Minutes: July 13th, 2004

     Zoning public hearing was held prior to the regular meeting on July 13, 2004 in the conference room with all present; also Pat Cerny.  Chairman Robert Schroeder opened the Zoning hearing by reviewing Application 7720 to rezone two parcels on West Catawba Road from Agricultural District to RE District to allow the parcels to part of the Planned Unit Development of the Vineyards.  Ottawa Regional Planning Commission and Zoning Commission both recommended rezoning.

    A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to approve Application #7720 to rezone approximately 22 acres from “A” to “RE” District which conforms with the Land Use Plan filed by Janene Porter of the Vineyards.  The vote: Schroeder-aye, Rofkar-aye, Mortus-aye.

     William Rofkar made a motion to close the Zoning hearing; Gary Mortus second and all voted aye.

Present also for the regular meeting were James Stouffer, Jonathon Heigel, Bret Hagy, Kate Botti and Robert Snyder.

      Robert Schroeder opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as submitted and to be posted.  All voted aye.  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to pay the bills in the amount of $36,609.74.  All voted aye.

2196 City of Port Clinton Tax Department $ 38.65
2197 Treasurer, State of Ohio 110.00
2198 Stephanie Fox 100.00
2199 Treasurer, State of Ohio 411.00
2200 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 390.89
2201 Ohio Edison Co.   1893.18
2202 Columbia Gas of Ohio 237.53
2203 First Communications 69.54
2204 Verizon North 202.84
2205 AllTell 36.21
2206 Nextel Communications 454.14
2207 Port Clinton Hardware Inc. 21.53
2208 Ohler & Holzhauer 15.30
2209 Lakeland Auto & Marine 32.21
2210 Tonaco, Inc. 173.63
2211 Mastermind Systems, Inc.  1440.00
2212 Unique Paving Materials Corp. 1231.28
2213 Firelands Regional Medical Center   71.00
2214 Buck & Knobby Equipment Co., Inc. 20.00
2215 Gordon Lumber Co. 109.78
2216 Beck Suppliers, Inc. 2462.80
2217 Cintas Corporation 97.53
2218 O.E. Mayer Co. 5.40
2219 Bill’s Implement Sales Inc. 207.45
2220 Office Max 98.99
2221 Cros.Net, Inc. 189.00
2222 Tri Motor Sales Inc. 272.78
2223 Dorothy Fritz 307.63
2224 DeAngelo Brothers Inc. 2500.00
2225 Bauman 1201.61
2226 Buhrow’s Inc. 281.81
2243 Smith Automotive Inc. 57.87
2244 Disc Environmental Service Inc. 950.00
2245 Hylant Administrative Services Inc. 50.00
2246 Patricia Cerny 5.49
2247 Bassett’s Market 33.85
2248 Maumee Valley Rescue Concepts 594.60
2249 Postmaster 74.00

Correspondence included letter from Hylant Group including bond for Zoning Inspector,  Verizon thank you for advertising,  Prosecuting Attorney regarding roads including a copy of the new law, Ottawa Regional Planning Commission regarding North Pointe Subdivision,  Ohio Public Safety regarding regarding new Ohio law on commercial truck licenses, Frank Gates Service Company including Risk Management and Claims Management Services Guide, Yackee Electric Service including check for $100 in appreciation of police services and Certificate of District Board of Health stating $41,091.26 should be

in the budget for fiscal year 2005 as Township contribution.  Board agreed to return check to Lee Yackee.

       Jonathon Heigel asked about complaints on noise and stated they are trying to keep the music under control.

      Bob Schroeder stated have not heard any more from residents but stated there are three big shrubs on the first turn-around that should be cut down.  Township owns the road but Archie Stinson says they have the right to maintain it.

      Gary Mortus stated there was an agreement years ago that Mon Ami could maintain the landscaping and Jonathon said it would be taken care of.

      Jim Stouffer thanked the Township for the help with the fire works and Bill Rofkar thanked Jim for the dirt from CIC that was used at Heigel Park.

      Pat Cerny received letter from the Power Squadron thanking the Township for use of the Community Hall.  Stated Catawba Woods would like to donate some trees but Board thought it would be too costly to move them. Dick Highfield is have a house built in Lake-in-the-Woods and there is a discrepancy in the lot lines and the size of the house. Stated a house is being rented out in the Cliffs and one on Sand Road and a letter has been sent to both parties.

      Gary suggested he should come to a  meeting   If the residents don‘t comply send a violation notice to them and give them so many days to comply..

      Bob Snyder said on behalf of the residents of Marsh’s Edge complained about the number of garage sales at Tom Anslows.  Makes it difficult for them to get out on Northeast Catawba Road.  Is there any regulations on the number of times you have a garage sale?

     Gary Mortus stated there is nothing in Zoning about yard sales but can have police regulate traffic. Will have the Zoning Commission look into possibility of an amendment to regulations for yard sales.

      Bob Snyder stated another issue is the road project; have talked to Kelly Frye about where the road was cut and is not patched yet.  Bob Schroeder will check on it.

     Gary Mortus stated there is one vacancy on the Zoning Commission and need an alternate on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to appoint Craig Trick as an alternate on the Board of Zoning Appeals for a one year term.  All voted aye.

      Gary Mortus made a motion to appoint Robert Nehls to fill the unexpired term of Brian Nuhfer on the Zoning Commission which ends December 31, 2006.  William Rofkar second and all voted aye.

       William Rofkar stated the shelter house is finished and has invited Mark Anderson to attend a meeting of the Trustees to discuss the penalty and final payment.

       Clerk asked about the Cemetery if graves could be sold in the old part if there is no indication of anyone being burried there and was advised to have Dan probe to make sure no one is there.  As to the auction do I have to be here as I have reservations for the summer convention?   Was advised the auctioneer and clerk take care of everything.

      Robert Schroeder stated the Health Department assessment if too high for Townships being Port Clinton gets most of the benefits.  Wine Cellar Road water drains down to Archie Stinson’s property and thinks should have a catch basin and County will write us an easement so it can be done.  Board agreed it should be done.

      Gary stated should have some control on drainage and should talk to the County Engineer about it.

A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn to executive session to discuss a personnel matter.  All voted aye  Gary Mortus made a motion to reconvene to regular session; William Rofkar seconded the motion and all voted aye.

       Bret Hagy presented findings of  hospitalization insurance and explained each carrier.  Stated Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield is one of the best programs and policy would stay the same but with a different agent.  Discovered short term disability and dental insurance are a very high rate.

      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn.  All voted aye..


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