Minutes: July 10th, 2007

The regular Business Meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was called to order by chairman Gary Mortus on July 10, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room with all present.  Also present were Larry Brown, Jack DeVore and Pat Cerny.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 26 meeting seconded by William Rofkar.  All voted aye.  William  Rofkar made a motion to accept and pay the bills in the amount of  $31,727.08.

5567 Cintas Corporation $137.96
5568 Columbia Gas of Ohio 266.82
5569 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 375.39
5570 Nextel Communications 331.71
5571 O.E. Meyer Company 111.00
5572 First Communications 36.90
5573 Verizon North 63.69
5574 Garner Sanitation Services 83.50
5575 Treasurer, State of Ohio 915.00
5576 Anthem Life Insurance 544.67
5577 Billís Implement Sales 209.45
5578 Beck Supplies 2,613.28
5579 Napa Auto Parts 74.47
5580 Ohio Edison Company 2,007.47
5581 F.S.I. Disposal 293.00
5582 Lakeland Auto and Marine 82.81
5583 Horton Emergency Vehicles 286.12
5584 OK Rental 464.48
5585 Asher Bros. Co. 6.21
5586 S & D Industrial Supply Company 276.85
5587 Lakecraft Corporation 242.00
5588 Spoerr Precast Concrete, Inc. 26.00
5589 Bassetts Market 139.62
5590 Vanguard Sentinel J.V.S.D. 725.00
5591 Port Clinton Hardware Inc. 3.58
5592 D.R. Ebel Police & Fire Equipment 118.75
5593 The Gordon Lumber Company 164.07

Communications included Ohio EPA regarding the compost facility and their observations; Ohio Edison Company General Service Installation Line Cost Agreement for customer review.  Grace Baptist Church requesting the use of the Community Hall for youth group meetings on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 beginning August 29 and ending May 28, 2008; Catawba Island Township Park Board requesting a more powerful bush hog; quote from Norwalk Landscaping for grinding summer yard waste; The Hylant Groupís copy of a letter sent to Rose Short, 4405 E. Balliette Drive in regard to her daughterís right foot fracture that was to have occurred at the cemetery when attending a funeral and indicating there is no liability on the Township.  Solid Words newsletter in regard to television recycling; Ballard Homeowners Association filing a complaint against a property owner, Charlotte Kunkel, 5279 East Charles Lane regarding noxious weeds and a vehicle.  Pat Cerny stated the car was driven to the Administration building and Bob Rogers also checked the vehicle and the yard and Pat also talked to the ownerís daughter and she said we should do whatever is necessary.  Mim Kaptainís letter in regard to the Catawba Island School and requesting the trustees should pursue the ownership of the school and the property; Ohio Department of Health information on Ohioís new smoking ban; Humane Society of Ottawa Countyís newsletter. 


Larry Brown thanked the Trustees for their purchase of soccer goals last year and is requesting another set for this year for the cost of $2200.00 for Heigel Park.  William Rofkar made a motion to approve the purchase of the soccer goals in the amount of $2200.00 seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye. 


William Rofkar stated he talked to Vicki Heigel in regard to the statue at the entrance of the cemetery.  She has arranged for the statue to be picked up and refurbished and she would take care of the expense.  The Trustees thank her for her generosity.  A quote was received from Norwalk Landscaping in the amount of $9825.00 for grinding.  William Rofkar made a motion to approve the grinding, seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.  The wooden overhead doors at the old fire station are rotting.  A quote was received from  JVS Garage Doors in the amount of $4772.00 for three overhead doors.  William Rofkar made a motion to contract with JVS for three overhead doors for the price of $4772.00 seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.


Robert Schroeder stated last year the Trustees asked William Fritz to monitor what is being brought up to the compost area and by whom.  He has seen commercial companys bringing in wood chips, etc.  Chips are not the real issue, it is the stumps, grass clippings, branches and so forth.   A decision has not been reached as to how the township is going to handle this matter. The Trustees would like William Fritz to continue monitoring.

Robert Schroeder stated we must start distributing the township maps. 


Gary Mortus received a call from Pat Atkins stating the plan is to have an auction on the contents they do not need at both schools in the fall.  There are only two ways to get rid of the school property is to a charter school or an auction and they will be looking into a fall auction. 


William Rofkar made a motion for adjournment seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.  8:17 p.m.

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