Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Roll call showed the following members present on this date. Burnell, Wills, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Harrod and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Jacob Rutschilling, Mary Herriot, Larry Kohlrieser, Jon Russell, Andy Fledderjohann and Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the July 27 meeting were approved with a motion by   Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Schwartz. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report: 
- Reported the Mayor’s Association of Auglaize County sent a letter in support of the Grand Lake St. Marys clean-up efforts.
- Announced Bremenfest will be August 20, 21 and 22. Lockkeepers House will also be open on Sat. and Sun.
- Met with Safeway officials to discuss future need of the company.
- Approved an F-Permit for the New Bremen Alumni Softball Association tournament to be held on Labor Day weekend. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Burnell. All ayes.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Mary Herriot, Larry Kohlriser and Jon Russell discussed the trailer at 205 Boesel Ave. They would like the trailer removed because they claimed that it was a nuisance and violated the Village property maintenance code. Solicitor Smith explained to them the trailer was not in violation of the code and that the Village’s hands were tied. Smith suggested they hire an attorney to assist them.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2010-5-10 amending Ordinance 1995-10-32 prohibiting planting trees between the curb and sidewalks, formally known as the tree lawn remained tabled.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2010-7-14 amending Chapter 78 of the Village Code of Ordinances by abolishingNo Parking areas established years ago and no longer used by the Village. The streets included in the area are 1st Street, 2nd Street and Herman Street. Chief Harrod discussed the idea of leaving the no parking sign in place on 1st Street between Herman and west to the railroad tracks. Kuck made a motion to table the third reading in order to review the possibility of restricting the parking of large vehicles in the area of the Lockkeepers House. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2010-7-15 entering into an AMP Efficiency Smart Power Plant Program at a cost of $66,500 per year. The program will provide energy efficiency services such as incentives and rebates to AMP members remained tabled.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kuck. All ayes. After some discussion, the emergency was rescinded with a motion by Burnell, seconded by Kuck. All ayes. Hoffman made a motion to table the second reading ORDINANCE 10-7-18 authorizing the Canal Street Parking Lot curb assessments. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2010-8-19 accepting the annexation of 90.501 acres of land in German Township petitioned by the New Bremen Foundation, Inc., Crown Equipment Corp. and Thomas E. Kuenning, Jr. and Shelly Kuenning, Trustees. The Village will pay German Township $1900 from the General Fund. The park is located along the Miami and Erie Canal and would be zoned A-1 Agricultural. Motion by Kuck. Seconded by Burnell. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-8-31 accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the County Auditor. The estimated undivided local government fund increased by $5427.84 from 2010. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2010-8-20 providing an effective means for protecting the public water system from contaminants through the water service connections (cross connections) into the public water system. Motion by Burnell. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Village Administrator York presented one refuse bid from Maharg Inc. for the 3 year renewal for trash pickup. RESOLUTION 2010-8-32 entering into a contract with Maharg Inc. for trash pickup within the Village of New Bremen. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Stienecker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Ordinance 2010-8-21 authorizing the increase of refuse bags to $7.50 per package consisting of five (5) bags per package. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ages.
Kuck made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 8:05 p.m. to discuss litigation. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive at 8:20 p.m. and took no action. Adjournment followed with a motion by Burnell. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. Second by Stienecker. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer