Tuesday, June 14, 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.
Visitors were Angela Hamberg, Karen Mauch, Deborah A. Foos, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leaderand Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the May 24 and May 31 meetings were approved with a motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the June 11 informal meeting with legislative officials at New Bremen Coffee & Books was successful.
- Details concerning the tornado siren policy will be discussed on June 20, 2011.
- Announced the Bremenfest Committee chose Delores Stienecker as the 2011 Grand Marshall of the parade.
Deborah A. Foos, Development Manager for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio showed Council a power point presentation about Big Brother Big Sisters of Auglaize, Van Wert and Mercer Counties.
Council discussed the contract with Alltel (Allied Wireless Communications). The representative from Allied stated that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) would not be available until later this month and they will adjust the monthly rent at that time. Council agreed.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-5-19 authorizing the Village Administrator to contact the owners of 525 and 529 S. Walnut Street for the purpose of changing the location of the Village’s water tap shutoff from inside the residential buildings to a location within the utility easement for the water main servicing. The cost not to exceed $3000 to be paid from the Water Fund. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Second 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. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2001-6-12 enacting Section 138.16 of the Village of New Bremen Code of Ordinances to prohibit the use, possession and/or sale of synthetic cannabinoids and other synthetic drugs. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Council approved the purchase of eleven (11) new chairs for the Council Chamber from Four-U Office Supplies at a cost of $2469.50. All ayes.
Village Administrator York announced the bids for the Bear Drive Reconstruction Project. Council accepted all bids and awarded the bid to the lowest bidder Tumbusch Construction, Inc. with their bid of $495,714.87. The project includes both north and south of Fox Street on Bear Drive. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Wills. All ayes.
Village Administrator York presented the bids for the 2011 Resurfacing Project. Burnell made a motion to accept all bids and award the bid to the lowest bidder Wagner Paving, Laura, Ohio with their bid of $119,398.65. Second by Wills. All ayes. The project includes part of Rummel Creek intersecting Webster Place and all of Webster Place, south end of White Mountain Drive, far north end of Water Street at the cul-de-sac and First Street between SR 66 and Main St.
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. Ordinance 2011-6-11 giving notice that the Village of New Bremen does not accept a certain warranty deed from Nathan Hirschfeld for Lot #5 in the Teton II Subdivision recorded in Auglaize County Recorder’s Official Record Volume 604, Page 1486. The land is described as a retention pond for storm water drainage. The deed was not tendered to the Village nor accepted by the Village. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Stienecker.  All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Ordinance 2011-6-13 accepting the resignation of Economic Development Director Karen Mauch and appoint Angela Hamberg as the replacement effective June 17, 2011. Oath of Office will be the same day at noon in front of the Company C Civil War Flag at the Bicycle Museum. Motion by Wills. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Council entered into Executive Session at 8:10 p.m. to discuss personnel and real estate.
Council came out of Executive Session at 9:35 p.m. No action was taken. Adjournment followed with a motion by Wills. Second by Kuck. All ayes.

Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer