Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Condon, Lomakin, Elshoff and Wuebker. Larger was excused with a motion by Wuebker. Second by Condon. Also, present were Mayor Parker, Solicitor This, Fiscal Officer Speelman, Chief Skinner and Village Administrator Richter.
Visitors attending were Erin Gardner from Daily Standard and Corey Maxwell from The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the April 11, 2022 regular meeting were approved. Motion by Burnell. Second by Condon. Five ayes.
Elshoff made a motion to approve total expenditures for April in the amount of $1,221,459.69 and total receipts for March were $1,602,284.86; noted Finance committee reviewed bank reconciliations for March. Second by Condon. Five ayes.
Mayor Parker’s Report:
- Spring Clean-up day is scheduled for May 7 from 8-11am. View the village website for details.
Village Administrator Richter Report:
- Cleaning of water well #2 is scheduled for May 2-5.
- Electric poles identified as weak from last year’s pole testing are being replaced by NB Electric Department and outside contractors. The outside contractor has completed their portion of the pole replacements.
- OPWC has deemed the SR274 curb and gutter project as ineligible, ruled as a stand alone project. SR274 is scheduled for summer paving in 2024.
The first ARPA annual report is due to Treasury on April 30. To date the village has not spent any of the monies received from ARPA. The village is a NEU (Non-entitlement unit of local government). NEU’s receiving less than $10 million are being encouraged to elect the standard allowance. This permits monies to also be used for government services, any service traditionally provided by a government. Standard allowance is a one time election permitted with filing the first report due on April 30. Electing the standard allowance allows for streamlined reporting and compliance.
Burnell made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Lomakin. Five ayes. Declaring Emergency Resolution 2022-04-03 use the standard allowance for local fiscal recovery as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Motion by Elshoff. Second by Wuebker. Five ayes.
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.
Second 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.
Second 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.
Second 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.
Second 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.
Third 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. Motion by Elshoff. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
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.
Third Reading Ordinance 2022-03-09 Adding Uniform and Clothing policy to employee handbook. Motion by Burnell. Second by Wuebker. Five ayes.
Lomakin made a motion to adjourn at 6:40 p.m. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.