Virginia Theater Campaign Thermometer – Update

The “Campaign to Keep the Virginia Theater Open” Committee report the following update towards the goal of upgrading the theater projection equipment to digital:

The “Campaign to Keep the Virginia Theater Open” Committee report the following update towards the goal of upgrading the theater projection equipment to digital:

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The story below links you to more information and how to make your donation to help keep this Downtown North Baltimore icon operating!

https://www.thenbxpress.com/a-campaign-to-keep-the-virginia-theater-open

NB Fire Report to Council – October 2014

Village of North Baltimore Fire Department

Report for the Month of October 2014

Total Monthly Calls for Aid – 13                                 

Yearly  Total – 208

Response to:CountComments
603 S Poe Rd4MFR
I-755MVA
600 Sterling Dr4Fire Alarm
Rudolph Rd7MVA
209 Central Ave5MFR
930 E Broadway6MFR
100 N Tarr St11Tree on House
I-758MVA
I-757MVA
Eagleville Rd3Gas Leak
655 S Poe Rd3MFR
Mitchell Rd8MVA
220 Sprigg St7MFR

MFR – Medical First Responder

MVA – Motor Vehicle Accident

NB Library Newsletter – Nov. 2014

The North Baltimore Public Library offers so much for our community. Take a few minutes to check out their very comprehensive newsletter!

The North Baltimore Public Library offers so much for our community. Take a few minutes to check out their very comprehensive newsletter!

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Finance Officer’s Report to Council – Nov. 4

North Baltimore Village Finance Officer’s Report to Council – November 4, 2014

North Baltimore Village Finance Officer’s Report to Council – November 4, 2014

  • Income tax collections 2014 vs. 2013 as of 10/31/2014:

Month                   2014                     2013           2014 Over/Under

January                75,676                  75,569                107

February              50,883                  50,321                562

March                   60,840                  46,861             13,979

April                      97,156                  66,759             30,397

May                       71,530                  84,295            (12,765)

June                      56,892                  87,401            (30,509)

July                       53,452                  47,136               6,316

Aug                       48,010                  54,383              (6,373)

Sep                       49,602                  38,572              11,030

Oct                        62,155                  109,578           (47,423)   

Total               (39,644)

  • The accounts payable list for Oct 22 – Oct 31 is included for council review and approval on the Claims Ordinance.
  • Difference in income tax collections – 2014 vs 2013
  1. Decrease in collections: Taxes withheld from employees
  2. Decrease in collections: Taxes withheld from Businesses
  3. Decrease in collections: Estimated taxes withheld for the next filing year.
  • Collections to note:
    1. S. Brown donation to NB Police – $250.00
    2. Eagles donation to NB Police – $750.00

Note: Chief Baer has requested these amounts be added to his budget.

  • Upcoming Legislation (11/18)
    1. Clean Up Ordinance
    2. Transfer Ordinance
    3. Revenue Adjustment Ordinance
  • Ordinance Explanation:
  1. Appropriation ordinance – D.S. Brown and Eagles donation to the Police department.
  • Great Lakes EMS collections are listed as a separate
  • The 2015 budget will be presented at the 11/11 COTW and its first reading will be on 11/18. It will receive three readings prior to year end.
  • The village has signed with Benefit Strategies and Medical Mutual for the Village’s 2015 healthcare coverage with an increase of 11.87% from 2014. There have not been any changes in coverage.
  • The village has signed with PEP for property and liability insurance for coverage in 2015.
  • There is a resident whose previous employer was incorrectly withholding North Baltimore Tax from his paychecks.  The tax years span from 2008-2013.  Per CCA this is a legitimate claim and they mentioned he is due a refund.  The issue is that tax years from 2008-2010 are out of statute and can only be paid with the Village’s consent.  Years 2011-2013 will be going through the process automatically.
  1. From 2008-2013, this refund is roughly a few hundred dollars.
  1. The Income Tax Review Board has agreed to refund the entire amount from 2008-2013.
  • I have been in touch with PEP and Huntington regarding the check fraud. It appears this will be an approved claim with PEP, and we will be potentially reimbursed for the full amount.
  • During this period of transition, both April and myself were able to effectively complete utility billing procedures, and the utility bills were sent out on time. It is worth noting that April Dick has been a large part of this smooth transition – she has been a valuable asset in the operation of the administrative office.

NB Street Levy Renewal Passes

The Village of North Baltimore will have some money for repairing some of the rough streets throughout the village with the passing of a renewal of a 5 year street levy.

The Village of North Baltimore will have some money for repairing some of the rough streets throughout the village with the passing of a renewal of a 5 year street levy.

The vote was 354 YES and 250 NO.

Collection of the 2-mill tax will begin in 2015, for five years. The millage generates approximately $85,000 per year, costing $67 per year for a home valued at $100,000. The money is earmarked for street repaving and reconstruction only, according to Mayor Mike Julien, with a priority list prepared to address the streets most affected by the sewer separation project, which was recently completed.

Road resurfacing and repaving will begin in the spring.

I – 75 to CLOSE COMPLETELY from Cygnet Rd. to US 6

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that , southbound I-75, between US 6 and Cygnet Road, will be completely closed for pavement repair. Traffic will be detoured from southbound I-75 to US 6 (Exit 179) to SR 25 to Cygnet Road. Traffic will return to southbound I-75 from Cygnet Road.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two announces that effective Sunday, November 9, from 7pm until Monday, November 10 at 6am, southbound I-75, between US 6 and Cygnet Road, will be completely closed for pavement repair.  Traffic will be detoured from southbound I-75 to US 6 (Exit 179) to SR 25 to Cygnet Road.  Traffic will return to southbound I-75 from Cygnet Road.

To accommodate traffic during this time, the following restrictions and closures will take place:

·        Southbound SR 25, between Gypsy Lane Road to US 6 will be reduced to one lane.

·        The ramp from southbound SR 25 to eastbound US 6 will be closed.  Detour:  Gypsy Lane Road; Rudolph Road

·        The ramp from eastbound US 6 to northbound SR 25 will be closed.  Detour: Rudolph Road; Gypsy Lane Road.

·        The ramp from US 6 to southbound I-75 will be closed. Detour: SR 25.

·        Eastbound Cygnet Road at Rudolph Road will be closed:  Rudolph Road; Oil Center Road; Grant Road.

On Sunday, November 9, from 4pm, until Monday, November 10 at 6am, the southbound I-75 rest area south of US 6 will be closed. All work is weather permitting.

Motorist can expect delays along southbound I-75, SR 25, US 6 and Cygnet Road in the above areas, especially in the early evening hours (7pm through 11pm).  If possible, seek alternate route and avoid the area during this time.

This full closure is necessary to increase safety for the traveling public and highway workers.  The pavement repairs require equipment and workers to be close to oncoming traffic if the interstate remains open.  Crews from two ODOT contractors on the I-75 widening projects will be working during the time of the closure to expedite the time and resources necessary for the closure.

16th Annual Sounds of the Stadium Marching Band Concert

The North Baltimore High School Marching Band presents their annual INDOOR presentation of the performances from the 2014 Football Season.

The 16th Annual Sounds of the Stadium Marching Band Concert is Wednesday, November 5 at 7 pm in the North Baltimore High School auditeria.

Relive your favorite memories of the 2014 season in the comfort of climate control.

The concert is free and open to the public.

A CAMPAIGN TO KEEP THE VIRGINIA THEATER OPEN

The Virginia Theater has shown movies in North Baltimore for 77 years (July 10, 1937) by projecting light through film onto the silver screen. That method is over! Movie projection has changed from 35 millimeter film to digital projection.

The Virginia Theater needs strong support to help finance the transition from film to digital projection, thus keeping the theater open on Main Street in downtown North Baltimore.

Here is an update for contributions to the campaign from Ralph H. Wolfe:

Here is an update for contributions to the campaign from Ralph Wolfe:

As the Chair of the Committee to keep the Virginia Theater open, I am elated to report that as of November 1, 2014, contributions of $20,700 have been received by Ms. Mandy Baltz at the Huntington Bank.

The amount already received means that we are more than half way toward our goal of raising $40,000.

This amount represents contributions from friends and former residents of the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New York,  North Carolina, and Virginia; and the following Ohio town and cities: Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Cygnet, Dayton, Dunkirk, Findlay, Lyndhurst, Maumee. McComb, Miamisburg, North Baltimore, Perrysburg, Powell, Rudolph, Van Buren, Wayne, and Worthington. Several merchants and professional  offices in North Baltimore have also made contributions.

The Committee has stated that the Campaign ends on November 21 and the Committee now urgently asks all those who have not yet made a contribution to do so. The Campaign’s goal is that the Virginia Theater equipped with the latest digital technology will continue to offer first-run movies in the only small town theater that yet survives in Wood County. Let us continue to be proud of North Baltimore’s 77 year-old Theater and help keep it open.

A lighted Theater marquee tells visitors to town that North Baltimore has not fallen to ghost-town status. Please remember that if the Campaign fails to receive the total amount, contributors will have the contribution returned. If the campaign reaches its goal of providing funds for the purchase of the digital  equipment, the equipment will remain in the Theater as long as the building exists.

Ralph Haven Wolfe,
Chair of the Committee to Keep the Virginia Theater Open

The Virginia Theater has shown movies in North Baltimore for 77 years (July 10, 1937) by projecting light through film onto the silver screen. That method is over! Movie projection has changed from 35 millimeter film to digital projection.

The Virginia Theater needs strong support to help finance the transition from film to digital projection, thus keeping the theater open on Main Street in downtown North Baltimore.

A group of interested persons has voluntarily formed to seek financial assistance for the digital installation. This committee is offering the opportunity to all those who want to see the theater remain open on Main Street to lend their financial support by making contributions which will be memorialized with a brass plate on a seat in the theater or on a brass plate in the theater lobby.

The first opportunity is for those interested in theater seat contributions. Seats are being offered as follows: one seat at $100 each, a row of 4 seats for $500, or a row of 8 seats for $1000. Each seat will have a single brass plate. A couple making a donation may have both names on a single plate for $150. Individual seats may also be purchased in memory or in honor of someone for $100.

The other opportunity is for those who may aspire, especially merchants and other businesses and professional offices to have the contributor’s name on a large plaque in the lobby of the theater. The contribution required for the lobby plaque is at three levels: Gold Level: $1000, Silver Level: $500, Bronze Level: $200.

Copies of this campaign plan will be sent to residents, current and past, businesses, and professionals, with instructions to send a check for the appropriate amount to:

Ms. Mandy Baltz
The Huntington Bank
141 N Main St
North Baltimore, OH 45872

Payment is requested by November 21, 2014.

The contribution will be held in trust at the bank until all contributions have been received. If the campaign fails to receive the amount of money needed to allow for the digital conversion, the check will be returned to the sender and the Virginia Theater will close.

The Committee is excited to offer this opportunity for Theater Seat or Lobby Plaque Levels of giving. Yet, we also understand that it will take all levels of giving to help to keep the theater open to offer first-run movies, thereby keeping the “The Theater Lights On”, which will convey the message: “North Baltimore is Alive and Well”

The Virginia Theater Committee Members:

Ralph Wolfe, Chair Janis Dukes
Bonnie Knaggs Paula Miklovic
Pam Seiler

“A CAMPAIGN TO KEEP THE VIRGINIA THEATER OPEN”

CONTRIBUTION OPTIONS:

Option One: Theater Seat Contribution

One (1) Seat at $100
Four (4) Seats at $500
Eight (8) Seats at $1000

Option Two: Lobby Plaque Contribution

Gold Level: $1000
Silver Level: $500
Bronze Level: $200

Contribution requested by November 21, 2014

Please Remit Payment To:
Ms. Mandy Baltz
The Huntington Bank
141 N Main St
North Baltimore, OH 45872

NB Public Safety Committee Meeting Notice

The North Baltimore Village Council Public Safety (Fire, Police, EMS) Committe will be meeting:

The North Baltimore Village Council Public Safety (Fire, Police, EMS) Committe will be meeting:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:30 p.m., North Baltimore Council Chambers, 205 N. Main Street

AGENDA

1. Continue to develop Plan (5-year) for EMS Operations/Funding Sources.

– Secure support to fund 7a-7p paid staff through 6-30-15
– Develop 7a-7p staffing expense projection with timeline
– Develop intermediate staffing plan cost projections with timeline
– Develop staffing plan and cost projections for 24/7 coverage with timeline
– Develop funding plan for dedicated revenue stream to support EMS staffing plan

2. Develop language for an EMS Service Contract. Invite John Stewart

3. Explore operating vs. capital needs for 5-year plan

4. Other…

The Public Safety (Fire, Police, EMS) – Janet Goldner Committee Chair – Rich Rose, Art Patterson

Duties: Provide for safe and secure neighborhoods; coordinate and interface with other responsible county agencies for the purpose of ensuring protection of property and life of residents.

Legion Lunch Specials Menu – Nov. 3 – 8

The North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 Bar & Grill is OPEN to the Public. Stop on by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Full grill and these Daily Specials (11/3 – 7):

The North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 Bar & Grill is OPEN to the Public. Stop on by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Full grill and these Daily Specials (11/3 – 7):

Monday – Breaded Veal & Potato Chowder

Tuesday – Tuna Salad (BINGO Night)

Wednesday – 3 piece Chicken and fries

Thursday – Ham and Scalloped Potatoes – Taco Night

Friday – Open Faced Turkey & Mashed Potatos

Saturday – Sausage Gravy & Biscuits (every other week)

Saturdays is also the Veteran’s Dinner

Veteran’s Dinner is Saturday

North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 will be holding the annual Veteran’s Day Dinner. Call now for your reservations.

North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 will be holding the annual Veteran’s Day Dinner. Call now for your reservations.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Legion Banquet Hall

Veterans can bring one guest each.

Doors open at 5:45

Dinner is at 6:30

Call 419-257-2158 TODAY!