Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Joy Bond, St. Marys Income Tax Commissioner, Margie Wuebker representingThe Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the September 8 meeting were approved with a motion by Parker. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Parker made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $779,456.95. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
· Announced Pumpkinfest will be Sept. 26 and 27.
· Expressed sympathy to the family of Don Isern.
· Issued a statement clarifying there are no immediate plans for additional buildings for the Village at this time. The intent of the Garmann Miller facilities study is to find out what may be needed in the future.
Joy Bond, Income Tax Commissioner from St. Marys was present to answer questions concerning the amendments to the income tax ordinance. The City of St. Marys collects the tax for several villages including New Bremen. The proposed amendments include requiring the 1040 form to be attached to the income tax forms, mandatory filing and establishing late filing fees. Second reading ORDINANCE 2014-9-19 amending Income Tax Ordinance 1973-4-14 by authorizing mandatory filing with Form 1040 attached and adding additional fees for late filing. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-8-43 authorization for financial assistance from First National Bank for the Well Field Project. The loan amount is up to $750,000 for seven years at a fixed rate of 2.84%. First National Bank extended the loan bid with the same rates for another 30 days. Motion by Kuck. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-8-45 authorizing drainage improvements to the water tower located on Monroe Street. The total cost not to exceed $50,000. Motion by Parker. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2014-9-47 authorizing Homan and Stucke to build a transformer dike at the Electric Department at a cost not to exceed $29,442. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Village Administrator York presented the bid tabulations for the 2014 Street Resurfacing Project. RESOLUTION 2014-9-48 awarding the bid to Buehler Asphalt Paving, St. Marys, Ohio as follows:
Base Bid – Second Street between Franklin and Herman $25,882.89
Alt. 3: Adams Place – full length $20,006.00
Alt. 7: South Street – from Canal Street to the dead end at the Canal $21,009.27
Alt. 8: Canal Street – from South Street to Cherry $27,879.64
Alt. 12: W. Plum – from Franklin to Herman $27,774.53
Alt. 13: S. Herman – from W. Plum to Sycamore $25,000.00
The total cost of the project is $147,552.33 to be paid from the Permissive Fund and the Income Tax Fund. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Parker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2014-9-21 rescinding Ordinance 2014-6-11 pertaining to no parking on the east side of Washington between Monroe and First Streets. This will allow parking on the east side. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwarz. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2014-9-49 authorizing Change Order #1 to Jackson Well Service for an additional $2105 to resolve some inconsistent well test results. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. Schwartz abstained. RESOLUTION 2014-9-50 authorizing the Village Administrator to file a grant application with the Ohio Public Works Commission for funding for the planned Circle Drive Reconstruction Project. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes. Schwartz abstained.
Council approved the purchase of 3 large sun umbrellas and covers at a cost of approximately $10,430. Five ayes. Burnell abstained. Burnell also requested legislation closing the swimming pool when school starts in New Bremen because of a lack of available lifeguards. Council is asking for public input about the date to close the pool in 2015.
Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:50 p.m. to discuss real estate. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:35 p.m. Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer