Village of Venedocia

Venedocia Lions Club September 9, 2013

The September meeting was called to order by Mayor Larry Eutsler. The following council members were present: Robert Louth, Paul Price, Lee Lare, Margie Clement, Christina Young, and Gloria Leiter. The following guests were also in attendance: James Grant, Sarah Smith, Kimra and Bill Rowlett, Ray Young, and Bob McCollow

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

The bills were presented as follows:

Jenny Pugh $47.50 (#4841)

Treasurer State of Ohio $65.00 (#4842)

Flowerful by Design $30.89 (#4843)

Savidge Paint and Repair $75.00 (#4844)

Jennifer Pugh $285.72 (#4845)

James Grant $244.61 (#4846)

Mill Pond Farms, Inc. $1500.00 (#4847)

Salem Presbyterian Church $250.00 (#4848)

Flat Lands Supply $22.32 (#4849)

Postmaster $9.00 (#4850)

Treasurer State of Ohio $240.00 (#4851)

OPERS $78.00 (voucher)

AEP $287.42 (voucher)

AEP $37.24 (voucher)

Lee Lare moved to pay all bills. Margie Clement seconded the vote. Motion passed.

Old Business

Schmitmeyer, with Fanning and Howey, will be out during the month of September to walk through the resurfacing project. The project will be done in 2014.

Bob McCollow spoke on behalf of the trustees at the Salem Presbyterian Church. The original estimate from Brennemen Excavating has increased by approximately 10%. The total amount for the project is estimated at $10,000.00. The project includes tearing out the curbs, inserting drop boxes, and putting in new curbs that drain correctly on both the north and south sides of the lot. This project is necessary to alleviate the problem of flooded areas due to insufficient drainage on State Route 116. Christina Young moved to pay $4100.00 towards this project. A roll-call vote was taken. A unanimous ‘yes’ vote was given. Motion passed.

Sarah Smith, coordinator for the Van Wert County Business Outreach, spoke to the council about joining a group of approximately 21 other villages to apply for a $100,000.00 grant. Money to erect a building to house an office for this group is being sought through grant money. Smith says the county is asking for no money from the villages, but asking for the passage of a resolution to move forward with the grant. When asked about issues the village faces, the topic of the quality of water was discussed. A decision regarding this grant opportunity will need to be made within the next 30 days.

Ray Young expressed his concerns about the reputation of the village. He feels there’s too much bickering going on among residents. He hopes the town can come together.

New Business

The Leiendecker residence is having septic issues. Larry will call the county health department.

Properties that received notice of ordinance violations will be revisited thirty days after receipt of notice. Two property owners have yet to receive their notice.

They are:

15292 Main Street and 15190 Main Street.

A new notice will be issued via the mayor or the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office.

The next meeting will be October 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Margie Clement moved for adjournment.

Lee Lare seconded the motion.

Meeting adjourned.

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