March 25th, 2013

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: Mrs. Romweber, Mr. Moorman, Mr. Hartoin
Mr. Nunnery, Mr. Welch, Mr. Boll

Mayor Sammons read from George Washington’s First Inaugural Address from April, 1789. This is the same year the Village of North Bend was founded.

Bill Welch moved that the February 25th, 2013 Minutes be accepted. Ron Hartoin seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%.

The Treasurer’s Report is attached.

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

See Attached Report
Mayor Sammons had a request for a "No Outlet" sign to be placed on Muirfield.

Sgt. Daugherty reported there were fifty-six (56) calls in February, 2013. One (1) OVI and six (6) citations were issued.
We now have a K-9 unit officer available for North Bend. Chad Wickman is the officer’s name.
An officer was involved in an accident over the weekend and is recovering as is the other driver.

Minutes, March 25th, 2013

Al Montague of 67 E. Harrison owns two (2) rental units in North Bend. He had his group of renters and owners and asked Council to deeply consider whether to renew the Rental Inspection Program in April. His group is opposed to the renewal. There is a Law and Ordinance Committee meeting to discuss this issue on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30p.m. in Council Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

Assistant Chief Mike Wells reported there were three (3) fire runs for the month of February (7 for the year so far, however, there were three times as many fire runs in 2012). There were nine (9) EMS details for the month of February (17 for the year – compared to 137 for 2012).
The new squad is in service at Mt. Nebo Station. This new squad is the "first responder" now to the Village.

No Report.


Finance - Mr. Welch
No Report.

Light, Water and Sewer - Mr. Nunnery
There were five (5) fire hydrants out of service, since then another one has been added to that list, however, three (3) have been fixed. Mr. Nunnery is working with the Cleves Water Works to finish the repair on the remaining three (3).
Ron Hartoin asked Assistant Chief Wells for advice on expediting these repairs. Chief Wells said he is working with Cleves Water Works Supervisor, Rusty Alexander on how to proceed in the correct manner.
There will be a public meeting on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00p.m. addressing the Waste Renewal Levy. They will share information regarding the levy with the public.

Maintenance - Mr. Hartoin
No Report.

Police & Fire - Mr. Boll
No Report.

Planning & Zoning - Mrs. Romweber
No Report.

Law & Ordinance - Mr. Moorman
The Law and Ordinance Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30p.m. in Council Hall. The Rental Inspection Program will be discussed.

Beautification – Fran Romweber
The Minutes from the Beautification Committee meeting that was held Saturday, March 16th have been distributed to all Council Members. (See Minutes Attached)
The planters built by the North Bend Maintenance Department were displayed during the Council meeting. There were multiple positive comments.

Mayor Sammons reviewed the $1,000 donation from 2012 that did not come to fruition. Bill Welch asked for a vote on whether or not to charge that amount to the 2013 budget. Fran Romweber made motion to not charge the $1,000 to the 2013 budget. Ron Hartoin seconded the motion. Motion passed 100%. The 2013 budget remains with a balance of $8,500 minus the $107.00 overpayment in 2012.
Resident, Carl Huether asked about landscaping at the William Henry Harrison tomb. Mayor Sammons stated the tomb property is not part of North Bend’s responsibility. The Harrison-Symmes Foundation takes care of the tomb. It is headed up by Bev Meyer, a Cleves Council Member. North Bend is sincerely interested in the upkeep and improvement of the tomb area and will help as feasible.

Bill Welch asked about the JMA report on the detailed status of the Village’s streets. Mayor Sammons will follow up on this with JMA.

No Report.

The Duke Aggregation meetings were held on March 9th, 2013. Mayor Sammons stated there were no attendees from the public. He stated this aggregation only included electric, not the gas portion. The Mayor suggested putting the gas aggregation on the November ballot.

No Report

No Report

JMA Consultants have received four (4) bid proposals regarding the Washington Avenue Storm Drainage project. JMA is recommending that the Village award the project to Fred A. Nemann Company whose bid proposal is in the amount of $192,631.00. A vote was taken tonight on this bid proposal. Ron Hartoin asked for a reminder of how much North Bend will really pay. The total cost is $192,000 minus $109,000 OPWC grant minus $30,000 CDRG grant. North Bend should end up with a 20-year 0% loan of $53,000. These amounts assume the lower bid does not cause the grant amounts to change. North Bend has already paid a separate engineering fee of $19,710.
Fran Romweber made motion for Resolution 2013-03 for Acceptance of Fred A. Nemann Company’s Bid. Dave Moorman seconded the motion. Ron Hartoin abstained because he is related to Fred Nemann. Motion passed 100%.
Ron Hartoin asked for an accounting of the Mayor’s account. Ron Nunnery asked the Mayor not to include items on his spending that should be included in the Beautification Committee’s budget. Mayor Sammons stated including the cost of four (4) flower boxes on his monthly account was appropriate.
Council discussed the situation and ultimately agreed, but asked Mayor Sammons to be aware of this in the future.

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Resident, Margaret Knapp of Cliff Road, commented on the tomb situation. She says it belongs to the Ohio Historical Society. She asked about the bench she donated. It will be assembled and placed soon.
Resident, Ken Albu of Washington Avenue asked about the waste levy. Ron Nunnery reviewed the time for the public meeting.
Ken Albu also asked about the retreat that was held. He contacted the Attorney General’s office regarding the legality of it and asked if the public was invited. Mayor Sammons said a representative of the public was invited. He stated this was the first of many meetings about the Village and the public will be a part of this.

Ed Sullivan mentioned the upcoming Taylor Alumni Chorus Spring Program at Taylor High School. It will take place Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00p.m.
No Report.

Bill Welch made motion to adjourn the meeting. Ron Nunnery seconded the motion. Motion carried 100%. Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

_____________________________ _______________________________
Fiscal Officer Mayor

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