Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Ingo Sachtler, Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the January 22 meeting were approved with a motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Updated Council on the interview process for the Chief of Police and Parks Superintendent positions.
- Announced the 25th Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) will be in New Bremen on June 15-22, 2013.
- Publicized a meeting of Miami and Erie Canal Shared Use Trail set for February 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Lockkeepers House.
- Wills announced a budget workshop on Sat. Feb. 16 at 9:00.
- Burnell updated Council on the new software for the swimming pool passes.
- Burnell announced a Spring Lawn Care & Landscaping Seminar to be held on March 19th.
- Chief of Police Harrod handed out a Police Activities Report for 2012.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Second reading Resolution 2013-1-3 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Circle Drive Sanitary Sewer Project. The Village received a 0% financial assistance loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission in the amount of $149,999. Motion by Kuck. Second by Hoffman. Three ayes. Schwartz, Kuck and Stienecker abstained. Mayor Pape broke the tie with an aye.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2013-2-4 authorizing the purchase of 2013 Dodge Police Interceptor through the State Purchasing Program in the amount of $29,121 from Greve Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Van Wert, Ohio. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Stienecker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2013-2-3 amending the payroll ordinance by appointing Nathan Lee Brown as Patrolman I Part Time classification G-36 at a rate per hour of $10.78. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2013-2-4 amending the Ordinance 2013-1-1 by transferring $10,000 from the Income Tax Fund to 403 Capital Projects Fund for the repayment of the 0% loan from Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for the Franklin/Main Sanitary Sewer Project. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2013-2-5 amending Resolution 2012-1-2 authorizing engineering fees to Poggemeyer Design Group to include the Right-of-Way Plan for the Miami and Erie Canal Shared Trail Project in the amount of $25,974. Poggemeyer Design Group has applied for a grant through the ODNR for financial assistance through the Clean Ohio Trails Fund (COTF) for reimbursement for engineering fees associated with the Miami and Erie Canal Shared Use Trail. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2013-2-5 creating a new R-C Transitional Zone for certain neighborhood business uses on a case-by-case basis in residential areas that have frontage along state routes. The proposed zone would only be for properties that have a Washington Street address. The Planning Commission has recommended in favor of this proposed zoning at the Feb 4, 2013 public hearing. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Wills. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2013-2-6 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the 2013-2016 Refuse Contract. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Wills made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel and real estate at 7:32 p.m. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. Council came out of Executive Session at 8:20 p.m. Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer