Minutes: May 28th, 2019

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Meeting Minutes

May 28, 2019

The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman William Rofkar on Tuesday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.

In attendance were: Gary Mortus, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow, John Gangway, Ernest Wylie, Kevin Wylie, Julie Wylie, Randy Riedmaier, and Jack DeVore.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.

Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the May 14, 2019 Board of Trustees regular meeting 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 $60,618.17. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


A letter from John Kronberg requesting an extension for the approved Planned Unit Development (PUD) #008772 as submitted by Heiberg, Inc., for Wineside Residences at Mon Ami. The request was for an extension to December 31, 2020.

Trustees agreed they needed time to consider the request for extension.

A letter from Debra Madison to John Gangway and Dan Barlow expressing appreciation for all that they do for her family.

A letter from the Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus and invitation to a Legislative Breakfast on June 7 or Dinner on June 13. The facility is in the midst of a 6 phase, $10 Million, remodeling project funded through the current Riverview .5 mil, 5 year levy. Also enclosed was the 2018 Annual Report for the Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus.

A Save the Date postcard from The Farm Bureau announcing their annual meeting and Legislative Reception to be held Sunday, September 15.

An invitation from the Ottawa County Community Foundation to their 20th Anniversary Celebration “Jazz in the Gardens 2019” Sunday, September 15, at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens in Elmore.

The Spring 2019 newsletter from The Ohio Plan.

An announcement from the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce for the Laura Schlachter Sunset Cruise aboard the Jet Express Thursday, July 11.

Karen Shaw said Port Clinton High School Principal Gary Steyer called and requested the Community Hall for Wednesday, May 29, at noon for the Senior Picnic usually held at East Harbor State Park, but due to forecasted rain an alternate location is desired.

Trustees agreed Port Clinton High School representatives could use the Community Hall for the Senior Picnic as requested and waived the rental fee.


Dan Barlow briefly explained an additional charge invoiced from Masonry Construction for work completed on the shuffleboard courts at Heigel Park.

William Rofkar said if the additional cost had been included in the original quote the work may not have been approved or additional quotes may have been sought.

Gary Mortus made a motion to not pay Masonry Construction for the unauthorized change order to increase the dimensions of the shuffleboard court originally approved for build at Heigel Park and invoiced for an additional $1,670. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


Fire Chief Kevin Wylie said the annual ladder testing will take place within the next few weeks.

New Business

Laurie Manning from Hylant Administrative Services presented the Ohio Plan Package Proposal for the township’s property insurance.

A lengthy discussion took place regarding property replacement values. Laurie Manning agreed to make a few adjustments to the proposal and Trustees agreed to review property values and revisit the package proposal following a few minor adjustments.

Karen Shaw said the Joint Solid Waste District approved funding for the Competitive Funding Program grant application in the amount of $4,024 for poly picnic tables for use at Heigel Park. She said the grant application was for six 7’ walk-in tables and four 36” kid size poly picnic tables. Karen Shaw said the grant request was originally submitted for $5,916 or 75% of the total and the Trustees had approved $1,972 or 25% matching funds as required in the application. She said only $4,024 or 75% was approved, and the township’s 25% matching funds would increase to $3,468 for six 7’ adult size tables and two 36” kid size tables.

Trustees agreed they no longer want to pursue the approved funding from the Solid Waste District for poly picnic tables and instead want to move forward with the approval made at the last meeting for the purchase of ten galvanized 6’ table frames, one accessible table frame with single overhang, and two tot table frames from Gerber Tables for $2,564 and purchase the wood to assemble the tables for an approximate total project cost of $3,000. The tables will be for use at the pavilion at Heigel Park.

Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Matt Montowski seconded the motion.
All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

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William Rofkar, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer