Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman and Kuck. Schwartz made a motion to excuse Stienecker. Second by Kuck. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the June 28 meeting were approved with a motion by Kuck. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Councilor Kuck reported no activity at the July 9 informal meeting at New Bremen Coffee & Books.
- Announced the Fishing Derby will be on July 26 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
- Reminded Council of the meeting with John Freytag to discuss a master plan for the Lions Park area will be Aug. 2.
- Mayor is checking with St. Clairsville for ideas for flower pots in the uptown area.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects in the Village. Also announced an Open House at the new electric building on July 12 from 9:00-3:00 and on July 17 from 2:00-4:00.  
The third reading ORDINANCE 2011-5-10 requiring the location of all water taps and water service shutoff valves to be located in the utility easement or right of way containing the water main which services each property remained tabled.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2011-6-14 amending the 2011 Appropriation Ordinance by transferring $5000 from the Income Tax Fund to the Lockkeepers House Fund for the purpose of operation. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-6-21 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into a contract with GPD Group for professional services for the Herman Street Substation Upgrade Project at a cost of $139,200. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Council discussed the grant money available for the Walnut Street Sanitary Sewer Project from First Street to Cherry Street. Currently, $51,043 is available through the Ohio Public Works Commission. The Village of New Bremen will need a revised CFO statement stating we have the local match of $299,957. Village Administrator York will get the needed paperwork ready to proceed with the project.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:06 p.m. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer