Minutes: May 27th, 2008

The regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was called to order by chairman William Rofkar on May 27, 2008 in the conference room at 7:30 p.m..  Present were William Rofkar, Robert Schroeder, Gary Mortus, Pat Cerny, James Stouffer, Jack DeVore and Matt Montowski.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Gary Mortus made a motion to accept and approve the Zoning Meeting minutes and the business meeting minutes of May 13, 2008 seconded by Robert Schroeder.  Motion carried unanimously.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $36,364.48 seconded by Gary Mortus.  Robert Schroeder, aye; Gary Mortus, aye; William Rofkar, aye. 

Correspondence received:  Time Warner Cable, notification of networks due to expire.  Letter addressed to Pat Cerny, from Caroline Droll, in regard to letter that was received by Virginia Zafirau from Pat Cerny in regard to an accessory structure that needs repair or removal and is in the process of being repaired.  Ottawa County Engineer’s Office in regard to Stop Sign Installation for new Subdivisions and Township Co-Op financial assistance requests.  Pat Cerny presented photos of a home in Harbor Park, 1631 Anchor, presented to her by Mr. Vacha from Harbor Park Association asking if we can order the homeowner to tidy up his yard.  The Trustees feel this is out of their jurisdiction as there are no zoning violations.  Mark Wagoner, State Senator for the 2nd District “Clean Ohio” Program success.  Agrium, crop production services.

James Stouffer questioned the condition of Sand Road asking if this will be the final product.  William Rofkar stated this is the final product and hopefully it will settle.  Gary Mortus stated this is what we feared when they stated they were going to do the project.  Mr. Stouffer also questioned if the fence project needs any corrections.  All comments are complimentary. 

Gary Mortus stated he feels the Gill operation on the East Road has commercial tendencies.  It needs to be cleaned up and fenced.  Pat Cerny will speak to him and she will also invite him to a Trustee meeting to give an explanation.

William Rofkar stated the one-ton dump truck that was damaged  on the Uebbing property needs to be repaired.  Two quotes were received.  Don’s Body Shop for $3304.12 and  Ken’s Body Shop for $2977.85.  William Rofkar made a motion to award the bid to Ken’s Body Shop for $2977.85, seconded by Gary Mortus.  Motion carried unanimously.  William Rofkar also stated the one- ton 1992 Chevy should be replaced using State bid pricing.  Bass Ford; state bid plan for chassis for $37,000 and bid for the body from Kalida for $22,851.00 and Newell for $28,218.00.  Gary Mortus would like to trade it in. Gov-Deals web site can be used.  William Rofkar will look into this further.  

William Rofkar stated he received cost estimates on the road surfacing for the composting area.  County Engineer estimated $13,747.45 for the area between the cemetery and the pole barn and would include the base and pavement.  They also did a separate estimate which is just under $31,000.00 for the existing road way to be widened and base fixed.  The culvert was not included.  William Rofkar stated it could be left as gravel between the cemetery and the composting and put in a short-cut.  This project would be for next year. 

Employee vacation:  William Rofkar stated the trustees received an opinion from Mark Mulligan stating the trustees are the ones establishing the compensation and the vacation parameters the trustees have the ability to change things.  William Rofkar’s opinion is the trustees should get guidelines that are closer to the state uses and raise our 120 hour cap to 200 hours for the employees that are here for 25 years or more and encourage our employees to use their vacation time.  Gary Mortus stated Mark Mulligan suggested the township work with him to make sure we get as good motion for a resolution to change
Whatever we do to protect the township and he would help us work on the verbiage.  The employees must remember this is a policy that must be followed.  The employees must follow the policy and if not followed they should reap the penalty.  Mark Mulligan will be contacted for assistance.  William Rofkar stated the use by date should be the employee’s anniversary date.  James Stewart would be allowed to take his vacation and not lose any time and he could bank those hours. 

Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn seconded by Robert Schroeder.  Gary Mortus, aye; Robert Schroeder, aye; William Rofkar, aye.  Adjourned 8:00 p.m.



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