Minutes: April 13th, 2004

      Regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held April 13, 2004 in the conference room with all present;  also Pat Cerny, James Stouffer, Arne Semen 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 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 $35,619.82  All voted aye.

1915 Michael Crawford $100.00
1916 Treasurer, State of Ohio 909.00
1917 Ohio Public Employee Retirement System 195.77
1918 Brandon Screen Printing 18.56
1919 Gordon Lumber Co. 960.69
1920 Ohio Township Association 15.00
1921 Ohio Insurance Services Agency Inc. 89.95
1922 Thompson Landscaping Inc. 3577.50
1923 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 323.94
1924 Ohio Edison Co. 1490.86
1925 Columbia Gas of Ohio 2431.59
1926 First Communications 57.73
1927 AllTell 34.90
1928 Nextel Communications 463.20
1929 Verizon 51.72
1930 Wal-Mart Community 36.78
1931 Port Clinton Hardware, Inc. 23.09
1932 Bill’s Implement Sales Inc. 24.00
1933 Baumann Chevrolet-Oldsmobile 424.67
1934 Lacal Equipment Inc. 260.70
1935 Lakeland Auto & Marine 488.98
1936 Smith Automotive Inc. 137.56
1937 Beck Suppliers, Inc. 1684.03
1938 Cintas Corporation 109.70
1939 James Stewart 10.00
1940 Bassett’s Market 32.98
1941 FanMark, Inc. 547.56
1942 Transmissions Unlimited Inc. 83.53
1943 Laurie Smith 50.07
1944 Pat Stinson 100.00
1945 The SanBay Company 170.24
1946 Gall’s Incorporated 1008.83
1947-1948 Void -
1949 Tonaco, Inc. 212.47
1950 Firelands Regional Medical Center 25.00
1951 Tri Motor Sales Inc. 73.32
1952 American Legion Post #113 200.00
1953 Hylant Administrative Services Inc. 242.00
1954 Sandusky Electric, Inc. 218.14
1955 Gerken Materials Inc. 325.92
1956 Champion 376.90
1972 Postmaster 74.00
Correspondence include letter from Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding review of final plat subdivision of Lost Lake Development,  Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department asking for ten air bottles, copy of letter to Joseph T. Svete, Esq. From Spengler Nathanson P.L.L., Attorneys, requesting an Extension of Time within which to respond to the complaint, copy of letter to Joseph T. Svete, Esq. From the Attorney General’s office regarding the Court case,  F.S.I. Disposal quoting rates for  Spring Clean-up, an invitation to The Port Clinton Area Bed and Breakfast Association  celebration on Thursday, April 22 at Rock Ledge Inn , 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Frank Gates acknowledging receipt of Workers‘ Compensation premium payment and Ottawa County Commissioners regarding White Paper Projects.

    Arne Semen from the Ottawa County Engineer‘s office explained the road program with Ottawa County for 2004.and the parking lot at the old fire station for total cost of $43,512.3/8.  Community Hall parking lot will be delayed until fall when there are other parking lots to be done.  Bids will be received by the County on May 11, 2004.

       Jim Stouffer stated first item on his list is the trees. Went where the trees are and Barnes determined it is just too wet to do anything.  Suggested Township should label the trees wanted and they will be moved after a couple of weeks of dry weather.

      Bob Schroeder stated he went back there with John Blakeman and he has some pretty definite plans.

     Jim stated secondly they are working on the sound issue.  Engaged a gentleman from the University of Toledo who is very knowledgable and engaged him to come down when there is something going on so he can hear the music and make his determination.  Third item is just an update as the maintenance building is being dismantled and construction of a new one will start soon.  Golf course contractor will be here for about ten days to do some other work and do some seeding.  Also would like to beautify the corner of Beach Club Road and Northwest Catawba Road and Barnes has provided a plan for this including a water-fall,  a wall similar to the one at the Cemetery, an arch and a sign incorporated in brick.  Presented  plan of what is proposed and explained where everything would be located.  Incorporates natural stone, Catawba stone, pine trees, pear trees and will be lighted at night.  Would like to present plan for cart path, striping and lighting in a couple of weeks.

       Gary Mortus suggested contacting the County Engineer to reduce the speed limit from 35 mph to 25mph on Beach Club Road and Bob will talk to Bob Steinmiller about this.

    Pat stated Mr. Thompson mulched around the boat ramp sign at no cost.  Vicki Heigel asked if more daffodils could be planted as some are missing at the entrance to the Cemetery and Board agreed employees could plant some.  Presented plans and explanation of three phrases of residences proposed as the Villas at LeMarin.

      William Rofkar stated the Catawba Island dive team is interested in using the old ambulance and suggested letting them outfit it and use it.  Being no one is interested in buying the ambulance Board agreed to letting the dive team use it.  Asked about the air bottles and Board agreed to give ten air bottles to Rocky Ridge Voluntary Fire Department as requested.

      Gary Mortus made a motion to approve transfer of D1 permit from Gem Beach Marina Inc. DBA Gem Beach Marina to Gem Beach Club LLC DBA Gem Beach Club as requested from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control without a hearing.  William Rofkar seconded the motion and all voted aye.

      Robert Schroeder suggested Board should study the proposed white paper projects from the Commissioners and act on them at the next meeting.  Presented plan for the Prairie from John Blakeman.

Community Hall will be closed for walking on May 1, 2004.

     Clerk stated can still read the graffiti on the playground equipment at Heigel Park and said there is some kind of remover just for paint.  Frank Harmon called and advised Todd Parkison’s hospitalization did not go into effect until February 1 and he had some claims in January.  Following discussion Clerk was advised to call Frank and see if could be back-dated to January 1.

     William Rofkar made a motion to adopt Resolution  to adopt the All-Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented by Ottawa County (copy attached). Gary Mortus seconded and the vote:  R. Schroeder-aye,  William Rofkar-aye,  Gary Mortus-aye.

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


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