Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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  Nathan Hirschfeld and Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the April 12 meeting were approved with the following changes: Page 1, paragraph 4, line 12 change June 6 to June 5. Page 2, paragraph 4, line 3 add second by Schwartz. Page 2, paragraph 8, line 1 change First reading to Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. Motion by Wills, seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $563,324.47. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Asked for volunteers for the Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) committee.  
- Announced the New Bremen and Minster Police Auction set for May 14, 2011 at Minster.
- Chief Harrod announced the Police Dept. is accepting applications for a part time police officer.
- Reminded New Bremen residents of Clean-Up Day set for April 30, 2011 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Auglaize Co. Recycling Center will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day on May 7 from 9:00-1:00.
- Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day at the Elementary School on April 28 at 1:45 pm.
- Councilor Stienecker announced the NBHA Annual Picnic will be held on June 5, 2011.
- Approved and F-1 Permit for Speedway Lanes Softball Tournament to be held on May 27-29, 2011. Motion by Wills, seconded by Stienecker. All ayes.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village and announced a Public Hearing on May 3 at 7:00 pm for the Bear Drive Reconstruction Project.
First reading ORDINANCE 2011-4-6 authorizing the rezoning of 9 and 11 S. Main Street from R-2 to C-1. Crown plans to use the area for off-street parking. There will be a Public Hearing concerning the zoning on May 10 at 6:30 pm. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Schwartz. All ayes.
Ron Tontrup, Parks Foreman, presented his annual report to Council.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-4-9 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the 2011 Street Resurfacing Project. Areas being considered include north and south Bear Drive, Water Street northward plus the cul de sac, South Street between Washington and Walnut, a section of Rummel Creek Drive north of Klee Ave, Webster Place, a section of First Street in front of the ABC Center, Second Street in the vicinity of the Village Park and Recreation Dept., Canal Street between Cherry and South Streets and the south end of White Mountain Drive. Motion by Wills. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2011-4-10 permitting the Lock One Parking Lot to be closed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on June 18, 2011 for the Arts in the Park event sponsored by the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce and Arts Place. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. All ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2011-4-14 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Walnut Street Sanitary Sewer Project. Motion by Hoffman, second by Wills. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2011-4-4 certifying the Elk Drive curb assessments to the Auglaize Co. Auditor in the amount of $6228.09. Motion by Burnell. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. Stienecker abstained. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2011-4-5 accepting the deed from Crown Equipment Corporation for a section of land on SR 274 East adjacent to the Kuest Ditch. Motion by Wills. Second by Kuck. Five ayes. Stienecker abstained.
Council briefly discussed the contract with Alltel (Allied Wireless Communications). Council authorized Village Administrator York to send a letter telling them the Village of New Bremen would like to re-negotiate the contract that comes due May 3, 2011.
First reading RESOLUTION 2011-4-16 entering into a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad, Inc. for the rendition of emergency medical technician-paramedic services. The current contract ends May 31, 2011. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-4-17 opposing EPA regulations of carbon dioxide. Motion by Wills. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2011-4-7 to authorize the execution of a power sales contract with American Municipal Power, Inc. and taking other actions regarding participation in the AMP Fremont Energy Center in the amount of 3.16 megawatts. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Kuck made motion to adjourn at 7:48 p.m. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer