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NB VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES DEC. 2, 2014

Pledge of Allegiance 

Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call:

Mayor Mike Julien-Here, Leslee Thompson-Here, Aaron Patterson-Here,

Janet Goldner-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Rich Rose-Here, Arthur Patterson III— Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Kylie Hiser—Student Representative–Present.

Approval of the Minutes: Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 11-18-14  meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All  approved.

Public Participation:

Malcolm Cameron addressed council on eight issues as follows; 1) Curbs and sidewalks on the south side of Broadway and Tarr are not handicap accessible. 2) There is a need to make the alley next to the Post Office one way.  3) The dam on Rocky Ford should be removed as it causes flooding and has no other purpose.  4) The wood from the walnut trees that were recently cut down should have been sold and the money used toward a street sweeper.  5)  Change the Ohio Revised Code  so that all tax issues must be passed by 51% of all the registered voters.  6)  Annex the southern portion of Henry Township and establish a free trade zone.  7)  The spoils from the recent sewer work were bermed along the quarry and the EPA should investigate the toxicity of the materials.  8)  The surplus concrete catch basins that are in inventory along with the road grader should be sold and the money used toward a street sweeper.

Allan Heintbrink form Choice One Engineering introduced himself and his firm.  The firm is expanding into northwest Ohio and Mr. Hientbrink expressed interest in working with the village.

Letters and Communications: 

Mr. Julien made reference to a think you card from St. James in reference to the SSP.

Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer:  Present.  Report Submitted.

Mr. Kirk  addressed the 2015 budget and explained the change of earmarking $20,000 to the 901 account. Aaron Patterson sought assurances that $10,000 would be appropriated each year toward the purchase of a new fire truck so that the village can reduce the size of the levy needed to finance same.

EMS Chief: Present.  Report Submitted.

Audience member Bonnie Knaggs said that recently she accidentally sent off her alert button and the EMS responded promptly.  She complimented the crew.

Aaron Patterson said that we are blessed with great emergency services chiefs and crews and he thanked them all.

Fire Chief: Present.  Report Submitted.

Chef Francisco announced the Toy for Tots drive on 12-13-14 at the fire hall.

Chef Francisco announced that all safety departments now have a key to the gate that provides emergency access to south bound I-75.

Police Chief: Present.  Report Submitted.

Chief Baer announced that Santa would be arriving at Kelley’s under police escort on 12-03-14.

Aaron Patterson asked how the SRO was working out.  Chief Baer said that while it is difficult to quantify the officer’s actions in a written report,  she has proven to be indispensable.

Mr. Cameron made note of the fact that Fostoria had recently received a grant for their SRO even though such funding has been eliminated.  Chief Baer responded by saying that he and Ms Dettling were seeking additional grant funding for our SRO.

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling reported that visors have been replaced on the Powell School traffic signal.

Ms Dettling said that she will be unable to attend the forfeited land auction.  Ms Thompson said that she would try to make it.

Ms Dettling reported that she and Mr. Marcin are pursuing the cancellation of the Cintas contract.

Ms Dettling said that she has received thirteen applications for the Finance Clerk position.  She is planning on interviewing at least four.

Ms Dettling said that she is working with TMACOG to set an overpass meeting after the first of the year.  She expressed her concern about the actual need for an overpass in the village.

Ms Dettling explained her rationale for proposing raises for Finance Officer Chris Kirk and Finance Clerk II April Dick. Based on her recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to increase the salary of Finance Officer Kirk to $45,000 effective 01-01-15 and increase the salary of Finance Clerk II April Dick to $36,000 effective 01-01-15. Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.  Ms Dettling said that these raises would be reflected in the third reading of the 2015 budget ordinance (14-44) on 12-16-14.

Ms Dettling addressed her draft plan for the establishment of financial goals and long range budget planning for the village.  She stressed the need to carefully manage our cash carry over.  All members agreed with the concept and further agreed to discuss this further at COTW and subsequent meetings. Aaron Patterson repeated his call for 901 funds to be earmarked specifically for a fire truck.  He also stated that he has buy in with Ms Dettling’s proposal.

Clerk: Present

Clerk Van Mooy distributed copies of new Ordinances 14-50 and 14-51, revised Ordinance 14-44 and new Resolution 08-14.  He stated that Resolution 08-14 replaced Ordinance 14-48 and that the ordinance should be removed from the agenda.  Discussion involving Mr. Marcin and others revealed that this was not the case.  Rather, Ordinance 14-48 dovetails with Resolution 08-14.  It was decided to add all to the agenda but table Ordinance 14-48 and Resolution 08-14 for further work until 12-16-14.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

Mr. Marcin referred to his input to the clerk’s report.

Mayor: Present.  No Report.

Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development  (Aaron Patterson)

No Report

Public Safety  (Ms Goldner)

No Report

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No Report

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

No Report

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

No Report

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

No Report

New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Ms Goldner made a motion to add Ordinance 14-50 and 14-51 and Resolution 08-14 to the agenda.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to table Ordinance 14-48.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-48  AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A SCHEDULE OF RATES TO BE CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE WHEN THE VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND/OR EMS SERVICES ARE CALLED TO THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT ON I-75 AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY

Ms Thompson made a motion to table Resolution 08-14.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

RESOLUTION ON. 08-14  A RESOLUTION SETTING RATES FOR RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-50 be read by number and title only for the first reading dispense with the second and third readings, suspend the rules and declare an emergency.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Ordinance  14-50 read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Goldner made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-50.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-50  AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR

ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-51 be read by number and title only for the first reading dispense with the second and third readings, suspend the rules and declare an emergency.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Ordinance 14-51 read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-51.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-51  AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance14-43  be read by number and title only for the second reading dispense with the  third reading, suspend the rules and declare an emergency.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Ordinance  14-43 read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-43.  Second by  Ms Goldner.  All approved except Ms Thompson and Mr. Cameron who voted no.

                   ORDINANCE  NO. 14-43 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE VILLAGE ZONING DISTRICT MAP BY CHANGING THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF INLOTS 125 THROUGH 132 PLUS THE SOUTH PARTS OF INLOTS 124 AND 133 AND ALSO THE SOUTH PART OF A NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY BOUNDED BY SAID INLOTS FROM S-1 SPECIAL DISTRICT TO B-2 GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-44 be read by number and     title only for the second reading.  Second by Ms Thompson

Ordinance 14-44 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE NO. 14-44 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE – 2014

  1. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

                     None

 Other New Business

 None

       XII.    Other Old Business

                   None

 Payment of the Bills

 No bills were presented for payment.

Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:42PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved

 Return to Regular Session

 Mr. Cameron  made a motion to return to regular session at 9:41 PM.  Second by Art Patterson. All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to dismiss Elizabeth Heldberg from the EMS effective 12-02-14 as recommended by the EMS Chief and the mayor.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved except Ms Thompson who voted no.

Before the vote, Aaron Patterson urged the EMS to get their bylaws revised and approved by council as soon as possible.  He urged all departments to make sure that their SOP’S reflect the village’s employee manual.

Before the vote Mr. Rose asked Mr. Marcin if council could dismiss a volunteer employee.  Mr. Marcin said that such an action was within the scope of council and, that while anyone could bring a claim against the village, Ms Heldberg’s position as a volunteer made that a tenuous position to take.

Adjournment

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adjourn at  9:45 PM.  Second by

Art Patterson.  All approved.

 

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