Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. at the Lockkeepers House.  Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger.  Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.

Visitors were Greg Dennings, William Kincaid representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.

Minutes from the December 10 and 27 meetings were approved with a motion by Hoffman. Second by Kuck.  All ayes.

Kronenberger made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of December 2013 of $833,323.77.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

Burnell made a motion to re-elect Don Kuck as President of Council.  Second by Schwartz.  Five ayes.  Kuck abstained.

Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:

·         Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for the month of $454.00.

·         Notified Council that some language on the Village Building Permit has been revised for more detailed descriptions.

·         Announced State of the Village Breakfast will be held on Jan. 30 at 7:30 a.m.

·         Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.

Parker made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.  ORDINANCE 2014-1-1 adopting the Appropriations for 2014.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Third reading RESOLUTION 2013-11-38 authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into an Energy Smart Contract through AMP at a cost of $1.40 per megawatt hour remained tabled.

Third reading RESOLUTION 2013-11-43 entering into a contract with Stephen L. Smith for the rendition of legal services beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2015.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Third reading RESOLUTION 2013-11-44 entering into a contract with Robert W. Kehoe for the rendition of services as Mayor’s Court Magistrate beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2014.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

Second reading ORDINANCE 2013-12-30 amending the payroll ordinance by increasing the rate of pay for all full time employees by $.50 per hour effective the first pay period after the third reading of the ordinance.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.

Second reading RESOLUTION 2013-12-46 authorizing a contract with the New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services in the amount of $15,000 for a period beginning February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015 pursuant to Section 307.69.1 O.R.C.  The $15,000 will be kept in a separate account.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Kuck.  Five ayes.  Parker abstained.

First reading ORDINANCE 2014-1-2 authorizing a water rate increase as follows:  Section 50.21 (A) (1) 0-200 cu. ft. - $5.00 minimum charge; (2) 201-1000 cu. ft. - $2.60; (3) 1001 cu. ft. and over $2.65.  Section 50.21 (B) (3) over 1 inch tap: $275.00 plus material cost and labor and increase the rural charge to 150%.  Also included in the ordinance is a charge of $50.00 for the hydrant meter and language stating sewer charges are never waived for this service.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.

First reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-1 authorizing an increase of $.75 of the Per-Capita Assessment for Year 2014 for the Auglaize co. Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes. 

First reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-2 authorizing the purchase of a remote substation switching to decrease the length of time the electric is off during a power outage.  The cost of a remote switching unit is approximately $175,000.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.

Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.  RESOLUTION 2014-1-3 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids to enlarge several test wells to 12 inches on the Thieman and/or Hehr farms at a cost of approximately $100,000.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

First reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-4 authorizing an on-line project tracking database.  The public would be able to check this database to see the progress on any project.  Midnet Media will charge a startup fee of $1000 and $50 per month thereafter.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.

Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.  ORDINANCE 2014-1-3 authorizing portions of dedicated Village owned land for the ODOT Towpath Project.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.

Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 8:18 p.m. to discuss real estate. Second by Parker.  All ayes.

Council came out of Executive Session at 8:30 p.m. and took no action.  Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.


Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer