Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 7:30 p.m.  Burnell, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger.  Parker was excused with a motion by Burnell.  Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Alexandria Chapin from WLIO News, Mike Hibner, Margie Wuebker representing The Daily Standard and Meredith Enkoff representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the June 24 meeting were approved with a motion by Kuck.  Second by Hoffman.  Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
·         Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for June in the amount of $1553.00.
·         Announced the Firemen’s Picnic will be held on July 26.
·         Commended Brandon Johnson, NBPD, for a job handled very well.
·         Burnell said the tornado sirens could be heard from the shelters at Auglaize Industries.
·         Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Mike Hibner, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, presented Council with aPlanned Planting concept for the Village of New Bremen.  The master planting is designed for the future and for the entire community.  The Tree Commission will also be involved to help with the plan and educate the community.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2014-6-10 vacating the north portion of the street in Eastmoor Ct. with consent of the abutting property owners.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Schwartz.  Five ayes.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2014-6-11 authorizing four parallel and ten angle parking spaces on the west side of N. Washington Street between Monroe Street and First Street and No Parking on the east side of same street.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Hoffman.  Five ayes.
Second reading Resolution 2014-6-27 entering into a contract with Freytag and Associates for a design service for the Lions Park Improvements in conjunction with the Capital Bill Community Project Grant of $250,000.  Total cost for the design service shall not exceed $76,500.  Schwartz suggested taking the design fees out of the grant money since the Village would be doing “in kind” obligations during all phases of the project.  In the initial proposal from Freytag and Associates, John Freytag stated the fees could come out of the grant money.  Village Administrator York will check the stipulations of the grant.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Kuck.  Five ayes.
Village Administrator York presented the bids for the Cherry Street Water Main Replacement Project.  RESOLUTION 2014-7-29 accepting all bids and awarding the bid to PAB Construction as the lowest bidder with a bid of $123,940.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.
Village Administrator York updated Council on 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.
First reading ORDINANCE 2014-7-12 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 for ambulance service and emergency medical service for the Village of New Bremen. This levy is for a period of 5 years beginning tax year 2015 and 1.25 mills.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Burnell.  Five ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Burnell.  Five ayes.  RESOLUTION 2014-7-30 authorizing Change Order #1 for the Miami & Erie Canal Shared Use Trail Project in the amount of $11,691.12 (Village share of 20% of $58,455.60).  This is for additional work in removing tree stumps.  The amount of stumps were totaled in a walk through on 6/23/14 with ODOT and Brumbaugh to determine the amount of stumps in excess of the per plan note provided by Poggemeyer Design Group.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2014-7-13 amending the payroll ordinance by authorizing the following changes effective the first full payroll after this legislation is passed:
1.) TABLE 2 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - Abolish Pay Range 21 and substitute Pay Range 52 and appoint Angela Hamberg at Step F ($19.47).
2.) TABLE 4 SUPERINTENDENT OF PARKS - Abolish Pay Range 55 and substitute Pay Range 47 and appoint Mike Hibner at Step F ($23.54).
3.) TABLE 3 POLICE DEPARTMENT – Delete Patrolman I Pay Range 33 and delete Patrolman III Part Time Pay Range 34.  Change Pay Range 32 to Patrolman I and Pay Range 31 to Patrolman II.  Increase Patrolman I Part Time to $13.19 + COLA and increase Patrolman II Part Time Pay Range 35 to $15.80 + COLA.  The Pay Step G for Part Time Patrolman I and II will be permanent and will not increase with COLA.
Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Burnell.  Five ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 9:20 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.  Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer