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 Steve Kunkler, Karen Mauch, Leon Homan, Jeff Wells, John Turner, Angie Weaver representingThe Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the April 27 meeting were approved with the following changes: Page 1, paragraphs 8 and 9, line 2, change Third to Second. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Schwartz. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Announced the NBHA Annual Picnic will be June 6, 2010.
- Announced June 19 will be the Grand Opening of the Lockkeepers House.
- Noted the property maintenance issues on South Washington Street are being addressed.
- Informed Council that the Annual Firemen’s Picnic will be using the Crown Pavilion along with the Jaycee Park on July 24. Council approved liquor permits for the Firemen’s Picnic, Bremenfest and the Pumpkinfest.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
The New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers presented a $1000 check to the New Bremen Police Dept. Jeff Wells, John Turner and Leon Homan made the presentation to Chief Harrod. The Chief also announced that the Police Dept. will be accepting applications for a part-time patrolman.
Karen Mauch, Economic Development Director, presented her Annual Report to Council.
Third reading Resolution 2010-3-13 entering into an agreement with Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce granting a two-year lease for the Lockkeepers House. The monthly lease will be $400.00. Schwartz made a motion to table the third reading until the Solicitor can review the proposed changes. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Third reading Resolution 2010-3-14 entering into an agreement with the Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association (MECCA) granting a two-year lease for the Lockkeepers House. The monthly lease will be $400.00. Schwartz made a motion to table the third reading until the Solicitor can review the proposed changes. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 10-4-15 authorizing Change Order #5 and #6 transferring unused contingency money for the Lockkeepers House to the general construction contract. The amount would be $9755.00. In this way, the federal money in the grant could be used up before using local money for the storm sewer relocation project in the ditch, the new culverts and to finish the parking lot (exclusive of the asphalt paving). Motion by Hoffman. Second by Wills. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. Second and third readings of ORDINANCE 2010-4-7 authorizing a stop street for westbound traffic on Fox Street at the Deer Drive intersection. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Wills. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2010-5-8 entering into an annexation agreement with German Township for Kuenning-Dicke Nature Park in the amount of $1900 payable from the General Fund. The park is owned by the New Bremen Foundation and is located north of the Village along the Miami and Erie Canal. The ninety (90) acres would be zone A-1 agricultural. Motion by Kuck. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
At the previous meeting, Tree Commission representative Councilor Wills discussed where to plant memorial trees. There are only 5 places left along the canal. The Tree Commission decided to plant trees south of the swimming pool. Councilor Stienecker suggested planting trees in the Jaycee Park also. There was also discussion to no longer plant trees in the tree lawns to keep them away from street lights, snow blowers, street sweepers etc. The trees presently in tree lawns would stay, however any new home lots would be offered a tree to be planted outside of the tree lawns. The Tree Commission is planning to review the current ordinance at their next meeting and present Council with amendments. Action concerning the Tree Commission remained tabled.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-5-16 authorizing the Village of New Bremen to enter into an agreement with Choice One Engineering Corporation, Sidney, Ohio, for engineering services at an hourly rate at a cost not to exceed $10,000. Motion by Schwartz, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Hoffman. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2010-5-9 amending the Appropriation Ordinance 2010-1-1 by making the following transfers from the Income Tax Fund as follows: General Fund - $425,000; Street Construction Fund - $125,000; Parks and Recreation Fund – 125,000; Swimming Pool Fund - $75,000. The total transfer amount is $750,000. Motion by Stienecker, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Council adjourned at 7:35 p.m. with a motion by Wills, seconded by Schwartz. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer