VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
JANUARY 15, 2013
I. Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Julien called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and invited Boy Scout
A J Hotaling to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
II. Roll Call:
Mayor Mike Julien-Here, Leslee Thompson-Here, Aaron Patterson-Absent,
Janet Goldner-Here, Bill Cameron-Here, Jeff Bretz-Absent, Greg Waaland—
Here, Clerk Richard Van Mooy-Here, Emily Law—Student Representative--Present.
Ms Thompson made a motion to excuse Messer Patterson and Bretz. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.
III. Approval of the Minutes:
Motion by Mr. Cameron to approve the minutes of the 01-02-13 meeting. Second by Ms Goldner. All approved.
IV. Public Participation:
A J Hotaling addressed council on the welcome to town gateway that is his Eagle Scout project. Ms Healy will notify ODOT of the project and she also see to the sign permit. Mr. Hotaling will finalize the plans that will be based on the proposed welcome sign that was originally planned to be installed at SR and I 75 before funding was cut. Mr. Cameron expressed interest in being the liaison with this project and, without a moment’s hesitation, HRM Julien anointed Mr. Cameron as such.
Mr. Bretz arrived at 7:35 PM.
V. Letters and Communications:
VI. Administrative Reports:
Finance Officer: Present.
Due to the closing of the year Mr. Kirk did not have a formal report or bills to be paid. He did give members a chart tracking expenses in numerous funds for the last several years.
Village Administrator: Present
Ms Healy gave a year end zoning and building report, provided information on grant funding for lateral tap ins for Phase II and distributed a list of EMS write offs.
Mr. Patterson arrived at 7:40 PM.
Clerk: Present. No report
Solicitor: Absent due to illness.
Mr. Julien reported that he and Ms Healy visited with ODOT to discuss the roundabout. They were told that ODOT will be making no changes to the signs or speed limits. ODOT feels that roundabouts will be the norm and that as more and more are constructed that drivers will be more cognizant of how to safely navigate them. It was reported that five are under construction in NW Ohio alone. ODOT did offer to prepare and mail a flyer to area residents instructing them on safe roundabout use.
The mayor was given a copy of the most recent Ohio Uniform Traffic Manual. This volume will be useful as we evaluate our local street signs and regulations.
Mr. Patterson asked about maintenance funding for the roundabout. Mr. Julien said that this issue was not discussed but that he’d get back in touch with ODOT regarding it.
Mayor Julien delivered his 2012 state of the village speech. Upon concluding his remarks Hissoner’s opus was greeted by the tossing of hats and shouts of appreciation.
VII. Standing Committees:
Economic and Community Development (Mr. Bretz)
Mr. Bretz reported that he is studying the TMACOG’s sidewalk manual.
Mr. Patterson asked for a joint Public Utilities/Economic Development
meeting to discuss some possible funding sources for the Main St. water line.
Public Safety (Ms Goldner)
Ms Goldner reported on her attendance at the 01-14-13 EMS meeting. She said that good ideas came from the discussion and that there will be more follow up.
Upon recommendation by the Village Administrator, Mr. Bretz made a motion to write off uncollectable EMS bills totaling $14,621.84. Second by Mr. Cameron. All approved.
Mr. Bretz made mention that one of the EMS boxes that is still in use was speced in 1984 and it was moved to a new chassis at least one other time. He wanted this known for budgeting process.
Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Cameron)
Mr. Cameron said that he will meet with Ms Healy to continue to work on
Ms Healy reported that the Pathways to School Grant is open and accepting
applications. She will modify our current proposal and resubmit it.
Public Works (Ms Thompson)
Based on a recommendation of the Public Works Committee, Ms Thompson
made a motion to increase the staffing level of the street department by one
full time employee. Second by Mr. Patterson. The vote: Yes—Goldner,
Patterson, Waaland and Law (nonbinding.) No—Thompson, Bretz and
Cameron. Tie broken by the mayor who voted Yes.
Before the vote was taken an historical discussion of the Street Department
staffing levels was held. It was decided that it has been quite some time
since the department had four FT employees.
Ms Healy said that this position will be advertised locally with the idea for
having the new employee start in late March.
Public Utilities (Mr. Waaland)
Finance and Technology (Mr. Patterson)
Mr. Patterson said that he is working to simplify the budget process.
Ms Thompson reminded council that the current street levy expires at the end
Mr. Cameron asked Mr. Kirk for a CCA update. He said that he has heard
nothing from them concerning the contractors who worked on the
roundabout but that he would give CCA a reminder.
VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business
IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
Mr. Bretz made a motion that Ordinance 13-01 be read by number and title only for the second reading dispense with the third reading, suspend the rules and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Patterson. All approved.
Ordinance 13-01 read by number and title by the mayor.
Mr. Cameron made a motion to adopt Ordinance 13-01. Second by Mr. Waaland. All approved.
ORDINANCE 13- 01 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
Mr. Bretz made a motion that Ordinance 13-02 be read by number and title only for the second reading dispense with the third reading, suspend the rules and declare an emergency. Second by Mr. Waaland. All approved.
Ordinance 13-02 read by number and title by the mayor.
Mr. Cameron made a motion to adopt Ordinance 13-02. Second by Mr. Bretz. All approved.
ORDINANCE 13-02 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO A MUTUAL AGREEMENT AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO DEVELOPER MARK GAZAREK TO SETTLE ROTARY FUND CLAIMS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WATER AND SEWER LINES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions
XI. Other New Business
XII. Other Old Business
XIII. Payment of the Bills
Ms Thompson made a motion to adjourn at 8:33 PM. Second by
Mr. Cameron. All approved.
Richard Van Mooy, Clerk
Chester H. Marcin __________________________
Village Solicitor Mike Julien, Mayor