Village of Venedocia



Venedocia Lions Club                                                               April 2, 2007


Meeting was called to order by President of Council, Robert Louth.  Council members attending the meeting were Lee Lare, Jeff Coil, Paul Price, Gloria Leiter, and Charlie Good.


The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.


The bills were presented as follows:

AEP (town storage building)                     $13.78            (#4208)

Jenny Pugh                                                    $220.85            (#4209)

OPERS                                                          $58.38            (#4210)

The American Heart Association                $25.00            (#4211)

Young, Taylor, and Yarger                         $75.00            (#4212)

Ohio Municipal League                                   $225.00            (#4213)


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


Old Business

A copy of proposed Ordinance 2007-3 (see attachment) was read by Jenny Pugh.  Paul Price moved to pass Ordinance 2007-3.  Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.  A roll-call vote was taken with the following results:

Louth-yes, Price-yes, Leiter-yes, Lare-yes, Coil-yes, Good-yes.

Ordinance 2007-3 will be signed by Mayor Ruen, notarized, and a copy sent to the Board of Elections and The Van Wert Times Bulletin.


A sign from the Spencerville Elementary/Middle School was purchased for $100.00 for the purpose of displaying village information.  A motion was made by Paul Price and seconded by Lee Lare to allow Jason Lloyd to install the sign.


New Business

There have been numerous undesirable animal and rodent issues in the Village lately.  Many of these originate from abandoned or unkempt buildings.  As a side note, violators of the Village junk ordinance will be sent a letter requesting that their property be cleaned up as soon as possible.  There was a discussion about a few decrepit structures in the Village that need to be torn down.  The question was raised if the Ohio Revised Code covered such situations.


Lee Lare moved to pay the Youth Group of the Salem Presbyterian Church $400.00 to clean the village street on May 5th, 2007.  Jeff Coil seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Paul Price moved to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned.


Next meeting will be May 7, 2007.


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


















Ordinance Number 2007-3


An Ordinance authorizing and directing the Mayor to appoint a Village Fiscal Officer in lieu of an elected Village Clerk-Treasurer.


 Whereas, Ohio Revised Code Section 733.262 (B) provides that the Village Mayor may appoint a Village Fiscal Officer in lieu of an elected Village Clerk-Treasurer of the Village after passage of the necessary ordinance by the Village Council, and said change shall be effective on the first day of January following the next regular municipal election at which the Village Clerk-Treasurer is to be elected.




Sec. I.  That the Council of the Village of Venedocia, Ohio, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 733.262 (B), hereby combines the duties of the Village Clerk-Treasurer into the appointed office of Village Fiscal Officer.


Sec. II.  That pursuant to authority contained in Ohio Revised Code Section 733.262, and the Ordinance, the Village Mayor shall appoint a Village Fiscal Officer in lieu of an elected Village Clerk-Treasurer, said appointment to be effective upon approval by a majority vote of the Village legislative authority.


Sec. lll.  That the Village legislative authority shall file a certified copy of this Ordinance with the Board of Elections.


Sec. lV.  That the Clerk of the Council be and hereby authorized and directed to cause publication of this Ordinance to be made in a manner as provided for according to law.


Passed: _____________, 2007


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Clerk                                                                                       Mayor





























I, Jennifer Pugh, Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Venedocia, do hereby certify the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Ordinance 2007-3 passed on ___________ and that the same has been duly posted beginning __________ for a period of fifteen (15) days as required by law.