Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Wills was excused with a motion by Burnell. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Michael T. Shelby and Angie Klosterman representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the November 8 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $747,375.64. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Discussed the leak in the basement of the Municipal Center.
- Reported to Council on the Jobs-Ohio seminar.
- Updated Council on projects within the Village.
First reading ORDINANCE 3011-11-20 requiring vehicles to be moved within 24 hours after two inches or more of snow, to a legal parking spot where snow has been removed. Motion by Kuck. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
The third reading RESOLUTION 2011-10-36 authorizing the Village of New Bremen to enter into an Income Tax Agreement with the New Bremen Local School District was tabled with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. The agreement would approve a real property tax exemption of 75% for 15 years for Brookside Laboratories, Inc.
The third reading RESOLUTION 2011-10-37 accepting the application from Brookside Laboratories, Inc. to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Agreement with the Village of New Bremen requesting an abatement of 75% for 15 years was tabled with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2011-11-39 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a three-year contract with the City of St. Marys for the collection of Income Tax revenues starting January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2011-11-40 entering into a contract with Stephen L. Smith for the rendition of legal services beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2013. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2011-11-43 entering into a contract with Robert W. Kehoe for the rendition of services as Mayor’s Court Magistrate beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-11-47 authorizing Change Order #1 to Tumbusch Construction for the Reconstruction of Bear Drive Project. The amount is $10,450.63 for additional geogrid and manholes. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2011-11-46 authorizing the expenditure of funds in the amount of $70,000 for day to day operations of the Village of New Bremen from January 1, 2012 through January 12, 2012 when the 2012 Appropriations Ordinance will be adopted. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 2011-11-21 authorizing transfers from the Income Tax Fund in the amount of $694,000 as follows: $475,000 to the General Fund; $125,000 to the Street Construction Fund; $50,000 to the Parks & Recreation Fund; $25,000 to the Swimming Pool Fund; $5,000 to the Lockkeepers House Fund; $14,000 to the EMS Levy Fund. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Council briefly discussed a step increase for the Economic Development position and decided to have a progress review at the next meeting.
Penalties in Section 152.99 of the Zoning Ordinance will also be discussed at the next meeting.
Burnell made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel at 8:01 p.m. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:34 p.m. and took the following action.
First reading ORDINANCE 2011-11-19 establishing a cost of living adjustment effective the first payroll in 2012 for full time employees as follows:
All full time employees will get a $.70 per hour raise.
Wayne York will receive a raise of $1.70 per hour raise to fulfill the agreement for his initial hiring as all conditions have been met including his residency in New Bremen.
Linda Fortkamp will receive an additional compensation of $.50 per hour for her Mayors Court duties (treat as license holder).
Burnell made a motion to adjourn at 8:34 p.m. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer