Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
September 27, 2016
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman William Rofkar on Tuesday, September 27, 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, Randy Riedmaier, and Jack DeVore.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
Matt Montowski made a motion to approve the September 13 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 $77,495.55. The total includes a payment of $31,600 to Lebanon Ford for the new police interceptor. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
A note from Patricia Koch and Mary Koch expressing their appreciation for the professional and gracious assistance given to them recently by Sergeant James Stewart of the township police department.
A letter from Briana Busby requesting use of the Community Hall November 6, 2016 for a family gathering.
The Trustees agreed Briana Busby could use the Community Hall and waived the rental fee.
A letter from Skipper Brian Mullins of Sea Scout Ship 368 requesting his division of the Boy Scouts of America be granted permission to set up a boat wash for a professional fishing tournament being held at the township boat ramp on Route 53 on October 9, 2016.
The Trustees agreed the Boy Scout troop has permission to set up the boat wash for the fishing tournament in October.
A letter from the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding the Hekron Investments Inc., rezoning request from “A” to “R-E”.
A letter from the Joint Solid Waste Management District regarding the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District Solid Waste Management Plan Update Ratification.
Notice from the Ottawa County Township Association regarding the quarterly meeting to be held Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Northpoint Educational School in Graytown.
A letter from the Ottawa Board of Elections regarding the General Election, November 8, 2016 and set up for the township polling location.
The Summer 2016 newsletter from the Ottawa County Community Foundation.
Police Chief John Gangway presented a quote of $698 from Frank Sales for a 50 inch flat screen smart television for the police station and a quote for a one-time install fee of $150 from Time Warner Cable. There will be no recurring cable fees as it is a police department business account.
The Trustees agreed to the purchase of a television for the police station and installation by Time Warner Cable for not more than $950. Maintenance personnel will chase the Ethernet cable to provide service to the television and install the mounting bracket.
John Gangway said Davenport Signs will apply the township signage to the new police vehicle in the near future with a cost of approximately $425.
Fire and Safety
Gary Mortus made a motion to accept Salvatore Martell as a Catawba Island Township Volunteer Fire Department member for a twelve month probationary period. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Fire Chief John Gangway said the Fireman’s Association recently purchased flashlights for the turnout gear at a cost of approximately $2,200.
John Gangway said Brian Washburn recently passed his EMT training and is the newest department EMT and he said Eryn Binder has completed her basic firefighter training and is the newest CIVFD firefighter.
The Trustees agreed the fire department can replace all four tires on Engine 28.
Gary Mortus made a motion to purchase material from D.J.L. Material for crack sealing the township roads for $11,006.25. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow presented proposals from The Kreimes Co. for $38,523 and Gerold Construction for $52,245 to make repairs on Twin Beach Road, Sloan Street, the community hall parking lot, and the road in the cemetery.
Gary Mortus made a motion to contract with The Kreimes Co. for $38,523 for the asphalt repairs. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Gary Mortus made a motion to contract with Ken Gill Construction to repair the ditch pump at the station on State Route 53 per provided proposal for $8,500. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Dan Barlow said Dan and Elizabeth Cosic requested permission to utilize one of their three graves lengthwise across their three owned gravesites since the special monument being placed requires a footer at least three feet deep and would otherwise interfere with the normal position of a grave.
The Trustees granted permission as there would be no interference with outside graves.
Diane Belden said the Park Board would like to hold a Children’s Fall Walk in the Cedar Meadow Preserve on Saturday, October 29, at 10 a.m. She said they will serve donuts and cider.
The Trustees agreed the Park Board could host the event at the Cedar Meadow Preserve and said visitors are to park at the administration building parking lot so as not to interfere with potential traffic at the fire station.
Gary Mortus made a motion to pass a Resolution to Adopt the Solid Waste Management Plan for the Ottawa-Sandusky-Seneca Joint Solid Waste Management District. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to renew with Ohio Public Entity Consortium Healthcare Cooperative (OPEC-HC) the Option 2 Renewal with a Lump Sum ADR of $12,000 as proposed by Ohio Insurance Services Agency, Inc. for the January 1, 2017 renewal. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Matt Montowski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
William Rofkar, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer