Minutes: September 13th, 2005

      Regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held in the conference room on September 13, 2005 with all present; also Pat Cerny, Meredith Beck, John Smothers, Ross & Catherine Pfeiffer, James Stouffer, Reggie Langford, Ginny Simonis, Al Layton and Lee Walker,.

     Chairman William Rofkar opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve the minutes of the August 23rd meeting and the special meeting on September 2nd as submitted.  All voted aye.  A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to pay the bills in the amount of $42,319.49.  All voted aye.

3512 Senecia Phillips $100.00
3513 Minolta-Div KMBS USA 19.00
3514 Ship & Shore 400.00
3515 Bayside Comfort, Inc. 46.20
3516 Anthem Life Insurance Co. 612.94
3517 Ohio Insurance Services Agency, Inc. 260.41
3518 Port Clinton Hardware, Inc. 13.48
3519 Fellhauer Mechanical Systems 343.69
3520 Bassett’s Market 18.71
3521 Dennis Construction & Sanitation Inc. 84.70
3522 F.S.I. Disposal 293.00
3523 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 438.49
3524 Ohio Edison Co. 2776.20
3525 First Communications 33.53
3545 Verizon North 204.95
3547 Nextel Communications 438.88
3548 Columbia Gas of Ohio 143.53
3549 Bill’s Implement Sales Inc. 33.82
3550 Lafarge North America Inc. 339.37
3551 The Dexter Company 657.50
3552 Smith Automotive Inc. 145.30
3553 Beck Suppliers Inc. 3142.98
3554 Disc Environmental Service, Inc. 975.00
3555 Cintas Corporation 108.85
3556 Newspaper Network of Central Ohio 41.52
3557 Ottawa Regional Planning Commission 10.00
3558 Cardiac Science Inc. 221.25
3559 Tri Motor Sales Inc. 394.81
3560 Breathing Air Systems Division 874.80
3561 Spoerr Precast Concrete Inc. 48.20
3562 Gordon Lumber Co. 151.36
3563 Catawba Island Club 1217.74
3564 GovDeals 253.28
3565 FanMark, Inc. 171.50
3566 S & D Industrial Supply Co. 283.75
3567 MC Products A Div. Of E.S.H. Inc. 184.17
3568 Advance Auto Parts 4.54
3569 Lakeland Auto & Marine 692.95

Correspondence included letter from Gem Beach Marina requesting Basin Street be closed September 17,18,24,25 for the boat show, Taxpayer regarding a vehicle on Foxhaven Drive, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency reporting on Township compost facility, Ottawa County Budget Commission on distribution of Local Government and Local Government Revenue Assistance monies for 2006 and Resolution accepting the mileage rates and money for 2006, Hylant Group including check for refund of deleting the 1997 Ford Crown Victoria and management letter and audit from Betty Montgomery, Auditor of State.

     Jennifer Simonis stated she lives on Roger Drive and asked when it was voted on to allow a soccer league’s use on Heigel Park and what about softball?  Bill Rofkar stated it was never actually voted on but Port Clinton called and asked if they could use Heigel Park being there are Catawba children in the league and we said sure; they have not asked anything about soft ball.  Jennifer stated she has never seen organized sports in a residential area and in a league there many players involved and adults to watch. Bill asked if they went on her property and she said no.  Bob Schroeder suggested moving the field further to the East next year.  Bill stated there is concern if they would be on your property and if there are any further issues let us know.

     Reggie Langford stated the gypsy moth spraying was a great success and now there is a spray to be used in spring and fall for the ash boer. Would be willing to investigate more on this and Board was in favor of his doing this.

     Jim Stouffer stated Steve May presented a landscaping plan to Pat for Barnum Road and Pat showed plans to the Board. Asked if there were any concerns and will be back to get approval on signs and intersection. Bill asked about the tunnel and Jim stated there are three companies involved with doing the plans and when they are all approved it will probably done in January 2006.

    Catherine Pfeiffer asked about the Vollmer property?  Gary stated we have to talk to Mark about the deed restrictions and by signing this contract it shows we received grant.

     A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to initiate the contract to receive the $771 thousand grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission to purchase the Vollmer property.and Robert Schroeder will be the signor.

The vote: William Rofkar-no, Gary Mortus-aye, Robert Schroeder-aye.

     Meredith Beck asked if there is any plan for publicity about this grant and Gary stated the State will probably do that.

      Catherine Pfeiffer asked if there will be any more meetings on this and Gary advised the Board will be meeting with the Prosecuting Attorney soon to discuss the deed restrictions and then there may be a special meeting.

     Pat Cerny stated she has the final Land Use Plan and Walter needs to know if there should be any changes or any comments by September 21st. Talked to the map company and they suggested having up to date pictures taken. Talked to the owner of the vehicle on Fox Haven Drive but it is not moved yet and was advised to site them.

   Bill Rofkar stated there were a lot of meetings and time spent on the revised Land Use Plan.

    Robert Schroeder stated Fire Department is losing two members, Chuck Joseph is moving to Texas and Scott Gresser is moving to Florida.  Stated Scott has spent a lot of time working at the station and was also Secretary for many years and would like to give him the $200.00 gas allowance.

     A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to give Scott Gresser the $200.00 gas allowance for 2005 before he moves.  All voted aye.

      Bob presented an application from Debra Christiansen as a new member and explained since Randy Riedmaier resigned John Gangway will be Assistant Chief.  New turn-out gear is needed for three new members which was approved.

    A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to accept Debra Christiansen as a member of the Fire Department.  All voted aye.

     Gary Mortus stated the city of Port Clinton is interested in the purchase of dump truck after new one is received.

     A motion was made by Gary Mortus to send $1000.00 as requested by the Ottawa County Transportation Agency for the Fish shuttle.  Lack of second motion died.  Bill Rofkar explainted the difference between OCTA services and Fish shuttle.

    William Rofkar stated there should be no problem with Gem Boat Marina closing Basin Street for the boat show and Board approved.

       A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to adopt Resolution accepting the amount and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor.

   The vote: William Rofkar-aye, Gary Mortus-aye,  Robert Schroeder-aye.

       A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to adjourn at 8:40 p.m..  All voted aye.


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