Venedocia Village Council Meeting



Venedocia Lions Club                                                                      August 2, 2004


Meeting was called to order by Mayor Doug Ruen with council members Jeff Davis, Charlie Good, Lee Lare, Gloria Leiter, Robert Louth and Paul Price present.


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.


The bills were presented as follows:


PERS                                     $112.03          (#3784)

Rod Eutsler                            $360.27          (#3785)

Lee Lare                                $96.34            (#3786)

AEP (town storage building)$13.17           (#3787)

Mercer Landmark                 $300.00          (#3788)

Brown Publishing                  $30.00            (#3789)

Bruns Vacuum                       $450.00          (#3790)

GatesMcDonald                    $95.00            (#3791)

Ohio Municipal League        $200.00          (#3792)

Jenny Pugh                            $226.65          (#3793)

Jenny Pugh (postage)          $10.24            (#3794)


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


Old Business

The clerk shared information about the UAN computer system including new check signing, new reports, and purchase orders.  It was noted that check numbers 3770-3783 will be voided due to lapse in receiving the checks from the state.


Charlie Good reported that information for the plat/drainage map of Venedocia is still being researched.


Lee Lare made a motion to move $1000.00 out of the General fund (street construction and reconstruction-contractual services) into the Insect Control (contractual services) fund in order to cover future mosquito spraying costs.  Charlie Good seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Gloria Leiter reported information from the Natural Hazard Mitigation Meeting that she attended last month.  She asked for feedback on three issues.  After some discussion it was decided that the categories of ‘severe storms’ and ‘tornadoes’ were the top priority natural disasters that occur in the village.  Second, the Salem Presbyterian Church is designated as the disaster area site for the village.  And lastly, Charlie Good moved to hold a contest to design a village logo.  Paul Price seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  All drawings must be submitted by September 13th.  A cash prize of $25.00 will be given for the best drawing (to be voted on by the council).  A notice of this contest will be posted in the Post Office and fliers will be handed out around the village.  All entries must be submitted by residents of the Village of Venedocia.


It was recommended that the Middle Point Fire Department be contacted to bring water over to check the east end drains now that the county has fixed the ditch blockage.  Mayor Ruen will call Middle Point and Bruns.


It was noted that the town water pumps do not work.  Charlie Good will look into this problem.


Mayor Ruen reported that the Van Wert County Budget Commission will meet on August 23 for the purpose of discussing the distribution of the 2004 “County Library and Local Government Support Fund.” 


Paul Price inquired about Suever Stone Quarry’s chip and seal work.  Mayor Ruen stated that they should be coming as soon as the weather permits.  This work will be done on Evans, College, Wittington, and Williams streets.


The next regular council meeting will be held on Monday, September 13th.


Jeff Davis moved to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned.




                                                                                                Jennifer J. Pugh, clerk/treas.




                                                                                                Doug Ruen, Mayor