Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Schwartz, Wills, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Jerry McClannan, Angela Hamberg, Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Angie Klosterman representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the Sept. 27 meeting were approved with a motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $419.00.
- Encouraged everyone to vote in the November elections.
- Longevity Awards to Steve Bornhorst and Mike Skinner 10 years of services, Bob Moeller and Tim Garman 35 years, Brad Pyles 20 years and Steve Bushman 5 years.
- Announced Trick or Treat will be Oct. 27 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Sons of the American Legion will be at crosswalks.
- Announced Cider Time will be Oct. 30 starting at 1:00 p.m.
- Leaf pickup begins today and brush pickup is suspended.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-10-32 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek sealed bids for equipment no longer used by the Village. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2011-9-27 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for yearly salt applications. Motion by Wills, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2011-9-16 amending Section 40.11 of the codified ordinances by adding a new subsection providing for the assessment of collection costs on unpaid taxes. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-9-29 authorizing a Resolution of Necessity for First Street Reconstruction between SR 66 and the alley east of Jefferson Street and for Washington Street Reconstruction between First Street and Monroe Street. Motion by Kuck. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-10-33 accepting the application from Brookside to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Agreement with the Village of New Bremen requesting an abatement of 75% for 15 years. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
First reading Ordinance 2011-10-17 accepting the plat for Brookside in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park Eighth Addition creating Lot 21. Motion by Kuck. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Council agreed to enter into a contract with Courtney & Associates, Findlay, Ohio, to prepare an Electric Rate and Functionalized Cost of Service Study for the Village of New Bremen. The cost of the study not to exceed $12,000 to be paid from the Electric Fund.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-10-34 authorizing Change Order #1 to the Walnut Street Sanitary Sewer Project in the amount of $65,024.60. There is more sanitary sewer flow than expected. The Change Order would include changing the 12” sanitary pipe to 18” sanitary pipe, materials, labor and restocking fees.
Council discussed adding the United Way as an additional payroll deduction for employees on the condition if there are any administrative fees the deduction would not be permitted. This deduction is strictly voluntary. Five Councilors approved. Wills abstained.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer