Staff Writer

NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council on Tuesday approved a wage hike variety package for municipal workers.

Pay increases will range from 1 percent to 2 percent, with some positions receiving even more.

In a related matter, Village Council will consider a policy to record members speaking at various council committee meetings.

The idea was suggested by Council President Matt Beegle.

A recent Finance Committee meeting was marked with rancor, and some members walked out of that session.

The goal, according to Beegle, is to avoid “he said, she said scenarios.”

Separately, council was informed that funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission was approved.

The $175,000 grant will go toward road and sidewalk work in the 200 block of North Main Street.

Construction could start in 2020, according to Village Administrator Michael Brillhart.

Separately, the village will see whether grants are available from the NatureWorks program to install pickleball courts at the village park.

In other business, council:

• Held a closed executive session for the purpose of discussing legal matters.

• Praised the North Baltimore High School pep band for participating in the state Golden Megaphone program.

• Will see if grants are available for replacing village trucks.

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