Minutes: May 27th, 2003


Zoning public hearing was held prior to the business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees on May 27, 2003 in the conference room with all present: also Pat Cerny, Attorney John Coppeler, Mike Prosser, James Davenport, Dan and Mike Sengstock of Able Builders, Pete Weimer, William VanDerGiessen and James Stouffer.


      Chairman Gary Mortus opened the Zoning hearing on Application #7517 for proposed residential/commercial Planned Unit Development filed by Davenport Real Estate,LLC.


     John Coppeler representing  Davenport Real Estate stated  the book presented to the Zoning Inspector and each member of the Board addresses the various requirements and items that was submitted with the application.  Everything is explained in there except there will 61 single family homes which limits neighbor commercial use in three buildings on the 57+ acres. The PUD will be developed in three phases to take place over the next three years.  Phase One will be West Road way and water-front development, Phase Two will be east road-way, swimming pool and club house development and Phase Three will be neighborhood commercial development.  If this property was still zoned R-2 it would accommodate eighty homes and the density in the PUD will be less than in R-2 District.


     Bill Rofkar asked if there are any plans for the commercial and was advised not at this time  but have thought maybe something where residents could get breakfast or maybe just a cup of coffee on the deck but there is nothing that has been discussed with anyone yet.


     Mike Prosser stated this development  is similar to others but will not tie into Hidden Harbor as it will be all single homes.  The main entrance will be off Northeast Catawba Road.


     Zoning Inspector Pat Cerny stated the Commission was concerned  with drainage and road paving.  John stated this has been incorporated in this book. At the time of the Zoning Commission meeting all the details were not work out yet.


     Mike stated like Hidden Harbor subdivision the plan was submitted and signed for approval and the plot for this PUD will have to be signed by this Board and approved by the County before it can be recorded.


     Gary Mortus asked about the shrubbery along the road to be used as a buffer and if there was nay question from residents of Hidden Harbor?


      John stated landscaping will be done and it has satisfied all the residents of Hidden Harbor as it is not an issue for their privacy.  The road was moved any additional twenty feet to  the east to allow for a bigger buffer area and as far as we know everybody is satisfied with the accommodations that has been made to their concerns.


      Bob Schroeder asked if the Fire Department is satisfied with the water lines and  placements of the fire hydrants?  Mike stated  will be submitting a plan for final approval after talking to Dan to meet the requirements.


     Gary stated tonight  if for preliminary approval of the total PUD and you are not ready for final approval of Phase One.

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


      Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve the preliminary plan for the Falling Waters Planned Unit Development. William Rofkar second and the vote:  G. Mortus-aye, W. Rofkar-aye, R.  Schroeder-aye.


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


      Gary Mortus opened the business meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Rofkar corrected the minutes to state that it was Gary Mortus suggestion to change locks or rekey locks at the Community Hall and it was agreed to rekey the locks.


      A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve minutes with corrections and  clarifications of the previous meeting.  All voted aye.  A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to pay bills in the amount of  $62,425.20.  All voted aye.

39033 Anthem Blue Croaa & Blue Shield $9135.27
39034 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 543.69
39035 Thompson Landscaping Inc. 1045.00
39036 F.S.I. Disposal 372.00
39037 32 Ford-Mercury, Inc. 15776.98
39038 OK Rental 18.00
39039 Oliger Seed Co. 50.50
39040 West Group Payment Center 75.00
39041 pcCOM Technologies 360.94
39063 Verizon North 710.04
39064 Wal-Mart Community 205.07
39065 Parts Associates Inc. 38.89
39066 Lakecraft Corporation 104.00
39067 Streaker Tractor Sales Inc. 32.56
39068 Baumann Chevrolet-Oldsmobile 3295.46
39069 Lori Urban 100.00
39070 F.S.I. Disposal 7097.84
39071 Huntington National Bank 2818.15
39072 Treasurer of State of Ohio 635.58
39073 Public Employees Deferred Compensation 610.00
39074 Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union 230.00
39075 Public Employees Retirement System 3767.05

Correspondence included letter from Unocal regarding potential donation of property located at 4665 East Schoolhouse Road, Adelphia regarding  name change of Channel 41, and Alenza stating purchase of Chemi-trol.  Unocal donation was discussed and Board agreed to submit it to the Prosecuting Attorney for his review and recommendation.


      Jim Stouffer asked when the gray transformer boxes will be removed by Adelphia?  Gary stated a letter would be sent to Adelphia stating all transformer boxes must be removed throughout the Township.


      Jim stated will be gearing up within the next thirty days for Phase One of the PUD and want to make sure it is OK with the Township. 


       Gary personally thanked  him for his presentation of their PUD and Pat stated she uses it to show people as she had nothing before  to explain what a PUD is.


       Pat Cerny stated Board  of Zoning Appeals tabled decision on request for a Bed & Breakfast Conditional Use Permit at 6092 Poplar Street filed by Dan Terry.


       Gary asked if there would be any possibility of changing venue being Zoning is always turned down and asked if would be appropriate to go to Attorney Jon Burton?  Would like to go in a different Court to get a biased opinion  as we will get the same results in  these Courts and advised Pat to call Jon for an opinion.


       Robert Schroeder asked about the grate for the stove at the Community Hall and Pat will call SanBay about getting a new one for the stove.  Bob stated Meredith Beck talked to John Blakeman and he came and looked at the property at the corner of Cemetery and Northeast Roads and  stated it is a perfect site to be used a  prairie meadow.  He has a book about it but she didnít have time to give it to him but will make copies of it when he gets it.   Read parts of letter from the Ohio Township Association and stated he was appointed to the nominating committee for election at the State convention. Presented copy of dumpster at cost of approximately $3800.00 with discussion of use following.


     A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to purchase an additional dumpster similar to recycling  dumpster but  with doors on each end and not to cost more than $4200.00.  All voted aye.


      William Rofkar stated he feels should have an additional dumpster for residents to use for garbage, etc. but Jim Stouffer stated there would be a mess.


       Gary Mortus stated  Bill Fritz  and additional help are doing a wonderful job at the Cemetery and the remarks received on how nice it looks.


       A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to commend the employees on the good job done at the Cemetery and how nice it looks.  All voted aye.


        Gary asked about compost loading and was agreed to have some load compost every Saturday morning in June  Just food for thought to have only one week a month for brush pick-up.  Thinks it is a great service but feels spending too much time on it.  Will not be here for June 10th   meeting.


       Bill feels should spend more time and any time if there is a slow day send them out to pick up brush. Bob feels they should not have to come back to the shop for coffee break when picking up brush.


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


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