July 25, 2022

Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m.  Condon, Lomakin, Wuebker, Burnell and Elshoff.  Larger was excused with a motion by Burnell.  Second by Lomakin.  Also, present were Fiscal Officer Speelman, Mayor Parker, Chief Skinner, Village Administrator Richter and Solicitor This.

Visitors attending were Corey Maxwell from Evening Leader, Erin Gardner from Daily Standard and Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates.

Minutes from the July 11, 2022 regular meeting were approved.  Motion by Lomakin.  Second by Elshoff.  Five ayes.

Minutes from June 13, 2022 will be approved at August 8 meeting due to absences.

Condon reported total expenditures for July in the amount of $1,184,126.11 and total receipts for June were $1,281,978.63; noted Finance committee reviewed bank reconciliations for June.   Motion by Condon.  Second by Lomakin.  Five ayes.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

  • New Bremen Fire Department picnic went well over the weekend.

Village Administrator Richter Report:

  • Synagro Technologies has signed the contract for sludge removal at wastewater plant. Waiting to receive insurance documents.  Refrigerated automatic 24-hour sampling units are installed.  Training is being scheduled with manufacturer.
  • State Route 274 and Jefferson St intersection paving is scheduled for August 8th. Once paving is completed SR 274 will reopen.
  • Final grant payment received from ODNR for Bike Path and Crosswalk project.
  • Submitted reimbursement to ODNR for Canal Clean Up project.
  • Water wells #9 and 10 are scheduled for cleaning the first week of October.
  • Scheduling a delivery date for the leaf machine.

In August 2021 the village passed a resolution to participate in the National Opioid Settlement Agreement.  Monies from the negotiated settlement will be distributed to participating communities.  The village has received a deposit of $664.  The funds must be placed in a separate fund and used for specific purposes such as preventative education in the schools and training first responders who could come in contact with fentanyl or other drugs.  Burnell made motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Wuebker.  Five ayes.  Declaring Emergency Ordinance 2022-07-22 Creation of OneOhio Opioid Settlement Fund.  Motion by Elshoff.  Second by Lomakin.  Five ayes.

Refuse bids were received from Maharg’s and Rumpke.  Maharg’s price per bag was $1.35 for 3 years and adjustments to tag prices, depending on item.  Rumpke bid $3.20, $3.36 and $3.49 for contract year 1, 2 and 3.  Curbside recycling is difficult to offer in Auglaize and Mercer counties due to the counties offering a free program.

Second Reading Ordinance 2022-07-07 Award Refuse bid to Maharg’s for 3 year contract.

The Highland Addition, Lots 19 and 20 have an alley running east and west, 14 feet in width through the property.  Homeowners at 605 Franklin St have been notified of the alley vacation.

Third Reading Ordinance 2022-06-20 Vacate alley running east and west lying between Lot 19 and 20 Highland Addition, 605 Franklin St.  Motion by Condon.  Second by Lomakin.  Five ayes.

Vacate an alley running north and south and running north from Pearl St and running north to the south line of Kuenning Property Lots 12, 13 and 14 at 406 Main St.  Homeowners have been notified of the alley vacation.

Third Reading Ordinance 2022-06-21 Vacate alley running north and south from Pearl St to south line of Kuenning Property Lots 12, 13 and 14.  Motion by Lomakin.  Second by Condon.  Five ayes.

Discussed proposal to purchase a new Caterpillar wheel loader for $127,500.  Includes trading in a 2012 John Deere backhoe.  Wheel loader is more versatile, currently have two backhoes.  Estimated arrival is Feb 2023.  Budgeted $140,000.

Third Reading Resolution 2022-06-06 Purchase Caterpillar Model 910 Compact Wheel Loader.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Wuebker.  Five ayes.

Elshoff made a motion to enter executive session for property at 6:38 p.m.  Second by Wuebker.  Came out of executive session at 6:51 p.m. with no action.

Lomakin made a motion to adjourn at 6:51 p.m.  Second by Wuebker.   Five ayes.