Tuesday, May 26, 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, Fiscal Officer Gast, Chief of Police Harrod and Village Administrator York.

Visitors were Dale Grillot, Angie Weaver representing The Evening Leader and Margie Wuebker representingThe Daily Standard.

Minutes from the May 12 meeting were approved with a motion by Kuck, seconded by Meyer. All ayes.

Stienecker made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $712,127.93. Second by Kuck. All ayes.

- Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Requested a moment of silence in honor Brian Naseman killed in Iraq.
- Announced the new website for New Bremen has been launched at
- Informed Council the New Bremen Scouts will be at the next meeting to discuss recycling.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.

Meyer made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Stienecker. All ayes. Second and third readings of RESOLUTION 2009-5-11 amending Resolution 2009-2-3 changing the language to accept the salt bids from the Ohio Dept. of Transportation to the Auglaize County Commissioners. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Kuck. All ayes.

Second reading RESOLUTION 2009-5-13 declaring the amount of taxes that may be raised by levy at the maximum rate authorized by law without a vote of the electors to be insufficient and declaring the necessity of a levy in excess of such rate. This levy is a renewal for 1.25 mill for the New Bremen Emergency Squad to be on the ballot at the 2009 November election. Motion by Kuck, seconded by Meyer. All ayes.

Council approved the purchase of a warning siren from Federal Signal, University Park, Illinois, at a cost of $21,246. The siren is to be placed at the Cardinal Subdivision. All ayes.

Council approved two liquor permits. One for the Pumpkinfest to be held on September 26, 2009 and one for the NBFD for the Firemen’s Picnic to be held on July 25, 2009. All ayes.

First reading ORDINANCE 2009-5-13 establishing a Retire / Rehire Policy for the Village of New Bremen. Council will review the draft before second reading.

Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:23 p.m. Second by Meyer. All ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer