VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
DECEMBER 04, 2012
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-Here, Jeff Bretz-Here, Greg Waaland—
Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Emily Law—Student Representative--Present.
III. Approval of the Minutes:
Motion by Ms Thompson to approve the minutes of the 11-20-12 meeting. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
IV. Public Participation:
V. Letters and Communications:
Mr. Patterson reported a street light out on S. 2nd St.
Mr. Bretz asked for an update on the Boy Scouts’ plan to paint the fire hydrants in town. Ms Healy said that she had no new information and Mr. Julien reported that he has an upcoming meeting with the scouts and
he will seek firm details and report to members. Mr. Patterson expressed his frustration with the delay especially since the village provided the materials for the scouts and since we have received a complaint from a citizen about the appearance of a hydrant near their residence.
Mr. Julien reviewed a recent TMACOG e-mail that gives an overview of possible funding for transportation for senior citizens and disabled citizens. He will send it to all members.
VI. Administrative Reports:
Finance Officer: Not Present. Report Submitted.
EMS Chief: Not Present. Report Submitted.
Mr. Bretz noted that in the years since he was the EMS Chief that the number of runs has increased about 25 %.
Fire Chief: Present. Report Submitted.
Ms Healy reported that she has investigated the interest rates for the loan to purchase the new fire truck and it is her recommendation that we go with The Henry County Bank for a 10 year note with a fixed rate of 3.10 %.
Ms Thompson asked to abstain from any voting relating to the financing of the truck. Motion to allow her to abstain by Mr. Cameron. Second by Mr. Waaland. All approved.
Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve financing the new fire truck with The Henry County Bank at a fixed rate of 3.10 % for 10 years. Second by Mr. Waaland. All approved except Ms Thompson who abstained.
Mr. Marcin will have the appropriate ordinance ready for the 12-20-12 meeting.
Chief Francisco reported that the Toys for Tots Drive will be 12-08-12.
Chief Francisco reported that recently one new member passed his 36 hour test so that brings the department’s strength up to 29 with one more member in the testing process.
Chief Francisco reported that a vendor will be demonstrating new Jaws of Life equipment on 12-06-12.
Police Chief: Present. Report Submitted.
Chief Baer reported that the department is doing directed patrol at the roundabout. This led to a general discussion of roundabout protocol and signage and the general state of nut cracking in the village.
Chief Baer reported that one of the cruisers suffered minor damage in a recent crash with a deer.
Chief Baer reported that the SRO has invited Miss Ohio to an anti bullying presentation that will be held in January or February. After their ears perked up at the mention of Miss Ohio, several members of council indicated that, as one of their important oversight duties, they will be attending the program.
Chief Baer reported that the new cruiser should arrive later this month.
Village Administrator: Present. Report Submitted.
Ms Healy reported that Steel Line Security, a local NB business, purchased the timers for the Christmas lights. They have been installed on all sets.
Ms Healy reported that we have received preliminary approval to use state funding to demolish houses at 210 N. Second St and 327 Sate St.
Ms Healy reported that she was able to negotiate a lower employee health insurance rate than was originally anticipated. The new rate increase is
Ms Healy reported that the Chamber thanks Supt. Wickard and his crew for the bucket truck assistance in installing the Christmas lights.
Clerk Van Mooy distributed copies of Ordinance 12-42 for inclusion on the agenda.
Mr. Marcin complemented the village on the nice article about or SRO that was in The Sentinel over the weekend.
VII. Standing Committees:
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Cameron)
Public Safety (Ms Thompson)
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Bretz)
Mr. Bretz said that he needed an executive session at the conclusion of the
Public Works (Mr. Waaland)
Mr. Bretz made mention of the fact that the new speed limit signs on Maple
St. are posted on utility poles rather than village owned sign posts. Ms Healy
said that she’d look into this and Mr. Cameron said that such posting
methods are common throughout the village.
Public Utilities (Ms Goldner)
Finance and Technology (Mr. Patterson)
Mr. Cameron questioned a bill relating to tree removal. He pointed out that
there have been no tree commission meetings and wondered how we can be
spending funds on tree removal without commission meetings. Mr. Julien
said that the commission has met but have not provided him with minutes
nor notification of upcoming meetings. Mr. Patterson expressed a need for
greater oversight of this committee. Referred to COTW.
VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
Mr. Patterson made a motion to add Ordinance 12-42 to the agenda. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
Mr. Waaland made a motion that Ordinance 12-41be 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. Patterson. All approved.
Ordinance 12-41 read by number and title by the mayor.
Mr. Bretz made a motion to adopt Ordinance 12-41. Second by Mr. Waaland. All approved.
ORDINANCE NO. 12-41 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ESTIMATE OF REVENUE FOR THE BUDGET YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2012, AUTHORIZING CERTIFICATION OF SAME TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Bretz made a motion that Ordinance 12-42 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. Patterson. All approved.
Ordinance 12-42 read by number and title by the mayor.
Mr. made a motion to adopt Ordinance 12-42. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.
ORDINANCE 12-42 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE CLERK TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE NORTH BALTIMORE BOARD OF EDUCATION, AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (“SRO”), FOR SERVICE AT THE NORTH BALTIMORE SCHOOLS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Mr. made a motion that Ordinance 12-40 be read by number and title only for the second reading. Second by Mr. Waaland
Ordinance 12-40 read by number and title by the mayor.
ORDINANCE NO. 12-40 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, 2013
X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
XI. Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
XIII. Payment of the Bills
Ms Goldner made a motion to put the bills totaling $ 119,975.71 on the Claims Ordinance. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.
Mr. Waaland made a motion to pay the bills totaling $ 119,975.71. Second by Ms Thompson. All approved.
XIV. Executive Session
Mr. Bretz made a motion to enter into executive session at 8:25PM for 121.22 G1 to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved
XV. Return to Regular Session
Mr. Cameron made a motion to return to regular session at 8:35 PM. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
Ms Goldner made a motion to adjourn at 8:35 PM. Second by
Mr. Cameron. All approved.
Richard Van Mooy, Clerk
Chester H. Marcin __________________________
Village Solicitor Mike Julien, Mayor