Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman and Kuck. Kronenberger was excused with a motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.

Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast. Visitors were Darlene Gilberg, Rob Bambauer, Cathi Hall, Olivia Hall, Emma Bambauer, Margie Weubker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader. Minutes from the March 11 meeting were approved with the following changes. Page 1, paragraph 7, line 1 change 2014-3-12 to 2014-3-13. Paragraph 8, line 4 add at a cost of $100,760. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.

Minutes from the February 24 meeting were approved with the following changes. Page 1, paragraph 1, line 2 remove (via phone). Motion by Parker. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.

Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $1,218,268.85. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.  

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:

      ·   Announced the Village received two Grants: $250,000 for the Lions Park Project and $485,000 for Wright State Workforce Development.

      ·  Village Administrator York – no report.

New Bremen fourth grade teacher Darlene Gilberg and students Olivia Hall and Emma Bambauer gave an entrepreneurs presentation on making and selling chocolate-covered pretzels. They raised $1500 with the money going to various groups including a $100 donation to the Lions Park Project. Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Four ayes. Parker abstained.

RESOLUTION 2014-3-15 amending Resolution 2013-12-46 by removing the requirement of providing a monthly bank statement for the checking account. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. Four ayes. Parker abstained. Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.

RESOLUTION 2014-2-11 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for a 275 KW standby generator for the Water Plant. The estimated cost is $75,000. Motion by Parker. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. Second reading

RESOLUTION 2014-3-12 entering into a contract with Eagon & Associates for services to assist in developing a new well field on the Crown-Hehr property located on Tri-Township Road. Motion by Kuck. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.  

Second reading RESOLUTION 2014-3-13 entering into a contract with Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers for a facilities Study to explore the needs of the Public Works Department, Parks Department, Police Department and Village Administration to ascertain each department’s functional and square footage requirements for future operations. Motion by Burnell. Second by Parker. Five ayes. Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.

Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2014-3-14 a resolution to proceed with the Director of Transportation for the Miami & Erie Shared Use Trail Project consisting of a new asphalt paved bike and pedestrian trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath at a cost of $100,760. Motion by Parker. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes. Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.

RESOLUTION 2014-3-16 authorizing the purchase of a 2500 KVA transformer at a cost not to exceed $42,000. The transformer will be used by Crown for additional manufacturing space. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Parker. Five ayes.

Council discussed the 6-minute rule in the Employee Handbook Section 2.8 Hours of Work. Mayor Pape asked Council to review and report their ideas at a later meeting. Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:25 p.m. to discuss real estate and personnel. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.

Council came out of Executive Session at 8:15 p.m. and took no action. Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.

 

Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer