Street project nears completion

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman - For the Sidney Daily News

NEW BREMEN – The completion of Jefferson Street reconstruction project and the final approval of plans for a new subdivision were discussed at the Oct. 10 meeting of the New Bremen village council.

Village Administrator Brent Richter reported the Jefferson Street project was nearing the end, with paving set to begin in one week. The $1.5 million project, which extends from the entrance to Bremenfest park to state Route 274 replaced the entire infrastructure of the street, from the utility services lines to new sidewalks, gutters, and curbs and street surface. A stretch of Jefferson between the pool and Klee was simply resurfaced.

Richter also reported the Ohio EPA had completed their triennial water plant inspection and besides some minor findings and recommendations to strengthen their asset management plan, the village water plant came through without major problems.

Finally, Richter said Cotterman Roofing would be in soon to review the municipal pool liner, which has been leaking all summer.

With approval of the third and final reading of an ordinance accepting the Plum Street Subdivision plat, street and easements, work can now commence on a new 21 lot subdivision planned by Crown Equipment Corporation in an area bordered by Eastmoor Drive, Park Street and Plum Street. Mayor Robert Parker said after the council meeting that Crown was meeting with them in the next week to discuss the installation of infrastructure, such as drives and utilities.

Parker reminded the group that Cider Time, the village’s Halloween celebration, would be held on Oct. 30, with the parade of costumed group of goblins and princesses beginning at 1:30 p.m from the parking lot behind the 17 West restaurant and ending at the public library, where treats and refreshments will be handed out. Trick or treating will then run from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The mayor also reported that the September fines, fees and forfeitures amounted to $2,286.

In other action, council heard the first reading of an ordinance to transfer a 2 ½ acre Cherry Street parcel from the village to Community Improvement Corporation. Parker said there were no immediate plans for the parcel.

Also, third and final readings were approved for two ordinances. The first allows a fence height variance at 9 Vine St. The second was to approved a 2023 contract lease of Komminsk Farm Land to Mark Topp.

Council then went into executive session to discuss purchase or sale of property. No decision was made when they returned to regular session.

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.