Village of Venedocia

Venedocia Lions Club April 7, 2008

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Larry Eutsler with the following council members present: Charlie Good, Robert Louth, Gloria Leiter, Paul Price, Jeff Coil, and Lee Lare.

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

The bills were presented as follows:

AEP (street lights) $205.75 (#4359)

AEP (town storage building $13.32 (#4360)

Mill Pond Farms, Inc. $194.00 (#4361)

Purmort Bros. Insurance $325.00 (#4362)

Treasurer State of Ohio $240.00 (#4363)

AEP (street lights) $205.75 (#4364)

Jenny Pugh $285.60 (#4366)

OPERS $78.00 (#4367)

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

Old Business

Mayor Eutsler reported that he had contacted Pat McConn from the state highway department. A high-pressure machine will be brought in to blow out the areas around the church parking lot to try to alleviate the flooding problems after heavy rains.

Mayor Eutsler also contacted AEP regarding the problems with lights on Evans Street, the corner of Main and Bebb, and at the Chad Pugh residence. All lights have been fixed.

Charlie Good moved to purchase a new radio for the town, costing approximately $415, from McAfees. Lee Lare seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mayor Eutsler will contact George Kleman from the county to work on smoothing the alleys in the village.

Councilman Good shared with council that the new information board has been put on the town lot. Important village information can be found posted on the board.

New Business

Mayor Eutsler stated that the position of town grounds keeper is vacant. Council members stated that Chad Pugh and Chad Eutsler had expressed interest in the position. Paul Price moved to hire Chad Pugh for this position. Charlie Good seconded the motion. Motion carried. Chad Eutsler will be approached for this position if Pugh is not interested.

Also, the Salem Presbyterian Youth group will be doing their part to clean up the streets of the village on the last two Wednesdays of this month.

Mayor Eutsler invited anyone that is interested to attend the R.K. Thompson Self Reliance Banquet on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m.

The village will once again seek grant money from the Van Wert County Foundation for the purposes of sealing the tennis courts, sealing the wood on the newly purchased playground equipment, and buying new pea gravel for the play ground.

Councilman Louth has volunteered to get a new flag for the town lot.

Gloria Leiter shared news that Lions Clothing in Delphos is willing to provide village T-shirts and sweatshirts for a fund raiser. It was decided to pass on this and allow another group the opportunity.

Councilman Price expressed his concern about the amount of trash that is littering the village. He moved to purchase two dumpsters for a two-week period for residents of the village to clean up their properties. Jeff Coil seconded the motion. Motion carried. Tentatively the last week of April and the first week of May have been chosen as the designated clean-up weeks. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Charlie Good moved to proceed with developing a sister city with the community council of the village of Llanbrynmair in Wales. Gloria Leiter seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Robert Louth moved for adjournment. Meeting adjourned.

Next meeting will be May 5th, 2008.

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Jennifer J. Pugh, fiscal officer Larry W. Eutsler, Mayor