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Village Administrator Report – Dec. 5

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE Administrator Report – Dec. 5, 2017

Allyson Murray, Village Administrator

amurray@northbaltimore.net
(419)257-2394
www.northbaltimore.org

Mayor Goldner, Council, Clerk and Legal Counsel

Village Administrator Report – Dec. 5,2017

1. Meeting Review

• Nov 15 – North Baltimore Rotary Christmas Light Work Session at 6:00pm at Kelley’s
• Nov 16 – Wood County Economic Development Luncheon @ NB Am. Legion noon
• Nov 16 – Christmas Lights Installation (NB Public Works & Hancock Wood) 12-5pm
• Nov 20 – Employee Appreciation Luncheon at Village Hall at noon
• Nov 21 – OPWC Round 32 Hearing at Perrysburg Municipal Building, 9am-2pm
• Nov 21 – North Baltimore Village Council Meeting at 7:00pm
• Nov 23 – Thanksgiving, Village Office will be closed all day
• Nov 24 – Village Officers Closed all day
• Nov 27 – Wood County EMA Mitigation Plan Public Meeting NB Village Hall @ 7pm
• Nov 29 – Meeting with NECO at 10:00am Village Hall

2. Upcoming Meetings:

• Dec 1 – Tree City USA Applications Due by 5pm
• Dec 5 – Wood County Safety Council Meeting @ 7:30am Wood County Hospital
• Dec 5 – Village Council Meeting @ 7:00pm Village Hall
• Dec 6 – NB Chamber of Commerce Santa Visit @ Bob Kelley Chevy/Buick 6:00pm
• Dec 9 – NB Fire Department Annual Toys for Tots Drive @ Fire Hall 8:00am-Noon
• Dec 12 – EMS Chief Walter & Mayor Goldner speak at NB Rotary Mtg.@ Noon, Iron Skillet
• Dec 12 – NB Safety Forces Chiefs Meeting, Village Hall 4:30pm
• Dec 12 – NB Village Council Committee of the Whole, Village Hall @ 5:30pm
• Dec 19 – NB Village Council Meeting & Holiday Reception at Village Hall 6:00pm
3. Main Street Corridor – Now that we have completed two of the Phases for replacement of downtown waterlines, we will need to determine if we wish to pursue funding for roadway reconstruction from the railroad tracks to Walnut or if we wish to wait until we replace waterlines from Walnut to Quarry and reconstruct the roadway from the tracks to Quarry. Our downtown revitalization project has an estimated completion date of October 2019 and we will need to have funding in place to reconstruct the roadway in the downtown area at that time. More information will be presented on this issue at the January Committee of the Whole Meeting.

4. Drainage Issues at Eagleville Road– The tile and catch basin for the Eagleville Road tile repair have arrived. We will be coordinating with TMJ Excavating (Casey’s) to complete this repair as soon as possible. An informational letter was sent to Henry Township with the hope that they will contribute to the cost of this repair since it should assist with the drainage issues their constituents on Eagleville Road are experiencing. Please if anyone has questions concerning this project please contact the Village Administrator. We still have people calling the contractor to inquire about the status of the project, and that is eating into their time so please if you have questions call 419-257-2394 and talk to Allyson.

5. Park Shelters, Restrooms Closed –The North Baltimore Village Park Shelter houses and restrooms are now closed for the winter. The park itself will remain open for citizens to utilize the swing sets, playsets, tennis and basketball courts but the indoor facilities have been closed and winterized. The shelters and restrooms will reopen in the spring.

6. Opportunity to Lead – New members are needed for the following boards & commissions;

Tree Commission – meets every other month (beginning in January) on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00pm in Village Hall. Responsible for planning the removal of hazard trees from village properties and right of ways as well as developing annual plans to maintain and plant trees within the village.

Planning Commission – Meet monthly usually the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. Planning Commission is charged with developing the land use plan for the village as well enforcing and updating the zoning laws for council approval.

Zoning Board of Appeals – Meets as needed to hear issues from citizens regarding zoning that is desired but not approved or other issues that may not fall into the village approved zoning codes. This board has the voting ability to approve previously denied zoning requests and forward them to village council.

7. Opportunity to Give Back – Wood County Commission on Aging is currently experiencing a great need for volunteers to get the meals to North Baltimore in-town residents who are on our HDM program, and are turning to North Baltimore residents for assistance in doing so.

Currently seeking volunteers for the benefit of our homebound residents in the North Baltimore Community. The WCCOA operates a Home Delivered Meal (HDM) program, Monday through Friday, through the North Baltimore Area Senior Center located at 514 West Water Street.

HDM program runs Monday through Friday. Could you or your company could do one (1) route, one (1) day a week by creating a team of four-to-five (4-5) individuals who could rotate and/or
cover for one another on their lunch hour.

Please contact Jackie Metz at Wood County Commission on Aging at; 419.353.5661, Ext. 1005 – 1.800.367.4935, Ext. 1005 or by email at: jcmetz@wccoa.net .

8. Wood County Recycling Program Changes – Wood County is currently looking to provide permanent satellite locations for recycling that provide 24/7 access. Included in the council packet
is a letter we received from the county explaining this program and a draft policy including a map outlining the locations. The North Baltimore recycling program will continue to operate as a semi-permanent operation open every Saturday year-round.

9. Interviews for Full-Time Police Officer – Interviews were held Wednesday November 29, 2017 for the open full-time police officer position that opened as a result of Officer Mike Meyers resigning to take a job with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. This is NOT a new position, just filling the vacancy created when Officer Meyers left.

Proposed Motion: Recommendation to approve the hiring of Justin Ritter for full time Police Officer. Justin currently works as a part time officer for North Baltimore Police Department.

10. Chamber of Commerce Santa Visit – Santa & Mrs. Claus will be arriving in the village on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 6:00pm at Bob Kelley Chevy/Buick. A fun filled evening is planned to include goodie bags for kids, model train display, bicycle raffle, snacks and horse-drawn carriage rides.

11. Holiday Reception for Council – On Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 6:00pm immediately prior to the regular council meeting the village will be hosting a Holiday Gathering as a sendoff
of our council members who will not be returning in 2018. We are asking current council members, along with our newly elected council representatives to join us for a pizza buffet at Village Hall in order thank them for their service to our community.

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