Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Burnell was excused with a motion by Wills, seconded Stienecker. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Gary, Amy and Haley Moeller, Michael Weadock, Thomas Welsh, Jay Purdy, Scott Frey, Angela Hamberg, Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the June 11 meeting were approved with a motion by Wills. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Wills made a motion to approve a total expenditure for June of $928,217.08. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Gave an update on the GOBA activities and thanked everyone involved.
- Signed permits allowing the sale of alcohol at the New Bremen Firemen’s Picnic on July 27 and Bremenfest on August 9-11.
- Announced the Village will be smoke testing sewer lines July 15 – July 19.
- Village Administrator York updated Councilors on various projects within the Village.
Michael Weadock, AMP, was in attendance to present the Lyle Wright Scholarship Award for $2000 to Haley Moeller.
Scott Frey and Angela Hamberg updated Council about the GOBA visit to New Bremen. The event was very successful.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2013-5-16 implementing a catch and release fishing policy at Bunker Hill Industrial Park. After some discussion concerning the enforcement of the policy, Kuck made a motion to have third reading. Second by Hoffman. Five nays. Ordinance 2013-5-16 was defeated.
Council set a Special Meeting for Thursday, June 27 at 5:00 p.m. to take action on property, fleet and liability insurance. Jay Purdy, representing Community Insurance in Minster, submitted a proposal for $73,027 and Thomas Welsh, representing the Public Entity Pool submitted a bid of $83,111. Both agents will provide additional information regarding differences in emergency vehicle replacement, earthquake coverage and tail coverage. Wills made a motion, seconded by Stienecker, allowing Hoffman to participate by phone on Thursday. Five ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. Five ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2013-6-20 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the South Walnut Street Resurfacing Project. The project will include resurfacing from First Street to Cherry Street ($143,485). The Village has received a grant for $193,000. Two alternate bids will be for South Walnut from Amsterdam Rd. to Wuebker Rd. ($47,681 south end; $69,678 mid section; $49,600 north end) and Front Street ($22,649) between Washington St. and Walnut St. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2013-6-17 approving the proposed rezoning of lots at 1, 5, 9 and 15 S. Walnut Street from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial at the request of Crown Equipment Corporation. Crown plans an addition to the former Schrolucke house at 1 S. Walnut and wants to combine the lots. The lots south of the property are already zoned C-1 Commercial. Action on a plat revision will take place later. Motion by Wills. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Council discussed action on authorizing test borings of the canal trail. The original cost of the work was $7755. Village Administrator York solicited a firm in Venedocia, Ohio, for two-thirds less than original cost.
Stienecker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. Five ayes. RESOLUTION 2013-6-21 authorizing a donation of $6000 to the New Bremen Swim & Dive Team. Motion by Wills. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Council authorized Village Administrator York to request proposals from engineering firms for work at the Wastewater Plant lagoons. The project, which is under EPA guidelines, calls for sludge to be removed from the lagoon and spread on fields or trucked to an approved disposal site.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer