Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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 Paulette Huber-Mills, Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the January 8 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Wills made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $767,404.43. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Updated Council on the interview process for the Chief of Police position.
- Publicized a Planning Commission meeting on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. for zoning on Washington Street.
- Announced the State of the Villages Breakfast on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
- Told Council the CIC was seeking candidates for Business Person of the Year.
- Publicized a meeting of Miami and Erie Canal Shared Use Trail set for February 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for November in the amount of $911.
Paulette Huber-Mills, representing Poggemeyer Design Group asked for a resolution of authorization to file 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. Stienecker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2013-1-1 authorizing Poggemeyer Design Group to file for the grant for the Village of New Bremen. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2012-12-47 authorizing a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services in the amount of $10,000 for a period beginning February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014 pursuant to Section 307.69.1 O.R.C. Wills made a motion to amend the amount to $15,000. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. The $15,000 will be kept in a separate account. Motion for third reading by Schwartz. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2012-12-19 to approve a Cost of Living Adjustment in the amount of 2% for all full time employees effective Jan 28, 2013. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2013-1-2 authorizing the payment to the Auglaize County Wide Emergency Management Cooperative in the amount of $2084.60 for the per capita assessment for 2013. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
First 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 Wills. Three ayes. Schwartz, Kuck and Stienecker abstained.
Wills made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel at 7:27 p.m. Second by Schwartz.  All ayes. Council came out of Executive Session at 8:25 p.m.
Burnell, Recreation Chair, reported that the Parks Dept. would move to fill the vacant position of a Parks Superintendent. The current pay range for the position is $15.30 to $21.80. Current Village employees would be given an opportunity to apply for the position before it is advertised publicly. If filled internally, then the position vacated will be advertised publicly.
Wills made a motion to adjourn at 8:27 p.m. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer