Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, and Stienecker. Kuck was excused with a motion by Stienecker. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Mark Manuel representing Crown, Robin Elston, Elston Consulting, Mike Burkholder representingThe Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the April 26 meeting were approved with a motion by Burnell. Second by Wills. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Councilor Stienecker announced the NBHA Annual Picnic will be held on June 5, 2011.
- Received 11 applications for Economic Development Director.
- Approved Mayors attendance to a Mayors Association Seminar on June 22-24 with a motion by Burnell. Second by Wills. Five ayes.
- 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.
- Approved two F-1 Permits for New Bremen Fire Foundation for July 22-24 and New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers for Sept. 23-24.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2011-4-6 authorizing the rezoning of 9 and 11 S. Main Street from R-2 to C-1. At this time the official Public Hearing was held concerning the zoning. Mark Manuel reported Crown’s plans to use the area for off-street parking. Motion by Schwartz, seconded by Wills. Five ayes.
Robin Elston, Elston Consulting, presented a power point presentation to Council on the Five Year Strategic Plan for the Village of New Bremen.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2011-4-9 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the 2011 Street Resurfacing Project. Areas being considered include north and south Bear Drive, Water Street northward plus the cul de sac, South Street between Washington and Walnut, a section of Rummel Creek Drive north of Klee Ave, Webster Place, a section of First Street in front of the ABC Center, Second Street in the vicinity of the Village Park and Recreation Dept., Canal Street between Cherry and South Streets and the south end of White Mountain Drive. Motion by Burnell. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2011-4-4 certifying the Elk Drive curb assessments to the Auglaize Co. Auditor in the amount of $6228.09. Motion by Wills. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Second 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 Schwartz. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Second 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 Stienecker. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Council discussed the contract with Alltel (Allied Wireless Communications). Council authorized Village Administrator York to send a letter telling them the Village of New Bremen would like to re-negotiate the contract. Village Administrator York and Solicitor Smith will draft the letter.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 2011-5-8 authorizing transfers from the Income Tax Fund as follows: General Fund $450,000; Street Construction Fund $100,000; Parks and Recreation Fund $125,000; Swimming Pool Fund $75,000. Motion by Hoffman, second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. ORDINANCE 2011-5-9 an ordinance to proceed with the Bear Drive Project and authorize the Village Administrator to seek bids for the project. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Village Administrator York informed Council of a drainage problem in the South Haven Subdivision block at Midlane Street and Lane Street and East Haven Drive and West Haven Drive. Council authorized the Public Works Dept. to install an 8” line to correct the problem.
Councilor Schwartz asked for quotes for new furniture for the Council Chamber. The quotes will be reviewed and discussed at the next Council Committee Meeting.
Schwartz made motion to adjourn at 8:23 p.m. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer