NB Council to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

North Baltimore Village Council will hold a special meeting after the 08-11-15 Committee of the Whole meeting.

North Baltimore Village Council will hold a special meeting after the 08-11-15 Committee of the Whole meeting. 
The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss/appoint/contract with Clemons Nelson to assist with the hiring of a new village administrator.
This meeting will begin at approximately 7:30 PM. 

NB Council Committee of the Whole Agenda for Aug. 11

North Baltimore Village Council will hold their monthly Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 5:45 pm in Council Chambers. Here is the agenda:

North Baltimore Village Council will hold their monthly Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 5:45 pm in Council Chambers. Here is the agenda:

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NB Administrator’s Resignation Letter to Council

“I have shared individually or in emails several times over the past months that the demands of this role are untenable. I’m at the end of my rope, feeling crushed in sprite, energy and enthusiasm by the demands that are impossible to keep up with.”

from left – Administrator Donna Dettling, Councilpersons Aaron Patterson, Bill Cameron and Leslee Thompson, confer at the July 14 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Mayor Julien and Council
Village of North Baltimore
205 N. Main Street
North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

Dear Mayor Julien and Council,

Thank you for the opportunity to be the Village Administrator of North Baltimore for the past 12 months. I have accepted an Assistant Administrator position in Archbold that transitions into the Administrator role when the current Administrator retires in 2016. A tentative start date is being discussed for November 2015.

“I have shared individually or in emails several times over the past months that the demands of this role are untenable. I’m at the end of my rope, feeling crushed in sprite, energy and enthusiasm by the demands that are impossible to keep up with.” It should come as no surprise that I am not keeping up and this creates personal and professional anxiety that I have been unable to lessen. As much as I’d like to stay and continue to have a positive impact on NB, it’s simply not the option that makes the best sense for my professional or personal welfare.

According to the Personnel Policy Procedures Manual a 2-week resignation notice is required, but I’d like to stay through to November, to bring closure to as much as I can and complete as many SOP’s as possible. This may also allow adequate time to hire a new Administrator, and I recommend this be a priority over the next three months. I plan to take two weeks; November 9th through the 20th in vacation time, as it will be difficult to use the balance of my earned vacation. I feel this is a fair proposal for a transition, and ask for Council’s support and approval of my resignation in light of the work and dedication that I’ve displayed during my time with North Baltimore.

Again, I am genuinely grateful for the opportunity to serve this Council and the Village of North Baltimore but more importantly; I am extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished in this short period of time.

Respectfully,

Donna Dettling
North Baltimore, Village Administrator

PUBLIC NOTICE – Village of North Baltimore – Mosquito Spraying

The Village of North Baltimore provides Mosquito Spraying Service for the community.

PUBLIC NOTICE – Village of North Baltimore – Mosquito Spraying

The Village of North Baltimore provides Mosquito Spraying Service for the community.

We are required to inform residents that we will be spraying for mosquitos.  Crews will spray for mosquitos twice each week provided the weather conditions are favorable.

Spraying regulations require that wind conditions don’t exceed 10 mph, and we can’t spray when it’s raining.  Since we can’t forecast spraying dates; Mosquito Spraying alerts through the wireless emergency notification system will be sent on the day we plan to spray.

Published August 7, 2015

NB’s Long Term Spending Plan Explanation from Chris Kirk, Finance Officer

North Baltimore Village Council has been working with Finance Officer Chris Kirk to develop and long term spending plan. Kirk provided the following explanation:

North Baltimore Village Council has been working with Finance Officer Chris Kirk to develop and long term spending plan. Kirk provided the following explanation:

The long term spending plan was developed in order to further track our funds, and to determine what should be used for operations, and what should be used for future capitals needs/future projects.  When council uses the term “carryover” they are describing money that is sitting within one of our 39 funds that has yet to be budgeted or spent.  The spending plan is in place so we can determine how much of these “carryover” funds should be used for daily operations, vs. how much can be set aside for future capital needs (such as a new vehicle) or future projects (such as a new waterline on Main St).

As a rule of thumb, we are safeguarding between 25-50% of yearly expenses to be set aside for operating purposes.  What remains in the carryover are the funds that we will be setting aside for future capital uses and projects.

EXAMPLE: (These figures have been rounded for explanation purposes) 

General Fund: 

Annual Expenses: 1,200,000.00

Year end fund balance: 700,000 – this is the carryover, funds that have not been spent.

Of that 700,000, 600,000 will be set aside to use for operating purposes (half of the yearly expenses of 1,200,000.00) – this will ensure that we have the proper funds to handle our day to day operations.

The remaining 100,000 in the carryover will be earmarked for future capital needs or projects.

NB Village Administrator resigns

North Baltimore Village Council met last night with a Regular Session, then followed with an Executive Session that yielded much, as council returned to Regular Session to accept a resignation, then start looking for a replacement, and authorizing an attempt to repurchase property.

by JP Miklovic

North Baltimore Village Council met last night with a Regular Session, then followed with an Executive Session that yielded much, as council returned to Regular Session to accept a resignation, then start looking for a replacement, and authorizing an attempt to repurchase property.

According to Mayor Mike Julien, “there were three items that Council took action upon following the executive session:

1.     Authorize the Appointed Legal Counsel to enter into negotiations to purchase the parking lot property formerly acquired by the owners of the Whistle Stop restaurant.

2.     Accept with regrets the resignation of Ms. Donna Dettling as Village Administrator who will continue to serve until mid-November of 2015.

3.     Authorize the Village Administrator to advertise for her replacement as soon as possible.

Dettling was hired last July to replace Kathy Healy.

The parking lot is across the street from the closed (and for sale) Whistle Stop Inn. The restaurant closed around January of 2014. It was originally sold by the village to the owners of the eatery for $15,000, with the promises of development of parking and green space.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS – NB Local Schools

Project scope of work includes but is not limited to the site preparation and installation of a new baseball field and softball field including irrigation and electrical, at North Baltimore Middle/High School as indicated in the drawings and specifications.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS – NB Local Schools

Sealed proposals will be received for the North Baltimore Local Schools Site Improvements at North Baltimore Board of Education, no later than 1:00 pm, EST on August 19, 2015 at which time the proposals shall be read publicly. Proposals must be delivered to the Office of Ryan Delaney, Superintendent at the North Baltimore Board of Education, 201 South Main Street, North Baltimore, Ohio 45872. Proposals received after the date and time shall be considered late and will be returned to the submitting party unopened.

Project scope of work includes but is not limited to the site preparation and installation of a new baseball field and softball field including irrigation and electrical, at North Baltimore Middle/High School as indicated in the drawings and specifications. A single contract will be issued for all work, per school. In accordance with the Plans and Specifications Prepared by:

Thomas Porter Architects
8 North St. Clair
Toledo, Ohio 43604-1028
Phone: (419) 243-2400
Fax: (419) 243-2405
Email: julie.apt@porterarch.com
Contact: Julie Apt

Bidding documents may be obtained from Thomas Porter Architects, 8 North St. Clair, Toledo, Ohio 43604 (419.243.2400). CONTRACTORS may obtain an electronic copy OR a maximum of two (2) sets for a deposit of $50.00 each (payable to North Baltimore Local Schools), shipping charges collect. Deposit will be refunded upon return of the documents in good condition within ten (10) days of bid opening.

A pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 1:00 pm, at the site, North Baltimore Middle/High School, 2012 Tiger Drive, North Baltimore, Ohio 45872. Attendance is not a prerequisite to subsequent award of the contract; however, attendance is strongly suggested. The general scope of work will be discussed and contractor’s questions will be addressed. The pre-bid conference will not become part of the contract.

Bids shall be received on the Form of Bid Proposal furnished. No other form will be accepted.

North Baltimore Local Schools reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bids and to reject any or all proposals or parts of any or all proposals.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after bid opening.

North Baltimore Local Schools
Board of Education
Ryan Delaney
Superintendent

END OF NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Publication Dates: North Baltimore School Webpage – August 3, 2015 & NBX Press – August 10, 2015

School Board Report – July 28

by Russell Bretz. Sr., School Board Member Here is the School Board Report from Russell Bretz, Sr. for July 28, 2015.

by Russell Bretz. Sr., School Board Memeber

Here is the School Board Report from Russell Bretz, Sr. for July 28, 2015.

MS/HS Paving Completed
​The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in the MS/HS complex.  After a brief report by Treasurer, Eve Baldwin.
The Superintendent, Ryan Delaney reported that the additional paved parking for events was completed.  This will add an additional 93 paved parking spots for events at the MS/HS complex.
The Superintendent also reminded everyone of the starting date for students will be August 18, 2015.  Open House at both buildings will be on August 17, 2015 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
It was also noted that an anonymous donation was made to cover fees for grades K – 6.  This anonymous donation has been made for the past several years and will save families of students in grades K – 6 $46.​
Superintendent’s Recommendations:
Accept the resignation of Elizabeth Trigg, Elementary Teacher, effective at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
Approved a two year administrative contract to Laura Warden, as Pre – 12 Special Services Director, for the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 school years.  This is a full-time position, 5days a week, 220 days at $66,000 per year beginning August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2017.
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2015-16 school year at the appropriate step.
Stefanie Lauer – SAE
Michelle Flick – Replacing Kara Cokotte as Powell Science Team Leader
Approved the MS/HS Building Fees with revisions.  Available at the school.
Approve the Powell Elementary Fees for the 2015 – 16 school year at $46 per student.  Parents will receive a $5 discount for paying prior to the end of the 1st quarter grading period.
Approved participation in the Ohio Schools Council Cooperative Purchasing Program for a fee of $400 for the 2015-16 school year.
Approved a petty cash account at the Huntington Bank for the Athletic Department at the MS/HS Building in the amount of $1,000 as per past practice as requested by the state auditor; (for officials).
Approved an agreement with Panda Technologies for the 2015-16 school year for $1,500 for Website Services.
Approved a delegate and an alternate to the Ohio School Boards Association for the 2015 annual business meeting.
Russell Bretz – Delegate
Tim Archer – Alternate
Accepted an anonymous donation valued at approximately $8,000 for all PreK – 6 grade students.  All necessary consumable school supplies will be given to PreK – 6 students for the 2015-16 school year.
Addendum:
Approved a one year certified contract to Rachel Smith, as Elementary Teacher for the 2015-16 school year.
No committee reports were given.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 6:39 to discuss some personnel issues.  No action taken.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex.
by Russell Bretz, Sr.

GOST Golf Outing Winners Named

Proceeds from the event are used to maintain the NBAA’s scholarship fund.

The weather was perfect and golfers showed up to participate in the 2015 Good Ole Summertime Festival Golf Outing, sponsored by the North Baltimore High School Alumni Association

Winners of the three divisions were:

Open

  1. Andy Allison/Chris Naugle

2.Doane/Shotwell

  1. Laurents

    GOST Golf Naugle
    Chris Naugle, without golf partner Andy Allison. (Andy had already headed to downtown NB to volunteer with the NBFD for the festival, before we got his picture)

Alumni

  1. Randy Boyer/Jeff Wright
  2. Matt Benedict/ Adam Benedict
  3. Joe Stewart/ Mike Frost

    GOST Golf WrightBoyer
    Jeff Wright and Randy Boyer (click on photo to enlarge)

Mixed

  1. Greg and Lisa Frost
  2. Nichols
  3. Adam and Jodie Stein

    GOST Golf Frosts2015
    Greg and Lisa Frost

Proceeds from the event are used to maintain the NBAA’s scholarship fund. The group awards an annual scholarship to a NBHS senior. This year’s recipient was Allison Beaupry. A second scholarship was also given this year, due to an anonymous matching gift being received. Makayla Rein was the recipient of that award.

Next year’s golf event is scheduled for July 30, 2016.

NB Council to Meet Tuesday – Agenda for August 4

North Baltimore Village Council will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 pm in Council Chambers.

North Baltimore Village Council will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 pm in Council Chambers.

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08-04-15 agenda
VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
AUGUST 04, 2015
7:30 PM
AGENDA
I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of the Minutes
IV. Public Participation
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:
Update on recent court rulings on the use of K-9 units by police departments.
Mayor:
Recognition of Wood County Commissioner James Carter on his retirement.
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VII. Standing Committees
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Recommendation: Set a public hearing for 09-15-15 at 7:00 PM in council chambers to consider adoption of proposed amendments to the Zoning Code.
Public Safety (Ms Goldner)
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)
Recommendations: 1) Approve the Village of North Baltimore Compensation Procedures dated 07-31-15 (In conjunction with the Finance and Technology Committee)
2) Authorize the Village Administrator to publicize the Citizens’ Responsibilities to Prune Obstruction in the Public Right of Way
Public Works (Mr. Art Patterson)
Recommendations: 1) Approve the Wood County Engineer’s Office proposal to install guardrails on the Broadway St. Bridge
2) Approve a budget appropriation of $238,000 from the general fund carryover to be used to bid and build a new standing seam roof for the fire hall and related roofs
Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)
Recommendations: 1) Authorize one-time adjustment in sewer charges for residents who filled pools during 2015 without knowledge of the swimming pool filling ordinance (2015-19.) The adjustment will be based on the12 month average usage for the residence.
2) Approve the Village Administrator’s recommendation regarding Utility Charges for 216 S. Tarr St.
Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)
Recommendation: See Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review Committee
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VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
ORDINANCE 2015-43 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF DEMOLITION AND CLEANUP EXPENSES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AND EMERGENCY.
ORDINANCE 0215-44 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-45 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM USDA LOAN PROCEEDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-46 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM STREET PAVING AND PERMISSIVE CARRYOVER FUNDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-47 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-48 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY GRANT PROCEEDS
ORDINANCE 2015-49 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM STREET LIGHTING CARRYOVER
ORDINANCE 2015-50 AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PARKING ON THE WEST SIDE OF SECOND STREET AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST CHERRY STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE NO. 2015-51 AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PARKING ON THE WEST SIDE OF SECOND STREET AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST CHERRY STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
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RESOLUTION 04 -2015 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATOR OR FINANCE OFFICER TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED
IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 2015-32 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM USDA LOAN PROCEEDS FOR A NEW POLICE VEHICLE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-33 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM USDA GRANT/LOAN PROCEEDS FOR A NEW EMS VEHICLE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
ORDINANCE 2015-35 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ESTIMATE OF REVENUES FOR THE BUDGET YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR
ORDINANCE 2015-36 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM SEWER LATERAL FUND CARRYOVER
ORDINANCE 2015-37 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM USDA SSP PH II LOAN PROCEEDS
ORDINANCE 2015-38 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FINANCE OFFICER AND THE VILLAGE CLERK TO ENTER INTO AN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH MEEDER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
ORDINANCE 2015-40 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND, WATER, AND SEWER CARRYOVER FUNDS
ORDINANCE 2015-41 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015
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X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 2015-27 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF DELINQUENT UTILITY ACCOUNTS AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR
ORDINANCE 2015-28 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF THE SEWER SEPARATION PHASE II LATERAL TAP-IN CHARGE AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR.
ORDINANCE 2015-29 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND GRANT PROCEEDS (FIRE)
XI. Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
XIII. Payment of the Bills
XIV. Adjournment

Congressman Latta Supports Passage of REINS Act

Specifically, the bill requires Congress to pass, and the President to sign, a joint resolution approving a new major regulation issued by a regulatory agency before the regulation may take effect, instead of requiring Congress to disapprove of such regulations.

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) joined in supporting the passage of H.R. 427the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015, through the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Latta was a cosponsor of the legislation.

Estimates show federal regulations cost nearly $1.9 trillion last year, with 3,554 new regulations imposed on American businesses in 2014 alone. That burden is stifling America’s job creators and families, at the equivalent of $14,976 per U.S. household and 11.5% of real Gross Domestic Product.

“72% of small businesses reported that regulations were hurting their ‘operating environment’. This is a crushing blow to America’s job creators and working men and women. These costs are particularly harmful to our many small and rural companies, who are currently forced to bear the burden of these unnecessary federal regulations,” said Latta.

Regulations are a serious burden in the 5th District. During the past year, when I was touring a small business that had 10 employees, they had to hire an 11th as a compliance officer – just to deal with all the new regulations. This Bill will create an environment that would allow our region’s employers to thrive.”

H.R. 427 amends the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to require congressional approval of major agency regulations before those regulations can go into effect.

Specifically, the bill requires Congress to pass, and the President to sign, a joint resolution approving a new major regulation issued by a regulatory agency before the regulation may take effect, instead of requiring Congress to disapprove of such regulations.

“For too long, unelected Washington bureaucrats have placed unnecessary burdens on America’s hardworking men and women who create jobs for their neighbors. This Act restores congressional responsibility and accountability in the regulatory process so that the elected representatives of the people can be held accountable to their constituents, and create the environment most conducive to economic growth.”

Village Administrator Report to Council – July 7

North Baltimore’s Donna Dettling, Village Administrator, submitted the following report to NB Village Council on July 7, 2015.

North Baltimore’s Donna Dettling, Village Administrator, submitted the following report to NB Village Council on July 7, 2015.

                             Date:    July 7, 2015

Re:      Village Administrator Report

 1.     Meeting Review

·       June 3rd – Rick Schantz re: Review preliminary report, Transition Planning

·       June 9th – Council COTW Meeting

·       June 10th – Mayor’s Annual Conference-Half Day

·       June 11th – Mayor’s Annual Conference- Full Day

·       June 12th – Field Visit Grey St. Stormwater Issue

·       June 15th – Met with Jeff Baney re: Wood County Parks Grant Program

·       June 17th – Chet Marcin & CN&A re: Pay Classification Review

·       June 18th – Greg Songer Public Entities Pool of Ohio-Loss Control Supervisor Item#7

·       June 19th – Meeting with Jon Williams & Andy Patterson re: 216 S. Tarr Water Leak

·       June 23rd–  Chris Beck of HPJ Ind. Re: Zoning Interest for Fence & Parking

·       June 24th – Chet and CN&A re: Pay Classification Review

·       June 25th – Mary Carr USDA review paperwork for  CF Funding Projects & Closing

·       July 2nd–  Charles Harris Auditor re: Audit Fieldwork Update

 

2.     Upcoming Meetings:

·       July 1st – EMS Chief and CSX Meeting Re: EMS Service Concern

·       July 9th – Records Commission Meeting

·       July 13th – USDA CF Funding Loan Closing re: Vehicles

·       July 13th – Tree Commission Meeting 

3.     Mayor’s Annual Conference.  Janet Goldner and I attended the Mayor’s Annual Conference in Perrysburg on June 10th and 11th.  We attended sessions on Exterior Property Maintenance Codes, Rules of Council Meetings, Annexations & Mergers, Affordable Care Act, Contracting, and Establishing a Tree Commission.  

4.     Beckett St. Nuisance Abatement Update & Recommendation.  The demolition is complete and the contractor payment is in bills & payroll.  Documentation will be provided to Chris Kirk to place a lien on the property.  Since the Barringer’s daughter has Power of Attorney over the Barringer’s affairs, she was contacted and updated on this matter. 

5.     Concrete & Asphalt Repairs Update.  Asphalt repairs were delayed due to rain; however they were finally completed on June 24, 2015.  

  1. Greg Songer of Public Entities Pool of Ohio Greg Songer Loss Control Supervisor was on on-site to complete our Loss Control Audit.  This audit is completed every two years, and includes a report with recommendations that require a response.  A copy of the report and response will be provided to Council. 
  1. Annual Performance Reviews.  Performance reviews for the period July 2014 through June 2015 are being completed in anticipation of the budget process.  The plan is to have the reviews done, and rate adjustment recommendations before Council for approval before the Finance Officer starts the 2016 Budget.

8.     Guardrail Request Broadway Bridge.  I have not gotten a response from the Wood County Engineer on the guardrail request.  I have emailed him and he is working on it.  I requested a bridge inspection report, but have not gotten that yet.  I also asked about the gas main that is attached to or near the bridge and if this ever gets inspected.

9.     Request for Lighting at I-75 Exit/Entrance Ramps.  A response from ODOT regarding our request that ODOT install lighting at the exit/entrance ramps at Exit 168 is attached.

10.  Designate No-Parking Request.  A request to designate a portion of N. Second Street “No-Parking from Here to Corner” was received and I’m working with Chet Marcin to finalize Ordinance language to bring to Council for consideration at the next meeting.  A GIS map is attached that shows the proposed location of the sign.

11.  North Baltimore Garden Club.  A copy of an appreciation letter sent to the North Baltimore Garden Club is provided for your review.

12.  Disc Golf Project Update.  A copy of the donation letter Noah Hetrick circulated is included with this report.  The village has received one donation from Kelley Chevrolet and this funding was placed in 941 Park-Disc Golf Donation Fund.

13.  Street Barn Roof.  JB Roofing is on-site to replace roof at Street Barn.   This project was awarded last October in the amount of $39,887.00, but was delayed due to harsh weather. The work will be completed in two weeks.

14.  Wood County Park’s Grant Program.  The slide was installed and a final report to Wood County Parks to close out the Grant for this project was submitted per the Grant requirements. A copy of the Final Report is attached.  Park Grant applications for funding in 2016 were submitted on June 22, 2015 for play equipment ahead of the June 26th deadline.  Copies of the applications are available for review in the Administrator’s office; let me know if you’d like to see a copy of the applications.