|Minutes: August 26th, 2008|
CATAWBA ISLAND TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES
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 26, 2008 in the conference room beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance. In attendance were William Rofkar, Robert Schroeder, Gary Mortus, Pat Cerny, Jack DeVore, Bill & Bree Brown, Matt Montowski, John Smothers, James Stouffer, Bill Fritz, Marv Grover, Bob Danklefsen and Mr. Edward Enderle.
Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the last meetings minutes as received seconded by Robert Schroeder. Gary Mortus, aye; Robert Schroeder, aye; William Rofkar, aye. Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $42,476.91 seconded by Gary Mortus. Robert Schroeder, aye; Gary Mortus, aye; William Rofkar, aye.
Correspondence included Ottawa County Engineer’s Office contract for the striping program awarded to DuraMark without a start date at this point. Included in a cost estimate for the work in the township, $4,729.24. Newsletter from Marcy Kaptur and Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District. Hylant Group with a credit check for $75.00.
John Smothers stated he has been mowing Cedar Preserve. It is difficult to mow the
Bill Brown stated he has a porta-wash he is proposing to put at the launch ramp.
Ed Enderle, candidate for State Representative in the 80th District gave a presentation.
Bill Fritz would like to purchase two mowers for $6500.00. William Rofkar would like to discuss this with Dan Barlow first.
James Stouffer thanked the Fire Department and Township with help with their fire works. Jim Stouffer stated to check rules in regard to the water from the mentioned car-wash that would go into the sewer system as per the Great Lakes Pact. James Stouffer will also discuss this with the Browns.
Gary Mortus stated Barnes did a great job on the grinding. Starting on Saturdays after Labor Day, mulch loading will begin from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Robert Schroeder stated “brush pick-up” should be defined. William Rofkar stated the maintenance department should know the guidelines. The trees have been large and it appears lots are being cleaned and it is not manageable.
Pat Cerny stated she advertised for office help and received an application from Karen Shaw. She can work from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting September 2, 2008.
William Rofkar made a motion to participate in the County Road Striping Program not to exceed $5000.00 for this year seconded by Robert Schroeder. All voted aye.
William Rofkar stated the maintenance department did an outstanding job refurbishing the restroom at the launch ramp.
Gary Mortus stated a zoning fee should be set for the Floating Home application. It will be looked into next meeting.
Gary Mortus made a motion for adjournment seconded by Robert Schroeder. All voted aye. 8:30 p.m.