Minutes: September 14th, 2004
 

     Catawba Island Township Trustees held their regular business meeting on September 14, 2004 in the conference room with all present; also  Pat Cerny, James Stouffer, Steve May, Jonathon Heigel, Joe Graff, Ann  Rumpf, Gerri Emmengie, Paul Shaw and James Zeremba.

      Chairman Robert Schroeder opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to approve the minutes of the last meeting as submitted and to be posted.  All voted aye.  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to pay bills in the amount of $38,554.30.  All voted aye.
 

2378

Mark Hofacker

$100.00

2379

2010 Designs

565.00

2380

Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer

484.69

2381

Ohio Edison Co.

2108.34

2382

Columbia Gas of Ohio

186.87

2383

Verizon North

51.84

2384

First Communications

75.64

2385

AllTel

35.10

2386

Nextel Communications

466.30

2387

Port Clinton Hardware, Inc.

37.12

2388

Smith Automotive Inc.

142.46

2389

Lakeland Auto & Marine

417.19

2390

Gordon Lumber Co.

48.23

2391

O.E. Meyer Company

32.36

2392

Unique Paving Materials Corp.

2471.80

2393

Beck Suppliers, Inc.

1790.45

2394

Firelands Regional Medical Center

49.00

2395

Cintas Corporation

114.10

2396

Matco Tools

116.25

2397

Breathing Air Systems Division

424.90

2398

S.V.S. Corporation

176.25

2399

Ohio Public Employee Retirement System

1275.88

2400

Ohio Insurance Services Agency, Inc.

260.41

2401

F.S.I. Disposal

221.00

2402

Norwalk Landscaping Materials, Inc.

5368.00

2403

Interstate Sign Products, Inc.

117.00

2404

Dupps Printing & Supply

19.90

2405

News Herald

80.13

2422

Momar

121.72

2423

Transcore

45.50

2424

National Fire Protection Association

135.00

2425

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625.50


Correspondence included letter from Ohio Insurance Services Agency stating change for Life Insurance coverage from Colonial Life to Manhattan Life/Century United, Croghan Trust & Investment Services announcing newly formed Public Fund Solutions platform, Ohio Township Association regarding Bond Requirement for Township Clerks, Ottawa County Board of Elections regarding general Election, Tuesday, November 2, 2004, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield regarding new Agent of Record, Ohio Insurance Services Agency regarding Ohio Public Entity Consortium and Anthem Health Plan, Thank You from the principal of Catawba/Portage Schools for use of the Community Hall anc check for $3290.87 for second half of Public Utility Tax Reimbursement from Ottawa County Auditor.

      Ann Rompf asked if fence on Poplar Street was checked and Gary advised he talked to Jack Grummel about storage there to make sight clear coming off Poplar and fence meets Zoning regulations.

      Jim Stouffer stated he is here to update the PUD and will keep you and Zoning Inspector informed on progress of the project.  Golf project has gone well and appreciate the Township support over Labor Day weekend.  Will be contacting   In next few weeks will be contacting all the neighbors to encourage them to understand that the PUD is taking shape and starting to come together and provide details of progress.  Have group of local gentlemen who have residency on Catawba and are interested in working with us to

 bring  different popularity product to Catawba  and think it would be a great addition to the overall project.

Will give County and local officials the information to slowly digest it and make sure it meets the criteria.

      Steve May stated these person that will be working with us  on this concept will have to make sure they make inquiries on County level regarding sewer and water and Township level with zoning.

      Jonathon Heigel from Mon Ami expressed thanks to the Township support for the summer season and Labor Day weekend was very successful.

     Bob Schroeder stated did have one complaint about parki8ng in the media and at time the road was blocked.

      Paul Shaw from the Vineyards presented plan on the addition to the Veneyards which was previously approved but needed the plan to be signed which each Board member signed.

      Jim Zaremba stated he has been a resident  for last six years. Purchased a lot on Linda Drive to build a home  there and hoped to be in it by November and found the road in front of the lot is private.  Question is if the Township could pick up this portion of road in front of Lot 138 so that would not be discriminated against being this is the only portion that is not a Township road.   Searched it at the Court House and it is private but Linda Drive residents have access to it and asked what the next step would be ?

       Bill Rofkar asked if Krempa Subdivision owns  the road lot and Jim advised to best of his knowledge they do own it and Township has ownership of Linda Drive but stops right at his lot.  Bill stated Township canít just take over private property.

     Gary Mortus stated according  to the Ohio Revised Code Township has no ability to plow or maintain a private road and even though it is a small section being private there is nothing  Township can do.

      Jim asked if he could petition  to have that section in front of his property being he pays taxes and will be a resident there to be a part of the Township property.  Rest of the road was recently redone except the part in front of my lot so what is the next step?

      Gary stated should go and talk to the County Engineer.  There may be something we donít know about but he will ask you to bring it up to the standards before he will accept it as a dedicated road and then it will be turned over to the Township.

       Bill stated you may want it turned over to the Township but maybe Linda Drive residents will object to it.  Wouldnít object if brought up to standards for the Township to take it over.

       Pat Cerny stated she assumed the  garage belongs to the house on Bliss Drive but asked if it has been checked.  Gary stated should send a letter requesting them to clean up the property.  There are a lot of obnoxious weeds but have not received a written complaint yet.

      William Rofkar asked about the letter from Anthem on changing  agents?  Gary talked to Brett and he is checking into it but donít have any recollection of belonging to a separate group.  He understands if belonging to this group we are getting a special rate.

      Robert Schroeder stated where tree on Moores Dock Road  was taken down it is all washed out on the bottom and will talk to Bob Steinmiller about it.

      Clerk asked about the Wagner baby being moved onto the right lot but Board agreed to let it alone until someone questions it.  Met with Pat Muncy at the Community Hall and her daughters who have an antique show and would like to rent the hall the three Holiday week-ends next summer and asked if they could use the  empty lot for outside vendors.

      Gary stated there are Association meetings on holiday weekends and doesnít feel it should be rented for Commercial use.  Opposed to tying it up for Commercial use.

       Bill stated should not have a commercial deal as the hall was built for residentís use..  Donít feel it should be tied up for Commercial use on holidays.

        A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to adopt Resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budge Commission authorizing the necessary  tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor as follows: General Fund- $531,000.00 (2/0 inside millage) Police Fund- $87,800.00 (2.3 outside millage), Fire Fund; $87,300.00 (2.0 outside millage).

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

         Bob Schroeder acknowledged the death of Bill Williams and commended him with alll his knowledge on Zoning and serving on the Zoning Board.  Should send letter to Mary Lou Carroll thanking her for the art work she did on the stones in the Veteranís Circle.

        A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn.  All voted aye.

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