Minutes: June 10th, 2003


   Regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was  held June 10, 2003 in the conference room with William Rofkar and Robert Schroeder present; also Pat Cerny, Karl Busby, Douglas Falls and Becky Swisher.


     Vice-Chairman William Rofkar opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as submitted and to be posted. Both voted aye.  A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to pay bills in the amount of $26,217.16.  Both voted aye.

39091 Frank Gates Service Co. $2535.00
39092 Ohio Insurance Services Agency, Inc. 86.95
39093 Ohio Edison Co. 1674.54
39094 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 321.86
39095 Verizon North 50.03
39096 First Communications 62.52
39097 Gerken Materials Inc. 216.20
39098 Gordon Lumber Co. 186.40
39099 Dinkmar, Inc. 980.00
39100 Gem Beach Marina Inc. 6.25
39101 Smith Automotive, Inc. 57.15
39102 Cintas Corporation 83.60
39103 Ray’s Electronics 80.45
39104 United States Flag Service 195.00
39105 Bill’s Implement Sales Inc. 280.15
39106 Spoerr Precast Concrete, Inc. 321.00
39107 Ottawa Regional Planning Commission 1578.50
39108 FanMark, Inc. 84.00
39109 Parrish-McIntyre Tire Co. 243.20
39110 Tri Motor Sales Inc. 27.59
39111 Bassett’s Supercenter 28.99
39112 Lakeland Auto & Marine 401.34
39113 Beck Suppliers, Inc. 1669.29
39130 AllTell 165.33
39131 Columbia Gas of Ohio 206.59
39132 News Herald 111.21
39133 Robert B. Rogers 91.99
39134 Fire-Safety Services, Inc. 505.45

Correspondence included letter from Ohio Edison Company regarding billing change,  Frank Gates Service Company regarding re-enrollment in the Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for 2004, Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding Fiscal Year 2004 Assessment, John Carroll regarding previous letter,  Pete Wennes regarding removal of junk vehicles, Board of Elections announcing special election on Tuesday, August 5, 2003, invitation to ribbon cutting ceremony for Regional Welcome Center on Friday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. and revision of the 2003 County Road Program at cost of $90,525.58.


    Karl Busby asked about getting the speed limit lowered to 25 mph on Twin Beach Road?  Bill Rofkar stated it is a Township road but it would have to be submitted to Ottawa County Engineer who will do a study based on State standards of cars speeding, accidents etc.. Submit in writing  the request to lower the speed limit to this Board and then  procedure can be followed.  Will have police check it out more carefully.


     Becky Swisher of Hylant Insurance Group presented proposal for renewing liability and property damage insurance effective June 15, 2003 to June 15, 2004 and explained the changes.  Cost will be $46,990.00 which was approved.


     Doug Falls stated he is a neighbor of Pete Wennes and asked about status on his junk vehicle?  Bob Schroeder stated it will go to Common Pleas Court if the car is not removed.  


      Bill Rofkar stated in his letter he asked some questions about removal but that is his problem and not ours.

Mr. Falls stated anything he has done has not blocked his access.  He has put historical plates on it now but the cougar is not even on his property but on the road right-of-way.  It is just an eye soar and am interested in following up on what can be done.


      Bill stated it is spelled out in the Ohio Revised Code as to what this Board can do and where a historical vehicle has to be stored.  Will have Pat write him a letter in response to his letter stating intent of following thru with this and he needs to correct the problem so if it ends up in Court he can say he never received a response to his letter and we don’t need that.


      Pat Cerny stated  she received  a call complaining of long grass and weeds at 4719 Weyhe Road  Bill stated it has to be in writing before anything can be done.  Pat stated sign on Sand Road is advertising weekly rentals which is not permissible and will write them a letter.


      Robert Schroeder made a motion to appoint Paul Patterson as a regular member of the Zoning Commission to finish the term of John Rogers which expires December 31, 2004. William Rofkar seconded and both voted aye.


      Bob stated road to the brush pile should be oiled and Bill stated Gary was to take care of it.  Discussed property to be made into a prairie nature preserve and also the Park Board.   Will talk to Meredith Beck about getting the Park Board involved in the project.  A recycling container  with doors on each end will cost $3950.00 plus $300.00 freight which was approved.  Will talk to Lori as to procedure.  Residents on Muggy Road request 35 mph sign and “We Love Our Children” sign and Children sign was approved


      Clerk read list of office equipment in storage room and asked what can be done with them?  Board thought should have an auction if police have enough stored to make it worthwhile.  Keys to Community Hall was discussed and advised a letter should be sent to Bob Christiansen requesting return of his key and payment of Parcels Post rental.


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


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