Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Scott Frey, NB-NK Rotary Club, Karen Mauch, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the November 9 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman, second by Kuck. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $957,885.19. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the NB-NK Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting will be Dec. 2, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
- Attended Mayor’s Court training with Chief of Police Harrod.
- Announced Christmas Open House for the New Bremen Historic Association will be on Dec. 5 from 1:00 to 3:00. The Christmas Tree Festival will be on Dec. 12.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Scott Frey, representing the NB-NK Rotary, explained to Council about the 100% special needs accessibleSunshine Playground up for the $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant. Frey walked through the process of signing in and voting for the project. Anyone over 16 years of age can vote once a day in the month of December.
Karen Mauch, Economic Director, explained the Christmas card contest sponsored by the Community Improvement Corporation.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2010-11-26 an ordinance to amend Ordinance 2008-10-21, Section 1, (A), (2) by increasing the rate for 201 cu. ft. and over to $2.40 per hundred cu. ft. Burnell made a motion to amend the increase to $2.50 per hundred cu. ft. Seconded by Wills. All ayes. Stienecker made a motion to have second reading as amended. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2010-11-37 entering into a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services. In consideration, the Village of New Bremen agrees to pay the NBEMS a fixed amount of $15,000 payable on or before May 1, 2010 provided the financial statements have been audited. Motion by Schwartz, second by Burnell. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2010-11-38 entering into a contract with Robert W. Kehoe for the rendition of services as Mayor’s Court Magistrate at a cost of $500 beginning January 1, 2011 and ending December 31, 2011. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Schwartz. All ayes.
Council briefly discussed Sawvel and Associates review of the AMP Solar Project. More will be presented at a later date.
Burnell asked Council to review the goose problem again. Burnell will have more information at the next meeting.
Village Administrator York announced the results of the salt bids. RESOLUTION 2010-11-39 accepting all bids and awarding the bid to the lowest bidders as follows:
Sodium Hypochlorite Miami Products $1.25 per gal.
Water Treatment Salt Compass Minerals $88.00 per ton.
Motion by Wills. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:30 p.m. to discuss personnel. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:05 p.m. Adjournment followed with a motion by Wills, seconded by Stienecker. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer