Minutes: July 27th, 2004

    Regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held July 27, 2004 in the conference room with Robert Schroeder and William Rofkar present;  also Pat Cerny,  Reggie Langford, James Stouffer and Jonathon Heigel.

    Chairman Robert Schroeder opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve the minutes as corrected  when Pat Cerny talked about rentals “short term” should be added .  Both voted aye.  William Rofkar made a motion to pay bills in the amount of $45,593.17.  Robert Schroeder seconded the motion and both voted aye.

2250 Gary Mortus $ 716.12
2251 Edna Wilkins 100.00
2252 Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield 10366.79
2253 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 604.46
2254 Ohler & Holzhauer 36.90
2255 Dorothy Fritz 219.35
2256 F.S.I. Disposal 163.00
2257 Verizon North 589.49
2258 United States Flag Service 237.00
2259 Wal-Mart 34.44
2260 Gill Building Supplies 15.37
2290 Peters Aluminum Co. 3000.00
2291 Gerken Materials Inc. 25.95
2292 News Herald 114.67
2293 FanMark, Inc. 12.00

Correspondence included  letter from Bayside Comfort including service agreement for 2005, United States Bankruptcy Court regarding Adelphia Communications Corporation Chapter 11 case hearing and Ohio Division of Liquor Control to transfer D1 permit from Catawba Cleveland Development Corp. Marina Store & Deck to Catawba Cleveland Development Corp. DBA Tennis Court Pavilion requested by Seven A. May of Catawba Cleveland Development Corporation.

       A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to renew the service agreement from 08-01-2004 to 08-01-2005 at cost of $510.00.  Both voted aye.

       Reggie Langford  stated he is spearheading  protection of  the trees on Catawba Island and will have a public meeting on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Hall  to formulate some news of the infestation of the gypsy moth.  There will be someone from the State, an individual from Toledo that has been following the ash boar along with the gypsy moth, hopefully someone from the Health Department, County Commissioners  and someone from the Extension Office and it will be well advertised.

Have a program to go around and chip up the tree limbs and some of them may have gypsy moths on them and then they go to the compost pile, compost is spread around  other resident’s trees and then by spring they hatch again. Suggests the wood chips that are done this year should be left for at least a year or two so when the gypsy moths hatch in the spring there will nothing to eat and they will die.  Am trying to set up at this meeting different blocks in the subdivisions to spray for gypsy moth and the cost is very minimal. 

      Bob Schroeder stated he talked to the County Prosecutor and Township could spray the whole Township.  Reggie stated property owners have the option to opt out and not have their trees sprayed  so technically and legally you have to have every property owned sign to have it done.

      Reggie stated any concerns could be answered at this meeting.  Explained  how the gypsy moth spreads thru mostly Oak and Maple trees.

     Jim Stouffer asked if there is any commentary from the Health Board?  Reggie stated he was up there today and explained what was happening.  

      Reggie presented a box showing the gypsy moth and cocoon showing how they develop.  Being a tourist area the moth is brought to this area on cars and other vehicles.  Would appreciate passing the word so there will ba a big attendance at this meeting.

       Jim Stouffer stated he will try and contact the different associations to have a representative at this meeting  to support this project.  Trying to commence a dialog working with the Port Clinton School District on future plans  School Board is still wrestling with what they are going to do with the older buildings  and it is his belief that are enough parents on Catawba Island that would hate to see us lose the elementary school.  Would like to see the residents and Township to explore the options of  keeping the elementary school.  This is just to let you know we are working on this and then will present it to the Trustees.  Blessed  with the support of the Township to make it successful.

        Bill Rofkar stated in the past years speaking on behalf of the Board  and thru all the conversations we have had we have always supported keeping the school on Catawba  and are open to any suggestions to help keeping the school.

        Jonathon Heigel thanked the Township for the work on the trees and the catch basin that was put in.  Bob Schroeder stated there is still some work to be done there.

        Bill Rofkar stated it is the middle of the summer and haven’t hear any more complaints on the noise. Jim stated it proves the work that has been done has proved to be successful.

        Pat Cerny received complaints on house rentals and had complaint at 3248 Valley in Forest Park about mowing but it is going up for Sheriff’s sale.

        A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder  to approve transfer of D1 permit without a hearing as requested by Catawba Cleveland Development Corporation from the Department of Liquor Control.  The vote:  R. Schroeder-aye and W. Rofkar-aye.

       Robert Schroeder stated new house on corner of  Balliette wants to hook downspout to tie into Catawba drainage but was tabled. At last meeting the assessment of the Health Department was read and felt it is too high and when talking to John Papcun he said not to pay any attention to it that  the assessment came from the Health Department and the Commissioners set the rate.

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

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