W. C. Auditor: Tax & Assessments Distributions for 2nd Half 2018

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor, has announced the distribution of the Real Estate, Public Utility tax, and Special Assessments for the second half 2018 settlement.

A total of $84,965,393 was collected and distributed including $2,341,637 for special assessments.  In addition $9,035,755 is to be reimbursed from the State Income Tax Funds, $6,229,285 in non-business credit, $964,092 in owner-occupied credit, and $1,842,378 in homestead exemption monies. These represent tax reductions for qualifying properties.

The Board of Developmental Disabilities requested that the 2.95 mill voted developmental disabilities levy collection be reduced to collect 1.48 mills for this year due to sufficient fund balance. This provided tax relief of $51 annually on a $100,000 home.

Wood County currently maintains 75,259 individual land parcels of record and distributes the taxes to eighteen school districts, nineteen townships, and twenty-six cities and villages.

Wood County has over 100,000 individual special assessments, which are distributed to regional, county, municipal and township governments.  Examples include ditch construction and maintenance, sewer and water systems, street lighting, street cleaning, and tree maintenance programs.

Totals for the second half revenue distribution are as follows:

W. C. Auditor: 2nd Half MH Tax Distribution

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor, today announced the distribution of the year’s second half manufactured home tax. 

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor, today announced the distribution of the year’s second half manufactured home tax.

In addition to the collected taxes, Wood County subdivisions will share in homestead reimbursements from the State of Ohio totaling $213,997.91 for the full year.

The Homestead Exemption is a benefit for those 65 years of age or older OR permanently disabled persons who own their home and reside there as their principal place of residence. The applicant’s Ohio adjusted gross income cannot exceed $32,200. Mr. Oestreich urges those who think they might qualify to contact the Auditor’s office at (419) 354-9173 or from Northern Wood County 1-866-860-4140, extension 9173.

There are 4,505 registered manufactured homes generating a tax of $317,126.25 for the second half.

That tax is disbursed to the political subdivisions as follows:

WC Sheriff’s Office Plans OVI Sobriety Checkpoint this Week

The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of the checkpoint……

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office announced today that Deputies will operate an OVI Checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week.

The location of the checkpoint will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint. The exact location of the checkpoint will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.

If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don’t let another life be lost for senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.

Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Haskins Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reminds you to call 911 if you suspect an impaired driver.

 

NB C. O. W. Agenda – Aug. 14

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – August 14, 2018 – AGENDA

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
August 14, 2018
AGENDA
5:30 PM

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

Update on Police Chief Opening

Plan for cruiser purchase

II. Public Utilities Committee. Tim Engard- Chair, Leisa Zeigler, Ty Carles members
Water Tower on Jewitt
Water Tower Design
Water Tower Construction
Budgeted Purchases

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

Computer upgrade

Online utility bill pay

Street lighting assessment

Street Cleaning assessment

Breakdown of 901 Fund

Probation period on new hires

IV. Call to order at 5:30 PM Public Works Committee. Aaron Patterson- Chair, Matt Beegle, Art Patterson members
Capital Plan for street paving
Cameras at the park
Concession stands
Representatives from Poggemeyer & Wood County
Paving Tennis & BB Courts
Set Meeting Date for discussion on Brush Pick Up & Ballfields for rollout in 2019

V. Call to order at 5:45 PM Economic and Community Development Committee. Leisa Zeigler- Chair. Matt Beegle, Aaron Patterson members

ODOT Outpost Update
New Economic Development Opportunity
Contract with Masonic Temple

VI. Call to order at 6:00 PM Personnel, Policy, and Ordinance Review Committee. Ty Carles- Chair, Tim Engard, Aaron Patterson members
Use of storage containers as “sheds” in NB
Discussion on “comp” time policy
Discussion on attendance policy
$ the village receives from BG Court
VII. Mayor’s Items

VIII. Tree Commission

Village Public Notice: Special Meeting Agenda

NB Village Council – Tuesday, August 14th…

The North Baltimore Village Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, immediately following the regularly scheduled Committee Of the Whole Meeting at 5:30 pm to discuss and vote on proposed legislation.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
SPECIAL
COUNCIL MEETING

August 14, 2018 – immediately following COTW @ 5:30pm

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

New Legislation, Motions or Business

ORDINANCE 2018-27 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF GRASS MOWING AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 2018-28 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE REMOVAL OF A DELINQUENT UTILITY ACCOUNT, NOT TO BE CERTIFIED TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2018-29 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF DELINQUENT UTILITY ACCOUNTS AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2018-30 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COST AND EXPENSE OF LIGHTING OF THE STREETS, ALLEYS, WAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FOR 2019, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2018-31 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COST AND EXPENSE OF TRIMMING, MAINTAINING AND PLANTING OF TREES ALONG THE STREETS, ALLEYS, WAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FOR 2019, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2018-32 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF THE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION FUND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2018-33 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COST AND EXPENSE OF CLEANING THE STREETS, ALLEYS, WAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FOR 2019, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Other New Business

Other Old Business

VII. Adjournment

GOST Garden Club Flower Show Results 2018

Petunias, Sunflowers, Fairy Gardens, Geraniums, and much more……

The North Baltimore Garden Club is pleased to announce the winners of our recent flower show, held in conjunction with the Good Old Summer Time festivities in North Baltimore. We were very pleased with both our turnout of exhibitors and the attendance of festival goers. Following are the categories that were judged and the winners of each category.

Fairy Gardens: 1st Kathy Eninger, 2nd and 3rd Cappy Cheney.  Indoor Plant Hanging Basket: 1st Cappy Cheney. Potted Begonia: Anna Miller.

Patriotic Theme Arrangement: 1st Noke Doering. Large Arrangements: 1st Noke Doering, 2nd Cappy Cheney, 3rd Mike Barringer.

Petunias, Single Bloom: 2nd Linda Barringer. Petunias, Double Bloom: 1st Monica Gazarek. Zinnias, Dwarf: 2nd and 3rd Linda Barringer. Zinnias, Large: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Noke Doering.  Snap Dragons: 1st Linda Barringer, 2nd Monica Gazarek, 3rd Mike Barringer.  Sunflower, Small: 1st Pat Gerdeman. All Other Annuals: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd and 3rd Noke Doering.  Marigolds, Large: 1st Tracey Cotterman.  Geranium: 2nd Tracey Cotterman, 3rd Mike Barringer.  Gladiolus: 1st Tracey Cotterman, 2nd Monica Gazarek. Begonias, Cut: 1st, 2nd Cappy Cheney.

Miniature Rose: 2nd Mike Barringer. Shrub or Knock out Rose: 2nd Noke Doering, 3rd Cappy Cheney. Hybrid Tea Rose: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Jim Thompson.

Phlox: 1st North Baltimore Public Library, 2nd and 3rd Noke Doering.

Daisy: 1st Cappy Cheney. Globe Thistle: 1st Cappy Cheney.  Rudbeckia: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd Tracey Cotterman, 3rd Mike Barringer. Hosta: 1st and 2nd Tracey Cotterman, 3rd Noke Doering. Oriental or Asiatic Lily: 1st Noke Doering, 2nd Cappy Cheney, 3rd Monica Gazarek. All Other Perennials: 1st Noke Doering, 2nd Monica Gazarek, 3rd Noke Doering. Day Lily: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd Monica Gazarek, 3rd Mike Barringer,    HM Monica Gazarek.  Butterfly Bush: 1st Cappy Cheney, 2nd and 3rd Monica Gazarek. Coneflower: 1st Tracey Cotterman, 2nd Noke Doering. Hydrangea: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Noke Doering.  Coreopsis: 1st Monica Gararek, 2nd Tracey Cotterman. Clematis: Cappy Cheney.

Thanks to all who helped set up and tear down, as well as all who took the time to bring in their backyard treasures. We hope to put this event on again next year, and invite all to participate next year during the Good Old Summertime Day in North Baltimore.  Happy Gardening!

Photos:

Fotos by Ferg

Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018
Good Ole Summertime Flower Show 2018

 

County Invests in Bridge and Road Funding

COMMISSIONERS, CLERK OF COURTS HELP ENGINEER WITH ROAD AND BRIDGE FUNDING in Wood County…

 BOWLING GREEN, OH  -The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHate, and Ted Bowlus, announced today that they will transfer $2,100,000 to a fund that will be used to assist the County Engineer, John Musteric to build and repair county bridges and roads. For the Commissioners’ initial transfer, $1,800,000 will come from the Wood County Building Inspection cash balance, while $300,000 will come from the conveyance fee that is used to fund the Wood County Office of Economic Development. Additionally, they agreed to dedicate $200,000 of county sales tax revenue annually for five years ($1,000,000 total) to add to the new fund. Clerk of Courts Cindy Hafner also committed $100,000 by transferring revenue from the Auto Title Fund.

In May of this year, following two public hearings that included a presentation on the health of county roads and bridges by M r. Musteric, the Commissioners approved a $5 increase to the county vehicle license fee. This increase will become effective January 1, 2019, and will generate approximately $650,000 annually . When this fee increase was approved, the Commissioners stated that they would review the cash balances of some county departments to determine if additional funding could be made available to the Engineer for roads and bridges. By combining the new vehicle license fee revenue with the funds transferred from the Commissioners and Clerk of Courts, over the next five years the Engineer will have new funding of approximately $6,450,000 to build and repair county bridges and roads.

The Building Inspection cash balance, generated from permit fees, currently has a balance of $3.8 million, amounting to more than two years of current operating costs. With three large-scale industrial projects being announced in Wood County within the past four months the Commissioners anticipate that permit revenue will again outpace expenditures for 2018. The current Building Inspection cash balance has grown due to good management and the sheer volume of Building Inspection permit fees generated over many years. The· construction climate in Wood County continues to be robust, especially with commercial and industrial projects. The Wood County Commissioners believe that putting this surplus revenue to work repairing and building roads and bridges is an excellent investment in Wood County.

Village has Historical Marker placed at Former School Site

Dedicated during the Good Ole Summertime Festival on Saturday, July 28th…

Village Historian, Bonnie Knaggs, with the help of several volunteers, arranged to have an Ohio Historical marker placed  at the site of the former North Baltimore High School (part of it was Elementary school) at the corner of West State Street and South Second Street. The marker was dedicated during the Good Ole Summertime Festival on Saturday, July 28th.

Fotos by Ferg

 

Photo from facebook    The school historical marker unveiled. L. to R. Richard Harris, former NBHS superintendent, Bonnie Knaggs, Village Historian, Rick Van Mooy and Jim Dean , both former NBHS superintendents.

Thanks from Miss Knaggs (on facebook) :

Thanks Rick for EmCeeing the event, thanks to the American Legion post 539, for the flag pole and flag, (and participating) Boy Scout Troop 315, NBSchool band members and director, Ben Pack, to C.J. and Tracy Cotterman for the tent, Smith-Crates Funeral Home & Jill Guy for the chairs, Village North Baltimore Public Works employees for erecting the marker & flag pole, to North Baltimore Public Employees..Holly Emahiser Ryder, director; Leah McMahan & Diana Patterson for assisting with the research for the historical marker; Art & Cyndi Schwab Hotaling for donating bricks from 1927 school building;Eric Mays for distributing programs, Steve Crouse for donating & printing program covers; April Dick and Courtney Bretz for assembling programs, Allyson Murray, village administrator, for typing program, Stephanie Walters for helping to fill out application for marker, St.Luke’s Lutheran Church for hosting the reception following the dedication, to Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative for refreshments, Brenda Chaffin for desserts, to NB Schools for P.A. system, Mark and Ginger Reichenbach for solar light for flag pole, to Mayor Janet Goldner, Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection, for his guidance, Lu Cooke, public liaison for Gov. John Kasich, Village of North Baltimore for assisting and most of all THANKS TO CYNTHIA HARRIS THOMPSON AND HER HUSBAND, DR. DAVID THOMPSON, FOR FUNDING THE MARKER. It took a lot of people doing many different jobs in order to make this project possible THANK YOU ONE AN ALL. ALSO, THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY. sorry if I missed anyone…didn’t know the names of the members of the Boy Scouts and American Legion that participated or the band members…but it took many people to make all this happen.

Editor: and Thanks to You, Bonnie, for leading the way!

Council Meets Tonight – Aug. 7 Agenda

North Baltimore Village Council will hold their only Regular Meeting of August, tonight, at 5:30 pm. NB to be looking for new Chief of Police!

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
August 7, 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: report will be at your seats on Tuesday

EMS Chief:

Fire Chief:

Police Chief:

Utility Director

DPW Superintendent:

Village Administrator:
5) Proposed Motion- To authorize the village administrator to advertise for opening in water/sewer department.
15) Proposed Motion- To authorize the village administrator to advertise for Police Chief opening in police department.
16) Proposed Motion – To add the additions listed above to the Council Rules and amend Ordinance #01-47 adopting the Council Rules to reflect these new additions.

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

ORDINANCE 2018-24 AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY RIGHT OF WAY IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, BOUNDED BY INLOT 1129 ON THE WEST AND INLOTS 1130,1131,1132 ON THE EAST AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST.

ORDINANCE 2018- 25 AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY RIGHT OF WAY IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, BOUNDED BY INLOT 1122 ON THE WEST AND INLOT 1123 ON THE EAST DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST

ORDINANCE 208-27 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF GRASS MOWING AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 2018-28 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE REMOVAL OF A DELINQUENT UTILITY ACCOUNT, NOT TO BE CERTIFIED TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR

ORDINANCE 2018-29 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF DELINQUENT UTILITY ACCOUNTS AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR

ORDINANCE 2018-30 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COST AND EXPENSE OF LIGHTING OF THE STREETS, ALLEYS, WAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FOR 2019, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR.

ORDINANCE 2018-31 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COST AND EXPENSE OF TRIMMING, MAINTAINING AND PLANTING OF TREES ALONG THE STREETS, ALLEYS, WAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FOR 2019, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2018-32 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF THE DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION FUND

ORDINANCE 2018-33 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE COST AND EXPENSE OF CLEANING THE STREETS, ALLEYS, WAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE FOR 2019, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR.

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

ORDINANCE 2018-21 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CLERK TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE NORTH BALTIMORE BOARD OF EDUCATION, AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (“SRO”), FOR SERVICE AT THE NORTH BALTIMORE SCHOOLS
ORDINANCE 2018-22 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE UPDATED VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE ANNEXATION AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE SAID ANNEXATION AGREEMENT WHEN APPROACHED BY PROPERTY OWNERS OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE LIMITS DESIRING VILLAGE WATER SERVICE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2018-23 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO PURSUE A COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT PROGRAM ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TO EXIST.
X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

XI. Other New Business

XII. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of the Bills

XIV. Adjournment