Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Harrod and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Ron Weaver, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representingThe Daily Standard.
Minutes from the August 10 meeting were approved with a motion by Wills, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $846,891.93. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report: 
- Reported Bremenfest was successful.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $1493.00.
- Announced Pumpkinfest date is September 25.
- Announced Trick or Treat will be October 28 from 6:00-7:30.
- Announced Cider Time will be October 31 starting at 1:00.
- Met with the Village of Minster to review canal path options.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Wills made a motion to untable the third reading of Ordinance 2010-5-10. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. Third reading ORDINANCE 2010-5-10 amending Section 4 of Ordinance 1995-10-32 prohibits trees or shrub from being planted closer than ten (10) feet from the edge of the street right of way. Motion by Wills. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to untable the third reading of Ordinance 2010-7-14. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Third reading ORDINANCE 2010-7-14 amending Chapter 78 of the Village Code of Ordinances by abolishing No Parking areas established years ago and no longer used by the Village. The streets included in the area are 1stStreet, 2nd Street and Herman Street. The no parking sign in place on 1st Street between Herman and west to the railroad tracks will remain in force. Motion by Burnell. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.  
Hoffman made a motion to untable Resolution 2010-7-15. Second by Wills. All ayes. Second reading ORDINANCE 2010-7-15 entering into an AMP Efficiency Smart Power Plant Program at a cost of $66,500 per year. The program will provide energy efficiency services such as incentives and rebates to AMP members in lieu of various fines incurred from the Richard H. Gorsuch Project power. Motion by Burnell. Second by Wills. Five ayes. Wills abstained.
Second reading ORDINANCE 10-7-18 authorizing the Canal Street Parking Lot curb assessments remained tabled.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2010-8-19 accepting the annexation of 90.501 acres of land in German Township petitioned by the New Bremen Foundation, Inc., Crown Equipment Corp. and Thomas E. Kuenning, Jr. and Shelly Kuenning, Trustees. The Village will pay German Township $1900 from the General Fund. The park is located along the Miami and Erie Canal and would be zoned A-1 Agricultural as recommended by the Planning Commission. Motion by Schwartz. Seconded by Burnell. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2010-8-20 providing an effective means for protecting the public water system from contaminants through the water service connections (cross connections) into the public water system. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer