June 22, 2020

Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m. at Crown Pavilion Burnell, Larger, Kuck, Kronenberger, Richter and Lomakin.  Also, present were Mayor Parker, Solicitor This, Chief Skinner, Fiscal Officer Speelman and Village Administrator Dicke.

Visitors attending were Corey Maxwell from The Evening Leading, Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard and Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates.

Minutes from the June 8, 2020 and June 18, 2020 special meeting were approved.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Burnell.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to approve total expenditures for June in the amount of $1,288,246.52 and total receipts for May were $1,526,718.83 and noted Finance committee reviewed bank reconciliations for May.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

  • Former village employee Charles Garman passed away June 3. Our condolences to the Garman family.

Village Administrator Dicke Report:

  • Richter, Kronenberger and Dicke met with Artesian at the water plant earlier today, along with employees to discuss upgrades to the plant. Sensors and monitoring would be very beneficial.  Water and Wastewater plants can be upgraded at the same time or separately.  An option would be to do upgrade at water plant in 2020 and budget wastewater upgrade for 2021.  New Knoxville, Chickasaw, Coldwater, St Henry and Ft Recovery use this system.  Artesian constructed our current plant.  Mote & Associates also offer a comparable product.
  • N Franklin and Ash St – reviewing punch list items. Bare spots in the grass will be reviewed after 11 months, before the 1 year expiration for reseeding.
  • North Substation is energized. Mound was seeded last week.
  • The swimming pool is open, there is leak that needs to be located and repaired. Leak detection company plans to be on-site Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

House Bill 481 provides municipalities with funds to help cover expenses related to the Coronavirus.  The State of Ohio will send money to the county auditors to disburse. Will be viewing a webinar later this week which discusses requirements and eligible uses.

First Reading Resolution 2020-06-04  Coronvirus Relief Fund HB 481.  Motion by Larger.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.

Second Reading Ordinance 2020-06-11  Purchase of Controls for Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants.  Motion by Richter.  Second by Kuck.  Six ayes.

The Villages Property and Casualty Insurance is up for renewal with Ohio Plan.  2019 premium was $59,889; renewal for 2020 is $66,618 an increase from previous renewal rate of $60,251.  Increase is due to including North Substation as it is now energized.

Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.  Declaring Emergency Resolution 2020-06-02  Annual Property and Casualty Insurance renewal.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.

Third Reading Ordinance 2020-05-10  Change traffic signal at Plum and Walnut Streets to a four way stop and remove the no turn on red signs at the intersection of Plum Street and Washington Street.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Richter.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion at 6:55 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss litigation.  Second by Kuck. Six ayes.  Came out of executive session at 7:07 p.m.

First Reading Resolution 2020-06-03  Accepting funds designated to the Village of New Bremen Police Department and authorizing funds to be designated to the New Bremen Foundation as a proper public purpose to maintain funds for the Village of New Bremen Police Department to the executed Community Fund Agreement.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Richter.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 7:09 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.   Six ayes.