July 26, 2021

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

Members Present:

Mayor: Mr. Sammons

Law Director: Mr. Sollmann, (by phone)

Fiscal Officer: Ms. Fryman

Councilpersons: Mr. Moorman, Mr. Deters, Mr. Bonner,

Mrs. Romweber, Mr. Hartoin, Ms. Smith


Mayor Sammons stated Duke Energy has hired Southern Cross to complete work in North Bend over the next few weeks. Please check Duke’s website for further details.


Ron Hartoin moved that the June 28, 2021 minutes be accepted. Bill Deters seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.


Marta Fryman reported she submitted the 2022 Tax Budget on July 9, 2021.

Marta stated the State of Ohio has a 30 day extension to disperse the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds.

There was a discussion of placing either a replacement or renewal levy on the November 2, 2021 ballot. Dave Moorman had a presentation reporting how much income would be generated for each type of levy the auditor certified.

Ron Hartoin made a motion to declare Resolution 2021-24 an emergency and to dispense with the requirement that this resolution be read on three separate days and be adopted upon its first reading. Shirley Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.

Ron Hartoin made a motion to adopt Resolution 2021-24 Declaring it Necessary to Levy a Tax in Excess of the Ten Mill Limitation and Requesting the Board of Elections to Place the Issue on the November 2, 2021 Ballot (Replacement). Shirley Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.

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

Minutes, July 26, 2021


Joe Bonner made a motion to pay the bills. Bill Deters seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.


Mayor Sammons asked Steve Ludwig, North Bend’s new Maintenance Supervisor, to introduce himself to council. Fran stated there’s graffiti on the underpass again and asked if Steve might be able to eradicate this nuisance. She mentioned a particular type of red paint that deters graffiti. Steve will look into that. Dave Moorman mentioned that the Strawser Company will be starting the ONYX road treatment project in Aston Oaks in August and asked Steve to remove the weeds on those streets prior to the start of this project. Steve stated he will continue to cut grass and keep the Village beautiful.


Marilyn stated the council phone/email sheet has been updated and each council member has two copies. Hamilton County is having their snowplow training this fall and we have signed up Mayor Doug Sammons, Steve Ludwig and Jim Searcy for the September 16th class.


Lt. Barbara Stuckey reported there were 51 calls for service for the month of June. There were two criminal reports, two auto accidents and two citations.


Mayor Sammons’ nephews, Steve, Matt and Nick Comarata along with their parents, Steve and Melissa talked about their experiences of becoming Eagle Scouts and scouting in general. Some of their experiences included, how to handle encountering wildlife, learning lifesaving skills, how to combat heat exhaustion, first aid, citizenship, personal fitness and cooking. The Boy Scouts motto is “Be Prepared”. For Nick’s Eagle Scout project, he cut down a tree to make a cross, met other scouts who milled the wood, and now the completed 10’ x 5’ cross is in place at Elder High School, where all three scouts attended. His grandfather assisted him on this project, who has forty years of Eagle scouting and is also an Elder graduate. Fran stated her son was an Eagle Scout and she knows the dedication of scout parents. Ron Hartoin took pictures of the family.


Chief Lacey stated there were two fire details and 13 EMS runs for the month of June. He said out of the 13 EMS runs there was one overdose. The Miami Township Fire Department has 62 shifts per month. They were able to order new radios with the new budget. They were able to have 87 training hours which included water rescue training. He reported there are 18 students that graduated as firemen. There were twenty fire departments to interview those 18 students. Some jurisdictions are critical; Blue Ash is struggling. The action plan for the fireworks event at Crossroads on Bridgetown Road, where 12,000 people attended, took place successfully.


No Report.

Minutes, July 26, 2021


Finance - Mr. Moorman

Dave Moorman gave a presentation on the Local Government Fiscal Recovery Fund. North Bend may be able to apply the funds to: the Sheriff’s Department expenses, Fire Department expenses, tourism at the Tomb, projects within North Bend and possibly the storm water landslide issue on US50.

Light, Water and Sewer - Ms. Smith

No Report.

Maintenance - Mr. Hartoin

No Report.

Police & Fire – Mr. Deters

Bill reported that Hamilton County has drafted a contract including the Village of Cleves, North Bend, Miami Township, Crosby Township and Whitewater Township. They would like to include all of the western counties in to one contract. There would be 6 full-time cars. It is proposed that North Bend pay approximately $95,000 for 2021 and 2022 and it is proposed to increase to $123,000 for 2023. These fees are based on road mileage, population and number of calls.

Planning & Zoning - Mrs. Romweber

No Report.

Law & Ordinance - Mr. Bonner

Joe Bonner stated he visited Lakeview Drive regarding a complaint that was made last month. The owner is not depositing debris in his backyard. There was a letter written regarding dogs barking. There was a letter written regarding a property on Shawnee and that property has been cleaned up. Dave Moorman mentioned that some grass/weeds at 154 Miami Avenue are over 3’ high.

Beautification – Fran Romweber

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Minutes, July 26, 2021


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Our next council meeting is Monday, August 30, 2021 at 7:00pm.


No Report.

Joe Bonner made a motion for council to go into Executive Session in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 121.22(G) (3) to discuss matters related to two separate employees. The motion was seconded by Bill Deters. The motion was unanimous and carried 100%.

Executive Session was attended by the Mayor, Dave Moorman, Bill Deters, Joe Bonner, Fran Romweber, Ron Hartoin, Shirley Smith and Law Director, Scott Sollmann, (by phone).

Ron Hartoin made a motion to adjourn Executive Session and resume the regular council meeting. The motion was seconded by Dave Moorman. Motion carried 100%. Executive Session ended at 8:43pm.


Ron Hartoin made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Shirley Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%. Meeting was adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

_____________________________ _______________________________

Fiscal Officer Mayor

Minutes, July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

To Council Members for Your Information and Review

The 2022 Tax Budget was submitted to the Hamilton County Auditor on July 9, 2021.

I emailed to all of Council and a copy is on your desk of the Auditor's certificate of estimated property tax revenue for the 5 mill Operating Levy. We need approval of resolution 2021-24 to place the 5 mill Operating Levy on the November ballot.

The 2019-20 audit is continuing. The Auditor's have been on site to complete the Audit. Final word received is it is in final stages.

We have not received the funds from the American Rescue Plan. We issued no new purchase orders 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


• 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 - no report

• Mayor's Discretionary Fund Report

• Credit Card Usage Report

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

Marta Fryman, Fiscal Officer


- Talked to Consolidated and they will have Rumpke remove the 75 tires that were dumped on their property.

- Trimmed between Symmes and St. Annes; Lakeview Drive and half of Shady Lane.

Also trimmed east side of St. Annes. Cut down honeysuckle on Shady Lane (right side)

- Watered and repaired hanging baskets all month.

- Mowed all grass on the west and east. Sprayed weeds by St. Anne’s and on playground.

- Trimmed curbs on Shady Lane and U.S. 50. Trimmed and edged on Miami.

- I went to the BMV to begin the process of registration and title for the new lift truck.

- Trimmed back grass and honeysuckle and edging of curbs and sidewalks west of TLC Daycare.

- Maintained curb appeal around the office. Fixed gutter and lights at playground. Cleaned up the median on U.S. 50 by Cleves. Trimmed back weeds and bushes by our sign at the Addyston boundary line. Finished maintaining pork chop on U.S.50.

- Patched small pavement hole on Turnberry.

- Filled water tanks.

- Bought supplies at Bud Herbert and Site One.

- Filled trucks and gas cans.

DEPUTY CLERK’S REPORT July 26, 2021 Marilyn Kramer

- You have two copies on your desk of the updated phone/email sheet for council and employees

- Hamilton County is having snowplow training this fall. I have signed up Mayor Doug Sammons, Maintenance Supervisor, Steve Ludwig and Jim Searcy for the 800am class on September 16th.

- We had our Wellness Committee meeting on June 23, 2021. We reviewed recommendations based on the assessment and chose two focus areas and created an outline for the Action Plan. In 2022, the team will identify and participate in strategies to address substance use and abuse prevention. We will also identify and participate in at least three strategies to increase fall prevention efforts in the community.

- Most of this month has been meeting with our state auditor, copying and scanning paperwork for them.

- We received the list of campers for the KIO Ski Club on Brower Road.

- Delhi Pest Control has given us a quote of $59.00 per month to take care of the office. They spray the outside perimeter, windows and door entryways. This is just for summer/fall months. The previous pest control company was $75.00 per visit.

Tickler File

- One year moratorium on medical marijuana resolution is due in August, 2021.

- All fire extinguishers will be checked and tagged in August, 2021.

- Trash can Ordinance will be discussed and presented in August, 2021.

- Safety Day is Saturday, October 9, 2021.

- Maintenance Supervisor’s Commercial Applicator License – need to have Steve take the course

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