Village of Venedocia

Regular Council Meeting

April 4, 2016 6:00 p.m.

The April council meeting was called to order by Mayor Sarah Kimmet with the following council members present: Marjorie Clement, Christina Young, Gloria Leiter, Tom Emery, Paul Price, and Doug Price. Also in attendance were village residents Jason Kimmet, Jerry Foust, and Cindy Davis.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The bills were presented as follows:

Payable To:

For the amount of:

Payment Method:

Treasurer State of Ohio


Check #5084

Jennifer Pugh


Check #5085

James Grant


Check #5086



Check #5087



Check #5088

Scott R. Gordon


Check #5089

Van Wert County Health Department


Payment Voucher #13



Payment Voucher #14

Public Employees Retirement System


Withholding Voucher #11

Doug Jones moved to pay all bills. Paul Price seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Old Business

Council person Leiter will order stop and speed limit signs.

The mayor stated that the paperwork will go in the newspaper for the lawn maintenance position. It will be run in all or a combination of The Delphos Herald, The Times Bulletin, and The Photo Star. Also see the village website for more details.

After Pugh read the paperwork to be filed against former Mayor Eutsler, Councilman Paul Price stated that he, not the mayor, gave the go-ahead on the sewer project because he was on the street department at the time. It was decided to drop the claim against the former mayor’s bond.

Leiter reported that according to Gordon, the dog ordinance needs to be rewritten in order for it to be affective. After discussion it was decided that all residents would receive a letter urging them to do some spring cleaning on their properties and to remind them to clean up after their pets. A few properties will receive violation letters due to the excessive amount of junk on their properties.

The mayor and council members will be going door-to-door asking the residents of the village to participate in an income survey to ascertain the need for grant funds. The funds will be used to do street work. Administration is asking that all residents fill out the paperwork when it is delivered. Young will be working on getting a list of addresses to give to Knapke.

New Business

Young and Kimmet noted that the village lawn mower is leaking oil.

The question was raised if volunteers could clean up the ball diamond and use it. No one on the council had a problem with this idea.

Anyone wishing to do a community-service project should contact the mayor or John Lloyd.


At 6:52 p.m. Clement moved for adjournment. The next meeting will May 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Meeting adjourned.

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Jennifer J. Pugh, Fiscal Officer Sarah Kimmet, Mayor