NB Council approves annexation

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman - For the Sidney Daily News

NEW BREMEN – The New Bremen Village Council met Monday night to officially accept a land annexation and reject an ordinance concerning small cell installation.

Council members formally accepted the addition of 22.719 acres of land into the village limits. The property is located south of the village near the Crown Equipment complex.

Council rejected an ordinance concerning small cell installation. This ordinance, in response to House Bill 478, gave municipalities the ability to regulate installation of small cell technology on public property such as traffic lights and utility poles. Village solicitor Jason This said the council had decided the village would draft and adopt their own version of installation requirements.

Landscape architect John Freytag came to the meeting to describe how the additions of two swing sets would appear at Komminsk Park. He added a soft surface would be installed below the new equipment.

Mayor Jeff Pape said that the village had collected $2,900 in fees and fines in July. He also reminded people of the upcoming Bremenfest this weekend.

Village Administrator Chris Dicke said the Eastmoor Drive project was still progressing as planned, with completion anticipated in September. The Wierth Ditch project, which will involve the installation of 18-inch drainage pipe from Plum Street to the southern boundary of town, is still expected to begin after Bremenfest.

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman

For the Sidney Daily News