Village of Venedocia



Venedocia Lions Club                                                   September 11, 2006


The meeting was called to order by Mayor Doug Ruen with council members Charlie Good, Lee Lare, Gloria Leiter, Jeff Coil, and Paul Price present.  Also present were a few village residents, along with a deputy from the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office.


Mayor Ruen began the meeting with a moment of silence honoring those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and for the family of Michael Young.


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.


The bills were presented as follows:

AEP (street lights)                          $191.01            (#4111)

AEP (town storage)                                  $13.31            (#4112)

Treasurer State of Ohio             $65.00            (#4113)

Young, Taylor, and Yarger             $210.00            (#4114)

BWC                                                   $192.05            (#4115)

Rod Eutsler                                        $413.28            (#4116)

Jenny Pugh                                        $221.94            (#4117)

OPERS (Eutsler)                                  $108.96            (#4118)

OPERS (Pugh)                         $56.75            (#4119)


Lee Lare moved to pay all bills.  Charlie Good seconded.  Motion carried.


Old Business

Paul Price moved to accept the resolution setting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor.  Jeff Coil seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


New Business

Mayor Ruen reported that there will be an EMA conference with the topic being pandemic on September 27th from 1:00-3:30 p.m.  Also, the Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a seminar on September 13th concerning the rural local consultation process.


According to Mayor Ruen, a bill was sent to the Lions Club for $90 to cover the expense of training 6 individuals on the village AED.  Charlie Good made a motion for the village to cover this expense.  Jeff Coil seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Ohio AEP sent a letter to Mayor Ruen explaining a new problem of theft of copper wire.


Mayor Ruen stated that he had received a letter from a concerned citizen regarding the P.J. Burnett property. 


Next, Mayor Ruen highlighted a letter from the EPA demanding village residents to stop burning at the ball park and at their residences.  The law states that there is not to be open burning, other than for recreational purposes, within 1000 feet of a dwelling.  This includes leaf clean-up.  Penalties under the EPA are as follows:  first offense-warning, second offense- $25,000 fine.  Charlie Good moved to send a letter to all village residents explaining this law.  Lee Lare seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Mayor Ruen inquired if there was interest in having a sister city in Wales.


Councilman Coil relayed to the council that the Van Wert County Engineers Office has agreed to redo the inclines on State Route 116 on the north side of the village.  The village’s cost would be for stone and fuel.


Mayor Ruen invited anyone interested to come and listen to the Bangore,Wales Men’s Choir that will be entertaining and touring our village on September 25th at 11:00 a.m.

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Jennifer J. Pugh, clerk/treasurer                                   Doug Ruen, Mayor