Minutes: July 26th, 2005

   The Catawba Island Township Trustees held their regular meeting on July 26, 2005 in the conference room with all present; also Pat Cerny, Meredith Beck, Ann Rumpf, Mike Prosser, Jim Davenport, Slate Kessler, John Smothers, Mike Drusbacky, Bob Rogers and James Stouffer.

    Chairman William Rofkar opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made by Gary Mortus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as submitted. Robert Schroeder seconded the motion and all voted aye. Robert Schroeder made a motion to pay bills in the amount of $40,269.58. Gary Mortus seconded. All voted aye.

3380 Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield $13124.29
3381 A. T. Emmett, LLC 77.00
3382 Coppeler Heating & Electric 69.75
3383 Wal-Mart Community 46.69
3384 Verizon 547.98
3385 The Dexter Company 105.20
3386 S & D Industrial Supply Company 34.40
3387 Signs and Blanks, LTD 328.38
3388 Gibbs Equipment Co. 34.14
3389 Lakecraft Corporation 2440.00
3390 Staples Credit Plan 272.88
3391 Don’s Body Shop 79.88
3392 JVS Garage Door Co. 95.00
3411 Momar, Incorporated 121.28
3412 The UPS Store 6.97
3413 Linke’s Wheel Alignment Inc. 75.00
3414 United States Flag Service 131.00
3415 Dupps Printing & Supply 29.85
3416 Christiansen’s Maint. & Mgmt. Co. 1350.00
3417 Signs and Blanks, LTD 98.20

Correspondence included Division of Liquor Control regarding Mon Ami permits, Verizon, County Sanitary Engineer regarding Sand Road Water project and a check for renewal of liquor licenses.

     Mike Prosser presented the Trustees with the corrections to the Falling Waters Plat and an addendum to the original plat. The Board will sign the plat after everyone else in the County signs.

     Mike Drusbacky presented the National Incident Management System Independent Study Course which is to expand the incident command structure that fire, EMS, police, etc. deal with on a daily basis.  Everyone has to take a twenty-five question test and become NIMS compliant.  If you are not NIMS compliant, any homeland security assistance that the County or Townships have been receiving can be withheld. This also includes any federal assistance.  This test must be taken on line. Mike asked if the Township would pass a resolution adopting NIMS as a way to do business on Catawba Island. A disc of a sample resolution and a copy of Allen Township’s resolution was given to the Clerk.

     John Smothers asked about being sworn in as a member of the Park Board?  Robert Schroeder stated he does not have to be sworn in.

    Slate Kessler asked about the new school on Catawba Island?  Gary Mortus stated there are two suitable sites on Catawba.  Bob Schroeder stated the architect is environ-

Mentally friendly and John Blakeman knows of him.  Mr. Blakeman said there is no reason why the prairie cannot be built around the school.

     Jim Stouffer stated there have been no issues and everyone has been understanding and things are starting to take shape.  Seeding and hydro mulching will begin soon.

     Zoning Inspector Pat Cerny stated the Zoning Commission will hear a request on

July 27, 2005 from Donna Mercurio requesting her parcel on 1742 NW Catawba Road be rezoned from the A District to the R-1 District to split the lot.

     Robert Schroeder made a motion to appoint John Smothers to a three year term, Meredith Beck to a two year term and John Coppeler a one year term on the Park Board. Gary Mortus seconded and the vote: W. Rofkar-aye, G. Mortus-aye, R. Schroeder-aye.

In May the one year term expires but he can be reappointed   Bob stated the meeting with the Park Board was successful. Gary Mortus explained about the survey to put the levy on the ballot to support green space.

     Bob Schroeder stated he talked to some people by the State Park and they are upset at how badly the area is being taken care of.  Gary Mortus suggested getting in touch with Chris Redfern.  Bob also stated at the last Regional Planning Commission meeting he made a motion to have the Commission vote to have a letter sent to Chris Redfern at our dismay at his attitude in regard to House Bill 18. Chris received the letter and thought it was pithy.  Mr. Redfern wants to get the Township Association and the Homebuilder‘s Association together to negotiate something that both can live with.  Bob Schroeder does not think the Township Association should be negotiating with the Homebuilder‘s Association. 

     Gary Mortus stated he does not have a problem with the hydrants on Sand Road as they are the original hydrants that did not get replaced with the original water project. He does not want to set a precedence so that if a developer comes in and says you are going to put his hydrants in, the Township has never done that. Gary does not see that it is appropriate to pay for these five hydrants.  The only way Gary can justify this is that these five hydrants were not in the original project.  Bob Schroeder has a problem with the paving.  Bill Rofkar stated he wants the road put back the way it was.  Bob stated now they want us to pay for a new road and Bill stated the County thinks it will look better with new blacktop.  Gary stated he is comfortable with the trench being put back as it was and the road as it was. He does not think our residents need to be assessed for $142,000 worth of work when that section of road was just put in two years ago.

      Gary Mortus received a quote from Kreimas Paving for the sealing and striping of the parking lot at the Administration Building for $1585.00 and $2846.00 for the area between the Maintenance Building and Fire Station with no striping.

     A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to award  a contract to Kreimas Company to reseal and stripe the parking area at both ends of the building for $1585.00.  All voted aye.

     William Rofkar stated he is almost finished with getting the police cars on the auction on Internet.  The cars will be on the website within the next five days.  Bill stated he got a price for road repairs on Muggy Road from Erie Blacktop for $9623.95.  There were three bad areas.  This past week he has found two more bad areas and suggests adjusting the bid and having it all repaired.

      A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to award the contract to Erie Blacktop for road repairs on Muggy Road not to exceed $14,000.00.  Robert Schroeder stated we should not spend too much money on this because of all the truck traffic on Muggy Road.  Bill stated this will take care of some sections where the blacktop is gone and we need to repair this before we start plowing snow. Bob also stated we should think about getting more right-of-way.  All voted aye.

     Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn and Robert Schroeder seconded the motion. All voted aye.


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