Minutes: October 12th, 2004

    Zoning public hearing was held prior to the business meeting of the Catawba Island Township Trustees on October 12, 2004 in the conference room with all present;  also Pat Cerny,  Paul and Claudia Jaskulski.   
     Chairman Robert Schroeder opened the hearing by reviewing Application 7787 to rezone the property at 1838 Northwest Catawba Road owned by Homer Lengacher from Agricultural to R-1 filed by Paul and Claudia Jaskulski on approval of Ronal Mainous, Power of Attorney for Mr. Lengacher.  Ottawa Regional Planning Commission and Zoning Commission both recommended the rezoning request.
     Mr. Jaskulski stated they would like to split the lot and build another home on the empty parcel. This lot would be fifteen feet short in width so would need a variance.
      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to approve Application 7787 to rezone the property at 1838 Northwest Catawba Road from “A” to R-1 as requested by Paul and Claudia Jaskulski.
     William Rofkar stated has problem with splitting the lot and not being the right size but that would have to go to the Board of Appeals. Not against the rezoning of the whole parcel.
     The vote: Robert Schroeder-aye, William Rofkar-aye, Gary Mortus-aye.
     A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Gary Mortus to close the Zoning hearingj. All voted aye.
     Others present for the business meeting were James Stouffer, Steve May, Tom Bohlander, Scott McClintock Reggie Langford and Gerri Ennomosor.
       Robert Schroeder opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  A motion was made by William Rofkar to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as submitted and to be posted.  Gary Mortus second and all voted aye.  A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to pay the bills in the amount of $32,354.40.  All voted aye.


Treasurer, State of Ohio $              660.00
2465 Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer 425.19
2466 Ohio Edison Co. 2089.06
2467 Columbia Gas of Ohio 161.09
2468 Verizon North 52.08
2469 AllTell 35.10
2470 First Communications 70.36
2471 Nextel Communications 537.66
2472 Port Clinton Hardware Inc. 94.78
2473 Bill’s Implement Sales Inc. 425.45
2474 Gibb’s Equipment Co. 1376.33
2475 Cintas Corporation 91.28
2476 Beck Suppliers, Inc. 2210.39
2477 Spoerr Precast Concrete, Inc. 584.00
2478 Lakeland Auto & Marine 1.46
2479 Tadsen Diversified Insurance Agency 4766.00
2496 Janet Barth 25.00
2497 Smith Automotive Inc. 267.66
2498 The SanBay Company 154.20
2499 Transmissions Unlimited Inc. 4339.89
2500 Bassett’s Market 44.41
2501 Tri Motor Sales Inc. 810.10
2502 Newspaper Network of Central Ohio 48.71
2503 Gall’s Incorporated 102.86
2504 O. E. Meyer Co. 105.00

Correspondence included letter  and budget form from the Ottawa County Commissioners regarding Ohio’s Local Government Funds, Ohio Township Association Master Lease Program, Ottawa County District Board of Health regarding Health District Proration including certificate of amount to be budgeted for fiscal year 2005, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System regarding Health Care Preservation Plan and future rate increases, Bay Township invitation to Ottawa County Township Association meeting Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. Port Clinton Power Squadron including signed agreement for Community Hall rental free of charge on June 17 and June 18, 2005

Ohio Department of Commerce  regarding cemetery registration and Ohio Edison Company regarding the Efficiency Safety Incentive Program.

     Reggie Langford stated a representative from the Department of Agriculture have been all over Catawba Island and have found many trees with gypsy moth.  Presented sketch showing gypsy moth and presented map showing the area (1298 acres) on the west side of Catawba Island showing gypsy moth. Presented another map showing approximately 2600 acres of open property which he feels should not be sprayed.  Under State contract cost would be $22.48 per acre with total approximately $58,000.00 and gave the Board a State contract to be signed.  Will try and break it down to the least expense.

      Jim Stouffer introduced  Tom Bohlander who is doing the next phase of the PUD and Scott McClintock an engineer acquired by Mr. Bohlander.   Bring you up to date on the progress of the PUD.

      Mr. Bohlander presented sketches of the Fairway Villas that will part of the CIC PUD.  Eleven or twelve years age developed residences at LeMarin.  Has EPMARK franchise for these residential homes at an affordable price of $179,000.00 to $249,000.00.  Units are all one story and two car garage ranging from 1400 to 2400 square feet.

      Scott McClintock stated has been involved with Epcon for about fourteen years so have very good experience with Epmark.  Presented site plan of the original Planned Unit Development and explained the modifications.

      A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to approve Phase 5 depending on the approval of the Ottawa County Engineer of the under pass for golf carts.  All voted aye.

        A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to approve Phase 6-A which includes forty-eight (48) units and the club house contingent on approval of the fire hydrants by the Fire Department.  The vote: R. Schroeder-aye,  W. Rofkar-aye,  G. Mortus-aye.

      Steve May stated garages are going to be built behind Units 7 & 8 and explained where that would be on the plan presented to the Board.

       A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by William Rofkar to approve the building of twelve (12) garages on Marine View Drive.  All voted aye.

      Trick ‘n Treat will be Sunday, October 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with party following at the Community Hall given by the Fire Department.

       Community Hall will be open for walking starting Monday, November 8th from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn; William Rofkar second and all voted aye.

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