NB Council Minutes – Dec. 19

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
December 19, 2017

MINUTES

The approved minutes of:

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
December 19, 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:
This will be the last meeting for several members. Thank you for your service on council, we appreciate it.

Mayor Janet Goldner-Here, Ty Carles-Here, Art Patterson -Here, Rich Rose-Here, Leslee Thompson- Here, Richard Van Mooy-Here, Leisa Zeigler- Here, Student Representative Dalton Teaford- Here, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Here

III. Approval of the Minutes:
Motion by Mr. Van Mooy to approve the minutes of the December 5, 2017 meeting. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

IV. Public Participation:
None

V. Letters and Communications:
None

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: submitted
Mr. Van Mooy wanted to know which Van was turned into Bates Recycling? Mr. Kirk, It was the 1978 van, an old unit from the EMS.

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

Village Administrator:
#3) Main Street Corridor- reconstruct the road at the same time the new curbs, sidewalks, catch basins, lighting and trash receptacles will be installed.

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to recommend the VA add the reconstruction of the 100 block of N. Main Street to the Downtown Revitalization Project. Second by Ms. Thompson. All approved.

Proposed Motion: Recommendation to authorize the Village Administrator to add the reconstruction of the 100 block of North Main Street to the Downtown Revitalization Project Schedule for Fall of 2019.

#4) Neighborhood Revitalization Grant- there is an Ordinance tonight.

#5) Electric Provider Ordinance- George Walton spoke to council at the last COTW about franchise agreements for electric providers.

#6) Opportunity to Serve- We are still in need of members for Planning Commission and Zoing Board of Appeals.

#7) Holiday Reception for Council- December 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

#8) Storm Sewer Issue/Maple and Beecher- Slippery Elm tied their drainage to the village’s sewer line in 2016. This has created a flooding issue.

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion for the VA to contact an engineer to address the issue with the storm sewer off Maple Street. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.

Proposed Motion: Recommendation to authorize the Village Administrator to contact an engineer in order to address the issue with the storm sewer off Maple Street.

#9) Time Change for Meetings- a new meeting time for 2018 was discussed at COTW.

Mr. Carles made a motion to recommend the council time change to 5:30 starting in 2018 on a 6 month trial. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

Proposed Motion: Recommendation to change the council meeting time to 5:30pm beginning Tuesday January 2, 2017 on a 6 month trial basis.

Clerk: nothing

Appointed Legal counsel: nothing

Mayor:
EMS Past Chiefs Kevin Powell and Nelson Brumbaugh
EMS started in 1978 with an all-volunteer staff. (Bowers, Bretz, McMahan to name a few)

Mayor Goldner had Sally Powell come up and she read a Proclamation in memory of Kevin. Then she had Mary Brumbaugh come up and she read a Proclamation in memory of Nelson. Chief Walter had everyone go to the EMS bay where they unveiled the print on the back of the truck with the two Chiefs names. May they always be on call.

Ms. Goldner passed around a sign-up sheet for council inviting them to an up-coming Mayor’s dinner in January.

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Thompson)
Nothing

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 (Ms. Zeigler)
Nothing

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-51 be read by number and title only for the first reading, suspend the rules, dispense with the second and third readings and declare an emergency. Second by Ms. Thompson. All approved.

ORDINANCE 2017-51 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017- 51 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO PRESERVE PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-52 be read by number and title only for its first reading. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

ORDINANCE 2017-52 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2017- 52 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REWRITING IN THEIR ENTIRETY THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS SET FORTH IN ORDINANCE 04-95 AND ORDINANCE 08-37, GRANTING TO HANCOCK-WOOD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, THE RIGHT TO ACQUIRE, CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE IN THE STREETS, THOROUGHFARES, ALLEYS, BRIDGES AND PUBLIC PLACES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, STATE OF OHIO, AND ITS SUCCESSORS, LINES FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC ENERGY TO PARTS OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE AND THE INHABITANTS THEREOF FOR LIGHT, HEAT, POWER AND OTHER PURPOSES AND FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THE SAME WITHIN, THROUGH AND ACROSS SAID VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, STATE OF OHIO SUBJECT TO AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CERTIFIED TERRITORIES FOR ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS ACT (OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 4933.81 TO 4933.90).

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
No Readings

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-42 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.

ORDINANCE 2017-42 read by number and title only 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.

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

Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-43 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.

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.

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

Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-44 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.

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.

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

Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-45 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.

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.

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

Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-47 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.

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

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

XI. Other New Business
Nothing

XII. Other Old Business
Ms. Thompson who has been on council for 12 years said she will miss this, it has been a lot of fun, a lot of decisions-not all good ones, but has tried to be true to do what was best for NB and stick to her philosophy. She will be moving to Florida where she and her husband will become residents.

Mayor Goldner thanked Mr. Van Mooy for his service as clerk and councilmember, Ms. Thompson for serving as councilmember, and Mr. Rose for his service on council. She read a little bio for each and handed them a key (not a real key, but they don’t know that) to the Village and told them they are always welcomed here.

XIII. Payment of the Bills
Ms. Thompson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 156,654.05 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

Mr. Rose made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 156,654.05. Second by Ms. Thompson. All approved.

XIV. Adjournment
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to adjourn at 7:35 PM. Second by
Ms. Thompson. All approved.

We Are Pearls

NBXpress Devotion from Pastor Ralph J. Mineo

In ancient folklore, pearls are droplets that fall from the moon into the sea. They are swallowed by oysters, and then solidify as precious pearls. The pearls are filled with moonlight.

NBXpress Devotion from Pastor Ralph J. Mineo

In ancient folklore, pearls are droplets that fall from the moon into the sea. They are swallowed by oysters, and then solidify as precious pearls. The pearls are filled with moonlight.

We know, of course, the scientific origin of pearls. A tiny grain of sand or a tiny parasite gets into the soft membrane of an oyster’s shell. To stop the resulting irritation, a secretion coats the intruder with thin layers of a shiny substance called “nacre” also known as “mother of pearl.” The mollusk’s muscles expand and contract to get rid of the object. This movement, which lasts for years, gives the pearl its round shape.

Jesus once compared God’s kingdom to a pearl. “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. On finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”

The image of the pearl is especially appropriate at the beginning of a new calendar year. Just as the formation of the pearl is a slow, gradual process, spiritual growth is slow and gradual. Spiritual growth takes time!

The formation of a pearl also takes effort, even suffering. There are irritating, even destructive, “foreign objects” of sin and evil that enter our lives. The central truth of the Kingdom of God is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. I’d like to suggest here that Jesus took the ugliness and destructiveness of sin and evil and created a priceless pearl, the church.

Jesus, like the merchant in one of his parables, is always in search of souls to transform and redeem. It’s God’s nature to give anything to get that “one pearl of great value.” So, God gave us Jesus, and Jesus gave everything, his life, to transform and redeem us. We are so valuable and of such great worth in the eyes of God that Christ died for us. We are God’s treasure. I invite you: embrace God’s truth that you, and all God’s people, are a pearl of GREAT VALUE?

Believers are precious gems, not filled with moonlight, but filled with divine grace, the very presence of God! God, in Christ, is always transforming us, always making us beautiful, valuable, lovely, and loved.

Great Decisions Lecture Series Returns to WCCOA for 2018

WCCOA along with the BG AAUW Branch will once again host the Great Decisions Lecture Series at the Wood County Senior Center (305 N. Main St., Bowling Green) for six consecutive Saturdays from 9:30-11 a.m. January 20-February 24, 2017.

Great Decisions Lecture Series Returns to WCCOA for 2018

Bowling Green, OH (January 8, 2018) – Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) along with the BG AAUW Branch will once again host the Great Decisions Lecture Series at the Wood County Senior Center (305 N. Main St., Bowling Green) for six consecutive Saturdays from 9:30-11 a.m. January 20-February 24, 2017.

The Great Decisions Lecture Series is an informative educational discussion group. Participants will be enlightened with up-to-date information on worldly topics facilitated by Bowling Green State University professors. The professors will provide an opportunity for questions and answers following each discussion session.

The series is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and WCCOA.

Registration is required due to limited seating. When registering, a name and phone number is required in case of cancellations due to inclement weather. Manuals are available for $25 but not required.

To register for this program, contact the WCCOA program department at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935, or email programs@wccoa.net.

A full list of topics and speakers is provided below. 

January 20: The waning of Pax Americana

Dr. Ben Greene

Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention.

January 27: Russia’s foreign policy

Dr. Neal Jesse

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?

February 3: US Global Engagement and the Military

Dr. Marc Simon

The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the United States at a turning point with respect to its level of engagement and the role of its military. Some argue for an “America First” paradigm, with a large military to ensure security, while others call for a more assertive posture overseas. How does the military function in today’s international order, and how might it be balanced with diplomatic and foreign assistance capabilities?

February 10: Media and Foreign Policy

Dr. Arpan Yagnik

State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

February 17: South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

AAUW

The African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the party today suffers from popular frustration over official corruption and economic stagnation.

February 24: Global Health

Dr. Amilcar Challu

The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining wellbeing across nations.

*Note: Dates and topics are subject to change.

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives. 

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or www.wccoa.net.

BG Curling Club Celebrates its 50th Anniversary at New Curling Center

In 1968 humans orbited around the moon for the first time in history, and the Bowling Green Curling club threw it’s very first rocks.

In 1968 humans orbited around the moon for the first time in history, and the Bowling Green Curling club threw it’s very first rocks.

On Saturday, January 13 and Sunday January 14 the Black Swamp Curling Center will be the celebrating the 50th anniversary of curling in Northwest Ohio, and the public is invited to join in all of the festivities. Curlers will be playing a 50 end – 15 hour

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long game (Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 10-3pm), curlers from across the region will be competing in a curling tournament all day Saturday and there will be a Saturday evening celebration with cake and a crokinole tournament. The 9th End Bar will have 50 beers for 50 years – with a new beer released every 15 minutes.  On Sunday the public is especially invited to a History Happy Hour from 12-2pm complete with historical curling displays and a bagpiper.

Curling, played with granite rocks and brooms on ice, is one of the fastest growing sports in America, and the United States has high hopes that the US curling teams will bring home medals at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.

The Black Swamp Curling Center is the largest dedicated curling venue in Ohio with four sheets of ice, The 9th End bar and a warm lounge where visitors are always welcome to watch curling through the viewing glass. The BG Curling Club holds regular Learn to Curl classes and leagues.

For more information about the Black Swamp Curling Center and how everyone can try the sport of curling, please visit bgcurlingclub.com or email bgcurlingclub@gmail.com or call (419) 751-2875

Background

The Black Swamp Curling Center is run by the Bowling Green Curling Club, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3).  The club offers curling classes, weekly league play, youth programs and private curling rentals. New curlers are always welcome.

NOTICE TO PEMBERVILLE, PERRY TOWNSHIP, STONY RIDGE, & PORTAGE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS:

Winter Storm forecasted………………

Due to the winter weather forecasted for this weekend, recycling collection at the Pemberville, Perry Township, Stony Ridge, and Portage Township Satellite Locations for Saturday, January 13, 2018 has been cancelled.

 

For a full list of recycling locations in Wood County, please visit www.recyclewoodcounty.org.

Thank you for recycling!

Latta Announces Military Service Academy Nominations

Congratulations on the nominations…………………

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has announced his nominations from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District for consideration for acceptance into the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military, and Naval Academies as part of the Class of 2022:

“I’m proud to nominate these young men and women for acceptance into our nation’s prestigious service academies as part of the class of 2022,” said Latta. “I commend them for their passion to serve their country, and I’m confident that they will meet and exceed the high standard of excellence that exists at all of our military academies. As the application process moves forward, I wish them the best of luck.”

U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Ian Donahue, Sylvania, Northview High School

Matthew Guyon, Maumee, Anthony Wayne High School

Jenna Kill, Sylvania, Northview High School

Timothy Marshall, Monclova, St. John’s Jesuit High School

McKenzie Mercer, Cygnet, Elmwood High School

David Mulligan, Sylvania, Northview High School

Cole Ragan, Whitehouse, Anthony Wayne High School

Dominic Rodriguez, Northwood, St. Francis de Sales High School

Austin Stoner, Toledo, Whitmer High School

Thomas Tanner, Delta, Pike-Delta-York High School

 

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York

Luke Beach, Haskins, Otsego High School

Michael Dudash, Findlay, Findlay High School

Annika Gerlach, Nevada, Bucyrus Wynford High School, Naval Academy Preparatory School

Thomas Hilt, Whitehouse, Anthony Wayne High School

Timothy Marshall, Monclova, St. John’s Jesuit High School

McKenzie Mercer, Cygnet, Elmwood High School

Ethan Miller, Perrysburg, St. John’s Jesuit High School

Dominic Rodriguez, Northwood, St. Francis de Sales High School

Cameron Smith, Maumee, Anthony Wayne High School

Daniel Walton, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School

Stone Zimmerman, Haskins, Otsego High School

 

U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland

Luke Beach, Haskins, Otsego High School

Rosalie D’Onofrio, Sylvania, Northview High School, The Ohio State University

Ian Donahue, Sylvania, Northview High School

Michael Dudash, Findlay, Findlay High School

Annika Gerlach, Nevada, Bucyrus Wynford High School, Naval Academy Preparatory School

Matthew Guyon, Maumee, Anthony Wayne High School

Thomas Hilt, Whitehouse, Anthony Wayne High School

Neil Jaqua, McClure, Patrick Henry High School

Jack Meinke, Millbury, St. John’s Jesuit High School

McKenzie Mercer, Cygnet, Elmwood High School

Ethan Miller, Perrysburg, St. John’s Jesuit High School

Cameron Smith, Maumee, Anthony Wayne High School

Daniel Walton, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School

 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point, New York

 

Annika Gerlach, Nevada, Bucyrus Wynford High School, Naval Academy Preparatory School

Matthew Guyon, Maumee, Anthony Wayne High School

McKenzie Mercer, Cygnet, Elmwood High School

Daniel Walton, Perrysburg, Perrysburg High School

 

A nomination does not guarantee acceptance to an Academy; that responsibility rests with their admissions office. Additional information regarding the academy nomination and application process may be obtained from Congressman Latta’s website here.

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