December 12, 2016
Roll call showed the following members present for the meeting on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Richter, Kuck and Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator Dicke and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Jerry McClannan, Rhonda Gill, Ron Wente, Lee Kuenning, Dan Voress, Jeff Elking representing The Daily Standard and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the November 29 meeting were approved with a motion by Richter. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the Utility Office will soon be offering email billing and web payment for utility bills.
- Announced the first Council Meeting for 2017 will be at the Lockkeepers House.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of November in the amount of $1571.00.
- Village Administrator Dicke updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Jerry McClannan, Mote & Associates, was present to update Council on the Komminsk Drive Project. Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2016-12-76 authorizing Change Order #2 decreasing the cost of the project in the amount of $1016. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Firemen Dan Voress, Lee Kuenning and Ron Wente were present to inform Council that the New Bremen Fire Department elected Dan Voress as the new Fire Chief. Former Chief Robert Kuck retired on Nov. 30, 2016. Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2016-12-29 appointing Dan Voress as Fire Chief effective Dec. 1, 2016. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2016-11-68 rescinding Resolution 2016-10-66 because the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) was not applying for the funding. Motion by Richter. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2016-11-70 approving expenditures not to exceed $110,000 for day to day operations of the Village of New Bremen from Jan. 1, 2017 to Jan. 9, 2017 when the 2017 Appropriation Ordinance is adopted. Motion by Richter. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2016-11-71 entering into a contract with Stephen L. Smith for the rendition of legal services beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017. Motion by Kuck. Second by Richter. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2016-11-72 entering into a contract with Thomas L. Guillozet for the rendition of services as Mayor’s Court Magistrate beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-11-74 entering into a contract with American Legal for services to update the Village Code of Ordinances. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Richter made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Parker. All ayes. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2016-11-27 authorizing a $.50 per hour raise for Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg retro to the effective date of the 2016 Cost of Living Adjustment. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2016-11-28 authorizing a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment for 2017 for all full time employees and including part time police and economic development classifications effective the second payroll of January 2017. Motion by Richter. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:06 p.m. to discuss personnel. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 7:28 p.m. and took no action. Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer