November 12, 2018

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

Visitors were Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates, Jenna Gilbert representing The Evening Leader, Sandy Schwieterman representing The Sidney Daily News, Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard, Steve and Angie Vonderhaar. 

Minutes from the October 22 meeting were approved.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Richter.   Six ayes. 

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:

  • Zach Esheman is attending tonight’s meeting as part of his Eagle Scout project.
  • Fines, fees and forfeitures for October are $1,355.00.
  • Thank you to everyone that helped in making Cider Time a success.
  • Longevity awards will be given to 8 employees this year.
  • Congratulations to the New Bremen Volleyball Team in earning state runner-up.

Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:

  • The two major projects we had this year are nearing completion, Wierth Ditch and Front St Eastmoor Drive Reconstruction.  Front St Eastmoor Drive Reconstruction project final cost was $18,000 over projected cost.
  • Tree planting will begin soon. 
  • Winterizing the shelter houses will begin later this week.
  • Employees have started putting up Christmas lights.
  • H.A. Dorsten is installing the new swings in Komminsk Park.

Village has been in discussion with the Auglaize Mercer YMCA about partnering in the management of the community swimming pool in 2019.  The pool manager we had the last two seasons has new work commitments and not able to return this summer.  This caused us to look into all options in selecting a pool manager.  The YMCA of Greater Dayton, in partnership with Auglaize Mercer Family YMCA, has experience in managing other municipal swimming pools.  Village will continue to set pool rates and operating hours.  YMCA will hire and employ all staff.  Village and YMCA will meet several times over the summer to review pool operations and operating revenue and expenses.  Village will pay the YMCA a management fee of $12,500.

First Reading Resolution 2018-11-7  Management agreement between the Village of New Bremen and YMCA of Greater Dayton.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Kronenberger.  Six ayes.

Discussed leaf pick up with in the village.  The village’s truck is not able to be used, it was damaged as it was being driven back to Ohio after being repaired.  Minster is helping out by providing leaf pick up on Wednesday’s.  Unfortunately, their truck broke down last week.  Once repaired, they will resume pick up.  The purchase price of a new leaf truck is $187,000.  Insurance valued our truck at $75,000 but recently came back with an adjusted value of $42,000.  Best Equipment brought in a truck for one day, November 12, to pick up leaves.  It was decided to get through this leaf season with the help of Minster and make a decision after we know where we stand with insurance.

First Reading Ordinance 2018-11-30 Appropriations for 2019.  Motion by Larger.  Second by Burnell.  Six ayes.

Steve Vonderharr expressed concerns of non-school traffic entering the proposed drive from the school parking lot to Kettler Rd once a portion of Cardinal St is vacated.   

Second Reading Ordinance 2018-10-27 Vacating a portion of Cardinal Street.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Larger.  Six ayes.

Second Reading Ordinance 2018-10-28 Accept annexation from Jackson  Township 2.047 acres (former Gagel property).  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Richter.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion at 7:21 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss personnel.  Second by Parker.  Dicke, Skinner and Speelman were excused.  Came out of executive session at 8:07 p.m. with no action.

Third Reading Ordinance 2018-10-26 Entering into a CRA agreement with JD Gilberg Investment.  Amending Ordinance 2018-03-11.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Burnell.  Six ayes.

Announced the council meeting dates for November and December. The next council meeting was scheduled for November 26.  This is the same evening as the Christmas Tree Lighting.  November 26 is rescheduled to December 10.  December meeting is scheduled for December 17, this will be the last meeting of the year.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.  Second by Parker.  Six ayes.