Monday, January 10, 2011

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, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast. The first meeting of 2011 was held at the Lockkeepers House.
Burnell made a motion, seconded by Wills to re-elect Don Kuck as Council President. All ayes.
Visitors were Robin Elston, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representingThe Daily Standard.
Minutes from the December 14 were approved with a motion by Hoffman, second by Wills. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve the total expenditure of $743,689.29 for the month of Dec. 2010.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report: 
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for Nov. in the amount of $743.00 and Dec. $1393.00
- Announced the State of the Villages will be held on Jan. 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the New Knoxville American Legion. 
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village. Also established the date of Jan. 31 for Budget meetings.
Paulette Huber, Poggemeyer Design Group addressed Council via telephone about the Miami & Erie Canal Multi-Purpose Trail Upgrades from SR 119 to Lock Two North for the Villages of New Bremen and Minster. Council will review plans.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2011-1-1 approving the appropriations for 2011. Motion by Schwartz, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2010-11-37 entering into a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services. In consideration, the Village of New Bremen agrees to pay the NBEMS a fixed amount of $15,000 payable on or before May 1, 2010 provided the financial statements have been audited. Kuck made a motion to table this resolution until the next meeting. Second by Burnell. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-11-37 tabled.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-1-1 authorizing Change Order #1 for Consolidated Hunter, Inc. reducing the contract $8508.00 for unused materials and bringing the net revised contract to $75,746.00. Authorizing Change Order #4 for Heyne Construction, Inc. increasing the contract $4908.25 and bringing the net revised contract to $653,363.25. The combined net reduction $3599.75. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-1-2 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Kuest Ditch Improvements Phase I SR 274 North to Bremenfest Park. Motion the engineers estimate is $206,000. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:50 p.m. to discuss personnel. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:35 p.m. and took no action. Adjournment followed with a motion by Burnell, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer