Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Schwartz, Wills, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Angela Hamberg, Economic Development Director, Angie Klosterman representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the February 14 meeting were approved with a motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $956,219.00. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Announced an upcoming Auglaize Co. Health District Meeting on March 26 at 8:00 a.m.
- Commended the New Bremen Fire Dept. on a job well done in controlling and extinguishing the fire at the Opera House.
- Urged residents to vote on March 6, 2012.
- Solicitor Smith updated Council on the ordinances and resolutions still to be completed.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on projects within the Village.
Angela Hamberg asked for Council approval to recruit an intern from Wright State University to assist the Economic Development Director in the development of the Village’s social networking capabilities at no cost to the Village. Council approved.
First reading ORDINANCE 2012-2-5 amending the payroll ordinance for David Goodwin to retire on March 31, 2012 from the position of Public Works Worker II and rehire on March 31, 2012 as Superintendent of the Wastewater Plant. The current superintendent, Jerry Fischbach, will retire on March 30, 2012. Motion by Kuck, second by Wills. All ayes.
The third reading RESOLUTION 2012-1-4 was tabled with a motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes. The resolution authorizes a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services in the amount of $15,000 for a period beginning February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 pursuant to Section 307.69.1 O.R.C. The accountability issues have been resolved and the $15,000 will be kept in a separate account. Council prefers, but does not mandate, the funds be used for education, training and equipment. Council would like for Bob Parker, President of the EMS, to be present at the next meeting for further clarification.
Council discussed hiring National Inspection Corporation (NIC), a property maintenance firm from Dayton, Ohio, at a cost of $11,400 per year. The Mayor and Council received many negative comments and decided not to pursue this avenue. Mayor Pape will ask the firm for a quote to provide recommendations and improvements to our current property maintenance code to make it more enforceable.
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2012-2-7 amending Resolution 2009-6-21 to increase the amount $3000 for the June 5, 2009 contract with Eagon and Associates, Inc. for hydrogeologic consulting services to assist in developing additional sources of ground water supply. The 2009 contract was not to exceed $17,932.00 increasing the contract total to $20,932.00. Motion by Wills. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Wills made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2012-2-8 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into a new contract with Eagon and Associates, Inc. for hydrogeologic consulting services to assist in developing additional sources of ground water supply at a cost not to exceed $23,837.00. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2012-2-9 authorizing the purchase of a JD310J backhoe from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Lima, Ohio at a cost of $49,214 with trade in of JD310G to be paid from the Income Tax Fund. Motion by Burnell. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2012-2-10 authorizing the purchase of a JD1445 commercial front mower from Koenig Equipment, Botkins, Ohio, in the amount of $19,094.09 to be paid from the Income Tax Fund. Motion by Kuck. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2012-2-11 authorizing Change Order #2 for the Bear Dr. Reconstruction Project in the decreased amount of $8,463.30. The new contract sum is $497,702.20. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Council briefly discussed the Lions Club Storm Sewer Improvement Project. The engineer’s estimate is $38,335.00. Village Administrator York will check with Auglaize County to see if they may be interested.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer