Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on
this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Richter, Kuck, Schwartz and
Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief
of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Speelman.
Visitors were Jerry McClannan, and Jeff Elking representing The Daily
Minutes from the April 10, 2017 meeting were approved with a motion
by Kuck. Second by Burnell. Six ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to approve total expenditures for April in the
amount of $647,541.82. Motion by Schwartz. Second by
Kronenberger. Six ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
Thanks to the Rotary for the Easter Egg Hunt on April 15.
Spring Clean-up will be Saturday, May 6 from 8am – 11am at
the village facility located at 304 S Herman St.
Will be reporting to the Census Bureau for payroll.
Support school levy on May 2
Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:
Spring Clean-up Day will be Saturday, May 6. This is a good
time for residents to clean up their properties. The village will
be conducting a sweep through town and residents will be cited
for property violations.
Surface work will be begin at the Public Works Building this
Construction of the Police / EMS Building is scheduled to begin
Village monthly utility bills will be moving from postcard size bill
to 8 ½ x 11 bill over the next month. Residents can sign up to
receive monthly bill via email and payments can be made by
ACH from your bank account on the 10th of each month.
We are in need of community members for the following: Tree
commission, Sidewalk and Holiday Décor. Adding a Recreation
commission may be beneficial.
Will look at repairs in alleys.
Jerry McClannan from Mote and Assoc discussed Front St Eastmoor Dr
project. Assessments should be complete this week and a community
meeting could be set for the 2nd week of May.
First reading ORDINANCE 2017-4-10 to rezone certain lots between
Water Street and Main Street from R2 to C3. Motion by Kuck.
Second by Richter. Six ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2017-4-17 transfer from Income Tax to
General Fund $625,000, Street Department $175,000, Pool $50,000
and $10,000 Lockkeepers House for a total of $860,000. Motion by
Schwartz. Second by Parker. Six ayes.
Kuck made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Six ayes.
Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2017-4-13 declaring the
necessity of improving parts of East Front Street and South Eastmoor
Drive by installing curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveway approaches.
Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Burnell. Six ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2017-3-7 creating a Capital Outlay
Policy. Village Administrator Dicke asked Solicitor Smith to review the
sample policies and discuss the options at the next meeting. The
ordinance was tabled.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2017-3-12 to authorize the Village
Administrator to enter into contract with Choice One Engineering of
Sidney, Ohio for designing plans and specification for traffic signals at
three intersections in the Village of New Bremen at a fee not to
exceed $50,000. Motion by Parker. Second by Richter. Six ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2017-4-14 to authorize Payment to New
Bremen Emergency Squad in the amount of $15,000. Motion by
Richter. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. Parker abstained.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2017-4-15 authorizing donation of
$7,300 to New Bremen Swim and Dive Team. Motion by
Kronenberger. Second by Parker. Six ayes.
Entered into Executive Session at 7:20 p.m. Council came out of
Executive Session at 7:28 p.m.
Kuck made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Six
ayes. RESOLUTION 2017-4-18 to rescend RESOLUTION 2017-3-9
authorizing Diane Gast as independent contractor. Passed as
Emergency. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Richter. Six ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:38 p.m. Second by Richter.