NB EMS Report to Council – Feb. 2015

North Baltimore EMS Chief Will Matthes submitted the following report to Village Council for February, 2015.

North Baltimore EMS Chief Will Matthes submitted the following report to Village Council for February, 2015.

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NB Park Facilities/Ball Fields Meeting scheduled

The Village of North Baltimore will be holding a Park Facilities/Ball Fields Use Meeting, for village organizations and ball teams/leagues that are planning on using village facilities and ball fields.

The Village of North Baltimore will be holding a Park Facilities/Ball Fields Use Meeting, for village organizations and ball teams/leagues that are planning on using village facilities and ball fields.

The meeting is on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Village Hall in Council Chambers.

If you have questions, contact the Village Office.

NB Village Council Minutes – Feb. 17

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 17, 2015 MINUTES

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VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 17, 2015 MINUTES 

I.      Pledge of Allegiance 

Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.    Roll Call: 

Mayor Mike Julien-Here, Leslee Thompson-Here, Aaron Patterson-Here,

Janet Goldner-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose-Here, Arthur Patterson III— Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Hank Matthes—Student Representative—Present, Hank Matthes—Student Representative—Present.

III.           Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Aaron Patterson  to approve the minutes of the 02-03-15 meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All  approved.

IV.            Public Participation:

Dave Steiner from the Wood County Planning Commission addressed council on changes that have been made to CDBG program.  He stated that in an effort  to make the decision less subjective, the state has provided a software program to do the initial screening of the various applications.  He said that the amount of funds for block grants is diminishing each year and he thinks that the program will soon be ended.  Mr. Steiner said it is likely that four such grants will be funded this year.  He stressed that the initial deadline is 03-04-15.  Mr. Cameron asked is the village could apply on behalf of the          library for an ADA project similar to the one that was approved for 2014 for             the village.  Mr. Steiner said that is possible.  Ms Thompson who is a Wood         County Planning Commission member said that the grant applications that have collaboration between agencies are looked on more favorably.

Dave Steiner addressed council on his second topic fair housing.  He                                             distributed three brochures to members and said that if the village receives                              a fair housing complaints that they should be referred to him as he is the                             county point person for such issues.

Trent Tatham registered to speak but he declined asking rather for a discussion on             the rumored closing of dispatch.  Mr. Julien replied that fire and EMS are             considering moving their dispatching to the Wood County Sheriff Office (WCSO).  He said that there is no move to close the police dispatch and no move      to close the police department.

Sue Kepling asked if this was a permanent arrangement.  Mr. Julien said that he              couldn’t predict the future but he well remembered the public meetings that were             held a few years ago concerning the possible closing of dispatch.  He said that the             community spoke loud and clear about their wishes to keep a local police with             local dispatch.

Aaron Patterson expressed concern that he was not made aware of the meeting             that was held.  He was told that the meeting was called by WCSO on short notice             and that fire and EMS were told that they had to either agree to the WCSO             handling all or no calls by 04-01-15.

Ed Kamen spoke to council.  He is a third shift dispatcher as well as an EMS and             Fire member.  He expressed concern that local EMS calls will be transferred to             WCSO and that will cause a loss of timely response.  Sue Kepling said that the             WCSO’s policy for EMS calls was to wait five minutes before placing a second             call out and then wait another five minutes until dispatching a mutual aid call.

Aaron Patterson pointed out that any agreement must be approved by council and             that more information was needed.  Ms Dettling will invite a WCSO             representative to the 03-10-15 COTW.

  1. Letters and Communications: 

                   None 

  1. Administrative Reports: 

Finance Officer: Present.

Mr. Kirk reviewed the bills to be presented.

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling reviewed portions of her report including the infrastructure portion of the Safe Routes to School grant, the anticipated meter bid and the Wood County Economic Development dinner.  After discussion of the dinner, Mr. Cameron made a motion to reschedule the second meeting in March to 03-06-15.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.  Members should let Mr. Julien know if they will attend.

Clerk: Present.

Clerk Van Mooy announced that the alley vacation ordinance has been recorded with the Wood County Recorder’s Office so that action is final and complete.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

Mr. Marcin discussed Ordinance 2015-05.  Aaron Patterson   said that there needed to be a clause regarding council’s approval of all agreements and sub agreements as set forth in the document and SOP.  Ms Thompson suggested that such language be added as a new last section to the agreement.  Mr. Marcin will make the change for the second reading of Ordinance 2015-05.

Mayor: Present.  No Report.

Mr. Cameron asked for an executive session and also asked Mr. Julien to deviate from the agenda so that the Jones and Henry rep, Brad Lowery could address council.  Mr. Julien turned the meeting over to Brad Lowery.

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

Mr. Lowery addressed council on the Jones and Henry engineering contract.  It is being revised and will be ready for council approval soon. He noted that in addition to the head works project, a new lift station for Quad Land is also included.  Mr. Cameron asked that since the cost of the study was quite high ($240,421) do we need to seek engineer’s FRQ before we proceed.  This was referred to Mr. Marcin.

Aaron Patterson sought clarification on the resident services.  The proposal states that resident services will be on site for the entire length of construction—about 6 months.  Yet, in the contract the estimated construction time is one year.  Mr. Lowery said that the one year period covers, bidding and engineering lead time as well as the actual construction.  He stated that actual construction would take about six months and that was the time that the resident was budgeted to be in the village supervising the work.

Ms Dettling reviewed the process of interviewing and checking references for the plant operator’s position.  There were 26 applicants 6 of whom were interviewed and four were subject to reference and background checks.  Aaron Patterson noted that the two candidates who were being recommended by Ms Dettling and Supt. Patterson for the positions were not residents of North Baltimore.  He stated that he did not believe that there is not a qualified candidate from the village.  He further stated that we expect the village to support us but then we turn our backs on the citizens.  Supt Patterson said that ever though this was an entry level position, that both candidates had superior skills and background to make them the best candidates for the job.  Ms Thompson expressed her confidence in Supt Patterson and Ms Dettling’s recommendations.                  Ms Thompson made a motion to hire Jacob Gilliland as a Utility Plant Operator                   effective 2-23 -15 at the rate of $14.25 per hour. Second by Ms Goldner.  All                                         approved except Messer Rose and Aaron Patterson who voted no.

Ms Thompson made a motion to hire John Garner  as a Utility Plant Operator                            effective 3-10-15 at the rate of $13.75 per hour. Second by Ms Goldner.  All                                          approved except Messer Rose and Aaron Patterson who voted no.

  • Standing Committees: 

Economic and Community Development  (Aaron Patterson)

No report.

Public Safety  (Ms Goldner)

Reminder of Public Safety meeting on 02-19-15 at 6:00 PM.

Discussion of the notice of intent to file for the USDA grant centered around the inclusion of an EMS support vehicle long with the police cruiser as was originally planned.  Ms Thompson asked why an EMS vehicle was included when all that was discussed at the COTW was a replacement police cruiser.  Ms Dettling said that Andy Sterling from USDA stopped in her office with the grant and started filling it out based on his assumption that we were interested in purchasing two vehicles.  Aaron Patterson   said that we have funds remaining from the levy to purchase said vehicle and that we should include it in the notice.  Mr., Cameron said that we only funded EMS through the first half of the year and that we may not need the vehicle if we disband the full time department.  It was concluded to include both purchases in the notice since any funds that are awarded may be kept unspent for five years.  Motion to approve the notice by Ms Goldner.  Second by Art Patterson.  All approved except Ms Thompson who voted no.

Ms Goldner thanked Chief Baer for meeting with the ministerial association and accepting the responsibility of distributing gift cards by the police department to the indigent.  She said that by having a 24/7 location it would be helpful to the churches and provide a central location for this locally provided service.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

Mr. Rose and Ms Dettling suggested that the snow removal policy needs a       little more work so it was deferred to the 03-03-15 meeting.

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

See Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review above.

Aaron Patterson asked if the annual park usage meeting has been scheduled.

It was decided that the park rules would be reviewed at the 03-10-15 COTW

and then Supt. Wickard would contact the stakeholders and set up the

meeting.

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

See above under Mayor.

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

  • New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business 

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 2015-05 be read by number and title only for the first reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron.

                             Ordinance 2015-05 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2015-05 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR                         AND ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH                             THE NORTHWESTERN WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT TO                                          COOPERATE IN PROVIDING POTABLE WATER AND SANITARY                               SEWER SERVICES TO AREAS IN SOUTHERN WOOD COUNTY,                    OHIO, AND NORTHERN  HANCOCK COUNTY, OHIO

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 2015-06 be read by number and

title only for the first reading dispense with the second and third readings,

suspend the rules and declare an emergency.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All

approved.

Ordinance 2015-06 read by number and title by the mayor.

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2015-06.  Second by Ms

Thompson.  All approved.  Before the vote Ms Thompson suggested that the

police report reference the codified  ordinances as listed  in Ordinance 2015-

  1.   Mr. Julien said that he’d check with the chief.

ORDINANCE 2015-06  AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE EDITION                            AND  INCLUSION OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES AS PARTS OF THE                              VARIOUS  COMPONENT CODES OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES                            OF THE VILLAGE  OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO AND TO DECLARE         AN EMERGENCY

Ms Thompson made a motion that Ordinance 2015-07 be read by number and

title only for the first reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron. 

Ordinance 2015-07 read by number and title by the mayor.

                   ORDINANCE 2015-07  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 355.14                        OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE DESIGNATING                           CERTAIN STREETS AS “SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES” AND TO                               DECLARE AN  EMERGENCY  

IX.             Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 2015-02  be read by number and

title only for the second reading.  Second by Art Patterson.

Ordinance 2015-02 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE  2015-02 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING                                   SUPPLEMENTAL  APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR                                ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM                         FUND 931 K9 UNIT FUND

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 2015-03 be read by number and

title only for the second reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron.

Ordinance 2015-03 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2015-03 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING                                                  SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR                          ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM                             FUND 101 GENERAL FUND FOR AUDITOR OF STATE EXPENSES

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 2015-04 be read by number and       title only for the second reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron.

Ordinance 2015-04 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2015-04 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING                                                  SUPPLEMENTAL  APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR                         ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM                             FUND 811 TREE MAINTENANCE  FUND FOR ADDITIONAL TREE                              PLANTING 

  1. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions 

             Ordinance 14-52 remained on the table.

ORDINANCE 14-52  AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING   THE  CLOSING OF MORE THAN TWO RAILROAD CROSSINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND REQUIRING ADVANCED NOTICE BEFORE RAILROAD CROSSINGS ARE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS OR UPGRADING; ADOPTED AS NEW SECTION  553.06 OF THE VILLAGE CODIFIED ORDINANCES  Tabled at the 01-20-15 meeting. 

  1. Other New Business 

                    None 

      XII.    Other Old Business 

                  None

 Payment of the Bills

 Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 271,542.46 on the Claims Ordinance.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 271,542.46.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

XIV.       Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:58 PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Art Patterson.  All approved 

  1. Return to Regular Session 

Mr. Rose made a motion to return to regular session at 9:29 PM.  Second by Mr. Art Patterson. All approved. 

  • Adjournment 

Ms Thompson made a motion to adjourn at 9:29 PM.  Second by

Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Drug bust in Deshler sends former NB resident to jail

On 02-12-15 The North Baltimore Police Department in conjunction with the Bloomdale Police Dept, Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Deshler PD and the Henry County Metro Area Narcotics unit conducted a drug sting involving a former North Baltimore resident.

On 02-12-15 The North Baltimore Police Department in conjunction with the Bloomdale Police Dept, Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Deshler PD and the Henry County Metro Area Narcotics unit conducted a drug sting involving a former North Baltimore resident.
The Resident (name not released-juvenile) was involved in the illegal trafficking of large quantities of narcotics into the North Baltimore, Deshler and Bloomdale area.
After several undercover drug operations, the subject was found to be in possession of synthetic LSD and “M-Bomb”.
The subject was placed into custody following a search warrant of his residence at 628 W. Main St Deshler, Ohio .  The subject was charged in Henry County Juvenile Court and the Wood County Juvenile Court.  The subject was transported to the Henry County Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation is still on going, according to NB Police Chief Allan Baer

NB Village Council meets March 3 – Agenda

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING – MARCH 03, 2015 – 7:30 PM – AGENDA

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VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING – MARCH 03, 2015 – 7:30 PM – AGENDA

 

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING – MARCH 03, 2015 – 7:30 PM – AGENDA

 

Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
III.       Approval of the Minutes

 

IV.            Public Participation

 

Letters and Communications
Administrative Reports
Finance Officer:

 

EMS Chief

 

Fire Chief:

 

Police Chief:

 

Village Administrator:

 

Clerk:

 

Appointed Legal Counsel:

 

Mayor:

 

Standing Committees
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Aaron Patterson)

 

Public Safety (Ms Goldner)

 

 

 

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

 

Recommendation:  Approve 03-03-15 Ice and Snow Removal Policy

 

Public Works (Mr. Art Patterson)

 

Recommendation:  Enter into ODOT Agreement # 0115NB regarding SR 18.

 

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

 

Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)

 

Recommendation: 1)  Approve  03-03-15  Timely Deposit Policy

 

2)  Approve  03-03-15 Office Cleaning Policy

 

VIII.       New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2015-08  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE                               ADMINISTRATOR TO PREPARE AND EXECUTE AN APPLICATION FOR                      SRTS FUNDS

 

ORDINANCE 2015-09  AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL                              APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,                          2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND GRANT                                        PROCEEDS (Fire Dept.)

 

ORDINANCE 2015-10  AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL                              APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,                          2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND GRANT                                        PROCEEDS (Police Dept.)

 

Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 2015-05 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR                                                 AND ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE                        NORTHWESTERN WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT TO COOPERATE IN                           PROVIDING POTABLE WATER AND SANITARY SEWER SERVICES TO                            AREAS IN SOUTHERN WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, AND NORTHERN                                    HANCOCK, OHIO

 

ORDINANCE 2015-07  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 355.14 OF                                 THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE DESIGNATING CERTAIN                           STREETS AS “SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES

 

 

Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
ORDINANCE 14-52  AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING   THE  CLOSING OF MORE THAN TWO RAILROAD CROSSINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND    REQUIRING ADVANCED NOTICE BEFORE RAILROAD CROSSINGS ARE         CLOSED FOR REPAIRS OR UPGRADING; ADOPTED AS NEW SECTION  553.06 OF THE VILLAGE CODIFIED ORDINANCES  Tabled at the 01-20-15 meeting.

 

ORDINANCE  2015-02 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING                                                             SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR                                           ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM FUND                               931 K9 UNIT FUND

 

ORDINANCE 2015-03 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL                               APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,                           2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM FUND 101 GENERAL FUND FOR                            AUDITOR OF STATE EXPENSES

 

ORDINANCE 2015-04 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL                               APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31,                           2015; PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM FUND 811 TREE MAINTENANCE                           FUND FOR ADDITIONAL TREE PLANTING

 

Other New Business
Other Old Business
Payment of the Bills
Adjournment

NB School Board Report – Feb. 24

submitted by Russell Bretz – The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.

submitted by Russell Bretz
Testing Underway at NB Schools
The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.
After a brief review of financial statements and administrative reports, which can be read elsewhere in this publication, the Board moved to regular agenda items.
Superintendent’s recommendations:
Approved a paternity leave of absence for Jeffrey Gregorsok, Science Teacher, beginning approximately March 12, 2015 for two weeks using accumulated sick leave, personal leave and unpaid leave as necessary.
Approved a paternity leave of absence for Luke Archer, Art Teacher, beginning approximately March 8, 2015 for two weeks using accumulated sick leave, personal leave, and unpaid leave as necessary.
Approved supplemental contracts to the following as Intervention Teachers at the rate of $20 per hour on an as needed basis for the 2014-15 school year for the Tiger
Paws After School Intervention Program beginning February 9, 2015 through April 10, 2015.
      Nicole Lang                 Katy Dauer
      Melanie Missler            Elizabeth Trigg
Approved the following classified Substitute on an as needed basis for the 2014-15 school year.
     Andrew Coup-Custodian-Aide-Cafeteria
     Roxie Emahiser-Aide-Cook
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2014-15 school year.
     Jr Hi Track – Kathi Bucher
     Jr Hi Track – Chloe Hamlin
Approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2015-15 school year.
     Head Cross-Country Coach – Bradlee Rowlinson
     Head Volleyball Coach – Kim Parker
     Head Football Coach – Greg Bishop
Approved participation in the Wood County Educational Service Center Specialized Educational Programs for fiscal year 2015-16.
Approved North Baltimore Local School District Policy changes as required.
Approved the annual membership with HPS (Hospital Purchasing Services) for discounted services from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 as needed at a cost of $700 for the year.
Addendum
Approved a one year disability leave of absence for Anthony Mulholland, HS Science Teacher, beginning approximately March 15, 2015 following the use of the remainder of his earned sick leave and personal days.
No committee reports were given.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex.

NB Man Charged with arson for Rhodes Ave. fire

A North Baltimore man faces arson and burglary charges for allegedly setting fire to a home in NB.

A North Baltimore man faces arson and burglary charges for allegedly setting fire to a home in NB.

Robert J. Baird, 64, who lives on East Walnut Street, appeared in Wood County Common Pleas Court last week, facing two counts of Aggravated Arson, which are first- and second-degree felonies. He also faces one count of burglary, a second-degree felony, in connection with a fire that was set at 108 Rhodes Ave., next to the Wood County Park District Slippery Elm Trail property on East Broadway.

The property was in the process of being purchased by the park district. Baird was caught in the act, on the district’s security equipment.

Baird is scheduled to appear in court March 20 for a hearing.

The property is now boarded up. (by JP)
The property is now boarded up. (by JP)

NB Village Administrator Report – Feb. 17

Report to North Baltimore Mayor and Village Council from Village Administrator Donna Dettling – February 17, 2015

Report to North Baltimore Mayor and Village Council from Village Administrator Donna Dettling – February 17, 2015

  1. Meeting Review
  • February 2nd –  Meeting with Time Warner Cable – Leah Raab Account Manager
  • February 4th – Open House 142 N. Main re: Wood County Family Services of NW Ohio
  • February 12th – Grade Separation & Transportation Planning Stakeholders Meeting
  • February 12th – USDA Andy Sterling re: Community Funding Program
  • February 17th – Kevin Fahey re: Deshler Road Site
  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • February 18th – Tom Fishbaugh re: RCAP representative
  • February 19th – BWC Business Development Meeting
  • February 19th – Public Safety Work Session
  • February 24th – Planning Commission
  • February 26th – Board of Zoning Appeals
  1. Safe RouteTo School Update. Documents were located to complete the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure grant application.  The application will be submitted by the March 2, 2015 deadline.
  1. CDBG Update.   I am working with David Steiner, Wood County Planning Department on the CDBG Application process. As I have additional information to share, I’ll include it in my report.
  1. Meter Bid Update. The meter bid documents are being finalized this week and will go out on February 23, 2015 and bids will be due on March 23, 2015.
  1. Public Safety Work Session. A Public Safety Work Session is scheduled for Thursday the 19th at 6:00 p.m.  A draft agenda is attached.
  1. Railroad Overpass Stakeholder Meeting. The Transportation meeting held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 to discuss the Grade Separation was attended by 19 stakeholders.  A follow-up report is being prepared for distribution to attendees.
  1. OML Legislative Luncheon.  Please confirm if anyone can join me for the 2015 OML Legislative Reception that will be held on March 18, 2015 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  1. Annual Dinner-Wood County Economic Development.  A copy of the invitation to the 22nd Annual Dinner is attached to my report.  This is a Council meeting night, but it would benefit North Baltimore Elected Officials to attend this event as a unified group to help make North Baltimore’s presence recognized and valued in Wood County.  Is there a protocol or past practice for cancelling a regular Council meeting and requiring attendance at this type of event?

Donna Dettling – North Baltimore Village Administrator – 419-257-2394

NB School Board to meet Feb. 24 – Agenda

The North Baltimore Local School Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the high school, here is the agenda.

The North Baltimore Local School Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the high school, here is the agenda.

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NORTH BALTIMORE LOCAL SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION NORTH BALTIMORE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
2012 Tiger Dr.
February 24, 2015 6:00 PM
REGULAR AGENDA
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. Pledge of Allegiance
Appoint a Treasurer/Secretary for the meeting in the absence of Eve Baldwin, Treasurer
3. Roll Call _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mr. Bretz
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Exhibit 1
4. Approve the January 13, 2015 Organizational and (Special) Regular
Meeting Minutes. _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mr. Bretz
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote________
OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BOARD A pamphlet is provided at the board meeting for members of the community to review the proper procedure to address both agenda and non-agenda items. Please review this pamphlet before making any statements to the Board. After being recognized by the President, please provide your name and address to the Treasurer. Please limit your comments to three minutes.
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
Page Two – Regular Agenda – 2/24/15
News Media
The Courier – Eric Schaadt
The Sentinel – Marie Thomas
NB Xpress – Jeff/Sue Miklovic
NB News – Bonnie Knaggs
TREASURER’S REPORT/TREASURER’S CORNER
Exhibit 2
1. Approve the monthly financial statements for January. _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mr. Bretz
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Motion____________ Seconded_____________ Vote________
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Ryan Delaney
Principal’s Reports:
MS/HS Principal – Dr. Bob Falkenstein
Elementary Principal – Mr. Scott Lockwood
SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS
Exhibit 3
1. Approve a paternity leave of absence for Jeffrey Gregorsok, Science _____Mrs. Thomas
Teacher, beginning approximately March 14, 2015 for two weeks using _____Mr. Bretz
accumulated sick leave, personal leave and unpaid leave as necessary. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Motion____________ Seconded_____________ Vote________
Exhibit 4
2. Approve a paternity leave of absence for Luke Archer, Art Teacher, _____Mrs. Thomas
beginning approximately March 8, 2015 for two weeks using _____Mr. Bretz
accumulated sick leave, personal leave and unpaid leave as necessary. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Motion____________ Seconded_____________ Vote________
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3. Approve supplemental contracts to the following as Intervention Teachers _____Mrs. Thomas
at the rate of $20 per hour on an as needed basis for the 2014-15 school _____Mr. Bretz
year for the Tiger Paws After School Intervention Program beginning _____Mr. Archer
February 9, 2015 through April 10, 2015: _____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Nicole Lang Katy Dauer
Melanie Missler Elizabeth Trigg
Motion_________________ Seconded_____________Vote_________
4. Approve the following Classified Substitutes on an as needed basis at _____Mrs. Thomas
step 0 for the 2014-15 school year pending proper certification and _____Mr. Bretz
required background checks: _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
Andrew Coup – Custodian – Aide – Cafeteria _____Mrs. Cotterman
Roxie Emahiser – Aide – Cafeteria
Motion_________________ Seconded_____________Vote_________
5. Approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2014-15 school year _____Mrs. Thomas
at the appropriate step, pending proper certification and required _____Mr. Bretz
background checks. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
Type I _____Mrs. Cotterman
Jr Hi Track – Kathi Bucher – Step V
Jr Hi Track – Chloe Hamlin – Step I
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote_______
6. Approve the following supplemental contracts for the 2015-16 school year _____Mrs. Thomas
at the appropriate step, pending proper certification and required _____Mr. Bretz
background checks. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
Type I _____Mrs. Cotterman
Head Cross-Country Coach: Bradlee Rowlinson – Step V
Head Volleyball Coach: Kara Parker – Step I
Head Football Coach: Greg Bishop – Step III
Motion_____________ Seconded______________ Vote_______
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Exhibit 5
7. Approve participation in the Wood County Educational Service Center _____Mrs. Thomas
Specialized Educational Programs for fiscal year 2015-16 as presented. _____Mr. Bretz
_____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Motion_________________ Seconded_____________Vote__________
8. Approve the following North Baltimore Local School District Policy and _____Mrs. Thomas
Revisions as presented: _____Mr. Bretz
_____Mr. Archer
2210 – Curriculum Development _____Mrs. Bushey
2430 – District sponsored Clubs and Activities _____Mrs. Cotterman
2430.02 – Participation of Community/Stem in Extra Curricular
2430.03 – Participation in Interscholastic Extra Curricular
2510 – Adoption of Textbooks
2520 – Selection of Instructional Materials & Equipment
2523 – Released Time for Religious Instruction
5330 – Use of Medications
5330.02 – Procurement & Use of Epinephrine Auto Injectors in Emergency Situations
5336 – Care of Students with Diabetes
7540.02 – District Web Page
7540.03 – Student Education Technology Acceptable Use & Safety
7540.04 – Staff Education Technology Acceptable Use & Safety
8325 – Receiving Legal Documents
8330 – Student Records
8400 – School Safety
8500 – Food Service
8510 – Wellness
8540 – Vending Machines
8550 – Competitive Food Sales
8660 – Incidental Transportation of Students by Private Vehicle
9211 – District Support Organizations
Motion_________________ Seconded_____________Vote__________
Exhibit 6
9. Approve the annual membership with HPS (Hospital Purchasing Services) _____Mrs. Thomas
for discounted services from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 as _____Mr. Bretz
needed at cost of $700 for the year. _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
Motion_________________ Seconded_____________Vote__________
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BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Legislative Liaison (Russell Bretz):
Athletic/Recreation Council (Tim Archer – Tami Thomas):
Student Achievement Liaison (Cheryl Cotterman):
Village Council Liaison (Cheryl Cotterman – Tim Archer):
OTHER BOARD BUSINESS
Motion to move to Executive Session for the purpose(s) of: _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mr. Bretz
_____Mr. Archer
Time Out: ________ Time In:__________ _____Mrs. Bushey
_____Mrs. Cotterman
_____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 further action will be taken.
Motion to Adjourn
Time:______ _____Mrs. Thomas
_____Mr. Bretz _____Mr. Archer
_____Mrs. Bushey _____Mrs. Cotterman
Motion__________ Seconded__________ Vote___________
Note:
1) Please review for policy updates.
2) Check all contract/ agreements against the auditors list per ORC Section 9.24 of the ORC and for any findings against vendors over $25,000.
3) Check for 412 Certificates
4) Check for Homeland Security – Check Expenditures over $100,000 annually

NB Village Council Minutes – Feb. 3

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING – FEBRUARY 03, 2015 – MINUTES

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VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 03, 2015

MINUTES

I. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II. Roll Call:

Mayor Mike Julien-Here, Leslee Thompson-Here, Aaron Patterson-Here,
Janet Goldner-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose-Absent, Arthur Patterson III— Absent, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative—Present, Hank Matthes—Student Representative—Present.

Ms Goldner made a motion to excuse Mr. Rose and Art Patterson. Second by
Mr. Cameron. All approved except Ms Thompson who voted no

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Ms Goldner to approve the minutes of the 01-20-15 meeting. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Motion by Ms Thompson to approve the minutes of the 01-27-15 special meeting as amended. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.
IV. Public Participation:

None

V. Letters and Communications:

Aaron Patterson reported that he received thanks from Chris Bates for the assistance from the police and street department regarding the closing of W. Broadway during the recent factory demolition. Mr. Cameron asked how long the street would be closed. Chief Baer said that the EPA requires the street to be closed until all demolition is completed. Ms Dettling will send a notice to the media announcing what could be a lengthy street closing.

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: Absent. Excused due to illness.

Ms Goldner asked that the EMS report include the money collected only in 2015 and Mr. Cameron and Aaron Patterson asked for greater clarification as to the date of the run and when it is collected.

In reference to Officer Kirk’s forecast of a short fall in the street lighting account, Ms Goldner asked if the lights could be converted to LED. Clerk Van Mooy said that he is familiar with another community that is in process of switching and that it is quite expensive because the entire fixture’s internals must be replaced.

Aaron Patterson questioned Officer Kirk’s recommendation that we increase the 821 street cleaning account. Referred to Officer Kirk. Ms Dettling said that Officer Kirk’s report is designed so that we can watch for trends in spending and revenues.

EMS Chief: Present. Report Submitted.

Aaron Patterson asked why there are members on the squad that do not make runs. Chief Matthes said that he was working with those individuals in an effort to get them to either take runs or leave the department. Ms Goldner told the chief that he has the full support of council should he decide to remove the non participants from the roster.

Chief Mathis announced a power cot demonstration to be held at the EMS hall on 02-09-15 at 8:00 PM.

Aaron Patterson expressed concern over the number of missed runs and stated that the EMS is going backwards. Chief Matthes explained several of the missed runs. Aaron Patterson asked why a citizen would support the EMS when we miss so many runs yet have so many volunteers on the roster.

Based on Chief Matthes’ recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to appoint Ryan Clark as an EMS volunteer. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.

Fire Chief: Present. Report Submitted.

Chief Francisco said that January was the busiest month in memory. He also pointed out that many of his members run with EMS and that a number of the calls for service are joint calls with EMS and that frequently the fire member will drive the EMS so that both EMS personnel can be in the back of the rig attending to the transport.

Audience member Bonne Knaggs asked why the fire runs with EMS. She was told that is in our SOP and that EMS can always call for additional manpower if needed.

Police Chief: Present. Report Submitted.

Chief Baer distributed a bid list for a new cruiser. Council decided not to make the purchase at this meeting. Rather, Andy Sterling from USDA will be invited to the COTW to explain the USDA’s rebate financing program. Based on that information, council may take action on the cruiser purchase at the 02-17-15 meeting.

Ms Thompson Asked why so many calls were listed as “other” in the report. Chief Baer said that in many cases the computer dispatch labels the call as “other” since not all police calls are what most people considered typical law enforcement calls for assistance.

Village Administrator: Present. Report submitted.

Ms Dettling reviewed possible revisions to the agreement with Northeast Water and Sewer. There is a need to act quickly on this as Northwest is an eager customer for some of our sewer capacity. The supporting resolution will be on the 02-17-15 agenda.

Ms Dettling reported that six interviews for the treatment operator are scheduled.

Ms Dettling reviewed her interpretation of the USDA grant program.

Ms Dettling reviewed the final portions of the 2014 tree removal project. Two trees that were to be cut down were only trimmed due to the encroachment of power lines. These will be addressed in the spring.

Mr. Cameron asked for clarification on the timeline for a building to be declared dangerous. He expressed concern over the recent arson destroyed home.

Mr. Cameron expressed concern over the lack of enforcement of our sidewalk clearing ordinance and the downtown parking particularly after a snow. Both issues and parking signage referred to COTW.

Ms Dettling suggested that illegally parked cars be ticketed. She offered to see to it that the police department takes such action and that parking enforcement be part of the chief’s evaluation. There was no response to her suggestion.

Aaron Patterson called for parallel parking to be required downtown until all snow is removed from the center of the street. He also suggested that when we do the revitalization that the sidewalks be narrowed.

Mr. Cameron asked Ms Dettling if she was aware that the Safe Routes to School grant application deadline was fast approaching. Referred to North Baltimore Schools.

Clerk: Present. No report.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Absent. Excused.

Mayor: Present.

Mer. Julien said that he and Ms Dettling were working on streamlining our communications systems and that he would have a report at COTW. Aaron Patterson said that the $20,000 that we spent with Black Box was supposed to dramatically reduce our communications costs. Mr. Julien pointed out that Black Box installed a new phone system but did not address usage. He asked Aaron Patterson to wait for the report.

Mr. Cameron made a motion that the mayor send a letter of best wishes to Toledo Mayor Collins and condolences for the death of an on duty police officer. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Aaron Patterson)

No Report.

Public Safety (Ms Goldner)

No Report.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No report due to absence.

Public Works (Art Patterson)

No report due to absence.
Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

Mr. Cameron suggested emergency action on the Northwest Water
agreement.

Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)

No Report.

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Ordinance 2015-02 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2015-02 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015

Ordinance 2015-03 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2015-03 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015

Ordinance 2015-04 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 2015-04 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Ordinance 14-52 remained on the table.

ORDINANCE 14-52 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE CLOSING OF MORE THAN TWO RAILROAD CROSSINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND REQUIRING ADVANCED NOTICE BEFORE RAILROAD CROSSINGS ARE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS OR UPGRADING; ADOPTED AS NEW SECTION 553.06 OF THE VILLAGE CODIFIED ORDINANCES Tabled at the 01-20-15 meeting.
XI. Other New Business

Aaron Patterson asked for clarification from Mr. Marcin on the lack of council action regarding the reading of ordinances. Clerk Van Mooy also expressed concern saying that he felt that there should be some recognition of the process through council actions.

XII. Other Old Business

None

XIII. Payment of the Bills

Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 267,940.39 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.
Before the vote Aaron Patterson asked about the cost of replacing the guardrail near Bakery Feeds. It was decided during discussion that Ms Dettling write a letter to Bakery Feeds informing them the village would charge them for future guardrail replacements since the guardrail was added at their request.
Aaron Patterson made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 267,940.39. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.
XIV. Adjournment

Ms Goldner made a motion to adjourn at 9:18 PM. Second by
Ms Thompson. All approved.

Approved __________________________
Richard Van Mooy, Clerk
Chester H. Marcin __________________________
Village Solicitor Mike Julien, Mayor

W. C. Distribution first half manufactured home tax

Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor, announced the distribution of the year’s first half manufactured home tax.

Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor, announced the distribution of the year’s first half manufactured home tax.

In addition to the collected taxes, Wood County subdivisions will share in homestead and rollback reimbursements from the State of Ohio of approximately $163,000. This money together with an equal second half reimbursement will be distributed following the August manufactured home settlement. 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 applicants Ohio adjusted gross income cannot exceed $31,000 for tax year 2014. Mr. Sibbersen urges those who think they might qualify to contact the Auditor’s office at (419) 354-1925 or from Northern Wood County 1-866-860-4140, extension 1925.

There are 3,863 registered manufactured homes generating a tax of $391,179.85.

That tax is disbursed to the political subdivisions as follows:

Wood County first half taxes 2

 

 

___________________________Wood County first half taxes 1

A change in Ohio law effective since January 1, 2000 gives existing manufactured home owners a choice of continuing to be taxed on a ten year depreciating value scale as personal property or, to be taxed “like” real estate using an appraised market value. The law further provided that all manufactured homes that change hands after that date must be taxed at the appraised method.

NB Public Safety Committee to discuss future of NB EMS

The North Baltimore Public Safety (Fire, Police, EMS) Committee of the NB Village Council (Janet Goldner Committee Chair – Rich Rose, Art Patterson) meet tonight (Thursday) to continue working on a plan to provide full-time Emergency Medical Services to the North Baltimore area.

The North Baltimore Public Safety (Fire, Police, EMS) Committee of the NB Village Council (Janet Goldner Committee Chair – Rich Rose, Art Patterson) meet tonight (Thursday) to continue working on a plan to provide full-time Emergency Medical Services to the North Baltimore area.

As listed on Committee Assignments, these are the duties of this committee: Provide for safe and secure neighborhoods; coordinate and interface with other responsible county agencies for the purpose of ensuring protection of property and life of residents.

AGENDA

Public Safety Committee Meeting Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

North Baltimore Council Chambers, 205 N. Main Street

1. Develop a realistic budget for 2016 to cover full-time EMS.

2. Review funding plan and timeline for dedicated revenue stream to support EMS staffing plan.
– Discuss elimination of Income Tax Forgiveness to generate $190,000 and earmark all Income tax generated to go toward North Baltimore Fire & Rescue.

3. Develop language for an EMS Service Contract and implementation timeline to provide EMS Service to Henry Township.
– Service Agreement
– Cost allocation Method?