November 28, 2022

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

Visitors attending were Erin Gardner from Daily Standard and Sandy Schwieterman from Sidney Daily News.

Minutes from the November 14, 2022 regular meeting were approved.  Motion by Larger.  Second by Lomakin.  Six ayes.

Larger reported total expenditures for November in the amount of $1,614,708.58 and total receipts for October were $1,384,222.45; noted Finance committee reviewed bank reconciliations for October.   Motion by Larger.  Second by Condon.  Six ayes.

Mayor Parker’s Report:

  • Annual Tree Lighting was held tonight at 6:30. Thanks to all who helped make it a successful night.

Village Administrator Richter Report:

  • Synagro has delivered equipment. Sludge removal to begin November 30.
  • Jefferson St Reconstruction – sidewalk is complete off of Second St to Eastmoor Dr.

The engineers estimate for the State Route 274 Curb and gutter project is $385,000.  Received 6 bids.  PAB Construction was low bid at $358,400.

First Reading Ordinance 2022-11-33 Award State Route 274 Curb and Gutter Project to PAB Construction.

Brent and Amy working on budget for 2023 and making adjustments.  Will review with department heads and have numbers to share at next meeting.

First Reading Ordinance 2022-11-31 2023 2023 Appropriations.

Second Reading Ordinance 2022-11-30 Authorize sale of personal property on for 2023.

Water plant salt bid opening was November 8.  Artesian of Pioneer bid $145/ton.  A 3.57% increase over current price of $140/ton.  Morton Salt submitted a no bid.

Second Reading Resolution 2022-11-13 Accept salt bid from Artesian of Pioneer for $145/ton.

Water Softener resin bead opening was November 8.  Two bids were received.  Artesian of Pioneer for $193,500 and Clear Solutions from Newark, Ohio for $175,000.

Second Reading Resolution 2022-11-14 Award Softener Resin to Clear Solutions for $175,000.

Current magistrate contract with Thomas Guillozet expires on 12/31/2022.  Guillozet has agreed to serve as Mayor’s Court Magistrate for a two year contract.

 Third Reading Resolution 2022-10-12 Thomas Guillozet Mayors Court Magistrate contract calendar years 2023 and 2024.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Wuebker.  Six ayes.

Establishing internal controls, policies and procedures for bulk fuel inventory and procedures.  The policy documents the current process within the village with the addition of requiring employees to enter odometer readings and  PIN with each refuel.

Third Reading Ordinance 2022-10-28 Establish Village of New Bremen Fuel Policy.  Motion by Elshoff.  Second by Lomakin.  Six ayes.

The fire department has seen an increase in the number of runs this year and have been longer in time.  Estimating an additional $15,000 to cover wages and benefits for the year.  Requesting to increase the transfer from income tax fund to general fund for fire department wages in the amount of $15,000. 2022 total appropriations of $24,894,158.07.

Third Reading Ordinance 2022-10-29 Amend 2022 appropriations.  Motion by Lomakin.  Second by Condon.  Six ayes.

Larger made a motion to enter executive session for personnel compensation at 7:13 p.m.  Second by Wuebker.  Came out of executive session at 7:55 p.m. with the following action.

Discussing changes to the current pay scale and COLA wage adjustment for 2023.

First Reading Ordinance 2022-11-32 2023 Wage Ordinance.

Elshoff made a motion to adjourn at 7:56 p.m.  Second by Wuebker.   Six ayes.