February 8, 2016
Roll call showed the following members present on this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Parker, Schwartz, Richter, Kuck and Kronenberger. Also present were Mayor Pape, Solicitor Smith, First Sergeant Pyles, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Matt Krieg, Electric Superintendent, Claire Giesige representing The Daily Standard and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.
Minutes from the January 25 meeting were approved with a motion by Schwartz. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Mayor Pape made the following announcements in his Mayor’s Report:
- Reported fines, fees and forfeitures for January of $1649.00.
- Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Parker. All ayes. RESOLUTION 2016-2-9 contracting with Vaughn Industries for pole replacement at Park Street, the New Bremen Marathon Station and the Public Works building at a cost not to exceed $38,540. Supt. Krieg explained because of the strategic locations, the wiring has to be moved while it is still energized. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Richter. All ayes.
Third reading Resolution 2016-1-1 authorizing the Village Administrator to seek bids for the construction of a Parks & Recreation building. The architects estimate for the Parks building is $372,300. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Kronenberger made a motion to untable the second reading RESOLUTION 2015-12-70 authorizing free participation to OhioCheckbook.com. This is a government transparency website launched by the Ohio Treasurer’s office. The website will display state and local government checkbook-level spending so that citizens can see how their tax money is being spent. Fiscal Officer Gast will call Wapakoneta, Waynesfield and Huber Heights to see if they have any issues with the program. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Third reading RESOLUTION 2016-1-2 authorizing a contract with New Bremen Emergency Squad for ambulance and emergency medical services in the amount of $15,000 for a period beginning February 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 pursuant to Section 307.67.1 O.R.C. The $15,000 is to be used for training and equipment. The Safety Committee completed the mandatory audit. Council also briefly discussed mutual aid with Minster. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. Five ayes. Parker abstained.
Third reading ORDINANCE 2016-1-2 amending the payroll ordinance by increasing the rate of pay per hour for all full time employees and part time police by $.50. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Richter. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2016-2-5 amending the payroll ordinance by creating an Assistant Recreation Manager classification with the same step ranges as the Recreation Manager classification and authorizing an increase for Recreation Manager Matt McCollum to Step Range C-60. The ordinance would also create an additional step range amount for seasonal workers. Motion by Burnell. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-1-5 approving Change Order #6 to H.A. Dorsten in the amount of $2523 for the Komminsk Legacy Park. The contract change is for installing a concrete footer for grading revision at Hackberry tree. Motion by Parker. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-1-6 approving Change Order #1 to Warren Pump & Supply in the amount of $540 for additional equipment for the Raw Water Supply Project. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Burnell. All ayes.
Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-1-7 approving Change Order #1 to Jackson Well Services in the amount of $5120.50 for additional equipment for the Raw Water Supply Project. Motion by Richter. Second by Kuck. All ayes.
Second reading ORDINANCE 2016-1-3 authorizing an increase of daily rental for the Pavilion. The increase will be from $100 per day to $200 per day. Council justified the increase because of the new restroom facility and Komminsk Legacy Park. Burnell made a motion to amend the ordinance. Second by Kuck. All ayes. The amendment will also increase the security deposit from $150 to $200 and require a certificate of insurance in the amount of $500,000 for any rental of Village property including the swimming pool. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Parker. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2016-2-6 prohibiting large inflatable apparatuses, such as bounce houses in the Komminsk Legacy Parker area. Council feels there is a liability concern due to the terrane of the park. Motion by Burnell. Second by Kronenberger. All ayes.
Richter made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Burnell. All ayes. Second and third readings RESOLUTION 2016-1-8 entering into an Annexation Agreement with German Township (former Tomhafe property) and paying the Township $457.10. Motion by Parker. Second by Schwartz. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2016 identifying the services to the proposed annexation petitioned by Crown Equipment Corporation (former Tomhafe property) located at 3330 West Second Street. Services include police and fire protection and electricity. Water and sewer will not be provided. Motion by Kronenberger. Second by Richter. All ayes.
First reading ORDINANCE 2016-2-7 authorizing First National Bank and Minster Bank as eligible financial institutions for designation as depositories for public monies for a period of 5 years starting April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2021 pursuant to Chapter 135.12 of the Ohio Revised Code. Motion by Kuck. Second by Parker. All ayes.
First reading RESOLUTION 2016-2-11 contracting with Eagon and Associates, Inc., Worthington, Ohio for a Wellhead Protection Plan in the amount not to exceed $19,000. This plan is for the new wells at the Hehr Farm. Motion by Schwartz. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Councilor Schwartz asked if the Christmas lights at Lock One Park could be turned off immediately after the Christmas holiday. Council decided to add the issue to the next agenda.
Schwartz made a motion to adjourn at 7:58 p.m. Second by Parker. All ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer