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VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
October 3, 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, Holly Emahiser-Ryder- Here, Art Patterson -Here, Rich Rose-Here, Leslee Thompson- Absent, Richard Van Mooy-Here, Student Representative-Dalton Teaford- absent, Clerk Kathi Bucher- Here

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to excuse Ms. Thompson and Mr. Teaford. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

III. Approval of the Minutes:

Motion by Mr. Van Mooy to approve the minutes with corrections of the September 19, 2017 meeting. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

IV. Public Participation:

Lee Holloway an NB resident has an ongoing water problem on Eagleville Road in his field. The water isn’t draining properly down to the Rocky Ford. Mr. Holloway didn’t want to say much until he had done his part in retiling. He has talked with a county engineer. Mr. Rose asked how long this has been. A long time but wanted to make sure my part was done. Ms. Murray has also been in contact with a Ryan from the county and they are working on who owns what in that area so they can get it fixed. If it is owned by the town, they are ready to go. But doesn’t want to spend the money only to find out it wasn’t ours to fix.

Monica Gazarek- Wood County Human Services. She presented to council information on Protective services for children and adults. for a 1.3 mil 10 year levy that will be on the ballot. They are in need of local support. This is NOT a new tax.

Bonnie Knaggs-Historian. Invited council to purchase a brick from the Giving Garden Committee. Not sure if anyone has seen the start of the garden at Powell but thinks a brick should be purchased in the name of North Baltimore. They are $50 and she has written what it should say. The bricks will start around the base of the main tree and grow from there.

V. Letters and Communications:

Mr. Rose brought up the flags on Main Street. He was advised they will be coming down the second week of October.

A resident on Quarry Road came to the village upset about having to pay a fee when he doesn’t get his water, sewer, lights, storm drainage… has natural run off. He wanted a reduction. Mr. Kirk suggested to him he go before council. If you are in the village limits, you pay $3/month. If you want water ran to your residents, our ordinance states this is done at the homeowner’s expense.

Mr. Van Mooy congratulated Portage for being out of fiscal watch. Our wonderful Mayor will be sending a congratulatory letter to them.

VI. Administrative Reports:

Finance Officer: short report tonight. Discussion on the rate changes for EMS. Mr. Rose wanted to make sure Henry Twp is involved with the decisions. Our Mayor informed him they are. Mr. Van Mooy thinks our ordinance for the rate change could only call for a simple floor vote. EMS will meet in November.

EMS Chief: nothing

Fire Chief: nothing

Police Chief: nothing

Utility Director: nothing

DPW Superintendent: Rick had a question about the hand out, the bottom grid portion. It did read hours now it reads times. No, has been this way. Ms. Ryder asked about a used backhoe? Anyone get any numbers for that? Only have state prices which should give us a great price. But will check new and used.

Village Administrator:
3) LMI- survey came in at 52.42%. This means that 52.42% of the village qualifies as low to moderate income. We now qualify for a lot more grant funding. Thanks to all residents who turned in a form.
4) Halloween Parade- Saturday, Oct 28, 2017; Trick or Treat, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30.
5) Street Sweeper- Our street sweeper was evaluated at $2,500 in trade. There will be a spread sheet at COTW to compare. We have an option of selling it on GOVdeals.com, local advertisement or auction. In the 901 Fund there is $75,000 for the purchase of a new one. By the end of 2017 there will be an additional $65,000.
6) Water Tower- ordinance tonight for the VA to enter into an agreement with Poggemeyer to design our new 500,000 gallon water tower.
7) Main Street Corridor- Preconstruction meeting on October 3 at 10 am in the Village Hall.
Information about the parade route to come at a later time.

Clerk: nothing

Appointed Legal counsel: Vacancy in Village Legislative Authority handout.

Mayor: nothing

VII. Standing Committees:

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Thompson)
Nothing

Public Safety (Mr. Patterson)
Mr. Patterson made a recommendation to hire Alan Reis per form F19-a as an EMS Paramedic at a rate of $13.50/hr. Second by Mr. Rose. All approved.

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)
Nothing

Public Works (Mr. Carles)
Mr. Carles still concerned about the issues for Mr. Baltz and Mr. Holloway. What is being done? VA -hire someone to come look at it, check the easement issue. Trying to do the right steps, it takes time. At this time, no one is wanting to claim the problem areas and there could be legal issues. For Mr. Baltz an area of 850ft has already been done. The tiles are open, but broken. Eagleville area was jett rotted from the creek to Mr. Holloways property where there is a stake, arrows on the road, tree roots broke the tile. If the tile is fixed, then the water should flow. The missing tile also needs to be replaced.
CSX on Second Street. Weeds, road tore up. Ms. Murray took pictures and had emailed them to CSX. There has been a lot of equipment in town. The transportation person has not gotten back to Ms. Murray. The only thing that can be done is to site them for weeds, blocking the streets, (2 crossings) but can’t make them fix anything. They have made the rules. Not much can be done.

Public Utilities (Mr. Van Mooy)
Nothing

Finance and Technology (Ms. Emahiser)
Nothing

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
Nothing

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion that Ordinance 2017-37 be read by number and title only for its second reading, suspend the rules, dispense with the third reading and declare an emergency as amended. Second by Mr. Patterson. Mr. Carles and Mr. Rose voted no. Mr. Van Mooy, Mr. Patterson, Ms. Ryder voted Yes. Motion did not pass. Goes to a third reading.

Ordinance 2017-37 read by the mayor by number and title only

ORDINANCE 2017-37 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017, PROVIDING EXPENDITURE OF WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATING CARRYOVER AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

 

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion that ORDINANCE 2017-35 be read by number and title only for its third reading. Second by Mr. Patterson.

ORDINANCE 2017-35 read by the mayor by number and title only

ORDINANCE 2017-35 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP FOR THE PURPOSE OF DESIGNNING A NEW WATER TOWER FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO.

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to adopt. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.

XI. Other New Business
Nothing

XII. Other Old Business
Nothing

XIII. Payment of the Bills

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 129,249.47on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

Mr. Van Mooy made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 129,249.47. Second by Mr. Carles. All approved.

 

XIV. Adjournment

Ms. Mayor made a motion to adjourn at 7:46 PM. Second by
All present. All approved.

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