Minutes: February 25th, 2003


     Zoning continuation hearing was held prior to the business  meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees on February 25, 2003 in the conference room with all present; also Pat Cerny, James Stouffer, Steve May, David Drusbacky and Melvin Miller.


      Chairman Gary Mortus opened  continuation of February 11 Zoning hearing on Application 7480 for various parcels of property to be rezoned to RE requested by Catawba-Cleveland Development Corp.


      Steve May asked if there has been any comments on the proposed plans and was advised did not receive any negative comments.


      Bob Schroeder stated the biggest concern is the density


       Gary stated the Zoning Commission can discuss the proposed Planned Unit Development plans but can’t act on it until after the decision on rezoning is made and that will not be effective for thirty days. Is there any reason why this will have to be continued?


       Jim Stouffer stated would like to have this go to the Zoning Commission tomorrow night and get their recommendation. Everyone is not going to be happy but the plans show exactly what we intend to do.


       A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to approve Application 7480 to rezone A, R-4, C-3 District properties to RE as requested by the Catawba-Cleveland Development Corporation. The vote: G. Mortus-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, R. Schroeder-aye.


       Next on the agenda is a recommendation from the Zoning Commission to amend the  Zoning Resolution to revise single family and multi-family/condominium requirements in the “C” Districts.


       A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to approve the text amendment as submitted. The vote: G. Mortus-aye, William Rofkar-aye, R. Schroeder-aye.


      Gary Mortus opened the business meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  As advertised bids for the 1999 Police Cruiser were opened and read as follows:

  Royal Downing, Norwalk $ 3227.00
  Brett Patti, Willoughby 2101.00
  Bay Ridge Motors, Chicago, IL 2305.00
  Grace Quality Used Cars, Morrisville, PA 3141.00
Police Cars Unlimited Inc., Woodside, NY 1555.00

A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car to the highest bidder, Royal Downing, Norwalk.  All voted aye


     A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as submitted to be posted. All voted aye.  A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to pay bills in the amount of $37,466.68.  All voted aye.

38764 Robert Schroeder $ 585.77
38765 Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield 9135.27
38766 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 543.69
38767 A T. Emmett, Inc. 438.91
38768 F.S.D. Disposal` 161.00
38769 Verizon North 529.12
38770 Willie’s Sales & Service, Inc. 13.45
38771 Lakecraft Corporation 28.00
38772 Wal-Mart Community 82.68
38773 Gall’s Inc. 82.95
38774 pcCom Technologies 60.00
38775 News Herald 85.70
38796 OK Rental 253.00
38797 Keith Batterton 85.60
38798 Paul Ochs 45.48
38799 Dan Caldwell 133.75
38800 Kevin Wylie 115.12
38801 Debi Barlow 59.04
38802 Robert Christiansen 60.48
38803 Charles Joseph 88.56
38804 Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department 257.06
38805 Fire-Safety Services Inc. 131.42
38806 Jack Mortus 155.15

Correspondence included letter from Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department regarding Ottawa County Regional Water System Threat Level Orange, TransCore regarding Siren Maintenance Renewal, Ohio Public Safety regarding the new geographic reference system being used by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Department of the Army Corps of Engineers subject on joint annual inspection of completed works for the Sand Road Lake Erie Emergency Shore Protection Project and Ottawa County Municipal Court including 2002 annual report.


      Pat Cerny stated 4-H Club would like to use the Community Hall on March 9 which was approved.  A motion was made by Robert Schroeder  to adopt Resolution 2-03 that all new subdivisions, additions to subdivisions and new Commercial developments  produce a plan showing location of fire hydrants and adequate space for fire equipment before the final plat is approved by the Board of Trustees and Ottawa County.  William Rofkar seconded the motion and all voted aye..


       Bob presented information from State Conference on Township financing  and Gary suggested  having the Park Board submit a levy for a park.  Presented information on a leaf machine from Dinkmar and also on fire equipment which can be purchased  thru State Purchasing Program.


      William Rofkar ahd specifications on a shelter house for Heigel Park but need more information and also reported on restrooms that can be purchased at a unit price.


      A motion was made by  William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to adopt Resolution to approve permanent appropriations in the amount of $3,162,374.00 to cover expenditures for fiscal year 2003. The vote: G. Mortus-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, R. Schroeder-aye.


      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to enter into contract with Transcore for the maintenance of two tornado sirens at $645.00 each for year 2003.  All voted aye.


      Gary Mortus stated there is a shortage of salt  but some can be purchased at $55.00 a ton which was approved.  Road review with County Engineer will be March 6 at 8:00 a.m.. County Township Association meeting will be at Nate’s this Thursday at 7:00 a.m..


      Bill Rofkar reported on the Ottawa County Transportation Agency meeting.  A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar. All voted aye.


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