School Board Report – Oct. 28

The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:30pm in the MS/HS Complex.

by Russell Bretz
Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday & Friday
The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:30pm in the MS/HS Complex.
After a brief Treasurer’s report by Treasurer, Eve Baldwin and administrative reports which can be read elsewhere in this publication, the Board moved to regular agenda items.  One note:  There will be early dismissal on Thursday and no school on Friday of this week . Parent-Teacher conferences will be held both days.
Regular Agenda Items:
Approved a medical leave of absence for Jon Eichar, Intervention Teacher, beginning approximately December 15, 2014 through February 17, 2015 using  his accumulate sick leave as necessary.
Approved a medical leave of absence for Jeanne Titus, Powell Teacher beginning September 27, 2014 for approximately six weeks using her accumulate sick leave as necessary.
Approved a Classified Limited Contract (Non-Teaching, Non-Union) revised contract for Sandra Stewart for the 2014-2015 and 2015-16 school years to replace and supersede the previous contract for 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years with the current rate of pay that had been Board approved on May 27, 2014.
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2014-15 school year at the appropriate step:
Chris Lofquist                      Athletic Trainer
Keith Beck                           Athletic Trainer
Bart Welte                           Athletic Trainer
Sadie Jo Harris                   Athletic Trainer
     All at $25 per hour
Troy Trumbull                     Jr. Hi Girls Basketball
Dutch Hopple                      Jr. Hi Boys Basketball
Matt Matthes                      Jr. Hi Boys Basketball
Kyle Shackle                       Jr. Hi Asst. Wrestling
Luke Garner                        Assistant Wrestling – Volunteer
Cindy Coppler                     Mentor Teacher for Stephanie Smith
Scott Lockwood                 Title I Stipend – $3,000, Title II Stipend – $1,000 (Paid with Grant Funds).
Georgianna Lanning          Title II Stipend – $1,200 (Paid with Grant Funds).
Approved the following supplemental contract for the 2014-15 school year:
Matt Archer                         Jr. Hi Girls Basketball (8th)
                     Board member, Tim Archer abstained from the vote.
Approved classified contracts to the following for the 2014-15 school year:
Amy Lee                               Cafeteria – Aide
Ann Glamm                          Human Resources – Highly Qualified Category
Approved the 2014-15 health insurance costs as previously presented.
Approved an agreement with the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Wood Lane) for special education services for the 2014-15 school year at no cost to the district.
Approved an agreement with Fuel Education, LLC, Peak Systems  for online instruction for North Baltimore Students at a cost of $3,150 for a block of 10 students per semester for the 2014-15 school year.
Approved the following North Baltimore Policy updates/revisions as reviewed for approval by the Board policy committee:
5330.02  Procurement and use of Epinephrine (E-Pens)
5336 Care of Students with Diabetes
8325 Receiving Legal Documents
Approved handbook policy on Control of Casual Contact Communicable Diseases.
Approved an annual maintenance agreement with Cummins Bridgeway for the generator at the MS/HS Building at a cost of $515.33
Addendum Items:
Approved a Classified Contract to Babette Gallup as a 6 hour custodian for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year.
No Committee reports were given.
Other Board Business:
The annual Organizational Meeting was set for Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30pm.  Board President, Tami Thomas was elected President Pro-Tem to preside.  The regular meeting will follow at 6:00pm.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex.

Virginia Theater Campaign Thermometer – Update

The “Campaign to Keep the Virginia Theater Open” Committee report the following update towards the goal of upgrading the theater projection equipment to digital:

The “Campaign to Keep the Virginia Theater Open” Committee report the following update towards the goal of upgrading the theater projection equipment to digital:

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The story below links you to more information and how to make your donation to help keep this Downtown North Baltimore icon operating!

https://www.thenbxpress.com/a-campaign-to-keep-the-virginia-theater-open

NB Fire Report to Council – October 2014

Village of North Baltimore Fire Department

Report for the Month of October 2014

Total Monthly Calls for Aid – 13                                 

Yearly  Total – 208

Response to:CountComments
603 S Poe Rd4MFR
I-755MVA
600 Sterling Dr4Fire Alarm
Rudolph Rd7MVA
209 Central Ave5MFR
930 E Broadway6MFR
100 N Tarr St11Tree on House
I-758MVA
I-757MVA
Eagleville Rd3Gas Leak
655 S Poe Rd3MFR
Mitchell Rd8MVA
220 Sprigg St7MFR

MFR – Medical First Responder

MVA – Motor Vehicle Accident

ODOT District 1 – Construction Update – Nov. 10

The following is the weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. This report is issued each week beginning in April and continues through November.

The following is the weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. This report is issued each week beginning in April and continues through November.

Construction and Maintenance Projects

Week of November 10, 2014

Allen County

Interstate 75 Reconstruction Project For the most recent information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen County please visit www.odotlima75.org  

U.S. 30/Ohio 309 near Delphos may be restricted to one lane at times through the work zone for culvert work. Work is expected to be completed in the fall. Work is being performed by Platinum Painting, Boardman.

Defiance County

Ohio 18 between the village of Hicksville and the village of Sherwood will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work will be performed by the Defiance County ODOT maintenance garage.

Hancock County

U.S. 224 interchange at Interstate 75 reconstruction, Findlay

The U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75, Findlay, is currently being reconstructed. The project began in February and is expected to be completed late this fall. Work is being performed by Miller Brothers Construction, Archbold.

The following traffic impacts related to the reconstruction are in effect or will occur in the upcoming weeks:

Interstate 75 

Both the northbound and southbound lanes are currently narrowed and shifted approaching the U.S. 224 interchange.

-Lane restrictions will continue both northbound and southbound for overhead work at the bridge. Restrictions will occur between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m.

U.S. 224 

-All ramps at the interchange are open.

-All lanes on U.S. 224 are now open and in their final configuration; however, individual lane closures on U.S. 224 between County Road 300 and Broad Avenue will be necessary over the next several weeks to complete work on the project.

-Motorists are cautioned to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting at various locations throughout the work zone on U.S. 224 and along the interchange ramps.

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Interstate 75 both northbound and southbound between Ohio 235 and the city of Findlay will be restricted through the work zone from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day during the week for pavement joint repair. Work is being performed by the Hancock County ODOT maintenance garage.

Hardin County

Ohio 53 in the village of Grant will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for drainage work. Work is being performed by the Hardin County ODOT maintenance garage.

Paulding County

Ohio 114 east of Ohio 637, just west of Roselms, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for drainage tile repair. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.

Ohio 613 west of U.S. 127 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Paulding County ODOT maintenance garage.

Putnam County

Ohio 12 between Road T-4 and Road C-3 will close November 12 for three days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 696, Interstate 75 and Ohio 235 back to Ohio 12. Work is being performed by the Putnam County ODOT maintenance garage.

Van Wert County

U.S. 30 from the village of Middle Point to the city of Van Wert in the eastbound driving lane will be restricted through the work zone for sealing of pavement cracks. Work is being performed by the Van Wert County ODOT maintenance garage.

Wyandot County

Ohio 199 south of Carey between Ohio 103 and Township Highway 28 is no longer restricted following a culvert replacement project; however, work will continue through the fall. Work is being performed by Alvada Construction, Alvada.

Ohio 53/67 (8th Street/Marseilles Avenue) in the city of Upper Sandusky from High Street to Wyandot Avenue is open and traffic is being maintained through the work zone during water line installation and pavement repair. The project is expected to continue until mid-November. Work is being performed by Park Enterprises, Marion.

NB Library Newsletter – Nov. 2014

The North Baltimore Public Library offers so much for our community. Take a few minutes to check out their very comprehensive newsletter!

The North Baltimore Public Library offers so much for our community. Take a few minutes to check out their very comprehensive newsletter!

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Finance Officer’s Report to Council – Nov. 4

North Baltimore Village Finance Officer’s Report to Council – November 4, 2014

North Baltimore Village Finance Officer’s Report to Council – November 4, 2014

  • Income tax collections 2014 vs. 2013 as of 10/31/2014:

Month                   2014                     2013           2014 Over/Under

January                75,676                  75,569                107

February              50,883                  50,321                562

March                   60,840                  46,861             13,979

April                      97,156                  66,759             30,397

May                       71,530                  84,295            (12,765)

June                      56,892                  87,401            (30,509)

July                       53,452                  47,136               6,316

Aug                       48,010                  54,383              (6,373)

Sep                       49,602                  38,572              11,030

Oct                        62,155                  109,578           (47,423)   

Total               (39,644)

  • The accounts payable list for Oct 22 – Oct 31 is included for council review and approval on the Claims Ordinance.
  • Difference in income tax collections – 2014 vs 2013
  1. Decrease in collections: Taxes withheld from employees
  2. Decrease in collections: Taxes withheld from Businesses
  3. Decrease in collections: Estimated taxes withheld for the next filing year.
  • Collections to note:
    1. S. Brown donation to NB Police – $250.00
    2. Eagles donation to NB Police – $750.00

Note: Chief Baer has requested these amounts be added to his budget.

  • Upcoming Legislation (11/18)
    1. Clean Up Ordinance
    2. Transfer Ordinance
    3. Revenue Adjustment Ordinance
  • Ordinance Explanation:
  1. Appropriation ordinance – D.S. Brown and Eagles donation to the Police department.
  • Great Lakes EMS collections are listed as a separate
  • The 2015 budget will be presented at the 11/11 COTW and its first reading will be on 11/18. It will receive three readings prior to year end.
  • The village has signed with Benefit Strategies and Medical Mutual for the Village’s 2015 healthcare coverage with an increase of 11.87% from 2014. There have not been any changes in coverage.
  • The village has signed with PEP for property and liability insurance for coverage in 2015.
  • There is a resident whose previous employer was incorrectly withholding North Baltimore Tax from his paychecks.  The tax years span from 2008-2013.  Per CCA this is a legitimate claim and they mentioned he is due a refund.  The issue is that tax years from 2008-2010 are out of statute and can only be paid with the Village’s consent.  Years 2011-2013 will be going through the process automatically.
  1. From 2008-2013, this refund is roughly a few hundred dollars.
  1. The Income Tax Review Board has agreed to refund the entire amount from 2008-2013.
  • I have been in touch with PEP and Huntington regarding the check fraud. It appears this will be an approved claim with PEP, and we will be potentially reimbursed for the full amount.
  • During this period of transition, both April and myself were able to effectively complete utility billing procedures, and the utility bills were sent out on time. It is worth noting that April Dick has been a large part of this smooth transition – she has been a valuable asset in the operation of the administrative office.