2015 NOTICE TO WOOD COUNTY DOG OWNERS

Wood County dogs over three months of age require a registration. Applications for registration must be filed with the County Auditor on or before January 31, 2015, to avoid penalty.

2015 NOTICE TO WOOD COUNTY DOG OWNERS

Dogs over three months of age require a registration. Applications for registration must be filed with the County Auditor on or before January 31, 2015, to avoid penalty.

A penalty equal to the fee will be added for each registration issued after January 31, 2015. To avoid penalty and save time, mail this application on or before February 2,

2015, this year due to the deadline falling on Saturday and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. PLEASE DO NOT  SEND CASH. IF A DOG IS ACQUIRED AFTER JULY 1, 2015,  PLEASE CALL THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT PRORATED RATES.

**NEW **  Dogs may be registered for a 1 year or 3 year term, or permanent (for the dog’s life) . When completing application, choose your “Term”

(1 Year, 3 Year or Permanent –see term codes below) and fill in “Fee Paid” based on the fee structure listed.  3 Year and Permanent License may only be purchased by mail or in person at the Wood County Auditor’s Office.  No Refunds Permitted

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2015 LICENSE FEES
1 YEAR3 YEARPERMANENT
Before Jan 31st$14.00$42.00$140.00
      After Jan 31st$28.00$56.00$154.00

KENNEL LICENSE FEE $70.00 (5 TAGS) ADDITIONAL TAGS $1.00 EACH

OWNER:_____________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:___________________________________________________________

P.O. BOX:_________________CITY:______________________________________

STATE:__________ZIP:_____________PHONE_____________________________

AGEYRS  MOSSEXF      MSPAYED /NEUTEREDCOLOR*HAIR S/M/LBREEDTERM (1/3/P)FEE PAID
VET CLINIC                                        RABIES TAG#EXPIRATION DATE 

*Color choices: Black, White, Gray, Brindle, Tan, Brown, Yellow, Red, Fawn

MAIL APPLICATION WITH REMITTANCE TO

MICHAEL SIBBERSEN, WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR

P O BOX 368

BOWLING GREEN OH  43402

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL:  419-354-9150 or toll free at 1-866-860-4140

YOU MAY PURCHASE ON-LINE BY CREDIT CARD AT

www.co.wood.oh.us/auditor

PAID NOTICE

 

Help Wanted – Village of NB Water/Sewer Dept.

The Village of North Baltimore seeks qualified applicants for the position of Plant Operator. North Baltimore is located in north‑west Ohio about 15 miles south of Bowling Green and 12 miles north of Findlay, Ohio.

(2) FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Plant Operator

The Village of North Baltimore seeks qualified applicants for the position of Plant Operator.  North Baltimore is located in north‑west Ohio about 15 miles south of Bowling Green and 12 miles north of Findlay, Ohio.

Under direction, operates water treatment plant; performs routine laboratory testing of water samples; operates wastewater treatment plant and performs maintenance and repair of water distribution system on first shift.  (7:00a.m. -3:30p.m.).  Wage determined based upon qualifications.

Qualified candidates will possess a High School Diploma or a GED.  The preferred candidate will have 2-years’ experience in water treatment plant operation or one year experience operating a water treatment plant.  Any equivalent, and or similar experience or training will be considered. Must be able to pass a background check and be subject to periodic drug and alcohol screening.  Must be able to obtain a B-CDL within 6 months of employment.

Interested Candidates must fill out a North Baltimore application and submit it to:

Village of North Baltimore

C/O Donna Dettling

205 N. Main Street

North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

OR email:

ddettling@northbaltimore.net

Application forms can be downloaded from the Village Website under FORMS at www.northbaltimore.net  or picked up at the Village Office.  The Village of North Baltimore is an EEO employer.

Applications accepted until filled

PUBLISH DATE: January 16, 2015

NB Police Report to Council for Dec. 2014

North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer submitted the following report to NB Village Council for the Calls for Service in December, 2015.

North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer submitted the following report to NB Village Council for the Calls for Service in December, 2015.

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NB Village Council Minutes – Dec. 16, 2014

These are the official Minutes for the VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2014

These are the official Minutes for the VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2014

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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-Absent, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose-Here, Arthur Patterson III— Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative–Present.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to excuse Ms Goldner.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

III.           Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 12-02-14 meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All  approved.

IV.            Public Participation:

Mayor Julien invited Fire Chief Francisco to introduce the six proposed members of the department.  Following the introductions, Mr. Cameron made a motion to appoint Tyler Trumbull, Zach Stewart, Matt Archer, Shawn Smith, Michael Smith and Drew Rister to the fire department effective immediately.  Second by Aaron Patterson. All approved.  Chief Francisco reported that the addition of these six applicants brings the department up to its authorized strength of 32.

  1. Letters and Communications:

 Mr. Rose reported that he had received several thanks for the installation of the snow fence along SR 18 near the roundabout.

Mr. Julien reported that on the long range TMACOG plan, finding a solution to blocked crossings in the village ranked 75 on the current list.

 Administrative Reports:

 Finance Officer: Present.  Report Submitted.

Officer Kirk addressed Ordinance 14-48 and Resolution 09-14.

Officer Kirk also reported that he is getting the bugs worked out of the positive pay system.  Some initial errors resulted in some of our checks being refused by the bank but that seems to be straightened out.

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling highlighted a couple items from her written report including a possible stake holder’s transportation meeting in early 2015, the capital purchases plan and closing the office for the holidays.  Aaron Patterson asked if the flexibility to close the office in our policies.  He was told that the policies address only the number of days to be closed.  Aaron Patterson made a motion to change the employee policy book to allow for flexibility in determining the days that the office will be closed due to holidays.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to hire Erica Thomas as a PT Finance Clerk I at a rate of $11.68 per hour for a maximum of 25 hours per week effective 12-22-14.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Ms Thompson made a motion to authorize the clerk and the village administrator to enter into a consultant agreement with Clemans Nelson and Associates, Inc., CAN on an as needed basis.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson asked for an update on the Cintas contract.  Ms Dettling said that she had reviewed the letter that Mr. Marcin composed cancelling our agreement with Cintas.  After going over it with Officer Kirk it will be sent to Cintas.

Clerk: Present.

Clerk Van Mooy discussed agenda changes including a replacement Ordinance 14-48 and the need to add Ordinance 14-52 to the agenda.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

Mr. Marcin explained that new Ordinance 14-48 makes Resolution 08-14 unnecessary.

He suggested that after we give Ordinance 14-52 a first reading that it be sent to CSX for their comments.

Mr. Cameron distributed information the proposed Ohio Income Tax restructuring.

Mayor: Present.

Mr. Julien sought input from members on the background color for the Lars Larsen plaque.  Maroon is in the lead.  The estimated cost of the plaque is $1099 and it will be dedicated in March or April.

Ms Goldner arrived at 8:05 PM.

Ms Thompson asked Mr. Julien to send all attachments as PDF since she cannot open his win mail.

Based in Chief Matthes’ recommendation Mr. Julien asked for a motion to

employ all current paid EMS staff from 01-01-15 through

06-30-15 as follows: Troy Bateson Lead Medic $14.50, Mike Diebert Lead Medic $14.50, Carol Bateson EMT-B $10.50,                                              Cory Bateson EMT-B $10.50, Justin Bage EMT-P $13.50,                              Drew Croy EMT-P $13.50, Stephen Hoover EMT-P $13.50,                                             Amy Workley EMT-P $13.50, Jen Von Stein EMT-P $13.50                                              and Brandon Chapman EMT-P $13.50.  Motion by Mr. Cameron.  Second by Aaron Patterson.  All approved.

Mr. Julien recommended that the Village Clerk have the responsibility of coordinating the assignment of house numbers with the Post Office.  Motion for same by Ms Thompson.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Standing Committees:

 Economic and Community Development  (Aaron Patterson)

No report.

Public Safety  (Ms Goldner)

Ms Goldner asked for a motion to waive the EMS charge of $537.00 to Trenton Strickland, Cygnet, OH, as he was assisting the Village of North Baltimore with the 07-18-14 fire on W. Broadway St. Motion for same by Mr. Cameron.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Ms Goldner said an executive session would be needed.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No report.

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

No report.

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

Mr. Cameron said that the next committee meeting is 12-17-14 with Jones and Henry regarding the head works project.

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

No Report.

New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Aaron Patterson made a motion to add Ordinance 14-52 to the agenda.  Second by Mr. Rose.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to remove Ordinance 14-48 from the table as amended.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 14-48 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 14-48  read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Thompson made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-48 .  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE 14-48   AN ORDINANCE SETTING RATES FOR RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS  EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE, CONTRACTING TOWNSHIPS AND CONTRACTING ENTITIES AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

 Aaron Patterson made a motion to remove Resolution 08-14 from the table.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson Mr. made a motion that Resolution 08-14 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.

Resolution 08-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Resolution 08-14.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All voted no.

RESOLUTION NO. 08-14  A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES FOR  RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE AND       TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-49 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 Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Ordinance 14-49  read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 14-49.  Second by Ms Thompson .  All approved.

ORDINANCE 14-49 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Resolution 09-14  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 Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Resolution 09-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Thompson made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-14.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

RESOLUTION 09-14  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THAT FUNDS IN THE EMS EQUIPMENT FUND, ORIGINALLY TEMPORARILY TRANSFERRED FROM        THE GENERAL FUND, BE PERMANENTLY TRANSFERRED AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Resolution10-14 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.

Resolution 10-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adopt Resolution 10-14.  Second by Aaron Patterson.  All voted no.

RESOLUTION 10-14  A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES FOR RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY  EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY

ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE AND TO    DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 10-52  be read by number and title only for the first reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron

Ordinance  10-52 read by number and title by the mayor.

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

IX.             Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

 Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

 Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-44 be read by number and title only for the third reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron.

Ordinance 14-44  read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 14-44.  Second by  Ms Goldner.  All approved.

 ORDINANCE   NO. 14-44 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE – 2014

 Other New Business

 None

       XII.    Other Old Business

 

                  None

 

  • Payment of the Bills

 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 166,798.04 on the Claims Ordinance.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Before the motion to pay was made Ms Dettling made mention of the new format that allows the bills to be presented in alphabetical order.  Members expressed satisfaction with that but several objected to the lack of detail that was provided in the old format.  Aaron Patterson said that without detail he expected to ask many questions and that could slow the meeting down.  Ms Dettling said that this format is a work in progress and she will continue to experiment with the format to provide the most information on the bills.

Mr. Cameron asked for a detail on the expenses incurred by the Dodge police cars.  Mr. Julien said that all village’s vehicles are being so tracked.  He also said that it seemed unlikely that we would purchase another Dodge for quite some time.

Mr. Cameron questioned the purchase of two police cameras and the delay between the invoice date and the pay date.  Referred to Mr. Kirk.

Mr. made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 166,798.04.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

XIV.       Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:33 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

 Return to Regular Session

 Mr. Rose made a motion to return to regular session at 8:43 PM.  Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to dismiss CJ Cotterman from the EMS and Fire Department effective 12-17-14 as recommended by the EMS Chief, the Fire Chief  and the mayor.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved

 Adjournment

 Mr. Rose made a motion to adjourn at  9:45 PM.  Second by

Art Patterson.  All approved.

Administrator Report to Council – Jan. 11

Village Administrator Report to North Baltimore Village Council – January 6, 2015, by Donna Dettling.

Village Administrator Report to North Baltimore Village Council – January 6, 2015, by Donna Dettling.

  1. Meeting Review
  • December 12th – Interview (1)
  • December 12th – Meet with Benefit Strategies  re: Alternate HC Plans
  • December 16th – Emergency Management Workshop
  • December 17th – Jones & Henry re: WWTP Headworks Project
  • December 23rd–  Planning Commission Meeting
  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • January 8th – Stephanie Miller re: Tree Plan
  • January 12th – Tree Commission Meeting
  • January 13th –  SJS re: Investment Review
  • January 13th – COTW Meeting
  • January 14th – Raymond James re: Investment Review
  • January 15th – 1st Empire re: Investment Review
  • January 16th – CSX Visit
  • January 21st TMACOG General Assembly
  1. Railroad Overpass Stakeholder Meeting. The Transportation Planning group at TMACOG provided several dates in January to hold a Stakeholder meeting.  TMACOG provided three Friday’s, the 16th, 24th or 30th and two Thursday’s the 15th and 29th.  After the date is confirmed, I’ll follow-up with stakeholders for attendance.  It would seem the two Thursday’s would be best suited for an evening meeting and the later date (Thursday, January 29th) would allow ample time for notification purposes.  TMACOG confirmed that the 2045 Long Range Plan includes an item that reads as follows: Find a solution to blocked CSX rail crossings in North Baltimore, possible grade separation – pedestrian bridge – advanced warning signals for blocked crossing (if alternate route exists).
  1. Wood County Drainage Hearing. Just an FYI, we received inquiries from several residents on W. State Street regarding a notice of public hearing for a special assessment from Wood County to maintain the Jack Sterling Ditch, which runs along the E. side of Liberty High Road.  The ditch receives drainage from Quarry Road & Needles Road and areas along the railroad track. There are 263 parcels that were notified of this new Ditch assessment, and 50 of these parcels are in the Village Corporation limits.  The assessment is $10 for the initial year to cover an upcoming rehabilitation project on the drainage channel and continued maintenance.  The Hearing will finalize the details of the assessment. Staff is advising the residents to attend the Hearing on January 5th.

Staff Training Update. Dan Wendt the Intern with experience conducting training will be finalizing the program for Discriminatory Harassment, Ethics of Public Employment, Drug Free Workplace, and Work place violence the week of January 5th with a preliminary review slated with Department Heads that week.  Department Heads will be scheduling the training in each of their departments, which Dan has agreed to conduct multiple sessions to accommodate shifts and provide sufficient opportunities for employees to attend.  The programs are tied back to the Personnel Policy Manual (PPM) with acknowledgement forms that are filed in employees personnel files.

Intern Project Records Retention.  Patrick is finalizing documents needed to establish compliance with the Records Retention Program as amended by House Bill 153 adopted in 2011.  A trial Comprehensive Records Retention Schedules (RC-2’s) for the Finance Department was submitted to the State for feedback.  After we get confirmation that we’re on the right track, a meeting of the Village of North Baltimore Records Commission will be called.  Current members of the Records Commission: Administrator, Finance Officer, Legal Counsel and one resident Jaimye Bushey.  Action to approve the RC-2 by the Records Commission is required prior to submittal for formal approval by the Ohio Historical Society-Local Government Records Program. The new rules provide for a streamline approach after the Retention Schedules are approved. 

  1. Radio Meter Read Upgrade.   I have attached a cost summary showing how the project will be funded and a project timeline for the Radio Meter Read Upgrade.  To verify to Council and the Public that we’ve gotten the very best price we can for this system, a bid process must be completed.   I’m struggling with the bid process, and searching for methods used by other communities to help demonstrate a cost comparison.  It is likely that the traditional bid process will be unsuccessful in attaining a comparative bid. There are several bid samples that look promising for this bid process that may provide a cost comparison. 
  1. Cintas Uniform Update. Chet Marcin was able to strike a deal with Cintas to terminate the contract without paying 100% of the contractual buy-out, with a contract term that ends 10-28-15.  The Cintas contract will officially end on 1-31-15 and UniFirst will supply uniforms at a cost savings in 2015 over the Cintas contract even when you factor in the negotiated buy-out of the contract. 
  1. Traffic Signal RequestA resident asked if the Traffic Signal at Main and E. Water Street could be removed since the High School was relocated and SR18 is now a Business Loop.  The resident felt it was logical that the Signal would no longer be needed.  First, a traffic signal warrant analysis would be required.  This includes obtaining traffic counts, analyzing turning movements and going through the signal warrants to determine if any warrants are met based on the data.  I requested from ODOT confirmation of jurisdiction over the Traffic Signal and an opinion as to whether or not ODOT sees value in completing a warrant analysis of this Signal. Staff was asked to weigh-in on the idea and Chief Baer is totally AGAINST the removal.  He feels the Traffic Signal slows down traffic entering the Downtown District. This is also an area the School uses as a drop off, and removal of the Signal would create a safety issue for pedestrians crossing Main Street.  Any new information from ODOT will be provided to Council. However, staff was in agreement that there would be no value in removing the Traffic Signal. There was also consensus that the Village of North Baltimore will not accept the liability of removing or installing a traffic control devices that do not meet warrants or generally accepted engineering standards and practices for traffic control devices.

EMS Report for December 2014

North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service Chief Will Matthes submitted the following report to Village Council on January 6, 2015.

North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service Chief Will Matthes submitted the following report to Village Council on January 6, 2015.

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Council to consider funding options for EMS at Special Meeting

The North Baltimore Village Council will be holding a Public Safety Committee Meeting followed by a Special Meeting this evening (Jan. 15). These meetings will be concerning the operation and funding for the Village Emergency Medial Services (EMS).

The North Baltimore Village Council will be holding a Public Safety Committee Meeting followed by a Special Meeting this evening (Jan. 15). These meetings will be concerning the operation and funding for the Village Emergency Medial Services (EMS).

The Public Safety Committee meeting will begin at 5:30 pm in Council Chambers, followed by the Special Meeting (approximately 7:00).

The agenda for the Special Meeting includes possible motions regarding village taxes which may include the following resolution(s) or other resolutions dealing with taxes.

RESOLUTION 01-2015 A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE THE QUESTION OF APPROVING A NEW,  ____________(INSERT NUMBER OF YEARS OR ‘CONTINUOUS’),  3 MILL LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION, TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE VILLAGE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

RESOLUTION 02-2015  A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF      NORTH BALTIMORE THE QUESTION OF APPROVING A NEW,  ____________(INSERT NUMBER OF YEARS OR ‘CONTINUOUS’),  LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION, TO PROVIDE $___________(INSERT DOLLAR AMOUNT TO BE RAISED) ANNUALLY TO FUND THE OPERATION OF THE VILLAGE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

NB Village seeks BZA member

The Village of North Baltimore Board of Zoning Appeals currently has a need for an additional member.

The Village of North Baltimore Board of Zoning Appeals currently has a need for an additional member.

Any citizen of voting age or older that is interested in serving  our community in this position should send a letter of interest to the Mayor at 205 N. Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872.  The duties and responsibilities of the position are:

(1) Meetings of the Board shall be held at least monthly unless there is no business to come before the Board, and at other times as the Board may determine. The Chairperson, or in his absence, the Vice-Chairperson, may administer oaths, and the Board may compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings showing the vote of each member upon each question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating that fact, and shall keep records of its examination and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the Zoning Inspector and shall be a public record.

(2) Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The Board shall act by motion, and the vote of three members of the Board shall be necessary to reverse any order or determination of the Zoning Inspector, or to decide in favor of any applicant any matter of which the Board has original jurisdiction under this Zoning Code, or to grant any variance from the requirements stipulated in this Zoning Code.

(3) The Board may call upon the various departments of the Village for assistance in the performance of its duties, and it shall be the duty of departments to render such assistance to the Board as may be required.

Duties. The Board shall have the authority and responsibility to hear and decide the following.

(1) Appeals from decisions made by the Zoning Inspector where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination.

(2) Variances from the terms of this Zoning Code as will not be contrary to public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of this Zoning Code will result in unnecessary hardships and so that the spirit of this Zoning Code shall be observed.

(3) The Board has appellate jurisdiction relative to appeals and variances, and they have original jurisdiction on applications for conditional use and home occupation permits.

Ohio Auditor conducting Special Audit at NB Village

According to North Baltimore Village Administrator, Donna Dettling, the Auditor for the State of Ohio has formally notified the Village of North Baltimore that they are initiating a Special Audit.

According to North Baltimore Village Administrator, Donna Dettling, the Ohio State Auditor has formally notified the Village of North Baltimore that the Auditor of the State is initiating a Special Audit.

According to Dettling’s Dec. 16 Report, “at this time we have no evidence that funds are missing; and this audit is a result of proactive steps being taken to improve the handling of deposits, when concerns were discovered during staff training with the Local Government Services Section.  An Entrance Conference is scheduled with the Auditor of the State and during this conference we will receive an estimate of the how long they believe the audit will take and how much it will cost.  At a future meeting; Council will be presented with legislation to enter into an agreement with the Auditor of the State to complete the audit. “

NB Village Administrator Report – Dec. 16

North Baltimore Village Administrator Report – December 16, 2014, Donna Dettling

North Baltimore Village Administrator Report – December 16, 2014, Donna Dettling

  1. Meeting Review
  • December 1st – Review Stormwater Proposal with Peterman re: Drainage area on SR18
  • December 3rd – E.D. 101 Workshop
  • December 4th – WCEDC Holiday Reception
  • December 4th– ZBA Meeting
  • December 9th – Committee of the Whole
  • December 10th – Interviews (3)
  • December 11th – Interview (1)
  • December 12th – Interview (1)
  • December 12th – Meet with Benefit Strategies  re: Alternate HC Plans
  1. Upcoming Meetings:
  • December 16th – Emergency Management Workshop
  • December 17th – Jones & Henry re: WWTP Headworks Project
  • December 23rd–  Planning Commission Meeting
  • January 8th – Stephanie Miller re: Tree Plan
  • January 12th – Tree Commission Meeting 
  1. Railroad Overpass Stakeholder Meeting. The Transportation Planning group at TMACOG has agreed to work with us to hold a Stakeholder meeting in North Baltimore.  TMACOG will provide several dates and times in January and February for the meeting, which I will coordinate with Council as well as other stakeholders.  TMACOG confirmed that the 2045 Long Range Plan includes an item that reads as follows: Find a solution to blocked CSX rail crossings in North Baltimore, possible grade separation – pedestrian bridge – advanced warning signals for blocked crossing (if alternate route exists). 
  1. Staff Training. I am working with one of the MPA Interns that has experience conducting training to pull together several training programs for staff; full-time, part-time, elected, appointed and volunteers. We’ll tie the programs back to our Personnel Policy Manual (PPM) and document training with acknowledgement forms that are filed in personnel files.  The sections of the PPM that we’re looking into include:  2.03 Discriminatory Harassment, 7.1 Ethics of Public Employment, 7.05 Drug Free Workplace, 7.08 Work place violence. 
  1. Auditor of State Special AuditIncluded with my report is a letter received from the State Auditor formally notifying the Village of North Baltimore that the Auditor of the State is initiating a special audit.  At this time we have no evidence that funds are missing; and this audit is a result of proactive steps being taken to improve the handling of deposits, when concerns were discovered during staff training with the Local Government Services Section.  An Entrance Conference is scheduled with the Auditor of the State and during this conference we will receive an estimate of the how long they believe the audit will take and how much it will cost.  At a future meeting; Council will be presented with legislation to enter into an agreement with the Auditor of the State to complete the audit.
  1. Sewer Lateral Replacements PIII received an update from Helm’s on the sewer lateral replacements.  There are 24 laterals on the list, and St. James UMC is one of them.  Helm’s is in town completing this work, and they plan to have it wrapped up before the end of the year. 
  1. Radio Meter Read UpgradeI have additional research and verification of bidding requirements for this project before a cost summary presenting funding options and a project timeline can be completed.  This should be ready for review at the first meeting in January. 
  1. Forfeited Land Sale. The County Auditor conducted a Forfeited Land Sale on December 3, 2014 and the 13 parcels that comprise the Johnson Rubber Company property were sold.  Jay Baltz purchased lot 187 for $3,400 and Chris Bates purchased the other twelve lots for $650. 
  1. Capital Purchases Review. Provided with my report is an updated Capital Purchases memo and worksheet. This is a continuation of the discussion of our Fiscal Sustainability Goal and there is no formal action needed at this time.  
  1. Holiday Hours. To offer a practical Christmas break for staff, we will be working Wednesday, Christmas Eve and take Thursday Christmas Day and Friday the 26th for our Christmas break.

NB VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES DEC. 2, 2014

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 02, 2014 – MINUTES

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-Here,

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

Approval of the Minutes: Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 11-18-14  meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All  approved.

Public Participation:

Malcolm Cameron addressed council on eight issues as follows; 1) Curbs and sidewalks on the south side of Broadway and Tarr are not handicap accessible. 2) There is a need to make the alley next to the Post Office one way.  3) The dam on Rocky Ford should be removed as it causes flooding and has no other purpose.  4) The wood from the walnut trees that were recently cut down should have been sold and the money used toward a street sweeper.  5)  Change the Ohio Revised Code  so that all tax issues must be passed by 51% of all the registered voters.  6)  Annex the southern portion of Henry Township and establish a free trade zone.  7)  The spoils from the recent sewer work were bermed along the quarry and the EPA should investigate the toxicity of the materials.  8)  The surplus concrete catch basins that are in inventory along with the road grader should be sold and the money used toward a street sweeper.

Allan Heintbrink form Choice One Engineering introduced himself and his firm.  The firm is expanding into northwest Ohio and Mr. Hientbrink expressed interest in working with the village.

Letters and Communications: 

Mr. Julien made reference to a think you card from St. James in reference to the SSP.

Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer:  Present.  Report Submitted.

Mr. Kirk  addressed the 2015 budget and explained the change of earmarking $20,000 to the 901 account. Aaron Patterson sought assurances that $10,000 would be appropriated each year toward the purchase of a new fire truck so that the village can reduce the size of the levy needed to finance same.

EMS Chief: Present.  Report Submitted.

Audience member Bonnie Knaggs said that recently she accidentally sent off her alert button and the EMS responded promptly.  She complimented the crew.

Aaron Patterson said that we are blessed with great emergency services chiefs and crews and he thanked them all.

Fire Chief: Present.  Report Submitted.

Chef Francisco announced the Toy for Tots drive on 12-13-14 at the fire hall.

Chef Francisco announced that all safety departments now have a key to the gate that provides emergency access to south bound I-75.

Police Chief: Present.  Report Submitted.

Chief Baer announced that Santa would be arriving at Kelley’s under police escort on 12-03-14.

Aaron Patterson asked how the SRO was working out.  Chief Baer said that while it is difficult to quantify the officer’s actions in a written report,  she has proven to be indispensable.

Mr. Cameron made note of the fact that Fostoria had recently received a grant for their SRO even though such funding has been eliminated.  Chief Baer responded by saying that he and Ms Dettling were seeking additional grant funding for our SRO.

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling reported that visors have been replaced on the Powell School traffic signal.

Ms Dettling said that she will be unable to attend the forfeited land auction.  Ms Thompson said that she would try to make it.

Ms Dettling reported that she and Mr. Marcin are pursuing the cancellation of the Cintas contract.

Ms Dettling said that she has received thirteen applications for the Finance Clerk position.  She is planning on interviewing at least four.

Ms Dettling said that she is working with TMACOG to set an overpass meeting after the first of the year.  She expressed her concern about the actual need for an overpass in the village.

Ms Dettling explained her rationale for proposing raises for Finance Officer Chris Kirk and Finance Clerk II April Dick. Based on her recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to increase the salary of Finance Officer Kirk to $45,000 effective 01-01-15 and increase the salary of Finance Clerk II April Dick to $36,000 effective 01-01-15. Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.  Ms Dettling said that these raises would be reflected in the third reading of the 2015 budget ordinance (14-44) on 12-16-14.

Ms Dettling addressed her draft plan for the establishment of financial goals and long range budget planning for the village.  She stressed the need to carefully manage our cash carry over.  All members agreed with the concept and further agreed to discuss this further at COTW and subsequent meetings. Aaron Patterson repeated his call for 901 funds to be earmarked specifically for a fire truck.  He also stated that he has buy in with Ms Dettling’s proposal.

Clerk: Present

Clerk Van Mooy distributed copies of new Ordinances 14-50 and 14-51, revised Ordinance 14-44 and new Resolution 08-14.  He stated that Resolution 08-14 replaced Ordinance 14-48 and that the ordinance should be removed from the agenda.  Discussion involving Mr. Marcin and others revealed that this was not the case.  Rather, Ordinance 14-48 dovetails with Resolution 08-14.  It was decided to add all to the agenda but table Ordinance 14-48 and Resolution 08-14 for further work until 12-16-14.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

Mr. Marcin referred to his input to the clerk’s report.

Mayor: Present.  No Report.

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

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

No Report

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

No Report

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

No Report

New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Ms Goldner made a motion to add Ordinance 14-50 and 14-51 and Resolution 08-14 to the agenda.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to table Ordinance 14-48.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-48  AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A SCHEDULE OF RATES TO BE CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE WHEN THE VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND/OR EMS SERVICES ARE CALLED TO THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT ON I-75 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

Ms Thompson made a motion to table Resolution 08-14.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

RESOLUTION ON. 08-14  A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES FOR RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-50 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 Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Ordinance  14-50 read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Goldner made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-50.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-50  AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR

ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-51 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 14-51 read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-51.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-51  AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance14-43  be read by number and title only for the second reading dispense with the  third reading, suspend the rules and declare an emergency.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Ordinance  14-43 read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-43.  Second by  Ms Goldner.  All approved except Ms Thompson and Mr. Cameron who voted no.

                   ORDINANCE  NO. 14-43 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE VILLAGE ZONING DISTRICT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF INLOTS 125 THROUGH 132 PLUS THE SOUTH PARTS OF INLOTS 124 AND 133 AND ALSO THE SOUTH PART OF A NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY BOUNDED BY SAID INLOTS FROM S-1 SPECIAL DISTRICT TO B-2 GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-44 be read by number and     title only for the second reading.  Second by Ms Thompson

Ordinance 14-44 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-44 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE – 2014

  1. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

                     None

 Other New Business

 None

       XII.    Other Old Business

                   None

 Payment of the Bills

 No bills were presented for payment.

Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:42PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved

 Return to Regular Session

 Mr. Cameron  made a motion to return to regular session at 9:41 PM.  Second by Art Patterson. All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to dismiss Elizabeth Heldberg from the EMS effective 12-02-14 as recommended by the EMS Chief and the mayor.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved except Ms Thompson who voted no.

Before the vote, Aaron Patterson urged the EMS to get their bylaws revised and approved by council as soon as possible.  He urged all departments to make sure that their SOP’S reflect the village’s employee manual.

Before the vote Mr. Rose asked Mr. Marcin if council could dismiss a volunteer employee.  Mr. Marcin said that such an action was within the scope of council and, that while anyone could bring a claim against the village, Ms Heldberg’s position as a volunteer made that a tenuous position to take.

Adjournment

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adjourn at  9:45 PM.  Second by

Art Patterson.  All approved.

 

NB Finance Officer Report for Dec. 2

North Baltimore Village Finance Officer Chris Kirk submitted the following Monthly Report to Village Council at the Dec. 2 meeting.

North Baltimore Village Finance Officer Chris Kirk submitted the following Monthly Report to Village Council at the Dec. 2 meeting.

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