Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Roll call showed the following members present on this date.  Burnell, Schwartz, Wills, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker.  Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.

Visitors were Angela Hamberg, Economic Development Director, Angie Klosterman representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.

Minutes from the November 22 and December 12 meetings were approved with a motion by Wills.  Second by Stienecker.  All ayes.

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

- Reported to Council on the Workforce Development seminar that he and Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg attended.

- Thanked the New Bremen – New Knoxville Rotary Club and the New Bremen Historic Association for the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 1 and reminded residents to vote at the Lockkeepers House for the Village’s Christmas card   for next year.

- Announced the first Council meeting in January will be at the Lockkeepers House and newly elected Councilors will take the Oath of Office in front of the Civil War Flag at the Bicycle Museum.

- Recognized Jeff Scheer for his 25 years of service on the New Bremen Fire Dept.

- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $1643.00.

- Village Administrator York updated Council on projects within the Village.

Angela Hamberg, Economic Development Director, gave a progress report to Council.

The third reading RESOLUTION 2011-10-36 authorizing the Village of New Bremen to enter into an Income Tax Agreement with the New Bremen Local School District was untabled with a motion by Hoffman.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.  The agreement approves a real property tax exemption of 75% for 15 years for Brookside Laboratories, Inc.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Hoffman made a motion, second by Burnell to untable the third reading RESOLUTION 2011-10-37.  This resolution accepts the application from Brookside Laboratories, Inc. to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Agreement with the Village of New Bremen requesting an abatement of 75% for 15 years.  Motion by Stienecker, second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.  Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2011-11-20 requiring vehicles to be moved within 24 hours after two inches or more of snow, to a legal parking spot where snow has been removed.  Motion by Stienecker.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-11-39 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a three-year contract with the City of St. Marys for the collection of Income Tax revenues starting January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-11-40 entering into a contract with Stephen L. Smith for the rendition of legal services beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2013.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-11-43 entering into a contract with Robert W. Kehoe for the rendition of services as Mayor’s Court Magistrate beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012.  Motion by Stienecker.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.

Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.  Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2011-11-46 authorizing the expenditure of funds in the amount of $70,000 for day to day operations of the Village of New Bremen from January 1, 2012 through January 12, 2012 when the 2012 Appropriations Ordinance will be adopted.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Wills.  All ayes.

Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Stienecker.  All ayes.  Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2011-11-19 establishing a cost of living adjustment effective the first payroll in 2012 for full time employees as follows:  

All full time employees will get a $.70 per hour raise.
Wayne York will receive a raise of $1.70 per hour raise to fulfill the agreement for his initial hiring as all conditions have been met including his residency in New Bremen.
Linda Fortkamp will receive an additional compensation of $.50 per hour for Mayors Court duties (treat as license holder).

Motion by Wills, seconded by Kuck.  All ayes.

Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Wills.  All ayes.  ORDINANCE 2011-12-22 authorizing a step increase for Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg from B-21 to C-21 at the rate per hour of $15.30 effective the first payroll in 2012.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Wills.  All ayes.

Council discussed the EMS contract briefly and decided to review and audit the financial books according to the ORC.

First reading RESOLUTION 2011-12-48 authorizing the purchase of a 311 Citizen Response Program from Town Square Software, LLC at a cost of $11,000 plus annual support and hosting per year of approximately $1875 to $3500.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.  ORDINANCE 2011-12-23 clarifying the intended penalties in Section 152.99 of the Zoning Code of Ordinances.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Wills.  All ayes.

Wills made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.  RESOLUTION 2011-12-49 entering into a contract with Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc., Bowling Green, Ohio, for engineering services for Well #8 located on the Isern farm.  The cost not to exceed a maximum fee of $12,000 with reimbursables of $250. Motion by Wills.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel at 7:55 p.m.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

Council came out of Executive Session at 8:14 p.m. and took no action.  Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

 

Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer