Minutes: March 22nd, 2004

     Regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held on March 9, 2004 in the conference room with all present;  also Pat Cerny, Robert Snyder, Brian Snyder, William Vandergeissen, Jeff Hickman, Randy Riedmaier, Cory Anderson, Beverly Gilbert, Meredith Beck, John Smothers, Jonathon Heigel, Jack Madison, Mike Ebert and Pete Maton of  Port Clinton High School Government Class.

     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 minutes of the previous meeting as submitted and to be posted.  All voted aye.  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to pay bills in the amount of $22,732.61.  All voted aye.

1865 Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield    $7594.60
1866 Litchfield Industries, Inc. 21,804.00
1867 F.S.I. Disposal 713.00
1868 S & D Industrial Supply Co. 28.54
1869 East Perry Parts, Inc. 2.78
1870 Baumann Chevrolet-Oldsmobile 321.01
1871 Parts Associates, Inc. 208.36
1872 Robert Christiansen 53.50
1873 John Matthews 53.50
1874 Kevin Wylie 53.50
1875 Gall’s Incorporated 61.97
1876 Robert Schroeder 55.94
1877 Robert Maloy 91.07
1878 Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department 206.80
1879 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 569.71
1880 Ottawa County Auditor 3000.00
1881 SanBay Company 477.80
1882 Seven Limers Inc. 57.53
1883 A. T. Emmett, Inc. 55.69
1884 Statewide Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc. 20,199.80
1908 Verizon North 542.62
1909 News Herald 62.12
1910 United States Treasury 66.67
1911 Bureau of Workers Compensation 11,727.83
1912 Bedford Hill Golf 600.00

   Correspondence included letter from Snyder Enterprises including copy of letter from Fire Chief, Dan Barlow, regarding fire hydrants in Marsh’s Edge,  Prosecuting Attorney regarding  Unresolved Finding for Recovery,  Division of Liquor Control regarding renewal of liquor permits,  1st half Manufactured Home Tax check for $2667.50, 1st half Public Utility Tax Reimbursement check for $3328.00, Ottawa County Council of Health and Social Concerns regarding meetings on fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m., Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding FY 2004 Community Development Block Grant Program

Request transfer of D1 permit from Gem Beach Marina Inc. to Gem Beach Club LLC from Ohio Division of Liquor Control

       Bob Snyder stated he is here to get approval of the changes in the Planned Unit Development. Gave a book to each Trustee describing the changes and explained all the changes on the plans as displayed.  After it is approved this book will be combined with the original book.

      Bill Rofkar asked if Fire Department has approved the fire hydrants yet and Bob Snyder stated if they wanted them in different locations would be no problem..

       A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to approve the final Planned Unit Development plan of Lost Lake Development allowing them to start construction  and  fire hydrants are to be approved by the Fire Department by March 26 at which time the Trustees  will sign the plans.

The vote: R. Schroeder-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, G. Mortus-aye.

      Bob Snyder in regard to the letter from the Fire Chief which was also sent to four members of the Association the fire hydrants in Marsh’s Edge were approved by the County .

      Gary stated this is the first he has heard anything about it an Clerk read letter sent by the Chief.  Asked Pat if there was a complaint or what brought this hydrant problem up and she stated she didn’t know any thing about it  Bob Schroeder stated Randy Reidmaier made a survey of all the fire hydrants.

      Bob Snyder stated he sent the letter to this Board being you have authority over the Fire Department . Gary stated it should have come to our attention first.

      Jonathon Heigel stated on behalf of the Mon Ami they are working on the noise level.

Pat Cerny stated she has been receiving calls about the cleanup days and  Board agreed on week of April 26 thru May 2 if dumpsters from F.S.I. Disposal are available. Pat will call F.S.I..

      Gary Mortus asked about compost loading  and Board agreed to have it each Saturday from 8:00 to noon each Saturday in April and May excluding May 2,2004.  Asked about Thompson quotes?

     Bill Rofkar stated he thinks Township employees could do the landscaping and Helmut volunteered to work extra to do weeding, etc.

     A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award contract to Thompson Landscaping for landscaping at Administration Building and the Cemetery not to exceed $5500.00.

The vote:  R. Schroeder-aye, W. Rofkar-no, G. Mortus-aye.

     William Rofkar presented quotes for a new furnace at the Fire Station as follows: 

                  Bayside Comfort                $2511.00       Fellhauer, Inc. $2395.00

A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to award contract  to Fellhauer Inc. to furnish and install a new furnace at the Fire Station.  The vote:  R. Schroeder-abstained, W. Rofkar-aye, G. Mortus-aye.

       Bill presented quote from Norwalk Landscaping for $6750.00 for grinding branches and leaves.

A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to award contract to  Norwalk Land-

Scaping Materials Inc. to grind the wood  waste and leaves at cost of $6750.00.  All voted aye.

     Robert Schroeder reported on the Health Board Meeting.  Bill VanDerGeissen , a member of the Health Department Board, stated  the Health Department has about one-half  million dollar carry-over each year and that is used to fund the operations until the State money is received.  The Commissioners decided they provide space for the Health Department and are asking $60,000.00 a year rent and would raise it a dollar a foot each year for five years because it is a joint Health Department.  If the Townships would not be combined with the City then the County would have to provide space.  City could contract with the County for Health services.  Port Clinton pays the least and gets the most services.  Net result of meeting a five member committee was appointed to study the prospect and determine what the rent should be.

       Bob asked about grass catcher for $600.00 that Dan gave information on and Board approved purchase. Called Mastermind and was quoted price of sign inventory was $1080.00, no crossing study was $780.00, and stop bar check for $360.00.  Don’t think we need a no crossing study.

      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to award contract to Mastermind for sign inventory and stop bar check for $1440.00. All voted aye.

      Bob presented drawing of “Prairie” project and talked to Mark Mulligan and he said did not have to go out for bid and he would write the contract for us.  Talked to Mr. McLaughin and he will work the ground and plant it with soy beans and there would be no cost as he would get the beans. For now would like to get the trees that Jim Stouffer donated down there before beans were planted.

      Bill suggested putting some of the trees in the Cemetery.

Clerk asked about report that has to go to County Engineer.  Gary Mortus made a motion to adopt Resolution  requesting funding through the County-Township Cooperative program for fiscal year 2004. William Rofkar seconded the motion and the vote: Schroeder-aye, Rofkar-aye, Mortus-aye.

       Bill Rofkar stated after discussion of the shelter house in Heigel Park last meeting, he went back in the 2002 minutes and the shelter house from Litchfield was approved.

      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn.  All voted aye.


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