|Minutes: February 10th, 2004|
Catawba Island Township Trustees held their regular meeting on February 10, 2004 in the conference room with all present; also Pat Cerny, Steve May and Kate Botti.
Chairman Robert Schroeder opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to approve the minutes of the last meeting in January as submitted. All voted aye. A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to pay the bills in the amount of $27,552.66. All voted aye.
Correspondence included letter from Mr. And Mrs. Larry Shelt commending the Trustees, Maintenance employees and Police officers, Firelands Regional Medical Center including forms to update current records, American Red Cross including form to update Shelter Resource Book, Charles Pogan regarding noise problems, Transcore including Siren Maintenance Agreement and renewal cost of $658.16, copy of letter sent to Lost Lake Development from Ottawa County Engineer regarding Catawba Bay Subdivision Escrow and Ottawa County Municipal Court including Annual Report for 2003.
Steve May stated he came to discuss or if there were any questions on Phase II of the Planned Unit Development which was presented at the last meeting..
Gary Mortus made a motion to approve Phase II of the PUD as presented by the CIC Development LLC. William Rofkar second and the vote: R. Schroeder-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, G. Mortus-aye.
Pat Cerny received call from Carmen Rajimski to add more lines to the communication tower on Northwest Catawba Road. No objections. Pat stated she will be getting more information on the house barges.
Gary asked if she talked to Walter Wehenkel and Pat stated he doesn’t have any information on them either.
Bob Schroeder called the Board of Elections office and was informed that the Board has not had a meeting yet so the referendum petitions have not been looked at yet.
Gary Mortus stated the road review will be February 23 at 8:00 a.m. and will meet here.
A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to renew contract with Firelands Health Center for drug testing. All voted aye.
William Rofkar made a motion to approve the donation of $2000.00 to the Drug Task Force. Gary Mortus seconded and all voted aye.
A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to increase the wages of all full-time employees three (3) per cent retroactive to January 1, 2004.
Gary stated thinks it is important that the employees now understand the cost of benefits and with the appropriations being done in February it is sometimes difficult to do it the first of the year.
Bob Schroeder stated he feels should look into some other plans for hospitalization.
The vote: R. Schroeder-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, G. Mortus-aye.
Robert Schroeder made a motion to renew contract with Transcore for siren maintenance for year 2004. Gary Mortus seconded the motion and all voted aye.
Bob stated being so much remodeling is being done at the old fire station feels an overhead door should be put in the South side so it could be utilized more. Presented quote of $1487.80 from JVS Garage Door Company to cut the opening and install the door.
A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to award contract to JVS Garage Door Company for $1487.80 to cut opening and install overhead door. All voted aye.
Bob read a letter from Zenobia Shriners in Toledo congratulating Pat Cerny being nominated as an outstanding Firefighter in the Northwestern Ohio area. She will be recognized along with all of the nominees at a special activity in the Zenobia Shrine Center at 5:00 p.m. on February 12, 2004.
A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to re-appoint Robert Gibbons as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals for another five year term. All voted aye.
Robert Schroeder made a motion to re-appoint Patty Piacentino as a member of the Zoning Commission for another five year term. William Rofkar seconded the motion and all voted aye.
No bids were received for the ambulance so Bill will contact Ohio Township News to advertise for bids again.
A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to approve permanent appropria-
Tions in the amount of $3,154,861.00 for expenditures in fiscal year 2004. All voted aye.
Clerk reported she sent copy of the tape made by the Prosecuting Attorney’s office of the Aug. 26,2003 meeting regarding Gem Beach project to Barbara Farrow in LaGrange, Ohio.
A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn. All voted aye.