Monday, February 24, 2014

Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 5:45 p.m.  Burnell (via phone), Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger.  Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.

Visitors were Margie Weubker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.

Minutes from the February 11 meeting were approved with a motion by Parker.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.

Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $792,667.99.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.

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

·        Received a letter from Preston Meyer, NKTELCO, announcing an increase in price for their services effective April 1, 2014.

·        Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.

Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-7 authorizing the purchase of a 50 ft. aerial unit, aerial tower and accessories through the State Purchasing Program at a cost of $188,645 to be paid from the Electric Fund.  Utility Truck Equipment, Inc.,Circleville, Ohio has the state contract.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Kronenberger.   All ayes.

RESOLUTION 2013-11-38 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into an Energy Smart Contract through AMP at a cost of $1.40 per megawatt hour.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.  The contract is for three (3) years at a cost of approximately $89,000 per year.  The resolution remained tabled until Courtney and Associates and Solicitor Smith can review the contract.

Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-6 amending Resolution 2012-1-2 authorizing an increase in engineering fees for the Miami Erie Canal Shared Use Path in the amount of $25,696.  The total cost of the project is $92,258.  At a previous meeting, Paulette Huber, representing Poggemeyer Design Group, explained the reasons for the extra costs and presented Council with an itemized extra work calculation.  The shared portion is 40.60% to be paid by the New Bremen Foundation.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.

Hoffman made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.  RESOLUTION 2014-2-9 authorizing the purchase of a 2003 Pierce Enforcer Pumper for the New Bremen Fire Dept. at a cost not to exceed $185,000.  This purchase is contingent on the acceptance of Fire Committee.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.

Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.  Burnell abstained.  RESOLUTION 2014-2-10 authorizing the repair and renovation of the water slide located at the swimming pool.  The cost of the repair not to exceed $41,489 to be paid to SlideCare, LLC, Avon, Ohio. The cost to be paid from the Swimming Pool Fund.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Kronenberger.  Four ayes. Hoffman nay. Burnell abstained.

First reading 2014-2-11 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for a 275 KW standby generator for the Water Plant.  The estimated cost to be $75,000.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Parker.  All ayes. 

Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 6:52 p.m. to discuss pending litigation.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.

Council came out of Executive Session at 7:02 p.m.  Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer