By Sue Miklovic
The Village Council began their evening last Tuesday, prior to the start of the meeting, with a Holiday Gathering pizza buffet, as a sendoff for the Council members who will not be returning in 2018.
At the end of the meeting those same members were recognized for their years of service to the village. Leslee Thompson, Richard VanMooy, and Rich Rose were presented with a certificate of appreciation and a key to the village by Mayor Goldner.
Also recognized at the meeting, were Mrs. Sally Powell and Mrs. Mary Brumbaugh, wives of the late Kevin Powell and Nelson Brumbaugh, who were instrumental in helping North Baltimore set up the original volunteer EMS Department, and also served as Chiefs of the department early in its history. Over 150 EMS volunteers have served the community since 1978.
(NOTE: See photos of the above named events in this separate article on theNBXpress by following this link: https://www.thenbxpress.com/photo-gallery-village-council-holds-final-meeting-of-year/ )
Here are some other highlights from last Tuesday’s North Baltimore Village Council meeting:
* Council recommended reconstructing the 100 block of North Main Street during the Downtown Revitalization grant project in 2019. Preliminary cost to reconstruct this block is $354,000.
* Council authorized an ordinance to enter into an agreement with Poggemeyer Design Group, to begin the process to apply for the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant opportunity.
* Council authorized an ordinance stating the village will honor service territory agreements for transmission of electric services within, through, and across the village, provided by Hancock Wood Electric, subject to and in compliance with the Certified Territories for Electric Suppliers Act.
* Recommended the Village Administrator contact an engineer in order to address an issue with the overloaded storm sewer off Maple Street near the Slippery Elm Trail.
*An ordinance revising EMS rates to more accurately reflect the rate structure of surrounding service providers in Northwest Ohio was given its final reading.
* Council approved moving the beginning time of all three regularly scheduled monthly meetings to 5:30 p.m., on a temporary trial basis beginning January 2, 2018.
* Citizens are reminded that the Village is still in need of members for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Please contact Mayor Goldner at the Village Office if you are interested in these opportunities to serve the community.