Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m.  Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker.  Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the May 28 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.
Wills made a motion to approve a total expenditure for May of $697,691.12.  Second by Stienecker.  All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $532.00
- Gave an update on the upcoming GOBA activities starting June 19.
- Announced July 27 as the date for the Annual Firemen’s Picnic.
- Announced the Summer Concert series will start June 16.
- Told residents the Village is cutting down dead Ash trees located in the tree lawns.
- Chief Skinner told Council the new police car will be here soon.
- Paid tribute to Urban Buschur for his accomplishments as Mayor of New Bremen from 1984 – 1995.
- Village Administrator York informed Council Plum Street will be closed at 11:00 am on June 19 until 11:00 pm on June 20 for the GOBA event.
- Announced a public hearing on June 17 at 7:00 pm. to discuss the sewer projects in the Circle Drive area and on Washington Street between First and Monroe Streets. 
Council discussed the alley north of the Eastmoor Court cul-de-sac and the Bremenfest Park.  This will include a utility easement for Village access in exchange for Quit Claim deeds.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2013-5-19 required preliminary legislation allowing ODOT to complete the programming on a project proposing to construct new pedestrian, bicycle and handicapped routes downtown to the north side of the Village of New Bremen.  The project is currently scheduled for Bid Letting scheduled in State Fiscal Year 2017.  The Tree Commission will also be involved.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2013-5-16 implementing a catch and release fishing policy at Bunker Hill Industrial Park.  The only fish exempt from the policy are bluegill since they tend to multiply quickly and overrun the pond.  Kuck made a motion, second by Wills to amend the second reading by including no swimming and no ice skating on the pond.  All ayes.  Violating the policy constitutes a minor misdemeanor and a visit to Mayor’s Court.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Wills.  All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2013-6-20 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the South Walnut Street Resurfacing Project.  The project will include resurfacing from First Street to Cherry Street.  The Village has received a grant for $193,000.  Two alternate bids will be for South Walnut from Amsterdam Rd. to Wuebker Rd. and Front Street between Washington St. and Walnut St.  Motion by Stienecker.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.
Council tabled action on authorizing test borings of the canal trail pending the receipt of more information.  The cost of the work is $7755.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer