Village of Venedocia

Venedocia Lions Club August 12, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Eutsler with the following council members present: Lee Lare, Gloria Leiter, Robert Louth, Paul Price, Margie Clement, and Christina Young. Also in attendance was a deputy from the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office and the following village residents: Jim Grant, Kimia Roudelt, Sarah Kimmet, Linda Fox Collins, Marilyn Strickler, Jay Young, Megan Theobald, and Vern Hobbs.

The mayor opened the meeting with the following message:

To All Members of the Village of Venedocia, OH:

The meetings of Venedocia Town Council are open to the public and we appreciate participation by the citizen of the village. However, we will not put up with swearing, name calling, or any other rude behavior. This will result in removal of the person or persons not showing respect to the council. This action will be done by a deputy sheriff of the Van Wert Office.


Larry W. Eutsler, Mayor

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

The bills were presented as follows:

H.G. Violet $107.24 (#4831)

Summers Landing $285.00 (#4832)

James Grant $26.74 (#4833)

Van Wert Co. Engineer $142.47 (#4834)

Van Wert Co. Emergency Management $62.00 (#4835)

James Grant $205.38 (#4836)

Jennifer Pugh $285.72 (#4837)

Lee Lare $90.76 (#4838)

Randy Koenig $100.00 (#4839)

Larry Eutsler $53.46 (#4840)

AEP $273.40 (voucher)

OPERS $78.00 (voucher)

AEP $272.78 (voucher)

Gloria Leiter moved to pay all bills. Lee Lare seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Old Business

Gloria Leiter moved to open the discussion concerning contributing money to the Mill Pond Farms, Inc. drainage project. Margie Clement seconded the motion. Motion carried. The fiscal officer reported that the funds are available for this project. Paul Price moved to pay $1500.00 to Mill Pond Farms, Inc. for the purpose of drainage which affects many residents in the village. Christina Young seconded the motion. A roll-call vote was taken. All members indicated a ‘yes’ vote. Motion passed.

The mayor reported that as of July 5th the old siren had been removed and moved to Elgin.

Council person Young relayed that Brice Schmitmeyer will be taking care of the pavement project through Fanning and Howey. Mayor Eutsler’s name was given to him as a contact person.

The mayor stated that as of July 3, 2013 the following residences were in violation of village ordinance 2012-3:

18980 Bebb Street

15067 Wittington Street

15292 Main Street

15190 Main Street

15069 Evans Street

18973 Bebb Street

Certified letters will be sent to individuals at these addresses. They will have thirty days to comply.

New Business

The mayor reported that new speed limit signs and other markings in the village have been put up.

Lee Lare moved to pay the Salem Presbyterian Youth Group for cleaning the streets upon their completion this Friday, August 16th. Gloria Leiter seconded the motion.

Vern Hobbs spoke on behalf of the Salem Presbyterian Church. The trustees will begin a project this fall which involves tearing up the curbs and fixing the drainage problem that occurs on both sides of the church parking lot on State Route 116. All curbs will be redone and tapered to the manholes. An estimate of $8900 was given on 9-19-12. This discussion was tabled until a tighter estimate could be ascertained. It was noted that the trustees would like this project done before winter begins.

Pugh read the resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. Robert Louth moved to accept this resolution. Margie Clement seconded the motion. A roll-call vote was taken. All members indicated a ‘yes’ vote. Motion passed.

Paul Price moved to adjourn the meeting.

Christina Young seconded the motion.

Meeting adjourned.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next meeting will be September 9th.

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Jennifer J. Pugh, Fiscal Officer Larry W. Eutsler, Mayor