April 8, 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 Matt Krieg, Jenna Gilbert representing The Evening Leader, Sandy Schwieterman representing Sidney Daily News and Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard.

Minutes from the March 25 meeting were approved.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Richter.   Six ayes.

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

  • Brush pickup at the curb is only on Monday’s.
  • Community Garage Sales are April 12 and April 13.
  • Spring clean-up for village residents is May 11.
  • Fines, fees and forfeitures for March are $1,082.

Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:

  • Traffic signal upgrade will be reviewed on Thursday and will go out for bid.
  • N Franklin St and Ash St reconstruction and sanitary plans are being finalized.  Will hear from OPWC the 2nd week of May.
  • Signed release for leaf truck.
  • Parks Department is opening up the restrooms and water fountains at the shelterhouses.
  • Crack sealing and spray patching is being done on the village streets.

The village credit card policy is being updated to comply with House Bill 312.  Current card issued in the name Village of New Bremen.  All cards will now be issued with employees name on it with the name Village of New Bremen.  Each card will be signed out when needed and locked in village safe when not in use.

Discussed adopting a Performance Evaluation form to be used in employee annual performance evaluations reviews.  This will be a new process for employees.  The form is very similar to what other villages in our area are using.

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

The addition of a turn lane with widening of SR 274 west near Crown Equipment Corporation requires engineering.

First 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 Burnell.  Second by Parker.  Six ayes.

Second Reading Ordinance 2019-3-7  Renewal of Anthem Medical Insurance SOCA Plan.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Parker.  Six ayes

Second 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 Kronenberger.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.

Bids for the engineering cost for the substation were due April 4.  Received bids from GPD Associates and Brumbaugh Engineering and Surveying LLC.

Third Reading Ordinance 2019-2-6  Engineering for Electric Substation.  Motion to un-table by Parker.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.  Motion un-tabled.  Motion to enter into engineering agreement with GPD Associates for Electric Substation at a cost of $524,800 by Kronenberger.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 6:48 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.