Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, and Stienecker. Kuck was excused with a motion by Stienecker, seconded by Hoffman. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Harrod and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Rick, Sue and Jackie Niekamp, Betty Wehrman, Wm. Applegate, James, Faye, Rachael and Nathan Redmond, Justin, John and Donna Bruns, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the July 13 meeting were approved with a motion by Motion by Burnell, seconded by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month in the amount of $1,026,777.08. Second by Wills. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the Firemans Picnic was successful.
- Announced the Fishing Derby was successful.
- Received a letter from Senator Karen Gilmore concerning SB131 referring to bio-based products.
- Welcomed Elmwood Assisted Living to the community.
- Will be presenting longevity awards to Chief Harrod (30 yrs.) and Supt. Krieg (15 yrs.).
- Approved to share the cost of advertising on the Southwestern Auglaize Chamber Map with the CIC in the amount of $395.00.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Betty Wehrman, AMP Project Coordinator, presented the Lyle B. Wright Scholarship to Jackie Niekamp for $2000.00.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 10-7-16 amending the payroll ordinance and appointing Nathan Redmond and Justin Bruns as Patrolman I Part Time at an hourly rate of $10.78. They were sworn in by the Mayor. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2010-5-10 amending Ordinance 1995-10-32 prohibiting planting trees between the curb and sidewalks, formally known as the tree lawn remained tabled.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2010-7-14 amending Chapter 78 of the Village Code of Ordinances by abolishingNo Parking areas established years ago and no longer used by the Village. The streets included in the area are 1st Street, 2nd Street and Herman Street. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2010-7-15 entering into an AMP Efficiency Smart Power Plant Program at a cost of $66,500 per year. The program will provide energy efficiency services such as incentives and rebates to AMP members. Wills made a motion to table the second reading, seconded by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 2010-7-17 authorizing American Legal to update the Village Code of Ordinances at an approximate cost of $5000. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Council approved the renewal of liability, property and fleet insurance for $78,281.76.
First reading ORDINANCE 10-7-18 authorizing the Canal Street Parking Lot curb assessments. Mote Engineering will have the final assessments at the next meeting. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Burnell made a motion to adjourn at 7:23 p.m. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer