Village of Venedocia



            Venedocia Lions Club                                                                  June 6, 2005


The meeting was called to order by President of Council, Robert Louth.  Council members Paul Price, Gloria Leiter, Charlie Good, and Jeff Davis were present.  Village residents Vince and Marge Clement were attended the meeting as well as the village solicitor, Bob Young.


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. 


The bills were presented as follows:


AEP (street lights)                 $184.17          (#3913)

AEP (town storage)              $13.17            (#3914)

AEP (street lights)                 $183.31          (#3915)

Ohio Municipal League        $95.00            (#3916)

Rod Eutsler (mowing)           $580.05          (#3917)

Jenny Pugh (salary)              $223.10          (#3918)

OPERS (Eutsler)                   $149.73          (#3919)

OPERS (Pugh)                      $55.12            (#3920)

Rod Eutsler (tractor) $50.00            (#3921)

Salem Presbyterian Ch.       $400.00          (#3922)


Gloria Leiter moved to pay all bills.  Jeff Davis seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Councilman Louth entertained a motion to pay the bill for cleaning the restrooms at the park.  The charge was $330.00.  Charlie Good moved to pay the bill.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The bill will be paid at the July meeting.  Jenny Pugh will notify Griers of the late payment.


Old Business

After further discussion by council, the village solicitor, and Mr. and Mrs. Clement, concerning the driveway to be built at the Jerry Foust residence, Councilman Good moved to request a written/drawn plan of the proposed driveway from Mr. and Mrs. Foust.  The plan should be sent to the Mayor no later than June 24, 2005.  Upon receipt of the plan, the Mayor will forward the plan to Jerry Koenig, the village zoning inspector.  Mr. Koenig will give his recommendation based on the village zoning laws.  The council will then rule on Mr. Koenig’s recommendation.  Paul Price seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Councilman Davis reported that there are numerous pot holes in the streets.  Also, many driveways leading onto the highway need filled in, including the churches’.  Jenny Pugh will contact the Mayor about calling Barry Coil to fix these problems.


Council member Gloria Leiter expressed her frustration with the numerous houses in the village that continue to keep their property untidy.  She noted vehicles sitting in yards for long periods of time, excessive amounts of garbage left on properties, etc.  She also mentioned that some residents allow their dogs to run loose around town.


New Business

On behalf of Rod Eutsler, Gloria Leiter asked the council to consider giving Rod a $1.00 per hour raise.  Gloria Leiter made a motion, Jeff Davis seconded it.  Motion carried.


Jenny Pugh reported that one of the existing fire levies will be expiring this year.  Therefore, it is time to either renew or replace this levy.  It was decided to renew the levy.  A roll call vote was taken:  Charlie Good-aye, Robert Louth-aye, Gloria Leiter-aye,

Jeff Davis-aye, Paul Price-aye.


Jeff Davis moved to not attend the formal hearing concerning our 2006 tax budget.  Paul Price seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Jenny Pugh distributed copies of the proposed 2006 tax budget to the council members.  She briefly summarized the information.  Paul Price moved to accept the tax budget as






prepared.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken:  Robert Louth-aye, Gloria Leiter-aye, Charlie Good-aye, Jeff Davis-aye, Paul Price-aye.


Mayor Ruen sent word that he would like one member of council to be on the zoning committee.  Charlie Good volunteered to do so.


Paul Price moved to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned.

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the next meeting will be rescheduled for Monday, July 11, 2005.





                                                                                                Jennifer J. Pugh, clerk/treas.




                                                                                                Doug Ruen, Mayor