Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on
this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Richter, Kuck and
Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village
Administrator Dicke, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer
Visitors were Jerry McClannan, Cheryl Barlage, Sue Kramer, Bob
Kramer, Diane Naseman, Donna Nagel, Jennifer Taylor, Phil
Hemmelgarn, Rhonda Gill, Christy Eilerman, Janet Suchland, Pam
Miller, Robert Fontanini, Tina Fontanini, Tom Wenning, Tim
Hemmelgarn, Jackie Love, Susan Wissman and Jeff Elking
representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the June 26 meeting and July 6 special meeting were
approved. Motion by Richter. Second by Schwartz. Six ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
Fines, fees and forfeitures for June were $989.00.
A horse went down the toe path today and left clean-up for the
public works department. Please clean up after your animals if
they make a mess. Thank you to public works for the cleanup.
Received a letter from a resident on the nice improvements
they have seen at the pool this year.
Mayor received approval from council to attend the annual AMP
Councilman Schwartz announced with deep regret that he will be
moving outside the village limits, possibly late August and will not be
able to fulfill the remainder of his term. Council is in need of a
resident to fulfill the remainder of his term.
Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:
Update on Police/EMS Building – Floors are poured, working on
walls and steel
Utility bills – check the message box each month for upcoming
events. Have a great response to residents signing up for ACH
payment and email billing. Please consider signing up, It’s
ODOT will finish pavement and ramp repairs on 274 in midJuly.
Mill asphalt and paving will follow. This will be completed
at no cost to the village.
Property maintenance notice have been sent out to residents.
Diane Naseman and several residents expressed concerns on the
length of time the Veteran’s Banners are displayed on the light poles.
They would like to see the banners displayed from Memorial Day to
Veterans Day. Banners are also displayed for the New Bremen
Boosters and Bremenfest. Councilman Parker will work with Electric
Superintendent Matt Krieg and discuss a schedule for displaying flags
and other possible locations in the village where the flags could be
Residents expressed concerns about a possible left turn lane at Plum
and Washington St. Concerns about loosing street parking in front of
their homes and if there is adequate space to have a turn lane were
discussed. A traffic study is being completed by Choice One
Engineering to address the needs of improving traffic flow. The
village will share the traffic study results when they become available.
Pam Miller has concerns about her neighbor’s two dogs. Her dog ran
into their yard and was attacked and destroyed by the dogs. The
dogs are behind an electric fence but growl at people and other dogs.
Discussion about if a fence could put up or if dogs could be muzzled
when outside. Mayor will talk to the dog owners about the concerns.
First reading RESOLUTION 2017-7-28 authorizing Village
Administrator to submit application to participate in OPWC State
Capital Improvement for traffic signal upgrades. Motion by
Kronenberger. Second by Richter. Six ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2017-7-16 prohibiting retail dispensaries,
cultivators, or processors of medical marijuana within the village.
Motion by Kuck. Second by Parker. Six ayes.
Eastmoor Dr and Front St Reconstruction OPWC Small Government
Capital Improvement Program, $500,000 OPWC loan and $500,000
grant. Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates will send letter to
request change for construction date. Bids will be in
October/November with construction in the spring of 2018.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2017-6-15 Mayor’s annual salary will be
$10,000. Council’s annual compensation will be $4,500. Increase
begins with the next election cycle. Motion by Richter. Second by
Kronenberger. Six ayes.
Entered into Executive session at 8:26 p.m. to discuss personnel and
real estate. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Kronenberger. Came out
of executive session at 8:57 p.m. with the following action.
Kuck made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Six ayes.
Declaring emergency ORDINANCE 2017-7-17 Modify payroll ordinance
giving Fiscal Officer a step pay increase to Step E-51 at a rate of
$26.54 per hour. Motion by Richter. Second by Parker. Six ayes.
Kuck made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. Six
Declaring emergency RESOLUTION 2017-7-29 Purchase Enzel
Property located adjacent to the village municipal building at the
appraisal price of $47,000. Motion by Parker. Second by Schwartz.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 9:05 p.m. Second by
Kronenberger. Six ayes.