April 22, 2019

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

Visitors were Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates, Jenna Gilbert representing The Evening Leader, Sandy Schwieterman representing Sidney Daily News and Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard.

Minutes from the April 8 meeting were amended to include the engineering cost by GPD and Associates to be $524,800 for the electric substation.  Motion approve minutes by Parker.  Second by Richter.   Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to approve total expenditures for April in the amount of $813,595.63 and total receipts for March were $1,327,465.10 and noted Finance committee reviewed bank reconciliations for March.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:

  • Spring clean-up for village residents is May 11.
  • Thank you to the New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary and all involved for making the Easter Egg Hunt a success.
  • Splash pad will be opening mid-May, weather permitted.

Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:

  • Finalizing plans for the traffic signal upgrade on State Route 274.
  • N Franklin St and Ash St reconstruction and sanitary plans are being finalized.  Will hear from OPWC the 2nd week of May.
  • Arcadis is designing the aeration system at the waste water plant at a cost of $49,000.  Plan to complete by end of 2019.
  • Leaf truck is scheduled to arrive in New Bremen on April 23.
  • Getting quotes on property and equipment insurance.
  • Access doors will be added to buildings starting this week.

First Reading Ordinance 2019-4-9 Renew 2.0 mills levy for Ambulance and Emergency on November 2019 ballot.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Larger.  Five ayes.  Parker abstained.

Rescheduled the May 27 (Memorial Day) council meeting to the following day, Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Second Reading Ordinance 2019-4-8 Amend Employee Handbook to include Credit Card Policy and Performance Evaluation.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Kuck.  Six ayes.

Second Reading Resolution 2019-4-4 Services from Choice One Engineering for the SR 274 Turn Lane Improvement Project at a cost of $62,000.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.

Third Reading Ordinance 2019-3-7  Renewal of Anthem Medical Insurance SOCA Plan.  Motion by Richter.  Second by Burnell.  Six ayes.

 Larger made a motion at 6:47 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss property.  Second by Kuck.  Came out of executive session at 7:32 p.m. with no action.

Third Reading Resolution 2019-3-3  Accept 629 Grant funds of $358,000 from Ohio Development Services Agency for the widening of SR 274 with the addition of turn lane near Crown Equipment Corp.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Kuck.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 7:33 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.