Girl Scout Troop 10307 helping W. C. Humane Society

Girl Scout Troop 10307 is going to the dogs (and cats). We are finishing up our Junior Scouting experience by completing our Bronze Award working with the Wood County Humane Society. The Bronze Award is the highest award that a Junior Girl Scout can earn. We have spent a lot of time this year working on selecting a project and coming up with ideas to make the project a success. There will be a drop off station for pet supplies at Millstream Credit Union on Main Street.

from Tracy Cotterman

Girl Scout Troop 10307 is going to the dogs (and cats). We are finishing up our Junior Scouting experience by completing our Bronze Award working with the Wood County Humane Society. The Bronze Award is the highest award that a Junior Girl Scout can earn. We have spent a lot of time this year working on selecting a project and coming up with ideas to make the project a success. 

We have toured the facility, learning about the number of animals they care for and the process for taking in animals and the requirements needed for getting an animal from them. We also learned about the needed supplies and just how much help is needed. We will be at the facility on May 18th helping them by cleaning and working with some of the animals. We learned that they depend a lot on donations.

They are in need of the following: Bleach, rags, dry dog food, dry cat food. laundry detergent, “puppy pads”, blankets, animal toys, dog shampoo, cleaning supplies, volunteers and money. They actually told us that they can take any donations and that they are very grateful for anything at all. 

We have come up with a plan and need your help. There will be a drop off station at Millstream Credit Union on Main Street. You may also drop off donations to 300 North Main Street. We will be out in the community where we would like to share information with you about what we have learned. 

We will be accepting donations from May 5th through May 15th. 

Please contact our leader, Tracy Cotterman at 419.348.9235 with any questions.

Election Results for School Tax Renewal

NB Local Schools Renewal of 1% Income Tax……

According to the Wood County Board  of Elections , here are the results from today.

North Baltimore Local Schools – Renewal Income Tax 1%, current expenses
Total
Number of Precincts3
Precincts Reporting3100.0%
Vote For1
Total Votes357

FOR THE INCOME TAX22964.15%
AGAINST INCOME TAX12835.85%f

NB Village Council Meets Tonight – May 5 – Agenda

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING MAY 05, 2015 7:30 PM AGENDA

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING MAY 05, 2015 7:30 PM AGENDA

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Minutes

IV. Public Participation

V. Letters and Communications

VI. Administrative Reports

Finance Officer:

EMS Chief

Fire Chief:

Police Chief:

Village Administrator:

Clerk:

Appointed Legal Counsel:

Mayor:

VII. Standing Committees

Economic and Community Development (Mr. Aaron Patterson)

Public Safety (Ms Goldner)

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

See Ordinance 2015-19

Public Works (Mr. Art Patterson)

Recommendation: Authorize the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Summer 2015 paving project

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

Recommendations: 1) Accept the Qualifications of Jones & Henry Engineers and proceed with the final design, bid and construction process with Jones & Henry Engineers.

2) Approve the scope of services from Jones & Henry dated 4-29-15 to provide the following services for the Wastewater Treatment Headwork’s Improvements; Design and Bidding Phase, Construction Phase, Post Construction Phase and Project Representative Services. The proposed engineering cost is $240,421.00. Staff is recommending that Council make the approval of the proposal for Engineering Services contingent upon review and approval by USDA.
Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

ORDINANCE 2015-15 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE VILLAGE
OF NORTH BALTIMORE CODIFIED INCOME TAX ORDINANCE TO
ELIMINATE THE TAX CREDIT FOR TAXES PAID TO OTHER
MUNICIPALITIES AND TO DESIGNATE THE FUNDS GENERATED BY
SAID ELIMINATION FOR USE BY THE VILLAGE EMS.

ORDINANCE 2015-16 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER (EMS) AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2015-17 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND GRANT PROCEEDS. (Fire Dept.)

ORDINANCE 2015-18 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM PARKS AND RECREATION GRANT PROCEEDS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

ORDINANCE 2015-19 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 913.03(m) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE TO AUTHORIZE SEWER CHARGE ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE FILING OF SWIMMING POOLS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

ORDINANCE 2015-13 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER (EMS)

ORDINANCE 2015-14 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2015, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM GENERAL FUND FIRE REIMBURSEMENTS FOR SERVICE

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

XI. Other New Business

Items Relating to the USDA Grant Program:

1) Authorize the mayor to execute the Community Facilities Grant Agreement

2) RESOLUTION 03-2015 A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE COUNCIL OF THE NORTH BALTIMORE VILLAGE OF AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE INCURRENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING S PORTION OF THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTION, ENLARGING, IMPROVING AND/OR EXPENDING ITS FACILITY TO SERVE AN AREA LAWFULLY WITHIN ITS JURISDICTION TO SERVE FOR A POLICE CAR AND EMS RESPONSE VEHICLE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

3) Authorize the Village Administrator to sign the Engagement Letter and the Finance Officer to sign the certificate of funding to meet the obligation.
4) ORDINANCE 2015-20 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $44,200 OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING A POLICE CAR AND AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLE, EACH WITH RELATED EQUIPMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
XII. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of the Bills

XIV. Adjournment

Family Fundamentals: Investigate options to repay student loans

Only 37 percent of student loan borrowers are current on their loans and actively paying them down.

I am about to graduate from college and, so far, I don’t have a job. I’m worried about paying back my student loans when the time comes. What happens if I can’t afford the payment?

With any type of debt, it’s important to understand the terms of payment and what to do as soon as you fear you can’t keep up.

It’s a good sign that you’re thinking of this now. Too many people avoid the issue. If they don’t have the money, they just miss payments and become delinquent, costing them not only financially in late fees, additional interest and penalties, but in increased stress and anxiety.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently issued “Student Loan Borrowing and Repayment Trends, 2015,” which reported that only 37 percent of student loan borrowers are current on their loans and actively paying them down. Another 46 percent are officially current on their loans, but aren’t making any payments because they’re still in school or they’ve gotten some type of deferment. But 17 percent are in default or delinquency. Of all borrowers, about half owe more than $15,000. About 4 percent owe more than $100,000.

Getting a handle on your student loan debt might take all the muster you developed during your college years. Depending on how many loans you have and what type they are, sorting out the details can get complicated very quickly.

Fortunately, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a website to help walk you through the issues. Go to www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/ and scroll down to “Repay Student Debt.” The guide suggests you first list of all of your student loans, but if you aren’t sure you have a handle on that, it helps you figure out how to find that information.

From there, the website helps walk you through the basics, whether you have federal loans such as Stafford, Grad PLUS, Direct or Perkins, or if you have private loans from a bank, credit union, your school or other entity, or even if you have both types of loans. It’s important to know which types of loans you have, because the repayment options could be different.

For example, federal loans offer an income-based repayment schedule, and the bureau’s website provides a chart estimating what your monthly payment might be given your income and the size of your household. You may be able to negotiate lower payments with private loans, as well, and the website offers a sample letter for you to use when you contact the loan servicer. You also may be eligible for deferment or forbearance, which would allow you to delay or reduce your payment amount to help you avoid going into default. But there are pros and cons to all of these choices, again depending on the type of loan.

Do whatever you can to avoid going into default, which can damage your credit rating and prevent you from getting a home or car loan or even a credit card. In addition, debt collectors may start contacting you.

You have options. Be proactive and manage your debt using all the tools available to you.
Family Fundamentals is a monthly column on family issues. It is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Family Fundamentals, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1044,
or filipic.3@osu.edu.

PLEASE Support Our Schools

REMEMBER TO VOTE
TUESDAY, MAY 5TH
Renewal Levy
North Baltimore local Schools
1% Earned Income Tax Renewal

REMEMBER TO VOTE
– YES –
TUESDAY, MAY 5TH
Renewal Levy
North Baltimore local Schools
1% Earned Income Tax Renewal
  • No new taxes
  • No additional out of pocket expenses
  • Passing this Renewal Levy will allow us to continue/maintain all of the programs we currently have in place for the students of North Baltimore
  • This Renewal Levy will be on the May 5th 2015 ballot

Grand Re-Opening of the Virginia Theater

In gratitude for the extraordinary financial support to convert the Theater from film to digital projection, the Committee members of the “Campaign to Keep the Virginia Theater Open” are sponsoring a weekend of free showings of AVENGERS 2.

The Grand Re-Opening of the Virginia Theater in North Baltimore will take place during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8, 9, and 10, 2015.

In gratitude for the extraordinary financial support to convert the Theater from film to digital projection, the Committee members of the “Campaign to Keep the Virginia Theater Open” are sponsoring a weekend of free showings of  AVENGERS 2.

The times for the showings are: Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7: pm; Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 1:00 pm; 4:00 pm; and 7:00 pm; and Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 1:00 pm; 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm.

The best popcorn in town, drinks and other items will be available for purchase at the Concession Stand in the Theater.

Signed:  The “Committee to Keep the Virginia Theater Open” Ralph Wolfe, Chairman;  Janis Dukes, Kathy Healy, Bonnie Knaggs, Paula Miklovic, Pam Seiler, and Theater Manager Doug Wickard.

NB Middle School Students of Month – 2nd Semester

North Baltimore Middle School is proud to announce the winners of our Students of the Month for second semester. There were selected by middle school teachers based on grades, attitude, work ethic and positive interactions with others.

North Baltimore Middle School is proud to announce the winners of our Students of the Month for second semester.  There were selected by middle school teachers based on grades, attitude, work ethic and positive interactions with others.

They are: Abby Empcke, Sierrah Johnson, Levi Trout, Saijai Ornpaeng, Cody Fisher, Brennin Gray-Duvall, Allison Kepling, Gabe Greco, Brayden Holloway, Zoey Beaupry, Meg Empcke, Hailey Watson, Brandon Biller, Bryant Matthes and Rachel Crouse.

In addition to school-wide recognition, these students will enjoy a pizza party with Mr. Delaney and Dr. Falkenstein on May 12.

School Finances Receive Auditor of State Award

A recent financial audit of North Baltimore Schools by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. North Baltimore’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.

North Baltimore Local Schools Receives Auditor of State Award

North Baltimore – A recent financial audit of North Baltimore Schools by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report.  North Baltimore’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award.

North Baltimore has a wonderful staff. This accomplishment would not be possible without all of them, and all of us doing our jobs” said Eve Baldwin, NB Treasurer.

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.  Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report.

  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The auditor report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
  • Ethics referrals
  • Questioned costs less than $10,000
  • Lack of timely report submission
  • Reconciliation
  • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
  • Findings for recovery less than $100
  • Public meetings or public records

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at the Eagles

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA at the North Baltimore Eagles
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Dinner served from 4:00 ‘til Gone

MENU

3 tacos, beans and rice 8.00
3 tostadas, beans and rice 8.00
2 beef burritos, beans and rice 8.00

Munchies

Nacho Chips and Cheese 1.50
Nacho Chips and Cheese with Guacamole 2.50
Nacho Chips and salsa 1.50

Extras

Salsa .50
Guacamole .75
Sour Cream .25
Peco de gallo .75

* all dinners will be served with salsa and sour cream*

Free delivery to local factories

Call in your order @ 419-257-9004

Eagles Cinco De Mayo Fiesta flyer

A spoonful of nutrition education: the benefits of cooking with your child

We have fallen into this trap of consuming highly processed, pre-packaged foods that we can’t be so sure that kids know where different foods come from…

by Courtney Klebe, Bowling Green State University Dietetic Intern Food and Nutrition Graduate Student

My name is Courtney Klebe and I am from South Lyon, MI. I am a Bowling Green State University (BGSU) graduate student studying nutrition in hopes to becoming a registered dietitian! I am currently a BGSU dietetic intern as well. I inspire to work in a hospital as a pediatric dietitian once I complete my Master’s degree in May of 2016. Other than talking about nutrition, I enjoy running, snowboarding, cooking, exploring new recipes on Pinterest and spending time with my family!

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in teens in the past 30 years (1). Social media has done a great job on increasing physical activity and proper nutrition with children by providing more and more programs related to health, nutrition and exercise being implemented in schools across the nation to promote healthier lifestyles in children. But what else could be done to decrease this epidemic? Why don’t we trace it back to the beginning: let’s try cooking from scratch!

Cooking 101:

Cooking is a practical way to teach kids basic skills around the kitchen and can also be used as an academic learning tool for your child. Measuring ingredients, reading recipes and learning about what is in a recipe gives children a chance to enhance their math, reading and nutrition knowledge and skill! Actual cooking experiences and eating food with peers, accompanied by cognitive learning, may provide a promising approach to nutrition education, especially for younger children (2). Home cooking skills may be important because they enable an understanding of what a healthy diet is and it empowers individuals to exercise control over their diet (2). We have fallen into this trap of consuming highly processed, pre-packaged foods that we can’t be so sure that kids know where different foods come from. It is important to include kids in the cooking process to educate them about the foods they eat, their health benefits and where their food comes from. It is true that cooking with kids is very time consuming and can be stressful, but the short and long term benefits are worth it!

How to start cooking with your kids:

The best meal time to start cooking with your kids is dinner. This is the time when families are usually all together at home and preparing a meal with everyone is easiest. There are plenty of ways in which you can get your child more involved in the cooking process(3). Some ways include:

  1. Preparing ingredients: Kids can learn how to handle multi-tasking by gathering a variety of ingredients around the kitchen to prepare for cooking. While gathering different ingredients you can educate your kids on the importance of each ingredient and how it can help them grow! For example, if an ingredient calls for milk, educate them on the importance of drinking milk to help them build strong bones. This is also the time to emphasize safety in the kitchen as kids will see you chopping and slicing different foods.
  2. Measure and pour: Kids can watch you measure and mix ingredients, while you can educate them on what different portion sizes look like. For example, explaining the terms “cup, teaspoon, tablespoon” etc. As they get older, let them measure and pour ingredients and count on their own!
  3. The cooking process: Teaching kids the importance of stirring ingredients can be a great education session in science. Kids can learn how to incorporate air into some ingredients and learn what happens when you mix different items together.
  4. Cleaning up: Teaching kids basic cleaning skills is a great way to get them prepared for when they leave the nest! This is a great time to demonstrate proper cleaning and educating the importance of why dishes need to be washed.
  5. Serving sizes: Kids can learn about proper portions as they build their plate for dinner. Using the MyPlate as a guide is a great way to educate kids on proper portions.

A fun recipe to try with your kids:

Apple Oatmeal Muffins (4,5)

1/2 cup milk, non-fat

1/3 cup applesauce

1/2 cup flour, all-purpose

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (uncooked)

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 apple (tart, cored & chopped)

Apple Oatmeal Muffin

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Place 6 cupcake holders in baking tin.
    3. In a mixing bowl, add milk and applesauce. Stir until blended.
    4. Stir in flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until moistened (do not over mix).
    5. Gently stir in the chopped apples.
    6. Spoon into cupcake holders.
    7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    8. Cool in pan 5 minutes before serving.

References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 Dec. 2014. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/obesity/facts.htm>.
  2. Lukas, Catherine V., and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo. “Qualitative Investigation of the Cooking with Kids Program: Focus Group Interviews with Fourth-Grade Students, Teachers, and Food Educators.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior: 517-24. Print.
  3. “Cooking with Kids.” org. Nemours. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/healthy_eating/kids_cook.html>.
  4. “Apple Oatmeal Muffins.” United States Department of Agriculture. What’s Cooking? Mixing Bowl. ONIE Project – Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/apple-oatmeal-muffins>.
  5. Pixabay. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://pixabay.com/>.