Minutes: August 11th, 2015

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2015

The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Gary Mortus on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.

In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow,
John Gangway, Ernie Wylie, Diane Belden, Jack DeVore, and Randy Riedmaier.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.

William Rofkar made a motion to approve the July 28 Board of Trustees regular meeting minutes as presented. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Matt Montowski made a motion to approve and pay the bills, including the last payroll in the amount of $44,015.16. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


The following correspondence was received by the township:

The 2014 Annual Report from the Ohio Utilities Protection Service.

A letter from Fred Petersen of the Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency requesting community input with updating the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Several planning sessions will take place over the next few months.

An invitation from the Disaster Volunteer Coalition located in Norwalk, Ohio, to attend a two day event in October regarding joining forces to serve in disasters.

An invitation from the Farm Bureau of Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties to attend a legislative reception August 27, to discuss agricultural issues.

A recall notice from Ford Motor Company for a police vehicle.


Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the July 2015 financial reports and bank reconciliation. There were no questions or concerns.

Karen Shaw said notification was received from the Ottawa County Health Department that $58,970.22 is to be included in the township budget for support of the General Health District for the fiscal year 2016.

Karen Shaw said notification was received from the Ottawa County Budget Commission that Catawba Island Township’s share of Local Government funds for 2016 is estimated to be $16,143.79.

Fire and Safety

Fire Chief John Gangway requested approval of an application for a volunteer fire fighter.

Matt Montowski made a motion to accept a membership application from Zachary Baugh as one year probationary CIVFD volunteer. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

John Gangway said they would like to purchase four additional pagers from Bender Communications at $424.80 each for a total of $1,699.20.

Trustees agreed to the purchase of four additional pagers for the fire department.

William Rofkar said the old CIVFD hydraulic rescue tools sold on Govdeals.com for $520.


Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow presented estimates to replace the air conditioning unit at the Community Hall. Windau $5,210 and Ohler & Holzhauer $3,966 or $3,538 depending on the model.

Matt Montowski made a motion to purchase an air conditioning unit and coil for the Community Hall from Ohler & Holzhauer. Purchase not to exceed $4,000. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Dan Barlow presented an estimate of $2,662.50 from D.J.L. Material and Supply for additional sealant and No-Trax road repair material for crack sealing.

Trustees agree to the purchase of additional materials for continued road repairs.

Dan Barlow said a vinyl floor kit was ordered and installed on the 2008 one ton truck. He said it was necessary due to a hydraulic fluid leak under the old floor mat which destroyed the rubber. The leak has since been repaired.

Dan Barlow said he would like to rent a loader to use during the road resurfacing project when the grindings are being unloaded so that maintenance personnel can move the grindings around more easily. He will present rental proposals at the next meeting.

Trustees agreed maintenance personnel should purchase a roof and windshield for the John Deere Gator.


Matt Montowski said there were eleven zoning permits and four variances issued for the month of July with a total of $1,463.04 collected in fees.

Matt Montowski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

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Gary Mortus, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer