April 12, 2021

Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m. at Police / EMS Training Room, Burnell, Kronenberger, Larger, Lomakin, Kuck and Wuebker.  Also, present were Mayor Parker, Solicitor This, Village Administrator Richter, Chief Skinner and Fiscal Officer Speelman.

Visitors attending were Corey Maxwell from The Evening Leader, Jeff Elking from The Daily Standard and Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates.

Minutes from the March 22, 2021 regular meeting were approved.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

  • Fines, fees and forfeitures for March were $1,014.
  • Community garage sales will be held April 16 & 17

Village Administrator Richter Report:

  • Swimming Pool – Awaiting permit approval from Ohio Department of Health.  Village was not awarded the 2021 LWCF grant for leak repairs.
  • Choice One has submitted final plans to ODNR approval on the Bike Path and Crosswalk.
  • Working with an environmental attorney on a response to the Ohio EPA Waste Water Plant Draft 5 year permit. Next meeting scheduled for April 14.
  • Permit received from Ohio EPA for the filter media replacement. Work began April 12.
  • Community clean- up day is May 1 at 304 S Herman St.
  • 2021 Resurfacing Project will go out for bid in May.

Discussed a Transmission Site Lease agreement with NKTelco allowing them to place equipment on water the water tower that will provide connection between the water wells, water towers and water treatment plant.  Comments on the agreement were  1.) the landowner will pay electric cost.  Can we estimate the amount of usage?  2.) Request village receive prior notice before granting access.

First Reading Resolution 2021-4-3 Transmission Site Lease Agreement between Village of New Bremen and NKTelco.

New Bremen Historical Society placed a survey on their Facebook page with pictures of the proposed sign in two size options.  There was no mention of a third option, no sign on the building.  Received several comments to keep sign off the building and keep any signage similar to the sign in front of New Bremen Historical Society Building and MECCA building or consider use of street signs.

Second Reading Resolution 2021-3-2  Accept the donation of a sign for the Lockkeepers House from New Bremen Historical Society and Miami Erie Canal Corridor Association.

Worked with Courtney and Associates to establish parameters and fee schedule for residential and commercial to utilize Behind the Meter (BTM) Generators.

Zoning code is in the process of being updated to include solar panel restrictions and guidelines.

Table Third Reading Ordinance 2021-3-5 Behind the Meter Generators.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Wuebker.  Six ayes.

Received annual medical insurance renewal from Stolly Insurance.  The current plan is with Anthem.  Renewal was 0% increase effective May 1, 2021.

Third Reading Ordinance 2021-3-6 Anthem Medical Insurance Renewal May 1, 2021.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion at 6:43 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss personnel.  Second by Kronenberger.  Came out at 6:58 p.m. with no action.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 6:58 p.m.  Second by Burnell.   Six ayes.