Sunday, September 20, 2009

Roll call showed the following members present for the regular meeting held this date. Burnell, Meyer, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Harrod, Fiscal Officer Gast and Village Administrator York. 
Visitors were Jeff Utz, John Parlett and Jennifer Skinner representing the NBEMS, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard.
Minutes from the September 8 meeting were approved with a motion by Burnell, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.
Stienecker made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $783,597.77. Second by Meyer. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Announced Pumpkinfest will be on September 26. TLC-OCCL Run at 9:30 and Fun Run at 9:00.
- Announced the Ohio Bicycle Federation will be in New Bremen on Oct. 10th.
- Announced Longevity Awards to Linda Fortkamp – 25 years of service and Karl Lengerich – 15 years of service.
- Reported the Records Commission had a biannual meeting on this date at 6:00 pm.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
The New Bremen EMS presented an informative presentation concerning the upcoming renewal of the EMS levy and how the money will be spent. Jeff Utz and John Parlett were the presenters.
Council discussed the contract with Garmann-Miller for architectural services for the Lockkeepers House. The contract has a limit of $50,000. The Village was unaware that non-construction costs such as the land survey, soil borings, printing plans etc. were not included in the contract. The additional costs amount to $8809.31. Kuck made a motion, seconded by Burnell to suspend the rule. Burnell, Kuck and Stienecker ayes. Meyer, Schwartz and Hoffman nays. Emergency motion failed. First reading RESOLUTION 2009-9-35 authorizing the Village Fiscal Officer to pay Garmann-Miller $8809.31 for the non-construction costs associated with the Lockkeepers House Project. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. Meyer nay.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2009-9-34 entering into a contract with Garmann-Miller for the rendering of architect services to assist the Village of New Bremen in designing and constructing an Electric Department service building. The cost not to exceed $65,000 to be paid from the Electric Fund. The proposed site for the building will be Lot 16 and Lot 17 on the south side of Streine Drive at the Bunker Hill Industrial Park. Motion by Burnell, seconded by Stienecker. All ayes.
Meyer made a motion to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer