This Council Meeting was held at the Lockkeepers House at Lock One Park. Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Burnell was excused with a motion by Schwartz, seconded by Stienecker. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were John Turner, Jacob Sweiger, Matthew Dawson, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leaderand Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the June 8 meeting were approved with the following addition: Paragraph 4, line 5 added$140.00 plus expenses. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve the total expenditure for the month of $717,357.00. Second by Wills. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Received a letter from Allison Brady, Heritage Trails inviting residents to take a survey asking about what kind of outdoor activities they would like to see in the area.
- Announced the Fishing Derby will be held on July 17 at the Bunker Hill Industrial Park.
- Announced the Firemans Picnic will be held at the Crown Pavilion on July 24.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $597.00.
- Reported income tax collections have been successful.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Council voted to offer a site in the Bremenfest Park for the New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Sunshine Project. This would be a full fledged handicapped playground. The location is between the existing playground and the existing parking lot. The restroom on the east side of the playground is handicapped accessible. The sidewalk on the west side of the playground can be removed and relocated as can the blue park bench. Village Administrator will present the offer to the NB-NK Rotary Sunshine Project Committee. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2010-5-21 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for refuse collection within the Village of New Bremen. Motion by Hoffman. Seconded by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Wills made a motion to table the second reading ORDINANCE 2010-5-10 amending Ordinance 1995-10-32 prohibiting planting trees between the curb and sidewalks, formally known as the tree lawn. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2010-6-22 authorizing police and fire service, electric and refuse collection to the Kuenning-Dicke Nature Park petitioned for annexation. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2010-6-23 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the 2010 Street Resurfacing Project consisting of St. Clair Place at a cost of $65,290.50. Additional streets include Walnut Street, South Street, Rummel Creek Drive and Webster Place at a cost of $201,863.50. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2010-6-24 authorizing the Ohio Department of Transportation ODOT to resurface State Route 66 between New Bremen and St. Marys in 2015. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Kuck. Five ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 2010-6-11 amending Section 1 of Ordinance 2008-6-15 to include design, construction, operation and maintenance in the Lockkeeper House Fund. Motion by Wills. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 2010-6-12 an Ordinance to Proceed to reconstruct Elk Drive south of Fox Street. The engineering estimate is $328,000. Motion by Wills. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
RESOLUTION 2010-6-25 accepting all bids for five vehicles no longer needed by the Village and awarding the bids as follows: $1000 from Grace Quality Auto Sales, Morristown, PA for a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria; $250 from Herb Luedeke for a 1976 Chevy Monte Carlo; the remaining three vehicles - 1993 Ford Aerostar, 1989 Pontiac Hatchback and a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am – will be given to the NBFD for extrication practice and later sold for scrap at approximately $174 a ton. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Wills. Five ayes.
Council adjourned at 7:19.m. with a motion by Hoffman, seconded by Kuck. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer