3rd of 5 PUBLIC MEETINGS for Grant Projects TONIGHT

Neighborhood Revitalization Grant– Meeting TONIGHT!!! Your INPUT is needed!

The next Neighborhood Revitalization Grant N. R. G. Meeting will be held on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 7:00pm at Village Hall.

Lee Rausch an engineer from Poggemeyer Design Group will be facilitating this meeting. He will be talking about some of the projects being considered, should we receive the grant funding.

Stop up and let your voice & opinions be heard!

Lady Tiger Softball Defeats Vanlue

The Lady Tigers traveled to Vanlue Monday afternoon and secured their first Blanchard Valley Conference win of the 2018 season. 

The Lady Tigers traveled to Vanlue Monday afternoon and secured their first Blanchard Valley Conference win of the 2018 season.

The Tigers broke the ice with two runs in the second inning then blew the game open with nine more in the top of the third.  However the Wildcats were not going to go away quietly as they quickly answered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth.

Simone Thompson once again led the Tigers offensive attack with three singles and 4 RBI’s along with Chloe Hopple belting three singles and double and an RBI.

Katelyn Weinandy gets the win in the circle while tallying nine strikeouts in the five inning contest to improve her record to 3-1.

Final Score: 16-4

WP – Weinandy 3-1 / 1-0

Tiger Hitters:  Jordan Baker 2-1B; Mia McCartney 2-1B; Katelyn Weinandy 1B, 2 RBI; Simone Thompson 3-1B, 4 RBI; Chloe Hopple 3-1B, 2B, RBI; Grace Rein 1B; Sierra Johnson 1B, RBI; Hannah Lord 1B, 2B;  Maddie Gerdeman 1B

Record 3-1 / 1-0

Next Game: 4/12/18 Home vs Hardin Northern

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Village Administrator Report – April 3

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – April 3, 2018 – Village Administrator Report – Allyson Murray, Village Administrator

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – April 3, 2018 – Village Administrator Report

Allyson Murray, Village Administrator

1. Meeting Review

• Mar 22 – Wood County Hazard Mitigation Meeting @ 1:00pm Village Hall
• Mar 22 – North Baltimore Rotary Fundraiser at NB McDonald’s 5:00-8:00pm
• Mar 22 – Wood County Economic Development Annual Dinner @ Hilton Levis Commons 6:00pm
• Mar 26 – Meeting with Poggemeyer on Downtown Streetscape @ 11:15 in BG
• Mar 26 – North Baltimore Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting @ Village Hall 5:30pm
• Mar 27 – Meeting on Economic Development @ Village Hall at 5:30pm
• Mar 28 – North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting @ McDonalds noon
• Mar 30 – Meeting with CES Engineering at Village Office at 9:30am

2. Upcoming Meetings:

• Apr 2 – Meeting with Lee Rausch of Poggemeyer at Village Office at 10:00am
• Apr 3 – Village Council Meeting at 5:30pm at Village Hall
• Apr 10 – Committee of the Whole Meeting at Village Hall @ 5:30pm
• Apr 10 – Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Public Meeting # 3 Village Hall @ 7pm
• Apr 17 – Village Council Meeting at 5:30pm at Village Hall
• Apr 17 – RCAP Training Seminar in Alliance Ohio 8:00am-4:00pm
• Apr 18 – Tree City USA Awards Luncheon in Upper Sandusky Ohio 9:00-3:00
• Apr 18 – RCAP Training Seminar in Alliance Ohio 8:00am-4:00pm
• Apr 23 – Pesticide Exam for DPW Workers OSU Extension in BG 1:00pm
• Apr 25 – North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner @ Legion 6pm
• Apr 30 – Wood County Opioid Crisis Awareness Program 8:00am-3:00pm Maumee

3. Neighborhood Revitalization Grant– The next Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Meeting will be held on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 7:00pm at Village Hall. Lee Rausch an engineer from Poggemeyer will be facilitating this meeting and talking about some of the projects we would like to see take place should we receive the grant. Stop up and let your voice & opinions be heard!


4. Village Park Open for Season- The Village Park opened for the season on April 1, 2018 and the restrooms, drinking fountains and concession stands have been opened and the water is ON. We are hoping that temperatures do not drop below freezing so that we do not have problems with freezing pipes and broken lines.

5. Sand Volleyball Court – the Department of Public Works currently is working to rehabilitate the Sand Volleyball Court at Village Park. We have a league that is possibly interested in playing here in North Baltimore and it has been several years since there has been any interest in this facility. We are tilling the ground, adding new sand and purchasing a new net.

6. Little League Concession Stand Update- The Village was awarded a CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) to update the little league concession stand/restroom to make it ADA accessible. This project is being finished up as I type this report and thus the village will now be able to accommodate all visitors to our park. It is a wonderful addition to our park system to be able to make our facilities inclusive for all users.

7. Brush Pick Up – Monday April 2, 2018 will be the first official day of the Village Brush Pick Up. Brush pick up will take place;

• First 2 weeks of April (April 2-6, April 9-13)
• First full week of May (May 7- May 11)
• First Monday of each Month (June – November)

Please keep in mind… The North Baltimore Brush Pick-Up Program is for weather related and trimmed brush, from a North Baltimore resident’s property only. Brush from a contracted tree removal/trimming project on a resident’s property will be the responsibility of the property owner. Please include removal and clean up in your contract. It is unfair to ask the tax payers of the Village to cover this cost.

To better serve all residents, brush piles that are particularly large and require more than 1 hour to remove will be partially removed, allowing time for brush to be picked up at other residences.
Street Dept. staff will revisit large piles for complete removal. To help us plan ahead for large brush pile removal, contact the Village Office to provide the location.

Please remember the village will only pick up piles that measure a maximum of 6×6 feet, larger piles should be referred to a contractor.

This is a curbside pickup of brush up to 6” in diameter. Piles must be neatly stacked with cut ends curb side, with no lawn waste, poison ivy or thorns and placed out by 7:00 a.m. on
pickup days.

8. Tree City USA -The Village has once again been awarded a Tree City USA designation for 2018. This is the 23rd year the village has achieved this honor and the Mayor and members of the Tree Commission will be attending the awards ceremony in Upper Sandusky on April 18, 2018.

9. Village Tree Commission – The Village Tree Commission has approved the hazard tree list for this year and it is currently out for bid. Advertising for bids began March 23, 2018 and bids will be opened on Friday April 13, 2018 at 11:00am at Village Hall.

10. ODOT Request – The Village has reached out to ODOT requesting a meeting to provide us with more information concerning the proposed ODOT outpost facility on old 25 just southeast of the village. North Baltimore will be supplying the water to this facility and as such we need to meet with ODOT to make sure we are all on the same page. We will keep council updated on our progress.

11. Board of Zoning Appeals Recommendation – Village Council was informed at their March 20, 2018 meeting that a citizen residing at 428 W. State Street in the village wished to file for a variance from zoning code on their garage which had been rebuilt after a fire. The garage was rebuilt in the exact same location as it had been located prior to the fire (house was built in 1940s). The issue was the garage before and after the fire was built in the village right of way. The North Baltimore Village Board of Zoning Appeals met on Monday March 26, 2018 to hear this issue and render a decision regarding the granting of a variance for the garage at 428 W. State St. The BZA voted 5-0 to approve the variance of Chapter 901.14 Construction in Utility Easements Prohibited of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio. I am requesting council to accept the variance that was approved by the BZA (all documentation is in the council packet) and will need a motion to that effect.

Proposed Motion; To accept the recommendation of the Board of Zoning Appeals and also approve the variance for 428 W. State Street, allowing the garage located within village right of way to remain in the same location.

12. Asset Management Plan – The Village will be working with CES on the Asset Management Plan required by the state for all municipalities with a water system. Our initial meeting with engineer Dan Thornton took place on Thursday March 29. This process will be looking at every essential piece of equipment in our water system and evaluating it and assigning a life expectancy date to it. We will begin with the pumps at the reservoirs and work our way through our system to water plant and then out into the distribution lines. The inventory and life expectancy are the crucial information needed in the Asset Management Plan and once that is completed we will move toward GIS coordinates of the water system.

13. Hiring of Part Time Police Officers – The Police Chief is recommending the hiring of two part time police officers. Included in the council packet are the F19a forms to hire Mr. Jered Miller and Mr. Ryan LeRoux. In order to keep part time officers hours under 30 we are requesting the hiring of these two individuals.

Proposed Motion; To authorize the hiring of Jered Miller and Ryan LeRoux as part time police officers at the rate of $12.00 per hour effective April 4, 2018.

14. Mosquito/Weed Spray – The village sent three employees to the class on March 19 to prepare for the test to hold the Mosquito and Weed Spraying license. These three employees are registered to sit for the spraying exam on Monday April 23 at 1pm at OSU Extension Office in BG. Council suggested a policy be created in regard to the Mosquito/Weed Spraying license and a copy of such policy will be discussed at the COTW meeting on Tuesday April 10, 2018.

15. Village Zoning – With the weather hopefully warming up, it’s that time of year again when village residents want to get out and complete their outside projects. While we love seeing the amazing improvements our citizens are making to their properties we want to remind residents that there are zoning codes in the Village of North Baltimore and that any outside project needs to have a zoning permit prior to beginning construction.

Please read below for an outline of the Village of North Baltimore zoning permit procedures;


1. The Village of North Baltimore requires citizens to obtain a zoning permit when they are completing projects outside of their homes. These projects include; swimming pools, decks, trellis, terraces, driveways, sidewalks, sheds, fences, building additions, accessory buildings, porches, etc.

2. The Village of North Baltimore requires citizens to fill out an application for a zoning permit and submit the application, along with a sketch of the proposed project to the zoning inspector at the village office between 8:00am-4:30pm M-F.

3. Once the application is submitted to the village office, the village zoning inspector and staff will visit the proposed project site to ascertain if the proposed project is allowable within the village zoning code and to ensure the proposed project will not interfere with village utility easements or right of ways.

4. The zoning inspector shall, within twenty days after receipt of the application, approve or deny the application in conformance with the provisions of this zoning code (Chapter 1107.02 (3) of Codified Ordinances of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio). In most cases the zoning inspector will approve or deny the application with 5-7 business days.

5. If application is approved a zoning permit will be issued and applicant will be notified by the village office that the permit is ready for pick up and the citizen can pay for the permit at the time of pick up. The village accepts cash or checks only, no credit/debit cards.

6. Obtaining a Village of North Baltimore ZONING PERMIT is only the first step in the building process. Any structure or building is required to also have a BUILDING PERMIT issued from Wood County Building Inspection, 419-354-9190, http://wcbinspect.co.wood.oh.us/

7. The Village of North Baltimore issues ZONING PERMITS only. Wood County requires structures to also have a BUILDING PERMIT which can only be obtained from Wood County Building Inspection Department.

8. Should you have questions or concerns regarding your proposed project or Village of North Baltimore Zoning Code, please contact Allyson at the village office 419-257-2394 or amurray@northbaltimore.net

9. Residents who do not obtain a permit prior to construction can be charged up to $150.00 per day for violating Chapter 1107.02 and 1107.99 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio.

205 North Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872 Phone (419)257-2394 Fax (419)257-2457

Register Today for Annual Rett Fun Run – Walk or Stroll

*Pre-register by April 15th to receive a free Race/Event T-shirt. Shirts will be available for $10 on race day while supplies last.

The 5k/1 mile walk is Sunday, May 6th at The Powell School at 2 pm.  The walk will start at the track and loop through the trail.

Pre-register by Sunday, April 15th to get a free event t-shirt.

Register online at  www.rettsyndrome.org/liverettfree or print out the attached application (Live Rett Free Application- 2018 Word online registration).

All proceeds benefit Rett Syndrome research.

Sunday, May 6, 2018- 2 pm
E A Powell Elementary School
500 North Main St., North Baltimore, Ohio
5K Run, 1-Mile Fun Run & 1-Mile Walk or Stroll

*Pre-register by April 15th to receive a free Race/Event T-shirt. Shirts will be available for $10 on race day while supplies last.

*Awards will be presented to the top individuals in each age group, as well as the overall male and female runners.

5 Steps to Creating a Healthier Community

A successful community-wide health initiative needs to continuously build on its momentum by adding new programs and participants……

(Family Features) Obesity, with corresponding ailments such as heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes, is a well-chronicled public health issue and has many communities looking for ways to positively impact their residents.

What can prove to have an enduring impact on improving community health is a broad coalition of stakeholders coming together to create a culture of wellness. For example, the City of West Chicago, with its Healthy West Chicago initiative, is a case study in how to galvanize a community toward collective better health. With these modifiable tips from Mayor Ruben Pineda, other communities can work to improve the health and quality of life for residents.

Have a champion
Every major civic initiative needs someone to drive it, someone to assemble and activate the right roster of influencers, experts and activists. Progressive leaders concerned about community sustainability and resident health, such as city council members or those in influential positions within the community, make good candidates to spearhead the plan.

Enlist partners
To improve nutrition and increase physical activity in the City of West Chicago, Mayor Pineda reached out to community leaders in local government, education, health care, social services, faith-based entities, businesses and non-profits to initiate partnerships and secure funding to create the Healthy West Chicago Action Plan, a multi-year guide for promoting better health in the community.

Engage other community members
It is important to build awareness of your initiative and get buy-in from residents through consistent communication. One of the most important demographic segments to engage is children. Kids are open to change and are developing lifelong habits. They are also extremely influential with their parents, siblings and friends.

“The key to a sustainable, healthy future is to change the way the next generation thinks about nutrition and exercise,” Mayor Pineda said. “This makes the public school system critical to driving the behavioral changes that contribute to positive outcomes.”

Measure and adjust
Once your community’s health initiative is in action, assess it annually against the overarching plan and add, eliminate or improve components to continue the momentum toward a healthy community for generations to come.

Keep it fresh
A successful community-wide health initiative needs to continuously build on its momentum by adding new programs and participants. For example, Healthy West Chicago conducts sponsored activities such as free healthy cooking classes for students, a “Rethink Your Drink” campaign to educate community members about the harmful effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, weekly community walks with the mayor and a community garden initiative, which promotes organic suburban agriculture and benefits both the environment and local families. In addition, providing ongoing updates about programs and offering online tools, such as activity trackers and interactive walking route maps, are ways to build interest and retain participants.

For more information about how to implement a health and wellness program in your city, contact Mayor Pineda’s office at (630) 293-2200 extension 135, or visit healthywestchicago.com.

Photo of Mayor Pineda walking with students courtesy of Healthy West Chicago
Photo of woman gardening courtesy of The GardenWorks Project

City of West Chicago

“God Be With Ye” a Devotion by Pastor Ralph J Mineo

The best “goodbyes” leave us with a sense of well-being and peacefulness……………

Most of us, when we were children, were gently tucked into bed and left alone to sleep in the dark. This end-of-the-day ritual, is a “goodbye,” with the purpose of leaving us comfortable, cared for, loved.

I read of one mother who tucks her children in with these words: “Remember, you are special to God. Remember how much we love you. Sleep loose.”

“Sleep loose?” People usually say “sleep tight.” But this mother turns the common phrase because she wants the children to relax, rest, and feel secure in the love that surrounds them.

I know that “sleeping tight” means “to sleep soundly,” but it still sounds rather tense to me, probably because of the modern slang “uptight.” Being uptight means to be anxious, nervous, worried. That’s certainly no way to sleep. It’s certainly no way to be awake!

The best “goodbyes” leave us with a sense of well-being and peacefulness. The word “goodbye” is a word which is a derivative of the phrase “God be with ye.”

Taking adequate time and using good words for a proper “goodbye” is an art. The best “goodbyes” are blessings.

I recommend that, in preparing for a “goodbye,” you read Psalm 107, a reminder that God calms storms, God is present in troubled times, God’s love is steadfast, we can count on God’s love.

When Paul was saying goodbye to the church of Corinth, he wrote: “Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet each other with Christian love. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” Living life in the spirit of this goodbye would bring healing to anxiousness, nervousness, and worry. Give it a try!

Goodbye, for now — God be with ye!