Minutes: January 1st, 1970

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Meeting Minutes

January 6, 2020

A special meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman William Rofkar on Tuesday, January 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room.

In attendance were Diane Belden, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow,
John Gangway, David Belden, and Lawrene Montowski.

Reorganization

Chairman William Rofkar turned the meeting over to Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw for the purpose of electing a Chairman for 2020.

Karen Shaw asked for nominations for Chairman for 2020.

William Rofkar made a motion to appoint Matt Montowski as Chairman for the calendar year 2020. Diane Belden seconded the motion. Vote: William Rofkar, aye; Matt Montowski, aye; and Diane Belden, aye. Motion carried

Karen Shaw declared Matt Montowski Chairman for 2020 and turned the meeting over to him.

Matt Montowski asked for nominations for Vice Chairman for 2020.

William Rofkar made a motion to appoint Diane Belden as Vice Chairman for the calendar year 2020. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. Vote: William Rofkar, aye; Diane Belden, aye; and Matt Montowski, aye. Motion carried

The Trustees agreed the Township meeting dates and times will remain the same at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

The Trustees agreed to maintain oversight of the following departments in 2020: Matt Montowski, Zoning; Diane Belden, Police and Fire; William Rofkar, Roads, Cemetery and Buildings.

The Trustees agreed Matt Montowski will continue to serve on the Regional Planning Board and
Diane Belden will serve as the alternate. William Rofkar will serve on the Port Clinton City Schools Business Advisory Board. Chairman Matt Montowski will attend the Ottawa County Health Department annual meeting. Diane Belden and William Rofkar will serve as Board Members on the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependents Fund Board and Diane Belden will serve as the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependents Fund Board Chairman.

Trustees agreed Catawba Island resident John Carroll shall serve as the Civilian member of the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependents Fund Board.

William Rofkar made a motion to reappoint Jack Zeigler to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a five year term expiring December 2024 and reappoint Flint Heidlebaugh and Brian Caldwell as BZA alternates for one year terms expiring December 2020. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


Diane Belden made a motion to reappoint Jeff Green to the Zoning Commission for a five year term expiring December 2024 and reappoint Gregory Hart and Matt Gottron as Zoning Commission alternates for a one year term expiring December 2020. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

William Rofkar made a motion to continue with the current Catawba Island Township Zoning Land Use Plan for five years through March 24, 2025. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Diane Belden made a motion to continue paying members of the Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals a mileage and meeting allowance of $50 per meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Diane Belden made a motion to reappoint Meredith Beck, Reggie Langford, Brad Schwan, Brian Washburn, and Jack Madison to the Park Board for a one year term through 2020. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

William Rofkar made a motion to keep the current cemetery fee schedule, zoning fees, and community hall rental fees the same for 2020. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Diane Belden made a motion to continue to purchase police uniforms and related items for officers from approved suppliers or reimburse officers for said items with an annual allowance for full-time officers of $650 and part-time officer(s) $250. The unused balance of the annual allowance shall not be carried over from year to year. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Matt Montowski made a motion to increase the hourly rate of all full-time and part-time employees by 3% effective the pay period beginning Monday, January 6, 2020 (part-time employees include Patty Cable, Todd Bickley, and Ernie Wylie). Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

William Rofkar made a motion to increase the casual labor wage rate from $14.00 to $15.00 per hour effective the pay period beginning Monday, January 6, 2020. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Trustees agreed the mileage reimbursement rate will continue to be the same as the IRS mileage reimbursement rate. The IRS mileage rate for 2020 is 57.5 cents per mile.

Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the December 2019 financial reports and bank reconciliation. There were no questions or concerns.

Karen Shaw presented the Annual Appropriation Resolution for the Fiscal Year 2020.

Matt Montowski made a motion to adopt the Annual Appropriation Resolution for the Fiscal Year 2020 as presented by the Fiscal Officer in the amount of $4,600,000. William Rofkar seconded the motion. Vote: Matt Montowski, aye; Diane Belden, aye; and William Rofkar, aye. Motion carried

Matt Montowski made a motion to allow the Fiscal Officer to create Blanket Certificates in 2020
not to exceed $15,000 at any one time assuming adequate appropriation amounts are available. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


William Rofkar made a motion to transfer $100,000 from the General Fund to the Gas Tax Fund for the purpose of paying salaries, operating supplies, contracted services, etc. related to the repair and maintenance of township roads. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Diane Belden made a motion to approve a Then and Now Purchase Order for Lexipol in the amount of $2,811 from Police Fund account 2191-210-599 other expenses for a one year law enforcement policy manual update and subscription service and a Then and Now Purchase Order for the City of Port Clinton in the amount of $32,250 from Fire Fund account 2192-220-360 contracted services for Emergency Medical Services provided the fourth quarter of 2019. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Matt Montowski said the next regular scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

William Rofkar made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.



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Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer