June 22, 2020

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, (by phone)

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

Mrs. Romweber, Mr. Hartoin, Ms. Smith


Mayor Sammons spoke about a City of Cincinnati councilman requesting the removal of President William Henry Harrison’s statue from downtown. Mayor Sammons spoke about President Harrison becoming the first person from Ohio to become president of the United States. He advised this councilman that we would gladly take the statue and display it in North Bend where he settled.


Ron Hartoin moved that the May 18, 2020 minutes be accepted. Bill Deters seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.


Marty reviewed the 2021 tax budget and a discussion followed.

Fran Romweber made a motion to adopt Resolution 2020-13 Adopting the 2021 Tax Budget. Shirley Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.

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


Dave Moorman made a motion to pay the bills. Shirley Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.


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


The Deputy Clerk’s Report is available at the Village office.

Minutes, June 22, 2020


Lt. Barbara Stuckey will report for Sgt. Raker who is on vacation. Lt. Stuckey reported there were 37 calls for service for the month of May, 2020. There were two criminal theft cases. There were no cases assigned to detectives and no cases closed during this period. There were no auto accidents or DUIs.


No Report.


Chief Ober reported there were 2 Fire Details and 6 EMS runs for the month of May. A large tree had fallen on Shady Lane across from Aston Oaks. All of the EMS runs were medical emergencies. Chief Ober stated that they are seeing a surge in heroin use again. It’s not in North Bend, however, it’s in the area. Chief Ober also stated the hydrant checks will be in July.


Mayor Sammons stated we received an email stating that Craig Hockenberry is no longer in the position of Superintendent at TRLSD. Ms. Holly Simms is the interim Superintendent. Mayor Sammons asked Marilyn to contact Ms. Simms to ask her and two of the Board of Education members to attend our July 27th, 2020 council meeting to discuss their decision.


Finance - Mr. Moorman

Dave Moorman talked about the Public Safety (2mil) Levy. He gave a presentation on the levy last month and has asked Scott to prepare a resolution asking the auditor to certify the dollar amount. There was a discussion…..Ron Hartoin stated he didn’t believe it was a good time to place a levy on the ballot with the current economic and COVID-19 events. Fran Romweber and Joe Bonner stated they see the benefit of placing a levy on the November ballot because it will have a high turnout of voters for the presidential election. Mayor Sammons prefers police costs being funded by a levy as our Fire and EMS are funded instead of the cost coming out of our general fund.

Dave Moorman made a motion to adopt Resolution 2020-12 Resolution of Necessity for Levying a Tax Exceeding Ten-Mil Limitation for Public Safety Services. Fran Romweber seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.

Dave Moorman gave council an update of how he is uploading our council meetings on YouTube to be viewed by our residents. There’s a link on our website to our YouTube channel and he presented the April council meeting as an example.

Light, Water and Sewer - Ms. Smith

No Report.

Maintenance - Mr. Hartoin

Ron Hartoin read the Maintenance Supervisor’s Report in Rick’s absence.

Minutes, June 22, 2020

Police & Fire – Mr. Deters

Bill Deters and Mayor Sammons met with Captain Butler, Hamilton County Sheriff Department, Mayor Steve Meyers of Cleves and Trustee Jack Rininger of Miami Township regarding securing a new contract with Hamilton County Sheriff Department and each village and township. Scott Sollmann is currently reviewing the proposed contract. Bill Deters gave each council member Exhibit A and B showing the Projected Costs and Projected Staffing Schedule for the period 2020-2022.

Ron Hartoin thanked Bill Deters for his hard work on this project. This new contract will save the Village of North Bend money while having more police coverage.

Planning & Zoning - Mrs. Romweber

No Report.

Law & Ordinance - Mr. Bonner

No Report.

Beautification – Fran Romweber

Fran and Mayor Sammons met with Mike Rahall, Administrator of Cleves, to advise him North Bend will be removing and trimming large trees from the WHH property and North Bend’s property to enhance the view of the WHH Memorial. They asked him permission to remove and trim any large trees on Cleves’ property on Brower and Harbor Roads that may be restricting that view and he was in agreement. In mid-July, Buckeye Tree Service will begin the project in that area. Mr. Charles Hunter with the railroad company will also begin removing trees on their property blocking the view. This is possible because of a grant awarded to North Bend from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation.


No Report


No Report.


No Report.


No Report.


Mayor Sammons stated he was on a conference call with all mayors in Ohio regarding funding from the county for Coronavirus relief. The Village of North Bend’s estimate is $17,000. We can use these funds for providing food and COVID-19 supplies to the unemployed. We must track the distribution and return any monies not used back to Hamilton County. He asked Scott to produce a resolution for the Coronavirus relief.

Ron Hartoin made a motion to adopt Resolution 2020-14 Authorizing the Submittal of a Request for its Share of Funds from the County Coronavirus Relief Distribution Funds. Bill Deters seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.

Minutes, June 22, 2020


No Report.


Ron Nunnery, resident at 32 Taylor Avenue, asked council about the status of a home on Miami Avenue. A few months ago, the home looked as though it was being renovated and very abruptly all work halted. He also asked about a home in the village where a roof was underway to being replaced and again all work abruptly stopped. He asked if there was an ordinance requiring a time frame for completion. Mayor Sammons asked Marilyn to check on the home on Miami Avenue and asked Joe Bonner to contact the owners regarding their roof repair.


Our next council meeting is Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:00pm

Records Retention meeting will be Monday, July 27, 2020 at 6:15pm


No Report.


Joe Bonner made motion to adjourn the meeting. Shirley Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%. Meeting was adjourned at 8:27p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

_____________________________ _______________________________

Fiscal Officer Mayor

Minutes, June 22, 2020


June 22, 2020

To Council Members for Your Information and Review

As advertised prior to this Council meeting, Council reviewed the 2020 Tax Budget. Council needs to approve the Resolution adopting the 2020 Tax Budget as prepared by Mr. Sollman.

The Tax Budget has taken the majority of my time this month. It will be submitted to the Hamilton County Auditor by July 20, 2020.

Tonight approval of a resolution requesting the County Auditor certify estimated revenue for 1 new levy – Public Safety, 2 mills, for placement on the November ballot.

I will work on the COVID-19 reimbursement forms.

I requested advance payment of the second half real estate taxes per Resolution #2020-6.

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 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 – no report – no expenses

· 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


- Planting completed and new watering system working as planned.

- New post for crosswalk on E. Harrison Avenue installed.

- “NO THROUGH TRUCKS” Sign at Taylor and Miami installed.

DEPUTY CLERK’S REPORT June 22, 2020 Marilyn Kramer

- North Bend’s We Thrive Wellness Committee meeting was held on June 19th, 2020 at 9:30am. The minutes are attached for your review.

- Tire Recycling Event was June 5 - June 15, 2020. This event was through a “Keep Cincinnati Beautiful” grant. I should have the recycling numbers for us next month. This event becomes part of our Hamilton County Recycling Program.

- The Hamilton County Yard Waste Recycling Event is now open. It has been relocated to Oakdale Elementary School, 3850 Virginia Court in Green Township. It’s now open from

June 6, 2020 – December 6, 2020 on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) between the hours of 11:30am - 5:00pm. Visit for more details.

- Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency gave North Bend 1,000 disposable masks and 500 reusable masks for council, employees and residents’ use. I picked them up in early June.

- I may need a new computer in the near future; I’d like to ask council for approval in the amount of $1,500.00 (estimate is attached from Fuller Computers).

- I’ll be on vacation this Friday, June 26 and Monday, June 29th as well as July 13-17.

Tickler File

- The filing deadline for the Public Safety Levy is August 5, 2020 for November ballot.

- An annual inspection of all fire extinguishers will be completed in August, 2020.

- The one-year moratorium on medical marijuana expires in September, 2020.

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