NEW BREMEN – New Bremen Village Council approved by emergency an ordinance replatting three lots in Bunker Hill Industrial Park at their May 23 meeting.
The ordinance gave the go ahead to replat lots 18, 24 and 25 immediately because a new business, Roessner Manufacturing, intends to purchase lot 25 for a new business building that will arrive in the near future.
Brent Richter, village administrator, said five contractors picked up bid paperwork packets for a project to drain and dredge the village’s two wastewater lagoons. Bids are set to be open on May 31 at 2 pm. The project will help the village meet new EPA guidelines controlling toxic chemicals in the wastewater.
A new method for council voting was moved into committee for discussion. Mayor Robert Parker had suggested to council that the village consider buying a $1,000 software package that would allow council members to vote anonymously with the results revealed after the vote is completed.
Parker also said the municipal pool is expected to be open Friday, May 27.
Council approved the first reading of a resolution accepting a property, vehicle and equipment insurance renewal costing $70,557. Last year, the cost was $68,580 for the same coverage.
Council’s finance committee chair Jacob Larger reported that the April revenue was $1,254,909.50 and expenditures totaled $898,077.37.
Council then went into executive session to discuss personnel. No action was taken when the returned to regular session.
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