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 Kimberly Prueter, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the March 9 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman, seconded by Wills. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve the total expenditure for the month of $604,069.05. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Received the Census form notification and urged residents to complete the form and return it.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for Jan. in the amount of $853.00 and Feb. in the amount of $651.00.
- Reminded residents of the Community Garages Sales to be held on April 16 and 17. Spring Clean Up day will be held on May 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Announced June 19 at 10:00 a.m. will be Key Day at the Lockkeepers House.
- Recognized Chief of Police Douglas Harrod for 30 years of service with the Village of New Bremen.
- Village Administrator York explained to Council about the access driveway / turn around project engineered for the Lockkeepers House. The cost of the project would be under $25,000. Council approved. All ayes.
Kim Prueter, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, gave her annual report to Council. Kim resigned her position as Superintendent effective 4-2-10. She will part-time as a season employee at a rate of $12.00 per hour.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2010-2-7 authorizing Choice One Engineering, Sidney, Ohio, to do a study of the Kuest Ditch Improvements located north of SR 274. The professional services not to exceed $19,960. Motion by Burnell, second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2010-3-8 authorizing a transfer of $90,000 from the Income Tax Fund to the Electric Fund for the old electric building. The building was appraised at $90,000 and will be use by other departments. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Stienecker. All nays. Resolution failed because the Fiscal Officer found documentation that the building was originally paid for from the Income Tax Fund.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2010-3-4 amending the payroll ordinance to create a seasonal classification range for a parks and recreation foreman. The range will be G-61 at a rate of $12.00 + .25/yr. Motion by Stienecker, second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2010-3-9 authorizing the Village Administrator to purchase through the State Purchasing Program, a digger derrick body from Dueco Inc., Waukesha, WI. The cost of the equipment is $88,100 – Electric Fund 75% and Income Tax 25%. Motion by Stienecker, second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Village Administrator York announced the bids for the Canal Street Parking Lot Project and awarded the bid to the lowest over-all bidder. Resolution 2010-3-10 a resolution accepting all bids for the Canal Street Parking Lot Project and awarding the bid to PAB Construction, Coldwater, Ohio. Their low bid was $225,444.40. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
First reading Resolution 2010-3-11 authorizing a donation of $5000 to the Barracuda Swim and Dive Team to cover expenses and repair equipment. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
First reading Ordinance 2010-3-5 establishing a stop street on Amsterdam Road at Walnut Street. Council believed there would be a need for the 4-way stop because of Elmwood Assisted Living traffic. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Wills. All ayes.
First reading Resolution 2010-3-12 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into a contract with Auglaize County for 2010-2011 road salt joint bidding. Motion by Kuck. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
First reading Ordinance 2010-3-6 authorizing a contract with DP&L for the restated Power Service Agreement designed only to roll the various agreements into a single document and does not change any terms of the agreements of previous contracts. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
First reading Resolution 2010-3-13 entering into an agreement with Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce granting a two-year lease for the Lockkeepers House. The monthly lease will be $400.00. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Wills. All ayes.
First reading Resolution 2010-3-14 entering into an agreement with the Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association (MECCA) granting a two-year lease for the Lockkeepers House. The monthly lease will be $400.00. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Council entered into Executive Session at 7:55 p.m. to discuss personnel.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:12 p.m. and took no action. Adjournment followed with a motion by Wills. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer