Notice to Wood County Dog Owners

Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor announces that beginning December 1, applications for 2015 dog registrations may be filed.

Ohio law provides that before January 31 of each year all owners of dogs three months of age or older shall be registered in the county in which the dog is kept.

Notice to Wood County Dog Owners

Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor announces that beginning December 1, applications for 2015 dog registrations may be filed.

Ohio law provides that before January 31 of each year all owners of dogs three months of age or older shall be registered in the county in which the dog is kept.  The information necessary for registration is age, sex, color, length of hair, whether spayed or neutered, breed of the dog and the name, address and phone number of the owner.  A registration fee of $14.00 must be paid with the application for each dog registered in order to be in compliance with section 955.01 of the O.R.C.  As a convenience the Auditor’s Office mails renewal registration forms to owners of record.  Owners who registered in 2014 through the internet will receive a reminder e-mail.

**NEW**  Dogs may be registered for a 1 year or 3 year term or a permanent license (for the dog’s life).  When completing the application, choose your “Term”(1 Year, 3 Year or Permanent).  The 3 Year and Permanent License may only be purchased by mail or in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office.  Fees are: 1 Year License =$14.00, 3 Year License =$42.00 and Permanent License =$140.00.  No Refunds Permitted

Every owner of a kennel of dogs is also required to register annually with the County Auditor by January 31 and must pay an application fee of $70.00.  Ohio law provides that the penalty after January 31 is the amount equal to the registration fee for each type of license therefore the penalty would be $14.00 for regular licenses and $70.00 for kennel licenses in addition to the regular registration fee.

Persons acquiring dogs after January 31 have 30 days after the date of acquisition or the date that the dog reaches three months of age to register with the Auditor’s Office.

The 2015 dog registration may be filed by mail, in person, or on the internet.  When mailing the application please include the license fee, dog information (as stated above) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license.  The license deadline will be extended until February 2, this year due to the deadline falling on Saturday.  Licenses can be purchased in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office, 2nd floor of the county office building between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday thru Friday or at the Wood County Dog Shelter. Internet applications can be made at http://dogtags.co.wood.oh.us/ and does require an additional $2.00 processing fee per license which goes to the online firm processing the credit card purchase.  Please do not send cash with your mail-in application.  If you have questions regarding a dog license please contact 419-354-9150.

The Wood County District Board of Health has adopted a regulation requiring all dogs be immunized against rabies please provide the rabies information in the application process.

Mail applications to:

Michael Sibbersen
Wood County Auditor
One Courthouse Square
PO Box 368
Bowling Green, OH  43402

Readers:  You should be able to download and print one of the following items for submission –

Auditor Dog License application 2014

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Forfeited Land Sale includes old Norbalt, some NB land, an NB home

The sale will be a public auction and the parcels which are being offered due to non-payment of taxes will be sold to the highest bidder. Each property has been forfeited to the State after failing to sell at Sheriff’s sale.

A list of parcels is available at the Wood County Auditor’s Office or online at www.co.wood.oh.us/auditor/. These parcels are located in seven different taxing districts in the County as follows: Henry Twp. North Baltimore Lake Twp. Middleton Twp. Haskins Northwood Perrysburg Twp.

Michael Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor will hold a forfeited land sale December 3, 2014, beginning at 10:00 am in the hearing room on the fifth floor of the County Office Building in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The sale will be a public auction and the parcels which are being offered due to non-payment of taxes will be sold to the highest bidder. Each property has been forfeited to the State after failing to sell at Sheriff’s sale.

A list of parcels is available at the Wood County Auditor’s Office or online at www.co.wood.oh.us/auditor/. These parcels are located in seven different taxing districts in the County as follows:
Henry Twp. North Baltimore Lake Twp. Middleton Twp. Haskins Northwood Perrysburg Twp.

There are 27 parcels listed for sale at this date. However, if prior to sale time, the delinquent tax charges are paid by the owner the parcel will be removed from the list. Included among the properties for sale are the former Steve and Barry’s/Hills department store on Woodville Road, the former Johnson Rubber Company in North Baltimore and a home also in North Baltimore.

Registration for the sale will begin at 9:00 am in the fifth floor hearing room. Interested parties are encouraged to make prior inquiries to be assured of the location of the property. The successful bidder will receive an Auditor’s Deed for each parcel for the purchase price plus $5.50 deed and transfer fee, giving clear and perfect title. Bidders are cautioned that this would not necessarily extinguish any federal tax liens that may have been imposed on the parcel.

The successful bidder will have no delinquent real estate tax liability for the parcels purchased and will receive the tax bill for the first half 2014 tax statement due February 2015. More information can be found online at www.co.wood.oh.us/auditor/. The link for the auction will display a list of properties and by clicking on a parcel number you will be directed to more specific information about that property.

Village Administrator Report – Nov. 18

Report to Council from Village Administrator Donna Dettling – November 18, 2014

Village Administrator Report – November 18, 2014

Re:      Village Administrator Report

  1. Meeting Review
  • November 4th – Headworks Study Kick-off meeting
  • November 4th –Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • November 5th – USDA, Peterman, Helms re: Project Close out meeting
  • November 10th – Tree Commission
  • November 12th – Huntington Positive Pay Follow-up
  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • November 18th – Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • November 25th – Planning Commission
  1. Holiday Reception. REMINDER: Council is invited to the Wood County Economic Development Commission Holiday Reception to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2104 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. 
  1. Economic Development 101. REMINDER:  A free Workshop-Economic Development 101 on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 8a -11a at Perrysburg French Quarter.  A copy of the agenda the Workshop is attached to my report. Please let me know if you plan to attend. 
  1. Office Update. The part-time Finance Clerk I position will be posted this week in all 4 newspapers with a deadline for submitting resumes of December 1, 2014.  A copy of the advertisement is attached for your review.  If things go smoothly, I hope to have a hiring recommendation by the 2nd meeting in December.   April is learning the Utility Billing System, and keeping that moving.  I followed up with several BGSU students for internships and plan to have a recommendation before Council at the next meeting.  
  1. EMS Charting Software. Chief Matthes recently learned that the EMS Charting software that was purchased last year for $2,072 was due for an annual license renewal, which is $1,572.  Chief Matthes was disappointed and stunned to find that effort to implement the software was dropped when the former Chief left and equally disappointing when there didn’t appear to be effort to provide an opportunity to hand off this task to other members of the department for implementation.  Chief Matthes is working hard to get the software implemented, acquire the training that was included with the original purchase of the license and use this software to improve our reporting and billing capabilities for the long term. 
  1. Planning Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals. Council will receive an agenda for both these meetings; PC 11-25-14 and BZA 12-04-14.  A training session will be held with both Boards at their next meeting to educate Board members on roles and responsibilities and common Planning and Zoning practices and concepts.  In order to have sufficient handout material, please let me know if any of you would like to attend one or both of these training sessions.
  1. Ohio BWC.  Just an FYI, the Ohio BWC issued a rebate check on premiums for period 1-1-2012 through 12-31-2012 in the amount of $9,950.23.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING – NOVEMBER 15, 2014

Hearing on the Planning Commission recommendation for a zoning change for the southern portion of the old North Baltimore High School property, 124 S. Second St.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING – NOVEMBER 15, 2014 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

In the absence of the mayor, Ms Goldner called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.              Roll Call:

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

Mr. Cameron made a motion to excuse Ms Hiser and Messer Patterson, Patterson III and Rose.    There was no second.  Motion died.

  • Hearing on the Planning Commission recommendation for a zoning change for the southern portion of the old North Baltimore High School property, 124 S. Second St. 

Ms Goldner introduced Appointed Village Legal Counsel Chet Marcin who explained the rezoning process. He pointed out that the Planning Commission recommended that the property be rezoned from S-1 Special District to B-2 General Business and that council has 30 days from the date of this hearing to either accept. Reject or modify the Planning Commission recommendation. 

Ms Goldner recognized all members of the public who signed the Public Participation  form indicating that they wished to address council on the matter.  Listed below are those who made comments.  Remarks are paraphrased.

John Sponsler, 301 Belmont.  Mr. Sponsler said that he was in favor of business expansion but he stated that the school board sold the property at below market value.  He urged council to reject the recommendation thereby forcing the Board of Education to reconsider the price of the property.

Jeff Long, 211 Mitchell introduce himself as a representative of Reineke Family Dealerships.  He said that the company’s plan is to develop the property into a  parking lot for vehicles initially.  He went on to say that if the business did well that it was likely that the dealership would purchase the north section of the property and build a multi-million dollar facility.

Mary Patterson, 202 S. Main St.  Ms Patterson said that she has done business with the Reineke Dealerships has had good experiences and that she supports their plan.

Shawn Smith,  ___ Second St introduced himself as the Reineke Sales Manager.  He  spoke on the company’s support of the community and their willingness to make  contributions.  He also expressed the opinion that the currently vacant land would  not attract housing development if the property is not rezoned for business.

Doug Trounter, 815 Quarry Rd.  Mr. Troutner said that the village should do all it can to encourage business expansion.  He suggested that down lighting and landscape screening be part of the rezoning requirements.

Gene Patterson, 403 Margaret St.  Mr. Patterson spoke in favor of the rezoning request and he urged the village to do whatever it can to promote this change.

Lee Holloway, 304 S. 2nd St.  Mr. Holloway spoke in favor of the change.  He stated that additional lighting in the neighborhood would be a plus.

Jamie Cunningham, 208 Allen TR 14, Van Buren.  Ms Cunningham introduced herself as an investor in community businesses.  She supports business expansion in the village but she urged caution.  She said that all aspects must be considered when making a village decisions.

Russell Cunningham, address as above. Mr. Cunningham said that he was happy to see a family business expand in town. He suggested that down lights should be required.

  1. Adjournment 

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adjourn at 9:27 AM.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES – Nov. 11

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 11, 2014

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 11, 2014

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Roll Call:

 Mayor Julien-Here, Janet Goldner–Here, Aaron Patterson-Absent, Leslee Thompson-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Art Patterson-Here, Rich Rose—Absent,  Kylie Hiser Student Representative–Absent Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here.

 

Ms Goldner made a motion to excuse Ms Hiser and Messer Rose and Aaron Patterson.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

 

Following the roll call, Mayor Julien asked for a moment of silence in remembrance and thanks for all veterans.

 

  • Executive Session

        Ms. Goldner made a motion to enter into executive session at 5:37 PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved 

  1. Return to Regular Session

 Mr. Cameron  made a motion to return to regular session at 5:45 PM.  Second by

Ms Thompson. All approved.

 New Business/Legislation

                   Ms Dettling made the following recommendation: After careful consideration of performance concerns with the Finance Clerk I position, which is the responsible for Accounts Receivable (EMS and Utility Billing), the Administrator is recommending dismissal.  This position is currently held by Jaimye Benedict.”

Before calling for a motion on the recommendation, Mr. Julien stated that he concurred with Ms Dettling’s recommendation.

Motion to approve the recommendation by Ms Goldner. Second by Ms Thompson.                         All approved.

Motion by Mr. Cameron to allow the Village Administrator to advertise for a part-time employee to fill the duties of Finance Clerk I.  Second by Ms. Goldner.  All approved. 

  1. Old Business 

                    None

 

 

 

  • Adjournment 

       Ms Thompson made a motion to adjourn at  5:57 PM.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

NB Council Minutes – Nov. 4

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 04, 2014

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – NOVEMBER 04, 2014

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.

Ms Goldner made a motion to excuse Messer Patterson III and Rose. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 10-21-14 meeting. Second by Ms Thompson . All approved.

IV. Public Participation:

Pat Hernandez and Lisa Frost addressed council about their water bills. They live in adjacent homes and both their September water bills increased dramatically only to return to the usual size for October. Following a phone call to the village office, the water department checked for leaks and found none. They were told that Supt. Patterson would call them to discuss possibilities other than a leak. Supt. Patterson did not call them and the mayor did not respond to a voicemail request for a return call. Both expressed their disappointment in the lack of response and common courtesy toward a citizen of the village.

Mayor Julien said that he checked the situation and followed up with a letter as a means of keeping a paper trail. The letter was mailed 10-03-14 and had not yet arrived at either residence.

Ms Dettling said that she reviewed the usage and both home used about 2000 gallons more than usual during the months in question. Council discussed the matter and several expressed concern that there is no explanation for the spike in billing costs. Ms Dettling will double check with Supt. Patterson and make contact with the complainants.

V. Letters and Communications:

Aaron Patterson reported that he had received a complaint about poor street drainage at S. Main and American Legion Dr. He suggested a catch basin be installed. Referred to Supt. Wickard.

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: Present. Report Submitted.

Officer Kirk reported that our insurance will cover all or a portion of the fraudulent checks that were passed. After some discussion council expressed the opinion that neither we nor our insurance should pay for the bank’s error since we took all precautions with the checks. Officer Kirk will review the issue.

Mr. Cameron asked if the two donations to the police department listed on the report were earmarked. The Eagles’ donation is for SRO DARE training and DS Brown is for body cameras for the officers.

The drop in our income tax receipts was noted. The completion of the sewer project may be one of the reasons the decline.

EMS Chief: Present. Report Submitted.

Council reviewed the new report format. They were complementary on the call responses for the month.

Fire Chief: Present. Report submitted.

Chief Francisco asked council to consider an ordinance to bill insurance when the department is called out on I-75 for a MVA. Referred to COTW.

Police Chief: Present. Report submitted.

Chief Baer introduced Dustin Decker, a current member of the police auxiliary, whom he is recommending to be hired at a PT on call dispatcher at $7.95 per hour effective 11-05-14. Motion to approve by Ms Goldner. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.

Village Administrator: Present. Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling reviewed her report. She stated that she is authorizing OT for April Dick due to the suspension of an office person.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Ms. Goldner made a motion to approve the use of letter sized paper for all agendas, minutes, ordinances and resolutions effective 01-01-15. All customary public access and archiving practices will continue to be followed. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Clerk: Present. No report.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Absent. Excused by the mayor.

Mayor: Present. No report.

An executive session is needed at the end of the business meeting.

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Aaron Patterson)

No Report

Public Safety (Ms Goldner)

No Report

Mr. Julien announced that he has completed the village reverse 911 data base. He hopes to begin sign ups by 12-01-14 and following community meetings the system will be active 01-01-15. Referred to COTW.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No Report.

Public Works (Art Patterson)

In the absence of Art Patterson, Aaron Patterson made a motion to authorize the Village Administrator enter into an agreement with the Wood County to complete the Handicapped Door Improvement project and
authorize the expenditure of up to $20,700 for the village’s share of the project including alternate bid for parking lot resurfacing. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.

Details of the Lars Larson plaque referred to COTW.

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

No Report.

Ms Dettling reported that the initial headwork’s planning meeting will be held next week. She hopes that a recommendation will follow in short order.

Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)

No Report other than the 2015 budget which will be presented at the COTW.

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-42 be read by number and title only for the first reading. Second by Mr. Cameron.

Ordinance 14-42 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 14-42 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Ms Thompson made a motion that Ordinance 14-41 be read by number and title only for the second reading. Second by Ms Goldner

Ordinance 14-41 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 14-41 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO RENEW AN AGREEMENT WITH THE PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION OF WOOD COUNTY, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

XI. Other New Business

Mr. Cameron said that future Great Lakes billing reports will include the year of the occurrence.

XII. Other Old Business

None

XIII. Payment of the Bills

Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 32,069.63 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Before the vote Aaron Patterson suggested that Cintas has exceeded the specified rate increase and should be required to refund the overage.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 32,069.63. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

XIV. Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:30PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved

XV. Return to Regular Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to return to regular session at 9:10 PM. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.

XVI. Adjournment

Ms Goldner made a motion to adjourn at 9:10 PM. Second by
Ms Thompson. All approved.

Public Meeting held Saturday for “old school property” zoning change

The North Baltimore Village Council held a public hearing for the zoning change request made for the south half of “the old school” property on West Water, between 2nd Street and Frazier. (CORRECTION by Editor)

The North Baltimore Village Council held a public hearing for the zoning change request made for the south half of “the old school” property on West Water, between 2nd Street and Frazier.

In attendance were council members Leslee Thompson, Bill Cameron and President of Council, Janet Goldner, who ran the meeting. Also in attendance for the village were Mayor Mike Julien (CORRECTION – Julien was excused), Clerk Rick Van Mooy, Village Administrator Donna Dettling and Village Legal Council Chet Marcin.

Nearly two dozen public packed into the undersized village council chambers, with nine folks addressing council. None of those who spoke to council thought that the change, of the roughly 2 acres to a business/commercial classification, was a bad idea. All that spoke thought that the zoning change for a Reineke dealership parking area expansion, was, in fact a good idea. However, more than half who spoke, did agree, that council needs to put safeguards in place to ensure that the neighborhood is not adversely affected, and that proper paved surfaces, with proper drainage and nice, low-impact lighting, along with some screening be included, in whatever the Reineke dealership plans were to include.

Concern was also stated regarding possible uses of the land in the future, if Reineke were to sell the property. Concern was also brought as to what might happen on the north half of the lot, if per chance someone else were to purchase the land and request a similar change in the zoning designation, but not with a plan that was as agreeable as what is being proposed by Reineke.

John Sponslor said he favors the Reineke expansion, but suggested the school is not getting a good price for the land, and the council should consider voting “no for now,” and working on a new zoning classification.

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Council will have 30 days from the hearing to make some type of decision. Council does have the topic on their agenda for possible action for the meeting at 7:30 this evening (11/18).

NB EMS Report – October 2014

North Baltimore EMS Chief Will Matthes submitted the following report to Village Council at the November 4 meeting.

We apologize for the delay in posting this report. We have trouble manipulating some of the files submitted for publication.

We are testing various methods through the new software that we are using, for your viewing convenience.

Click on the link below for the October EMS Report:

 https://www.thenbxpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/EMS-village-Council-Report-Oct-2014.pdf 

FERC public hearing announcement for the Rover Pipeline 

FERC public hearing announcement for the Rover Pipeline – – – There are several important pieces of information about the hearings you should know:

FERC public hearing announcement for the Rover Pipeline

There are several important pieces of information about the hearings you should know:

·         These hearings mark the beginning of the public input process to Federal agencies. The hearings enable FERC to gain a robust understanding of community interests at stake for the pipeline – including the benefits, necessity, and community issues surrounding Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) initial pipeline plan.

·         The public may participate in this process either in person at the hearings, or through written comments submitted by mail or online. All comments – regardless of how they are received – are given equal consideration.

·         Energy Transfer Partners will be providing a brief presentation summarizing our initial filing and plan. The planned route and other information on the Rover Pipeline submitted to FERC, is subject to change. It’s possible these initial materials will be adjusted, based on the input received from these hearings and further study by government agencies.

·         Route changes and other mitigation actions taken to accommodate the interests of landowners or communities, or to address government agency findings, will be made available to the public for further review and comment, in early 2015

The public is invited:

Tuesday, December 2nd, in Defiance.

6:00 P.M. @ Defiance College, Schomburg Auditorium. 701 N. Clinton Street, Defiance.

For more information regarding this project:

http://www.energytransfer.com/ops_etrover.aspx

Rover Pipeline Map

NB Village Council Minutes – Oct. 21

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – OCTOBER 21, 2014

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE  COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – OCTOBER 21, 2014

Pledge of Allegiance 

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

Roll Call: 

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

Janet Goldner-Here, Bill Cameron-Absent, Rich  Rose-Absent, Art Patterson—

Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Student Representative Kylie Hiser—Here.

Ms Thompson made a motion to excuse Messer Cameron, Patterson and Rose.     Second by  Art Patterson.  All approved.

Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 10-07-14 meeting as corrected.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All  approved.

Public Participation:

Tom Clemons addressed council as a representative of the Wood County             ADAMHS board in support of the board’s 1.6 mill levy renewal.  Mr. Clemons             said that this levy represents 40% of the board’s annual revenue and without it             services would be greatly reduced.  He reviewed the services that the ADAMHS             provides to the community and urged all to vote yes for its renewal.

Letters and Communications:

None

Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: Present. Report Submitted.

Mr. Kirk reported that we have received an 11% increase in our health insurance             premium. While this is a major increase it is less than the 20% increase that he             was expecting.

Mr. Kirk reported that the village has been victimized by fraudulent checks that were passed in the Columbus area.  He is working with law enforcement and     Huntington security on the issue.  The loss may be covered by insurance. Chief           Baer described the process by which fraudulent checks are passed.

Village Administrator: Present. Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling reviewed the bidding process for the 2014 tree removal.  She reported             that the lowest bidder did not provide insurance or workers’ comp information as             required.  After the bids were opened, Ms Dettling informed the bidder, Myers             Tree Service of the deficiency.  Myers subsequently submitted proof of insurance             and workers’ comp but both policies were dated after the bid opening date.  To             that end, Ms Dettling rejected Myers’ bid.  Mr. Marcin concurred with this             decision.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Ms Thompson made a motion to          authorize the village administrator to enter into an agreement with Ashcraft Tree     and Shrub Service for 2014 tree removal per bid specs at a cost not to exceed $ 16,050. Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Clerk: Clerk Van Mooy reported that the 11-04-14 agenda would not be    prepared until 11-02-14.

Aaron Patterson returned the conversation to the finance officer’s report.  He       questioned if sufficient effort was expended in seeking health insurance quotes,         In response to his question Mr. Kirk said that we have a new plan administrator        but we are sticking with our current carrier.  Aaron Patterson said that when he        was the chair of the Finance Committee  the village did a comprehensive market            search for the best rate.  Ms Dettling discussed several cost          savings measures that            are part of the 2015 coverage.

Appointed Legal Counsel Present.

Mr. Marcin discussed draft Ordinance 14-41 that could be added to the agenda or             held for the 11-04-14 meeting.

Mayor: Present.

Mr. Julien distributed copies of a letter in support of the street levy renewal.  It   will be sent to the media for publication.

Mr. Julien said that an executive session is need at the end of the meeting.

Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Mr. Aaron Patterson)

No Report

Public Safety (Ms Goldner)

Ms Goldner distributed information on the 2015 EMS budget suggestions that     were a result of a brainstorming session held earlier in the day.  She said that our EMS service has improved and that we’re on the right track.  Chief Matthes      concurred. He said that without continued council support with funding that the   standard of care that is being delivered would be reduced. Members were asked to review the information in advance of the COTW.

Based on the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, Aaron Patterson made a motion to authorize the North Baltimore Police Department to research funding opportunities to add a K9 unit to the force.  All approved except Ms Thompson who voted no.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No Report.

Public Works (Mr. Art Patterson)

Ms Dettling reported that she asked the previous bidder for the pole barn roof replacement, JB Roofing, to provide an update of their 2013 quote for the work.  Based on that revision, Art Patterson made a motion to authorize the village administrator to enter into an agreement with JB Roofing for the pole barn roof replacement at a cost not to exceed$ 39,887 per quote #E13-180. Second by Aaron Patterson.  All approved.

Public Utilities (Ms Cameron)

Supt. Patterson and a representative from Jones and Henry explained the proposal             for a study to maximize the efficiency of the pumps at the treatment plant.  Due to             the reduction in flow caused by the SSP, the pumps are running inefficiently due             to their 1960’s design.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to authorize the Village Administrator to enter             into an agreement with Jones and Henry to complete a Project Cost Study for the             Headwork portion of the wastewater treatment Facility at a cost not to exceed             $16,150 per Jones and Henry             proposal dated 10-15-14 to be paid from the             wastewater professional services fund.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)

Ms Thompson reported that her committee is working on the 2015 budget and hopes to meet again before the COTW.

New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Aaron Patterson made a motion to add Ordinance 14-41 to the agenda.  Second by Art Patterson.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson  made a motion that Ordinance 14-41 be read by number and title only for the first reading.  Second by Ms Thompson

Ordinance 14-41 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE  14-41 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO RENEW AN AGREEMENT WITH THE PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION OF WOOD COUNTY, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

 Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

 Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

 Other New Business

None

 Other Old Business

Aaron Patterson asked for an update on the Cintas contract.  Ms Dettling said that she had a brief conversation with the vendor with no change.  She will keep an     eye on the contract renewal date and make sure that we cancel it.

Payment of the Bills

Ms Goldner  made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 299,900.26 (SSP 110,069.40) on the Claims Ordinance.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 299,900.26.  Second by Ms Thompson .  All approved.

Executive Session

Aaron Patterson  made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:30PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Art Patterson  All approved

Return to Regular Session

Ms Goldner  made a motion to return to regular session at 9:08 PM.  Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Adjournment

Art Paterson made a motion to adjourn at  9:08 PM.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

NB Village Administrator Report to council – Oct. 2104

NB Village Administrator Report to Village Council for October, 2014

Village Administrator Report

NB Village Administrator Report to Village Council for October, 2014

  1. Meeting Review
  • October 20th – Playground Representative
  • October 20th – Pre-construction meeting re: Silo and Clarifier Painting Project
  • October 21st – Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • October 28th – Laurie Limes re: Village Website
  • October 21st – TMACOG Transportation Committee Meeting
  • October 23rd – Zoning Board of Appeals – Variance Hearing
  • October 28th – Planning Commission Meeting
  • October 28th – Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • October 28th – Meeting with Auditor of the State representatives
  • October 28th – Planning Commission Meeting
  • October 29th – Benefit Strategies re:Health Insurance Renewal

 

  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • November 3rd– Meet with Laurie Limes re: Village Web Site
  • November 4th – County Sheriff demo re: Dispatch Software
  • November 4th – Headworks Study Kick-off meeting
  • November 4th –Public Safety Committee Meeting
  • November 5th – USDA, Peterman, Helms re: Project Close out meeting
  • November 10th – Tree Commission
  • November 17th – Tentative meeting with Stephanie Miller DNR re: Tree Plan

 

  1. Holiday Reception. Council is invited to the Wood County Economic Development Commission Holiday Reception to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2104 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg.  See the attached invitation. 
  1. Economic Development 101. A save the date invitation is included with my report. I plan to attend the workshop and I encourage the Economic Development Committee of Council to attend if possible, however anyone can attend.

 

  1. Park Grant Follow-up. Attached is a letter from Wood County Park District informing the village that we received a grant for the broken spiral slide. I have followed up with the park equipment vendor to order the slide and with the County on procedure for getting the funds. 
  1. Roof Update. The prognosis for the roof was not encouraging. Mr. Meyer did a lot more caulking and sealing then he thought would be needed. He typically finds 20 to 30 places that potential leaks can occur.  He said that there were over 200 places for potential leaks on the roof.  Many areas damaged due to antenna placement and guy wires.  It appeared that little care was used when placing this equipment on the roof.  The most distressed area of the roof is in the poorly devised drain system. Water is trapped below and between layers and continues to cause problems.   I will be working with Doug Wickard on an aggressive maintenance plan for the roof until such time as we can construct a new roof.  Mr. Meyer guaranteed that he stopped the leaks, but we are on borrowed time and need to plan for replacing the roof sooner rather than later. 
  1. Plow Class. The DPW will be attending a free Snow Plowing Class in November. The class will focus on best snow plow practices in urban settings.  
  1. Office Update. To keep up with office needs, I’m looking into the possibility of using various part-time personnel that already work for the Village to help cover the phone and help-out at the counter for a few hours a week. Chris and April have stepped up to learn the Utility Billing System, which supports much needed cross-training for one of the primary functions of the office.  They were able to complete shut-offs this week and process a billing and get it in the mail.  I’m also following up with contacts at Bowling Green University and Findlay University for Student Interns.  
  1. Agenda and Minutes 8 ½ x 11 vs. 8 ½ x 14. In working with Clerk VanMooy on agenda items, we discussed the possibility of doing the agendas and minutes on 8 ½ x 11 letter size paper vs. 8 ½ x 14 legal size paper.  This would save some money on paper and copying, and it would be handy when preparing the complete agenda packet with one size paper.  We would also save money on archiving minutes on letter size paper by reducing the cost of the binding covers we currently use. I followed up with the State Achieve Office to confirm if we are required by law to archive on legal vs. letter size paper.  Janice Tallman of the Local Government Records Division emailed me; “as far as minutes and according to the Open Meetings Act, a public body can make a determination as to what medium they use to retain their minutes.  She said that there are no set guidelines as to using legal or letter size paper, but we must ensure that the method we use, makes them available for public inspection and permanent safe keeping”. 

Recommendation:  Propose that Council make a motion to use letter size paper for agendas and minutes; with the understanding that minutes will be made available for public inspection and properly archived for permanent safe keeping. 

  1. Board of Zoning Appeals. The monthly BZA meeting was held on October 23, 2014, which included a Variance Hearing. The Variance was approved and a copy of the Notice of Decision is attached to this report.

 

NB Police Monthly Report to Council – Oct. 2014

North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer submitted the following report to Village Council for October, 2014.

North Baltimore Police Department Monthly Report

Report for the Month of October

Total Monthly Calls for Aid 278

Yearly Total 3118

Alarm 7
Animal 1
Assault 2
Assist 17
Auto Theft 0
Bad Check 0
Bank Escort 0
Bomb Threat 0
Breaking &Entering 0
Attempted Breaking & Entering 0
Burglary 5
Attempted Burglary 0
Child Abuse 1
Criminal Damaging 4
Criminal Mischief 2
Criminal Trespassing 1
Curfew Violation 3
Carrying a Concealed Weapon 0
Death Call 0
Disturbance 17
Disorderly Conduct 3
Domestic 0
Drugs 1
Eviction Notice 0
Fire 15
Firearms 0
House Check 42
Junk Notices 2
Juvenile 10
Liquor Violations 0
Lost & Found Articles 5
Other 67
Funeral Escort 2
Menacing 6
Mental 1
Missing Person 1
Open Door/Window 2
Paper Service 15
Parking Tickets 0
Peace Officer 10
Probation Violation 0
Property Damage 5
Rape 0
Repossessions 1
Receiving Stolen Property 0
Robbery 0
Armed Robbery 0
Search Warrant 0
Sexual Assault 0
Shoplifting 1
Suicide 0
Attempted Suicide 0
Suspicious Person 15
Suspicious Vehicle 14
Telephone Harassment 2
Theft 10
Attempted Theft 0
Traffic Complaint 52
Truancy 2
Vandalism 3
Vehicle Unlock 6
Warnings 43
Warrants 11
Welfare Check 4
911 Hang Ups 5

CALLS FOR SERVICE TOTAL 278

ACCIDENTS 2
FATAL 0
INJURY 0
PROPERTY DAMAGE 2

TOTAL 2

ARREST 12

MISDEMEANOR 10
Felony 2
Traffic 13
OVI 1

TOTAL 25