Residents asked to drive carefully in construction zones


By Sandy Rose Schwieterman - For the Sidney Daily News



NEW BREMEN – At Friday’s meeting of the New Bremen village council, village Administrator Chris Dicke asked that residents take their time driving through the Eastmoor Drive and Front Street reconstruction projects.

Dicke said the construction workers have said that drivers are going through the work area much too fast. “This is not a wide road,” she said, “someone could get hurt.” She also reminded everyone that those streets are closed to through traffic.

She did go on to say that those projects are moving ahead of schedule, with waterline installation almost complete and sanitary sewer installation set to begin right after that. She said completion may happen in late September rather than the early estimated completion time in October.

Dicke also said work on Wirth ditch will begin south from Plum Street and parallel the canal. Auglaize County is set to do the work such as replacing things like collapsed drain pipes.

In his report Mayor Jeff Pape said the rental of the house owned by the village at 210 N. Washington would be handled by Eiting Real Estate in New Bremen. The agency has agreed to manage the property, find renters, and collect rent in exchange for 10 percent of the rental income.

Council then went into executive session to discuss a land purchase. Upon their return to open session, no action was taken.

In other action, council tabled a third reading of approval to enter into a contract with New Bremen Emergency Squad Inc for Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Services.

Also tabled was the first reading of a resolution to approve annual insurance renewal for property, vehicle, and equipment services. This allows review of the two proposals the village has received recently.

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

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