Village of Venedocia

Regular Council Meeting

April 5, 2017 6:30 p.m.

The March 2017 council meeting was called to order by Mayor Sarah Kimmet with the following council members present: Gloria Leiter, Tom Emery Paul Price, Doug Price, and Marjorie Clement.

Also in attendance were village residents Jason Kimmet and Jerry Foust, as well as Lauren Bowen, a senior public affairs liaison for the treasurer of Ohio.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The bills were presented as follows:

Payable To:

For the amount of:

Payment Method:

Randy Koenig


Check #5162

Village of Middle Point


Check #5163

Auto-Owners Insurance


Check #5164

Treasurer State of Ohio


Check #5165

Purmort Brothers Insurance


Check #5166

Jennifer Pugh


Check #5167



Withholding Voucher #12



Payment Voucher #13

Paul Price moved to pay all bills. Marjorie Clement seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Old Business

A thank you was extended to Ron and Greg Richards for temporarily patching the holes in Plum Street.

Pugh shared that the audit will be held on Wednesday, April 19th.

The mayor shared that the Village of Oakwood has shown interest in the ballpark lights.

Leiter informed the council that she had talked with Linda Stutz about possibly pursuing an income tax levy for the village on the next election date. The filing deadline is August 9, 2017 or February of 2018. Leiter will reach out to others that may have information that will help the council make this decision.

New Business

Lauren Bowen, with the State Treasurer’s Office, spoke to council about making the village’s financial records available to the public via the Internet. She explained that the program is free; everything is handled by UAN, as the State has provided a platform for this program. At this time, nearby villages of Wren, Willshire, and Scott have agreed to participate in the program, while Middle Point is still considering. Approximately one-fourth of the local governments in the state have given consent. When asked about the potential for cheaper audits, Bowen stated that there was no guarantee that would happen. She stated the ultimate goals of the program are public accessibility and readability. After Bowen’s presentation, there was no discussion by council.

The Lion’s Club is making the bathrooms at the ballpark accessible to allow the Middle Point baseball teams to practice, and possibly play games in Venedocia.

Jerry Foust wanted to know what the village was going to do about the beagle that runs lose in town. A letter will be sent to the property owners, Creative Home Buying Solutions, about this problem.

At 7:18 p.m. Gloria Leiter moved for adjournment. The next meeting has been changed to Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Meeting adjourned.

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Jennifer J. Pugh, Fiscal Officer Sarah Kimmet, Mayor