May 26, 2020

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

Visitors attending by Zoom were Corey Maxwell from The Evening Leading, Sandy Schwieterman from Sidney Daily News, Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard, Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates and Rob Fleming from Auglaize Mercer Family YMCA.

Minutes from the May 11, 2020 meeting were approved.  Motion by Richter.  Second by Burnell.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to approve total expenditures for May in the amount of $1,365,050.26 and total receipts for April were $1,917,734.93. Finance committee will review bank reconciliations for April once Governor DeWine’s lifts the Stay at Home order and committees meet in person.  Second by Kuck.  Six ayes.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

  • Extended sympathies to Jeff Elking and family for the passing of their mother.

Village Administrator Dicke Report:

  • N Franklin Ash St Reconstruction – Asphalt is down. Need to complete the landscape, striping, light poles and Mr. Manhole.
  • North Substation- Site work continues. Pole arrived discolored for the 3-way switch at Herman St.  Working with GPD for a resolution.
  • 274 Widening project will be the next project to start.
  • Swimming Pool and Splash Pad will open. Please be patient as we get these facilities de-winterized and ready for operation. The new heater at pool has been installed.

Estimated open date for the pool is June 15 with a maximum capacity of 164 patrons.  Signs will be displayed and PA announcements will be made to encourage social distancing.  Restrooms will be cleaned hourly.  Will open without  operating baby pool, slides and diving boards.  They would need cleaned after each use.  This could change if restrictions are lifted.  There will be no pool rentals, swim lessons or swim meets.  Discussed limiting the sale of day passes and memberships to New Bremen School District.

Discussed the traffic light at the corner of Plum and Walnut Streets near the current Elementary School.  Due to the new elementary school being constructed at the high school, the traffic light could change to a four way stop and all signs pertaining to school can be removed and remove no turn on red signs.

First 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 Kuck.  Second by Burnell.  Six ayes.

Cardinal Rec ball programs have been cancelled.  Beginning June 1, they will begin practices with New Bremen teams.

Currently, shelter houses, restrooms and splash pad are closed.  Discussions will continue of how to safely open.

The widening of 274 near the Industrial Park entrance requires the village to obtain the necessary right-of-way, permanent and temporary construction easements for the three properties located at State Route 274; Suchland, Topp and Wiedeman.

Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kuck.  Six ayes.  Declaring Emergency Resolution 2020-05-01  Appropriate properties located at State Route 274.  Motion by Larger.  Second by Lomakin.  Six ayes.

Third Reading Ordinance 2020-04-09  Updated Shelter house rental agreements and fees.  Motion by Lomakin.  Second by Burnell.  Six ayes.

Kronenberger made a motion at 7:21 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss litigation and property.  Second by Richter. Six ayes.  Came out of executive session at 7:49 p.m. with no action.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 7:49 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.   Six ayes.