Roll call showed the following members present for the regular meeting held this date. Burnell, Meyer, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Fiscal Officer Gast, Chief of Police Harrod and Village Administrator York.
Visitors were Patrolman Brad Pyles, Teresa Pyles, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the April 14 meeting were approved with the following amendments: page 1, paragraph 2, line 2 change Mark to Mike; page 1, paragraph 6 change Section (J). Motion by Meyer, seconded by Schwartz. All ayes.
Stienecker made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $805,431.90. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Announced Spring Clean-Up Day on May 2.
- Received a letter of appreciation from Plastic-Pak acknowledging the help they received from our Police Dept.
- Announced the Village of New Bremen received the Tree City USA Growth Award. Arbor Day will be May 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Elementary School.
- Safety Committee met with the EMS before the committee meeting on April 28 to discuss the renewal of the EMS levy.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2009-4-11 amending the payroll ordinance by appointing Patrolman Bradley Pyles to First Sergeant classification B-30 at his current rate of pay of $23.65 effective immediately. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Burnell. All ayes.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2009-3-8 amending the Code of Ordinances Section 93.71 Exemptions to Noise and Public Nuisance Regulation by adding Section (J) – Noises created by actions of individuals authorized by the New Bremen Village Administrator for the sole purpose of driving birds and other wildlife from public facilities such as electrical substation, water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment facilities where the Village Administrator has determined the presence of said wildlife on or near the facility could be detrimental to the delivery of services or the health, safety and welfare of the public. Motion by Meyer, seconded by Schwartz. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. Second and third readings of ORDINANCE 2009-4-9 amending the Appropriation Ordinance by transferring $725,000 from the Income Tax Fund as follows: $400,000 to the General Fund; $125,000 to the Street Construction Fund; $125,000 to the Parks and Recreation Fund; $75,000 to the Swimming Pool Fund. Motion by Stienecker, second by Burnell. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second and third readings of ORDINANCE 2009-4-10 an ordinance to proceed with the Teton Subdivision Phase II Improvements – Elk Drive and Fox Street. The Village will receive $190,000 from Issue I monies. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Stienecker. All ayes.
Stienecker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2009-4-12 amending Ordinance 2006-6-17 by authorizing the Village Administrator to purchase over the next three fiscal years replacement water meters at a cost not to exceed $30,000 per year to be paid from the Income Tax Fund. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Meyer. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2009-4-8 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the White Mountain Substation Upgrade Phase IV. The engineering estimate is $510,000. Motion by Hoffman, second by Meyer. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2009-4-9 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Lockkeepers House. The engineering estimate is $652,000 with an option of Geo-thermal heat at an extra cost of $15,000. Motion by Burnell, second by Kuck. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to adjourn at 7:20 p.m. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer