Minutes: April 26th, 2005

     Regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held in the conference room on April 26, 2005 with all present;  also Pat Cerny, James Stouffer, Duane Duncan.

     Chairman William Rofkar called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve the minutes of the April 12th meeting and the special meeting of April 18th as submitted.  All voted aye.  A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to pay the bills in the amount of $49,877.42.  All voted aye.
3092 Wal-Mart 45.68
3093 Greenbriar Environmental Enterprises LLC 80.00
3094 Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield 13396.33
3095 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 612.88
3096 F.S.I. Disposal 192.00
3097 Transmissions Unlimited Inc. 982.79
3098 Parts Associates Inc. 84.98
3099 Frederick Signs 133.00
3100 Disc Environmental Service Inc. 975.00
3101 The UPS Store 22.69
3102 Ottawa County Engineer 4566.32
3103 Hylant Administrative Services Inc. 437.00
3121 Tim Whitt 100.00
3122 Verizon North 598.46
3123 The SanBay Company 128.73
3124 Sandusky Electric, Inc. 42.00
3125 Billís Implement Sales Inc. 900.00
3126 Dickman Directories Inc. 145.00
3127 Gallís Incorporated 550.87
3128 FanMark Inc. 111.07
3129 Fire-Safety Services Inc. 442.50

    Correspondence included letter from Hylant Insurance Group including bill and endorsements for addition of the two new police vehicles, invitation from Genoa Police for Peace Officers Memorial Service on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., notice of tire collections at Ottawa County Highway Garage May 9-12 and yard waste and compost inquiry form both from Solid Waste Management.

      Mr. Duncan asked about update on the rental house in Colony Club?  Bill Rofkar stated they had a meeting with the Prosecuting Attorney and Walter Wehenkel but it is not public information yet.

      Pat Cerny received letter from owner of rental house in Catawba Cliffs advising that he is no longer advertising it as a rental house.

     Robert Schroeder asked about letter from Ottawa County Transportation Agency requesting a donation for the FISH service?  Would like a report on how many people use this service so was tabled.  Asked if still could have soy beans planted at corner of Cemetery and Northeast Roads which was approved previously and Board agreed it was OK.  Would like to get an easement from property to allow children to come from the Cliffs to Heigel Park without having to go on the main road and Board agreed it was a good idea.

     Gary Mortus stated he met with representative from Adelphia  regarding the bankruptcy hearings and was advised Time Warner bought Adelphia so service would not change.  Meeting with David Brunkhorst, County Engineer, will be Monday, May 2nd at Gem Beach on drainage problem.

     Pat Cerny asked about Paul Patterson and Robert Fic not attending Zoning meetings since they were appointed members and was advised to call or write a letter asking them if they are interested in being a member.

    Clerk asked about passing a resolution regarding road program since the road review?  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to adopt Resolution to participate in the County road and striping programs and request funding through the County-Township Cooperative program.

    The vote: William Rofkar-aye, Gary Mortus-aye, Robert Schroeder-aye.

William Rofkar stated there will be a meeting Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Court House to discuss Sand Road Waterline project. Presented quote of $375.00 from Dave Zimmerman in Fremont for layout and striping the parking lot at the old fire station which was approved.  Presented quote from Molnar Construction to remove stumps, haul them away and add stone to bank at Moores Dock Road for $2614.00.

     A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award contract to Molnar Construction to remove stumps as quoted above for $2614.00. All voted aye.

    Bill presented quote from Molnar Construction to put in three twelve foot roads to the compost area for $12069.00  Gary stated something has to be done with the water drainage as there is so much water setting there.

    Jim Stouffer asked where the water goes that runs down from the west side of the Cemetery and is the catch basin and pump station the Townships?  Bill stated when we dug for the pond that whole project was done.  Gary stated there is a cross-over by the telephone building but there is none on this end.

     A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award contract to Molnar Construction to put in three roads to the compost area for $12,069.00 with additional $2500.00, if necessary for additional ditch work.  All voted aye.

     Bill Rofkar stated the John Deere backhoe is due 1000 hour maintenance and have a quote from Buck & Knobby Equipment for maintenance at cost of $822.50 and there is something wrong with the mower bucket not taking grease at cost of $463.00 to replace.

There is an attachment that loads brush onto the big dump trucks and thinks it would be a very handy piece of equipment and including transportation cost would be $2550.00 installed.  Thinks it would save time picking up piles.

      Gary Mortus stated residents haul brush to the road on their own truck to be picked up

Rather than bringing it to Cemetery Road themselves.  Bob Schroeder stated didnĎt think they should be picking up such heavy brush.

      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award contract to Buck & Knobby Equipment for maintenance to the John Deere backhoe not to exceed $2000.00.  The vote: W. Rofkar-aye, G. Mortus-aye, R. Schroeder-aye.

     Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn.  Robert Schroeder seconded and all voted aye.



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