Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
September 13, 2016
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman William Rofkar on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.
In attendance were: William Rofkar, Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow, John Gangway, Ernest Wylie, Diane Belden, Rick Smetzer, Randy Riedmaier, and Jack DeVore.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the August 23 Board of Township Trustees regular meeting minutes and the August 23 Public Hearing 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 $53,829.92. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
A letter from the Catawba Island Garden Club requesting use of the Community Hall October 25, for a meeting.
The Trustees agreed the Garden Club could use the Community Hall and waived the rental fee.
A letter from the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office announcing the highway department returning to a 5-day work schedule 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A letter from the Ohio Department of Transportation regarding updates to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
A letter from the Ohio Department of Transportation regarding an LTAP customer training survey and request for completion.
A letter from the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office requesting updated information regarding the veteran monuments/memorial in the township cemetery.
A letter from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Risk Review Meetings.
William Rofkar said he would attend the Ottawa County meeting Wednesday, September 14.
A flyer from Ohio Job and Family Services regarding Shared Work Ohio Benefits.
An application packet from the Joint Solid Waste Management District offering a one-time grant opportunity for hosting an Aim to Be Green recycling program for residents.
Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the August 2016 financial reports and bank reconciliation. There were no questions or concerns.
Karen Shaw said the township received the second half real estate property tax settlement with a net distribution of $544,073.72.
Police Chief John Gangway presented a quote for a copier for the police department. He also presented quotes for camera systems for two police vehicles and an installation quote.
Gary Mortus made a motion to purchase a Ricoh MP C406 Copier System from MT Business Technologies, Inc. for $3,103 and an additional service contract for $264 per year. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Gary Mortus made a motion to purchase two 4RE Standard DVR Camera Systems from Watchguard Video for two police vehicles for a total price of $9,245 which includes a $795 discount for trade in of an old camera. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve a contract with Hall Public Safety for the installation of both cameras for a total of $1,400. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Gary Mortus made a motion to dispose of assorted nonworking electronics through the Solid Waste District as presented on a provided list from John Gangway. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to pay an additional charge of $200 for delivery of the new police vehicle. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Fire and Safety
Fire Chief John Gangway reported several repairs have been completed on equipment including replacement of a charger onboard engine 24, a new alternator put on engine 25, and new batteries on engine 21. He said the in-house washing machine broke and they repaired it in house.
Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow said crack sealing by maintenance personnel has been completed in Colony and Krempa subdivisions. He said Converse and Crogan are also completed and they will move on to Porter and Moores Dock Road next.
Gary Mortus said the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office has confirmed they are changing contractors for the scheduled road resurfacing project. He said Gerken Paving will now be the contractor resurfacing Wine Cellar Road and Konker Road.
Matt Montowski said there were four zoning permits and one variance issued in August with a total of $622.32 collected in fees.
Diane Belden said the Park Board met recently and is considering hosting a family friendly event, possibly Saturday, October 29, to promote the Nature Preserve.
Randy Riedmaier said a group of residents are in the process of trying to form a Catawba Island Historical Society and they have reserved the Community Hall for an upcoming meeting.
Trustees agreed the historical society planning group could use the Community Hall and waived the fee.
Trustees also agreed that if a Catawba Island Historical Society is formed, the Chapel is worth considering as a possible permanent location.
The Trustees agreed Trick or Treat will be Monday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Matt Montowski said Keith Teynor, General Manager of Marine Max, asked if the Trustees would consider selling the West Harbor Boat Launch Ramp.
The Trustees agreed they would not consider sale of the boat launch ramp.
William Rofkar made a motion to renew the VFIS Accident and Sickness Insurance Policy with Ohio Insurance Services Agency for the period 0ctober 9, 2016 to October 9, 2017. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
William Rofkar, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer