permits and three variances issued for the month of June with a total of $1,571.16 collected in fees.
Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion.
All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer