NB Council Meets April 17 – Agenda

Here is the Agenda for the VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING that is being held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The meeting commences promptly at 5:30 PM.

April 17, 2018
5:30 PM

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

___________________ made a motion to excuse ________________. Second by ___________________.

III. Approval of the Minutes

IV. Public Participation (5min limit)

V. Letters and Communications

VI. Administrative Reports

Finance Officer: submitted

EMS Chief: No reports due
Fire Chief:
Police Chief:
Utility Director:
DPW Superintendent:

Village Administrator:

Proposed Motion; To authorize the village administrator to enter into an agreement with Ashcraft Tree Service for the purpose of hazardous tree removal (per the Tree Commission List) within the village at a cost of $6080.00.


Appointed Legal Counsel:


VII. Standing Committees (5min limit)

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)

Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Carles)

Public Works (Mr. Aaron Patterson)

Public Utilities (Mr. Engard)

Finance and Technology (Mr. Beegle)

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

No new legislation

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions


X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions


XI. Other New Business

XII. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of the Bills

XIV. Adjournment

I – 75 Beam Setting Over Blanchard River to Restrict Traffic

Traffic will be temporarily slowed and perhaps stopped for short intervals, up to 15 minutes, while each beam is set in place. Also TEMPORARY ramp closures…

Beam setting over Blanchard River to restrict traffic

LIMA, Ohio (April 12, 2018) – The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur:

Interstate 75

Interstate 75, both northbound and southbound, between the U.S. 224 and state Route 12 interchanges will be restricted to one lane during nighttime hours only the majority of the week of April 16 during setting of bridge beams over the Blanchard River.

  • Traffic will be temporarily slowed and perhaps stopped for short intervals, up to 15 minutes, while each beam is set in place.
  • The I-75 southbound entrance ramp at U.S. 224 will be used as a staging area for the beams and will therefore be temporarily closed for short intervals of up to 15 minutes during the operation.
  • Work will take place during nighttime hours, generally from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day next week.

U.S. 68/state Route 15

U.S. 68/state Route 15 is reduced to one lane in both directions between Lima Avenue and the Findlay city line, which is just north of West Hobart Avenue, due to drainage work in preparation for road reconstruction.

U.S. 68/state Route 15 interchange

The exit ramp from Interstate 75 northbound to U.S. 68/state Route 15 (exit 156) closed June 19, 2017 for approximately three years.

  • Traffic is detoured north to the state Route 12 interchange to Interstate 75 southbound back to U.S. 68/state Route 15. (see map)

State Route 12 interchange

All ramps at the state Route 12 interchange with Interstate 75 are currently open.

U.S. 224 interchange

All ramps at the U.S. 224 interchange with Interstate 75 are currently open.

About the Hancock I-75 project:

Interstate 75 will be reconstructed and widened beginning just south of Harrison Street/County Road 144, which is just south of the U.S. Route 68/state Route 15 interchange, to the county Road 99 interchange, Findlay, Hancock County. The project will reconstruct approximately five miles of the existing four lanes of Interstate 75, construct an additional lane of travel in each direction, replace all mainline bridges on I-75, replace the Harrison Street overpass, redesign and reconstruct the interchange between U.S. 68/state Route 15 and Interstate 75, and redesign and reconstruct the interchange with U.S. 68/state Route 15 at Lima Avenue. The project also includes the construction of noise walls at particular locations. Expected completion is May 2020. Beaver Excavating, Canton, serves as the general contractor.

Project information may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/hancock75

NBHS Tiger Baseball Foto Gallery

The North Baltimore High School Tiger Baseball Team has a record of 4 – 1 overall, 2 – 0 in the Blanchard Valley Conference.

The North Baltimore High School Tiger Baseball Team has a record of 4 – 1 overall, 2 – 0 in the Blanchard Valley Conference.
A Foto Gallery from Ferg
vs. Hardin – Northern

Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Projects Narrowed Down for NB

Residents gave two projects “thumbs up” and are waiting for more information on a third possible project……………

Only about 20 residents, including council members, attended the third community forum, held last Tuesday, April 10 at the Village Hall (EMS  station). The continuation of forming a list of potential projects to submit with a grant application for a Neighborhood Revitalization Grant , which North Baltimore qualifies for, is urgent, as the deadline is quickly approaching.

Paulette Mills and Lee Rausch, both with Poggemeyer Design Group, presented projects from a wide list of potential categories, including: street improvements, public parking facilities, neighborhood facilities, and park improvements. The ideas for these projects came from the list compiled from the survey that community members returned after the first meeting.

The citizens were asked to pick projects from the categories, totaling no more than $450,000.

The village had been told it could get up to  $500,000 from the revitalization grant, but $50,000 is put aside to pay Poggemeyer for the design fees.

Categories chosen were:

Public parking facilities. The “Whistle Stop” parking lot, on the west side of Main Street between “Subway” and the tracks, now owned by the village, will be paved and landscaped, with a splash pad area for the warm weather months that can also be used in the winter to place the village’s Christmas tree. It also will have a train viewing platform. Thirty-five regular parking spots and two handicapped spots will be included. The splash pad, a concrete base with a motion-detected water feature, would go near the north side of the lot, close to Subway, and not near the train tracks. The estimated cost for is this is $144,536.

There is a Downtown Beautification Grant that has already been awarded to North Baltimore, but the village has to wait until 2019 to receive the dollars. Once the funds are received, the entire block from the railroad tracks northward to Broadway will get a facelift–new sidewalks, curbs. street lighting, etc. In addition that block of Main Street, will then be re-built and paved. “The Whistle Stop lot is a logical choice”(for the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant dollars), said Rick Van Mooy, “otherwise it is an eyesore as you enter town. It would be money well spent,” he said.

Park improvements. There were several options in this category, and ADA parking at the park’s three shelter houses was the top choice, along with improving shelter house #1. Estimated cost is $84,589

A water/splash feature at the park for $214,788 was not considered, mainly because of cost.

With approximately $220,000  of potentially awarded dollars left to spend, the conversation switched to street paving.

Street Paving Two projects that were removed from the list of potential streets to be paved were Water Street from Zihlman to Poe Road because that is where the replacement water tower is going to go. Also nixed was East Broadway from Tarr Street to Rudolph Road because the water lines have not yet been replaced along that route.

The group decided paving Walnut Street from Main Street to Gillette for $137,267 would be a good choice.

Village Administrator Allyson Murray said someone stopped by the office and also suggested Rudolph Road from Broadway to Maple. Murray said “there are not water lines under the road that would be a problem there” That suggestion also received a positive response from the citizens in attendance.

“It’s a better bet than Walnut,” Van Mooy agreed. That project also will tie in with the “Safe Route to Schools” grant the village received that will put sidewalks along a portion of Maple Street from Rhodes Avenue to Rudolph Road. Those grants dollars also become available in 2019.

Poggemeyer will draw up an estimate for the Rudolph Road project.

“Nothing is written in stone until council approves it,” Mills cautioned.

The application needs to be turned in early in June; the village will learn in October if it received the money. It then can begin using the funds, ans will have two years to complete all the designated projects.

“If you have $450,000 to spend, why wait?” she asked.