Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Stienecker made a motion to excuse Burnell. Second by Kuck Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitor was Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the June 14 meeting were approved with a motion by Wills. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $726,874.52. Second by Wills. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the July 9 informal meeting with legislative official Don Kuck will be at New Bremen Coffee & Books.
- Updated Council on topics from the recent Mayor’s Seminar.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $374.00.
- Announced the 2009-2010 audit for the Village of New Bremen is finished and can be viewed on line at the Auditor of State website.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects in the Village. Also announced an Open House at the new electric building on July 12 from 9:00-3:00 and on July 17 from 2:00-4:00.  
Third 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 Wills. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Wills made a motion to table 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. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
First 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 Kuck. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
First 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 Kuck. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-6-22 authorizing the renewal of the Village of New Bremen’s liability insurance with Public Entities Pool of Ohio at a cost of $87,841.97. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape reported to Council that he will be organizing the quarterly Organizational Effectiveness meeting.
Council briefly discussed an Indemnification Agreement with Crown concerning the buildings at 9 and 11 S. Main St. that the NBFD would like to use for fire training purposes.
Council entered into Executive Session at 7:24 p.m. to discuss personnel.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:55 p.m. No action was taken. Adjournment followed with a motion by Kuck. Second by Wills. Five ayes.

Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer