Minutes: May 8th, 2007

The regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was called to order by chairman Gary Mortus at 7:30 p.m. on May 8, 2007.  Present were Robert Schroeder,

William Rofkar, Pat Cerny, Jack DeVore, Marv Grover, Jack and Ginger Grummel and James Stouffer.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance. 


William Rofkar made a motion to accept the minutes of the previous meeting seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to accept and pay the bills, seconded by William Rofkar, in the amount of $35,912.52.  All voted aye.

5403 Beck Suppliers, Inc. $2,804.01
5404 MaryAnn Cowan 180.09
5405 Billís Implement Sales Inc. 400.00
5406 Columbia Gas of Ohio 1,896.92
5407 Barnes Nursery Inc. 83.99
5408 Cintas Corporation #318 95.96
5409 Bassetts Market 210.85
5410 Dickman Directories Inc. 151.00
5411 Ottawa County Engineer 317.44
5412 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 335.25
5413 First Communications 30.34
5414 F.S.I. Disposal 1,024.00
5415 Garner Sanitation Services 83.50
5416 Nextel Communications 332.75
5417 Ottawa Regional Planning Commission 120.00
5418 Port Clinton Ford Mercury Inc. 119.28
5419 Port Clinton Hardware 16.87
5420 John Smothers 21.79
5421 Spoerr Precast Concrete, Inc. 496.00
5422 Public Employees Retirement System 4,045.79
5423 Lakeland Auto and Marine 729.59
5424 LaFarge North America Inc.     1,079.84
5425 Toledo Auto Electric 218.33
5426 Verizon North 53.09
5427 Thompson West 174.00
5428 The Gordon Lumber Company 247.79

Correspondence included Ohio Edison in regard to proposed changes in electric rates that would result in an overall reduction in the regulated portion of customerís bills;  4.5% less. 


Jack Grummel asked if there has been any discussion in regard to golf cart regulations.

Gary Mortus stated his knowledge of the regulations.  Ginger Grummel stated people are confused as to township roads and private roads.  Gary Mortus stated a work session with Chief Bob Rogers would be a good idea. 


Marv Grover asked if anything has been done in regard to his water problem.  Robert Schroeder is working on this with the County Engineer and the Engineer has promised to address this. 


William Rofkar stated the Heigel Park restroom plans have been preliminarily approved.

William Rofkar also stated he has approved four hours per day of over-time for one of the Maintenance men to work the evening shift for the clean-up and they will be getting a front-end loader from Fox for loading on  Friday and Saturday.  Norwalk Landscape said they would take our excess compost and wood chips. 


Robert Schroeder stated he and Pat are working on a landscape plan for the township.

Robert Schroeder stated there is a bump in the road on Muggy Road past Thompsonís Nursery.  William Rofkar will check it. 


James Stouffer thanked the township Police Department for help with traffic control with his boat show.


Gary Mortus stated he will need an easement from Catawba Woods Club Condos for the pole that will provide power to the Heigel Park restroom.  The Black Swamp requires  a conservation easement on the Cedar Meadow Preserve property and Mark Mulligan will record it.  The Black Swamp did a baseline review of encroachments that need to be corrected.  The easement is a mirror of the one that the township already has.  It gives them the right to come onto the property.  Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the conservation easement with Black Swamp Conservancy and Catawba Island Township concerning the Cedar Meadows Preserve.  Robert Schroeder seconded.  Robert Schroeder, aye; William Rofkar, aye; Gary Mortus, aye.  Motion carried unanimously.

Robert Schroeder stated the addresses are listed with the encroachments and the owners should be notified. 


William Rofkar made a motion to adjourn seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.

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