Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Stienecker made a motion to excuse Wills. Second by Kuck.  Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Betty Wehrman, Mike, Joyce and Emily Topp, Margie Wuebker representingThe Daily Standard and Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the July 12 meeting were approved with a motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure of $761,407.10 for the month. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the next informal meeting at New Bremen Coffee & Books will be Aug. 13th from 9:00-10:00.
- Reminded Council of the meeting with John Freytag to discuss a master plan for the Lions Park area will be Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lockkeepers House.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $1827.00.
- Approved the Alumni Softball Tournament on Labor Day weekend.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects in the Village.
Betty Wehrman representing AMP, presented Emily Topp as the recipient of a $2000 Lyle B. Wright Scholarship.   
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.
Third 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 Schwartz. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Third 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 Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. 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. RESOLUTION 2011-7-23 accepting all bids and awarding the bid to the lowest bidder of Jutte Excavating, Inc. in the amount of $347,893.72. The engineering estimate was $403,000. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Burnell. Five ayes.
Council approved tornado siren modifications to obtain an upgrade to the system in the amount of $1500 to sound the siren continuously until the threat is over.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:01 p.m. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer