VILLAGE OF NORTH BEND
21 TAYLOR AVENUE, NORTH BEND, OHIO 45052
July 28, 2014
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Sammons.
Mayor: Mr. Sammons
Law Director: Mr. Reichert
Fiscal Officer: Mr. Sullivan, excused
Councilpersons: Mr. Hartoin, Mrs. Romweber, Mr. Nunnery,
Mr. Welch, Mr. Moorman, Ms. Smith
MAYORíS OPENING STATEMENT
Mayor Sammons thanked Consolidated Grain and Barge for their donation of three flag poles that have been installed at the corner of U.S. 50 and Miami Avenue, North Bendís gateway. We now have a U.S. flag, Ohio State flag and our newly designed North Bend flag.
Ron Hartoin moved that the June 30, 2014 Minutes be accepted. Dave Moorman seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.
The Treasurerís Report is available at the Village office. In Edís absence, Bill Welch read his report.
PAY THE BILLS
Bill Welch made motion to pay the bills. Fran Romweber seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%. Ron Hartoin asked if there were any purchase orders for this month and Bill Welch responded that Ed had not reported any.
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISORíS REPORT
The Maintenance Report is available at the Village office. Bill Welch stated that the new poles and reflective Stop signs at our sample intersection at St. Annes and Turnberry look great; however, he prefers the gold lettering on green poles, not gold lettering on black poles. Mayor Sammons and Fran Romweber stated they prefer our North Bend signature colors of the black and gold combination.
Dave Moorman asked if the old poles could be reused and Mayor Sammons stated they will be utilized in the historic part of the Village where vandalism took place.
Mayor Sammons asked Rick about the overgrown weeds and honeysuckle along U.S. 50. Rick said he contacted ODOT to block one lane of traffic while they take care of ridding the median of overgrown weeds and high grass.
Minutes, July 28, 2014
Sgt. Steers is on vacation. Lt. Daugherty stated there were 32 service calls for the month of June; one investigative case; six cases assigned to detectives and none have been closed.
Within the past week, Lt. Daugherty stated that Green Township and the Triple Crown area has been hit hard with car break-ins. Mayor Sammons advised residents to lock their cars, keep your outside house lights on and advise the Sheriffís department when you leave on vacation so they can check on your house while away. Mayor Sammons also said residents should call police or him to report anything out of the ordinary. Talk to the police and let them know whatís going on in our community.
Chief Ober reported there were 9 EMS details and 3 fire runs. One incident involved downed wires and there was a water rescue incident on the Ohio River. This prompted a discussion between Council and Chief Ober about the water rescue. Chief Ober explained that Miami Township owns an inflatable boat and they have one that Sheriff OíNeil loaned them.
Chief Ober stated that the hydrant check has been completed. They are working with Cleves to have the non-working hydrants back in working order. He instructed all residents to please leave the black coverings on the hydrants. This lets firemen and others know that this fire hydrant is inoperative. There are four fire hydrants in North Bend that are inoperative. 1) Near St. Joeís Church; 2) Symmes Avenue; 3) Aston Oaks Drive; 4) Brower Road
THREE RIVERS SCHOOL DISTRICT
No one from the Three Rivers School District attended. Mayor Sammons talked about the summer concerts held at the Miami Township Administration Building; August 20 is the first day of school for Taylor High School; September 5 at 6:30p.m. there will be an Opening Ceremony prior to the football game and on September 7 there will be a family picnic.
Finance - Mr. Welch
Light, Water and Sewer - Ms. Smith
Maintenance - Mr. Hartoin
Police & Fire Ė Mr. Nunnery
Our Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held this Thursday, July 31 at 7:00p.m. at our new Presidential Community Park picnic area, weather permitting; otherwise, it will be held in Council Hall. The Swat Team and the Fire and Police Departments will be there.
Planning & Zoning - Mrs. Romweber
Minutes, July 28, 2014
Law & Ordinance - Mr. Moorman
Regarding our Property Maintenance Code, complaints by residents have slightly increased. Dave Moorman believes this is a positive development indicative of resident interest in making
the Village more livable and is a by-product of Village beautification efforts.
At last monthís meeting, Mr. Brian Hudgins, Maintenance Supervisor of Aston Oaks Golf Course, requested North Bend consider amending our Section 900.06 of the North Bend Revised Code of Ordinances Relating to the Discharge of Weapons, because of damage done to Aston Oaks Golf Course property by deer. Bill Welch reminded everyone that this request by Brian Hudgins applies to the back nine holes of Aston Oaks Golf Course within the Village of North Bend. Aston Oaks Golf Course already has the approval from Miami Township for the holes outside of the Village of North Bend. Jim Reichert drafted an Amendment and shared it with the Law and Ordinance Committee. Dave Moorman read the Amendment to Council.
Dave Moorman made a motion to declare Ordinance No. 2014-01 an Emergency. Ron Hartoin seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%. Dave Moorman made motion to accept Ordinance No. 2014-01 Amending Section 900-06 of the North Bend Revised Code of Ordinances Relating to the Discharge of Weapons within the Village. Ron Nunnery seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.
Beautification Ė Fran Romweber
Fran stated this Saturday, August 2, we have scheduled our Wellness Committee meeting at 9:30am and immediately following at 10:00am, we will hold our Beautification Committee meeting. She stated the Beautification Committee account is $9.44 in the red. We will prepare for the remainder of the year. Bill Welch and Ron Hartoin stepped up and donated $5.00 each to bring our Beautification account to the positive.
COUNCILíS OLD BUSINESS
LAW DIRECTORíS OLD BUSINESS
MAYORíS OLD BUSINESS
COUNCILíS NEW BUSINESS
Shirley Smith talked about our Veteranís Memorial and how it has not been updated since 1989. Mayor Sammons asked Shirley to get with Marilyn to decide how we can advise residents of this project to update our Veteranís Memorial.
LAW DIRECTOR NEW BUSINESS
MAYORíS NEW BUSINESS/ REPORT
Mayor Sammons received a letter from the SPCA asking him to share some information with our residents. Over the last three years, the SPCA has lowered their adoption fees for their animals. They are asking everyone to participate in their Target 0 Institute. Please see www.target0institute.org and save over 40 million cats and dogs.
Minutes, July 28, 2014
OPEN TO THE FLOOR
Ms. Tammy Simendinger is running for the Ohio 29th State Representative position and she spoke to Council.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS, COMMENTS
Mayor Sammons announced that our Law Director, Jim Reichert is retiring as of December 31, 2014. He thanked him for the past nine years and recognized his efforts. He has always been very responsive in resolving our issues.
North Bend will now be actively looking for his replacement and some of the requirements of our new Law Director would be that they reside on the west side of town, have over five years of experience and be familiar with government issues.
MAYORíS FINAL COMMENTS
Bill Welch made motion to adjourn the meeting. Ron Nunnery seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%. Meeting was adjourned at 8:05p.m.
Fiscal Officer Mayor
July 28th, 2014
To Council Members for Your Information and Review
We had a quiet month in the financial arena. That doesnít mean we didnít spend any money as the bills for the playground were mostly due in July.
We do have your regular monthly reports ready for distribution:
Distributed to council members this month are the following reports:
∑ Monthly Cash Flow Analysis:
Showing money in/money out and the check book balance
∑ Payment and charge Register Report:
Includes all checks & automatic payments taken directly from our checkbook since last Council Meeting
∑ Receipts Register Report:
Includes all sources of revenue taken in by the Village since last Council Meeting
∑ Revenue Status Report:
Shows the year-to-date status of each revenue account as of date of this Council Meeting
∑ Fund Status Report: Shows amount left in each fund as of date of this Council
Meeting and the current checking account balance
∑ Year to Date Beautification Accounting Report
∑ Mayorís Discretionary Fund Report
Copies of all the above reports are available for public viewing at the Village Office.
Respectfully submitted, Edward Sullivan, Fiscal Officer
MAINTENANCE REPORT JULY 28, 2014 RICK SCHULTZ
REPAIRS Ė Light on northwest corner of Brower Road overpass
Emergency repair to sidewalk between Symmes and St. Annes (flashfill under sidewalk)
BANNERS Ė Installed on Brower Road overpass - In planters on Three Rivers Parkway
Flag Poles were installed at Miami and Three Rivers Parkway (The Point)
Lighting was installed on flags
New poles and stop signs at St. Annes and Turnberry
- Sample intersection
- If accepted, HOA will pay for materials; we supply labor