Village of Venedocia

Regular Council Meeting

November 6, 2017 7:30 p.m.

The November 2017 council meeting was called to order by Mayor Sarah Kimmet with the following council members present: Tom Emery, Paul Price, Doug Price, Marjorie Clement, Gloria Leiter, and Christina Young. Craig Knapke of Access Engineering was also in attendance.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The floor was given to Craig Knapke to discuss the street reconstruction project for the village. He updated the council on the project, noting that $898,000 has been awarded to the village. Doug Price moved to enter into a contract with Access Engineering to provide the necessary engineering work for this project. Paul Price seconded the motion. A roll-call vote was taken with a unanimous ‘yes’ vote indicated. Motion passed.

Knapke went on to explain that out of the grant money, $75,000 would be invoiced to the village for engineering work, which will leave $823,000 for the remainder of the street reconstruction project. Doug Price moved to accept this amount. Gloria Leiter seconded the motion. A roll-call vote was taken with a unanimous ‘yes’ vote indicated. Motion passed.

At this time, Knapke shared preliminary project details. Some of these include: replacing curbs and sidewalks (where possible) and widening streets. A call to The Middle Point Fire Department will be needed to ask about the usage of cisterns under the manholes. Storm sewer lines that have proven to be a problem in the past will also be replaced.

The bills were presented as follows:

Payable To:

For the amount of:

Payment Method:

Jennifer Pugh


Check #5187



Payment Voucher #35



Payment Voucher #36



Withholding Voucher #38

Gloria Leiter moved to pay all bills. Christina Young seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Old Business

Council person Young relayed her discussion with Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, Brian Ellerbrock, concerning the dog that has recently bitten residents. She also talked with the Van Wert County Dog Warden who stated that just because the sheriff’s office shows up, a report is not necessarily made. Typically, a warning is issued the first time, then a report follows the second time.

New Business

It was suggested that someone should look into contacting the Van Wert County Land Bank to see if they could help with some of the properties in the village.

At 8:08 p.m. Marjorie Clement moved for adjournment. The next meeting will be Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Meeting adjourned.

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Jennifer J. Pugh, Fiscal Officer Sarah Kimmet, Mayor