Friday, April 1, 2016


March 28, 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, Chief of Police Skinner, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.


Visitors were Chris Dicke, Mike Hibner, Anna Koenig, Carl Swanson, Kim Anderson, Claire Giesige representing The Daily Standard and Andrew Wilson representing The Evening Leader.


Minutes from the March 14 meeting were approved with a motion by Parker.  Second by Richter.  All ayes.


Schwartz made a motion to approve a total expenditure for the month of $947,415.03.  Second by Kronenberger.  All ayes.


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

  • Announced the sign purchased by the Elks and the Village was hung at the Bremenfest Park and looks very nice.
  • Announced the Pavilion restrooms are open.
  • Village Administrator York updated Council on various projects within the Village.  Community Garage Sales will be on April 15-16.  Circle Drive will be closed.  Open to foot traffic only.


Kim Anderson representing Arts in the Parks gave a presentation showing the crafting available during the sessions.  Council waived the rental fees for this activity starting June 7 through July 13.  Approved – all ayes.


Carl Swanson representing One Point of Contact (OPOC.US) from Worthington, Ohio gave a presentation on health insurance for Village employees.  Currently, Stolly Insurance is the broker.  If the Village would contract with OPOC.US, the plan would continue under a different broker.  The agent of record collects the commissions on the account plan.  Randee Henson representing Stolly Insurance will give a presentation at the next Council meeting.


Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-3-17 authorizing Change Order #1 in the amount of $2,421 to Schmiesing Tree Service for additional trees removed with rotting branches and canopies and trees causing future liabilities from poor root attachment and structure along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.


Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-3-16 authorizing Change Order #7 from H.A. Dorsten in the amount of $20,718.28.  The change is for labor, material and equipment to install 72 feet of stainless steel trench drain at the Komminsk Legacy Park at a cost of $14,960 and a tent and temporary heat at a cost of $5,758.28.  Motion by Kronenberger.  Second by Richter.  All ayes.


Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-3-18 authorizing Change Order #8 from H.A. Dorsten in the amount of $16,510 for materials and labor to change the thickness of the towpath concrete from 4” to 6” and add curb cut at Plum Street and retaining wall and ground mat seeding at Komminsk Legacy Parker.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Schwartz.  All ayes.




Second reading RESOLUTION 2016-3-21 authorizing the Fiscal Officer to restore 742.75 hours of sick leave used by employee Steve Bornhorst for the accident/injury that took place on July 27, 2015.  There was a miscommunication about the amount of temporary total disability Bornhorst was entitled to under Workers Compensation.  Council feels that Bornhorst did not have the correct facts when he made his decision to delay his payments from Workers Compensation.  This credit back of sick leave is unique and will only be justified this one time.  Motion by Richter.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.


Council briefly discussed locking the new restroom at Komminsk Legacy Park at night.  Mike Hibner, Park Superintendent, presented a quote from SecurCom for a restroom door release system at a cost of $4500.  Council decided they would prefer the Police Department lock and unlock the doors.  The hours of operation for the restroom will be from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Motion by Burnell.  Second by Kuck.  All ayes.


Council also discussed the sled hill and decided to collect the dirt and store it at the Yard Waste Facility until there was enough dirt for the hill at the Bremenfest Park.  Motion by Parker.  Second by Burnell.  All ayes.


Council made the decision to turn off all Village Christmas lights twelve (12) days after Christmas.  Motion by Schwartz.  Second by Parker.  All ayes.


Council approved a quote from New Knoxville Supply for a new furnace at the library in the amount of $10,550. 


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



Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer