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Council Meeting Minutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES from OCTOBER 20, 2020

 I.             Pledge of Allegiance

 President Julien called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.          Roll Call:

Here                Absent

Mayor Janet Goldner                                      ____                _x___

Bill Cook                                                        _x___              ____

Tim Engard                                                     _x___              ____

Mike Julien                                                     _x___              ____

Aaron Patterson                                              _x___              ____

Mike Soltis                                                      _x___              ____

Leisa Zeigler                                                   _x___              ____

Student Representative                                   ____                ____

 

Clerk- Kathi Bucher                                       _x___              ____

Legal Counsel-Joel Kuhlman                         _x___              ____

 

Motion made by Mr. Patterson to excuse Ms. Goldner. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.

Motion by Mr. Soltis to appoint Mr. Cook as President Pro Tempore. Second by Mr. Engard. All approved.

III.       Approval of the Minutes:

Motion made by Mr. Patterson to approve the minutes from October 6, 2020. Second by Mr. Soltis. All approved.

Motion made by Mr. Patterson to approve the minutes from October 13th’s Special Meeting. Second by Mr. Soltis. All approved.

IV.             Public Participation:

Ruth Babel-Smith addressed council on her run for election as Sheriff.  She is attending area meetings and introducing herself.

 Letters and Communications:

 Shout out! Clerk Bucher wanted to recognize Tom Green as being a good citizen by mowing a yard all summer on Water Street.

 Mr. Soltis–W. Broadway is a muddy mess from construction. Mr. Patterson said it has been taken care of.

 Mr. Soltis and Mr. Patterson asked about garage receptacles for downtown.  We applied for a grant to get new ones. Old ones at least need painted. Poly One donated grey ones.

 Mr. Julien asked about trimming of overgrown shrubs, etc…Doug to look into it.

 Delay executive session.

 Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer:  report at last meeting

 Village Administrator:  200 Block-delayed due to rain- done early November; NRG-Walnut mill and paving work; shelter house 1; Whistle Stop parking lot have begun; UV- notice for bid has been published; Sanitary smoke test- compiling report due first week in November. 

One going discussions with NWWSD- 11 zoning permits given out-7 housing violations

Mr. Patterson wanted to know why the Village’s part of the road on Mitchell is closed? No one can close it but us. All council members agreed to have it reopened tomorrow. VA was never notified of it.

Mr. Julien had concerns about catch basin open pits on his road.

Mr. Soltis made a comment how everyone stepped up to help the family that lost their home.

    EMS Chief:     no questions

           Fire Chief:       no questions

Police Chief: Mr. Cook asked response time to calls: NB 2-3 min. From Sheriff 20min on average. Still wanting that second officer on duty.

Utility Director: no boat yet (building it) system went down but got it right back up-booster pump was last changed in 2012; starting interviews 7 applicants

DPW Superintendent:

Clerk:  nothing

Appointed Legal counsel:  nothing

Mayor:  nothing

 

  • Standing Committees:

Public Utilities (Mr. Patterson)

Executive session

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)

            Reach out to Mr. Dickerson? Coming in November

Finance and Technology (Mr. Engard)         

            Nothing

 Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Julien)          

            Nothing

Public Works (Mr. Cook)

  • Downtown NRG project at Whistle Stop Parking Lot – staff requested revision to eliminate the proposed concrete aprons at alley and instead pave with asphalt (please see the attached map)

Mr. Patterson made a motion to authorize the change in the scope of work that Mr. Wickard recommends. Second by Mr. Soltis. (see paperwork) All approved.

Public Safety (Mr. Soltis)      

Nothing

  • New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Nothing

 

IX.             Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Nothing

 Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Mr. Patterson made the motion to read Ordinance 2020-30 by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Engard.

Ordinance 2020-30 read by number and title only by Mr. Julien

ORDINANCE 2020 – 30    AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SELECTION OF ENGINEERING FIRMS TO PROVIDE GENERAL ENGINEERING PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES SPECIFIC TO WATER AND WASTEWATER UTILITY SYSTEMS FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022

Mr. Patterson made a motion to adopt. Second by Mr. Engard. All approved.

  1. Other New Business

Nothing

 

        XII.    Other Old Business

            Nothing

 Payment of the Bills

None

 

  1.       Request motion to move into executive session – in accordance with

                  ORC 121.22 (G)(8) to consider confidential information related to

                  negotiation with other political subdivisions responding requests for

                  economic development assistance

 

Mr. Patterson made a motion to move into executive session per ORC 121.22 at 7:05 pm.  Second by Mr. Engard. All approved.

 

Return to regular session at 7:52 pm

 Adjournment

 Mr. Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 7:52 pm. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.

             Approved                                                        __________________________

                                                                                     Kathi R. Bucher, Clerk

Joel Kuhlman                                                   __________________________

            Village Solicitor                                               Janet L. Goldner, Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

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