Village of Venedocia



Venedocia Lions Club                                                                  March 6, 2006


The meeting was called to order by Mayor Doug Ruen with council members Charlie Good, Lee Lare, Gloria Leiter, Robert Louth,  Paul Price and Jeff Coil present.  Also attending the meeting were Sarah and Jason Kimmet and Ron Puthoff.


The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.


The bills were presented as follows:

PERS                                     $1.63              (#4029)

Jenny Pugh                            $221.94            (#4030)

PERS                                     $56.75            (#4031)

OH Taxes (1st Quarter)            $5.88              (#4032)

                        Check #4033 VOIDED

Purmort Bros. Insurance            $100.00            (#4034)

Brown Publishing                  $18.00            (#4035)

AEP (street lights)              $196.60            (#4036)

AEP (town storage)                      $13.26            (#4037)

Reliable Plumbing/Heating            $80.00            (#4038)

Jenny Pugh (postage reim.)$7.40                (#4039)


Paul Price moved to pay all bills.  Jeff Coil seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Old Business

Ron Puthoff, a grant writer who has worked for many small Van Wert County villages, spoke to the council about possibly obtaining money for the village by lumping all interested Van Wert County villages into one group and spreading the money out as needed.  This idea would allow Mr. Puthoff to seek larger grants.  If interested, the village would have to begin with an income survey and then a needs assessment.

Mr. Puthoff works for $30 per hour, and is paid $0.40 per mile driven.  The council will think about this opportunity and discuss it further at the next council meeting.


In the matter of the park water pump, a bill for $80.00 was paid to Reliable Plumbing, but Councilman Good feels that the pump is not keeping its prime.


Council member Gloria Leiter reported that she had talked to village solicitor Bob Young.  He stated that the trees in the matter of Sarah and Jason Kimmett are on the village property and, therefore the village’s responsibility.  Charlie Good moved to obtain three bids for taking down the trees, as well as clean-up.  Mayor Ruen will then accept the lowest bid.  Only bids from bonded tree cutters will be considered.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  It was stated that AEP would like one week notice before the work is done.


New Business

Jenny Pugh informed council that the village certificate of deposit has been renewed with US Bank for a twenty-three month term at an interest rate of 4.64%.


Mayor Ruen asked for a motion to codify the village ordinances.  Robert Louth moved to do so, with Gloria Leiter seconding the motion.  Motion carried.


Jeff Coil moved to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be on April 3rd, 2006.



                                                                                                Jennifer J. Pugh, clerk/treasurer




                                                                                                Doug Ruen, Mayor