Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Condon, Lomakin and Wuebker. Larger and Elshoff were excused with a motion by Wuebker. Second by Lomakin. Also, present were Mayor Parker, Solicitor This, Fiscal Officer Speelman, Chief Skinner and Village Administrator Richter.
Visitors attending were Erin Gardner from Daily Standard, Sandy Schwieterman from The Sidney Daily News, Corey Maxwell from The Evening Leader and Jerry McClannan from Mote and Associates.
Minutes from the March 28, 2022 regular meeting were approved. Motion by Condon. Second by Burnell. Three ayes. Lomakin abstained.
Mayor Parker’s Report:
- No report
Village Administrator Richter Report:
- Sludge removal general plan has been approved by Ohio EPA.
- Chlorine controller has been installed at the swimming pool.
Discussed CRA application submitted by KATS Real Estate LLC. Request a tax abatement of 45% for 10 years for the location at 300 Komminsk Drive, New Bremen.
First Reading Ordinance 2022-04-10 CRA Agreement with KATS Real Estate LLC.
Bunker Hill Industrial Park, Lot 22 Parcel C10-400-024-00 to be transferred to Community Improvement Corporation of New Bremen to sell for development.
First Reading 2022-04-11 Transfer from Village of New Bremen to Community Improvement Corp Lot 22 Bunker Hill Industrial Park.
The Planning Commission met on April 6, 2022 for a petition to request a sign variance at Faith Alliance Church. Requested sign variance is from 15 square feet in a residential area to 36 square feet. Planning Commission recommends approval of the requested sign variance.
First Reading Ordinance 2022-04-12 Approve Faith Alliance Church sign variance.
The Planning Commission met on April 6, 2022 to discuss replat within Amsterdam Center. Being part of parcel C10-040-002-00 and subdivide to replat for a building lot and several adjacent non building lots. Planning Commission recommends approval of the replat at Amsterdam Center.
First Reading Ordinance 2022-04-13 Accept Amsterdam Center LLC replat.
The Planning Commission met on March 16, 2022 for a petition to request a variance of the setback requirements on Lot 23 Bunker Hill Industrial Park, Kats Real Estate LLC. Requested setback variance is from 75 feet to 55 feet for abutting Komminsk Drive, to allow additional lot space in rear of building. Planning Commission recommends approval of the requested setback variance.
Second Reading Ordinance 2022-03-08 Approve setback variance Lot 23 Bunker Hill Industrial Park, Kats Real Estate LLC, from 75 feet to 55 feet for abutting Komminsk Drive.
The current employee handbook does not contain the appendix for Uniform and Clothing Policy. This policy documents best practices for village departments, excluding police and fire departments.
Second Reading Ordinance 2022-03-09 Adding Uniform and Clothing policy to employee handbook.
The village has been offered a donation of a road sign to be placed at the entrances into the village to commemorate baseball players Theodore “Whitey” Guese and Albert “Mac” Huenke. The signs are being coordinated by Jay McCollum on the behalf of New Bremen Athletic Boosters.
Council discussed criteria for displaying signs now and in the future. Athletes need to be professional athletes. Huenke and Guese played Major League Baseball.
Third Reading Resolution 2022-03-02 Accept donation of road signs commemorating baseball players Theodore “Whitey” Guese and Albert “Mac” Huenke. Motion by Burnell. Second by Lomakin. Four ayes.
Village reviewed four quotes on medical insurance renewal. Stolly Insurance recommends continuing with Anthem at renewal of 3.95%, estimated monthly cost is $19,349.05. There is no change to deductible or out of pocket.
Third Reading Ordinance 2022-03-06 Purchase health insurance for village employees from 5/1/2022-4/30/2022. Motion by Lomakin. Second by Condon. Four ayes.
Third Reading Ordinance 2022-03-07 Adopting American Legal Publishing Ohio Basic Code 2022 Edition. Motion by Lomakin. Second by Wuebker. Four ayes.
Burnell made a motion at 6:51 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss property. Second by Lomakin. Came out of executive session at 7:45 p.m. with no action.
Wuebker made a motion to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. Second by Lomakin. Four ayes.