Richter resigns from NB Council


By Sandy Rose Schwieterman - For the Sidney Daily News



NEW BREMEN – New Bremen Council member Brent Richter announced his immediate resignation at the Oct. 26 New Bremen Village Council meeting.

Richter said he wanted to move on to other endeavors. He has served as a council member since Jan. 1, 2016. His current term was to end on Dec. 31, 2023. Mayor Bob Parker said council would discuss options to fill Richter’s unexpired term at their November 9 meeting.

While on council, Richter served as police committee chair. Other roles he has served include Utilities Committee (refuse), Streets Committee (sidewalk) and council delegate for the New Bremen Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). His community involvement includes serving as a board member of the Auglaize County Neil Armstrong airport since 2014 and where he currently is the board president.

He is a Licensed Professional Engineer employed at Crown Equipment Corporation as chief engineer of New Product Development.

In other council news, finance committee chair Jacob Larger said that revenue for the month totaled $1,169,695.18 and expenses were $949,398.03.

Council also agreed to moved $25,000 to general appropriations to cover losses at the municipal pool. Parker said that the revenues were cut deeply by Covid restrictions which led to reduction of concession sales, lower attendance and cancellation of private parties. Parker also said their leak problem at the pool had not been resolved because they had not heard from the company that had sold them the pool equipment and liner.

Village Administrator Chris Dicke reported the new traffic light at state Route 66 and state Route 274 was operational. She also said crews are working on crack sealing and patching on village streets.

In official action, council approved a first reading of a resolution to renew the 2-year contract of Thomas Guillozet as magistrate as well as a first reading of a resolution to use the services of the city of St. Marys as New Bremen’s Income Tax Administration for 2021-23 for a cost of 1.75% of income tax amounts collected.

The also approved the second reading of an ordinance authorizing the sales of personal property on GovDeals.com for 2021

A third and final reading of a resolution authorized the village administration to sell two vehicles not needed for municipal purposes. The advertisement will go into local papers Wednesday of this week.

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.