NB Council Minutes – Nov. 21 Meeting

Here are the approved minutes for the Nov. 21, 2017 meeting of the North Baltimore Village Council.

Here are the approved minutes for the Nov. 21, 2017 meeting of the North Baltimore Village Council.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
November 21, 2017

MINUTES

I. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Goldner called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call:

Mayor Janet Goldner-Here, Ty Carles-Here, Art Patterson -Here, Rich Rose-Here, Leslee Thompson- Here, Richard Van Mooy-Here, Student Representative Dalton Teaford- Here, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Absent… Ryder and Bucher excused by the mayor.

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Patterson to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2017 meeting. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

IV. Public Participation:
None

V. Letters and Communications:
None

VI. Executive Session

Ms. Thompson made a motion to enter into executive session at 7:04 PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved

Return to Regular Session

Mr. Carles made a motion to return to regular session at 7:21 PM. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved

VII. Filling of the vacancy of council caused by the resignation of Holly Emahiser- Ryder from council that was effective 11-14-17. The appointment is to fill the unexpired term of Holly Emahiser-Ryder ending 12-31-19. Two citizens have expressed interest and met the deadline for the application process. They are Leisa Zeigler and Charlotte Powell.

A. Nominations: Council members may nominate one or both of the candidates for the position.
Council member Ms. Thompson nominates Leisa Zeigler to fill the vacancy. Second by Mr. Carles.

Council member Mr. Van Mooy nominates Charlotte Powell to fill the vacancy. Second by Mr. Patterson.

B. The Vote: The first candidate who receives a majority vote shall be selected to fill the position.

Candidate Leisa Zeigler Yes 3 No 2

VII. Oath of Office for Council Member- Madam Mayor Goldner administered the oath of office to Leisa Zeigler.

VIII. Administrative Reports:
Finance Officer: report submitted
Reviewed first and second readings submitted that will be acted upon at tonight’s meeting.

EMS Chief:
Fire Chief:
Police Chief: no reports due at this meeting
Utility Director:
DPW Superintendent:

Village Administrator: report submitted
Mr. Carles and Mr. Rose brought up flooding concerns on Broadway and Water Street.

Main Street was completed on Friday morning. Thanks to all our citizens and businesses for their understanding.

Clerk: nothing

Appointed Legal counsel: Mr. Kuhlman explained some recommendations for changing the council rules.

Mayor: Dec. 9, Toys for Tots from 8-12
Dec. 6, Santa will be at Kelly’s
Dec. 3, Tree Lighting at Bridge Church
Oct. 31, Trick or Treat, 2018 6-7:30 pm

IX. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Thompson)
Ms Thompson announced the date of the Wood County Economic Development Commission’s Holiday get together on 11-30-17 at 6:30 at the French Quarter

Public Safety (Mr. Patterson)
Nothing

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)
Nothing

Public Works (Mr. Carles)
Nothing

Public Utilities (Mr. Van Mooy)
Nothing

Finance and Technology ( )
Nothing

X. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Mr. Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-42 be read by number and title only for its first reading. Second by Mr. Rose.

ORDINANCE 2017-42 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-42 AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE CURRENT
VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE PERSONNEL POLICY MANUAL TO ALLOW VILLAGE EMPLOYEES TO USE VACATION IN 4 HOUR BLOCKS.

Ms. Thompson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-43 be read by number and title only for its first reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.

ORDINANCE 2017-43 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-43 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ESTIMATE OF REVENUES FOR THE BUDGET YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR.

Ms. Thompson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-44 be read by number and title only for its first reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.

ORDINANCE 2017-44 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-44 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM VARIOUS FUND CARRYOVER.

Ms. Thompson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-45 be read by number and title only for its first reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.

ORDINANCE 2017-45 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-45 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017.

Ms. Thompson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-46 be read by number and title only, suspend the rules, dispense with the second and third readings and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.

ORDINANCE 2017-46 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-46 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Ms. Thompson made a motion to adopt. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

Ms. Thompson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-47 be read by number and title only for its first reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.

ORDINANCE 2017-47 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-47 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHARGES FOR VILLAGE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SQUAD SERVICES AND REPEALING ALL OTHER ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE

Ms. Thompson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-48 be read by number and title only, suspend the rules, dispense with the second and third readings and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.

ORDINANCE 2017-48 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-48 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF STORMWATER CARRYOVER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Mr. Carles made a motion to adopt. Second by Ms. Thompson. Motion passed.

Mr. Rose made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-49 be read by number and title only, suspend the rules, dispense with the second and third readings and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.

ORDINANCE 2017-49 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017- 49 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Mr. Carles made a motion to adopt. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

Mr. Rose made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-50 be read by number and title only, suspend the rules, dispense with the second and third readings and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.

ORDINANCE 2017-50 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-50 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF INSURANCE PROCEEDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to adopt. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

XI. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-40 be read by number and title only for its second reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.

ORDINANCE 2017-40 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017-40 AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES FO THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, STATE OF OHIO, DURING FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018

Mr. Carles made a motion that RESOLUTION 10-2017 be read by number and title only for its second reading.

RESOLUTION 10-2017 read by number and title only by the mayor.

RESOLUTION 10-2017 A RESOLUTION REGARDING COMPENSTION FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018.

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
No Readings

XI. Other New Business
Nothing

XII. Other Old Business
Nothing

XVI. Payment of the Bills

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 290,673.41. on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Mr. Mr. Carles. All approved.

Mr. Carles made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 290,673.41. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

XVII. Adjournment

Ms. Mayor made a motion to adjourn at 8:04 PM. Second by
Mr./Mrs. Everyone. All approved.

 

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

Lady Tigers Win Thursday Night

Rockets don’t have enough fuel…………………..

The NBHS Varsity Basketballers picked up a win at the Jungle Thursday evening.

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Leading the Tigers:
Alivia Light with 23 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.

Kate Weinandy with 15 points, 4 steals and 3 rebounds.
Leah Lee with with 9 points and 2 steals.
Hailey Watson with 2 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Tigers also won the JV game, 18-10
submitted by Head Coach Cody Pelton

Pests Might be Hiding on Your Christmas Tree

Although aphids won’t cause harm to your family, they can certainly be a bit of a pain. If you spot a few aphids, simply spray them off with water or vacuum them up.

(Family Features) There could be more than just presents hiding beneath your Christmas tree this year. After all, “’tis the season for wintertime pest infestations.”

This holiday season, be on the lookout for aphids, which are ant-sized insects that can spread more than 150 different plant viruses. Although harmless to humans, these pests can be formidable foes to many types of vegetation, including tomatoes, cucumbers and rose bushes.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

While aphids are often associated with outdoor gardens, during the winter months they can make a home inside by hitching a ride aboard foliage, shrubbery and, most commonly, Christmas trees. Once inside the warmer air of your home, these pests believe it’s spring and begin rapidly reproducing.

Knowing how to identify and prevent aphids with these tips from Orkin Entomologist Glen Ramsey can help you protect your home, and Christmas tree, this holiday season.

Identify the Pest
Although aphids are small, they are usually visible to the naked eye. When looking for aphids, look for soft-bodied insects with long legs and antennae. These insects vary in color, ranging from green to red or black, but all share a distinctive, pear-like shape and tend to hang out in dense groups alongside Christmas tree trunks or plant stems.

Look for Evidence
Aphids feed on plant juices, attacking leaves, flowers, stems and roots. When aphids feed, they secrete a thick, sugary liquid called honeydew. Oftentimes, honeydew results in a fungal growth known as sooty mold. This mold can give branches and leaves a speckled, black appearance.

Prevent the Problem
While looking for Christmas trees, ask the retailer if the firs have been previously inspected for aphids. Before loading the tree into your vehicle, inspect the branches and shake the tree vigorously to ensure no aphids are present. The tree may lose a few needles, but this could prevent an infestation. In addition, releasing lady bugs or lacewings, which are natural predators, in your garden may help reduce aphid populations.

Treat Any Issues
Although aphids won’t cause harm to your family, they can certainly be a bit of a pain. If you spot a few aphids, simply spray them off with water or vacuum them up. However, if you notice a full-fledged infestation, you may need to cut off the infested branches or remove the tree from your home entirely.

To keep pests out of your home this holiday season, work with a pest management provider to create a prevention and treatment plan unique to your household. For more pest prevention tips or to schedule a pest inspection, visit Orkin.com.

 

SOURCE:
Orkin

Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Parties

A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with a variety of dishes, such as crisp, medium-bodied chardonnays and medium-to-full-bodied, flavorful merlots………….

 

(Family Features) With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine.  Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process.

A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with a variety of dishes, such as crisp, medium-bodied chardonnays and medium-to-full-bodied, flavorful merlots.

“I love having a bright, crisp chardonnay on hand for holiday entertaining,” said Katie Madigan, winemaker at St. Francis Winery. “Chardonnay complements so many holiday flavors. It’s a great choice to serve with appetizers and it also transitions nicely to dinner.”

A certified sustainable winery in Sonoma County, California, St. Francis Winery offers a full range of varietal wines ideal for holiday entertaining, such as the St. Francis Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015 (SRP $16.99), which is made from grapes picked in the cool of night to create delicate aromas, crisp acidity and a rich, lingering finish.

With notes of fresh pear and pineapple, it pairs well with mild cheeses and rich seafood appetizers, such as Pan Fried Crab Cakes. If you are looking for inspiration to get your holiday menu planning started, consider this simple hors d’oeuvre, which can be made the night before and cooked just before guests arrive. Pair it with a chilled glass of crisp chardonnay to start the party off just right.

A complementary option for guests who prefer red wine is the Sonoma Valley Merlot (SRP $20.99). This wine has multiple layers of aromatics with flavors of red cherry, plum, dried cranberry, espresso bean and savory spices that match well with hard cheeses, roasted turkey, lamb or steaks with blue cheese butter. Find more tips for pairing wines and recipes ideal for holiday entertaining at StFrancisWinery.com.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Pan Fried Crab Cakes

  • 1/4       cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4       cup minced green onions
  • 2          large egg yolks
  • 2          tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1          teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1          teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1          tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1          tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/4       teaspoon black pepper
  • 1          pound Dungeness crab meat
  • 2          cups panko, divided
  • 2          tablespoons butter
  • 4          tablespoons olive oil
  • Remoulade sauce, for serving
  1. Line baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, green onions, egg yolks, lemon juice, tarragon, cilantro, mustard, lemon peel and black pepper. Add crabmeat and 1 cup panko, breaking up crabmeat slightly. Let mix stand 10 minutes.
  3. Form crab mixture into 16 2-inch patties, using about 1/4 cup for each cake. Place patties on baking sheet. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Using remaining panko, lightly coat each crab cake.
  4. Heat two heavy, large skillets over medium-high heat. In each skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add crab cakes to skillets and cook until golden on both sides (adding more butter and oil as needed), about 5 minutes total.
  5. Transfer cakes to napkins to drain excess oil. Plate crab cakes with dollop of remoulade on top.

 

SOURCE:
Kobrand Wine and Spirits

Are Taxpayers on the Hook for Investments in Columbus Crew AFTER They Leave?

Statement from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on the Columbus Crew (Major League Soccer team) potential for leaving Ohio, after investments by the State of Ohio (ie. we taxpayers)…

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement regarding his office’s review of Ohio Revised Code provisions regarding a potential move by the Columbus Crew to Austin, Texas:

“Ohioans are very loyal fans who passionately support our teams and take great civic pride in their accomplishments. Our teams are a part of our communities. That is why when ownership moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1995, the Ohio General Assembly took action and passed a law to protect Ohio and its communities when they provide tax-funded support for professional teams’ stadiums. As a United States Senator, I, along with Senator John Glenn and Congressman Louis Stokes, introduced similar legislation in Congress.

“The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has reviewed the law passed after the Browns’ move. We believe the evidence will show that this law would apply to the Columbus Crew and Mapfre Stadium. As Attorney General, should ownership of the Columbus Crew initiate a move of the team without complying with Ohio law, I am prepared to take the necessary legal action under this law to protect the interests of the State of Ohio and the central Ohio communities which have all invested to make the Columbus Crew a proud part of our Ohio sports tradition and help Mapfre Stadium earn its reputation as ‘Fortress Columbus.’”