Minutes: October 28th, 2008


The regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Trustees was called to order by chairman William Rofkar at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance.  In attendance:  William Rofkar, Robert Schroeder, Gary Mortus, Pat Cerny, Matt Montowski, Jack DeVore, and James Stouffer.  Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting seconded by Robert Schroeder.  Motion carried unanimously.  Gary Mortus made a motion to approve and pay the bills in the amount of $55,602.38 seconded by Robert Schroeder.  All voted aye.

Correspondence included a thank you card from the Stan McCumber family; Nancy Silva, Ottawa County Humane Society, requesting a monthly donation; invitation to State Wide Ford Annual Open House Event; First Communications rate increases; Division of Liquor Control check for $3,385.90 from distribution of licenses; Ottawa County Visitors Bureau update, third quarter 2008; Ottawa County Board of Elections  standards for polling locations; Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, Carol Benner, in regard to Storm Water. 

Gary Mortus stated the Trustees will meet with District 2 of ODOT on November 6, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room.  Gary Mortus received a call from the Township’s Nextel provider to upgrade the cell phones for ninety-nine cents apiece, a one time deal. 

Pat Cerny stated the Community Hall will be open to walkers after the November election. (November 10th)  Pat Cerny read the edited Cemetery Rules and asked the Trustees to adopt them if they are satisfied.  Adopted by the Catawba Island Township Trustees, October 28, 2008.  Pat Cerny also read a letter from Steven May, Treasurer of the Catawba Island Club with enclosed details of the “fence project” along North West Catawba Road that began last winter and that they plan to continue this fall.  Pat Cerny also presented to the Trustees their copy of William Vandergiessen’s request for a Planned Unit Development.  The Trustees will hear the request on November 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.  in the conference room.  William Rofkar stated he does not have a problem with the fence. 

Robert Schroeder made a motion to approve the CIC  fence project as a minor amendment to the existing PUD seconded by Gary Mortus.  Motion carried unanimously. 

William Rofkar stated in regard to the Don Rodwancy’s drainage tile.  The County has a system in place where you can obtain a permit from the County for any type of drainage and the County will advise them on how it is to be constructed.  A catch basin will tie them in.  This has been resolved.

William Rofkar stated Kriemes has been approved to do asphalt road repair on certain roads and William Rofkar has found three other areas that need repair.  Carolina Street,  Norma Drive and Sand Road at a price of less than $1500.00.  Gary Mortus made a  motion to approve $1500.00 for minor road repairs seconded by Robert Schroeder.   Motion carried unanimously. 

William Rofkar stated the storage for the Gator will be in the salt shed addition in the area of the divider.  This will allow for easy access.   

Robert Schroeder made a motion to adjourn seconded by Gary Mortus.  All voted aye.
8:48 p.m.



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