Minutes: February 14th, 2006

    Catawba Island Township Trustees held their regular meeting on February 14, 2006 in the conference room with all present; also Pat Cerny, Randy Reidmaier, Jack Devore and John Smothers.

     Chairman Gary Mortus opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as submitted and to be posted.  All voted aye.  A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to pay the bills in the amount of $43,811.67.  All voted aye.

4017 Postmaster $ 78.00
4018 void
4019 Gary Mortus 399.92
4020 Robert W. Schroeder 386.68
4021 Dorothy Gulau 430.41
4039 Humane Society of Ottawa County 500.00
4040 Amsterdam Printing & Litho Corp. 60.71
4041 Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. 2.75
4042 F.S.I. Disposal 177.00
4043 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 337.43
4044 Columbia Gas of Ohio 3292.68
4045 First Communications 25.72
4046 AllTell 35.39
4047 Nextell Communications 439.59
4048 Verizon North 51.02
4049 Ohio Edison Co. 1805.54
4050 Lake Erie Lock & Key 70.00
4051 Dennis Construction & Sanitation Inc. 84.70
4052 JVS Garage Door Co. 128.50
4053 East Perry Parts Inc. 143.26
4054 LaFarge North America Inc. 573.36
4055 Lakeland Auto & Marine 7.29
4056 FanMark Inc. 177.60
4057 Robert Christiansen, Jr. 44.00
4058 Kevin Gibbons 38.50
4059 Beck Suppliers, Inc. 2110.54
4060 Gordon Lumber Co. 344.53
4061 Cintas Corporation 87.08
4062 Patricia Cerny 134.38
4063 Tri Motor Sales Inc. 331.63
4064 Young’s Floor Covering & Draperies 25.96
4065 Fire-Safety Services Inc. 5542.58
4066 Newspaper Network of Central Ohio 103.03

Correspondence included letter from Ottawa County Commissioners with a thank-you for the help and assistance in the past year with the LGF Funds and Issue II, Mark Mulligan and agents expressing gratitude for the contribution to the Task Force, U.S. Bankruptcy Court regarding Adelphia, Garner Sanitation Services regarding purchase of J.D. Portables from Dennis Sanitation, Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding Marshes Edge, Plat #6 and Auditor of State including Registration Form and Workshop Schedule for the Local Government Officials’ Conference on March 30-March 31.

     Randy Riedmaier representing the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol distributed copy of services performed in 2005 and is asking for help to support this program. Being Catawba and Danbury Townships have so many marinas they need the Marine Patrol.

     Robert Schroeder made a motion to donate $6000.00 to the Ottawa County Sheriffs’ Marine Patrol for services in fiscal year 2006.  William Rofkar seconded and all voted aye.

     John Smothers presented a proposal for a dump trailer at cost of $4556.00 which could be used for picking up chips, leaves, weeds and branches in the trails, Vollmer property and Dan said it could be used in the Cemetery.  Bill Rofkar asked why the dump truck couldn’t be used and John stated  a truck is too big.  Gary Mortus stated a decision would not be made tonight and suggested having a meeting with the Park Board to discuss what all can be done on the properties and asked John to contact the members for a date.

     Pat Cerny asked  if Trustees talked to the man about making the new map?  Gary said they did and he is working on it and will call her.

    William Rofkar stated  maintenance has taken care of suggestions from Election Board at the Community Hall.  Had a call from the Port Clinton Youth Soccer Association asking to use Heigel Park for special practices the last week of July and the first week of August.and I told her that would be no problem.

     Robert Schroeder asked John Smother if he would walk the perimeter of the Nature Preserve with him and they agreed to meet Thursday at 1:00 p.m..  Gary asked about the survey the County did on the Nature Preserve but no one knew where it would be so he will see if he can find it.  Bob stated the Fire Department is ready to advertise for bids on the new fire truck.

     Clerk received a call from the Department of Agriculture stating all of Ottawa County will be under quarantine for the ash boer and it will be made public on Wednesday.

      Gary Mortus made a motion to adopt a Resolution to approve the permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2006 in the amount of $2,850,000.00. William Rofkar seconded the motion and the vote:  G. Mortus-aye, R. Schroeder-aye, W. Rofkar-aye

     Gary stated Pat Atkins and Michael Bassett will be here to discuss school program. A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to adjourn to executive session relative to property.  All voted aye.  William Rofkar made a motion to reconvene to general session; Robert Schroeder seconded and all voted aye.

    A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn.  All voted aye.


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