VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE - COUNCIL MEETING - JANUARY 21, 2014 - MINUTES
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-Here, Bill Cameron-Absent, Rich Rose-Absent, Arthur Patterson III— Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Makayla Rein—Student Representative--Present.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to excuse Messer Cameron and Rose. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved. Before the vote Mayor Julien said that Mr. Rose had called his home before the meeting but the mayor did not know the nature of the call. Mayor Julien also said that Mr. Cameron had not asked him to be excuse. Ms Thompson and Mr. Van Mooy both said that at the last meeting, Mr. Cameron had told them that he would not be at the 01-21-14 meeting.
III. Approval of the Minutes:
Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-02-14 special meeting. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
Motion by Mr. Aaron Patterson to approve the minutes of the 01-09-14 meeting. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.
Mr. Aaron Patterson asked if Mr. Rose had been in contact with Helms regarding the tamping issue. Mr. Julien said he thought so but that he’d check with Mr. Rose before the 01-22-14 construction meeting.
IV. Public Participation:
Current and former members of the NB EMS addressed council in advance of the presentations by LifeStar and HANCO. All expressed their support of the local department and of Chief Larson. They urged council to consider the progress that the EMS had made in recent months and to give the department a chance to prove itself before entering into a contact with an outside company. Several said that they would work in support of a levy request.
Speaking to council was: Jessica Brumbaugh, Ed Kamon, Shelly Swartz, Britney Swartz and Kevin Powell.
The mayor and members of council thanked the members for their efforts on behalf of the village and assured them that the work of the EMS is greatly appreciated. Further assurances were made that due consideration would be given to all options for the best service to the community.
Ms Goldner said that the presentations and subsequent community meetings can be considered fact finding and exploratory.
In his final comments while closing the public participation portion of the meeting Mr. Julien said that it council is working to make all the departments the best that they can be. Mayor Julien again thanked all members of the EMS for their service to the community.
V. Letters and Communications:
Mr. Aaron Patterson reported that he had received a number of favorable comments on the recent snow removal efforts.
VI. Administrative Reports:
Finance Officer: Not Present. Report Submitted.
Ms Thompson referred to an e-mail exchange she had with Officer Kirk during which it was suggested that the village’s assessments for the Phase I lateral project would not yield sufficient funds to pay the loan. Upon further investigation it was found that Officer Kirk neglected to include the pre paid funds in his accounting and when those funds are included all is in balance with the account.
Village Administrator: Not Present. Excused by the mayor Report Submitted.
Mr. Aaron Patterson asked for clarification on Ms Healy’s review of the village’s purchasing procedures. Mr. Julien said that he would double check with Ms Healy.
Clerk Van Mooy distributed copies of Resolution 01-14 to be included on the agenda.
Mr. Marcin reviewed the steps necessary to put a levy on the ballot. Resolution 01-14 is the first of two steps that must be taken by council before the 02-05-14 deadline.
Mr. Aaron Patterson asked why the farm land lease was only three years while in the past the lease has had a four year term. No one had an answer.
Based on the recommendation of EMS Chief Larson, Mr. Julien recommended that Tina Mitchell be appointed a member of the EMS as a trainee. Motion to approve by Mr. Aaron Patterson. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.
The mayor delivered his 2014 state of the village report to the rapt attention of all present. Nary could a dry eye be found in the room after the mayor’s stirring remarks.
VII. Standing Committees:
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Aaron Patterson)
Public Safety (Ms Goldner)
Ms Goldner said that the two presenters would be explaining the scope service and the estimated costs in serving the village with contracted EMS . Chief Larson thanked both presenters in advance for their efforts and also thanked members of the squad for their support during the public participation portion of the meetings.
Presenting for HANCO was Rob Martin.
Presenting for LifeStar was Kent Appelhans.
Ms Goldner said that she was not going to make a recommendation on the EMS Chief position until a subsequent meeting.
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)
Public Works (Ms Art Patterson)
Mr. Art Patterson made a motion to assign street addresses as 222 E. American Legion Dr. to the Scout House and 226 E. American Legion Dr. to the concession stand. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
Public Utilities (Mr. Cameron)
Finance and Technology (Ms Thompson)
Ms Thompson made a motion to approve the 2014 Tree Commission budget as presented. As part of her motion she noted that this budget did not appropriate all the available tree funds. The unappropriated money would be part of the carry over. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to add Resolution 01-14 to the agenda. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 14-03 be read by number and title only for the first reading. Second by Mr. Art Patterson
Ordinance 14-03 read by number and title by the mayor.
ORDINANCE 14-03 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF 14.22 ACRES OF FARM REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE TO MARVIN SCHROEDER
Ms Goldner made a motion that Ordinance 14-04 be read by number and title only for the first reading. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson.
Ordinance 14-04 read by number and title by the mayor.
ORDINANCE 14-04 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE – 2014 AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, STATE OF OHIO, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that Resolution 14-01 be read by number and title only for the first reading. Second by Ms Goldner
Resolution 14-01 read by number and title by the mayor.
RESOLUTION NO. 01-14 A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE THE QUESTION OF APPROVING A NEW, FIVE YEAR, 3 MILL LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE TEN MILL LIMITATION, TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT, FOR THE TRAINING OF PERSONNEL AND FOR THE OTHER OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF THE VILLAGE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 13-45 be read by number and title only for the second reading. Second by Ms Goldner.
Ordinance 13-45 read by number and title by the mayor.
ORDINANCE14-02 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE EDITION AND INCLUSION OF CERTAIN ORDINANCES AS PARTS OF THE VARIOUS COMPONENT CODES OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO
X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Ms Thompson made a motion that Ordinance 13-45 be read by number and title only for the third reading. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson.
Ordinance 13-45 read by number and title by the mayor.
Ms Thompson made a motion to adopt Ordinance 13-45 . Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.
ORDINANCE13-45 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE TERMINATION BY MUTUAL CONSENT OF THE “HENRY TOWNSHIP-VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT”
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion that Ordinance 13-46 be read by number and title only for the third reading. Second by Mr. Art Patterson.
Ordinance 13-46 read by number and title by the mayor.
Ms Goldner made a motion to adopt Ordinance 13-46. Second by Mr. Aaron Patterson. All approved.
ORDINANCE NO.13-46 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR
AND THE CLERK TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CHESTER H. MARCIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, TO ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF VILLAGE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE,
WOOD COUNTY, OHIO
XI. Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
XIII. Payment of the Bills
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 122,292.77 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Mr. Art Patterson. All approved.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 122,292.77. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.
Mr. Aaron Patterson made a motion to adjourn at 9:35 PM. Second by
Ms Thompson. All approved.