A public hearing on vacating a portion of Cardinal Street began at 6:15 p.m.
Those present at the hearing were Mayor Pape, Solicitor This, Larger, Burnell, Kuck, Parker, Richter, Kuck, Kronenberger, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator Dicke, Fiscal Officer Speelman and Fire Chief Voress. Also present was Jason Schrader, New Bremen Schools Superintendent, Mandy Niekamp, Rob Tangeman, Bill Lennartz, Steve Vonderhaar, Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates, Jenna Gilbert representing The Evening Leader, Sandy Schwieterman representing The Sidney Daily News, Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard.
New Bremen Schools is requesting the Village vacate a portion of Cardinal Street beginning at 274 and continuing in front of the new K-8 building. Vacating a portion of Cardinal Street would allow the school to form one campus and improve traffic flow. Fire Chief Voress discussed the need for two additional hydrants. The options of installing a cult de sac or ‘T’ stop were discussed. Residents on Cardinal Street expressed interest in having a cult de sac to separate the residential area from school.
Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:50 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, Jason Schrader, Mandy Niekamp and Jon Wells.
Minutes from the October 8 meeting were approved. Motion by Parker. Second by Larger. Five ayes. Kronenberger abstained.
Larger made a motion to approve total expenditures for October in the amount of $1,301,272.71 and total receipts for September were $1,259,295.46 and noted Finance committee reviewed bank reconciliations for September. Second by Kuck. Six ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Trick or Treat is scheduled for October 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cider Time is Sunday, October 28, begins at 1pm with parade participants lining up behind the Lockkeeper’s House. Parade starts at 1:30pm.
- WORA meeting is scheduled for October 29 to discuss Crown’s need of going underneath the railroad.
Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:
- Front and
Eastmoor Drive reconstruction:
- All regular work completed by October 19. Only punch list items remain.
- Wierth Ditch Project continues to move along nicely. Do not need to stone the south side of the ditch. Will try to use that stone on the ditch near the swimming pool.
- Slight delay in set up of Dude Solutions due to a licensing issue.
- Asphalt at the Water Plant is complete.
- Sledding hill is graded and will hydro seed by end of week.
- The leaf truck was in need of repairs. The repairs were being done at a company outside the state of Ohio. In August, the truck was being driven back to Ohio and was involved in an accident. The leaf truck is not repairable and we are working with the insurance company. The truck has an appraised value of $72,000, a new truck cost approximately $180,000. The Village of Minster will come to New Bremen on Wednesday’s and pick up leaves. Please keep leaves off the street and place in the grass area behind the curb.
Jon Wells presented council with the Cardinal Campaign. Phase 1 is a 1-3 year campaign consisting of CBC Expansion, track resurfacing and cold storage. Phase 2 would be additional ball fields. The Athletic Boosters have committed $250,000. An outreach committee is talking to businesses. New Bremen Foundation is managing the funds. Information on the Cardinal Campaign and FAQ’s can be found on their website, www.cardinalcampaign.com.
First Reading Ordinance 2018-10-27 Vacating a portion of Cardinal Street. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Larger. Six ayes.
First Reading Ordinance 2018-10-28 Accept annexation from Jackson Township 2.047 acres (former Gagel property). Motion by Parker. Second by Larger. Six ayes.
The Village maintains a separate fund for Mayor’s Court. The village has to show all expense and payments being made to the proper entity. Prior to the last state audit, only the village’s portion was recorded on our books. An additional $4,000 in appropriations are needed for the remainder of 2018.
Kronenberger made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Parker. Six ayes. Declaring Emergency ORDINANCE 2018-10-29 Amending Mayor’s Court fund appropriations. Motion by Kuck. Second by Larger. Six ayes.
Second Reading Ordinance 2018-10-26 Entering into a CRA agreement with JD Gilberg Investment. Amending Ordinance 2018-03-11. Motion by Larger. Second by Richter. Six ayes.
Larger made a motion at 7:36 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Second by Parker. Came out of executive session at 8:22 p.m. with no action.
Third Reading Ordinance 2018-9-25 Entering into a CRA agreement with Crown Equipment Corporation, 100% tax abatement for 10 years. Motion by Richter. Second by Kronenberger. Six ayes.
Larger made a motion to adjourn at 8:25 p.m. Second by Kronenberger. Six ayes.