Minutes: March 13th, 2007

The Business Meeting of the Catawba Island Trustees was called to order by chairman Gary Mortus at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room.  Present were Gary Mortus, Robert Schroeder, William Rofkar, Par Cerny, James Stouffer, Jack DeVore and Patti Piacentino.  Gary Mortus opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.  William Rofkar made a motion to approve the bills in the amount of $33,883.24 seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye. 

5211 Cintas Corporation $131.44
5212 Beck Supplier, Inc. 3,034.34
5213 Bassetts Market 209.84
5214 Columbia Gas of Ohio 2,838.85
5215 F.S.I. Disposal 1,411.00
5216 Firelands Corporate Health Center 49.00
5217 FanMark, Inc. 698.64
5218 First Communications 20.44
5219 Lakeland Auto and Marine 253.79
5220 Ohio Edison Co. 2,188.75
5221 Ohio Insurance Services Agency, Inc. 108.94
5222 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 335.25
5223 O.E. Meyer Company 122.00
5224 Petty Cash 100.00
5225 Port Clinton Hardware 40.45
5226 RS Office Solutions 110.81
5227 Timely Print & Copy Service 41.76
5228 Underwriters Laboratories Inc. 389.40
5229 Newspaper Network of Central Ohio 233.39
5230 Verizon North 347.30
5231 The SanBay Company 28.96
5232 Dr. Samuel Teferra MD 137.00

Correspondence included quote from the DeAngelo Brothers for spraying of weeds in the amount of $2500.00 for 2007, Frank Gates announcing they are merging with another company called Attenda, invitation from the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office in regard to the April 10, 2007 meeting of the Ottawa County Township Association, JoEllen Regal stating the 2007 appropriations are correct, The Ottawa County Health Department meeting date of March 15, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., Hylant Group questionaire for renewal.


William Rofkar made a motion to adopt a Resolution (#2007-02) to approve the expenditure of $12,000 for fire hydrants for the Sand Road Waterline Replacement Project.  Robert Schroeder seconded.  Gary Mortus stated he is not in favor of paying for the hydrants in advance of start or completion of the project.  A letter will be written questioning the reason for the prepayment.  All voted aye.  Road Review:  The Trustees should reconsider the roadways in the North Point Subdivision in regard to the Township accepting the roads as dedicated roadways.    William Rofkar made a motion we notify the County Commissioners by letter that the Catawba Island Township Trustees will approve the dedication of the North Point Roadway.  Robert Schroeder seconded.  All voted aye.  William Rofkar made a motion to donate $6000.00 to the Ottawa County Marine Patrol seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.  William Rofkar made a motion to donate $2000.00 to the Ottawa County Drug Task Force seconded by Robert Schroeder.   All voted aye.  William stated there is a open house at Norwalk Concrete on outdoor restroom facilities (for the Heigel Park) on March 30 and 31 and there will be two units available for viewing.  William Rofkar has a meeting with the Sanitary Engineering Office (March 14) as to the location of the utilities for this restroom project.


Robert Schroeder stated John Smothers of the Park Board has asked the Trustees to girdle 40  (forty) trees in the Nature Preserve and  spray the trees as a test.  John Smothers and Meredith Beck have acquired their licenses for spraying herbicides.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to girdle 40 (forty trees) and spray in this test area.  Gary Mortus seconded.  Gary Mortus has reservations on the Park Board spraying and he will check with our insurance company.  He also stated he would like to see two more members appointed to the Park Board and when the Board conducts a meeting, minutes should be recorded and published in the newspaper.  William Rofkar has reservations about girdling trees and stated this was not a decision made by the whole Park Board at a meeting.  Robert Schroeder stated to put two more people on and then have the Park Board decide about the trees.  Robert Schroeder, abstain; William Rofkar, aye to oppose the motion; Gary Mortus, aye to oppose the motion.  Motion opposed.  The Trustees would like to attend the next Park Board Meeting. 


Robert Schroeder stated the new fire truck is in progress.  Dan Barlow, Fire Chief, has applied for a grant from the Fire Marshall’s Office to purchase new pagers and for turn-out gear.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve the application for the grant seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.  


Pat Cerny stated she has the renewal papers for Hylant Group Insurance in regard to our risk management services.  There was discussion in regard to increasing the security deposit for the Community Hall rentals.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to purchase a new copy machine from Dupps Printing in the amount of $3,744.00 and cancel the maintenance contract on the Minolta Copier seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.


Gary Mortus stated there are two areas of roads that need minor patching, Cemetery and East Catawba and West Catawba Yacht Club area needs some to be brought up to level. 

Entrance signs to township replacement:  WSOS  (2) 29 x 48 $472.00 each, recycled plastic, self-installed; Davenport Signs, (2) 28 x 36 sandblasted $700.00 each plus installation, $1850.00.  Gary Mortus will talk to Davenport to see if he has plastic and discuss installation.


William Rofkar made a motion for the DeAngelo Brothers herbicide spraying program contract for a three year contract of $2500.00 a year, paid once a year after spraying.  Robert Schroeder seconded the motion.  All voted aye.


Robert Schroeder made a motion to adjourn seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.



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