Village of Venedocia

Regular Council Meeting

March 7, 2016 6:00 p.m.

The March council meeting was called to order by Mayor Sarah Kimmet with the following council members present: Marjorie Clement, Christina Young, Gloria Leiter, Tom Emery, and Doug Price. Also in attendance was village resident Jason Kimmet, as well as, Scott Gordon, village solicitor.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The bills were presented as follows:

Payable To:

For the amount of:

Payment Method:



Check #5079

Times Bulletin


Check #5080

CompManagement, Inc


Check #5081

Jennifer Pugh


Check #5082

Federal Taxes


Check #5083

Public Employees Retirement System


Withholding Voucher #11

Ohio State Taxes


Withholding Voucher #12



Payment Voucher #7



Payment Voucher #8



Payment Voucher #9

Christina Young moved to pay all bills. Margie Clement seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Old Business

The mayor reported that she will not be able to attend the Van Wert Health meeting due to a work conflict.

Scott Gordon asked for an update on the sewer line problem the village had last year. He was told that the bill had been paid. Mayor Kimmet asked how the village could get all or some of the money back. After a lengthy discussion of trying to prove where and when the problem started, Leiter made a motion for Gordon to contact Purmort Brothers Insurance to inquire about the particulars of the previous mayor’s bond to see if any money could be recouped. Christina Young seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Young shared that the next Sunshine Law will be July 19th from 1:00-4:15 at Wright State University in Celina. She indicated that participants must register on the Attorney General’s website.

Leiter mentioned that, according to Rick McCoy, the radios’ frequencies will suffice for the purpose of the village. One radio does need a new battery.

Leiter also gave costs for street signs quoted from the county. Christina Young moved to buy 2 speed limit signs at a cost of $20.19 and 1 stop sign for $26.52. Gloria Leiter seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Young reported on the cost of replacement letters for the display board used in the village. Doug Price moved to ask the Lions Club to cover the cost of the letters. Tom Emery seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Leiter moved to proceed with the funding opportunities presented by Craig Knapke at the February meeting, as the income survey will need to be done within the next several months. Christina Young seconded the motion. Motion carried. Pugh will contact Knapke.

Emery was asked to double check the operation of the street lights in town; some are still on during the day.

New Business

Numerous reports of dog feces laying in people’s yards and on sidewalks has been reported throughout the village. It is advised that residents clean up after their own pets while loose or walking them.

Sealed bids will be accepted for the position of lawn maintenance. Paperwork will be available after the April meeting. Those interested may not bid over $8.00 per hour. Other particulars will be addressed at the next meeting.


At 7:08 p.m. Young moved for adjournment. The next meeting will April 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Meeting adjourned.

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Jennifer J. Pugh, Fiscal Officer Sarah Kimmet, Mayor