Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Klaus Kellner from Bremen, Germany, Matt Krieg, Steve Bushman, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader. Mr. Kellner is publishing a book about Bremen, IN and New Bremen, OH.
Minutes from the March 23 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman, seconded by Wills. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the Annual CIC Banquet will be April 15 at 11:30.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for March in the amount of $1491.00.
- Reminded residents of the Community Garages Sales to be held on April 16 and 17. Spring Clean Up day will be held on May 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Announced the NBHA Annual Picnic will be June 6, 2010.
- Village Administrator York announced the Power Quality Workshop to be held in Piqua on May 27, 2010.
Matt Krieg, Superintendant of the Electric Dept. presented his Annual Report to Council.
Second reading Resolution 2010-3-11 authorizing a donation of $5000 to the Barracuda Swim and Dive Team to cover expenses and repair equipment. Motion by Kuck. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Stienecker made motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Ordinance 2010-3-5 establishing a stop street on Amsterdam Road at Walnut Street. Council believed there would be a need for the 4-way stop because of Elmwood Assisted Living traffic. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. Resolution 2010-3-12 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into a contract with Auglaize County for 2010-2011 road salt joint bidding. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Ordinance 2010-3-6 authorizing a contract with DP&L for the restated Power Service Agreement designed only to roll the various agreements into a single document and does not change any terms of the agreements of previous contracts. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Second reading Resolution 2010-3-13 entering into an agreement with Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce granting a two-year lease for the Lockkeepers House. The monthly lease will be $400.00. Kuck made a motion to table the resolution for review. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Second reading Resolution 2010-3-14 entering into an agreement with the Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association (MECCA) granting a two-year lease for the Lockkeepers House. The monthly lease will be $400.00. Kuck made a motion to table the resolution for review. Second by Stienecker All ayes.
Tree Commission representative Councilor Wills discussed where to plant memorial trees. There are only 5 places left along the canal. The Tree Commission decided to plant trees south of the swimming pool. Councilor Stienecker suggested planting trees in the Jaycee Park also. There was also discussion to no longer plant trees in the tree lawns to keep them away from street lights, snow blowers, street sweepers etc. The trees presently in tree lawns would stay, however any new home lots would be offered a tree to be planted outside of the tree lawns. The Tree Commission is planning to review the current ordinance at the next meeting and present Council with amendments.
First reading RESOLUTION 10-4-15 authorizing Change Order #5 transferring unused contingency money for the Lockkeepers House to the general construction contract. The approximate amount would be $12,500. In this way, the federal money in the grant could be used up before using local money for the storm sewer relocation project in the ditch, the new culverts and to finish the parking lot (exclusive of the asphalt paving). Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Council adjourned at 7:30 with a motion by Hoffman, seconded by Wills. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer