APRIL 13, 2015
Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Howard Overman, John Freytag, Cathi Hall, Mike Hibner, David Giesige representing The Daily Standard and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the March 23 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Updated Council on the Assistant Village Administrator position.
- Announced Community Garage Sales will be this weekend.
- Due to Memorial Day the May 25th meeting will be May 26th.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of March in the amount of $1684.00.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
John Freytag, Freytag and Associates, gave a presentation of the Lions Park Master Plan which is approximately 90% complete. Freytag also included the plan for the proposed restroom. The donation for the Lion sculpture will be receipted into the Lions Park Improvement Fund.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-15 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Lions Park Improvement Project. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-16 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for restrooms for the Lions Park Improvement Project. The cost of the restrooms not to exceed $300,000. Motion by Parker. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-17 entering into a 5 year lease with New Bremen Schools and to move the school’s fueling next to the Village’s fueling station on Herman Street. The State Fire Marshall found the school’s station to be unsafe and ordered school officials to move it to another location. Council decided to table the second reading to allow New Bremen Schools to use the Village fueling station for diesel fuel for their buses. This will be the short term solution since Cardinal Express will be supplying diesel fuel in the near future at which time the school will use their fuel. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Parker made a motion to untable the third reading RESOLUTION 2015-2-13 authorizing the purchase of a vehicle for the Administration and Police use. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. The cost of the white 2015 Ford Expedition is $33,216 and will be purchased through the State Purchasing Program from Lebanon Ford, Lebanon, Ohio. Motion by Parker. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2015-3-6 amending the payroll ordinance by promoting a part time officer to a full time position to account for employee experience and difficulty covering shifts. Justin Bruns will fill the position. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-18 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek sealed bids for the following unused surplus equipment: 2002 Ford F-150 pickup; 2001 Dodge Ram pickup; 1997 Ford F-250; 2002 American Road leaf machine. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2015-4-19 levying taxes for a period of five years beginning with the 2016 tax year at the rate of 2 mills on each dollar of the tax valuation of the taxable property within the Village in excess of the rate authorized by said 5705.02 O.R.C. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. 5 ayes. Parker abstained.
First reading RESOLUTION 2015-4-20 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into a contract with Eagon & Associates, Inc. for consulting services for a Water-Level Survey within 1 mile of new wells PW-9 and PW-10. The cost not to exceed $11,994 to be paid from the Income Tax Fund. Motion by Parker. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer