EPA Encourages Americans to Only Flush Toilet Paper

Reminder from Brian Roberts, NB Utility Director………

WASHINGTON (March 31, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items that should be disposed of in the trash. Flushing only toilet paper helps ensure that the toilets, plumbing, sewer systems and septic systems will continue working properly to safely manage our nation’s wastewater. While EPA encourages disinfecting your environment to prevent the spread of COVID-19, never flush disinfecting wipes or other non-flushable items. These easy steps will keep surfaces disinfected and wastewater management systems working for all Americans.

Preventable toilet and sewer backups can pose a threat to human health and present an extra challenge to our water utilities and their workforce. Flushing anything other than toilet paper, including disinfecting wipes, can damage internal plumbing, local sewer systems and septic systems. Fixing these backups is costly and takes time and resources away from ensuring that wastewater management systems are otherwise working properly. EPA thanks wastewater utilities and their workforce for their courageous efforts at a time when resources may be stretched thin. Having fully operational wastewater services is critical to containing COVID-19 and protecting Americans from other public health risks. Our nation’s wastewater employees are everyday heroes who are on the frontline of protecting human health and the environment every single day.

U.S. Census Bureau Director on Operational Updates

Now is a great time to complete the 2020 Census online or on the phone.Households with school-age children at home can go online and make completing the 2020 Census a group civics lesson……

Recently, the 2020 Census fully kicked off, and invitations continue to arrive in mailboxes across the nation. More than 11 million households have already  responded. America is stepping up to shape our future and ensure families and communities are counted. 

In support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.

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During this pause in field operations, the Census Bureau will continue to evaluate all 2020 Census operations. Should any additional adjustments need to be made, the Census Bureau will communicate these changes broadly and promptly. 

In late May, census takers around the nation will begin visiting households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census to help complete the count. As we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, we will adjust census taker and survey operations as necessary in order to follow the guidance of federal, state, and local health authorities.

The public is strongly encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and can also respond by phone or mail. Everyone should respond to the 2020 Census as soon as they receive their invitation — and when they’re finished, they can make sure their friends, families, and social networks know about the importance of responding.  

It has never been easier to respond to the census, and the 2020 Census will count everyone accurately. We recognize that many people plan to access the 2020 Census through other response modes, such as phone or paper, which is why the 2020 Census has such a nimble design. 

On March 15, the Census Bureau announced several adaptations to our group quarters operations to accommodate recent scheduling changes on college campuses as leadership takes action to keep students and faculty safe.

For all other Census Bureau household and economic surveys separate from the 2020 Decennial Census, Bureau personnel will begin using phone calls instead of in-person visits. In the limited number of instances where an in-person visit is necessary, we are working closely with public health authorities to ensure each visit is accomplished safely.

Once again, we encourage everyone to respond online today at 2020census.gov. With the flexibility and support of the American people, we will achieve a complete and accurate count, which helps guide funding decisions for things like hospitals, roads, and emergency services. Respondents can also respond by calling the number provided in their invitation or by mail once they have received a paper form.

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District Board Meeting Update

In response to guidance issued by the State of Ohio’s “Stay at Home Order,” The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 26…

The Northwestern Water and Sewer District
Board Meeting Update

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – In response to guidance issued by the State of Ohio’s “Stay at Home Order,” The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 a.m., will take place via phone conference call. 

While our offices are closed to the public during regular business hours, The District’s Board room will be open at 7:25 a.m., Thursday, March 26, for those who wish to listen to the scheduled meeting.  The attending members of the public will be advised on proper safety and social distancing protocol while in our facility.   Follow this AGENDA LINK for consideration.  

Future emergency meeting formats are being considered if guidance regarding public meetings is changed.

Follow @NWWSD on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information on how The District is working to provide safe, clean water during this crisis. More information can be found at: http://www.nwwsd.org/coronavirus/

AUDITOR ANNOUNCES WOOD COUNTY REAL ESTATE DISTRIBUTION

The first half 2020 settlement…..

Matthew Oestreich, Wood County Auditor, has announced the distribution of the Real Estate, Public Utility tax, and Special Assessments for the first half 2020 settlement.  A total of $131,855,018 was collected and distributed including $3,251,181 for special assessments.  In addition $9,072,664 is to be reimbursed from the State Income Tax Funds, $6,267,488 in non-business credit, $1,010,617 in owner occupied credit, and $1,794,559 in homestead exemption monies. These represent tax reductions for qualifying properties.    Wood County currently maintains 75,757 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 first half revenue distribution are as follows:     

                       

 

WOOD COUNTY

 

        4,298,200

 

REGIONAL WATER AND SEWER

 

           847,414

 

COUNTY DITCH MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION

 

           389,286

 

COUNTY SEWER AND WATERLINE PROJECTS

 

              185

 

MAUMEE WATERSHED CONSERVANCY

 

              55,515

 

BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

 

          12,073,206

 

ALCOHOL, DRUG ADDICTION &

    MENTAL HEALTH BOARD

 

 

4,515,087

 

PARK DISTRICT

 

1,656,035

 

COMMITTEE ON AGING

 

1,159,228

 

BOARD OF HEALTH

 

896,854

 

HISTORICAL CENTER

 

91,446

 

JOB & FAMILY SERVICES

 

2,152,852

 

WOOD COUNTY LIBRARY BOND

 

156,673

 

TOWNSHIPS

 

12,100,091

 

MUNICIPALITIES

 

10,502,299

 

SCHOOLS

 

79,651,176

 

Townships

 

Municipalities

 

Bloom

477,985

Bairdstown

6,430

Center

152,140

Bloomdale

17,843

Freedom

268,619

Bowling Green

1,973,563

Grand Rapids

147,847

Bradner

58,443

Henry

977,188

Custar

22,708

Jackson

232,597

Cygnet

6,545

Lake

1,456,102

Fostoria

83,912

Liberty

100,896

Grand Rapids

44,446

Middleton

1,002,252

Haskins

110,514

Milton

273,343

Hoytville

11,367

Montgomery

182,266

Jerry City

11,468

Perry

278,783

Luckey

59,800

Perrysburg

4,164,512

Millbury

48,186

Plain

140,093

Milton Center

10,054

Portage

118,017

North Baltimore

201,313

Troy

573,447

Northwood

269,846

Washington

160,066

Pemberville

26,769

Webster

147,931

Perrysburg

3,449,119

Weston

151,153

Portage

14,232

NW Wood Co. EMS

337,616

Risingsun

40,548

Central Jt Fire District

106,961

Rossford

1,378,030

Mid County EMS

389,091

Tontogany

10,618

Southeast Ambulance

261,186

Wabridge

58,861

 

12,100,091

Wayne

55,718

  

West Millgrove

9,471

SCHOOLS

 

Weston

43,540

Anthony Wayne

641,058

TARTA

147,094

Bowling Green

12,947,607

Seneca County Health

2,513

Eastwood

4,628,041

Wood County Library

568,149

Elmwood

4,718,313

Rossford Library

176,886

Fostoria

975,541

Way Library

586,332

Gibsonburg

25,469

N Baltimore Library

112,411

Lake

5,384,688

Kaubisch Library

11,434

Lakota

619,063

Pemberville Library

128,082

McComb

500,534

Wayne Library

165,596

North Baltimore

2,799,275

Weston Library

127,266

Northwood

3,528,574

TID Roadway

453,193

Otsego

3,137,472

 

  10,502,299

Patrick Henry

54,487

  

Perrysburg

22,854,164

  

Rossford

11,492,815

  

Four County

6,348

  

Penta County

5,264,758

  

Vanguard

72,967

  
 

79,651,176

  
    

 

POSTPONED – CCA NB Income Tax Assistance 2020

The Village of North Baltimore has a one percent tax on earned income, regardless of where it is earned.

The Village of North Baltimore has a one percent tax on earned income, regardless of where it is earned. The tax is administered by CCA in Cleveland.

POSTPONED – Due to COVID-19 concerns.

New dates will be announced.

CCA will be in the village for Tax Payer Assistance on:

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9 am – 1 pm
  • and Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3 pm – 7 pm.

You can visit Village Website or Central Collection Agency for more information.

Cleveland Office

CCA – Division of Taxation
205 West Saint Clair Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1503
Phone:1.800.223.6317
 216.664.2070
Fax:216.420.8299
 
Cleveland Office Hours:
Mon – Fri, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Walk-in Taxpayer Assistance, no appointment necessary.

 

Summary of Recent Legislation Passed

Approved legislation from March 17, 2020 Village Council Meeting….

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION PASSED

BY THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

AT THE March 17,  2020 MEETING

This is a summary of legislation passed by the Council of the Village of North Baltimore on the _17__ day of March    2020, 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 2020 – 06   AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO DIRECT THE PURCHASE OF TURBIDITY METERS, A CHLORINE ANALYZER, AND TESTING KIT ACCESSORIES FOR WATER QUALITY MONITORING BY THE UTILITY DEPARTMENT AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED $23,546.90

ORDINANCE 2020 – 09    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE A TRUCK FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR ONGOING OPERATIONS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $33,000 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.

ORDINANCE 2020 – 10    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO DIRECT THE PURCHASE OF A KUBOTA LAWN MOWER FOR USE BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED $13,174 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2020 – 11    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO DIRECT THE PURCHASE OF SEVEN (7) DECORATIVE STREET LIGHT POLES AND SEVEN (7) LUMINAIRES FOR THE NORTH MAIN STREET PHASE II RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED $19,460 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2020 – 12    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO DIRECT THE PURCHASE OF A LED MOBILE LIGHT TOWER FOR USE BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED $12,372 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2020 – 13    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ADVERTISE FOR THE INVITATION TO BID SPECIFIC TO THE FURNISHING OF NECESSARY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE 200 BLOCK OF NORTH MAIN STREET BETWEEN BROADWAY STREET AND WALNUT STREET AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2020 – 14     AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE EMS CHIEF TO DIRECT THE PURCHASE OF A POWER COT FOR THE VILLAGE EMS DEPARTMENT AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED $19,713 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

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 March 17,      2020 approved by the Mayor on March 17  , 2020, and which was duly published according to the law on the NBXpress on the following dates: March, 2020

State Delays “Primary”

“The only thing more important than a free and fair election is the health and safety of Ohioans.”

COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following joint statement:

“The only thing more important than a free and fair election is the health and safety of Ohioans. The Ohio Department of Health and the CDC have advised against anyone gathering in groups larger than 50 people, which will occur if the election goes forward. Additionally, Ohioans over 65 and those with certain health conditions have been advised to limit their nonessential contact with others, affecting their ability to vote or serve as poll workers. Logistically, under these extraordinary circumstances, it simply isn’t possible to hold an election tomorrow that will be considered legitimate by Ohioans. They mustn’t be forced to choose between their health and exercising their constitutional rights.”

After 10:oopm last night Governor DeWine also added this statement concerning the March 17, 2020 Election:

“During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at a unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus. As such, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.”

Village Public Works Committee Meeting

Saturday morning, 8:00a.m., March 14…….

Here is the agenda for the Public Works Committee meeting on Saturday:

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Municipal Building

 

AGENDA

8:00 AM

 

  1. Call to order at 8:00             Matt Beegle – Chair
  2. Items
  • Discussion on future street funding needs
  • Discussion items related to Public Works

 

  1. Adjournment

Henry Township Approved Minutes

From February 25, 2020 meeting…..

HENRY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES, REGULAR MEETING, February 25, 2020

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

It was moved by Baltz seconded by Brumbaugh to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 11, 2020  as presented.   Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Brumbaugh, Wymer.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

It was moved by Brumbaugh seconded by Baltz that bills be approved for payment and checks issued for expenses totaling:  $  9,456.04  

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

Guests Present – Chris North

 Old Business

Wood Co. Engineer’s office is in the process of compiling requested information on costs of 2020 road repairs.

New Business

It was moved by Baltz, seconded by Wymer to approve the estimated resources of $1,007,846.80 for fund 4901 and seek increased appropriation authority.

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

It was moved by Baltz, seconded by Wymer to approve amended 2020 appropriations:

$3,543,064.15  Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Brumbaugh, Wymer.  Nays:  None. Motion carried.

It was moved by Baltz, seconded by Brumbaugh to approve the appointment of Chris North as Township Zoning Inspector. Roll call:  Ayes:  Baltz, Brumbaugh, Wymer.  Nays:  None.

Motion carried.

Fiscal Officer reported that he was informed by the Wood County Engineer’s office that the replacement of the Insley Rd. bridge will be advertised for bidding in March with work to begin after June 30, 2020.

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

 

Submitted by Matt Davis, Fiscal Officer

Special Meeting to be held by NB School Board

Wednesday, March 11th……..

The North Baltimore Board of Education will be holding a Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 11th at the NBHS building. It begins at 6:00pm and will go into Executive Session.

Here is the agenda:

NORTH BALTIMORE LOCAL SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION


NORTH BALTIMORE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

2012 Tiger Dr.

North Baltimore, OH  45872   

 

SPECIAL AGENDA

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

6:00 PM


This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting.


  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call _____Mrs. Thomas           

                                                                                                                                    _____Mrs. Bushey

_____Mr. Archer

_____Mrs. Byrd

_____Mr. Sharninghouse

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS

                                                           

SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS          

                                                                                                                                   

Motion to move to Executive Session for the purpose(s) of:                                 _____Mrs. Thomas

_____Mrs. Bushey

_____Mr. Archer

            Time Out: ________ Time In:__________                                                    _____Mrs. Byrd

_____Mr. Sharninghouse

 

__X__a) consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee, student, or school official or to investigate charges or complaints against such person, unless said person requests a public hearing.

_____b) Consideration of the purchase of property for public purposes or the sale of property at competitive bidding.

 _____c) Conferences with an attorney involving pending or imminent court action.

_____d) Preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations with employees regarding their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment.

_____e) Matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or rules or state statues.

_____f) Specialized details of security.

____g) To discuss confidential information related to an applicant for economic development assistance, or negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting such requests for economic development  assistance.

 

Motion__________                  Seconded__________          Vote___________

 

 

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No action will be taken for interviews only

 

Motion to Adjourn

 

Time:______                                                                                                               _____Mrs. Thomas

_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mr. Archer

_____Mrs. Byrd

_____Mr. Sharninghouse

Motion__________    Seconded__________            Vote___________