Minutes: April 24th, 2007

The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was called to order by chairman Gary Mortus at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room with all present.  Also present were Pat Cerny, Jack DeVore, Reggie Langford and James Stouffer.  Gary Mortus began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the reading of the previous meeting minutes as received.  William Rofkar made a motion to approve the minutes seconded by Robert Schroeder with two corrections to the minutes.  All voted aye on the amended minutes.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve the bills in the amount of $58,912.92 seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.

5336 Barnes Nursury $238.00
5337 Bassetts Market 394.37
5338 Beck Suppliers, Inc. 2,358.29
5339 Bill’s Implement Sales Inc. 90.94
5340 Michael Crawford 100.00
5341 Cintas Corporation 40.00
5342 Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy 130.00
5343 F.S.I. Disposal 586.00
5344 Garner Sanitation Services, Inc. 83.50
5345 Greenbriar Environmental Enterprises, LLC 232.00
5346 Gill Building Supplies 56.04
5347 Cros.net, Inc. 42.85
5348 Cardiac Science, Inc.    109.79
5349 Todd R. Parkinson 32.00
5350 LaFarge North America Inc. 291.08
5351 Lakeland Auto and Marine 237.98
5352 Lakecraft Corporation 434.00
5353 Ottawa County Engineer 3,170.90
5354 HSBC Business Solutions 66.89
5355 Norwalk Landscaping 8,520.00
5356 RS Office Solutions 6.61
5357 The San Bay Company 289.13
5358 Staples Credit Plan 64.98
5359 795 Tire Service Inc. 327.64
5360 Lucas County Coroner’s Office 50.00
5361 Verizon North 615.79
5362 Willies Sales and Service, Inc. 18.68
5363 Wal-Mart Community 70.73
5364 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 268.37
5365 East Perry Parts, Inc. 120.71

Correspondence included Time Warner Cable regarding channel change cable channel lineup; Walt Wehenkel’s information on Floating Homes and it will be passed on to the Zoning Commission.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to pass this on to the Zoning Commission for a recommendation seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.  Inheritance tax in the sum of $42,893.60; Molnar Construction, boat ramp wall repair- $16,700.00; Ken Gill Construction - 53’ steel wall replacement at boat ramp $19,900.00; Sandy Burt, stating the Park Board members have liability coverage for property damage and bodily injury to others in regard to their activities and if injured while volunteering, their personal insurance would respond.  The Park Board members will also be added to our worker’s compensation coverage.  Franklin Tractor ad; copy of letter sent to Kent Johnson, Port Clinton Fire Chief and Dan Barlow, Catawba Island Township Fire Chief in regard to April 19th meeting in regard to the Sand Road Waterline Replacement Project. 


Opening of bids for the Heigel Park Precast Concrete Restroom included, Hank’s Plumbing and Heating for $73,300.00; Norwalk Concrete Industries for $38,375.00; Carr Concrete $64,007.00.  The bid will be awarded in two weeks. 


James Stouffer stated May 4, 5, and 6th,  he will be conducting his third boat show.  He will work with the police and fire in regard to safety issues.  Mr. Stouffer also stated in regard to the floating homes, the township and the county will loose money because the marinas are suffering from a lack of boats.  He will meet with Walt Wehenkel. 


Reggie Langford sent out the check for the monument.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00a.m. or 11:00 a.m. on May 27th and also to be announced.  He thanked the township for the assistance with the base and the lights.


William Rofkar stated in the cemetery there are sections that were plotted for lots but never sold.  His question was should we sell these sections.  There was discussion on putting the cemetery on a computer program.  It could also be on the web site.  It was decided to first put this on a program before these lots are sold.  The dip in the inbound lane of Carolina has been repaired by our maintenance crew.  The Quest Group is the company who did the cut and they will redo the cut on Carolina at their expense.  Preliminary plans for Heigel Park for utilities were received and bids will be put out for excavation when the plans are finalized.    The plans are also with the Sanitary Engineer’s Department.  The Trustees reviewed the plans for the restroom and would like to send the plans to Don Waggoner for review.  The Sanitary Engineer’s preliminary cost estimate for fees, hook-up, grinder pump, connection, is going to be a little over $17,000.00 for the  restroom. The Trustees will set up a meeting with the Commissioners to discuss this

as it is a lot of money for a public restroom. 


William Rofkar stated we should consider the bid from Molnar and he can begin in a week or two.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to accept the bid from Molnar Construction of the sum of $16,700.00 seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye. William Rofkar stated a five member Park Board would be desirable.  The Park Board will be informed first and then it will be advertised in a couple of weeks. 


Robert Schroeder stated the Cliff’s Association has requested thirteen hydrant markers.

Our men will install them.  Gary Mortus stated he would like the Police to patrol the area of  West Catawba and Rte. 53.  Vehicles are not stopping to enter Rte. 53.  William Rofkar stated they should start writing tickets on the bike path again.


William Rofkar stated a thank you should be sent to the County Engineer David Brunkhorst for his help with the composting and providing manpower and equipment when we need it.  Robert Schroeder stated he did take the Marv Grover pictures to the County Engineer’s office and he did send someone out to look at it and they think it is a dry french drain and they will dig it out and clean it. 


Gary Mortus stated he will not be available for the zoning hearing on April 26, 2007.


Robert Schroeder made a motion for adjournment seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.

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