Venedocia Village Council



Venedocia Lions Club                                                                        January 5, 2004


Meeting was called to order by Mayor Doug Ruen.  Roll call was taken with council members Jeff Davis, Charlie Good, Gloria Leiter, Lee Lare, Robert Louth and Paul Price present.  Judge Phil Campbell, Kay Louth from the Van Wert Times Bulletin, and family members of the mayor and council members were also present.


The oath of office was given to Jenny Pugh for the office of clerk/treasurer, Robert Louth and Charles Good to hold the position of council member, and Doug Ruen for  the office of mayor.  Each person was sworn in by Judge Campbell.


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.


The bills were presented as follows:

AEP (street lights)                        $186.97            (#3720)

AEP (town storage)                        $13.17            (#3721)

V.W. Co. Treasurer                        $364.70            (#3722)

Mill Pond Farms, Inc.            $118.75            (#3723)

AEP (street lights)                        $187.84            (#3724)

PERS (December contr.)            $115.77            (#3725)

Purmort Brothers                        $325.00            (#3726)

Jenny Pugh (salary)            $226.65            (#3727)


Paul Price moved to pay all bills.  Lee Lare seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


New Business

Mayor Ruen designated the following council members to these positions:

Voucher signers: Charlie Good                        Street Department: Paul Price

       Lee Lare                                                          Jeff Davis

                                       Gloria Leiter                        Parks Department: Charlie Good

          Robert Louth

            Safety (Police) Department: Lee Lare

  Gloria Leiter


Paul Price moved to elect Robert Louth as president of council.  Jeff Davis seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Gloria Leiter moved to retain Bob Young as village solicitor.  Robert Louth seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Lee Lare moved to hire Kim Coil as village custodian.  Jeff Davis seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Gloria Leiter moved to employ Rod Eutsler as village mower.  Jeff Davis seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


It was brought to the council’s attention that some residents preferred white Christmas lights over the colored lights. 


Councilman Charlie Good shared information about the village web site, including the number of people that had recently visited the web site.  He suggested posting the village web site in the post office so that residents may obtain minutes and other village information.


Jenny Pugh asked all elected members that wish to decline to contribute to PERS to sign a form to be sent to PERS for their records.


There was a discussion about posting a ‘No Parking’ sign on State Route 116 by the Jeff Davis residence.  Council was concerned that there is not enough room to park cars and maintain traffic flow at the same time.


Jenny Pugh read the 2004 Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the village.  Paul Price moved to approve the appropriations as read.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Lee Lare moved to establish a blanket purchase order for AEP.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The purchase order will be number 01-04.


Gloria Leiter moved to close the meeting.  Meeting adjourned.


Next meeting will be February 2, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.




Jennifer J. Pugh, clerk/treas.




Doug Ruen, Mayor