Minutes: August 12th, 2008

BUSINESS MEETING – AUGUST 12, 2008 – 7:30 P.M.

            The regular business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Trustees was called to order by chairman William Rofkar at 7:30 p.m. on August 12, 2008 in the conference room beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance.  In attendance:  William Rofkar, Robert Schroeder, Gary Mortus, Pat Cerny, Matt Montowski, Steve May, Bob Snyder and Brian Snyder. 

            Minutes of the July 22, 2008 meeting were approved as submitted.  Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the minutes seconded by Robert Schroeder.  Motion carried unanimously.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $36,348.65 seconded by Gary Mortus.  Robert Schroeder, aye; Gary Mortus, aye; William Rofkar, aye. 

            Correspondence received:  Timer Warner Cable; pricing changes for services charges.  Carter Lumber Company thanking the township for opening an
account with them.  Ottawa County Sheriff’s June report.  Larry Fletcher, Ottawa County Visitor’s Bureau, in regard to adding your own lodging tax. 

            Steve May discussed moving the Pro-Shop sometime next year. 

            Gary Mortus stated motion switches for the lights and fans should be installed in the Heigel Park restroom.  An electrician will be contacted.  Gary Mortus also stated he would like to have a United Way representative speak to the employees in regard to contributing to the United Way. 


            Bob Snyder asked about the tree branches that are hanging in the road and need trimming.  William Rofkar stated the township has a new mower that could handle this or if a tree service is needed.  Bob Snyder also questioned what the plan is for Muggy Road.  Gary Mortus stated they have talked with the County Engineer  and easements would have to be acquired.  Gary Mortus stated it should take a year to acquire easements.  The no outlet signs are not needed anymore and they would like to have them removed.  William Rofkar stated he will check with the County Engineer.  Bob Snyder also asked if the Trustees are working with the state regarding Rt. 53 and West Catawba Road intersection.  He stated how dangerous the turning is and the Trustees are aware and Gary Mortus stated the state has never included the Trustees in on any discussion.  Gary Mortus will contact the ODOT director and set up a meeting. 

            Robert Schroeder stated there is no deer crossing signage on Rt. 53 and the pavement is also getting bad and the state is not cleaning the road or mowing it. 

            Pat Cerny stated $370,852.65 was received for the second half real estate settlement. 

            William Rofkar stated the school will be going up for auction in September.  Gary Mortus stated he would like to acquire property for around the community hall for extra parking and a buffer.  Steve May stated they have an interest in the property and would bring it into their PUD if they acquire it and during this process the land the township would like could be carved out at that time.  William Rofkar made a motion to go into executive session concerning a property purchase seconded by Gary Mortus.  All voted aye.

            Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn from executive session seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.  Robert Schroeder made a motion to adjourn the business meeting seconded by Gary Mortus.  All voted aye.



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