|Minutes: May 9th, 2006|
Business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held May 9, 2006 in the conference room with all present; also Pat Cerny, Michael Prosser, Meredith Beck, John Smothers, Ray Baker, Brian Taylor, John Gangway, David Brunkhorst, Jim Stouffer and Jack DeVore.
Bids were opened for a new firetruck. Midwest Seagrave Sales & Service, Masery, Ohio, $204,903; Fire Service Inc. from Indiana, $225,000. The bids will be given to John Gangway for review and awarded at the May 23, 2006 meeting.
Chairman Gary Mortus opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve the minutes of the last meeting as submitted and to be posted. All voted aye. Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve the bills and William Rofkar seconded in the amount of $45,776.24.
All voted aye
Correspondence included a letter from Dennis Miller, Ohio Publics Works Commission,
District 5 Liaison in regard to designation of Township Trustee Representatives to the District 5 Integrating Committee, The Ohio Publics Works Commission Project Completion Report ID CECAE Vollmer Preserve approval and final disbursement report; an introductory letter from Mercy Work Solutions, Inc.(OBWC Ė MCO); copy of a letter written to Heiberg, Inc. from David Brunkhorst in regard to the Mon Ami Drop Zone Plan that is unacceptable and not according to the site meeting of January 6, 2006; Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter; thank you card from Fellhauer Mechanical Systems; an invitation to 2006 Police Memorial Day Ceremony in Oak Harbor on May 18, 2006 and a letter from John Beimer of 4119 Crogan Street requesting a speed bump on Crogan Street to slow down speeders.
Mike Prosser apologized to the Trustees for the sketch that was presented as that was the Mon Amiís interpretation of the meeting of January 6, 2006. The proposal now is for a pull-off area entirely on their property just to the east of the main entry. The area would be ten feet by seventy feet with striping. David Brunkhorst presented a plan of the proposed Wine Cellar Road right-of-way from the Commissionerís journal dated 1938.
Meredith Beck presented a copy of a letter to the Board from Mr. Patrick Savory regarding the trees on the Vollmer property. First concern would be to girdle the trees and then to post a sign explaining what we are doing, Bill Rofkar asked if you are working with about how many people and John Smother stated about thirty. John stated the trailer should be here tomorrow. Bill stated he thinks you should have things in order before you put a lot of sand or stone in there.
Ray Baker stated he would like to put a house on a barge and then tie it up at Hidden Harbor. Gary Mortus stated it would be a commercial activity on public property.
Right now my answer would be ďnoĒ but we will do more research and talk to the Prosecuting Attorney about it. Bill Rofkar stated it is completely a bad idea especially from the fire departmentís side.
Pat Cerny asked about the maps? Gary read a fax he received from the map person and stated the previous maps were well received and thinks they should be updated. Bill suggested putting them in the Beacon again. Pat asked about members for the Zoning Boards?
A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to appoint William Moore, Jr. as an alternate member of the Zoning Commission for a one year term. The vote: G. Mortus-aye, R. Schroeder-aye, W. Rofkar-aye.
A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to appoint Jack DeVore as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for a one year term.
The vote: G. Mortus-aye, R. Schroeder-aye, W. Rofkar-aye.
William Rofkar stated he is really not in favor of the change of hours as requested by the maintenance department. Gary stated he is definitely not in favor of the change. Bill will talk to them about it.
Gary Mortus stated in reply to John Biemerís letter requesting speed bumps on Crogan Street, it would pose a safety issue to walkers, etc. and it is a Township road, not a private road.
Robert Schroeder stated the Fire Department is doing well under the leadership of John Gangway acting as Fire Chief.
A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to participate in the Ottawa County Road and Striping program for the fiscal year 2006. The vote:
Gary Mortus-aye, Robert Schroeder-aye, William Rofkar-aye.
Tabor bill was discussed but no decision was made. Gary explained the service agreement for the copy machine for which we are being charged.
A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn at 9:25 p.m.. All voted aye.