Councilors Rescind Measure

NEW BREMEN — Area councilors voted to rescind a measure they passed at their previous meeting.

New Bremen Mayor Jeff Pape noted councilors moved too fast with passing the Community Reinvestment Area agreement resolution with Brookside Laboratories as an emergency during their previous meeting, and councilors moved to pass other related pieces during their meeting Tuesday evening.

Village Solicitor Steve Smith suggested councilors rescind the previous legislation.

“We weren’t ready because we didn’t have the land transferred,” Smith said.

Once the CRA agreement is passed, Economic Development Director Angela Hamberg has 15 days to put everything together.

“This stops the clock,” Smith said.

During their meeting Tuesday, New Bremen councilors passed an emergency resolution to rescind the CRA resolution passed at their previous meeting. They also passed a first reading of a resolution for a CRA agreement with Brookside.

Also relating to the Brookside project, councilors passed, as an emergency, an ordinance accepting the plat for Brookside Lot 21 Bunker Hill eighth addition as approved by the planning commission on Oct. 18. They also approved, as an emergency, an ordinance authorizing Pape to convey the lot to the New Bremen CIC.

During their meeting, councilors also passed the first reading of a Brookside Laboratories Income Tax Agreement with the school.

In other legislation, councilors passed the third reading of a resolution of necessity for the First Street reconstruction project between Ohio 66 and the alley east of Jefferson Street and for the Washington Street reconstruction project between First and Monroe streets.

They also passed the first reading of a resolution to go out for bids for a dump truck.

Councilors also heard from Kristin Hough with the New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Sunshine Park, who noted the group will soon be putting in an order for the playground equipment for the handicapped-accessible park.

She noted organizers are currently looking for a place to store the equipment — such as an empty barn — over the winter.

Pape also noted there will be an open house for area unemployed as a way to get people trained for the current openings in manufacturing in the surrounding area.

“There’s a lot of openings in the immediate area — most of them are because we don’t have a skilled person to fill them, skilled as in skilled machinists or skilled welders,” Pape said.

The open house, which will include representatives from Tri Star, Apollo, Rhodes and more, will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Tri Star Dennings building on McKinley Road in St. Marys.

As a reminder, Pape also noted village trick-or-treat will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Cider Time will begin with lineup at 1 p.m. Sunday. He also added Pumpkinfest was recently featured in an article in the New York Times.

The next meeting of the New Bremen Village Council will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the municipal center.