October 8, 2018

Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m.  Larger, Burnell, Kuck, Parker and Richter.  Kronenberger was excused with a motion by Kuck.  Second by Parker.  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 Vonderhaar, Jason Schrader, Diane Kramer, Bill Lennartz and Mandy Niekamp. 

Minutes from the September 24 meeting were approved.  Motion by Larger.  Second by Richter.   Five ayes.

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

  • Cider Time is Sunday, October 28, begins at 1pm with parade participants lining up behind the Lockkeeper’s House.  Parade starts at 1:30pm. 
  • Fines fees and forfeitures for September are $1,044.

Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:

  • Front and Eastmoor Drive reconstruction:
    • Asphalt started today, October 8.
    • Thus far the project has had negative dollar value change orders but we now have our first positive change order.
    • Received several compliments on Shinn Brothers.
  • Public Works department is removing the asphalt at the Water Plant.  Buehler’s could start next week.
  • Wierth Ditch Project is moving along nicely.
  • Painting of light poles on 274 and 66 is complete.  Traffic signals need completed.
  • Continue to work on the set up and loading information for the Asset Management Software with Dude Solutions.

Kuck asked council to accept a snow making machine, to be used on the sledding hill, as a donation from Dianne Komminsk.  The Village cost will be to supply the water and electric.  The Village will be developing a guide line as to when snow will be made.  No snow making in the evenings as to not infract noise.  No overtime hours by village employees to make snow.  Temperatures below 28 degrees is best time to make snow.  The machine is portable and a village generator will be used to operate it.  Motion by Kuck to accept the donation.  Second by Parker.  Five ayes.

Jason Schrader, Superintendent of New Bremen Schools, presented council with the proposed site plans of the location of the new K-8 building.  Discussed vacating a portion of Cardinal Street beginning at 274 and continuing in front of the new K-8 building.  The exact distance of the vacation needs to be determined.  Vacating a portion of Cardinal Street would allow the school to form one campus and improve traffic flow.  Discussed options of a cult de sac or a ‘T’ stop if a portion of the street would be vacated.  Residents on Cardinal Street consider it a safety issue and would like to separate the residential area from the school by making a cult de sac.  The ‘T” stop would allow a continuous flow of traffic to enter and exit behind the school if

a proposed bus, student and service entry and exit is installed to Kettler Road.  A public hearing on vacating a portion of Cardinal Street is scheduled for 6:15p.m. on October 22 in the Village Council Chambers.

Ordinance 2018-03-11 authorized the Village to enter into a CRA agreement with New Bremen Brewing Company and Gilberg Properties.  The CRA agreement should be with JD Gilberg Investment LLC.

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

Second Reading Ordinance 2018-9-25 Entering into a CRA agreement with Crown Equipment Corporation, 100% tax abatement for 10 years.  Motion by Larger.  Second by Richter.  Five ayes.

Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Parker.  Five ayes.  Declaring Emergency Ordinance 2018-9-24 adjusting pay scale classification ranges for Full Time Patrolman and Part time Patrolman.  Motion by Richter.  Second by Kuck.  Five ayes.

Third Reading Ordinance 2018-9-23 Increase water rates 10% January 2019 and 3% automatic increase each year after.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Larger.  Five ayes.

Larger made a motion to adjourn at 7:17 p.m.  Second by Parker.  Five ayes.