NB SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING JAN. 27, 2015 MINUTES

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 27, 2015 MINUTES

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 27, 2015 MINUTES

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  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Roll Call:

 

Mayor Julien-Here, Janet Goldner–Here, Aaron Patterson-Here,

Leslee Thompson-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Art Patterson-Here, Rich Rose—Here,  Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here.

 

  • New Business/Legislation

 

                   Aaron Patterson made a motion that discussion of the village snow removal policy be                put on the agenda for discussion purposes.  Second by Art Patterson.  All approved                            except Ms Thompson who voted no.

 

Aaron Patterson said that the current snow removal policy is ridiculous and should be               revised by the Public Works Committee, the Personnel, Policy and Ordinance                          Review Committee and Ms Dettling.  Ms Dettling circulated a draft of such a                                            revision.  Aaron Patterson said that the village can do a better job of snow removal in           support of our citizens.  He also said that a revised policy would be helpful for Ms                            Dettling.

 

Mr. Cameron raised the issue of cars being parked on snow streets without action                      from the police department.  Mr. Cameron said he checked the sign on East                                      Broadway and all but one a legible.  He also noted that all the signs that were                                 removed from N. Tarr St. for the SSP have not been reinstalled.  Mr. Julien or Ms                                 Dettling will check into the missing signs.

 

Referred to COTW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Old Business/Legislation

 

                  Mayor Julien read Ordinance 2015-01 by number and title for the third reading.

 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2015-15.  Second by  Ms                                           Goldner.  All approved except Ms Thompson and Mr. Cameron who voted no.

 

 ORDINANCE 2015-01 AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN NORTH-                                SOUTH ALLEY RIGHT OF WAY IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE,                    BOUNDED BY INLOTS 124 THROUGH 128 ON THE EAST AND INLOTS 129                          THROUGH 133 ON THE WEST

 

  1.                   Adjournment

 

       Aaron Patterson made a motion to adjourn at  7:21 PM.  Second by

Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

 

 

 

 

Approved                                                        __________________________

Richard Van Mooy, Clerk

 

 

Chester H. Marcin                                          __________________________

Village Solicitor                                               Mike Julien, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES – JAN. 20, 2015

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING – JANUARY 20, 2015 – MINUTES

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VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 20, 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:

 

Before the roll call Mayor Julien introduced Hank Matthes who is the second                               semester student representative to council.  He also thanked first semester rep                     Kylie Hiser for her service.

 

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, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative—Present, Hank Matthes—Student Representative—Present.

 

III.           Approval of the Minutes:

 

Motion by Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-06-15 meeting.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

 

Motion by Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-13-15 special meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All approved.

 

Motion by Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-15-15 special meeting.  Second by Mr. Rose.  All approved.

 

IV.            Public Participation:

 

None

 

  1. Letters and Communications:

 

                   Aaron Patterson asked Mr. Marcin if a letter written to him as a council                           person is a public record.  He was told yes.

 

                   Aaron Patterson voiced concern about the snow removal procedures in the                       village.  Mr. Cameron and Ms Thompson voiced concern that cars were being                    left on the snow streets and not being towed or ticketed.  Chief Baer said that                                council had not provided him with direction based on the 2013 snow removal                               discussions.  He further stated that most of the signs on the snow streets are                           illegible.  Aaron Patterson volunteered to drive the snow streets and verify                           the signs’ condition.

 

Ms Dettling said that she would review and revise our snow removal                                             procedures.  She said that our current procedures do not take into                                       consideration the safety of the traveling public nor pedestrians.  Ms Dettling                               said that she did not believe that our current street superintendent has the                                safety of the public in mind when it comes to snow removal.  Aaron                                            Patterson reminded council that we recently increased the number of                                       employees in that department so snow removal should be a higher priority.

 

Mr. Julien said that Ms Dettling had the full support of council on this issue.

 

  1. Administrative Reports:

 

Finance Officer: Not Present.  Excused

 

Ms Dettling said that were no bills but that would be plenty to go around at the next meeting.

 

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

 

Ms Dettling reviewed her written report including the Liberty High ditch assessment.  Ms Dettling said that the village’s total assessment for all ten years is estimated at $547.44 and that most residents will pay a onetime assessment of $10.

 

Ms Dettling reported that she is working with Mr. Marcin on a letter to declare a home at 506 Beckett a dangerous building.  This is the first step in seeking its demolition.

 

Ms Dettling announced that the railroad stakeholder meeting is 02-12-15 at 7:00 PM in council chambers.

 

Clerk: Present.

 

Mr. Van Mooy explained that he added a motion to table Ordinance 14-52 as was discussed by council.  By tabling the ordinance, we can seek CSX comments before the adopting.

 

 

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

 

Mr. Marcin said that he sent Ms Dettling a draft of the income tax forgiveness ordinance.  After he cleared up a couple of items with her he will send it to all members.

 

Mayor:  Present.

 

Mr. Julien read his state of the village speech.  It was warmly received by members of both council and the audience.

 

  • Standing Committees:

 

Economic and Community Development  (Aaron Patterson)

 

No report.

 

Public Safety  (Ms Goldner)

 

Based on Chief Baer’s recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to purchase a 2009 Ford police cruiser that is outfitted as a K9 unit from the Fostoria PD at a cost of $2500.  The purchase will be paid for with a portion of the CSX grant allocated for equipment relating to a K9 unit.  Second by Mr. Rose.  All voted yes except Ms Thompson and Mr. Cameron who voted no.

 

Ms Goldner reminded all of the next Safety Committee meeting: 02-19-15 at 6:00 PM.  Mention was made of pizza.

 

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

 

No Report.

 

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

 

No Report.

 

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

 

Mr. Cameron reported on a meeting with Northwest Water and Sewer to

discuss the possibility of cooperative efforts including the purchase of sewer

capacity by Northwest.  A number of details need to worked out including a

review of our 2007 agreement with Northwest.  Additional discussions are

planned.

 

 

 

Discussion of the existence of a 30% refund/rebate policy for major

purchases financed through USDA was discussed.  Ms Dettling will meet

with the USDA and seek full details of the program and its applicability to

village purchases.

 

Mr. Cameron reported that he and Ms Dettling are beginning the paper

screening of applicants for the two positions at the treatment plant.

 

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

 

Based the recommendation of the finance committee Ms Thompson made a

motion to grant all employees a 1% raise effective 01-01-15.  Second by Mr.

Cameron. All voted yes except Aaron Patterson who voted no.

 

  • New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

 

                   None

 

IX.             Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to read Ordinance 2015-01 by number and                       title only for the second reading.  Second by Ms Goldner.

 

Ordinance 2015-01 read by number and title by the mayor.

 

ORDINANCE 2015-01 AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY RIGHT OF WAY IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, BOUNDED BY INLOTS 124 THROUGH 128 ON THE EAST AND INLOTS 129 THROUGH 133 ON THE WEST AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

  1. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

 

                   Ms Thompson made a motion to table Ordinance 14-52.  Second by Mr.                           Cameron.  All approved.

 

                  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

 

  1. Other New Business

 

                   None

 

 

 

 

 

      XII.    Other Old Business

 

                   Ms Thompson asked that the school remove the weathered spirit ribbons                          that are tied all over town.  Mr. Julien said that he would contact Supt.                               Delaney.

 

  • Payment of the Bills

 

                   No bills were presented for payment.

 

  • Adjournment

 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 8:32 PM.  Second by

Art Patterson.  All approved.

 

 

 

Approved                                                        __________________________

Richard Van Mooy, Clerk

 

 

Chester H. Marcin                                          __________________________

Village Solicitor                                                    Mike Julien, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

NB Committee of the Whole Agenda – Feb. 10

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – AGENDA

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – AGENDA

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  1. Call to order at 5:45 PM for the Finance and Technology Committee. Leslee Thompson Chair, Rich Rose and Bill Cameron members.

 

  1. 2015 Budget Review and Recommendation to Establish Financial goals—                                discussion

 

  1. Andy Sterling, USDA

 

  1. Call to order at 6:15 PM for Public Works Committee. Art Patterson Chair, Leslee Thompson and Aaron Patterson members.

 

  1. Snow Removal Policy (in conjunction with the Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review Committee.)

 

  • Call to order at 6:45 PM for Public Safety Committee. Janet Goldner Chair, Rich Rose and Art Patterson members.

 

  1.  EMS Update

 

  1. Public Utilities Committee. Bill Cameron Chair, Janet Goldner and Leslie Thompson

 

  1. No Business

 

  1. Economic and Community Development Committee. Aaron Patterson Chair, Art             Patterson and Janet Goldner members.

 

  1. No Business

 

  1. Call to order at 7:00 PM for the Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review Committee.    Rich Rose Chair, Bill Cameron and Aaron Patterson members.

 

  1.  Review of Employee Handbook Section ____

 

  1. Snow Removal Policy—streets and sidewalks

 

  1. Parking Regulations and Signage

 

VII.     Mayor’s Items

 

  1. Communications Report

 

  1. Mowing of Neglected Properties

 

 

VIII.     Clerk’s Items

 

  1. Resolution and Ordinances Agenda Protocols

 

 

  1. Tree Commission

 

 

 

 

 

NB Village Public Notice (3/9/2015) – Income Tax Filing Assistance

The Village of North Baltimore provides free assistance for citizens filing their City Income Tax each year. Please mark your calendar that Central Collection Agency; North Baltimore’s income tax administrations will be at the Village Hall on the following dates to assist citizens with their City Income Tax filling.

NB Village Public Notice - Income Tax Assistance

PUBLIC NOTICE

LOCAL INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE  

The Village of North Baltimore provides free assistance for citizens filing their City Income Tax each year.  Please mark your calendar that Central Collection Agency; North Baltimore’s income tax administrations will be at the Village Hall on the following dates to assist citizens with their City Income Tax filling.

  • March 21, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • April 10, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please contact Chris Kirk, Village Finance Officer if you have any questions.

Chris Kirk, Finance Officer

419-257-2394

Village of North Baltimore

Published: Monday, March 9, 2015

COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 20, 2015 MINUTES

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VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 20, 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:

Before the roll call Mayor Julien introduced Hank Matthes who is the second                               semester student representative to council.  He also thanked first semester rep                     Kylie Hiser for her service. 

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, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative—Present, Hank Matthes—Student Representative—Present.

III.           Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-06-15 meeting.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Motion by Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-13-15 special meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All approved.

Motion by Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-15-15 special meeting.  Second by Mr. Rose.  All approved.

IV.            Public Participation:

None

Letters and Communications:

 

                   Aaron Patterson asked Mr. Marcin if a letter written to him as a council                           person is a public record.  He was told yes.

                   Aaron Patterson voiced concern about the snow removal procedures in the                       village.  Mr. Cameron and Ms Thompson voiced concern that cars were being                    left on the snow streets and not being towed or ticketed.  Chief Baer said that                                council had not provided him with direction based on the 2013 snow removal                               discussions.  He further stated that most of the signs on the snow streets are                           illegible.  Aaron Patterson volunteered to drive the snow streets and verify                           the signs’ condition.

Ms Dettling said that she would review and revise our snow removal                                             procedures.  She said that our current procedures do not take into                                       consideration the safety of the traveling public nor pedestrians.  Ms Dettling                               said that she did not believe that our current street superintendent has the                                safety of the public in mind when it comes to snow removal.  Aaron                                            Patterson reminded council that we recently increased the number of                                       employees in that department so snow removal should be a higher priority.

Mr. Julien said that Ms Dettling had the full support of council on this issue. 

  1. Administrative Reports:

 Finance Officer: Not Present.  Excused

Ms Dettling said that were no bills but that would be plenty to go around at the next meeting.

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling reviewed her written report including the Liberty High ditch assessment.  Ms Dettling said that the village’s total assessment for all ten years is estimated at $547.44 and that most residents will pay a onetime assessment of $10.

Ms Dettling reported that she is working with Mr. Marcin on a letter to declare a home at 506 Beckett a dangerous building.  This is the first step in seeking its demolition.

 

Ms Dettling announced that the railroad stakeholder meeting is 02-12-15 at 7:00 PM in council chambers.

 

Clerk: Present.

 

Mr. Van Mooy explained that he added a motion to table Ordinance 14-52 as was discussed by council.  By tabling the ordinance, we can seek CSX comments before the adopting.

 

 

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

 

Mr. Marcin said that he sent Ms Dettling a draft of the income tax forgiveness ordinance.  After he cleared up a couple of items with her he will send it to all members.

 

Mayor:  Present.

 

Mr. Julien read his state of the village speech.  It was warmly received by members of both council and the audience.

 

  • Standing Committees: 

Economic and Community Development  (Aaron Patterson)

 

No report.

 

Public Safety  (Ms Goldner)

 

Based on Chief Baer’s recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to purchase a 2009 Ford police cruiser that is outfitted as a K9 unit from the Fostoria PD at a cost of $2500.  The purchase will be paid for with a portion of the CSX grant allocated for equipment relating to a K9 unit.  Second by Mr. Rose.  All voted yes except Ms Thompson and Mr. Cameron who voted no.

 

Ms Goldner reminded all of the next Safety Committee meeting: 02-19-15 at 6:00 PM.  Mention was made of pizza.

 

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

 

No Report.

 

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

 

No Report.

 

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

 

Mr. Cameron reported on a meeting with Northwest Water and Sewer to

discuss the possibility of cooperative efforts including the purchase of sewer

capacity by Northwest.  A number of details need to worked out including a

review of our 2007 agreement with Northwest.  Additional discussions are

planned.

 

 

 

Discussion of the existence of a 30% refund/rebate policy for major

purchases financed through USDA was discussed.  Ms Dettling will meet

with the USDA and seek full details of the program and its applicability to

village purchases.

 

Mr. Cameron reported that he and Ms Dettling are beginning the paper

screening of applicants for the two positions at the treatment plant.

 

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

 

Based the recommendation of the finance committee Ms Thompson made a

motion to grant all employees a 1% raise effective 01-01-15.  Second by Mr.

Cameron. All voted yes except Aaron Patterson who voted no.

 

  • New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business 

                   None 

IX.             Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to read Ordinance 2015-01 by number and                       title only for the second reading.  Second by Ms Goldner.

 

Ordinance 2015-01 read by number and title by the mayor.

 

ORDINANCE 2015-01 AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY RIGHT OF WAY IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, BOUNDED BY INLOTS 124 THROUGH 128 ON THE EAST AND INLOTS 129 THROUGH 133 ON THE WEST AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

  1. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

                    Ms Thompson made a motion to table Ordinance 14-52.  Second by Mr.                           Cameron.  All approved. 

                  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 

  1. Other New Business 

                   None

 

 

 

 

       XII.    Other Old Business 

                   Ms Thompson asked that the school remove the weathered spirit ribbons                          that are tied all over town.  Mr. Julien said that he would contact Supt.                               Delaney.

 Payment of the Bills 

                   No bills were presented for payment. 

  • Adjournment 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 8:32 PM.  Second by

Art Patterson.  All approved.

 

 

 

Approved                                                        __________________________

Richard Van Mooy, Clerk

 

 

Chester H. Marcin                                          __________________________

Village Solicitor                                                    Mike Julien, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

Mayor issues Snow Emergency Regulations Notification

From North Baltimore Mayor C. Michael Julian – January 29, 2015:

Village Ordinance requires that we issue notification of the below during the month of January.

From North Baltimore Mayor C. Michael Julian – January 29, 2015:

Village Ordinance requires that we issue notification of the below during the month of January.

“The legislative authority of the Village of North Baltimore has adopted an ordinance regulating the parking of motor vehicles during the snow emergencies.

A snow emergency may be declared to exist by declaration of the Mayor, or in his absence the President of Council, because of falling snow, sleet, or freezing rain or on the basis of a forecast by the United States Weather Bureau or other weather service of snow, sleet, or freezing rain making it necessary to expedite traffic, and that, therefore, it will be necessary to prohibit parking on certain streets within the Village designated as “snow emergency routes”.

A parking prohibition shall automatically go into effect in any designated snow emergency route under which there has been an accumulation of snow and/or ice of two (2) inches or more for one hour or more between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. of any day.

A snow emergency declared by the Mayor or the President of Council shall commence at such time as the police dispatcher is notified that it has been declared to exist.  Said dispatcher shall log the time of declaration and times within which vehicles must be removed from snow emergency routes shall be computed from that time so recorded.

The following have been designated snow emergency routes; Main Street, Broadway, Poe Road, Tarr Street, West State Street from Main to Mitchell Rd, Second Street, and Water Street.

NB Council to hold Special Meeting Tonight – Jan. 27

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 27

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 27, 2015, Council Chambers, 7:00   PM 

AGENDA 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance 
  2.  Roll Call 
  3. New Business/ Legislation

                   None 

  • Old Business 

                    ORDINANCE 2015-01 AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY RIGHT OF WAY IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, BOUNDED BY INLOTS 124 THROUGH 128 ON THE EAST AND INLOTS 129 THROUGH 133 ON THE WEST 

  1. Adjournment

GARDNER NAMED TO SENATE AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY COMMITTEES

State Senator Randy Gardner was named Friday to six standing committees, including new assignments on the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

COLUMBUS — State Senator Randy Gardner was named Friday to six standing committees, including new assignments on the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Gardner, who represents five counties in northern Ohio (Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood counties) was selected by Senate President Keith Faber to serve as chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education. Gardner’s other committee assignments include Finance, Health and Human Services and Education in addition to the new committee assignments. He is also retains his co-chairmanship of the Lake Erie Legislative Caucus.

“I am looking forward to a new task to work on the committee that impacts Ohio’s number one industry,” Gardner said of his appointment to the Agriculture Committee. “I’ve always said we must have a strong agriculture economy and a cleaner Lake Erie. We can achieve both. Our mission must be to bring people together.”

Gardner outlined a number of early goals for the new session of the Senate, covering college affordability, Lake Erie, reducing education testing and mandates, support for local government and continued job growth.

“In the first two weeks of session I’ll be introducing and supporting the Clean Lake Erie Act and the College Savings Tax Deduction Act among other key Senate legislation,” Gardner said. “We must also continue to build on the progress we’ve made in Ohio in job growth and education. I’m looking forward to working on these and other issues facing northern Ohio.”

North Baltimore STATE OF THE VILLAGE – 2014

Village of North Baltimore Mayor C. Michael Julien read his State of the Village 2014 address to the Village Council at the meeting January 21, 2015.

NORTH BALTIMORE STATE OF THE VILLAGE – 2014 – by Mayor C. Michael Julien

The year kicked off with a record amount of snowfall accumulation during the first several months.  This contributed to some delays in the completion of the final phase of the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) project resulting in the essential and final completion dates being extended until autumn.  In late January, the Village Fire Department accepted delivery of the new Rosenbaum Fire Pumper truck which brings the vehicle assets for the department back to the desired level.  The only vehicle being identified as needing replaced in the department inventory in the near future is the 1989 Grass Truck.

Throughout the spring and summer months, the Emergency Medical Squad worked to realign the services provided to the community.  This resulted in a new EMS Chief, Mr. Will Matthes, being named and the hiring of a paid part time staff of paramedics and EMT’s to meet the increasing number of calls for service and also provide for response during those hours that were previously resulting in missed calls or delayed response times.  These changes resulted in a notable improvement in target objectives for those areas. Our radio communications systems were upgraded once more and the EMS now shares the Fire Department frequency allowing for a more rapid dispatch of EMT’s by the 911 County Offices.

In late June, the Village evaluated and chose to purchase a reverse 911 and electronic notification system for the village.  While the implementation has taken several months to compile the needed databases, the new system will offer a variety of alerting messages to smart phones and land line telephones.  The Village also negotiated to include all residents of Henry Township to be able to utilize these services.  Training of various administrators of the system and the general public is planned for early 2015 with full implementation occurring shortly thereafter.

Also in June, the community welcomed Mr. Ryan Delaney as the newly hired Superintendent of the North Baltimore Local Schools as Mrs. Marlene North retired after having served many years as the Principal of the E.A. Powell Elementary School and as District Superintendent for the past several years.

Village Council determined that the sewer rates were inadequate in meeting the increased costs of the sewer separation project and adjusted those rates in late spring of 2014 to meet the fiduciary requirements of debt repayment associated with the Combined Sewer Overflow separation project.  This increase caused some concern for village residents who openly expressed their concerns to Village Council over the summer months.

In July, our Village Administrator (Kathy Healy) chose to retire after serving the Village for more than seven years.  Mrs. Donna Dettling was selected from a number of highly qualified candidates to fill Kathy’s position and offers our community her very successful record of municipal administrative service.

A financial processing concern was identified in September and the Village Administrator and Finance Officer immediately contacted the State Auditor’s Office for clarification and advisement on the issue.  Subsequently, the State Auditor’s representatives conducted a review of records and found that deposit practices were inappropriate leading to an investigation being initiated.  It is anticipated that the results of the investigation will be concluded sometime in early 2015.

In October Officer Robert Fitzgerald requested and received approval to seek funds to obtain a canine asset for the Police Department.  The dog will be trained to assist in drug detection efforts as well as being a tracking animal that can be utilized to locate missing people as needed.  The expectations of Council are that the K-9 asset will result in a zero start-up cost to the village.

The annual Trick-or-Treat event and the Halloween parade again were very well attended as the community enjoyed the pleasant weather in late October.  Also in October we attained “Final Completion” of CSO project with sections of the Storm sewers on East Broadway and Walnut Streets being slip-lined allowing the old sewer system to be fully functional as storm sewers.  This resulted in full compliance with the mandate established by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency as defined for North Baltimore back in 2002.  It is noteworthy that we attained this mandate three years ahead of schedule.

With the completion of the new sanitary sewer system, the reduced flows entering the wastewater treatment plant now necessitates a review and probable modification to the head-works of that plant.  In November, Village Council authorized a study to determine possible remedies and long term plans to address this concern. In addition, the lift station serving the Quadlands properties have deteriorated with age and are in need of replacement.  Fortunately, there were remaining funds from the sewer separation project that will negate the need for any adjustments to the sewer rates in addressing these needs.  While we continue to assess the condition of our water distribution system, we do not plan any significant projects associated with that effort during 2015.

Village Council plans to continue resurfacing specifically identified streets of the community now that there has been ample time for settling of those areas affected by the sewer line installations.  It is expected that a list of the streets planned for resurfacing over the next several years will be published on the Village Website before the paving season starts in 2015.

In the final months of 2014, the community rallied to raise the needed funds to ensure that the historic Virginia Theatre would remain operable.  Thanks to efforts of a grass roots committee headed by Dr. Ralph Wolfe, more than $60,000.00 dollars were raised to provide the new digital equipment needed.  Village Council expresses many thanks to our current and former citizens who contributed to this cause in preserving one of the icons of the community.

Planning will continue to be key in preparing for the future of North Baltimore.  All proposed projects will be publicized via the Village web site and we strongly encourage our citizens to review the Comprehensive Master Plan and address any suggestions or concerns to the Village Administrator and Council.

Respectfully submitted

Michael Julien – Village Mayor

Special Council Meeting Minutes – Jan. 13

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

SPECIAL

COUNCIL MEETING

JANUARY 13, 2014

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MINUTES

  1. Pledge of Allegiance 

Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:18 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

  1. Roll Call: 

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

  • New Business/Legislation 

                  Ms Goldner made a motion to authorize the Village Administrator to advertise for two water department employees due to resignations.  Second by Mr. Cameron.

Before the vote Aaron Patterson asked if we should be advertising for three  employees in order to better cover our bases in the future.  Two strategic retirements are anticipated within the few years and the amount of training that is needed to  prepare a person for the licensing is time consuming.

Ms Thompson suggested that we advertise for a Class I employee.  Ms Dettling  assured council that the ad would be written in such a way to attract the most  candidates including those with licenses.

  1. Old Business

                   None

  1.                   Adjournment 

       Mr. Cameron made a motion to adjourn at  7:29 PM.  Second by

Art Patterson.  All approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

Village Administrator Report – Jan. 20

Village Administrator Report – Donna Dettling – January 20, 2015

Village Administrator Report – Donna Dettling –  January 20, 2015

  1. Meeting Review
  • January 8th – Stephanie Miller re: Tree Plan
  • January 12th – Tree Commission Meeting
  • January 13th – COTW Meeting
  • January 14th – Raymond James re: Investment Review
  • January 15th – First Empire re: Investment Review
  • January 15th – Public Safety Committee
  • January 15th – Special Council Meeting
  • January 16th – CSX Visit
  • January 20th – NWWSD meeting re: Sewer Capacity
  • January 20th – SJS Investment meeting re: Review Investment
  1. Upcoming Meetings
  • January 21st TMACOG General Assembly
  • January 22nd – Board of Zoning Appeals-Variance Hearing
  • January 27th – Planning Commission Monthly Meeting
  • January 29th –Annual Mayor’s Meeting in Pemberville
  • February 12th –  Grade Separation & Transportation Planning Stakeholders Meeting 
  1. Railroad Overpass Stakeholder Meeting. We had to adjust the date for the Transportation Stakeholders meeting to accommodate the Wood County Mayor’s Association Annual Meeting.  TMACOG will be able to work with us on an alternate date of Thursday, February 12th.  Hopefully this will work for Council, please adjust your calendar for Thursday February 12, 2015 at 7p for the Stakeholder meeting.  A copy of the agenda for the meeting is attached.  
  1. Wood County Drainage Hearing. Aaron Patterson and I attended the Public Hearing on January 8, 2015 for the Jack Sterling Ditch Special Assessment.  The special assessment is referred to as the Jack Sterling Ditch, because Jack Sterling petitioned to create the special assessment to improve the ditch that runs along Liberty High Road.  I was able to get a list of all the properties assessed in North Baltimore.   Most are minimum assessments, which will result in a $10 assessment to cover an upcoming rehabilitation project on the drainage channel and continued maintenance.  The Hearing established a 10 year loan period on the proposed project cost of $290,000. The village received an assessment for roads and alleys that are in the watershed area linked with the Liberty High Ditch totaling 7.32 acres, which made our total assessment $547.44.   It is my plan to pay the Special Assessment all at once so we don’t get a bill each year. Attached for your review is a map of the watershed, that outlines properties included in this Drainage Special Assessment.    The village participates in four other ditch special assessments; Middle BR JT $98.46/year, M Wagner $25.68/year, 36A M Kelley $9.76/year and Rocky Ford $286.20 for a total of $420.10/year.  The Wood County Ditch maintenance special assessments are necessary to improve the movement of stormwater to reduce flooding and improve water quality for all watersheds in Wood County. This effort will protect and enhance the water that North Baltimore pulls from the Rocky Ford to fill our reservoirs and provide better flood protection for all of Wood County. 
  1. OML Legislative Luncheon.  Attached is an invitation to the 2015 OML Legislative Reception that will be held on March 18, 2015 from 6 to 7 pm.  Please let me know if anyone would like to attend the Reception. 
  1. Staff Training Update. Dan Wendt completed several rounds of training on Discriminatory Harassment and Ethics of Public Employment that were well received.   He finalized the Drug Free Workplace and Work Place Violence programs and is currently scheduling these.   Acknowledgement forms are filed in employees personnel files for each training completed.
  1. Signing Contracts Follow-upFollow-up from the COTW meeting regarding the UniFirst Contract dated March 14, 2013; the 2012 and 2013 minutes were searched and there were no entries authorizing the Administrator to enter into this contract.  Provided for Council review is a copy of the purchasing policy adopted by Ordinance 2008-14, and a copy of ORC 731.141.  Both state Council approval for purchases over $25,000 and $50,000 but don’t specifically address the procedure or authority for entering into contracts on behalf of the Village otherwise.  I’m still reviewing several other sections of the R.C. cited in 731.141.  The purchasing policy does include a violations section that sets forth the procedure for disciplinary action if employees violate the purchasing procedures. 
  1. 506 Beckett St. Dangerous Building. I’m finalizing a draft letter that will be reviewed by Chet Marcin before it’s sent to Don Barringer, the owner of 506 Beckett Street.  The procedures for declaring a public nuisance as well as the abatement process are outlined in our codified ordinance Chapter 1305 Dangerous Buildings.  The procedures outlined in chapter 1305 were adopted in 1990, Ordinance #16-90. I plan to follow-up with Mr. Barringer before the certified letter is mailed.  I also called and updated Kathy Lincoln, who emailed Council members asking that this property be cleaned up.

School Board Report – by Russell Bretz – Jan. 13

​The annual organizational meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30pm followed by the regular meeting at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.

Tami Thomas Elected Board President
​The annual organizational meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was  held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:30pm followed by the regular meeting at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.
Board President, Tami Thomas was re-elected President and Vice-president, Russell Bretz was re-elected Vice-president.  Committee assignments remained the same.
Following the taking of the oath of office, the President proceeded to renew and delineate the duties of the Superintendent and the Treasurer as well as Board members:
Appointed the Treasurer as the Board representative for HB 9 Public Records for Professional Development requirements.
Approved a resolution for compensation for Board members as per Board Bylaws #0147; no change.
Approved a resolution to appoint the Superintendent as:
Purchasing Agent
Coordinator of Federal and State Programs
Prevailing wage coordinator
ADA compliance officer
EMIS Coordinator
The Superintendent recommends the approval of the annual standard authorization​ for calendar year 2015:
Authorizing the Treasurer to make short-term advances as needed from the General Fund to various other funds to ensure their continued operation.
Authorize the Treasurer to review and approve all then and now Certificates per ORC5795.41 (d)
Authorize the Treasurer and/or the Superintendent to review and approved expenses related to refreshments for meetings involving the community and/or staff.
Approved a resolution to authorize the Superintendent to employ temporary personnel and act on behalf of the Board in keeping with the Ohio Revised Code and Board Policy.
Authorize the Superintendent, on behalf of the Board, to accept resignations submitted by employees during times when this Board is not in session, subject to ratification by this Board.  Such resignations shall be deemed effective as of the date and time of the Superintendent’s acceptance.
Authorized the Superintendent to enter into tuition contracts for special education and regular education students with other school districts.
Approved a resolution to appoint the MS/HS Building Principal as HB 398 Safety Coordinator.
Approved a resolution to retain legal services from the following law firms for the 2915 calendar year:
Squires, Sanders & Dempsey
Pepple & Wagonner
Ennis, Roberts & Fischer
Brickler & Eckler
Approved the Ohio School Boards Association Legal Assistance Fund Consultation Service Contract beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 at a cost of $250.
Approved a membership to the Ohio School Boards Association beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 at a cost of $3,212 for subscriptions and monthly update information.
Approve the Education and Tax Policy Institute consulting services beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 at a cost of $500.
Regular Meeting
After the Organizational Meeting, the Board moved to regular agenda items and Administrative reports which can be read elsewhere in this publication.
Superintendent’s Recommendations:
Approved an extended medical leave of absence for Anthony Mulholland, MS/HS Teacher, through March 10, 2015, using accumulated sick leave as necessary.
Approved a Long-Term Substitute Contract with the Wood County ESC for Alex Glasford at $90 per day from January 5, 2015 to March 10, 2015 as a substitute for Anthony Mulholland, Science Teacher.
Approved a classified substitute contract to the following for the 2014-15 school year at step 0.
Ben Singer—–Para-Professional HQ (retro-active to August 20, 2014)
Approved a contract revision to the Wood County Educational Service Center for the 2014-15 school year at a cost of $860,000.
Approved an agreement with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for Technology Integration and Preparing for PARCC for FY 15 on an as needed basis.
Approved an agreement with Community Employment Services (CES) for services provided at Powell School through a work program for $10.60 per hour for one year beginning January, 2015.
Approved a request from the North Baltimore Public Library to appoint Dr. Ralph H. Wolfe to the North Baltimore Library Board of Trustees for a period from 2015 to 2022.
Approved dates for the North Baltimore Band Trip to Disney as March 28 – April 2, 2016 at no cost to the Board.
No Committee Reports were given.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex.