Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Phil Frilling, Paulette Huber, Richard Heyman, Howard Overman, Greg Dennings, Ben Krieg, Matt Krieg, William Kincaid representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the January 14 meeting were approved with a motion by Parker. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Kronenberger made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $806,169.94. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in the Mayor’s Report:
· No report for this meeting.
· Village Administrator York – no report for this meeting.
Howard Overman, Supt. of New Bremen School, gave an overview of the One Call program. He explained the school uses the program at a cost of $2.50 per student per year with no set up charges. The Village will review this program and Nixile to see which program best suits our needs.
Richard Heyman, representing Poggemeyer Design Group, presented to Council the scope of services to develop an Ohio EPA approvable Raw Water Supply Analysis and General Plan including all previous work completed to date by Eagon and Associates. Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2014-1-5 entering onto a contract with Poggemeyer Design Group for raw water engineering at a cost not to exceed $6900. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-6 amending Resolution 2012-1-2 authorizing an increase in engineering fees the Miami Erie Canal Shared Use Path in the amount of $25,696. The total cost of the project is $92,258. Paulette Huber, representing Poggemeyer Design Group, explained the reasons for the extra costs and presented Council with an itemized extra work calculation. Motion by Burnell. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Second 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 Kuck. 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 ORDINANCE 2013-12-30 amending the payroll ordinance by increasing the rate of pay for all full time employees by $.50 per hour. Kuck made a motion, second by Kronenberger, to amend the ordinance to include Patrolman Part Time I, II and III effective January 27, 2014. All ayes. Kuck made a motion to approve the third reading as amended. Second by Kronenberger. 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 Schwartz. Second by Kronenberger. 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 $100.00 for the hydrant meter and language stating sewer charges are never waived for this service. Motion by Burnell. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Second and third readings 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 Hoffman. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes. Second and third readings 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.
First reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-8 authorizing an additional payment to Freytag and Associates not to exceed $6500. The money is for added costs involved with the Lions Park Master Plan for the State of Ohio Capital Bill for the Arts and Community Economic Development Grant. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2014-1-7 authorizing the purchase of a 50 ft. bucket truck to be paid from the Electric Fund. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer