Minutes: January 4th, 2005

     First meeting of the new year 2005 of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held in the conference room with all present;  also James Stouffer and Ann Rompf.

      Chairman William Rofkar opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve the minutes of the last meeting of 2004 which included the Reorganization meeting as submitted.  All voted aye.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to pay the bills in the amount of $27,033.37.  Gary Mortus seconded the motion and all voted aye.



Cintas Corporation 91.28
2790 Bassett’s Market 148.51
2791 Beck Suppliers Inc. 3153.91
2792 Wal-Mart 95.62
2793 D.R. Ebel Police & Fire Equipment 1855.07
2812 Treasurer, State of Ohio 1.66
2813 Ohler & Holzhauer 130.00
2814 Tri Motor Sales Inc. 133.55
2815 Keith Batterton 117.70
2816 Robert Christiansen, Jr. 96.30
2817 Jack Mortus 85.60
2818 Kevin Wylie 64.20
2819 Newspaper Network of Central Ohio 61.01
2820 Robert B. Rogers 42.69
2821 FanMark, Inc. 87.85
2822 Sandusky Electric, Inc. 690.75

Correspondence included letter from Star Ohio stating merger of Provident Bank into National City Bank, Ottawa County Auditor regarding H.B. No. 362 on Amnest Provision for Tax Exempt Properties  including explanation from the Ohio Department of Taxation, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation stating rates for the fiscal year 2005, BFI regarding Environmental Fee Price Increase,  Senator Randy Gardner working hard to keep the State Local Government Fund and invitation to Ottawa County Township Association meeting at Carroll Township on Thursday, January 27, 2005 with meal at 7:00 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m..

      Jim Stouffer they are working on having a small in water Boat Show at the Catawba Island Club as a fund raiser for the  Catawba Fire Department and the American Red Cross  some time in May. The two complement each other with their training and services and wanted the Board’s opinion and then he would talk to the Fire Department.  Board agreed it was a great idea.

     Robert Schroeder  stated he went to Court Monday being Pat Cerny was out of State on deed restriction problem at Kennykirk  but it  was postponed until Wednesday.  Fire Department agreed that there should be an increase in their gas allowance.

      A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to increase the gas allowance for firefighters from $100.00 to $200.00 per year.  All voted aye.

      Gary Mortus stated his health benefits will be under the Township policy starting in 2005.  When term started Board approved his being included in the Township policy.

       Clerk stated had to transfer $100,000.00 to various funds to cover warrants which was approved by the Board.

       William Rofkar stated Bob Rogers would like to replace the computer in the front office.  Had quote from pcCom Technologies with base price of $1229.95 and Dell was $1383.00.

      A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to award contract to pcCom Technologies to upgrade and replace with new computer in the Police Department at cost not to exceed $1800.00.  The vote:  W. Rofkar-aye, G. Mortus-aye,  R. Schroeder-aye.

      Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn at 7:55 p.m..  Robert Schroeder second and all voted aye.



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