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2015 “State of the Village” Address


Mayor’s Welcome

Mayor Robert M. Kalish, Village of Baltimore, Ohio
Mayor Kalish

As Mayor of Baltimore, I welcome you to the Baltimore Web Page. This page will help you, the taxpayer, to stay informed about your Government.

Check with us frequently to receive the most up to date information on what’s happening in Baltimore. This is your government, stay informed so that we can work together to improve Baltimore.

Mayor Robert M. Kalish

Village News

Village Establishes Sidewalk Grant Program

The Village of Baltimore has established a Sidewalk Grant Program that will provide a possible reimbursement for property owners who have completed the installation of new sidewalks or who have replaced existing sidewalks. Once the property owner has completed his or her sidewalk project, the property owner is then eligible for a partial reimbursement of the labor and materials for the installation of the sidewalk only.

The Village of Baltimore will reimburse the costs associated with replacing or installing a new sidewalk at a rate of 30%, with a maximum reimbursement of $500.00. Each property is eligible for one reimbursement per calendar year. The Village has set aside $5000.00 for this grant program and individual grants will be awarded on a “first come, first served” basis.

Further, please be advised that all contractors must register with the Village of Baltimore on an annual basis. A list of registered contractors can be obtained from the Village or on the Village website. For a property owner to be eligible for the sidewalk reimbursement program, the selected contractor must be registered with the Village of Baltimore.

Please use the following link for the Sidewalk Grant Application.

Safety Committee Meeting – March 9

Please note that there will be a change in time for the March meeting of the Safety Committee. The meeting will be at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 9. The meeting will be held in the Town Hall, 103 West Market Street.

Notice of Public Meeting

Neighborhood Revitalization Program Grant Meeting
Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30 pm
Municipal Office, 103 West Market Street

The Village of Baltimore wishes to apply for a Neighborhood Revitalization Program Grant this year and your help is needed. In order to qualify for a $270,000 grant, public meetings must be held and attended by village residents.

Your input is needed: what projects would you like to see done in the village? New sidewalks? Street repairs?

Please plan to attend this meeting on March 17th at the Municipal Office with suggestions for possible projects.

You may contact the village at 862-4491 with any questions.

Employment Opportunities

Wastewater Operator In Charge

Job Opening:
Wastewater Operator In charge for a
Class II Membrane filtration wastewater treatment plant

The Village of Baltimore is accepting applications for an Operator Responsible In charge for the Village’s Class II wastewater treatment plant. The Village of Baltimore built a GE membrane filtration wastewater treatment plant in 2009. The current Village Operator Responsible In charge is retiring.

The Village of Baltimore is accepting applications from individuals with 5-10 years of wastewater experience with at least 3 years of supervisory experience. The position requires a Class II wastewater certification and a mechanical background. This position reports directly to the Village administrator. Duties include, but are not limited to: Daily plant inspections, preparing and submitting all OEPA reports including the biosolids management program, check lift stations and grinder pumps, troubleshoot and maintain all equipment, prepare purchase orders, order supplies, perform general housekeeping, train employees on the proper operating procedures, perform all the necessary lab analysis, file and maintain records, any other duties consistent with the proper operations of the MBR facility. Pay scale is $42,078.40 – $51,188.80. Submit resume and cover letter to Scott Brown Village Administrator, Village of Baltimore 103 West Market Street Baltimore Ohio, 43105 by March 6, 2015.

Assistant Fiscal Officer

The Village of Baltimore is accepting applications for an Assistant Fiscal Officer. The Village of Baltimore’s Fiscal Officer is retiring after twenty three years of service. The Assistant Fiscal Officer position is a temporary position which was created for the purpose of training that individual to become the next Village of Baltimore’s Fiscal Officer. The Assistant Fiscal Officer position is full-time with benefits and has a salary of $31,200.00. Please submit a resume and cover letter to The Village of Baltimore 103 West Market Street Baltimore Ohio, 43105 Attn: Scott Brown, Administrator. Application deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015.

Click on the following link to view the Position Description for the Assistant Fiscal Officer.

Current or Recent Projects

Eagle Scout Candidate Restores Cemetery

Michael Uhl of Boy Scout Troop ­187 led a team of workers to restore deteriorated graves and headstones in Baltimore’s Maple Grove Cemetery as his Eagle Scout Project. Michael visited with the Baltimore Parks & Recreation Board last fall to discuss project ideas. He settled on the cemetery (at the corner on N. Main Street and North Street) as his project in October. Unfortunately, a blast of serious winter weather hit central Ohio just as he was getting underway in November. Luckily, scouts are prepared and diligent!

Village of Baltimore - Cemetery Restoration ProjectWorking around the weather, Michael and his team focused their attention on the west side of the graveyard, where the oldest graves are located. Many of the old stones were leaning or had already fallen over. Brush and landscaping planted decades ago had also caused damage to some monuments.

Michael and the group cut and removed several overgrown trees and brush patches. Working over several weekends, they also excavated, straightened and repaired 23 damaged headstones and they filled sink holes with topsoil donated by Ace Hardware.

Because work continued into early December, Michael plans to return to the cemetery in the spring once temperatures rise to apply grass seed to bare areas and finalize a few headstone repairs using masonry adhesive.

The Village of Baltimore and the Parks & Recreation Board are grateful to Michael and his team (including his parents Tammy & Joseph, Doug Utz, Lee Utz, Cody Utz, Lexi Utz, and Tom Tweedle). Their dedication and labor have dramatically enhanced a historic corner of Baltimore while honoring the memories of some of the community’s earliest residents. Thank you and congratulations Michael!

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