NB Council Committee of the Whole Meets tonight – 12/11

Agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

December 11, 2018

AGENDA

5:30 PM

Special Meeting to following COTW

Call meeting to order at 5:30

I. Public Safety Committee. Art Patterson- Chair, Tim Engard, Leisa Zeigler members

II. Public Utilities Committee. Tim Engard- Chair, Leisa Zeigler, Ty Carles members

III. Finance and Technology Committee. Matt Beegle- Chair, Ty Carles, Art Patterson members

IV. Public Works Committee. Aaron Patterson- Chair, Matt Beegle, Art Patterson members

L.E.D lights at the roundabout

Compensatory time for employees.

V. Economic and Community Development Committee. Leisa Zeigler- Chair. Matt Beegle, Aaron Patterson members

VI Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review Committee. Ty Carles- Chair, Tim Engard, Aaron Patterson members

VII. Mayor’s Items

VIII. Tree Commission

NB Council Minutes – Sept. 18, 2018

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING – September 18, 2018 – MINUTES

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
September 18, 2018

MINUTES

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, Matt Beegle- Here, Ty Carles-Here, Tim Engard- Here, Aaron Patterson- Absent, Art Patterson -Here, Leisa Zeigler-Here, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Here

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

Motion made by Mr. Carles to hire Logan Spangenberg as P/T Police officer per form F-19a at a rate of $12.00/hour beginning September 18, 2018. Second by Mr. Beegle. All approved.

Mr. Aaron Patterson arrived at 5:34 pm.

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Beegle to approve the minutes of the September 4, 2018 meeting. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.

Motion by Mr. Beegle to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of the September 11, 2018 meeting. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.

IV. Public Participation:
Bonnie Knaggs presented a Wheaties Box to Ms. Murray, thanking her for all her hard work and the grant money that she has brought into the Village.

V. Letters and Communications:
Mr. Kuhlman did receive a letter about recycling and who owns or say they own the three pieces of equipment that have been in question for months now. This will be discussed after the meeting.

Todd Dickerson had a brief intro for the Economic and Development of the Village. Still more discussion to come.

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: Council would like to see income tax comparison; would like reports before the Tuesday night meetings. Get the water rates from Mr. Roberts. Ms. Goldner will look for the Ordinances for the water and sewer separation.

Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 5:49 PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by Mr. Engard. All approved

Motion to return to regular session by Mr. Carles at 6:04 pm. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.

Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to hire David Lafferty as Chief of Police for a one year probationary period at step 17; $25.49 per hour. Starting September 24th. Second by Mr. Engard. Five yes votes with Ms. Zeigler voting no. Motion passed.

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

Village Administrator:
3)Police Cruiser Options- out getting updates; fire department had indicated they needed that vehicle.
4) Proposed Recommendation: To appoint David Lafferty as Police Chief of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio.
5)VA opening- the advertisement is included in the packet. Mr. Aaron Patterson didn’t agree with the ad, wanted a change.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to authorize the VA to submit and add for the VA with a salary range of $64,480-$75,000. Second by Mr. Engard. Motion passed.

6)Street Inventory-Options for street repair will be discussed further
7)CRA- Ordinance 2018-23 was passed at the last meeting
8)Eco/Dev- Mr. Dickerson met with Ms. Zeigler, Mayor Goldner, VA Ms. Murray.
9)Open Item List-included in your packet
10)Camera Estimate- still worker on this
11)Weekend work Policy-Mr. Roberts requested some changes to the PP Manual.
Mr. Carles made a motion to accept the changes/amend the Policy for weekend work. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.

Added: Need a motion to purchase a cardiac unit.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to use grant money to purchase a cardiac unit not to exceed $30,000 using grant money. Second by Mr. Beelge. All approved.
Mr. Lafferty accepts the Chief of Police position. Mr. Carles suggests he look into an assistant.

Clerk: nothing

Appointed Legal counsel: Already spoke

Mayor: nothing

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)
Todd Dickerson was here.
CRA to tie into our area.
Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)
Nothing
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Carles)
Issue at the water department-the director can’t take a vacation, need to get this figured out by the end of the year. You can only bank so many days.
Public Works (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Nothing
Public Utilities (Mr. Engard)
Nothing
Finance and Technology (Mr. Beegle)
Computers are almost finished with their new upgrades.

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
No readings

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
No readings

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
No readings

XI. Other New Business
Nothing
XII. Other Old Business
Open item list

XIII. Payment of the Bills
No paperwork

XIV. Adjournment

Mr. Art Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 6:51 PM. Second by
Mr. Carles. All approved.

St. James & Hoytville U. M. Church News – Jan. 17

St. James United Methodist Church

St. James United Methodist Church

Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.; Pastor Rick Adams’ sermon on Sunday, January 17 will be “Trouble in Your Hometown”; Luke 4:14-30

Upcoming events:

Mon., Jan. 18: 7:00 p.m., Administrative Board Meeting.

Hoytville United Methodist Church

Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 9:45 a.m. Pastor Rick Adams’ sermon on Sunday, January 17 will be “Trouble in Your Hometown”; Luke 4:14-30

D-III Middle School Track & Field

Two North Baltimore Jr High track & field athletes registered and competed in the Middle School State Track & Field Championship Div III on Sunday May 24th. This open event was held at Dublin Scioto High School.

Two North Baltimore Jr High track & field athletes registered and competed in the Middle School State Track & Field Championship Div III on Sunday May 24th.  This open event was held at Dublin Scioto High School.

Kiley Brooker (8th Grade) competed in the girls discus and shot put, and Jordan Bucher (8th Grade) competed in the girls pole vault.  Kiley finished 7th in the discus throwing 89’10”, and 3rd in the shot put throwing 38’7″.  Jordan finished 6th in the pole vault clearing 7’6″.

For complete results go to:  http://www.ohioyouthrunner.org/
submitted by Suzanne Bucher
NB JH Track Brooker podium
Kiley Brooker places 3rd in the Shot Put.
NB JH Track Brooker shot
Kiley Brooker puts the shot.
NB JH Track Jordan Bucher podium
Jordan Bucher placed 6th in the Pole Vault
NB JH Track Jordan Bucher pole vault
Jordan Bucher’s vault.

Lutheran Church News — St. Luke’s (NB) & St. John’s (McComb)

Submitted by Pastor Mineo for Sunday, January 18

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore

“Here I Am, Lord” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore on Sunday, January 18 at 10:15 a.m. The Senior Choir will sing an anthem “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.”

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb

“Here I Am, Lord” is Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon topic at St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb on Sunday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m.

Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. (a joint Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church).

Dining With Diabetes Classes Gear Up For Winter Cooking

Dining with Diabetes is an exciting program for people with diabetes and/or their caretakers or for those who want to learn to eat healthier. The free Dining with Diabetes class is a series of three classes. Registration is first-come, first-served. A few openings are still available.

Ohio State University Extension Wood County is teaming up with Meijer Stores to offer a series of Dining with Diabetes classes starting this month.  According to Susan Zies, Extension Educator Family and Consumer Sciences, “never before have we had such a demand for these classes across the state, as Ohio and our country face many challenges with the growing diabetic epidemic.”

 

Dining with Diabetes is an exciting program for people with diabetes and/or their caretakers or for those who want to learn to eat healthier.  The free Dining with Diabetes class is a series of three classes.  Participants will receive a recipe booklet, information on cooking with low/no sugar, diabetic food preparations, lecture from a registered dietician, and cooking demonstrations at each session.  Classes will be held at the Ohio State University Extension Wood County office from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, January 29, February 5 and 12, 2015. Participants must attend all three classes.

 

This is what previous participants had to say, “I loved the class, great ideas and great food and it is nice to meet new people.” “Great information. Good interaction.” “Informative and needed. I enjoyed the class.”

 

People with diabetes, as well as their family members or caretakers, are encouraged to attend.  For more information or to learn how to register, please call the Ohio State University Extension Office at 419-354-9050Seating is limited, registrations will be on a first come basis.

 

Here is a recipe from the Dining with Diabetes class that you may enjoy.

I encourage you to try making this at home. It’s a favorite from past participants!

 

Dining with Diabetes Hearty Bean Soup
Dining with Diabetes Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

Makes approximately ten, one cup servings

 

Ingredients:

2 tsp. olive oil

1 cup each- diced onions, red pepper and carrots

2 cloves garlic, minced (or ¼ tsp. garlic powder or 1 tsp. bottled pre-minced garlic)

1 tsp. each dried thyme, oregano and parsley

3 cups reduced-sodium broth (can be beef, chicken or vegetable)

1 cup tomato sauce

2 (19 oz.) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 tsp. brown sugar

¼ tsp. black pepper

 

Equipment

Measuring cups and spoons

Large saucepan or stockpot

Strainer

Mixing spoon

Ladle

 

 

Directions

Step 1.  Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, red pepper, carrots, garlic, thyme, oregano and parsley. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.

Step 2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes until vegetables are tender.

House Passes Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth Bills During First Week of 114th Congress

H.R. 24, the Hire More Heroes Act, which passed with unanimous support, incentivizes small businesses to hire more of our nation’s veterans…….

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week marked the beginning of the 114th Congress, and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing three pieces of legislation that will proactively address issues with Obamacare and finally approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, will help increase hours and wages by eliminating the 30-hour definition of full time employee in the President’s health care law and restoring the 40-hour work week.

“Repealing the 30-hour penalty under Obamacare – a rule that especially hurts low income workers and women – will ensure that hardworking Americans don’t see their paychecks cut because of the President’s poorly thought out law,” said Latta. “When many are still struggling to make ends meet, this legislation puts Americans’ priorities first and ensures workers can take full advantage of opportunities to provide for their families. This bipartisan bill underscores the House’s commitment to the people who elected them to serve, and I encourage the President to rethink his opposition to this legislation and join us in creating real solutions for the American people.”

In addition, H.R. 24, the Hire More Heroes Act, which passed with unanimous support, incentivizes small businesses to hire more of our nation’s veterans by exempting veterans who already receive health insurance through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or TRICARE from being counted toward the 50-employee mandate under Obamacare.

“An integral part of veterans’ assimilation to civilian life is their ability to find jobs and provide for their families,” said Latta. “The Hire More Heroes Act is a commonsense, bipartisan solution that encourages small businesses to hire more of our nation’s heroes by exempting veterans from the employer mandate if they already receive health insurance through the VA or TRICARE. I am proud to join my colleagues in the House in unanimous support of this legislation that both supports our veterans and promotes small businesses’ ability to grow and prosper.”

Finally, H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, approves construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would create more than 40,000 good paying jobs and help make the United States more North American energy independent by moving 830,000 barrels of oil per day. This is the tenth time the House has approved legislation to approve the pipeline, and the President has threatened to veto the bill due to ongoing litigation in Nebraska. However, the Nebraska Supreme Court removed this major legal obstacle today with its ruling.

“We have waited more than six years for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to be approved – valuable time that could have gone to creating the tens of thousands of jobs and energy security and independence this project will bring,” said Latta. “The President is out of excuses. Delaying this project any further is not an option. It is time for the President to stop playing politics with America’s energy future and start putting our interests first by approving the Keystone XL Pipeline.”

Chowline: Trim costs while buying more produce

According to a 2014 Economic Research Service report, American consumers throw away 90 billion pounds of food per year, including 9.5 billion pounds of fresh fruit and 12.8 billion pounds of fresh vegetables.

Two of my New Year’s resolutions are to eat more fruits and vegetables and to spend less at the grocery store. Other than watching for sales on produce, what are some ideas to help? 

Those are two great resolutions. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that adults get two to three cups of vegetables and 1.5 to two cups of fruit a day. Keep in mind that it’s important to get a wide variety. Apples and green beans are fine, but you’ll want to spread your wings a bit and eat other types of produce to get the benefits you’re looking for from fruits and vegetables.

And you don’t have to assume that eating more healthfully will be more expensive. A 2012 study by the Economic Research Service, “Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive?” found that healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, are often less expensive per serving than foods that are higher in saturated fat, added sugar or sodium or that contribute little to meeting the dietary recommendations. So, if you’re smart about buying fruits and vegetables and at the same time buy fewer less-healthy foods, your grocery bill could easily go down.

Here are some ideas to help you achieve your goals:

  • For fresh fruits and vegetables, become familiar with what’s in season. You’re more likely to find good prices on in-season produce, but you first need to know what to look for. For an extensive list, visit the “Fruits and Veggies: More Matters” website at fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org and click on “What’s in season?”
  • Don’t forget the canned and frozen sections of the grocery store. As long as you have the pantry and freezer space, here’s where sales can really help trim costs. Store brands are normally the most economical, but sometimes price reductions on name brands will surprise you, especially if you have a coupon. For health, look for low-sodium canned goods and frozen produce without added sugar or sauces.
  • If you have options on where to shop, check them out. Many people head to the nearest grocery store out of convenience, but better deals could be just down the road. Just be cautious about impulse purchases: Shopping at additional stores provides more opportunities to spend money you didn’t plan on. And don’t be tempted to drive so far that the cost of gas undermines your grocery savings.
  • Be sure to eat what you have on hand before it goes bad. According to a 2014 Economic Research Service report, American consumers throw away 90 billion pounds of food per year, including 9.5 billion pounds of fresh fruit and 12.8 billion pounds of fresh vegetables. That’s not only wasted food, but money down the drain. To reduce waste, plan meals and snacks, and purchase only what your family can eat while it’s fresh. And keep fresh produce as visible as possible — in a bowl on the kitchen counter (if it doesn’t have to be kept cool) or at the front of the refrigerator.

Chow Line is a service of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH, 43210-1043, or filipic.3@osu.edu.

Girls JH Basketball on the road at Elmwood

8th Grade Girls Remain Undefeated

By Suzanne Bucher

The Girls Jr High Basketball teams traveled to Elmwood on Saturday morning (Jan 10th) to play their only non-conference game of the season.  The 8th grade girls walked away with a WIN to remain undefeated this season with a current 8-0 record.

This team has only lost 1 game, to Arcadia, last season as 7th graders, and NB has their chance to retaliate when they take on the Arcadia Redskins Monday night at Home beginning at 5:00 (Jan 12th).

Here  is the scoring from Saturday’s games at Elmwood:

Jr High Girls Basketball Results – 1/10/2015

North Baltimore @ Elmwood

8th Grade Girls

NB – 39

Elmwood – 32

 

Alivia Light – 17

Kiley Brooker – 8

Hailey Watson – 4

Allison Kepling – 4

Jasmine McNett – 2

Jordan Bucher – 2

Olivia Hyatt – 2

 

Record: 8-0 Overall, 7-0 BVC

7th Grade Girls

Elmwood – 16

NB – 12

Jordan Baker – 4

Sydnee Smith – 2

Skylar Vogelsong – 2

Kealeigh Leady – 2

Simone Thompson – 2

Upcoming Girls Jr High Games:

Mon 1/12/15 Home vs Arcadia

Tue 1/20/15 @ Cory-Rawson

Mon 1/26/15 @ Van Buren

Mon 2/2/15 Home vs Liberty Benton

Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op to conduct Load Control tomorrow morning

President and CEO George Walton said, “Based upon current forecasts for peak demand of electric use, we expect to conduct load control between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m, tomorrow, January 8.”

North Baltimore, OH–January 7, 2015–At 11:00 a.m. today, Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative issued a Peak Alert and Load Control Notice for tomorrow morning to its more than 10,000 Members in 10 counties in northwest Ohio.

President and CEO George Walton said, “Based upon current forecasts for peak demand of electric use, we expect to conduct load control between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m, tomorrow, January 8. Voluntary reduction of high-energy use appliances such as clothes washers and dishwashers, and clothes and hair dryers is encouraged. These remote control measures are put in place to help stabilize rates for our members.”
Load control switches on heat-pumps, geothermal units and water heaters will be activated across northwest Ohio, affecting all 10 districts in the Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op service area, located in portions of Hancock, Wood, Allen, Erie, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties.
During this three-hour timeframe, a member whose electric water heater is equipped with a control switch will see a red light activate on the gray box located on each unit, indicating the load temporarily is being deferred. The member may continue to draw hot water; however, the water heater will not reheat until the control period concludes.
When heat pump unit load control switches are activated, the unit will be cycled off for eight to 12 minutes every one-half hour. The fan will continue to operate during this period so that comfort is maintained in the home. These devices will be restored immediately following the load control period.
A typical residential member with installed controls might see his or her home temperature temporarily fall by approximately 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit depending on whether furnace or heat pump units are in use, but the desired temperature will return before significant discomfort is felt, said Walton.
The peak demand load control times are subject to change as forecasts are updated. The cooperative will provide notice if additional load control is required.
For more information, visit the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative web site at www.hwe.coop, visit our Facebook pages for mainland northwest Ohio and for Kelleys Island, or call 800-445-4840.

Carl Dewane Eckman, 80 of North Baltimore

Carl Dewane Eckman, 80 of North Baltimore died on Thursday January 1

Carl Dewane Eckman, 80 of North Baltimore died at 8:32 p.m. on Thursday January 1, 2015. He was born on January 24, 1934 in Bairdstown to the late Joseph C. and Sarah (Wise) Eckman.

On August 15, 1953 he married Doris Nungester and she survives along with four children; Dewane (Donna) Eckman of North Baltimore, Lilly (Jeff) Beltz of FL, Steven (Joanne) Eckman of Ottawa and June Dean of North Baltimore. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one sister Thelma Peterson of North Baltimore. Carl was preceded in death by a brother Jim Eckman and five sisters; Josephine Haugh, Rosezella Dick, Velma Lewis, Patricia Siefer and Clara Dorman.

Carl was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore. He loved fishing, hunting and camping, but most of all, Carl loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also a volunteer for the Food Assistance program in North Baltimore.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2016 at Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore with Rev. Susan Kronbach officiating. Burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore. Condolences can be sent via www.coldrencrates.com.