Staff Writer

NORTH BALTIMORE — Tall grass and weeds on properties prompted North Baltimore Council to reconsider its regulations Tuesday.

Unmowed grass, including one lawn with grass 4 feet high, drew council’s attention.

Village Administrator Allyson Murray asked council to tighten notification requirements.

Currently, after a weed warning is sent out, some owners “duck” contact with village officials, according to village officials.

“Right now, the process is not quick enough,” Murray said.

Village Solicitor Joel Kuhlman will study the issue.

Separately, council will spend $3,200 to inspect two clear wells and the Grant Road water tower. Suez Utility Service of Tipp City will do the work, which was prompted by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Also, council entered into a three-year contract with Fire Catt of Troy, Michigan, to inspect 8,000 feet of fire hose and ground ladders used by the North Baltimore Fire Department.

The agreement is for $2,600 each year.

Also, the fire department is interviewing candidates to fill four openings on the volunteer department.

In other hiring matters, council said two candidates have had followup interviews for the open post of village finance officer. Sixteen resumes were received.

In other business, council:

Will review the village curbside brush pickup procedure.

Will seeks grants from the Wood County Park District.

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