Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on
this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Larger, Kuck and Kronenberger.
Richter was excused with a motion by Parker. Second by Kuck. Also
present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator Dicke,
Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Speelman.
Visitors were Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates, Jeff Elking
representing The Daily Standard, John Schwartz, Eric Ransbottom,
Connor Ransbottom, Lilly, Tom, Libby, Lexi, Amy, Grace and Alli
Wilker and Sue Burnell.
Minutes from the October 9 meeting were approved with a correction
to the purchase price of the Police K-9 Tahoe. Purchase price is
$37,132.90. Motion by Larger. Second by Kronenberger. Five ayes.
Larger made a motion to approve total expenditures for October in
the amount of $1,206,353.89 and noted Finance committee reviewed
receipts for the month of September and bank reconciliations for
September. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
Trick or Treat will be after Cider Time on Sunday, Oct 29.
Cider Time begins at 1pm with parade participants lining up
behind the Lockkeeper’s House. Parade starts at 1:30pm.
Cider Time ends approximately 3:30pm. Trick or Treat will
follow and end at 6:00 pm.
Good Luck to New Bremen Volleyball competing at Districts and
Cross Country at Regionals this week.
Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:
Update on Police/EMS Building – Drywall is up and the finishing
work is started.
ODOT will remove traffic signs when all striping is complete.
Painting of the south water tower is complete.
Underground electric project at Crown has begun.
Getting quotes to tear down the property at 211 N Walnut St.
Property could be down by mid-December
Mayor Pape awarded Lilly Wilker with a Proclamation and Key to the
Village for bringing recognition to the Village of New Bremen on
national television appearances for her talent of animal calling.
Bids for Front St. and Eastmoor Drive reconstruction will be advertised
December 1 with bid opening on December 19. Bids will be awarded
in January or February with construction beginning in March.
First Reading RESOLUTION 2017-10-48 authorizing the Village
Administrator to go out for bids on Front St. and Eastmoor Drive
reconstruction. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Controlled shooting around the waste water treatment plant was
discussed. It was decided to grow the grass around the pond as
geese don’t like tall grass. If this does not help, controlled shooting
will be used.
A call to the state auditor’s office confirmed a transfer can be made
from the General Fund to Electric Fund, if needed.
Parking behind the library was discussed. During the day limited
parking spots are available for library patrons. There are 10 spots
north of the bridge, these will be designated for Library and
Komminsk Park Parking Only. All parking south of bridge will open for
First Reading ORDINANCE 2017-10-22 restrict the parking north of
the bridge behind the library to be for Library and Komminsk Park
Parking Only. Motion by Parker. Second by Kronenberger. Five
The appraised price for the property at 210 N. Washington St,
Rosemary Heitkamp, is $117,000. There is a contract for the mayor
to purchase at the appraised price. Closing will be the end of
November with possession mid-January. This property could be a
potential meeting place for Scouts.
Kuck made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Parker. Five ayes.
Declaring Emergency RESOLUTION 2017-10-49 authorizing the mayor
to a sign contract for the purchase of property located at 210 N
Washington St. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Larger. Five
Larger made a motion to adjourn at 7:37 p.m. Second by
Kronenberger. Five ayes.