Hydrant Flushing TODAY!

The North Baltimore Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants TODAY and continuing during the month of October. 

NOTICE TO NORTH BALTIMORE RESIDENTS

The North Baltimore Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of October.  The flushing will be divided into four sections of the Village with the railroad and Main St. as the dividing mark.

October 15-16 ……………… Southwest

October 17-18 ………………. Northwest

October 19 ………………… Make-Up West Side

Residents may experience rusty water during this period.

Please use caution when using water for laundry purposes.  Should you do laundry during this testing period and rust appears on clothing, rust removing chemicals may be obtained through the Village office.

The water will be safe to drink.

If you should have any questions, please call the Water Department at (419) 257-2141 or the Village office at (419) 257-2394

Village of North Baltimore

Water and Wastewater Dept.

Village Council Meets Tuesday Oct. 16

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING – October 16, 2018 – 5:30 PM – AGENDA

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
October 16, 2018
5:30 PM
AGENDA

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Minutes

IV. Public Participation (5min limit)

V. Letters and Communications

VI. Administrative Reports

Finance Officer:

EMS Chief

Fire Chief:

Police Chief:

Utility Director

DPW Superintendent

Village Administrator:

Clerk:

Appointed Legal Counsel:

Mayor:

VII. Standing Committees

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

Nothing

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Nothing

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Nothing

XI. Other New Business

XII. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of the Bills

XIV. Adjournment

Henry Township Meeting Minutes

August and September Minutes presented…………..

Here are the minutes from 3 recent Henry Township Trustees Meetings:

HENRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING-August 28, 2018

The regular meeting of the Henry Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Stewart with the following members responding to roll call:  Present:  Baltz, Stewart.  Absent:  Wymer

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Stewart to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 14, 2018  as presented.   Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Stewart that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling:  $  10,757.68

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart.  Nays:  None.  Motion Carried.

Other Officials Present – Skip Baltz – Zoning Inspector and Interim Road Supt.

 Old Business

None.

New Business

  1. Baltz reported that mowing of road sides continues with the assistance of Ron Meggitt.
  2. Davis will represent the Township at the fall Wood County Township Association meeting.

There being no further action to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned upon motion.

HENRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING -September 11, 2018

The regular meeting of the Henry Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Stewart with the following members responding to roll call:  Present:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Absent: none.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 28, 2018 as presented.   Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Wymer to approve the Clerk’s Monthly Financial Report for August 2018 as presented.  Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Wymer that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling $ 37,611.41

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion Carried.

 Other Officials Present: none

Old Business

None

New Business

It was moved by Stewart, seconded by Wymer to pass a resolution supporting the nomination of Steve Arnold as the township representative for Northwest Water and Sewer board

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion carried.

Stewart reported that NB Village council will be discussing road projects at the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Davis reported that he will be representing Henry Twp. at the WCTA meeting on 9/13/2018

There being no further action to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned upon motion.

HENRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING-September 25, 2018

The regular meeting of the Henry Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman Stewart with the following members responding to roll call:  Present:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Absent:  None.

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Baltz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 11, 2018  as presented.   Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Wymer that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling:  $  5,873.23

Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Stewart, Wymer.  Nays:  None.  Motion Carried.

Old Business

None.

New Business

  1. Baltz presented a check for a zoning permit from L. Baer.
  2. Baltz presented information regarding contract pricing for a replacement pick-up truck.

Stewart will inquire about contracting out road grinding for the following roads:

Hammansburg – Rudolph to Insley

Freyman – Rudolph west to the bridge east of Liberty Hi

The financial audit for FY 2016 & 2017 is complete and is in the review process.

There being no further action to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned upon motion.

submitted  by Henry Township Clerk Matt Davis

PUCO encourages use of rail crossing upgrade programs

There are two state-funded programs that may be applicable for local communities…..

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Oct. 11, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is encouraging local highway authorities to apply for available state-funding for rail grade crossing upgrades in their communities.

With over 5,700 public rail grade crossings in Ohio, the PUCO works with local highway authorities and rail companies to ensure that rail operations and infrastructure are safe and in compliance with federal and state regulations.

There are two state-funded programs that may be applicable for local communities: the state grade crossing upgrade program and the supplemental assistance program.

The state-funded Grade Crossing Upgrade Program allows local communities to share the cost of installing safety devices with the state and local railroad. Communities who utilize this program may be required to share in a small portion of the project costs but each case will be assessed on an individual basis.

To apply for this program, the local highway authority must simply submit this short application to the PUCO for approval.

The PUCO will conduct a field diagnostic review with local officials to determine if a financial proposal will be extended to upgrade the crossing. The financial proposal will apply objective criteria to determine the appropriate level of funding assistance. If the local highway authority agrees to the financial proposal, then a contract will be executed and the project will then be approved by the Commission for construction.

The PUCO also administers a supplemental assistance program to provide safety enhancements at crossings at which state or federal installation of active warning devices (gates and/or lights) is pending, as well as at crossings that have only crossbucks (the standard “X” signage). The PUCO provides up to $5,000 for physical improvements around the crossing such as rumble strips, illumination, improved signage, vegetation cut-back or other safety enhancements.

To apply for this program, the local highway authority must simply submit this one-page form to the PUCO for approval. Once the PUCO approves the project, construction is then completed and is reviewed by a PUCO inspector, the local highway authority submits the costs for reimbursement up to $5,000.

For further information regarding the programs listed above, please contact the PUCO Railroad Division at (614) 466-1150 or by accessing the rail industry section of the PUCO website at www.PUCO.ohio.gov.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

For additional information, contact: Matt Schilling | (614) 466-7750

Village Council Meets

Water, trees, parks, cameras, vacation time, economic development, policy changes, job vacancies, and more…………

By Sue Miklovic

Village Council met Tuesday night at Council Chambers for the monthly “Committee of the Whole” meeting. Council President Art Patterson was absent. Councilman Matt Beegle filled in as President Pro-tem.

Tom Clemons, Director of Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board gave a brief presentation of the upcoming tax levy replacement which will be on the November ballot. He mentioned there has been an increase in suicide deaths in Wood County this year, with men between 35-55 years old being the most common victim. He also talked about the opiate problem and said they were spending over $800,000 to fight this battle.

Tom Clemons, Director of Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board

Some of the topics discussed by council members included:

$- Plans to finish a design for a new water tower for the community. This has been started by Poggemyer Design and is approximately 60% complete. The council is deciding if they want to abandon the project or move forward, after what seems to be miscommunication about the method of pay for the design work.

$-The village budget for 2019 will hopefully be presented in November by Finance Officer Melanie Lee.

$- The continuing saga of the recycling operations was discussed.

$- Councilman Aaron Patterson said The Eagleville Road Ditch still has some trees that are to be removed. It was discussed making sure some money is budgeted in 2019 and 2020 for continued cleanup of that area.

$ It was suggested to put $5000.00 into the Park budget for 2019.

$ Councilwoman Leisa Zeigler shared information on economic development, and reminded other council members there is a need to move forward on the removal of dilapidated houses in the village.

$-Utilities Director Brian Roberts was seeking permission to purchase services to help move crushed concrete from Eagleville Road to the reservoir #1 area. The weight of the concrete was deemed to be too heavy for the village owned equipment.

$- Personnel and Policy Committee Chair Ty Carles discussed payout of unused vacation time for village employees who are unable to take the time due to restrictions on who is eligible to replace them because of licensing requirements. Three employees are currently in this situation.

$-Mayor Goldner said 70 applications had been received for the vacant Village Administrator position. They are being reviewed in order to begin interviews.

$- Ten residents have paid for trees as part of the village Tree Commission’s Set Back program. The trees will be purchased and planted through North Branch Nursery.

$-The village is still trying to move forward on the purchase of security cameras for the Village Hall and the Park.

$-There are plans to update the Village’s Brush Pick Up policy before the 2019 calendar is completed.

 

NB School Board Special Meeting Tonight

North Baltimore Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight.

North Baltimore Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 PM at 2012 Tiger Drive North Baltimore.

This meeting is being held for the possible hiring of an elementary principal.

Here is the agenda in pdf: Board of Ed BOE Special Agenda October 2018

NB Council Agenda – COTW 10/9

North Baltimore Village Council Committee of the Whole meeting is tonight 10/9. Here’s the agenda…

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – October 9, 2017 – AGENDA – 5:30 PM

I. Call to order at 5:30 Public Safety Committee. Art Patterson- Chair, Tim Engard, Leisa Zeigler members

II. 5:45 Public Utilities Committee. Tim Engard- Chair, Leisa Zeigler, Ty Carles members

-Discussion of the water tower design: Mr. Roberts
-Discussion of paying for the design: from regular meeting
-Hauling of crushed concrete: Mr. Roberts

III. 6:00 Finance and Technology Committee. Matt Beegle- Chair, Ty Carles, Art Patterson members

-Upcoming budgets available when- meet with departments: from regular meeting

IV. 6:15 Public Works Committee. Aaron Patterson- Chair, Matt Beegle, Art Patterson members

V. 6:30 Economic and Community Development Committee. Leisa Zeigler- Chair. Matt Beegle, Aaron Patterson members

VI. 6:45 Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review Committee. Ty Carles- Chair, Tim Engard, Aaron Patterson members

-Discussion of pay-out for vacation; other options: we have three employees in this situation: from regular meeting

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.

CSX Announces Upcoming Leadership Change

CSX’s Board of Directors has elected John J. Zillmer as Chairman, effective upon Mr. Kelly’s retirement (1st Q 2019).

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CSX Transportation (NASDAQ: CSX) announced that Edward J. Kelly, III has advised CSX’s Board of Directors that he will retire from the Board in January 2019, following the release of CSX’s fourth-quarter earnings.
Mr. Kelly has served on the Board for more than 16 years, including ten years as either Presiding Director or Chairman.  The Board has elected John J. Zillmer as Chairman, effective upon Mr. Kelly’s retirement.

James M. Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer, said “on behalf of the Board and all CSX employees, I would like to thank Ned for his extraordinary leadership, dedication and contributions to CSX. His stalwart service to CSX has guided us with exceptional skill through many turbulent moments.”

Paul C. Hilal, Vice Chairman of the Board, said “Particularly over these past two unprecedented years, Ned’s leadership has been principled, judicious, and no less than extraordinarily consequential. We are indebted for his stepping up to extend his service through this critical period, and will miss him.”

Mr. Kelly said, “It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of the CSX board of directors and have the opportunity to serve this great company, its employees and stockholders. CSX has made great progress under the leadership of Jim and his management team, as they continue to pursue the vision and execute the plan established by the late Hunter Harrison.”

Mr. Kelly continued, “I am also delighted that the Board has elected John Zillmer to succeed me as Chairman.  I have worked closely with John and have great respect for his experience and judgment.”

Mr. Zillmer said, “I appreciate the confidence the Board has placed in me and look forward to continuing to work with Jim and his team as they continue to drive performance at CSX.”

About CSX

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company.  It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.  For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development.  Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides.  It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.  More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).

Village Council Meets

A lot of interest in V. A. position. Applications pour in…………….

by Sue Miklovic, theNBXpress

The first North Baltimore Village Council meeting for October was a short one, by recent measures—less than an hour. Council President Art Patterson and Councilman Aaron Patterson were excused from the meeting. Councilwoman Leisa Zeigler was voted President pro-tem for the evening.

Highlight of the meeting was hearing Mayor Goldner share that forty-two applications had already been received for the vacant Village Administrator position. She hopes to have a committee narrow down the field to five or six candidates. “I really would like to have somebody in place by November,” she said.

More discussion on the format of the interviewing process will be discussed at the Committee of the Whole meeting next Tuesday.

Other items from the brief meeting:

# Two part-time dispatchers have been hired
# The village will advertise for bids for tree removal
# No progress on the installation of cameras
# Trenton Strickland hired, effective 10/02/18 to NBFD
# Village Legal Counsel Joel Kuhlman reported Public Records request issues have been resolved. He also reported having received proof of ownership of recycling equipment from county.
# Pro Tech Rental Properties received the green light to continue their parking/sidewalk project at 200/204 West Broadway after changes to the plan, which include green space.  The planning commission recommended a zoning change for this location as well,  from R-2 to R-3. There are 8 rental residences at these locations.
# Main Street will be CLOSED to parking on October 27th from 5pm -10 pm for the Halloween Parade. Trick or Treat is October 31 from 6:00-7:30pm.
# Personnel Committee Chair Ty Carles reminded Council they need to move forward with a plan to pay out Utility Director Brian Roberts his unused vacation time because of a mandate of having a qualified operator available at all times.