Minutes: July 23rd, 2013

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Meeting Minutes

July 23, 2013

The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Gary Mortus on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.

In attendance were Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow, John Gangway, Joyce Bremyer, Reggie Langford, Randy Riedmaier, and Jack DeVore.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.

Matt Montowski made a motion to approve the July 9 Board of Trustees regular meeting minutes as presented. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

William Rofkar made a motion to approve and pay the bills, including the last payroll, in the amount of $31,573.95. Matt Montowski seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


The following correspondence was received by the township and read:

A letter from Hylant Administrative Services regarding the Ohio Plan Package Policy and the Policy Book for the term June 15, 2013 to June 15, 2014.

A memo from Ohio Insurance Services Agency, Inc. regarding Healthcare Reform 2014.

Notification from the Ottawa County General Health District that $51,656.70 is to be included in the township budget for support of the General Health District for the fiscal year 2014.

A Premium Surplus Refund of $7,032.47 from the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation.

A letter from the Ford Motor Company regarding a Safety Recall Notice on the 2013 Police Utility vehicle.

Notification from the Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca Joint Solid Waste District that the township was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,520 for park benches made of recycled material.


Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow discussed work completed to date on the drainage issue at Weyhe Road and work planned for August.

Dan Barlow said he would like to have Mullens remove an old cedar tree that is growing into another tree in the cemetery.

The Trustees agreed to the tree removal by Mullens Tree Service.

Old Business

The Trustees addressed the concerns brought before the board by Joyce Bremyer in regard to rules and regulations of the township cemetery.

Gary Mortus said the Trustees met individually with maintenance personnel in the cemetery to discuss concerns. He said Trustees are reviewing the current cemetery rules and regulations and hope to come up with a resolution to address resident concerns without compromising the aesthetics and perpetual care of the cemetery.

New Business

Trustees signed two cemetery deeds for niches in the columbarium.

Trustees also signed a corrected deed transferring a single space at the request of a customer. The original deed was purchased in the fall of 2012 by Beverly Byrne. She has since requested the remains of her loved one be moved to an alternate location within the cemetery for personal reasons. Dan Barlow is working on arrangements with the funeral home.

Matt Montowski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion.
All voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

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Gary Mortus, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer