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 Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the November 23 meeting and Dec. 6 special meeting were approved with a motion by Kuck, second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
- Reminded community of the CIC Christmas card contest.
- Announced the first Council meeting in January will be at the Lockkeepers House.
- The Pepsi contract for vending machines through-out the Village will end Jan. 1. Village Administrator York will solicit vendors for a new contract.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Burnell updated Council on the possibility of using a Border Collie at the Wastewater Plant to keep geese from nesting in that area. This has become a real problem. Council approved the purchase of a male dog for $180.00. Burnell is checking on how much it will cost to train the dog. All ayes.
Wills made a motion to have a Public Hearing on the feasibility of closing the Kuest Ditch. The engineering estimate is $206,000. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2010-11-26 an ordinance to amend Ordinance 2008-10-21, Section 1, (A), (2) by increasing the rate for 201 cu. ft. and over to $2.50 per hundred cu. ft. effective for utility bills due on Feb. 10, 2011. Motion by Burnell, second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2010-11-37 entering into a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services. In consideration, the Village of New Bremen agrees to pay the NBEMS a fixed amount of $15,000 payable on or before May 1, 2010 provided the financial statements have been audited. Kuck will bring more information to Council concerning what the money is used for. Motion by Kuck, second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2010-11-38 entering into a contract with Robert W. Kehoe for the rendition of services as Mayor’s Court Magistrate at a cost of $500 beginning January 1, 2011 and ending December 31, 2011. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Hoffman. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-12-40 authorizing the expenditure of funds from January 1, 2011, through January 11, 2011 when the 2011 Appropriation Ordinance will be adopted. Motion by Schwartz, seconded by Burnell. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-12-41 approving the 2011 Auglaize County Wide Emergency Management Cooperative Assessment and directing the Fiscal Officer to pay the per Capita Assessment in the amount of $2095.10. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-12-42 authorizing Change Order #1 to PAB Construction for an increase of $8177.93 due to larger quantities for the Elk Drive Reconstruction Project. The total cost of the project is $245,151.53. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:46 p.m. to discuss personnel. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:20 p.m. and took the following action. Hoffman made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2010-12-28 amending the payroll ordinance by increasing the rate per hour by $.25 for all full time employees and Park Foreman effective with the first payroll in January 2011. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Adjournment followed with a motion by Burnell, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer