Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman and Stienecker. Kuck was excused with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast. Kuck was elected President of Council with a motion by Burnell. Second by Wills. Five ayes.
Visitors were Bennett Staton, Howard Overman, Jack Gilberg, Gary Jones and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the December 11 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Burnell made a motion to approve Dec. 2012 expenditures in the amount of $909,076.86. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Updated Council on the interview process for the Chief of Police position.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for November in the amount of $239.00.
- Approval to sponsor one Eagle Scout for $85.00 on 2/2/13. Motion by Wills, second by Burnell. Five ayes.
- Presented Eagle Scout Bennett Staton with a proclamation for his Eagle Scout accomplishment.
- Announced Andera Huber as the winner of the theater and dinner tickets and Dale Heitkamp as the photo contest winner.
- Told Council the CIC was seeking candidates for Business Person of the Year.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects in the Village.
Stienecker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 2013-1-1 approving the 2013 Annual Appropriations in the amount of $17,173,426.95. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Stienecker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2012-12-17 establishing a No Parking zone on the north side of Monroe Street between Washington and Water Streets. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Second 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. The $10,000 will be kept in a separate account. Motion by Burnell. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2012-12-19 to approve a Cost of Living Adjustment in the amount of 2% for all full time employees effective the first full pay period after passage of this ordinance. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Four ayes. Hoffman abstained. ORDINANCE 2013-1-2 authorizing an excise (kilowatt-hour) tax adjustment for all customers located outside the Village’s corporation limits, the rates and charges set forth in the Village’s electric rate schedules shall be increased by an amount equal to the excise (kilowatt-hour) tax imposed on the Village’s electric distribution system under Ohio Revised Code § 5727.81. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Wills. Four ayes. Hoffman abstained.
Wills made a motion to approve three new firemen - Eric Kuck, Logan O’Neill and Wayne Thornton. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:16 p.m. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer