NEW BREMEN – The Jefferson Street Reconstruction project continued to move forward when the New Bremen Council met on Monday, Oct. 11, to approve another part of the project. Council approved a resolution allowing Village Administrator Brent Richter to put out for bids on Oct. 28 for a project that would replace the gutters/curbs and sidewalks on Jefferson Street. Opening of the bids will be on Nov. 11. Another project to reconstruct the street itself also will be opened Nov. 11. The entire project will extend from Klee Road to state Route 274.
Richter said Schmeising Tree Service had been hired to take out a number of dead trees along the bikepath between Amsterdam and Canal and trim back others in the same area. He added that repaving of the bike path was complete, with crews doing finishing work on the aprons and signs prohibiting motorized traffic.
The administrator said work on the municipal pool was complete after replacement of the drain box at the bottom of the pool. He said the replacement was made necessary by concerns expressed by the Ohio Department of Health that the original was not grounded properly.
In council action, a first reading was approved to transfer Lot 23 at the Bunker Hill industrial park o the Community Improvement Corp. Council approved a second reading of an ordinance to annex from German Township four properties south of the village totaling 8.623 acres. There was also a second reading of an ordinance to approve a contract lease with Mark Topp for farming on the Komminsk land in 2022.
Mayor Bob Parker reported that $3,784 went into the Fines, Fees and Forfeitures account in September. Council then adjourned to executive session to discuss property but no action was taken when they returned to regular session.
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