Village Council Holds Special Meeting

All members present for first meeting in Council chambers since Covid….

by Sue Miklovic,

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.

Council Members Patterson, Soltis, Zeigler

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 News from June 2021 Meetings

VIllage Council hears Eagle Scout Project proposal…..

What I’ve  Heard……so far……by Sue Miklovic,

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 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 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.

Jesse Vanlerberg presented an Eagle Scout Project idea to the Village Council last Tuesday. L to R: Brian Vanlerberg, Jesse Vanlerburg, Larry Bateson

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.




NB Board of Education Meets Tuesday

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:


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       


 News Media ( The Courier , The Sentinel, TheNBXpress )

 –OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BOARD  A pamphlet is provided at the board meeting for members of the community to review 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.

-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.  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. 

-Treasurers  Report

-Administrative Reports

 -Superintendents Recommendations                       

-Other Board business

-Executive Session (if needed)

-Move to Adjourn

Village Council to Hold Special Meeting on Tuesday

Meetings return to Council Chambers…..

Tuesday, June 22,2021 the North Baltimore Village Council will hold  special meeting, beginning at 5:30 pm. 

The meetings are being returned to the Village Council Chambers, since most Covid-19 restrictions have been recinded. You may still connect to the meeting via phone connection.

Here is the main body of the agenda:


Car Wash Saturday

9am-12noon at NBHS. Hosted by NBHS Cheerleaders….

This Saturday, June 19 from  9am-12noon, the NBHS Cheerleaders are having a carwash fundraiser, by free will donation. It will take place at  NBHS.

Donations will go towards their summer cheer camp in July, cheer clinic, and help some with the cost of uniforms.

High School Cheer Advisor is Kristin Hagemyer.

Village Council Meeting Tuesday

Agenda for 6/15/2021 at 5:30pm…..

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”, enter 13579





Tuesday, June 15, 2021

5:30 PM



 Pledge of Allegiance

 Roll Call

Motion to excuse __________________ made by

_____________, Second by __________.

      III.     Approval of the Minutes


  1. Letters and Communication

                 –  Request by NB Chamber of Commerce for street closures specific to the upcoming “Good Ole Summertime” event

  1. Administrative Reports


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:


  1. Standing Committees

         Economic and Community Development

Public Safety

      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)

      Public Works                    

      Public Utilities

      Finance and Technology

VII.   New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

VIII.  Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions 

 Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

X.  Other New Business

XI.     Other Old Business

XII.      Payment of the Bills

 XIII.    Adjournment