Date: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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 Jerry Fischbach, Greg Dennings, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
 
Minutes from the May 11 meeting were approved with a motion by Schwartz, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
 
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $683,177.95. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
 
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures in the amount of $1245.58.
- Announced the NBHA Annual Picnic will be June 6, 2010. 
- Announced June 19 will be the Grand Opening of the Lockkeepers House.
- Noted the property maintenance issues are being addressed.
- Reminded the community to pick up their trash when using Village property around the canal banks.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
 
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-5-17 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek sealed bids for five (5) vehicles no longer used by the Village. Motion by Schwartz, seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
 
Jerry Fischbach, Superintendent of the Waste Water Treatment Plant and Greg Dennings, Superintendent of the Water Plant presented their Annual Reports to Council.
 
Burnell made a motion to untable Resolution 2010-3-13. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. Third reading Resolution 2010-3-13 entering into an agreement with Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce granting a one-year lease for the Lockkeepers House. The monthly lease will be $400.00. Changes in the agreement added the top floor offices and changed the agreement from two years to one year. Motion by Burnell, seconded by Stienecker. All ayes.
 
Burnell made a motion to untable Resolution 2010-3-13. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. Third 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 Schwartz, second by Kuck. All nays. Resolution failed.
 
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-5-18 authorizing the Chief of Police to donate 29 unclaimed bicycles and 4 unclaimed scooters to the SARA Project (Sharing Americas Resources Abroad). Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
 
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-5-19 authorizing the Village Administrator to purchase a 2010 John Deere 310J backhoe loader through the State Purchasing Program. The cost is $52,915 with trade in of the 1998 310E backhoe. Motion by Schwartz, seconded by Wills. All ayes.
 
First reading RESOLUTION 2010-5-20 a Resolution of Necessity to reconstruct Elk Drive south of Fox Street. The engineering estimate will be available by the next meeting. Motion by Burnell. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
 
Wills made a motion to untable discussion concerning the current tree ordinance. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. Council discussed the idea of no longer planting trees in the tree lawns to keep them away from street lights, snow blowers, street sweepers etc. The trees presently in tree lawns would stay, however any new home lots would be offered a tree to be planted outside of the tree lawns. First reading ORDINANCE 2010-5-10 amending Ordinance 1995-10-32 prohibiting planting trees between the curb and sidewalks, formally know as the tree lawn. Motion by Schwartz, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
 
First reading RESOLUTION 2010-5-21 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for refuse collection within the Village of New Bremen. Motion by Kuck. Seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
 
Council adjourned at 7:30 p.m. with a motion by Wills, seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
 

Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer