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.
OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BOARD /Public Discussion- Members of the public are invited to provide input to the Board on the issue of reemploying Ryan Delaney, Superintendent, during his service retirement. (Details in story)….
During Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting the Public will have the OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BOARD (Details below)
Here is Page 1 of the Agenda:
NORTH BALTIMORE LOCAL SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION NORTH BALTIMORE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
2012 Tiger Dr. June 22, 2021 6:00 PM
This meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting.
-Call to Order -Pledge of Allegiance -Roll Call
-Make adjustments and corrections to the agenda as needed.
-Approve the May 25, 2021 regular meeting minutes
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
News Media ( The Courier , The Sentinel, TheNBXpress )
–OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BOARDA pamphlet is provided at the board meeting for members of the community toreview the proper procedure to address both agenda and non-agenda items. Please review this pamphlet before making any statements to the Board.After being recognized by the President, please provide your name and address to the Treasurer. Please limit your comments to three minutes.
Members of the public are invited to provide input to the Board on the issue of reemploying Ryan Delaney, Superintendent, during his service retirement. Speakers are limited to five (5) minutes each, and all public comment will be closed after thirty (30) minutes. A sign-up sheet will be used, if necessary, to determine the order in which persons will address the Board.
In consideration of Social Distancing and Public Gathering Directives issued by Governor DeWine and the Department of Public Health Director, this meeting is available by conference call to the public for remote listening (please mute phones).
To listen remotely: call 1-844-621-3956
When prompted for meeting “number”, enter 146 242 9227
When prompted for meeting “password”, enter13579
VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
VILLAGE FIRE TRAINING ROOM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Pledge of Allegiance
Motion to excuse __________________ made by
_____________, Second by __________.
III. Approval of the Minutes
Letters and Communication
– Request by NB Chamber of Commerce for street closures specific to the upcoming “Good Ole Summertime” event
Finance Officer: report submitted
EMS Chief: report submitted
Fire Chief: report submitted
Police Chief: report submitted
Utility Director: report submitted
DPW Superintendent: report submitted
Village Administrator: report submitted
Clerk: First Readings: Resolution 11 – 2021
Resolution 12 – 2021
Resolution 13 – 2021
Resolution 14 – 2021
Resolution 15 – 2021
Ordinance 2021 – 14
Ordinance 2021 – 15
Ordinance 2021 – 16
Ordinance 2021 – 17
Second Readings: Ordinance 2021 – 13
Resolution 10 – 2021
Third Readings: Resolution 08 – 2021
Resolution 09 – 2021
Resolution 02 – 2021 “Tabled’
Appointed Legal Counsel:
Economic and Community Development
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review
Legal Agreement with Isaac Wiles (Isaac Wiles is revising the Agreement per discussion of Council. Revised document will be available at Council meeting)
Finance and Technology
VII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
VIII. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions