GOST Planning Meeting – April 19

All are welcome to attend, offer input / ideas, see where help may still be needed…

GOOD OLE SUMMERTIME FESTIVAL (GOST)
 
April Meeting
 
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 7 pm
Place: NB Village Hall
 
All are welcome to attend, offer input / ideas, see where help may still be needed…
 
Before – Set up starts Friday night before the festival

During – Help will be needed for various aspects of the festival


After – Help will be needed to tear down, clean up the downtown area
 
Hope to see you there!

The GOST Committee

Main Street GOST 2017
MORE THAN 150 vehicles were in this years Car Show!!!

Council REGULAR Meeting Minutes – March 20

Approved (4/3/18) VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Approved (4/3/18) VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES from March 20, 2018

I. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Goldner called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call:
Mayor Janet Goldner-Here, Mr. Beegle- Here, Ty Carles-Here, Mr. Engard- Here, Mr. Aaron Patterson- Here, Art Patterson -Here, Ms. Zeigler-Here, Student Representative- Dalton Teaford, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Here

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the March 6, 2018 meeting. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

IV. Public Participation: (5min limit)
Martin Smith- there was a hazardous tree that was removed from one of his properties. He would like to fill it in with top soil and replace the sidewalk all at his expense. Mr. Aaron Patterson wanted to know if there had been mulch there before? No, the tree was planted in the ‘60’s and it wasn’t planted properly. Mr. Smith just want to get permission to do this and let the council know of his intentions.

Mrs. Williams wanted to make sure council was aware that their garage had burnt down and they are going to rebuild. She has been in contact with Ms. Murray.
There is a handout that Ms. Murray gave to all members showing them where the garage is and letting them know it will be going to the zoning board.

V. Letters and Communications:
None

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: submitted

EMS Chief: No reports due

Fire Chief:
Police Chief:
Utility Director:
DPW Superintendent:

Village Administrator: Ms. Murray started out with the power point she shows when she is asked to speak about the Village.
3) NRG- biggest concerns, roads, parks, sidewalks and abandoned structures.
Next NRG Public Meeting April 10th at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall
4) Street Sweeper- request to “outsource” this- we received one bid. (handout) Mr. Carles said that it is “robbery.” Catch basins can be cleaned with a shovel and we should be doing it. Move forward with the street sweeper.
5) PW dump truck- we need to develop a plan to purchase one in the future
6) WCM meeting- March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Village Hall
7) Policy on tying into Village Storm Sewer- Ordinances tonight 06 is the sewer and water tapping; 07 is for changes to 935 storm water management system.
8) Loop Project- March 29, 18 meeting to begin discussion
9) Property donation- by a resident- Ordinance 2018-08 has its third reading tonight
10) Asset Management Plan- this is a requirement for municipalities with a water system. The meeting is March 29.
11) Scout House- Ordinance has been amended, third reading tonight
12) Tree Commission-(handout)
Proposed Motion: To authorize the Village Administrator to advertise for bids for Hazard Tree Removal for 2018
Ms. Zeigler made the motion for the VA to advertise for bids for Hazard Tree Removal. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.
13) Bike Helmet Grant- (handout)helmets to be given away at the PSD on May 19th.
14) Surface transportation Block Grant-(handout)
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to authorize the VA to begin the application process for the Surface Transportation Block Grant through TMACOG.
Proposed Motion: To authorize the Village Administrator to begin the application process for the Surface Transportation Block Grant through TMACOG.

Clerk: I received a letter informing us that liquor permit privilege renewal is coming up and if we have any objections now is the time to submit. Chief Baer said there have been no issues, we are all good.

Appointed Legal counsel: nothing

Mayor: April 1 the park opens- May is when the water gets turned on. The port-a-johns are out there because the school puts them there and takes care of them.
April 3 meeting pictures will be taken to update the website, etc.

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)
Thanks to all who attended the meeting. They are working on a report for a long-range plan.

Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)
Public Safety Day is May 19th.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Carles)
925,935 Ordinances tonight – working on one for spraying

Public Works (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Mr. Patterson is very disappointed; 4 employees and we are outsourcing work. Also, has heard there will be down days. There are always things that need done, so why are there down days? Mr. Carles agreed and said he noticed the same thing. Mr. Beegle said we need to make sure we are handling the crew.
To do: streets, cemetery, buildings, etc.

Public Utilities (Mr. Engard)
Nothing. Mr. Aaron Patterson heard Caleb Swope got his CDL-great

Finance and Technology (Mr. Beegle)
Requesting an executive session at the end of the meeting for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to read ORDINANCE 2018-09 by number and title only for its first reading. Second by Mr. Carles.

ORDINANCE 2018-09 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-09 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL GRANT PROCEEDS

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
None

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2018-03 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Carles.

ORDINANCE 2018-03 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-03 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO CONTRACT WITH SOUTHEASTERN EQUIPMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING A STREET SWEEPER
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2018-04 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Carles.

ORDINANCE 2018-04 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-04 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF 901 VEHICLE EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT CARRYOVER, 821 STREET CLEANING CARRY OVER

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

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2018-05 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Carles.

ORDINANCE 2018-05 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-05 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO CONTRACT WITH NORTH BALTIMORE AMERICAN LEGION 539 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENTERING A PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT

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

Ms. Zeigler made a motion that ORDINANCE 2018-06 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Carles.

ORDINANCE 2018-06 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-06 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 925.01 TAPPING WATER AND SEWER LINES OF THE CODIFIED ORINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

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

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2018-07 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Carles.

ORDINANCE 2018-07 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 935.04 POWERS OF THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR, SETION 935.10 RIGHT TO APPEAL, SECTION 935.11 PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE AND 935.16 RIGHT TO INSPECT OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

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

Mr. Carles made a motion that ORDINANCE 2018-08 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Engard.

ORDINANCE 2018-08 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-08 AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING DONATION AND CONVEYANCE OF PARCEL NO. F23-310-350102009000 FROM MR. ROBERT HURST

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

XI. Other New Business
Nothing

XII. Other Old Business
Nothing

XIII. Payment of the Bills

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 129,173.31 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

Mr. Carles made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 129,173.31. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.

XIV. Executive Session

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 6:28 PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved

XV. Return to Regular Session

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to return to regular session at 6:41 PM. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

Mr. Beegle made a motion that Brian Roberts, at his one-year review, April 1, 2018, be paid $75,000. Second by Mr. Carles. Four yes votes with Mr. Aaron Patterson and Mr. Art Patterson abstaining. Motion passed

XVI. Adjournment

Mr. Carles made a motion to adjourn at 6:43 PM. Second by
Mr. Art Patterson. All approved.

 

Council SPECIAL Meeting Minutes – March 23

Approved (4/3/18) VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
SPECIAL
COUNCIL MEETING
March 23, 2018
6:00 PM
MINUTES

I. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Goldner called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call:

Mayor Janet Goldner-Here, Mr. Beegle- Here, Ty Carles-Here, Mr. Engard- Here, Mr. Aaron Patterson- Here, Art Patterson -Here, Ms. Zeigler-Here, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Here

III. New Business/Legislation
The Special meeting was for the EMS to purchase a used ambulance. Mr. Aaron Patterson wanted to know if there was anything wrong with it? Chief Walter said he drove it and he talked to the mechanic. Nothing out of the ordinary. He would like to have it tuned up even though it was in use when he looked at it. Thinking of alternating vehicles each month for the next 5years. Mr. Patterson also mentioned we should be putting money aside for when we need to purchase a new one we can fund it. Mr. Carles asked if it was going to be decaled. Yes, $1200 or less, the decals match up so that will help.

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2018-10 be read by number and title only for its first reading, dispense with the second and third readings, suspend the rules and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Beegle.

ORDINANCE 2018-10 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2018-10 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO PURCHASE A USED AMBULANCE FOR NO MORE THAN $3500 ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST.

Mr. Art Patterson made a motion to adopt. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.

IV. New/ Old Business/Legislation
No. But, would like to congratulate Aaron Patterson for his boys moving on to districts in wrestling.

V. Adjournment

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 6:13 PM. Second by
Mr. Carles. All approved.

NBHS “Paws for a Cause” to Hold Fundraiser

In Findlay, on Tuesday, April 17th ………………………

Paws for a Cause is hosting a Panera Night in Findlay on Tuesday, April 17th from 4-8 p.m. You can either print or show the flyer below digitally when you go, and we’ll get 20% of what you spend!

We use all of our money to do more service and awareness projects throughout the year.

From 4:00pm to 8:00pm in Findlay

More Tax Scams Reported as Filing Deadline Nears

March numbers double January’s numbers..

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today(Tuesday) warned that more consumers are reporting tax scams ahead of the April 17 tax-filing deadline.

In March, the Ohio Attorney General’s Help Center logged more than 340 reports of tax scams, compared to about 160 in January and 280 in February.

“Scam artists cast a wide net. They know not everyone will fall for it, but some will,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We encourage people to be very careful, especially this time of year. Scam artists will try to scare you to death, saying they’re the IRS and they’re coming to throw you in jail if you don’t pay them immediately. The real IRS doesn’t operate like that.”

Among the tax scams reported to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the IRS impostor phone scam is the most common. In this scam, people generally get a call saying the federal government is taking action against them for tax problems and they must call back immediately (and eventually pay) to resolve the problem.

Tips to avoid the scams include:

  • Don’t trust threatening callers. If you receive an unexpected phone call from someone who threatens to arrest you for not paying taxes, be very skeptical, especially if you never received any written notice.
  • Avoid making payments over the phone. Don’t trust someone who demands that you pay immediately over the phone using a gift card or by sending a wire transfer. These are preferred payment methods for scam artists, because once sent, it’s very difficult to trace or recover the money. The real IRS won’t demand that you pay over the phone using one of these specific methods.
  • Don’t respond to illegal robocalls in any way. Don’t interact with the caller, and don’t call a number left on your phone or in a message. Responding to a scam call can result in even more calls because it lets con artists know that your phone number belongs to a real person.
  • Don’t always trust caller ID. Scammers may “spoof” a phone number, making the number on your caller ID appear to be from the IRS, even when it’s not. For example, a call may appear to be coming from a 202 (Washington D.C.) area code, when it’s actually coming from another country.
  • Check into call-blocking options. Find out if services are available through your phone carrier, your phone itself, or third-party apps to help you stop unwanted calls.

IRS or U.S. Treasury impersonation scams can be reported to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at www.treasury.gov/tigta or 800-366-4484. Consumers also can contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515 for help detecting a scam.

ODOT preparing for another near-record construction season

Since 2011, ODOT has invested $16.4 billion into nearly 8,000 projects……….

COLUMBUS – This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation is investing $2.35 billion into nearly 1,000 projects that will preserve existing roads and bridges, enhance capacity, and improve safety.

“Roads and bridges don’t get better over time. That’s why 90 cents of every dollar we’re investing this year is to take care of what we have,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “We’re using better data and more frequent maintenance to address the small issues with our infrastructure before they become big issues.”

ODOT and contractors will repair or replace 5,645 miles of pavement, enough to pave a four-lane highway from Columbus to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and perform work on 1,040 bridges.

While orange barrels can be an inconvenience, they are a sign of progress and improvement. Since 2011, ODOT has invested an unprecedented $16.4 billion into 7,918 projects across the state. ODOT is responsible for maintaining 43,211 lane miles of roadway and 14,095 bridges. Ohio has the 4th largest interstate system by lane miles. Ohio’s transportation infrastructure supports the state’s 6.5 million jobs.

“Our transportation network is Ohio’s most valuable man-made asset,” said Wray. “It gives us the ability to move goods to market, get to work, take our children to school, visit an amusement park or explore the beautiful natural wonders of Ohio.”

Despite a near-record level of road work, last year saw the second lowest number of work zone crashes in a decade in Ohio. There were 4,891 work zone crashes, resulting in 119 serious injuries and 19 deaths. The vast majority of these crashes were caused by drivers following too close.

“We need drivers to pay attention every moment they are behind the wheel, but it’s even more vital in work zones. These zones often contain narrow lanes and changing traffic patterns. When driving through work zones, drivers need to leave more room between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them, slow down, pay attention, and avoid all distractions,” Wray said.

ODOT crews were struck 152 times last year. Ohio law requires that drivers move over or slow down when they see our crews working along the roadway.

Unfortunately, through the years 164 ODOT employees have lost their lives while on the job.