Minutes: April 22nd, 2003


     Zoning public hearing  of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held prior to the regular meeting on April 22, 2003 in the conference room with all present:  also Pat Cerny, Charles DeWitz, Mr. & Mrs. Lew Myers, Robert Johnston, John Coppeler, Mike Prosser, James Davenport, Reggie Langford, James Stouffer, Ken Schafer, Tom Hoy, William VanDerGiessen, Robert Snyder, Brian Snyder, Pete Weimer.


     Chairman Gary Mortus opened the Zoning hearing  on Application #7508 to rezone property at the intersection of Muggy Road and Northeast Catawba Road from R-2 to RE as requested by Davenport Real Estate Development LLC.  Ottawa Regional Planning Commission and the Zoning Commission both recommended rezoning.


     Attorney John Coppeler stated Davenport Development has already developed Hidden Harbor which has  turned out to be a very nice addition to the residential living area in Catawba Island Township.  The proposal for tonight is to rezone the property on the corner of Muggy Road to RE so plans can be submitted later for a Planned Unit Development which will be another very nice addition to the Township.


      Being there were no questions asked a motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to close hearing  to public input.  All voted aye.


      A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to approve Application 7508 to rezone approximately 57 acres at the corner of Muggy Road and Northeast Road from R-2 to RE as Requested by Davenport Real Estate Development LLC. The vote: G. Mortus-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, Robert Schroeder-aye.


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


     Lew Myers presented an update on Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station return to service plan.


   Gary Mortus opened the business meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and stated  Catawba-Cleveland Development and Catawba Bay Development projects will be discussed first.


     Jim Stouffer presented revised plans of Phase I.  After reviewing the land found it more advantageous to have smaller buildings with less units in each building.


      A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to approve the minor changes in the Planned Unit Development Phase I of Catawba-Cleveland Development .  All voted aye.


       Robert Snyder presented plans for Catawba Bay Development  and  stated hopefully the Board had time to review the plans that had been submitted earlier.


      Bill VanDerGiessen  stated the area  on the Township side of Muggy Road is not very appealing and presented pictures illustrating the general condition of the property.  Would like to improve it with rip rap stone like Moores Dock Road and then there would be some green planting  at our cost.


      Bob Snyder  stated  when this project was started last year had no idea the County Engineer would request  ten feet additional property on side of road until it was stated at Regional Planning meeting.  This would mean a pond would have to be eliminated.


      Bill Rofkar asked about snowplow turn-around and was advised roads would be turned over to the Township when blacktop is  finished.


       Tom Hoy stated  when his property was retiled years ago the Township shared part of the cost to have eight inch tile installed rather than six inch. It continues down the road  and Bob Snyder stated will try and find where this tile ends and bring it down to drain in the pond.


       Gary stated  has reservations about loosing public access  to the water but in this case it has been a problem to maintain and the public has nt helped so it would be a great improvement.


       Bob Snyder asked if Board could send a letter to the County Engineer after approving this plan that roads will be accepted by the Township and  was advised they had already talked to Bob Steinmiller about the development.  Asked if he and  Brian  could do the litter control on Muggy Road.


      Gary advised that is a State program and they would have to contact Lori Fehnrich in the Court House.


     Bill Rofkar asked about the parking lot by the storage buildings needing a cut in the gravel so water would drain in the ditch instead of the road  and was advised it would be done.


      Bob Snyder asked about changing the name from Muggy Road and what has to be done?  Gary stated would have to get approval of residents, probably by petition, but will ask County Engineer on the procedure.


      A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by  William Rofkar to approve minutes of the previous meeting as submitted and to be posted.  All vote aye.  A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to pay bills in the amount of $63,345.50.  All voted aye.

38938 Public Employee Retirement System $ 14971.98
28939 Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield 9135.27
38940 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 543.69
38941 A. T. Emmett Inc. 56.45
38942 2010 Designs 715.00
38943 Norwalk Landscaping Materials, Inc. 5150.00
38944 Treasurer, State of Ohio 46.07
38945 Treasurer, State of Ohio 150.00
38946 East Perry Parts, Inc. 104.98
38947 Barnes Nursery Inc. 60.00
38948 Signs and Blanks Inc. 77.28
38949 LESCO 294.56
38950 Gerken Materials Inc. 217.24
28951 Adkins Sanitation LTD.  290.00
38952 Ottawa County Engineer 3933.38
38953 Frederick Signs 68.00
38954 United States Flag Service 195.00
38955 Staples Credit Plan 8.28
38956 Midwest Radar & Equipment 135.00
38957 FanMark, Inc. 133.95
38958 Feeney/McInyre Tire Co. 243.20
38959 Mobile-Vision Inc. 27.50
38981 Bills Implement Sales Inc. 4450.00
38982 Wal-Mart Community  116.65
38983 Verizon North 379.27
38984 Fire-Safety Services, Inc. 300.00

Correspondence included letter from Adelphis regarding management,  Board of Elections regarding the primary election on May 6, 2003 and a check for $139,375.06 Estate Tax from the County Auditor.


      Reggie Langford asked about the pond project?  Bill Rofkar stated should redig the pond and put stone around it.  Presented quote from Molnar Construction for $11,390.00 to excavate eight feet material out of the pond and reslope banks.  Has done research  on lights, pond fountains and pump which would probably run about $2500.00.  Reggie had talked to Emmetts last year about running conduit to the pond.


     A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to award contract to Molnar Construction to excavate the pond, reslope banks, and stone the banks for amount of $11,390.00.  All voted aye.


      Reggie asked  about  Adelphia cablevision changing channel around and what happened to  Channel 71 Ohio News Network and was advised Township would write a letter to Adelphia about the channel.


      Pat Cerny  stated  Bob Rogers asked about putting signs onMoores Dock Road for people walking in wrong direction and Board did not approve putting more signs along the road.


      Robert Schroeder asked about the salt spreader and Gary advised if they do not pick it up within two weeks he will write them a letter.  Had a request from a resident willing to donate the money to put a refrigerated ice rink on corner of Cemetery Road and Northeast Road. Also asked about  contributing to cost of Meals on Wheels for Catawba residents?


      Gary stated there was a lot interest in ice skating this last winter and if they are willing to donate the money it would be worth investigating.


     Bill stated he and his kids were out on pond two Sundays and no one else ever showed up and would hate to spend a lot of money if no one would utilize it.


      Gary stated should find out how many use Meals on Wheels  and help with so the program is not eliminated.


       William Rofkar stated the lowest bid of $31,804.00 from Anderson Recreatinal Design met all the qualifications and has a quote from Masonry Construction for $5742.00 for concrete work at Heigel Park.


       A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award contract to Anderson Recreational Design to erect a 30x60 steel shelter house in Heigel Park for cost of $31,804.00.  The vote:  G. Mortus-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, R.Schroeder-aye.


     A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award contract to Masonry Construction to pour 32x64 slab for shelter house in Heigel Park fpr $5742.00.   All voted aye.


      Clerk asked about using the Community Hall for practice first two weeks in June for Bicentennial production to be presented June 14 in the Performing Arts Center which was approved.


     Gary Mortus presented information on purchase of a dump truck thru State Coop program at cost of $51,265.00   Presented quote of $11,535.00 to install box from Newell Equipment.


     Bill Rofkar stated should wait a couple of years as there is no problem with the one we have now.  Gary thinks should stay on rotation of buying trucks and equipment.


      A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to purchase a 2003 International truck  from State Coop Purchasing at cost of $51,265.00.  The vote: G. Mortus-aye, W. Rofkar-no R. Schroeder-aye.


      Gary Mortus made a motion to award contract to purchase dump box installed from Newell Equipment at cost of $11,535.00.  Robert Schroeder seconded and motion carried.


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


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