CATAWBA ISLAND TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
MINUTES – AUGUST 10, 2010
The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was called to order by chairman Gary Mortus on August 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.
In attendance: Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Pat Cerny, Jack DeVore, John Gangway, Dan Barlow, Jamie Keil and Mark Mulligan.
Pat Cerny read the minutes of the previous meeting. Matt Montowski made a motion to accept the minutes as read seconded by William Rofkar. All voted aye.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $9,720.53 seconded by Matt Montowski. William Rofkar, aye; Matt Montowski, aye; Gary Mortus, aye.
Correspondence included: Ohio Farm Bureau, forging a partnership between farmers and consumers.
Frank Gates, Avizent, thank you for our continued participation in the Ohio worker’s compensation group program.
Kalida Truck invitation to a ride and drive show August 18.
Ottawa County Auditor’s Office state of semi-annual apportionment of taxes made at the August settlement 2010, net distribution being $406,071.20.
Estimate from Mullens Tree Service for the removal of a dead ash tree on Rock Ledge for $900.00.
David Price Metal Services, relocation of existing piles of ground material in the amount of $3000.00.
A presentation was given by Jamie Keil from MT-Business Technologies specializing in digital office solutions.
William Rofkar made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters seconded by Matt Montowski. All voted aye.
Matt Montowski made a motion to adjourn from executive session seconded by William Rofkar. All voted aye.
Gary Mortus stated the Boy Scouts may use the Community Hall as it is a community organization and work out the scheduling process.
Dan Barlow stated the pump house is installed and the roads in the Krempa Subdivision are completed. In talking with the Engineer’s Office, there will be no paving done around the buildings at this time due to a time factor. Dan Barlow will look into doing some repairs. Dan also stated the bids for the compost moving are due in by August 24th and more contractors will be notified.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the estimate from Mullens Tree Service for $900.00 to remove the tree on Rock Ledge seconded by Matt Montowski. All voted aye.
Dan Barlow stated a $50.00 deposit was put down on a grave site in 1998 and in the meantime between then and now there has been no final payment. This site has no deed and shows no ownership and shows being unsold on the cemetery program. The grave was then purchased and someone has been buried in the site. The person then came up to visit and saw someone was buried in the grave and she is upset, but realizes she did not follow up with the final payment. A solution will be reached.
Gary Mortus made a motion that we contract with C.L. Deemer Roofing for a roofing project for the Administration Building in the amount of $16,150.00 seconded by William Rofkar. William Rofkar, aye; Matt Montowski, aye; Gary Mortus, aye.
John Gangway stated the new police software has been downloaded and the officers are in training with the new software.
John is also in the process of putting specs together for new computers from Computer Resources with different options for dsl speeds and hardware.
A letter was received from Attorney Richard Gillum objecting to
Holiday Village’s fish cleaning station and awaiting the Prosecutor’s decision regarding this issue and requesting that the township accept this letter of Mr. Gutkoski’s continuing objection to the fish cleaning station.
Pat Cerny received a letter from Attorney John Kocher asking that we rewrite the letter that was sent to MarineMax regarding the zoning compliance issues. Matt Montowski contacted the Prosecutor for advice and his reply was to leave things be.
Matt Montowski stated the Park Board would like a directional sign. Discussion followed.
Dan Barlow was asked to take two-hours of safety training which is a new BWC requirement when one or more claims have occurred so as not to lose our group rating eligibility.
Pat Cerny presented the paperwork for the minor deviation request from Catawba Bay. Matt Montowski made a motion to approve Catawba Bay’s minor deviation to the P.U.D. with the attached plat map and drawings of the new ranch residence seconded by William Rofkar. All voted aye.
Gary Mortus stated he will check on the electric aggregation and if a public hearing is required he will obtain the verbage from the county to advertise and hold the meeting during a regular business meeting.
Matt Montowski made a motion to adjourn seconded by William Rofkar. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned.
Chairman Fiscal Officer