March 9, 2020

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

Visitors were Randee Henson with Stolly Insurance, Jerry McClannan with Mote & Associates and Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard.

Minutes from the February 24, 2020 meeting were approved.  Motion by Larger.  Second by Lomakin.  Five ayes.

Steve Henderson, candidate for Auglaize County Commissioner, introduced himself.  He is currently President of Wapakoneta City Council, VP of Economic Development Council and Treasurer of Mental Health & Recovery Services of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties.  Election is March 17.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

Fines, fees and forfeitures for February were $1,288.

  • Jacob Scheer has completed lineman training. Congratulations Jacob!

Village Administrator Dicke Report:

  • Waste water aerator improvements came in $28,000 under bid.
  • Franklin Ash St Reconstruction – Sanitary and water mains are complete. End of March they could begin cutting roadway.
  • 274 Widening near Industrial Park entrance – ODOT review came back Feb 28. Reviewed with Choice One and returned them to ODOT.
  • North Substation – Transformers will be delivered in the next two weeks. Steel will start next week.  Installation of substation fence will begin in April.
  • Dicke’s Lawn Service will be installing new landscape at the library.

Randee Henson from Stolly Insurance discussed medical insurance renewal options.  Currently in the Anthem SOCA Plan and received an increase of 4.3%.  Village’s monthly premium would be $20,954.66.  Village pays 95%; employees pay 5% of premium.  Reviewed additional plan options from Anthem, Medical Mutual and United Health Care.  Anthem Dental and Vision is voluntary and 100% of premiums paid by employees.  Anthem Dental has enhanced the plan and the renewal increased 5%.  No change in Vision premiums.  After discussion is was decided to renew our current plan with Anthem SOCA.

First Reading Ordinance 2020-03-04 Anthem SOCA Medical Insurance renewal effective May 1, 2020.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Burnell.  Five ayes.

GPD is getting a quote for the replacement of a cable at the Herman St Substation.

Second Reading Ordinance 2020-02-02  Transfer from Village of New Bremen to Community Improvement Corp parcel C10-400-014-00.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Richter.  Five ayes.

Second Reading Ordinance 2020-02-03  Adopting American Legal Publishing Ohio Basic Code 2020 Edition.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Burnell.   Five ayes.

Larger made a motion at 7:01 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss personnel.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.  Speelman was excused.  Dicke was excused at 7:15 p.m.  Skinner was excused at 7:40 p.m.  Came out of executive session at 8:17 p.m. with the following action.

First Reading Ordinance 2020-03-05  2020 Wage Ordinance.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Richter.  Five ayes.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 8:20 p.m.  Second by Lomakin.   Five ayes.