March 23, 2015
Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Schwartz, Hoffman, Kuck and Kronenberger. Parker was excused with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Kronenberger. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, Chief of Police Skinner and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Jeremy Krieg and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the March 9 meeting were approved with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Burnell made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $728,567.85. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Reminded Council the Village is presently being audited.
- Updated Council on the Assistant Village Administrator position.
- Planning to attend the Grand Lake St. Marys Region Group Awards Luncheon.
- Swore in Part Time Patrolman Daniel Guillozet.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Kuck made a motion to table the third reading RESOLUTION 2015-2-13 authorizing the purchase of a vehicle for the Administration and Police use. Details about the vehicle will be presented at the next meeting. Four ayes. Hoffman nay.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2015-3-6 amending the payroll ordinance by promoting a part time officer to a full time position to account for employee experience and difficulty covering shifts. Motion by Kuck. Second by Burnell. Five ayes.
Burnell made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Kronenberger. Five ayes. Second and third readings ORDINANCE 2015-3-7 amending the payroll ordinance by changing the classification name of Assistant Superintendent of Electric to Senior Lineman. Employees in this position must have a minimum of 15 years with the Village Electric Department. Employee Christopher Pape will be assigned to classification A-42 at a rate of $25.71 per hour. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Hoffman. Five ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-15 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the Lions Park Improvement Project. Freytag & Associates, Inc. will be at the next meeting to present the plans for the proposed park and the restroom facility. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-16 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for restrooms for the Lions Park Improvement Project. The cost of the restrooms not to exceed $300,000. Motion by Hoffman. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-17 entering into a 5 year lease with New Bremen Schools and to move the school’s fueling next to the Village’s fueling station on Herman Street. The State Fire Marshall found the school’s station to be unsafe and ordered school officials to move it to another location. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2015-3-18 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek sealed bids for unused surplus vehicles including two Ford pickup trucks, one Dodge pickup truck and one leaf machine. Motion by Kuck. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Council briefly discussed the levy language to be placed on the ballot in November for the New Bremen Emergency Squad and tabled any action until later.
Council authorized Village Administrator York to purchase one (1) 2500 KVA transformer from HD Supply at a cost of $40,186 to be paid from the Electric Fund. The transformer will be used for expansion of a local business.
Council authorized Village Administrator York to contract PAB Construction to replace the curb and gutter on the north side of SR 274 between Walnut Street and Eastmoor Drive at cost of $48,265. The State of Ohio will allow the highway to be closed for a two week period.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. Second by Kuck. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer