Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 7:30 p.m.  Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger.  Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.

Visitors were Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.

Minutes from the April 22 and April 28 meetings were approved with a motion by Parker.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

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

·         Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for April in the amount of $941.00.

·         Cancelled the Mayor’s Association Conference due to other commitments.

·         Authorized classification change for Chief of Police Skinner from D-22 to E-22 and rate of pay of $31.34.

·         Informed Council the Time Warner Cable will be upgrading from analog to digital channels.

·         Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.

·         Kronenberger received a call from Bill Woehrmyer asking if the clean-up process for the property on Monroe was started.  Mayor Pape has served the papers and the property owner has until June 2.

Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-4-18 authorizing a donation of $6000 to the New Bremen Swim and Dive Team.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.           

ORDINANCE 2014-4-6 amending the payroll ordinance by changing the language in the Employee Handbook Section 2.8 Hours of Work.  The language is as follows:  Employees subject to a time clock shall clock in at their scheduled start time and employees subject to a time clock shall clock out immediately after the end of their scheduled workday, unless otherwise instructed or authorized by their immediate supervisor.  Councilor Kuck was absent from the last meeting and explained to Councilors that he thought there was not going to be any changes made to the handbook at this point.  After some discussion, Council decided to table the third reading until the first meeting in June.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.

Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.  Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2014-4-19 authorizing the Fiscal Officer to pay the German Township Trustee for the Village share of the resurfacing of the west side of Kettler Road.  The cost not to exceed $10,306 and paid from the Permissive Fund.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.

Council discussed the easement at Eastmoor Court.  Solicitor Smith informed Council that no action could be taken until six weeks after the landowners were notified unless the landowners signed the easement.

Council discussed German Township request to make payments for their 25% share of the Texas fire truck instead of a lump sum.  The Fire Committee attended the May 6 German Township meeting and it was decided that the Township would pay $47,450.01 (no interest) by April 1, 2015.  Council approved the recommendation of the Fire Committee.

Councilor Parker presented the concept of NKTELCO setting up email accounts for each Council member at a cost of $24.98 per month.  Council approved.

Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.  Resolution 2014-5-21 authorizing the purchase of land at 322 S. Herman (Lot 466) at a cost of $96,000 for future expansion. The property is located next to real estate already owned by the Village.  $80,000 will be paid from the Refuse Fund and $16,000 will be paid from the Income Tax Fund.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes. 

Council discussed the possibility of using remote control devices to manage the stop lights.  The devices would only be used in Village emergency vehicles.  Village Administrator will check into the State of Ohio regulations.

Resolution 2014-5-22 authorizing the Cherry Street Water Main Replacement Project from Washington Street to East Cherry Street.  The engineering estimate is $155,000.  The Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) has approved financial assistance in the amount of $140,471 with no interest.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

The May 27 Council meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. Most of the meeting will be held in Executive Session to discuss litigation.

Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 9:05 p.m.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer