Council Minutes – Sept. 17

Here are the approved minutes of North Baltimore Village Council for Sept. 17, 2019:

Here are the approved minutes of North Baltimore Village Council for Sept. 17, 2019:

Village Council MINUTES September 17^J 2019

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
September 17, 2019
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- Absent, Leisa Zeigler-Here, Student Representative- not present, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Present, Legal Counsel-Joel Kuhlman-Present

Motion by Mr. Carles to excuse Mr. Art Patterson and Mr. Aaron Patterson. Second by Mr. Engard. All approved.
III.
IV. Approval of the Minutes:
V. Mr. Carles made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 3, 2019 meeting. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.

VI. Public Participation:
Shirley Hutchison was in inquiring about what is being done with CSX and her property. Mr. Brillhart has met with Ms. Hutchison. Bottom line: they are waiting on an engineer.

Under New business
Theresa Kim addressed council regarding 3 parcels she owns. She has someone who is interested in purchasing them but they need changed from resident to business. The zoning committee denied this and she would like council to reconsider. There will be a public meeting on November 5th at 5:00 pm.

Letters and Communications:
Nothing

Administrative Reports:
Finance Officer: We are getting close to online bill pay. The test runs are going good.
Mr. Aaron Patterson arrived. (5:45)
Utility Clerk is on board. Paula Steen; Ordinance 31 was at council members seats
Book adjustments – need the right people in the right places to do the right jobs. Some of the adjustments weren’t put in the books. We have been audited and banks reconciled, but wasn’t completely followed. Mr. Engard was curious about cross-training the people in the office so this doesn’t happen again. Mr. Swartz will be a good consultant on this in the future.

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

Village Administrator:
DRP- phase two has begun; completion in October
NRG- 6 projects; COTW
OPWC- 2020 construction
Bulk water rates- Ordinance 2019-32; friendlier version; residents need taken care of first.
Hutchison situation, already discussed

Mr. Aaron Patterson wanted to know what is going to go on with the sidewalk owned by CSX. Our new sidewalk butts up again theirs, fix it? Residents are wondering.

Also, at the PW meeting there was discussion about the handicapped poles in the middle of the sidewalk. ODOT has recognized this as a problem (ADA requirements ) move them, who pays?

Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to hire Brad Stott as P/T EMS at $13.64/hr. starting September 7, 2019. Second by Mr. Beegle. All approved.

Clerk: nothing

Appointed Legal counsel: Mr. Kuhlman will be visiting the proper people who are in charge of the bridge situation. Wants to go in person with his questions.
Mr. Swartz suggested joint ownership so maybe a grant could help cover expense of the bridge.

Mayor: was invited to a Mayor’s meeting. Very interesting and informative. Also was invited to a court of honor for Kyle Gerdeman.

Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Mr. Carles)
Nothing
Public Safety (Mr. Art Patterson)
Nothing
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Engard)
Nothing
Public Works (Mr. Beegle)
Had a great meeting yesterday, it went well
Public Utilities (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Action on the mowers.
Finance and Technology (Mrs. Zeigler)
Todd Dickerson’s contract will be up in December. Invite him to COTW October 8th.

New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to purchase the mower deck at a cost not to exceed $14,927.36 being split between PW and PU departments. Second by Mr. Beegle, all approved.

REQUEST FOR APPROVAL BY PUBLIC UTILITIES – Request to purchase a new mower deck apparatus from Streacker Tractor Sales for the Utilities and Public Works Departments for ongoing lawn maintenance applications in the amount of $14,927.26. This expenditure will be appropriated through the following accounts: #555.670.5906 = $4,975.75; #561.680.5906 = $4,975.75; #204.410.5739 = $4,975.76

Mr. Beegle made a motion that Ordinance 2019- 31 be read by number and title only and to suspend the 2nd and 3rd readings. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

Ordinance 2019-31 read by number and title only by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2019 – 31 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2019 -30 AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF GRASS MOWING AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to adopt as an emergency. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

Mr. Carles made a motion that Ordinance 2019-32 be read by number and title only. Second by Ms. Zeigler.

Ordinance 2019-32 read by number and title only by the mayor

ORDINANCE 2019 – 32 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 10 – 10 AUTHORIZING WHOLESALE WATER AND NEW COMMERCIAL WATER RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

VII. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Mr. Carles made a motion the Ordinance 2019-28 be read by number and title only for its second reading. Second by Ms. Zeigler.

Ordinance 2019-28 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2019 – 28 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 913.03(j) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE TO ESTABLISH CONDITIONS FOR THE ALLOWANCE OF ADJUSTMENTS TO THE WATER BILL IN CONSIDERATION OF WATER LEAKAGE

Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to read Ordinance 2019-26 for its third reading by number and title only. Second by Mr. Carles.

Ordinance 2019-26 read by the mayor by number and title only

ORDINANCE 2019 – 26 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PURCHASE AND PAYMENT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

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

Other New Business

Proposed Amendment to Zoning Regulations – Request to Re-zone
0 Richardson Street from R-2 (Medium Density Residential) to B-2 (General Business). The property consists of three individual parcels ((F23-310-360-1120226000); (F23-310-360-1120227000); and (F23-310-360-1120228000) and is located on the north side of Richardson Street across from the Lock-it-Up Storage facility just west of Poe Road.
Planning Commission Recommendation – Denial
Owner, Theresa Kim, is appealing the decision to the Village Council
Proposed Public Hearing at 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2019


Meeting- re-zoning property. Mr. Brillhart to let residents know. Mr. Carles said this land has been open for years, why not let a business have it.


XII. Other Old Business
Nothing

Payment of the Bills
Mr. Beegle made a motion to pay the bills totaling $154,852.89. Second by Mr. Engard. All approved.


Adjournment
Mayor asked for adjournment, all approved. (6:48)

PUBLIC HEARING – Zoning Change Request

0 E. WATER STREET ( PARCEL ID# F23-310-350216009000) FROM R-2 MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO M-2 GENERAL INDUSTRIAL

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

PUBLIC HEARING

OCTOBER 15, 2019

5:00 PM

AGENDA

HEARING REGARDING THE REQUESTED ZONING CHANGE AT 0 E. WATER STREET ( PARCEL ID# F23-310-350216009000) FROM R-2 MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO M-2 GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT BY PETITIONER JEAN L. RISTER

I     Introduction of the request to change zoning and short explanation on the situation.

II    Questions from the public

III   Adjournment

Henry Twp Minutes – Sept. 24, ’19

Turstees nominate. Jason Pollman to the Northwest Water and Sewer Board…

HENRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING

September 24, 2019

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

It was moved by Wymer seconded by Stewart to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of September 10, 2019  as presented. Roll call: Ayes: Stewart, Wymer. Nays: None.

Motion carried. 

It was moved by Stewart seconded by Wymer that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling:  $ 47,672.48   

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

Guests Present: Jason Pollman – candidate for Northwest Water and Sewer Board

Old Business

None

New Business

S. Baltz reported that the CX 100 has been repaired.  285 mower will go in for repairs when finished using road drag on MX tractor.

Fiscal Officer reported that order time for replacement tractors is estimated at 6 months.  If we want them by next mowing season they need to be ordered in the next 30 days.

It was moved by Stewart, seconded by Wymer to nominate Jason Pollman to the Northwest Water and Sewer Board. Roll call:  Ayes: Stewart, Wymer.  Nays: None. Motion Carried.

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

Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered on Sunday

for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service ….

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and in accordance with orders issued by the President of the United States of America, Governor DeWine has ordered that all U.S. and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Henry Twp Meeting

Minutes from 9/10/2019

HENRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES  REGULAR MEETING September 10, 2019

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 27, 2019 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 2019 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 $ 15,905.04

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

 Guest Present – none

 Old Business-None

New Business–Wymer asked about the status of the property along S.R. 18 adjacent to township property.  Stewart indicated future uncertain until Wood Co. Eng. office accepts Liberty Hi bridge over R.R. tracks

  1. Baltz reported that the Dura-Patcher is operational and being used repairing township roads.
  2. Baltz reported Jet Rodder engine has been repaired – will continue to investigate leak in water tank.
  3. Baltz presented check for sign permit from firm representing K. Hovanian.

F.O. Davis reported that he will be attending the fall WCTA and represent Henry Township.

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

submitted by Matt Davis, F.O./Clerk

SUMMARY OF VILLAGE LEGISLATION PASSED

Full text of the legislation may be viewed at the office of the Clerk of the Village of North Baltimore…

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION PASSED

BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

AT THE September 17, 2019 MEETING

 

This is a summary of legislation passed by the Council of the Village of North Baltimore on the 17 day of September 2019, as the full text of the legislation may be viewed at the office of the Clerk of the Village of North Baltimore.  Copies of the full text of said legislation may be purchased at the Office of the Clerk at $ .25 per page.

   ORDINANCE 2019 – 31   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2019 -30 AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF GRASS MOWING AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2019 – 26   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE PURCHASE AND PAYMENT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

I, Kathi R. Bucher, Clerk of the Village of North Baltimore, Ohio hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Ordinances/Resolution passed by Council on September 17, 2019  approved by the Mayor on September 17, 2019, and which was duly published according to the law on the NBXpress on the following dates: September, 2019

From Sheriff’s Office

Jail Inspection report…..

The Ohio State Department of Rehabilitation & Correction recently conducted the 2019 Annual Jail Inspection of the Wood County Jail.

As Wood County operates a full service jail; the inspection reviewed standards focused many areas – inclusive of Reception & Release, Classification , Security, Sanitation and Environmental conditions, Food service, Staffing and Training.

The inspection viewed a total of 116 standards and found that Wood County was in compliance with every one of those standards with zero deficiencies noted.

State Jail Inspector Patrick Kennedy stated “Your continuing effort to maintain compliance with the minimum standards for jails in Ohio is to be commended.” Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said “Each year our annual jail inspection reveals the tremendous job our deputies do every day. I am very proud of their hard work to maintain a safe, clean , secure facility for inmates in Wood County.”

 

 

Polling Locations Have Changed

Wood County Board of Elections announces Polling Location changes for the November 2019 General Election. Did you get your official notification in your mailbox?

Wood County Board of Elections announces precinct consolidations
and Polling Location changes for the November 2019 General
Election.


Background
Beginning in 2017 the Wood County Board of Elections initiated a program to equalize and consolidate the number precincts and reduce the overall number of polling locations in Wood County. The first round of changes were initiated in Bowling Green City followed by consolidations in Perrysburg City, Rossford City, Troy Township and Lake Township.

There were three main factors that led to the need for this consolidation.
Population Shift and Precinct Equalization – The continued population growth in the northern areas of Wood County has made the average precinct size approximately 50% larger than the precincts in the southern half of the county which have remained static. This has resulted in significantly higher administrative and equipment costs for the smaller southern precincts.
Precinct Election Worker Shortages – The pool of registered voters willing or choosing to serve as precinct election officials has continued to go down with the continued rise in the number of multi-income households and the increase in working retirees.
Vote by Mail/Absentee – The expanded availability and increase in the percentage of voters voting by mail or early voting at the Board of Elections has reduced the number of people at the polls on Election Day. Voters may request a ballot by mail or come to the Board of Elections office during the 30 day period prior to each election to vote during the early in-person voting.

These consolidations benefit voters by providing more cost-effective elections and better voter service at each location. Fewer polling locations allow the Board of Elections to reduce equipment delivery costs, reduce the number of voting units that needed to be purchased by the county and reduce the required number of precinct elections officials. Now all polling locations have more than one precinct and can provide a more consistent voter experience with better distribution of on-site technical staffing. Overall, multi-precinct locations improve allocation of voting equipment, offer a more accessible voting environment for voters with disabilities, as well allow for improved redundancy of resources resulting in a more secure and safe election.

In May of this year, the Board authorized the staff to begin to the process of identifying and visiting new locations, updating voter records and preparing new precinct maps. In total 25 precinct and polling location changes will be affected.

Polling Location Moves for November 2019
Bloom Township (Including Bairdstown Village, Bloomdale Village, Cygnet Village, Bloom Township portion of Jerry City Village) will be voting at the Elmwood Community Center, 7650 Jerry City Rd., Bloomdale.
Perry Township (Elmwood School District voters including West Millgrove Village) will be voting at the Elmwood Community Center, 7650 Jerry City Rd., Bloomdale.
Perry Township (Fostoria School District and Lakota School District voters) will be voting at Stacy’s Place, 625 Plaza Dr., Fostoria.
Montgomery Township West (Elmwood School District voters including Wayne Village) will be voting at the Elmwood Community Center, 7650 Jerry City Rd., Bloomdale.
Montgomery Township Southeast (southern portion of Lakota School District voters including Risingsun Village) will be voting at Stacy’s Place, 625 Plaza Dr., Fostoria.
Montgomery Township Northeast (northern portion of Lakota School District voters including Bradner Village) will be voting at Pemberville American Legion #183, 405 E. Front St., Pemberville.
Portage Township (Elmwood School District voters including Portage Township portion of Jerry City Village) will be voting at the Elmwood Community Center, 7650 Jerry City Rd., Bloomdale.
Portage Township (Bowling Green School District voters) will be voting at the Portage Christ UM Church, 301 W Main St., Portage.
Liberty Township will be voting at the Portage Christ UM Church, 301 W Main St., Portage.
North Baltimore Village will be voting at Hancock-Wood Electrical Co-op, 1399 Business Park Dr., S, North Baltimore.
Jackson Township (including Hoytville Village) will be voting at Hancock-Wood Electrical Co-op, 1399 Business Park Dr., S, North Baltimore.
Milton Township (Including Custar Village and Milton Center Village) will be voting at Weston Emergency Services Building, 20761 Taylor St., Weston.
Plain Township will be voting at Junior Fair Building, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. PoeRd., Bowling Green.
Center Township will be voting at Junior Fair Building, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green.
Webster Township will be voting at Pemberville American Legion #183, 405 E. Front St., Pemberville.
Freedom Township (including Pemberville Village) will be voting at Pemberville American Legion #183, 405 E. Front St., Pemberville.
Northwood City will be voting at Northwood Local School District Offices, 700 Lemoyne Rd., Northwood.

Voter Notifications
All voters that have a new precinct number or polling location change will be mailed a postcard that they should receive by no later than the end of September. This post card will inform the voter of their new precinct and/or polling location and the address. Voters who wish to look up their precinct and polling location may also do so on the Board of Elections website at:
www.co.wood.oh.us/BOE/ Updated Precinct maps are also available.

Absentee/Early Vote Options
All Wood County voters may also take advantage of the option to vote by mail. Voters that wish to vote by mail can download an Absentee Application Form from either the Board of Elections website or the Ohio Secretary of State website at: voteohio.gov Voters can complete the application and then mail it to the Wood County Board of Elections, One Courthouse Square,
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Ballots are mailed beginning 30 days prior to each election andcontinue until the Saturday before Election Day.
Voters can choose to vote early in-person at the Board of Elections office located at the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green. Early Voting hours are: Oct. 8th – Oct. 25th M – F 8 a.m. -5 p.m.; Oct. 28th – Nov. 1st M – F 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday Nov. 2nd 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday Nov. 3rd 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Mon. Nov. 4th 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Village of NB Seeks Engineering Design Services

200 Block of North Main – SEEKING STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES

The Village of North Baltimore intends to contract for Engineering Design services in connection with the North Main Street (200 block) reconstruction project. Engineering firms interested in being considered for a contract to provide the required Engineering Design services should reply with a Statement of Qualifications no later than 4:00 P.M. local time, on October 11, 2019.  Statements received after this deadline will not be considered.

Statement of Qualifications should include information regarding the firm’s history, education and  experience of key technical personnel, the technical expertise of the firm’s current staff, the firm’s  experience in performing engineering design, availability of staff, the firm’s equipment and facilities, references, and any previous work performed for the Village of North Baltimore.      

Responding firms must be pre-certified in Roadway Design with the Ohio Department of Transportation in order to perform the engineering design services necessary for this project.

Four (4) copies of the Statement of Qualification should be submitted to the following address:

Village of North Baltimore
205 N. Main Street
North Baltimore, OH 45872

Attn: Michael Brillhart

As required by the Ohio Revised Code 153.65-71, responding firms will be evaluated and ranked in order of their qualifications using a Quality Based Selection process.  Following this evaluation, the Village of North Baltimore will enter into contract negotiations with the most highly qualified firm.

The project location is North Main Street between Broadway Street and Walnut Street.

The project description is as follows:

The complete road reconstruction to include the removal of the existing brick base and wet subgrade and replace them with suitable materials and new pavement. The project will also include the installation of new storm sewer, replacement of deteriorated sidewalks, and the addition of curb and gutter with under drains. The installation of lighting conduit and decorative street lighting is an option to be considered by the Village as part of project design.

Project construction is anticipated to begin in April of 2020 with completion before October 31, 2020. The estimated cost for the proposed roadway reconstruction improvements is $467,000. 

All engineering firms responding to this Statement of Qualifications must provide professional liability insurance as required by Ohio Revised Code 153.70.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE              

By: Janet L. Goldner, Mayor

Advertise:
September 23, 2019
September 30, 2019

Sheriffs Office Gives Warning

Phone Scam circulating…..

Bowling Green , OH –People are receiving phone calls from a person who identifies themselves as Captain Terry James of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. This person is telling the recipient that they have missed jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest.

These subjects are also using the names of other Wood County Deputies.

Please be aware this is a scam and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office will not call you if you missed Jury Duty.

 

US Route 6 Safety Problems

Focus on the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”…..

US 6 continues to be a problem roadway throughout Wood, Henry, and Sandusky Counties in Northwest Ohio.  From 2013 to 2018, there have been six fatal crashes with 319 total crashes being investigated along this deadly route.  Additionally, 67% of people killed along US 6 were not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash.  This is unacceptable.

Law enforcement, ODOT, and community partners established a collaborative in 2018 to address the issues on US 6 during the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer”, focusing their efforts from Memorial Day Weekend thru the Labor Day Holiday.  This partnership focuses on education, awareness, and high visibility enforcement.  In addition, a Distracted Driving Corridor was established from I-75 in Wood County east to the Erie County Line in 2019.  ODOT erected signage along US 6 to raise awareness and advise motorists of strict enforcement.

As a result of their collaborative efforts, Deputies and Troopers made over 2,522 traffic stops along US 6 with 1,291 citations being issued for various violations.  In addition, nine individuals were arrested for impaired driving, and officers handled 89 crashes with two resulting in a fatality. 

The collaborative reminds the public to not drink and drive and wear their seatbelt.

For More Information: 

  • Lt. Angel Burgos, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu