Wednesday, September 30, 2015


September 28, 2015



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 Chris Dicke, Randee Henson, Ben Krieg, Jerry McClannan and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.


Minutes from the September 14 meeting were approved with the following change:  Page 2, paragraph 2, line 1 change Chapter 42 to Chapter 41. Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.


Parker made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $1,230,183.62.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.


Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:

  • Announced the Pumpkinfest was a success and thanked the businesses for their work on the Pumpkin People.
  • Burnell told Council that the Recreation Committee will be reviewing pool wages and shelter house agreements at the next Council meeting.
  • Announced Mayor Pape and Chief Skinner will be going to Mayor’s Court Training on Oct. 23.
  • Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.


First reading RESOLUTION 2015-9-41 authorizing a step raise for Angela Hamberg, Economic Development Director from F-52 to G-52 at the new rate of $21.00 per hour.  Effective date to be determined at a later date.  Motion by Kuck.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.


Jerry McClannan, Mote Engineering, presented Council with preliminary construction cost estimates for OPWC project options.  Kronenberger made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.  RESOLUTION 2015-9-42 authorizing the Village Administrator to apply to the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement Program(s) and to execute contracts as required for the Front Street & Eastmoor Drive Improvement Project.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.


Randee Henson, representing Stolly Insurance, presented insurance options for long-term disability and dental and vision costs.  After reviewing the options Council decided to have first readings.  RESOLUTION 2015-9-43 accepting the Unum Plan for a long-term disability benefit of $50,000 to be paid by the Village at a cost of $5,694 annually.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Kuck.  RESOLUTION 2015-9-44 accepting the Guardian Plan for vision/dental insurance coverage both of which are optional at the employee’s expense. Motion by Parker.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.


Council briefly discussed an upcoming change order for Freytag for architectural services for the Komminsk Legacy Park but took no action.     



Third reading RESOLUTION 2015-8-37 authorizing Change Order No. 2 to H.A. Dorsten, Inc. for the Komminsk Legacy Park Project.  The change order is for general construction work including site grading, pool equipment/piping and electrical.  The total sum of the change order is $20,186.  The total cost of the project is $905,850.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.


Third reading RESOLUTION 2015-8-38 identifying the services that will be provided to 5.074 acres in German Township proposed for annexation on SR 66 South.  The services will include water, electric, refuse and police and fire protection.  Motion by Hoffman.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.


Second reading RESOLUTION 2015-9-40 leasing the property at 322 S. Herman Street to the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) for the sum of $1.00.  The CIC may use the property for short-term or transitional housing.  The lease is for one year.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes. 


Second reading ORDINANCE 2015-9-19 adopting Chapter 41 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of New Bremen concerning municipal income tax. The change in language will ensure tax collection will be more uniform statewide starting in 2016.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.


Schwartz made a motion to suspend the rule.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.  ORDINANCE 2015-9-20 amending the payroll ordinance to create the position of Assistant Village Administrator.  The pay range classification will be between $59,862 and $84,510.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.


Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.




Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer