All members present for first meeting in Council chambers since Covid….
by Sue Miklovic, www.theNBXpress.com
The North Baltimore Village Council met last night , June 22,2021. This was the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic they were able to meet in the Village Chambers, due to the mandated social distancing restrictions.
Mayor Goldner, Clerk Bucher, Administrator Brillhart, Council Members Engard, Cook, Julien
All members of Council were present for the short meeting.
The first order of business was to hire a laborer in the Department of Public Works. Gregory Rockhill was hired.
Next the Council approved the updated agreement for legal services with their new legal counsel firm, Isaac Wiles Law Firm.
The Council went into Executive session next, in accordance with ORC 121.22 (G) (1) to consider appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official.
When the meeting reconvened after the executive session, into the Special Meeting session, a motion was made to terminate the employment of Assist Police Chief Scott Herrick effective June 23,2021. The motion was carried.
REMINDER: The next Public Meeting for Discussion of the .5% increase to the Village Income Tax (on the November 2021 Election ballot) is scheduled for JULY 6 at 6:30pm at the North Baltimore Public Library.
VIllage Council hears Eagle Scout Project proposal…..
What I’ve Heard……so far……by Sue Miklovic, www.theNBXpress.com
Tomorrow night (6/22/2021) there is a Special Meeting of the North Baltimore Village Council, to tighten up some unfinished business.
During the Summer months of June, July, and August, the Council has only 2 meetings per month, instead of three, as is normal for the remaining months of the year. There is a lot of activity happening in many areas of Village administration presently, and the special meeting needed to be added in order to conduct official business. There are many rules and regulations that must be followed in every action they take.
Many times, I am the only member of the public that attends the meetings, and I can assure you I don’t catch everything going on and can only share it with you as I have heard it. It gets interpreted as I understand it in my mind, and I admit I sometimes struggle with how to put it into fair and accurate words.
I often see comments on www.theNBXpress.com or social media, from many people who have some great ideas they could be sharing with the Village officials, but I also see some mean spirited, not-so-wise words from people, too. We all have the opportunity to learn how our community is operated and to observe the processes of municipal legislation, and to contribute in a positive way, if we choose to.
Here are a few of the things I’ve heard discussed, requested, debated, suggested, voted on , praised, and agreed to during June 2021:
-June 8th, Committee of the Whole meeting
-A report was given of the new elevated water tank project and waterline improvement project
-It was recommended to reinstate water bill late fees in August. There are currently about 60 delinquent accounts.
-There was discussion on an East Broadway Street grant project, available through TMACOG
-There was discussion of a Bridge Grant Program through ODOT, that work on the East Water Street Bridge would qualify for.
-There was an update on the installation and wiring of the new Village electronic sign (paid for with CARES funds, and which is now working)
June 15th, Regular Council Meeting
-Councilman Tim Engard was absent.
-There was a request from the NB Chamber of Commerce for street closures specific to the “Good Ole Summertime” event
-Administrative reports were submitted, including Fire, EMS, and Police Chiefs (their reports were posted on theNBXpress.com last week)
-Resident Becky Walter expressed her disappointment and concern with AEP wanting to install poles on Gilette, after moving the project from Wabash.
-Boy Scout Jesse Vanlerburg was present to ask Council for approval of his proposed Eagle Scout project. Flags would be purchased by folks who would want to honor a special veteran on a flag that would then be flown in the downtown area. Larry Bateson, Scout advisor and Brian Vanlerberg, Assistant Scoutmaster accompanied Jesse at the meeting. Council approved of the idea. More details will be presented in the near future.
The Council finally came to an agreement on the wording of the Resolution02-2021, which was given it’s third reading. The resolution establishes an agreement between the Village of North Baltimore, and Henry Township Board of Trustees with regard to Emergency Medical Services. If approved by the Township, it would provide approximately $96,000 in 2021 to North Baltimore and be revalued each year, based on used services.18.5% of the population of Henry Township currently resides outside of North Baltimore.
Special meeting scheduled for 5:30pm Tuesday, June 22, 2021. in the Village Council Chambers–not the Fire Station training Room.
Ever wondered what it takes to be a Corrections Officer? Wood County Sheriff’s office is holding an event for anyone interested in a career as a Corrections Deputy on Monday June 28th. Here are the details:
Dedication to excellent food safety standards throughout the year……
The Wood County Health Department annually recognizes licensed kitchens/food service facilities who have been dedicated to excellent standards and knowledge of food safety. Congratulations to the Wood County Jail for meeting the stringent requirements of this honor.
Well Done, Sandy Snow (Center) and Staff of the Wood County Jail !
“Healthcare settings are the exception to the CDC guidelines.”
As COVID-19 guidelines change, Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) will continue to work in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) while providing healthcare services to the community.
“Masks will still be required at all BVHS locations until further notice,” explained Roxanne Williams, MSN, RN, CHC, CPHQ, director of corporate quality, associate and patient safety. “Healthcare settings are the exception to the CDC guidelines. We are still in a pandemic and our ultimate goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible. Therefore, we thank people in advance for their patience and understanding.”
For updated guidelines at BVHS, please visit bvhealthsystem.org.
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District is scheduled to meet Thursday, June 10, at 7:30 a.m., via teleconference call……
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – In response to safety guidance issued by the Ohio Department of Health, The Northwestern Water and Sewer District’s Board of Trustees meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 10, at 7:30 a.m., will take place via teleconference call.
Members of the public can listen in by following these instructions: