Sunday, May 20, 2012

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 Bob Vargo, Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Angie Klosterman representing The Evening Leader.

Minutes from the May 8 meeting were approved with a motion by Wills.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Wills made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $664,744.57.  Second by Stienecker. All ayes.

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

- Thanked Allen Fenters for trimming the Rotary Christmas Tree.

- Announced the NB-NK Rotary Sunshine Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies will be June 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bremenfest Park.

- Announced the Planning Commission will meet on June 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Center.

- Awarded Tree City USA for the 17th year.

- Village Administrator York updated Council on projects within the Village.  The new schedule for brush pick-up will be Mondays. Friday pick-up will only be before summer holidays.

Bob Vargo was present to ask Council if there was anything the Village could do about the noise from the New Bremen Gun Club.  Solicitor Smith advised Mr. Vargo of several options that he may pursue on his own without the help of the Village.

Third reading ORDINANCE 2012-4-6 authorizing the Fiscal Officer to levy curb and sidewalk assessments with the Auglaize County Auditor in the amount of $13,794.15 for the Bear Drive Reconstruction Project. Motion by Wills.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

Second reading ORDINANCE 2012-5-7 establishing a No Parking zone on the north side of Monroe Streetbetween Washington and Water Streets.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Stienecker.  All ayes.

Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.  ORDINANCE 2012-5-8 amending the Ordinance 2012-1-1 authorizing transfers of $755,000 from the Income Tax Fund as follows:  General Fund $450,000; Street Construction Fund $100,000; Parks and Recreation Fund $125,000; Swimming Pool Fund $75,000; Lockkeeper Fund $5000.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Wills.  All ayes.

Wills made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Schwartz.  Five ayes.  Burnell abstained.  ORDINANCE 2012-5-9 amending the payroll ordinance Table 5, Pay Step G, Range 45 Seasonal Help (any department) to the greater of Federal or State minimum wage plus $.25 for each year worked.  Motion by Wills.  Second by Stienecker.  Five ayes. Burnell abstained.

Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:25 p.m. to discuss real estate.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.

Council came out of Executive Session at 7:54.  Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer