Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015

 

August 24, 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 Angela Hamberg, Clair Giesige representing The Daily Standard and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.

 

Minutes from the August 10 meeting were approved with a motion by Parker.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

 

Parker made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $967,078.46.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

 

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:

  • Received notice from the Ohio Department of Transportation of two projects involving work in the Village of New Bremen. Scheduled for 2017 is SR 274 fine graded overlay and for 2019 is SR 66 microsurface.
  • Discussed tent tie-downs near the Pavilion.
  • Updated Council on the Raw Water Supply Project.
  • Asked for a moment of silence in memory of Ben Homan.

 

Angela Hamberg, Economic Development Director, asked Council to consider amending the Code of Ordinances specifically Chapter 155.01 (D), (3), (a) Community Reinvestment Area No. 1.  First reading ORDINANCE 2015-8-14 amending CRA No. 1 to the extent that no exemption is granted for tax levies passed after October 1, 2015 where it applies to residential properties.  This will make CRA No. 1 uniform with CRA No. 2.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

 

Third reading RESOLUTION 2015-7-33 entering into a revised contract with Garmann Miller for architectural engineering for the proposed Police/EMS building.  The revision is in Article 9.7 removing the language plus an amount for the Architect’s anticipated profit on the value of the services not performed by the Architect.  The cost of the project is $1,535,840 and Garmann Miller fees will be 7.5% of the construction costs.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes. 

 

Third reading RESOLUTION 2015-7-34 entering into a revised contract with Garmann Miller for architectural engineering for the proposed Parks Department building.  The revision is in Article 9.7 removing the language plus an amount for the Architect’s anticipated profit on the value of the services not performed by the Architect.    The cost of the project is $334,100 and Garmann Miller fees will be 7.5% of the construction costs.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

 

Third reading RESOLUTION 2015-7-35 entering into a revised contract with Garmann Miller for architectural engineering for the proposed Public Works building.  The revision is in Article 9.7 removing the language plus an amount for the Architect’s anticipated profit on the value of the services not performed by the Architect.    The cost of the project is $1,648,100 and Garmann Miller fees will be 7.5% of the construction costs.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

        

 

 

Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.  RESOLUTION 2015-8-36 accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

 

First reading RESOLUTION 2015-8-37 authorizing Change Order No. 2 to H.A Dorsten, Inc. for the Komminsk Legacy Park Project.  The change order is for general construction work including related site, pool equipment/piping and electrical.  The total sum of the change order is $20,186.00.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.

 

First reading RESOLUTION 2015-8-38 identifying the services that will be provided to 5.074 acres in German Township proposed for annexation on SR 66 South.  The services will include water, electric, refuse and police and fire protection.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

 

Council discussed the new Income Tax Ordinance but took no action.  Ohio legislature has decided that all municipal tax resolutions need to be uniform to a certain degree.  The change in language will ensure tax collection will be more uniform statewide starting in 2016. 

 

Kronenberger made a motion to adjourn at 7:28 p.m.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

 

 

Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer