|Minutes: December 27th, 2005|
The last meeting of 2005 of the Catawba Island Township Trustees was held December 27 in the conference room with all present; also Pat Cerny, Jack DeVore, James Stouffer, Steve May and Jenine Porter.
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 previous meeting as submitted and to be posted. All voted aye. A
motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to pay the
bills in the amount of $40,559.89. All voted aye.
Correspondence included letter from Adelphia information on upcoming changes including addition of channels and price increases, Hartung Title Agency including deed, declaration of restrictions, affidavit and owner’s policy and United States Bankruptcy Court in regard to Adelphia Chapter 11 case.
Jim Stouffer stated two weeks ago we submitted the plan showing the changes made in the PUD lowering the density and hope the Board took the time to review the changes made and will consider signing the plans for final phase of Harbor’s Edge PUD.
A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to approve the minor modifications made on the third and final phase of Harbor’s Edge as submitted on December 12, 2005 which reduces the density. The vote: William Rofkar-aye, Gary Mortus-aye, Robert Schroeder-aye.
Jim Stouffer stated he is working with the County Engineer on the under pass and David Brunkhorst will contact you about being on the agenda for the first meeting in January to discuss construction of the under pass. Hope to start in late January or early February depending on the County and Township approval.
Jenine Porter, representing John Kronberg of Mon Ami, stated they are working on the road project where people drop off passengers and hope to get a proposal to you by the next meeting. She had previously dropped off a drawing showing what is proposed but will need County Engineer’s proposal. Bill Rofkar stated will have to set up a meeting with the County Engineer to meet with the Board at the site.
Robert Schroeder stated the Fire Department had 260 fire and EMS total runs in the year 2005.
Clerk mentioned at last meeting about paying employees thru the end of the year and stated will make out a check thru the end of the year and give it to them along with another check for the first week in January.
William Rofkar stated he talked to Dan about the hose truck and he will be at the next meeting.
A motion was made by Gary Mortus and seconded by Robert Schroeder to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.. All voted aye.
William Rofkar called the reorganizational meeting to order and turned the meeting over to the clerk who asked for nomination for a Chairman for 2006. Robert Schroeder made a motion for chairs to move up making Gary Mortus Chairman and Robert Schroeder Vice-Chairman. William Rofkar seconded the motion and motion carried. Gary Mortus asked about duties and it was agreed to have same as 2005.
Gary Mortus – Zoning
Robert Schroeder – Police and Fire Departments
William Rofkar – Maintenance and Buildings
Meetings will be the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.. Community Hall rates will be same as 2005 – Rental $200.00 plus $100.00 deposit returnable and Front Room will be $25.00.
Cemetery rates will be same as 2005- $225.00 per grave for resident and $400.00 for non resident, Open and close grave-$175.00 and foundations-$60.00. Jack DeVore asked about resident rate if they own property in the Township and pay taxes on it why they are not considered a resident being he bought his when he did not live here and had to pay the non-resident rate. Following discussion the Board agreed if a person owns property in the Township and pays taxes on it should be considered a resident.
Zoning fees remain same and Jenine Porter’s term on Board of Zoning Appeals expires December 31, 2005.
A motion was made by Robert Schroeder and seconded by Gary Mortus to appoint Craig Trick for a five year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Bill Rofkar stated if Jenine Porter would like to stay on the Board she should be given the opportunity.
The vote: Gary Mortus-aye, Robert Schroeder-aye, William Rofkar-no
Robert Schroeder will be representative to Ottawa Regional Planning Commission with Gary Mortus as alternate.
William Rofkar proposed a 5% increase in wages for Police and Maintenance full and part time employees..
A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to increase wages of Police, full and part time, 5% effective January 1, 2006. All voted aye.
William Rofkar made a motion to increase wages of maintenance employees and William Fritz 5% and add fifty cents per hour to wages of Kevin Johnson and David Behrens and casual labor to be $11.00 per hour, all effective January 1, 2006. Robert Schroeder seconded the motion and all voted aye.
A motion was made by William Rofkar and seconded by Robert Schroeder to increase Zoning Inspector wages 5% plus fifty cents per hour. All voted aye.
Robert Schroeder made a motion to adopt Resolution to approve temporary appropriations of $488,700.00 for first three months of 2006 (copy attached). William Rofkar seconded the motion and all voted aye.
A motion was made by
Robert Schroeder and seconded by William Rofkar to adjourn at 8:45 p.m..
All voted aye.