Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on
this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Larger, Kuck, Richter and
Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village
Administrator Dicke, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer
Visitors were Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates, David
Weilbacher, Candidate for Auglaize County Municipal Court Judge and
Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the September 25 meeting were approved. Motion by
Parker. Second by Burnell. Six ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
Mayor ask council to approve spending $350 to purchase
awards that would be given out to community members. Five
ayes. Burnell abstained.
Leaf pick up begins Oct 12. Place leaves between curb and
sidewalk. Do not place on the street, as the leave will go down
into the drains.
Trick or Treat will be moving from Thursday, Oct 26 to 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.
Don Kuck, Chris Dicke, Jeff Pape and Matt Krieg attended the
AMP conference in Columbus and found it very informative.
The Rotary is sponsoring the Tree lighting on November 27 at
David Weilbacher introduced himself to council. He is running
for Auglaize County Municipal Court Judge.
Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:
Update on Police/EMS Building – Building is being insulated and
drywall is being hung.
The village paving and striping is completed. ODOT paving is
complete, waiting on the striping to be completed.
Office furniture quote for new police building was $30,811.00.
Vote of approval to purchase furniture. Six ayes.
Discussed underground electric project expense and if the electric
fund has adequate funds for the project or if the Income tax fund
could supplement a portion of the cost. AMP advised that the funds
can be supplemented from Income tax or General fund. Solicitor
Smith will discuss further with AMP.
Salt used at the water department is bid annually.
Richter made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Parker. Six
ayes. Declaring Emergency RESOLUTION 2017-10-45 authorizing the
village administrator to go out for bids for water department salt.
Motion by Richter. Second by Larger. Six ayes.
RESOLUTION 2017-10-46 Brownstown Electric was awarded the bid
for electrical wire for the Crown Equipment underground project at a
price of $142,395.00. Motion to accept by Richter. Second by Parker.
Kuck made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Larger. Six ayes.
Declaring Emergency RESOLUTION 2017-10-47 authorizing the village
administrator to purchase a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe from Tim Lally
Chevrolet for the Police K-9 unit at a price of $37,132.90. Motion by
Richter. Second by Burnell. Six ayes.
Received a $10,000 donation from Crown Equipment for the Police K9
Mayor Pape spoke to ODNR about having a controlled shooting area
at the waste water plant to shoot geese at a prescribed time. There
are two weeks in October and December when this would be
permitted. Will discuss again at the October 23 council meeting.
Jerry McClannan from Mote & Associates recommended starting the
bid process for Front & Eastmoor Drive. This will be added to October
Burnell made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Parker. Six
ayes. Declaring Emergency RESOLUTION 2017-9-43 authorizing the
village administrator to go out for bids to rebuild pumps at the water
department at a cost not to exceed $30,0000. Motion by
Kronenberger. Second by Richter. Six ayes.
Third Reading ORDINANCE 2017-9-21 to amend sidewalk ordinance
95.23 to clarify panels with ½ inch or more in elevation will need
repaired. Motion by Burnell. Second by Larger. Six ayes.
Third Reading RESOLUTUION 2017-9-38 authorizing Village
Administrator to enter into a contract with GPD Group to perform the
Industrial Electrical System Study, phase 1 of the New Bremen Electric
System Improvement Plan at a cost not to exceed $28,700. Motion
by Kronenberger. Second by Kuck. Six ayes.
Third Reading RESOLUTION 2017-9-40 to accept the Local
Government Funds in the amount of $67,665.24 and rates as
determined by Auglaize County Budget Commission. Motion by
Richter. Second by Parker. Six ayes.
Kuck made a motion to enter into executive session at 7:39 p.m. to
discuss real estate. Second by Larger. Came out of executive session
at 8:13 p.m. with no action.
Larger made a motion to adjourn at 8:14 p.m. Second by Parker. Six