To: Mayor Goldner, Council, Clerk and Legal Counsel
From: Allyson Murray, Village Administrator
Date: March 7, 2017
Re: Village Administrator Report
1. Meeting Review
* Feb 20 – President’s Day Village Office CLOSED
* Feb 21 – Baseball/Softball Field Meeting 6:00pm @ Village Hall
* Feb 21 – Village Council at 7:00pm @ Village Hall
* Feb 22 – North Baltimore Are Chamber of Commerce Meeting @ noon HWE
* Feb 24 – Regional Water 208 Planning 10:00am @ Northwestern Water & Sewer
* Feb 27 – Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Meeting @ 7:30am
* Feb 27 – Funding Sources Meeting 10:30am @ Village Hall
* Feb 28 – North Baltimore Planning Commission 5:30pm @ Village Hall
2. Upcoming Meetings:
* Mar 7 – North Baltimore Village Council at 7:00pm @ Village Hall
* Mar 9 – NORED Economic Development Meeting @ 11:30 Perrysburg
* Mar 10 – Wine Tasting Event, 6-10pm @ Roxie’s Depot, 142 N. Main St. NB
* Mar 13 – North Baltimore Tree Commission, 6:00pm @ Village Municipal Building
* Mar 14 – NB Chiefs Meeting, 4:00pm, @ Village Municipal Building
* Mar 14 – Council Committee of the Whole, 5:30pm @ Village Municipal Building
* Mar 16 – Wood County Economic Development Luncheon, noon @ Am. Legion
3. Main Street Corridor –If everything goes as planned, the waterline project should begin the week of March 13. It will begin at the intersection of State and Main Streets. They will bore under the railroad and continue north until they end at the intersection of Main and Broadway Streets. Parking will be limited throughout this block during the project, however all businesses on Main Street will have water service during the project. The only time Main Street businesses should be without water would be for a few hours on the day they tie them into the new water line. They will be installing the new waterline next to the existing waterline and will not shut off the old waterline line until the new waterline is ready to go. As we find out more on each day’s progress we will keep in touch with the Main Street businesses to keep they updated on the project progress.
4. Phase II of Main Street Waterline – I received a call from Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) on Friday, March 3, 2017 and the village has been funded for the next phase of our Main Street Waterline project which will replace the existing waterline on Main St. between Broadway and Walnut Streets. The total estimate for this project is $265, 615 with the village receiving $132,808 in the form of a grant and $132,807 as a low interest loan. This will allow for all under ground work to have been completed and the waterline replaced prior to the downtown revitalization project which will begin 2018.
5. EPA Required Lead & Copper Mapping – The Environmental Protection Agency recently mandated that all communities submit a lead & copper service line map to the EPA by March 9, 2017. The village contracted with Jones & Henry to develop our map for us and it has been submitted to the State of Ohio EPA for their review.
6. Bicycle Route Resolution -. The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) have been working with members of the bicycling community to establish a network of signed routes as part of a state and national system. To date, over 11,000 miles have been designated across 23 states and Ohio is joining this growing trend. An important step in officially designating these routes is a resolution of support from local jurisdictions where the routes are located. The Slippery Elm Bike Trail is located here in North Baltimore and as such we have been requested to pass a resolution affirming our commitment to bicycling. Resolution 04-2017 will be introduced at the meeting.
7. Concession Stand Upgrade – The village applied for and was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to update the Little League Baseball Field Concession Stand and Restroom in order to be ADA compliant. This work will take place this spring. Chris will have an appropriation ordinance for our portion of this project at the council meeting.
8. Basketball/Tennis Court Upgrade – The village applied for and was awarded a NatureWorks Grant which will provide funds to resurface the existing basketball and tennis courts at City Park. This work will take place later this year and I will be updating council on this project at the council meeting. Chris will have an appropriation ordinance for our portion of this project at the council meeting.
9. Hazardous Tree Inventory – Last call for suspected hazardous trees for the year 2017. The Dept. of Public Works will be identifying & listing hazardous trees within the village right of way that need to be cut down. This list will be presented to the Tree Commission on Monday March 13 then bid out in March, the lowest & best bidder will be contracted to do the work this summer. If citizens have concerns about a tree (in the Village Right Of Way) they feel is hazardous, dead or dying please contact the village office. This is for trees located in the Village Right of Way only; trees located on personal property are the responsibility of the owner.
10. Lawn Mowers for Street / Park Dept. – The Public Works Committee worked on obtaining new mowers for the village last year and as part of this agreement we should be getting a new mower this year. More information will be presented at the next COTW meeting.
11. Update Salary Range for Public Utilities Superintendent – Each year village council updates and approves the salary range for all employment categories within the village; this was done for 2017 at the November 1, 2016 council meeting. At the request of the Public Utilities Committee we will be adding Public Utilities Superintendent to pay range 17.
12. Public Utilites Superintendent Salary Range – The Public Utilities Committee met on Tuesday February 28, 2017 to discuss the plan for replacing Andy Patterson when he retires later this month. Brian Roberts, a 12 year employee of the village water and sewer depts. has the required licenses and experience necessary to lead our water and sewer operations following Andy’s retirement. I will be presenting Brian Roberts for council approval as our next Public Utilities Superintendent.
Proposed Motion: To hire Brian Roberts as Public Utilities Superintendent to replace Andy Patterson effective April 1, 2017 in salary range 17.
13. Rotary Wine Tasting Event – NB Rotary Club will hold its annual wine tasting event on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6pm-10pm at The Depot. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from any Rotary Member. There will only be 75 tickets sold so get yours early! Each ticket is good for 5 wine tastings as well as hot and cold appetizers and desserts. This event SOLD OUT last year! The money raised from this exciting fundraiser goes toward scholarships for local students. Last year NB Rotary was able to give out additional scholarships to our high school seniors thanks to the funds raised at this event.