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:
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.
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
Appointed Legal counsel: nothing
- Standing Committees:
Public Utilities (Mr. Patterson)
Economic and Community Development (Ms. Zeigler)
Reach out to Mr. Dickerson? Coming in November
Finance and Technology (Mr. Engard)
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Julien)
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)
- New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
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.
- Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
Payment of the Bills
- 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
Mr. Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 7:52 pm. Second by Ms. Zeigler. All approved.
Kathi R. Bucher, Clerk
Joel Kuhlman __________________________
Village Solicitor Janet L. Goldner, Mayor