New NBFD Fire Pumper Arrives

The village of North Baltimore Fire Department has taken delivery of the new Rosebauer Pumper.

The village of North Baltimore Fire Department has taken delivery of the new Rosebauer Pumper.

The tanker carries 1250 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam and has a pumping capacity of 1250 gallons per minute. It is a single axle, rear pump with a 400 horse power Cummins motor.

Equipped with LED lighting, the unit carries six firefighters onboard and packed up.

The cost of the unit was $440,000 and is being paid for by property owners in North Baltimore with a 10 year 1.3 mil levy. Henry Township also provides funds to NBFD for service and equipment used in the township.


Under construction at the plant in South Dakota


Getting ready for the trip to Northwest Ohio


The truck arrived Friday evening, with training done at 8 AM on Saturday


Filling the tank and checking the LED lighting


Well lit and ample storage for equipment


Jump seats for firefighters with air tanks ready to go


Controls


The folks from Rosenbauer were on hand for training.

NB Village Special Council Minutes – Jan. 28

The Village of North Baltimore met in Special Session of the Village Council on January 28, 2014, here are the approved minutes from the meeting.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING – JANUARY 28, 2014

MINUTES

I. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call:

Mayor Julien-Here, Janet Goldner–Here, Aaron Patterson-Here, Leslee Thompson-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose, Art Patterson—Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Makayla Rein—Student Representative–Present.

III. New Business/Legislation

Ms Goldner made a motion that Resolution 01-14 be read by number and title only for the first reading, dispense with the second and third readings, suspend the rules and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Patterson.

Before the vote discussion was held about the resolution on the table as well as other options for financing the EMS.

Mr. Patterson contended that since a motion and a second were made on Resolution 01-14 that no other items could be discussed. Mayor Julien said that was not the case and all comments relating to EMS were appropriate at this time.

Ms Goldner suggested that council may consider putting the street levy renewal rather than an EMS levy before the voters in May. This would allow the Safety Committee to further investigate options for EMS service, to see if the billing service is able to increase receivables and to work with the Wood County Port Authority on the Southwood study.

Mr. Cameron, in response to an inquiry from Ms Goldner, said that he had invited Port Authority representative to the 01-27-14 town meeting. He said that the local administration is not keeping up with the Port Authority activities and they are not keeping council informed of same.

Ms Thompson said that we all agreed that there is a problem with the EMS but that we don’t have enough information to propose a solution.

Mr. Van Mooy reviewed the steps that council needs to follow to put either an income tax and a property tax or both on the May ballot.

A discussion of EMS billing followed. It was concluded that even if we have good estimates on possible collection through Great Lakes, we won’t have actual figures for a couple of months.

Ms Thompson asked if any discussions had been held with Henry Township regarding EMS service. Ms Goldner said that she had informal discussion with one of the trustees and that she would have more formal discussion as time went along.

Mr. Julien voices his support of putting up the street levy in May and getting a better handle on the EMS before asking the voters to approve a tax in November.

Mr. Patterson asked rhetorically, if there is no immediate funding will the EMS be forced to close.

Ms Thompson suggested that we work with the Port Authority/Southwood to put together a viable package of EMS services.

Ms Thompson congratulated Ms Goldner for doing an excellent job with the EMS situation. All members joined Ms Thompson in congratulating Ms Goldner.

Mr. Patterson also congratulated members of the EMS and thanked them for their service to the community. He said that council is dealing with citizens’ lives and that this is the most important decision that council has to make.

Mr. Patterson reminded all that we will continue to soft bill our residents.

Mr. Julien called a recess at 8:30 PM to allow Clerk Van Mooy to locate needed documentation to request auditors’ certification for the street levy renewal.

Mr. Julien called the meeting back to order at 8:45 PM.

Ms Goldner amended her motion as follows: Resolution 01-14 be read by number and title only for the second reading, dispense with the third reading, suspend the rules and declare an emergency. Mr. Patterson reiterated his second of the motion as amended.
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Resolution 01-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Resolution 01-14. Second by Mr. Art Patterson. All voted yes except Mr. Cameron who voted no.

RESOLUTION NO. 01-14 A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE THE QUESTION OF APPROVING A NEW, FIVE YEAR, 3 MILL LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION, TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT, FOR THE TRAINING OF PERSONNEL AND FOR THE OTHER OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF THE VILLAGE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

Mr. Patterson made a motion to add Resolution 02-14 to the agenda. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion that Resolution 02-14 be read by number and title only for the first reading, dispense with the second and third readings, suspend the rules and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Art Patterson. All approved.Resolution 02-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adopt Resolution 02-14. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson.
All approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 02-14 A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, THE QUESTION OF RENEWING A 5 YEAR 2 MILL LEVY FOR STREET AND ROAD REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.

IV. Old Business/Legislation

None

V. Adjournment

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 9:10 PM. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.

The Henry Township Trustees

The Henry Township Trustee held the Organizational Meeting on Jan. 14.

The Henry Township Trustee held the Organizational Meeting on Jan. 14.

John Stewart was elected Chairman and Jim Wymer Vice Chairman.

The time and dates of the meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month with a start time of 6:00pm. However the next meeting will be the 1/27 (Monday) due to a scheduling conflict.

HENRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES – REGULAR MEETING – December 23, 2013

The regular meeting of the Henry Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Stewart with the following members responding to roll call: Present: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Absent: None.

Guests Present were: Jim Dick – Road Supervisor

Other Officials Present: Stanley O. Baltz – Zoning Inspector

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 10, 2013 as presented. Roll call: Ayes: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Wymer that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling $ 13,121.51

Roll call: Ayes: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

Old Business

Received $500 MORE grant to be applied toward safety related items

Met with BWC rep. and after discussing with Maintenance Dept. decided not to pursue grant.

New Business

Jim Dick reported that repairs to brush chipper will total $1488.23

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Wymer to pay the Trustees on an annual basis for 2014 as opposed to per diem.

Roll call: Ayes: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to approve temporary appropriations for 2014 at 1/4 of the 2013 levels.

Roll call: Ayes: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to pay mileage reimbursement at the current IRS approved rate per mile for 2014, ($0.56).

Roll call: Ayes: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to hold the 2014 Organizational meeting and the first Regular 2014 meeting on January 14, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Township Office.

Roll call: Ayes: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to name Stewart as temporary chairman for the 2014 organizational meeting. .

Roll call: Ayes: Baltz, Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

There being no further action to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned upon motion.

 

Maxine E. Bretz, 88

Maxine E. Bretz, 88 of Findlay died at 12:52 AM Friday, January 3, 2014 at
Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Maxine E. Bretz, 88 of Findlay died at 12:52 AM Friday, January 3, 2014 at
Blanchard Valley Hospital.

She was born in Hancock County on September 27,
1925, to the late Wilbur and Dortha (Breitigan) Edinger. She married
Richard D. Bretz on July 30, 1940 and he preceded her in death on April
13, 1999.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara Pommert of Findlay and Linda
(Rodney) Auck of New Washington, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker throughout her life and was a member of the First
United Brethren Church. Maxine enjoyed spending time with her family,
especially her grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, January 6, 2014 at
COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Darwin Dunten officiating. Burial
will follow in Benton Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from
1:00-5:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the
American Diabetes Association and/or Creighton Dialysis. Online
condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.