Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 7:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger. Mayor Pape was excused with a motion by Schwartz, second by Kronenberger. President Kuck presided over the meeting. Also present were Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Shira Elder, Jeffrey Paul, Thomas Welsh, John Freytag, Mike Hibner, Ben Krieg, Matt Krieg, Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the June 10 meeting were approved with the following addition: Council approved an F-2 Permit Application for the New Bremen Pumpkinfest. The event will be held September 26 – 28, 2014. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Parker made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $931,523.74. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
President of Council Kuck made the following announcements:
· Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for June in the amount of $467.00.
· Informed Council this date is Happy Left-handed Day.
· Announced this meeting is the Public Hearing to discuss Item #6 on the agenda.
· Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Kronenberger asked if the article in the Daily Standard about the retirement of Dr. Ken Fox would impact our EMS and the levy renewal. Parker assured everyone that Dr. Fox did not retire and the article only referred to Minster EMS and not New Bremen EMS.
Thomas Welsh, representing Public Entities Pool of Ohio, presented a proposal for Village liability insurance. Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Parker. All ayes. Resolution 2014-6-26 authorizing the payment of the premium for one year for liability, property and equipment insurance at a cost of $85,526. Mr. Welsh will also check on a 3-year lock-in rate. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Burnell. Five ayes. Kuck abstained.
John Freytag, representing Freytag & Associates, Inc., presented a design proposal for the Lions Park Improvements in conjunction with the Capital bill Community Project Grant of $250,000. Total fees for the design service shall not exceed $76,500. First reading Resolution 2014-6-27. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2014-6-9 rezoning the vacant lots at the southwest corner of E. Monroe Street and Elk Drive from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial at the recommendation of the Planning Commission. The parcels are C1003301700 and C1003301600. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2014-6-10 vacating the north portion of the street in Eastmoor Ct. with consent of the abutting property owners. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2014-6-11 authorizing four parallel and ten angle parking spaces on the west side of Washington Street between Monroe Street and First Street and No Parking on the east side of same street. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Hoffman made a motion to untable Ordinance 2014-4-6. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2014-4-6 amending the payroll ordinance by changing the language in the Employee Handbook Section 2.8 Hours of Work. The language is as follows: Employees subject to a time clock shall clock in at their scheduled start time and employees subject to a time clock shall clock out immediately after the end of their scheduled workday, unless otherwise instructed or authorized by their immediate supervisor. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kronenberger. All nays. Ordinance 2014-4-6 failed.
Council briefly discussed the removal of the Ash trees throughout the Village. Most of the trees are dying. The trees that look healthy will not be removed if they stay healthy.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. Five ayes. Burnell abstained. RESOLUTION 2014-6-28 authorizing Change Order #1 to the Water Slide Restoration Project in the amount of $1600. Motion by Parker. Second by Kronenberger. Five ayes. Burnell abstained.
Village Administrator York update Council on the Cherry Street Water Main Project, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Lagoon Dredging Project and the 275 KW Generator for the Water Plant. The bids will be reviewed and presented at a later date.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 9:15 p.m. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer