January 12, 2015
Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Parker, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger. Burnell was excused with motion by Kuck. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Village Administrator York, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Schwartz made a motion to re-elect Kuck as President of Council. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Visitors were David Giesige representing The Daily Standard and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the December 8 meeting were approved with the following changes: Page 1, paragraph 3, line 1 change December 8 to November 24; Page 2, paragraph 8, line 2 change Second by Hoffman to Second by Parker. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Parker made a motion to approve the expenditures for December 2014 in the amount of $961,523.40. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Announced Village income tax collections reached over $3M.
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures in the amount of $522.00.
- Set the Budget Workshop for Jan. 19 at 6:00 p.m.
- Announced the New Bremen Foundation received funding in the amount of $94,472 from the Recreational Trails Program for a 3800-foot asphalt loop that will connect the Kuenning-Dicke Park to the canal towpath.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2015-1-1 adopting the Appropriations for 2015. Motion by Parker. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2015-1-1 amending Resolution 2014-11-59 for the collection of income by adding two years making the contract a total of 3 years. Since either party may terminate the contract by written notice, the Village would not be bound by a long term contract if it did not serve the Village’s interests. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-11-62 authorizing sealed bids for surplus equipment no longer used by the Village including a 2002 American Road leaf machine and a 2008 and a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria cruisers. Motion by Parker. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-11-63 authorizing sealed bids to sell three impounded vehicles including a 1982 Ford F-150 pickup truck, 1996 Pontiac Grand AM and a 1999 Honda Accord sedan. Motion by Kuck. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2014-11-65 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, 2015 through January 31, 2016 pursuant to Section 307.67.1 O.R.C. The $15,000 is to be used for training and equipment. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes. Parker abstained.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2014-11-22 adopting and updating the current Police Policy and Procedures manual. Chief of Police Skinner stated the Police Department will handle all calls with the same protocols as they always have with the new policies and procedures. Motion by Kuck. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2014-12-68 authorizing New Bremen to partner with St. Marys and other municipalities to participate as a collaborative partner to receive financial assistance under the Ohio Development Services Agency Local Government Innovation Fund Program; create a regional development/tourism plan for the historic canal corridor between Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Historic Site in Miami County to Delphos in Allen/Van Wert County. The partnership may cost the Village somewhere around $4000. Motion by Kuck. Second by Hoffman. All ayes.
Parker made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Schwartz. All ayes. ORDINANCE 2015-1-2 amending the payroll ordinance by increasing the rate of pay per hour for all full time employees and part time police by 2% effective 1/12/15. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2015-1-2 amending Resolution 2011-6-21 by increasing the engineering contract with GPD in the amount of $1350 for the Herman Street Substation Upgrade. Motion by Kuck. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2015-1-3 entering into an architectural contract with Freytag and Associates not to exceed $27,500 for Lions Park restrooms. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Schwartz made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:25 p.m. to discuss real estate. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Council came out of Executive Session at 8:03 p.m. No action was taken. Adjournment followed with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer