Minutes: February 11th, 2020

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Meeting Minutes

February 11, 2020

The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Matt Montowski on Tuesday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.

In attendance were: Diane Belden, Matt Montowski, William Rofkar, Karen Shaw, John Gangway, Dan Barlow, Will Moore Jr., Louis Wargo, Denise Wargo, Paul Ochs, Tina Ochs, Jeff Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy, Jayce Kennedy, Kevin Gibbons, Mary Ann Gibbons, Brooke Gibbons,
Erin Gibbons, Sean Gibbons, Kevin Wylie, Julie Wylie, Dan Blakley, David Belden,
Randy Riedmaier and Jack DeVore.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.

Diane Belden made a motion to approve the January 28, 2020 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 $49,713.02. The total includes a contribution of $3,250 to the Ottawa County Drug Task Force and two payments totaling $8,947 to Toledo Mirror and Glass and Stively Electric for the installation of automatic door openers at both the Administration Building and the Community Hall. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.


A letter from Catawba Island Club Chief Operating Officer Ken Williams requesting use of the parking lots at the Community Hall and across the street at the old fire station for overflow parking for the CIC Boat Show weekend in April, as well as the weekends of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

Trustees agreed Catawba Island Club could use the parking lots adjacent to the Community Hall for the four weekends requested for the fee of $300 per weekend.

A letter from the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce regarding membership renewal.

The Winter 2020 Ottawa County Community Foundation newsletter announcing over $141,500 awarded as scholarships in 2019.


Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw presented the January 2020 financial reports. There were no questions or concerns.

Trustees signed a Resolution to Maintain a Bank Account with Huntington Bank and renewed the Commercial Signature Card with authorized signers.


Fire Chief Kevin Gibbons reported there were two fire runs, both false alarms, and twelve EMS runs in the month of January.

Kevin Gibbons said it was necessary to order a pair of boots for the new fire department member as part of his required turnout gear.


Maintenance Supervisor Dan Barlow said the automatic door openers are installed and operational at the Administration Building front lobby entrance and at the Community Hall.

Dan Barlow said maintenance personnel are making a brine solution to mix with the current supply and they believe it will be enough to get through the remaining winter weather season. He said the current supplier no longer provides the beet juice solution.

Dan Barlow said the compost facility has been cleaned up and piles have been moved. He said Down2Earth out of Oregon, Ohio moved material and hauled excess compost off site at no cost to the township in exchange for the material.

Dan Barlow said he believes the addition of some type of split rail fence to define the compost facility would be an improvement to the area.

Dan Barlow said the current supply of salt on hand is good for now and at least one more shipment will be needed before the end of season to fill the bins.

Dan Barlow presented two estimates from Bill’s Implement for the mower lease trade in program.

William Rofkar made a motion to purchase two mowers through the lease trade in program offered through Bill’s Implement; $2,300 and $1,750 for a total of $4,050. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Dan Barlow said Jeff Hirt from Bill’s Implement quoted the wrong price for the mower attachments approved at the last meeting for $4,259. He said the attachment price is an additional $41 for a total quote of $4,300.

Trustees agreed to the additional cost of $41 for new mower equipment for a total of $4,300.

New Business

Fire Chief Kevin Gibbons was sworn in by Trustee Chairman Matt Montowski.

Diane Belden made a motion to contract with Port Clinton Computer Products to upgrade four township computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for a total of $1,234.80. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Diane Belden said after reviewing the Contract for Emergency Medical Services with the City of Port Clinton she noticed the date of service states through December 31, 2022, but the agreement is only for 27 months which would mean only through December 31, 2021.

William Rofkar said regardless we are covered for the 27 months and he felt initially the discussion was for three years and then the commitment was shortened to less and the dates did not get corrected.

Matt Montowski read a letter of resignation submitted from Parks Board member Meridith Beck.

William Rofkar made a motion to accept the resignation of Meridith Beck effective February 29, 2020. Diane Belden seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Diane Belden made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion.
All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

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Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer