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, Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were John Turner, Jeff Wells, Rodney Bertke, Margie Wuebker representing TheDaily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the November 27 meeting were approved with a motion by Wills. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Updated Council on the interview process for the Chief of Police position.
- Thanked everyone who helped with the Christmas decorations at Lock One Park.
- Informed Council of two events scheduled for this summer. The Great Ohio Bike Adventure (GOBA) will be in New Bremen on June 19 through June 21 with approximately 2000 bicyclers. An epilepsy benefit that may get statewide presence is also being planned.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects in the Village.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2012-11-42 authorizing the expenditure of funds up to $110,000 for day to day operations of the Village of New Bremen from January 1, 2013 through January 8, 2013 when the 2013 Appropriations Ordinance is adopted. Motion by Kuck. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Jeff Wells and John Turner presented the Village of New Bremen with a framed Guinness World Records Certificate for the largest pumpkin pie weighing 3,699 pounds and made by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers. They updated Council on the festival and donated $250 each to the NB Parks Dept., NBFD, NBPD and the NB Emergency Squad.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2012-11-43 entering into a contract with Robert W. Kehoe for the rendition of services as Mayor’s Court Magistrate beginning January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2013. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2012-12-16 authorizing transfers from the Income Tax Fund as follows: General Fund $575,000; Street Construction Fund $150,000; Parks and Recreation Fund $50,000. Transfer from the EMS Levy Fund to the Income Tax Fund in the amount of $14,000. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2012-12-17 establishing a No Parking zone on the north side ofMonroe Street between Washington and Water Streets. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2012-12-47 authorizing a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services in the amount of $10,000 for a period beginning February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014 pursuant to Section 307.69.1 O.R.C. The $10,000 will be kept in a separate account. Motion by Burnell. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2012-12-48 entering into a contract with Choice One Engineering for hourly services not to exceed $25,000 to be paid from the Income Tax Fund. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2012-12-18 authorizing a pay increase for Angela Hamberg from C-21 to E-21 in the amount of $16.61 per hour effective Dec. 17, 2012. Motion by Wills. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Stienecker made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:30 p.m. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:10 p.m. and took the following action. Kuck made a motion by ORDINANCE 2012-12-18 to approve a Cost of Living Adjustment in the amount of 2% for all full time employees effective date to be determined. Second by Stienecker. All Ayes.
Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer