Roll call showed the following members present for the regular meeting held this date. Burnell, Meyer, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Schwartz was excused with a motion by Stienecker, seconded by Burnell. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Fiscal Officer Gast, Chief of Police Harrod and Village Administrator York.
Visitors were Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the April 28 meeting were approved with a motion by Kuck, seconded by Meyer. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor's Report:
- Requested a moment of silence in honor of Fireman Mike Heitkamp.
- Thanked Jerry and Cindy Newman for planting flowers in Village barrels in the downtown area.
- Announced National EMS Week Sunday May 17th at the YMCA from 12:00 - 3:00. This event is sponsored by the New Bremen Emergency Squad, Minster Area Life - ---- Squad and the New Knoxville First Responders.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Jerry Fischbach, Superintendent of the Waste Water Plant reported to Council about the operations of his department. Fischbach also presented the annual budget for the department and a 5 year outlook plan.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2009-4-9 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Lockkeepers House. The engineering estimate is $652,000 with an option of Geo-thermal heat at an extra cost of $15,000. Motion by Burnell, second by Meyer. Five ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. RESOLUTION 2009-5-10 authorizing Change Order # 1 for the White Mountain Dr. Substation Upgrade Project to Peak Substation Services LLC in the amount of $3150. The order is to provide bolt-type tubular bus connectors in lieu of weld-type connectors. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Meyer. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2009-5-11 amending Resolution 2009-2-3 changing the language to accept the salt bids from the Ohio Dept. of Transportation to the Auglaize County Commissioners. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Meyer. Five ayes.
Council approved a proposal to provide LaserFiche Document Imaging System Software from Records Imaging Service, Cleveland, Ohio, at a cost of $8154.00. Council also approved a 60 month lease with Four-U-Office Supply for a Panasonic copier at a cost of approximately $187.00 per month.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. RESOLUTION 2009-5-12 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for a warning siren to be placed at the Cardinal Subdivision. The cost of the siren is estimated at $25,000. Motion by Burnell, seconded by Kuck. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2009-5-13 declaring the amount of taxes that may be raised by levy at the maximum rate authorized by law without a vote of the electors to be insufficient and declaring the necessity of a levy in excess of such rate. This levy is a renewal for the New Bremen Emergency Squad to be on the ballot at the 2009 November election. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Meyer. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to adjourn at 7:25 p.m. Second by Meyer. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer