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 Larger. Second by Parker.
Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator
Dicke, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Speelman.
Visitors were Matt Krieg and Jeff Elking representing The Daily
Minutes from the August 28 meeting were approved. Motion by
Parker. Second by Larger. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
Pumpkin Fest – the pie pans used in the pie baking will be on
display this year at the fest Sept 22-23. Good Luck on another
This is Assisted Living week. The Mayor went to Elmwood for
Fines, Fees and Forfeitures for August were $1,523.
Village Administrator Dicke gave the following report:
Update on Police/EMS Building – Plumbing and roof are being
installed. Masonry is being finished.
Resurfacing has started. Reclamite goes down the week of
Sept 18. Striping will start the week of Sept 25.
Discussed amending current sidewalk ordinance, Ordinance 95.23, to
clarify that panels with ½ inch or more in elevation will need repaired.
In the upcoming months sidewalks will be evaluated. Owners will be
notified of needed repairs.
First 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. Five ayes.
Discussed realigning our AMP portfolio and offer up 50% of our Prarie
State holding, if there is an interested buyer. Vote of approval with a
motion by Parker. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Reviewed proposal from GPD Group to complete an Electric System 10
Year Improvement Plan in two phases. Phase 1 is an Industrial
Electrical System study at a cost of $28,700. Phase 2 is a Residential
study at a cost of $26,200.
First 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 Parker. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Sale of vehicles no longer needed by the village were as follows:
2005 Ford F550 Aerial Bucket Truck $38,384, 2000 Chevrolet Impala
no bid, 2002 Ford F-150 $1,000, 2002 Ford F150 $725, 2003 Ford F150
First 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
Larger. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
The Farmers Market at Amsterdam Center is on property not owned
by the Village. Council voted to approve moving the Farmers Market
to property owned by Village, Lock One Parking Lot.
Parker gave clarification of the OPWC grant application for the traffic
signal upgrade at Plum and Washington St. The application will
include a left turn lane. If the grant application is accepted, the left
turn lane will be installed. If the grant application is not accepted,
council will evaluate if the radar detection has improved the traffic
flow at the intersection and if the left turn lane is warranted.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second the Kuck. Five
ayes. Declaring Emergency RESOLUTION 2017-8-35 authorizing
Village Administrator to submit OPWC grant application for traffic
control device at Plum and Washington St with the installation of a left
turn lane. Motion by Larger. Second by Kuck. Four ayes.
Second Reading RESOLUTION 2017-8-36 Authorizing Village
Administrator to improve pumps at the waste water plant in an
amount not to exceed $50,000. Motion by Burnell. Second by Parker.
Second Reading RESOLUTION 2017-8-37 Authorizing Village
Administrator to contract the cleaning and painting of the water
towers at a cost not exceed $35,000. Motion by Burnell. Second by
Larger. Five ayes.
Third Reading ORDINANCE 2017-8-18 Replat of Lot 9 – 11 Haarbye
Street. Eliminate lot 10 and be combined with lots 9 and 11. Kris
Kuck, current owner of lot #11 and Scott Frey, current owner of lot
#9 will each buy half of lot #10 to be combined with their existing
lots. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. Kuck Abstained.
Larger made a motion to adjourn at 7:52 p.m. Second by
Kronenberger. Five ayes.