August 25, 2014

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Sammons.

Members Present:

Mayor: Mr. Sammons

Law Director: Mr. Reichert

Fiscal Officer: Mr. Sullivan

Councilpersons: Mr. Hartoin, Mrs. Romweber, Mr. Nunnery,

Mr. Welch, Mr. Moorman, Ms. Smith


Mayor Sammons reviewed the seventeen Enumerated Powers of the Federal Government.


Bill Welch moved that the July 28, 2014 Minutes be accepted. Ron Hartoin seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.


The Treasurer’s Report is available at the Village office.


Fran Romweber made motion to pay the bills. Bill Welch seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.


The Maintenance Supervisor’s Report is available at the Village office.

Fran Romweber asked Rick to monitor yard sale signs and remove them from telephone poles.

A North Bend resident asked why it’s taking so long to replace street signs. Rick stated it’s due to excessive theft. He’s pursuing a way to make the signs and brackets stronger.


Sgt. Steers was not able to attend tonight’s meeting. Mayor Sammons said he is pursuing a suspect in the North Bend area. One has been captured and one suspect is still at-large, but has been identified.

Minutes, August 25, 2014


John Niehaus reviewed the procedure for permitting new buildings and additions. Mayor Sammons stated this is handled through North Bend’s contract with Hamilton County Building Department. John reviewed a specific issue with a setback violation to the AOHOA (Aston Oaks Home Owners Association) ARB (Architectural Review Board) Covenant. John requests that no plans be sent to Hamilton County without approval by the AOHOA - ARB. Mayor Sammons recommends notifying Hamilton County Building that all plans must be stamped “approved by ARB of Aston Oaks”. After a discussion, it was suggested that the Village of North Bend Deputy Clerk not issue the $2,000.00 street bond unless the AOHOA – ARB approval stamp is present. Mayor Sammons will work with Todd Kinskey to provide the proper and final solution.

John brought up an issue with the sprinkler heads that were along the new curbs and possibly damaged by the Shady Lane work. He is investigating.

Bill Welch brought up the new signage at St. Annes and Turnberry. Bill said John Niehaus was unaware there was a signage color option. Bill Welch suggested asking the Aston Oaks homeowners via email via Helen Hoffmann. It was suggested that Bill work out this issue with the AOHOA Association.

There was a discussion that the Aston Oaks Home Owners Association would be responsible for the incremental cost of upgrading the street signs from the standard sign cost. Bill Welch asked Rick Schultz to prepare an update on the cost. Rick Schultz reviewed the new standards for street signage. (Stop signs, etc.)


Chief Ober stated there were two (2) fire runs due to auto accidents and ten (10) EMS runs for the month of July. (they were not drug related)


Kate Fenton reviewed happenings in the school district. She asked everyone to please see the Three Rivers Schools website for details.


Finance - Mr. Welch

No Report

Light, Water and Sewer - Ms. Smith

No Report

Maintenance - Mr. Hartoin

Ron Hartoin presented two options for pavement repairs to Aston Oaks Drive. It would cost $2,800 for milling 2.5” and $6,700 for the full 7” depth repair. Rick Schultz recommended the $2,800 repair. Rick says this is not an emergency. Bill Welch requested Rick to get a second bid.

Fran Romweber questioned the quality of the previous Turnberry repair and she wants to avoid this happening with the Aston Oaks Drive repair.

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Police & Fire – Mr. Nunnery

Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting is scheduled for September 25 at 7:00p.m. at our Presidential Community Park. Attendance at these meetings is still very low (4 to 5 residents). Mayor Sammons highly recommended the public to attend.

October is fire safety month and Miami Township Fire Department will attend the October Neighborhood Watch meeting and put on a presentation.

Planning & Zoning - Mrs. Romweber

No Report

Law & Ordinance - Mr. Moorman

The Property Maintenance Report has been sent to Council members. There was a discussion about how this will be handled in the future.

Beautification – Fran Romweber

There will be a Beautification Committee meeting at the end of September. The committee is looking for new members. Please contact the Village office if interested in joining.


Shirley Smith suggested placing the State sign at Harrison’s Tomb. Mayor Sammons is working on this issue with Joe Large.


No Report


No Report


Regarding the Shady Lane signage, Mayor Sammons said we need the property owner’s approval and he is having difficulty contacting the owner. The Mayor will try contacting them through John Niehaus.

The Harrison Avenue Improvement Project pre-construction meeting is this Friday, August 29th. If we go forward, the cost is approximately $14,000 and Council has not yet approved this project. Mayor Sammons reviewed the project and there was a discussion. Ron Nunnery made motion to accept Resolution 2014-19 Authorizing Expenditure for Harrison Avenue Resurfacing and Repair. It was decided not to participate. Dave Moorman, Ron Nunnery and Shirley Smith voted “Yea”; Fran Romweber, Bill Welch and Ron Hartoin voted “Nay”; Mayor Sammons broke the tie with a “Nay” vote. Resolution 2014-19 is voided.

The original vote on this matter was reversed upon subsequent discussion by Council and Resolution 2014-19 Authorizing Expenditure for Harrison Avenue Resurfacing and Repair was then adopted by a 6-0 vote. Jim Reichert will prepare the Resolution and send for signatures.

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No Report


No Report


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Mayor Sammons announced that he is becoming a grandfather. The baby is due in January. Congratulations to the Mayor and his family.


No Report


Ron Hartoin made motion to adjourn the meeting. Ron Nunnery seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%. Meeting was adjourned at 8:28p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

_____________________________ _______________________________

Fiscal Officer Mayor

Minutes, August 25, 2014


Road Repairs

Filled pot holes on Summit – requested

Filled pot holes at 426 Three Rivers Parkway – requested

Aston Oaks Drive - bid to repair?

Equipment Repairs

Walk Behind Mower – new clutch, tires and belts

Dump Truck – tailgate repaired

Fall Clean-Up

Three Rivers Parkway

Median (thanks to ODOT for use of safety signage and thanks to our sheriff’s

patrol for keeping us safe)

North (Westbound) side starting at Addyston Line

Shady Lane

Harbor Drive

Crack Seal

Starting first or second week in September – We will be starting at Aston Oaks

Drive and Shady Lane – Cleves is storing material for us until then

Street Signs – Missing at Miami/Brower and Cliff/Brower – new signs are ordered

---try new brackets

Dumpster – will be locked Wednesday at 3p.m. until Tuesday 3p.m. -

Driveway will be chained off

Wednesday, 8/20 – Call out for tree down on Cliff Rd. – Large Oak at 120 Cliff Rd.

over power lines; called in Buckeye Tree and worked with homeowner

to clear road in a safe and timely manner.

Shady Lane Update – Curbs and concrete complete; backfill and seeding

complete; paving will begin in 3 weeks – mill asphalt, depth repair and repave


August 25th, 2014

To Council Members for Your Information and Review

We received our notification from the County auditor that he received our 2015 Tax Budget. It will be submitted to the Hamilton County Budget commission in September and the auditor will then issue a document showing the amounts we will be able to spend from in 2015.

A copy of the Auditor’s response is in your packet

We wrote no new P.O.’s or Blanket Certificates this month.

Distributed to council members this month are the following reports:

Monthly Cash Flow Analysis:
Showing money in/money out and the check book balance

Payment and charge Register Report:
Includes all checks & automatic payments taken directly from our checkbook since last Council Meeting

Receipts Register Report:
Includes all sources of revenue taken in by the Village since last Council Meeting

Revenue Status Report:
Shows the year-to-date status of each revenue account as of date of this Council Meeting

Fund Status Report: Shows amount left in each fund as of date of this Council
Meeting and the current checking account balance

Year to Date Beautification Accounting Report
Mayor’s Discretionary Fund Report

Copies of all the above reports are available for public viewing at the Village Office.

Respectfully submitted, Edward Sullivan, Fiscal Officer

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