Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.

Visitors were Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Angie Klosterman representing The Evening Leader.

Minutes from the October 25 and October 31 meetings were approved with a motion by Kuck.  Second by Wills.  All ayes.

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:

- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $1017.00.

- Announced the NB-NK Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

- Police Chief Harrod thanked the Sons of the American Legion for helping at crosswalks during Trick or Treat night.

- Reported to Council the committee for Organizational Effectiveness met on Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. 

- Burnell toured the Water Plant with Supt. Greg Dennings. 

- Updated Council on projects within the Village.

Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-10-36 authorizing the Village of New Bremen to enter into an Income Tax Agreement with the New Bremen Local School District.  The agreement would approve a real property tax exemption of 75% for 15 years for Brookside Laboratories, Inc. Motion by Wills.  Second by Hoffman.  All ayes.

Second reading RESOLUTION 2011-10-37 accepting the application from Brookside Laboratories, Inc. to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Agreement with the Village of New Bremen requesting an abatement of 75% for 15 years.  Motion by Kuck. Second by Wills.  All ayes.

Village Administrator York announced the yearly salt bids for the coming season.  RESOLUTION 2011-11-44 accepting all bids and awarding the bid to the lowest bidder as follows:  Sodium Hypochlorite – Miami Products & Chemical at $1.25 per ton; and Water Softening Salt – North American Salt Co. at $90.00 per ton.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Stienecker.  All ayes.

Village Administrator announced there was one bid for the police interceptor from Sulli Motors in the amount of $530.  There were no bids for the step van valued at $873 scrap.  It was decided to put the step van up for bid again the next time the Village accepts sealed bid for equipment no longer needed by the Village.  RESOLUTION 2011-11-45 accepting the bid from Sulli Motors for $530.  Motion by Wills.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.

Burnell made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:07 p.m. to discuss personnel. Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Council came out of Executive Session at 7:35 and took no action.

Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:35 p.m.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer