Lady Tigers schedule make-up game with league leader Arlington

The North Baltimore High School JV/Varsity girls basketball game with Arlington is now scheduled.

The North Baltimore High School JV/Varsity girls basketball game with Arlington is now scheduled.

The BVC game will be made up this Saturday, January 17th, with a JV tip off time of 10 am.

NB School Board Organizes for 2015

Band receives approval for Disneyworld Educational/Performance Trip over Spring Break 2016….

The North Baltimore Board of Education held their 2015 Organizational Meeting on Tuesday evening at the NBMS/HS Building.

The main purpose of this meeting is to elect officers to lead the board for the ensuing year. Board members Tim Archer and Cheryl Cotterman were not in attendance.

Tami Thomas was elected to serve as Board President for another year. Russell Bretz was elected as Vice-President of the Board. After the elections, they were given their oaths of office and sworn in by NB Treasurer Eve Baldwin.

Rusell Bretz, Vice President, and Tami Thomas, President of the North Baltimore Local Schools Board of Education--Oath of Office
Russell Bretz, Vice President, and Tami Thomas, President of the North Baltimore Local Schools Board of Education–Oath of Office

The next action taken by the board was to establish the regular meeting dates, times, and place for the 2015 meetings. The meetings will be held, the FOURTH Tuesday of each month, at 6:00pm, at the NBMS/HS Building. In December of 2015, there will be an exception to this schedule, with the meeting being held on the third Tuesday, December 15th.

There were a few other items of business that were approved during the Organizational meeting, which  all appeared to be standard procedures and resolutions. Board Committee appointments were all updated for 2015.

They are as follows:

Advisory Committee-Cheryl Cotterman, Russell Bretz
Athletic/Recreation Council-Tim Archer, Tami Thomas
Legislative Liaison-Russell Bretz
Policy Committee-Tami Thomas, Russell Bretz
Student Liaison- Cheryl Cotterman
Technology/Planning and Resource Committee-Tim Archer, Jaimye Bushey
Village Council Liaison- Cheryl Cotterman, Tim Archer

The Organizational meeting was adjourned at 6:05pm, and followed immediately by the regular meeting for January.

Band Director Ben Pack made a presentation to the Board requesting permission to take the NBHS Marching Band to Disneyworld during spring break of the 2015-2016 school year, for an educational/performance trip. The band would have opportunities to learn at Disney sponsored workshops (“Magical Music Workshop”) as well as to give performances. The date of the trip would be March 28-April 2, 2016. Funds would be raised through various fundraisers, and there would be no cost to the Board of Education. Estimated cost per student is $947. The Board gave their vote of support.

During Administrative reports, Superintendent Ryan Delaney commented that January is School Board Appreciation month. He praised the ease of working with the local board members, saying he truly feels all of the current members do their jobs because, “They are here for the kids. There are no hidden agendas.” He pointed at the members present saying, “This is paradise” Mr. Delaney also announced the school’s new website that they have been waiting on since the beginning of the school year is done. They are in the process of plugging the information into the website. He did not give an anticipated time for when it will go “live”

He also said that regular meetings are being held to explore options for adding the softball and baseball fields to the new school property. He has found this is the “off season” for many contractors that do the type of work they are inquiring about, thus some of their calls are not being returned as quickly as anticipated.

This Saturday is Homecoming at the High School, with the theme: “Summer Vacation in the Winter”

There will be a dry run of “testing” during the last week of January, as it all is now being done on-line.

Mr. Scott Lockwood, Powell Principal also commented, “It is quite a task to get ready” referring to the upcoming tests. Our students are used to mainly using desk top computers, so even though we have (laptops) we want them to be able to use what they are most comfortable with. We are setting up large labs and small labs for testing. Mr. Lockwood also announced his next Award Day will be at Lunch on January 26th.

Dr. Bob Falkenstein was not present at the board meeting, as he was called to duty in the gymnasium, assisting with scorekeeping during a ball game. The remainder of the meeting was spent approving expenditures, agreements,  and contracts, as presented.

The meeting adjourned at 6:44pm.

Work Postponed: Interstate 75 in Wood County

Berm repair scheduled for Saturday, January 17, on northbound I-75, between SR 18 and Eagleville Road, has been postponed until further notice.

BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, January 15, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the I-75 pavement repair:

Effective today, at 7pm through Friday, January 16, at 6am, rolling intermittent lane restrictions are possible in both directions of I-75, from SR 199 to SR 582 for pavement repair.  Additionally, at this time, restrictions are possible at the I-75/475 split in Perrysburg.

On Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, daily from 7:30am until 3pm, lane restrictions are possible in both directions of I-75, from SR 199 to Cygnet Road.  Motorist can expect delays, especially during daytime hours.

Berm repair scheduled for Saturday, January 17, on northbound I-75, between SR 18 and Eagleville Road, has been postponed until further notice. 

Pavement Repair: Interstate 75 in Wood County

On Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, daily from 7:30am until 3pm, lane restrictions are possible in both directions of I-75, from SR 199 to Cygnet Road.

Pavement Repair: Interstate 75 in Wood County

BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, January 15, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following lane restrictions on I-75 in Wood County for pavement repair:

Effective today, at 7pm through Friday, January 16, at 6am, rolling intermittent lane restrictions are possible in both directions of I-75, from SR 199 to SR 582 for pavement repair.  Additionally, at this time, restrictions are possible at the I-75/475 split in Perrysburg.

On Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, daily from 7:30am until 3pm, lane restrictions are possible in both directions of I-75, from SR 199 to Cygnet Road.  Motorist can expect delays, especially during daytime hours.

Reminder: On Saturday, January 17, from 9am until 3pm, northbound I-75, between SR 18 and Eagleville Road, may be reduced to one lane for berm repair.

All work is weather permitting.

Terry Wymer to Receive UF’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

North Baltimore resident Terry Wymer, a 1982 graduate, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at The University of Findlay’s 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame brunch

Gypsy Lane Road in Wood County

Some good news at Gypsy Lane Road crossing over I – 75…

Gypsy Lane Road in Wood County

BOWLING GREEN (Thursday, January 15, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces the following update to the Gypsy Lane Road bridge repair work.  Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined:

14. Gypsy Lane Road: Bridge Repair 

Wood County (1093-14): Gypsy Lane Road over I-75 is now open and reduced to one lane for bridge repair.  Traffic is maintained by automated signal. Project complete March 2015. All work is weather permitting.

NB Police Report to Council for Dec. 2014

North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer submitted the following report to NB Village Council for the Calls for Service in December, 2015.

North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer submitted the following report to NB Village Council for the Calls for Service in December, 2015.

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NB Village Council Minutes – Dec. 16, 2014

These are the official Minutes for the VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2014

These are the official Minutes for the VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2014

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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 Mike Julien-Here, Leslee Thompson-Here, Aaron Patterson-Here,

Janet Goldner-Absent, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose-Here, Arthur Patterson III— Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative–Present.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to excuse Ms Goldner.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

III.           Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 12-02-14 meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All  approved.

IV.            Public Participation:

Mayor Julien invited Fire Chief Francisco to introduce the six proposed members of the department.  Following the introductions, Mr. Cameron made a motion to appoint Tyler Trumbull, Zach Stewart, Matt Archer, Shawn Smith, Michael Smith and Drew Rister to the fire department effective immediately.  Second by Aaron Patterson. All approved.  Chief Francisco reported that the addition of these six applicants brings the department up to its authorized strength of 32.

  1. Letters and Communications:

 Mr. Rose reported that he had received several thanks for the installation of the snow fence along SR 18 near the roundabout.

Mr. Julien reported that on the long range TMACOG plan, finding a solution to blocked crossings in the village ranked 75 on the current list.

 Administrative Reports:

 Finance Officer: Present.  Report Submitted.

Officer Kirk addressed Ordinance 14-48 and Resolution 09-14.

Officer Kirk also reported that he is getting the bugs worked out of the positive pay system.  Some initial errors resulted in some of our checks being refused by the bank but that seems to be straightened out.

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling highlighted a couple items from her written report including a possible stake holder’s transportation meeting in early 2015, the capital purchases plan and closing the office for the holidays.  Aaron Patterson asked if the flexibility to close the office in our policies.  He was told that the policies address only the number of days to be closed.  Aaron Patterson made a motion to change the employee policy book to allow for flexibility in determining the days that the office will be closed due to holidays.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to hire Erica Thomas as a PT Finance Clerk I at a rate of $11.68 per hour for a maximum of 25 hours per week effective 12-22-14.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Ms Thompson made a motion to authorize the clerk and the village administrator to enter into a consultant agreement with Clemans Nelson and Associates, Inc., CAN on an as needed basis.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson asked for an update on the Cintas contract.  Ms Dettling said that she had reviewed the letter that Mr. Marcin composed cancelling our agreement with Cintas.  After going over it with Officer Kirk it will be sent to Cintas.

Clerk: Present.

Clerk Van Mooy discussed agenda changes including a replacement Ordinance 14-48 and the need to add Ordinance 14-52 to the agenda.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

Mr. Marcin explained that new Ordinance 14-48 makes Resolution 08-14 unnecessary.

He suggested that after we give Ordinance 14-52 a first reading that it be sent to CSX for their comments.

Mr. Cameron distributed information the proposed Ohio Income Tax restructuring.

Mayor: Present.

Mr. Julien sought input from members on the background color for the Lars Larsen plaque.  Maroon is in the lead.  The estimated cost of the plaque is $1099 and it will be dedicated in March or April.

Ms Goldner arrived at 8:05 PM.

Ms Thompson asked Mr. Julien to send all attachments as PDF since she cannot open his win mail.

Based in Chief Matthes’ recommendation Mr. Julien asked for a motion to

employ all current paid EMS staff from 01-01-15 through

06-30-15 as follows: Troy Bateson Lead Medic $14.50, Mike Diebert Lead Medic $14.50, Carol Bateson EMT-B $10.50,                                              Cory Bateson EMT-B $10.50, Justin Bage EMT-P $13.50,                              Drew Croy EMT-P $13.50, Stephen Hoover EMT-P $13.50,                                             Amy Workley EMT-P $13.50, Jen Von Stein EMT-P $13.50                                              and Brandon Chapman EMT-P $13.50.  Motion by Mr. Cameron.  Second by Aaron Patterson.  All approved.

Mr. Julien recommended that the Village Clerk have the responsibility of coordinating the assignment of house numbers with the Post Office.  Motion for same by Ms Thompson.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Standing Committees:

 Economic and Community Development  (Aaron Patterson)

No report.

Public Safety  (Ms Goldner)

Ms Goldner asked for a motion to waive the EMS charge of $537.00 to Trenton Strickland, Cygnet, OH, as he was assisting the Village of North Baltimore with the 07-18-14 fire on W. Broadway St. Motion for same by Mr. Cameron.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Ms Goldner said an executive session would be needed.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No report.

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

No report.

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

Mr. Cameron said that the next committee meeting is 12-17-14 with Jones and Henry regarding the head works project.

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

No Report.

New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Aaron Patterson made a motion to add Ordinance 14-52 to the agenda.  Second by Mr. Rose.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to remove Ordinance 14-48 from the table as amended.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 14-48 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. Cameron.  All approved.

Ordinance 14-48  read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Thompson made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-48 .  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE 14-48   AN ORDINANCE SETTING RATES FOR RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS  EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE, CONTRACTING TOWNSHIPS AND CONTRACTING ENTITIES AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

 Aaron Patterson made a motion to remove Resolution 08-14 from the table.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson Mr. made a motion that Resolution 08-14 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. Cameron.  All approved.

Resolution 08-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Resolution 08-14.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All voted no.

RESOLUTION NO. 08-14  A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES FOR  RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE AND       TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-49 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 Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Ordinance 14-49  read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 14-49.  Second by Ms Thompson .  All approved.

ORDINANCE 14-49 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Resolution 09-14  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 Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Resolution 09-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Thompson made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-14.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

RESOLUTION 09-14  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THAT FUNDS IN THE EMS EQUIPMENT FUND, ORIGINALLY TEMPORARILY TRANSFERRED FROM        THE GENERAL FUND, BE PERMANENTLY TRANSFERRED AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Resolution10-14 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. Cameron.  All approved.

Resolution 10-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adopt Resolution 10-14.  Second by Aaron Patterson.  All voted no.

RESOLUTION 10-14  A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES FOR RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY  EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY

ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE AND TO    DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 10-52  be read by number and title only for the first reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron

Ordinance  10-52 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 14-52  AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING   THE     CLOSING OF MORE THAN TWO RAILROAD CROSSINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND REQUIRING ADVANCED NOTICE BEFORE RAILROAD CROSSINGS ARE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS OR UPGRADING; ADOPTED AS NEW SECTION 553.06 OF THE VILLAGE CODIFIED ORDINANCES

IX.             Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

 Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

 Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-44 be read by number and title only for the third reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron.

Ordinance 14-44  read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 14-44.  Second by  Ms Goldner.  All approved.

 ORDINANCE   NO. 14-44 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE – 2014

 Other New Business

 None

       XII.    Other Old Business

 

                  None

 

  • Payment of the Bills

 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 166,798.04 on the Claims Ordinance.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Before the motion to pay was made Ms Dettling made mention of the new format that allows the bills to be presented in alphabetical order.  Members expressed satisfaction with that but several objected to the lack of detail that was provided in the old format.  Aaron Patterson said that without detail he expected to ask many questions and that could slow the meeting down.  Ms Dettling said that this format is a work in progress and she will continue to experiment with the format to provide the most information on the bills.

Mr. Cameron asked for a detail on the expenses incurred by the Dodge police cars.  Mr. Julien said that all village’s vehicles are being so tracked.  He also said that it seemed unlikely that we would purchase another Dodge for quite some time.

Mr. Cameron questioned the purchase of two police cameras and the delay between the invoice date and the pay date.  Referred to Mr. Kirk.

Mr. made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 166,798.04.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

XIV.       Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:33 PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved

 Return to Regular Session

 Mr. Rose made a motion to return to regular session at 8:43 PM.  Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to dismiss CJ Cotterman from the EMS and Fire Department effective 12-17-14 as recommended by the EMS Chief, the Fire Chief  and the mayor.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved

 Adjournment

 Mr. Rose made a motion to adjourn at  9:45 PM.  Second by

Art Patterson.  All approved.

Relay for Life Kick-off is Tonight for Southern Wood County

All Wood County residents are invited to kick off the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Southern Wood County. The Kick-off Rally, will be held January 15, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

All Wood County residents are invited to kick off the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Southern Wood County.  The Kick-off Rally, will be held January 15, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Relay for Life of Southern Wood County Celebrates 2015 Year with Kick-off Rally.

WHO:       All Wood County residents are invited to kick off the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Southern Wood County.  The Kick-off Rally, will be held January 15, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Trinity United Methodist Church.  Relay for Life of Southern Wood County encompasses participants from the communities of central and southern Wood County.

WHAT:     The Relay for Life kick-off Rally is an opportunity for all Wood County Residents to come together to kick off the 2015 Relay for Life of Southern Wood County, learn more about the event and how to get involved.   Announcement of the 2015 theme and Honorary Survivor and Caregiver will be announced.  Teams will be competing in a soup and chili cook-off.  Everyone is welcome!

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, dance and take turns walking around a track relay-style to raise funds to fight cancer.  At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaries around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors, as well as friends and family members lost to the disease.

The 2015 Relay for Life of Southern Wood County will be held May 16-17, 2015 at the Bowling Green High School Football Stadium.  The event starts with opening ceremonies at 12:00 (NOON).  During the event a live auction, as well as basket auction, luminaria ceremony, survivors and caregivers reception and other fun events will be held.

WHEN:     Relay for Life of Southern Wood County Kick-Off Rally – January 15, 2015,        6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WHERE:  Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N. Summit Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

 

Administrator Report to Council – Jan. 11

Village Administrator Report to North Baltimore Village Council – January 6, 2015, by Donna Dettling.

Village Administrator Report to North Baltimore Village Council – January 6, 2015, by Donna Dettling.

  1. Meeting Review
  • December 12th – Interview (1)
  • December 12th – Meet with Benefit Strategies  re: Alternate HC Plans
  • December 16th – Emergency Management Workshop
  • December 17th – Jones & Henry re: WWTP Headworks Project
  • December 23rd–  Planning Commission Meeting
  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • January 8th – Stephanie Miller re: Tree Plan
  • January 12th – Tree Commission Meeting
  • January 13th –  SJS re: Investment Review
  • January 13th – COTW Meeting
  • January 14th – Raymond James re: Investment Review
  • January 15th – 1st Empire re: Investment Review
  • January 16th – CSX Visit
  • January 21st TMACOG General Assembly
  1. Railroad Overpass Stakeholder Meeting. The Transportation Planning group at TMACOG provided several dates in January to hold a Stakeholder meeting.  TMACOG provided three Friday’s, the 16th, 24th or 30th and two Thursday’s the 15th and 29th.  After the date is confirmed, I’ll follow-up with stakeholders for attendance.  It would seem the two Thursday’s would be best suited for an evening meeting and the later date (Thursday, January 29th) would allow ample time for notification purposes.  TMACOG confirmed that the 2045 Long Range Plan includes an item that reads as follows: Find a solution to blocked CSX rail crossings in North Baltimore, possible grade separation – pedestrian bridge – advanced warning signals for blocked crossing (if alternate route exists).
  1. Wood County Drainage Hearing. Just an FYI, we received inquiries from several residents on W. State Street regarding a notice of public hearing for a special assessment from Wood County to maintain the Jack Sterling Ditch, which runs along the E. side of Liberty High Road.  The ditch receives drainage from Quarry Road & Needles Road and areas along the railroad track. There are 263 parcels that were notified of this new Ditch assessment, and 50 of these parcels are in the Village Corporation limits.  The assessment is $10 for the initial year to cover an upcoming rehabilitation project on the drainage channel and continued maintenance.  The Hearing will finalize the details of the assessment. Staff is advising the residents to attend the Hearing on January 5th.

Staff Training Update. Dan Wendt the Intern with experience conducting training will be finalizing the program for Discriminatory Harassment, Ethics of Public Employment, Drug Free Workplace, and Work place violence the week of January 5th with a preliminary review slated with Department Heads that week.  Department Heads will be scheduling the training in each of their departments, which Dan has agreed to conduct multiple sessions to accommodate shifts and provide sufficient opportunities for employees to attend.  The programs are tied back to the Personnel Policy Manual (PPM) with acknowledgement forms that are filed in employees personnel files.

Intern Project Records Retention.  Patrick is finalizing documents needed to establish compliance with the Records Retention Program as amended by House Bill 153 adopted in 2011.  A trial Comprehensive Records Retention Schedules (RC-2’s) for the Finance Department was submitted to the State for feedback.  After we get confirmation that we’re on the right track, a meeting of the Village of North Baltimore Records Commission will be called.  Current members of the Records Commission: Administrator, Finance Officer, Legal Counsel and one resident Jaimye Bushey.  Action to approve the RC-2 by the Records Commission is required prior to submittal for formal approval by the Ohio Historical Society-Local Government Records Program. The new rules provide for a streamline approach after the Retention Schedules are approved. 

  1. Radio Meter Read Upgrade.   I have attached a cost summary showing how the project will be funded and a project timeline for the Radio Meter Read Upgrade.  To verify to Council and the Public that we’ve gotten the very best price we can for this system, a bid process must be completed.   I’m struggling with the bid process, and searching for methods used by other communities to help demonstrate a cost comparison.  It is likely that the traditional bid process will be unsuccessful in attaining a comparative bid. There are several bid samples that look promising for this bid process that may provide a cost comparison. 
  1. Cintas Uniform Update. Chet Marcin was able to strike a deal with Cintas to terminate the contract without paying 100% of the contractual buy-out, with a contract term that ends 10-28-15.  The Cintas contract will officially end on 1-31-15 and UniFirst will supply uniforms at a cost savings in 2015 over the Cintas contract even when you factor in the negotiated buy-out of the contract. 
  1. Traffic Signal RequestA resident asked if the Traffic Signal at Main and E. Water Street could be removed since the High School was relocated and SR18 is now a Business Loop.  The resident felt it was logical that the Signal would no longer be needed.  First, a traffic signal warrant analysis would be required.  This includes obtaining traffic counts, analyzing turning movements and going through the signal warrants to determine if any warrants are met based on the data.  I requested from ODOT confirmation of jurisdiction over the Traffic Signal and an opinion as to whether or not ODOT sees value in completing a warrant analysis of this Signal. Staff was asked to weigh-in on the idea and Chief Baer is totally AGAINST the removal.  He feels the Traffic Signal slows down traffic entering the Downtown District. This is also an area the School uses as a drop off, and removal of the Signal would create a safety issue for pedestrians crossing Main Street.  Any new information from ODOT will be provided to Council. However, staff was in agreement that there would be no value in removing the Traffic Signal. There was also consensus that the Village of North Baltimore will not accept the liability of removing or installing a traffic control devices that do not meet warrants or generally accepted engineering standards and practices for traffic control devices.

BVC Girl’s B-Ball Stats and Standings – for Jan. 11

The posting of the Stats and Standings for Blanchard Valley Conference Girl’s Basketball through January 11, 2015.

The posting of the Stats and Standings for Blanchard Valley Conference Girl’s Basketball through January 11, 2015.

Liberty-Benton currently leads the league at 5 – 0. With Arlington at 4 – 0.

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BVC Boy’s Basketball Stats and Standings – Week 4 – Jan. 10

Here are the Blanchard Valley Conference Boy’s Basketball Stats and Standings for the 4th Week, January 10, 2015.

McComb and Liberty Benton currently are in 1st Place with 4 – 0 records in the league.

Here are the Blanchard Valley Conference Boy’s Basketball Stats and Standings for the 4th Week, January 10, 2015.

McComb and Liberty Benton currently are in 1st Place with 4 – 0 records in the league.

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