Village of Venedocia



Venedocia Lions Club†† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† July 11, 2005



Meeting was called to order by Mayor Doug Ruen with council members Lee Lare, Robert Louth, Charlie Good, Gloria Leiter and Jeff Davis present.Also in attendance were village residents, Maryanne and Jerry Foust.


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The bills were presented as follows:


Jenny Pugh †† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† $223.10††††††††††† (#3923)

Grierís Power Digging††††††††††† $330.00††††††††††† (#3924)

Ed Sites (visiting clerk)††††††††††† $112.00††††††††††† (#3925)

Treas. State of Ohio††††††††††† ††††††††††† $240.00††††††††††† (#3926)

AEP (street lights)††††††††††† $182.67††††††††††† (#3927)

AEP (town storage)††††††††† ††††††††††† $13.17††††††††††† (#3928)

Jenny Pugh (postage)††††††††††† $11.82††††††††††† (#3929)

Rod Eutsler (mowing)††††††††††† $632.90††††††††††† (#3930)

PERS (Eutsler)††††††††† ††††††††††† $160.52††††††††††† (#3931)

PERS (Pugh) ††††††††††† $55.12††††††††††† (#3932)

Federal Tax (2nd Quarter)††††††††††† $79.20††††††††††† (#3933)

School Tax (2nd Quarter)††††††††††† $7.29††††††††††† (#3934)

State Tax (2nd Quarter)††††††††††† $12.97††††††††††† (#3935)

Rod Eutsler (service)††††††††††† $150.00††††††††††† (#3936)

Violet Implement Sales††††††††††† $93.66††††††††††† (#3937)

Heritage Farm Equip.††††††††††† $116.21††††††††††† (#3938)


Lee Lare moved to pay all bills.Jeff Davis seconded the motion.Motion carried.


Old Business

Mayor Ruen stated that on June 14, 2005 the plans for a driveway at the Jerry Foust residence that were submitted to the zoning inspector, Jerry Koenig, were found to be supported by the village zoning ordinances.Therefore, the plans were approved.


Mayor Ruen reported that Barry Coil is waiting on necessary supplies to fix the potholes in the village.


A discussion was held about the need to update some of the village ordinances (i.e. junk cars), as well as, proceeding with the process of having the ordinances codified so that they will be able to be enforced properly.



New Business

Mayor Ruen stated that he had received a letter of resignation from Jerry Koenig for the position of zoning inspector on July 1, 2005.The job vacancy will be posted.The rate is $10.00 per zoning application.Anyone interested in applying for this position should contact the Mayor by July 29, 2005.


Councilman Good reported that the village website has been receiving an average of 36 visitors per day.


Mayor Ruen updated the council on the library committee plans.The committee is proposing to put up a modular instead of building onto the Lions Club.


Mayor Ruen entertained a motion to spend $1000.00 for kidsí games and prizes to raise money for the library at next monthís ice cream social.The council felt this was a lot of money for the short amount of time the games would be open.


Jenny Pugh shared that the village audit for 2003-2004 will be underway later this week.



The final discussion of the meeting was initiated by Mr. and Mrs. Foust.They brought to the councilís attention Ordinance 1948-2 that stated that a sidewalk used and owned by the village could not be taken out.They argued that their neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. Vince Clement, should not have removed the sidewalk in front of their house.Mayor Ruen stated that neither he nor council were aware of this ordinance.


Paul Price moved to adjourn the meeting.


Next meeting will be August 1, 2005.



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