March 28, 2022

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

Visitors attending were Erin Gardner from Daily Standard, Sandy Schwieterman from The Sidney Daily News and Jerry McClannan from Mote and Associates.

Minutes from the March 14, 2022 regular meeting were approved.  Motion by Wuebker.  Second by Condon.  Four ayes.  Larger abstained.

Larger made a motion to approve total expenditures for March in the amount of $888,111.41 and total receipts for February were $1,316,191.70; noted Finance committee reviewed bank reconciliations for February.  Second by Condon.  Five ayes.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

  • Fines, fees and forfeitures for January are $522, February $1,210.
  • Looking into offering food trucks with Summer Concert Series.
  • Received concerns on pedestrians crossing SR 66 at Second St. Recommend pedestrians use crosswalks at First St and SR 66 or the crosswalks with a stop light at SR 66 and SR 274.

Village Administrator Richter Report:

  • Construction has started on the driveway approaches into Bremenfest Park.
  • ODOT approved SR 274 closure with detour while Jefferson St/274 intersection is reconstructed.
  • Finalized curb/gutter replacement plan for SR 274. Waiting to OPWC award.

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.

First 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.

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.

First Reading Ordinance 2022-03-09  Adding Uniform and Clothing policy to employee handbook.

The village has been offered a donation of a road sign to be placed at the entrances into the village to commemorate baseball players Theodore “Whitey” Guese and Albert “Mac” Huenke.  The signs are being coordinated by Jay McCollum on the behalf of New Bremen Athletic Boosters.

Second Reading Resolution 2022-03-02 Accept donation of road signs commemorating baseball players Theodore “Whitey” Guese and Albert “Mac” Huenke.

Village reviewed four quotes on medical insurance renewal.  Stolly Insurance recommends continuing with Anthem at renewal of 3.95%, estimated monthly cost is $19,349.05.  There is no change to deductible or out of pocket.

Second Reading Ordinance 2022-03-06 Purchase health insurance for village employees from 5/1/2022-4/30/2022.

Second Reading Ordinance 2022-03-07  Adopting American Legal Publishing Ohio Basic Code 2022 Edition.

Streine Drive in Bunker Hill Industrial Park is often misspelled as Striene  Drive.  In order to file the correct spelling with the county,  an ordinance needs passed that any and all references to Striene Drive be corrected to Streine Drive.  The correct spelling is ‘ei’ not ‘ie’.

Third Reading Ordinance 2022-02-05 Change name of Striene Drive to correct spelling of Streine Drive.  Motion by Elshoff.  Second by Burnell.  Five ayes.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 6:46 p.m.  Second by Elshoff.   Five ayes.