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NB Village Council Minutes – Dec. 16, 2014

These are the official Minutes for the VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE COUNCIL MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2014

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I.      Pledge of Allegiance

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

II.    Roll Call:

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

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

Aaron Patterson made a motion to excuse Ms Goldner.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

III.           Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 12-02-14 meeting.  Second by Art Patterson.  All  approved.

IV.            Public Participation:

Mayor Julien invited Fire Chief Francisco to introduce the six proposed members of the department.  Following the introductions, Mr. Cameron made a motion to appoint Tyler Trumbull, Zach Stewart, Matt Archer, Shawn Smith, Michael Smith and Drew Rister to the fire department effective immediately.  Second by Aaron Patterson. All approved.  Chief Francisco reported that the addition of these six applicants brings the department up to its authorized strength of 32.

  1. Letters and Communications:

 Mr. Rose reported that he had received several thanks for the installation of the snow fence along SR 18 near the roundabout.

Mr. Julien reported that on the long range TMACOG plan, finding a solution to blocked crossings in the village ranked 75 on the current list.

 Administrative Reports:

 Finance Officer: Present.  Report Submitted.

Officer Kirk addressed Ordinance 14-48 and Resolution 09-14.

Officer Kirk also reported that he is getting the bugs worked out of the positive pay system.  Some initial errors resulted in some of our checks being refused by the bank but that seems to be straightened out.

Village Administrator: Present.  Report Submitted.

Ms Dettling highlighted a couple items from her written report including a possible stake holder’s transportation meeting in early 2015, the capital purchases plan and closing the office for the holidays.  Aaron Patterson asked if the flexibility to close the office in our policies.  He was told that the policies address only the number of days to be closed.  Aaron Patterson made a motion to change the employee policy book to allow for flexibility in determining the days that the office will be closed due to holidays.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Aaron Patterson made a motion to hire Erica Thomas as a PT Finance Clerk I at a rate of $11.68 per hour for a maximum of 25 hours per week effective 12-22-14.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Based on Ms Dettling’s recommendation, Ms Thompson made a motion to authorize the clerk and the village administrator to enter into a consultant agreement with Clemans Nelson and Associates, Inc., CAN on an as needed basis.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson asked for an update on the Cintas contract.  Ms Dettling said that she had reviewed the letter that Mr. Marcin composed cancelling our agreement with Cintas.  After going over it with Officer Kirk it will be sent to Cintas.

Clerk: Present.

Clerk Van Mooy discussed agenda changes including a replacement Ordinance 14-48 and the need to add Ordinance 14-52 to the agenda.

Appointed Legal Counsel: Present.

Mr. Marcin explained that new Ordinance 14-48 makes Resolution 08-14 unnecessary.

He suggested that after we give Ordinance 14-52 a first reading that it be sent to CSX for their comments.

Mr. Cameron distributed information the proposed Ohio Income Tax restructuring.

Mayor: Present.

Mr. Julien sought input from members on the background color for the Lars Larsen plaque.  Maroon is in the lead.  The estimated cost of the plaque is $1099 and it will be dedicated in March or April.

Ms Goldner arrived at 8:05 PM.

Ms Thompson asked Mr. Julien to send all attachments as PDF since she cannot open his win mail.

Based in Chief Matthes’ recommendation Mr. Julien asked for a motion to

employ all current paid EMS staff from 01-01-15 through

06-30-15 as follows: Troy Bateson Lead Medic $14.50, Mike Diebert Lead Medic $14.50, Carol Bateson EMT-B $10.50,                                              Cory Bateson EMT-B $10.50, Justin Bage EMT-P $13.50,                              Drew Croy EMT-P $13.50, Stephen Hoover EMT-P $13.50,                                             Amy Workley EMT-P $13.50, Jen Von Stein EMT-P $13.50                                              and Brandon Chapman EMT-P $13.50.  Motion by Mr. Cameron.  Second by Aaron Patterson.  All approved.

Mr. Julien recommended that the Village Clerk have the responsibility of coordinating the assignment of house numbers with the Post Office.  Motion for same by Ms Thompson.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Standing Committees:

 Economic and Community Development  (Aaron Patterson)

No report.

Public Safety  (Ms Goldner)

Ms Goldner asked for a motion to waive the EMS charge of $537.00 to Trenton Strickland, Cygnet, OH, as he was assisting the Village of North Baltimore with the 07-18-14 fire on W. Broadway St. Motion for same by Mr. Cameron.  Second by Ms Thompson.  All approved.

Ms Goldner said an executive session would be needed.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

No report.

Public Works  (Art Patterson)

No report.

Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)

Mr. Cameron said that the next committee meeting is 12-17-14 with Jones and Henry regarding the head works project.

Finance and Technology  (Ms Thompson)

No Report.

New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

Aaron Patterson made a motion to add Ordinance 14-52 to the agenda.  Second by Mr. Rose.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to remove Ordinance 14-48 from the table as amended.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 14-48 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 14-48  read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Thompson made a motion to adopt Ordinance14-48 .  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

ORDINANCE 14-48   AN ORDINANCE SETTING RATES FOR RECOUPING EXPENSES INCURRED WHEN VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS  EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL RESPOND TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE, CONTRACTING TOWNSHIPS AND CONTRACTING ENTITIES AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

 Aaron Patterson made a motion to remove Resolution 08-14 from the table.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Aaron Patterson Mr. made a motion that Resolution 08-14 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.

Resolution 08-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Resolution 08-14.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All voted no.

RESOLUTION NO. 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 AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-49 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 Thompson.  All approved.

Ordinance 14-49  read by number and title by the mayor.

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 14-49.  Second by Ms Thompson .  All approved.

ORDINANCE 14-49 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Resolution 09-14  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 Thompson.  All approved.

Resolution 09-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Ms Thompson made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-14.  Second by  Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

RESOLUTION 09-14  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THAT FUNDS IN THE EMS EQUIPMENT FUND, ORIGINALLY TEMPORARILY TRANSFERRED FROM        THE GENERAL FUND, BE PERMANENTLY TRANSFERRED AND TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Resolution10-14 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.

Resolution 10-14 read by number and title by the mayor.

Mr. Cameron made a motion to adopt Resolution 10-14.  Second by Aaron Patterson.  All voted no.

RESOLUTION 10-14  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 AN EMERGENCY

Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 10-52  be read by number and title only for the first reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron

Ordinance  10-52 read by number and title by the mayor.

ORDINANCE 14-52  AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING   THE     CLOSING OF MORE THAN TWO RAILROAD CROSSINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND REQUIRING ADVANCED NOTICE BEFORE RAILROAD CROSSINGS ARE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS OR UPGRADING; ADOPTED AS NEW SECTION 553.06 OF THE VILLAGE CODIFIED ORDINANCES

IX.             Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

None

 Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

 Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-44 be read by number and title only for the third reading.  Second by Mr. Cameron.

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

Aaron Patterson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 14-44.  Second by  Ms Goldner.  All approved.

 ORDINANCE   NO. 14-44 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE – 2014

 Other New Business

 None

       XII.    Other Old Business

 

                  None

 

  • Payment of the Bills

 

Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 166,798.04 on the Claims Ordinance.  Second by Ms Goldner.  All approved.

Before the motion to pay was made Ms Dettling made mention of the new format that allows the bills to be presented in alphabetical order.  Members expressed satisfaction with that but several objected to the lack of detail that was provided in the old format.  Aaron Patterson said that without detail he expected to ask many questions and that could slow the meeting down.  Ms Dettling said that this format is a work in progress and she will continue to experiment with the format to provide the most information on the bills.

Mr. Cameron asked for a detail on the expenses incurred by the Dodge police cars.  Mr. Julien said that all village’s vehicles are being so tracked.  He also said that it seemed unlikely that we would purchase another Dodge for quite some time.

Mr. Cameron questioned the purchase of two police cameras and the delay between the invoice date and the pay date.  Referred to Mr. Kirk.

Mr. made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 166,798.04.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved.

XIV.       Executive Session

Aaron Patterson made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:33 PM for  121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved

 Return to Regular Session

 Mr. Rose made a motion to return to regular session at 8:43 PM.  Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.

Ms Goldner made a motion to dismiss CJ Cotterman from the EMS and Fire Department effective 12-17-14 as recommended by the EMS Chief, the Fire Chief  and the mayor.  Second by Mr. Cameron.  All approved

 Adjournment

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

Art Patterson.  All approved.

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  1. So I guess on could conclude what folks have spoke of here would come down to management of the plows and how the plowing is done. I guess that would fall into the hands of who is in charge of the plows. Hmmmmm.

  2. Moving down here from Pellston, Michigan where annual snow fall averages 92 inches and 96 days a year. I can’t believe how this little village cannot take care of the snow on its streets. My crew and I started plowing at 2 inches of snow with 2 backhoes and 2 pickup trucks with plows and continued until the snow ended and all cleared. This could be from 2 inches to 2 foot of snow. Our village which was smaller than North Baltimore never plow the snow to the center of the any or the streets let alone Main Street. Also they never waited until the snow stopped to begin clearing the roads. They also applied sand and salt mix to the streets while plowing them not just never apply any to the streets. I see here the practice is let the snow get packed down on the streets until it becomes slippery and hazardous. Then let the people coming home from working 2nd shift and the ones going to work on 3rd shift fend for themselves. I know this because I work 3rd shift so I see it all the time
    What a shame!

    A perturbed North Baltimore Resident

  3. The comment about the Dodge units……call around to local P.D.’s and ask how the GM and Fords hold up, far worse than the Chargers the departments have gone to. The roads in this town would tear down a Hummer, and the way these cars are driven DO play a BIG role. I don’t understand the reasoning these cars are driven at extreme speeds for something going down locally, when was the last emergency the PD dept had required 85mph in town and sudden braking? A Sherman tank would incurre major costs the way these roads are with the way they are driven.

  4. So did the Village sub-out the snow removal? Like Tom mentioned as he saw, as did I and others am sure have seen in the past, Village employees and equipment have removed it in the past. Did Patterson Sanitation do this for free? If so WONDERFUL! And as before why did it take so long for it to get done? Guess who is in charge of that dept. was busy, or did not notice the snow in the middle of the street.

  5. I agree with JJ that we need to clean up our town and keep it nice. The frayed,battered,faded decorations left up since football season look horrible.They are longer overdue to be removed than the Christmas lights. Some have fallen down and become litter. The village should not be responsible for cleaning these up. Whoever put them up should remove them.It would be a terrible thing if the village decided to ban the placing of orange and black ribbons and decorations( which help build school spirit and community pride) around town because we don’t clean up after ourselves. Let’s NOT let that happen.

  6. it does make it hard to get down the middle of main street. I remember not to long ago the stink was on water street because it was such a danger with all the cars sitting there, what about the danger of all the snow sitting there? Well at least the movie house is open. I am really glad to see the Christmas lights still up, I like paying the electric bill all the way thru the spring. Please clean up our town and keep it nice. it’s the only one we got.

  7. I am still not sure why but as i do everyday i take my old truck through town just to see what is happening or changing. I found it kind of funny that as i drove down main street today i had seen the NB Street Dept out there cleaning up the snow that they piled in the middle of the road. What i found very interesting was that Patterson Sanitation was out there with a roll off dumpster that the village was loading the snow into. What ever happened to dumping the snow into a dump truck, having someone drive away and unloading the dump truck. I would think that the village administration would consider this some type of conflict of interest, being that Patterson Sanitation is owned by the Patterson’s and that a couple of the co-owners are on village council.

  8. Who is the (rude wording removed) in charge of maintaining streets? Snow left in the middle of the road? Bright idea, it will freeze then we have frozen ice, in the middle. I would fire who ever is in charge

  9. Have to agree with Tom in his letter. If who was in charge of the plow drivers thought about it a bit instead of starting to plow maybe an hour before folks start to leave for work in the am. This is not the first time either,r just a little planning and thought. Yes the weather changes we all know this, but staying ahead on the main roads from the start will make the rest easier. But it comes fro planning and who is in charge of this.

  10. Why is it that every year the North Baltimore Street Department plows all of the snow into the middle of the roadway and then leaves it sitting there for over a week? It stopped snowing quite a while ago. They should have the streets cleared by now. Instead if you go down main street you see a long pile of snow dividing both lanes. Now it is warming up and starting to melt making for a nice mess. It is time that the village steps up and makes sure these things get done in a timely manner. If you want to plow it all in the middle just to get the roads clear at first, that is fine. But the village should not let it sit there for a week. Instead get out there and do your jobs!!! If it starts snowing at 12:00am and its not going to stop, i expect the village to have plow truck drivers on the roads within 1-2 hours after the start of a significant snowfall. Instead the village waits until the snow stops or until the street department comes on duty at their regular scheduled time to start plowing snow. It is getting ridiculous that the roads are not cleared up in a timely manner. It sure would be nice if the mayor would read this and respond to it. Instead it will get pushed under the rug just like everything else does in that village.

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