Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Schwartz, Hoffman, and Stienecker. Wills and Kuck were excused with a motion by Stienecker. Second by Burnell. Four ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Angela Hamberg, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the May 10 meeting were approved with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. Four ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Announced a Special Council for May 31st at 6:30 p.m. to interview Economic Development candidates. The meeting will be held in Executive Session.
- Updated Council about the Tree City USA meeting held April 13, 2011.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $826.00.
- Announced this was Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.
- Councilor Stienecker announced the NBHA Annual Picnic will be held on June 5, 2011.
- Announced June 11 as the date to meet informally with legislative officials at New Bremen Coffee & Books.
- Details concerning a tornado siren meeting and Feb. 28th water issues meeting will be in June Newsletter. 
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2011-4-6 authorizing the rezoning of 9 and 11 S. Main Street from R-2 to C-1. Crown plans to use the area for off-street parking. Motion by Burnell, seconded by Stienecker. Four ayes.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2011-4-7 to authorize the execution of a power sales contract with American Municipal Power, Inc. and taking other actions regarding participation in the AMP Fremont Energy Center in the amount of 3.16 megawatts. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. Four ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2011-4-16 entering into a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad, Inc. for the rendition of emergency medical technician-paramedic services. The current contract ends May 31, 2011. Motion by Burnell. Second by Stienecker. Four ayes.
Council discussed the contract with Alltel (Allied Wireless Communications). Council authorized Village Solicitor Smith to send a letter telling them the Village of New Bremen would like to re-negotiate the contract. The letter will be sent May 25, 2011.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. Four ayes. RESOLUTION 2011-5-18 authorizing the Village Fiscal Officer to pay bills for moving water shutoff valves from inside the residence at 517 S. Walnut Street to outside the building where they can be readily accessed by Village personnel. Motion by Stienecker. Second by Hoffman. Four ayes.
 First reading RESOLUTION 2011-5-19 authorizing the Village Administrator to contact the owners of 525 and 529 S. Walnut Street for the purpose of changing the location of the Village’s water tap shutoff from inside the residential buildings to a location within the utility easement for the water main servicing. The cost not to exceed $3000 to be paid from the Water Fund. Motion by Burnell. Second by Stienecker. Four ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2011-5-10 requiring the location of all water taps and water service shutoff valves to be located in the utility easement or right of way containing the water main which services each property. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. Four ayes.
Councilor Schwartz asked for quotes for new chairs for the Council Chamber. The quotes will be reviewed and discussed at the next Council Meeting.
Councilor Burnell updated Council on his visit to the Water Plant and swimming pool.
Hoffman made motion to adjourn at 7:24 p.m. Second by Burnell. Four ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer