Council Minutes are posted following APPROVAL of the Minutes by Council, which generally happens at the next Regular Council Meeting.
VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE – COUNCIL MEETING – March 21, 2017 – MINUTES
I. Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Goldner called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
II. Roll Call:
Mayor Janet Goldner-Here, Ty Carles-Here, Ms. Emahiser- Here Art Patterson -Here, Rich Rose-Here, Leslee Thompson- Here, Richard Van Mooy-Here, Student Representative Noah Pelton- Here, Clerk- Kathi Bucher- Present
III. Approval of the Minutes:
Motion by Mr. Van Mooy to approve the minutes of the March 7, 2017 meeting. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.
IV. Public Participation:
Holly Luring arrived to express concerns from the dental office about the street improvements and that she wasn’t working the other day when the some lady (VA) visited. Ms. Luring was told that person was disrespectful and unprofessional. She went on to say this is a small community and we should be working together. Parking was another issue she brought up- and the lot across the street from the office. (piles of stone, the large trucks, etc.) They have a lot of elderly patients and they can’t park on Main Street nor in the lot across the street due to the construction /vehicles. Is was the understanding that half of the lot would be kept open for parking. The VA told her it was a shock to them when they saw they had taken over the whole lot. But due to safety issues she would not encourage people to park there. Ms. Luring asked about the old Food Center parking lot, they have 7 employees who park behind the office, so the patients can’t use that. Ms. Murray had made suggestions and had a map showing vacant parking areas. This construction has to be done, it has been in the works for years. The pipes are so old, they are about to break. This project is being paid with grant money and has to be done in a certain amount of time. Ms. Thompson also stated that it has been in the works for about 12 years. Ms. Luring then proceeded to say she was not here to dispute that, but what could have been done? She went back to the person who came in that was not respectful and threw the papers on the counter. Ms. Murray told her she didn’t believe she was disrespectful. Ms. Luring also has a concern also about the water being shut off, they are a business. Our VA said there will be a 24 hour notice given to businesses when the time is near. Right now, they will lay the pipe down next to the current line then when it is time, they will tie into it. The water should only be off for about 1 hour if no problems occur.
V. Letters and Communications:
VI. Administrative Reports:
Finance Officer: audit to start Monday
Police Chief: no reports were due
#3 Handed out a parking sheet for community parking during construction. They have taken over the whole lot. Ms. Thompson wondered if the solution could be to use the handicapped spots on the West side of the street? No parking, using that side to allow downtown traffic to still flow. This is a 4-6 week project.
#4 CSP has submitted an application. New jobs- 206. This is Ordinance 2017-07.
#5 2 new mowers last year, one this year. We are now on the rotation agreement with Casey’s. Best to stagger mowers than all at once.
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion that the VA enter into an agreement regarding the mower at a cost of $2,500 with Casey’s. Second by Ms. Emahier. All approved.
#6 Hand out of area.The Sesok’s put a shed on their property. Which is against zoing. Need to have council approve the building.
Proposed motion: To all Mr. Mike Sesok to build a shed on his property at 315 Rudolph Road to support the approval he received from the Developer and the Village Planning Commission.
Ms. Thompson made a motion to allow Mr. Sesok to have the shed on his property. Mr. Carles second. All agreed.
#7 13 trees are on the list to come down
#8 New Employee for Water/Sewer- Zach Simon was interviewed and picked out of three candidates.
Proposed motion: To hire Zack Simon as Water and Sewer Operator effective April 2, 2017 in salary range 5 at $14.19 per hour.
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to hire Zach Simon per for F19a at $14.19/hr as Water and Sewer Operator. Second by Mr. Rose. All Approved.
#9 Ordinance 2017-08 needs passed in order for the village to qualify for grants that would be made available to low/moderate income communities. VA will go door to door with Poggemeyer if no response to the mailings being sent out at a cost of $6,900.
#11 EMS chief- this was not ready for time of print. This was added tonight. Wanting to hire a Chief for the EMS that would work as one of the daily EMS staff at 40 hrs per week…see sheet. 7a-7p…7p-7a shifts. Mr. Carles wanted to know the pay range. Mr. Kirk -level 15 $48,087.78-62,510.21. Right now it is budgeted at $50,000. 5 days. Mr. Van Mooy asked about additional staff and mentioned the Chief would take care of adm. Staff…work. Need information at April 2 meeting…salary range- staff with part-time status, etc.
#10 NBACC dinner. April 19 5:30-7:30… it is a display year; it will be held at the Legion.
Clerk: at the readings, it was omitted from the agenda because it was thought to have been passed as an emergency. There will be a second reading on the Bike Route Resolution tonight as it was not passed as an emergency last meeting as thought.
Appointed Legal counsel: Went over some do’s and don’ts of public meetings.
NAMI dinner on April 17, 2017 at Stoneridge Golf Course in BG.
At the boy’s basketball awards there will be a Proclamation from the Mayor read to the team by Chief Francisco.
Ms. Thompson wanted to confirm if Air Products was in our village limits. (no) But they are using our water. The pipeline guys are pulling in campers and living out there.
VII. Standing Committees:
Economic and Community Development (Ms. Thompson)
The job creation grant and the low/moderate income survey. There is a dinner tomorrow at Levi’s Commons.
Public Safety (Mr. Patterson)
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)
Golf cart ordinance needs to be established
Public Works (Mr. Carles)
Just the mowers
Public Utilities (Mr. Van Mooy)
Finance and Technology (Ms. Emahiser)
VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-06 be read by number and title only for the first reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.
ORDINANCE 2017-06 read by number and title only by the mayor.
ORDINANCE 2017-06 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM FIRE DEPT HAZMAT FEES
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-07 be read by number and title only for the first reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.
ORDINANCE 2017-07 read by number and title only by the mayor.
ORDINANCE 2017-07 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO AND CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS REGARDING THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE’S JOB CREATION GRANT PROGRAM
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-08 be read by number and title only for its first reading, suspend the rules, dispense with the second and third reading and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.
ORDINANCE 2017-08 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP TO COMPLETE A LOW/MODERATE INCOME SURVEY FOR THE VILLAGE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to adopt ORDINANCE 2017-08 (as amended). Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.
IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Ms. Thompson mad a motion that RESOLUTION 04-2017 be read by number and title only for its second reading, suspend the rules, dispense with the third reading and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Van Mooy. All approved.
RESOLUTION 04-2017 read by number and title only by the mayor.
RESOLUTION 04-2017 U.S. NUMBERED BICYCLE ROUTE IN NORTHWEST OHIO /NORTH BALTIMORE HEREBY EXPRESSES ITS APPROVAL AND SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATE AND US BICYCYLE ROUTES
Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 04-2017. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.
X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Mr. Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-01 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Carles.
ORDINANCE 2017-01 read by number and title by the mayor.
ORDINANCE 2017-01 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM POLICE DONATION PROCEEDS
Mr. Patterson made a motion to adopt. Second by Ms. Thompson. All approved.
Mr. Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-02 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Rose.
ORDINANCE 2017-02 read by number and title by the mayor
ORDINANCE 2017-02 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL GRANT PROCEEDS
Mr. Patterson made a motion to adopt ORDINANCE 2017-02. Second by Ms. Thompson. All approved.
Mr. Patterson made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-03 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Rose.
ORDINANCE 2017-03 read by number and title only by the mayor.
ORDINANCE 2017-03 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUUPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE FROM 101 GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER
Mr. Patterson made a motion to adopt. Second by Ms. Thompson. All approved.
XI. Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
XIII. Payment of the Bills
Ms. Thompson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ $126,762.60 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.
Ms. Thompson made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 126,762.60. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.
Ms. Mayor asked for a motion to adjourn at 8:06 PM. Motion first and second by all the paper shuffling council members ready to leave. All approved