Teams celebrating the land turning over ownership to the Ball Association
It’s been many years for the people of Antwerp to realize what they had tucked away behind the old school. Oh no, that’s not quite right. They do know. It’s why all of these people, board, families who came together, fighting to keep the fields that they played on when they were young.
Presentation of the land took place on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The MC of the event, Travis Lichty, announced to everyone how the Paulding County Commissioners and County Prosecutor, helped make the land available for only the cost of the back taxes. The ABA (Antwerp Ball Association) was able to secure funding for the debt and now owns the land. Nearly half of the taxes owed had been paid out of the general fund of the ABA. The loan taken out for the balance of the taxes needs your help to repay. Donations to make this transaction finalized can be made at the Antwerp Exchange Bank.
Mayor Tom VanVlerah presents the deed to the 5 acres of ball fields to Bob Winslow, the longest serving member of the Antwerp Ball Association.
Tom VanVlerah, Mayor, and Sara Keeran, Village Administrator, threw the opening pitches after the mayor presented the deed to the property to Bob Winslow and he gladly accepted the deed along with all the other board members of the Antwerp Ball Association.
2014 is a year to remember with the land finally acquired by those who use it!
In an effort to connect the village’s neighborhoods, downtown and main routes through town, let’s all get out and plant something red! The Green House Effect, SR 49, will partner with the Village of Antwerp again this year and give you 10% off your purchase if you say you’re an Antwerp resident and participating in the Plant the Town Red. So get out and plant something red! Of course, if you don’t like red or can’t find red flowers, plant what you love. Last year it was so noticeable and looked wonderful in town that residents participated. So let’s show off what a great looking village we have.
ANTWERP CLEAN-UP & RECYCLING DAY
MAY 24, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Water Plant, Waterplant Drive
As a courtesy to the residents of the Village of Antwerp on Saturday, MAY 24, 2014
the Village will be holding a clean-up and recycling day for the RESIDENTS ONLY
of Antwerp Village.
The Village will supply rolloff waste containers for bulky items plus
A separate container for Steel Only and
Recycle bins for Paper, Cardboard, Plastic #1 and #2, Steel and Aluminum cans,
Batteries will also be taken
Clothing will be donated, please bag separately to be recycled.
Normal bulky waste that can be brought to the water plant would be considered anything that a person would take when moving from house to house. Carpet must be cut 6ft. wide pieces, rolled, and tied in a bundle. Appliances such as washer/dryers, stoves, hot water heaters and microwaves will be taken. New this year, batteries will be taken and appliances with Freon. Also computers, printers, electronic items and cell phones. TIRES WILL BE TAKEN FOR A PRICE OF $3.00 EACH FOR CAR AND LIGHT TRUCKS AND $6.00 FOR SEMI TIRES THIS DAY ONLY. DO NOT DROP TIRES AT ERIE RECYCLING CENTER
Items listed as UNACCEPTABLE will NOT be taken.
Unacceptable and/or prohibited items include:
Paint cans in liquid form, propane tanks, building materials, toilets, windows, construction debris, concrete, dirt, yard waste, trees, shrubs, hazardous waste, septic waste, animal remains, parts of infectious waste, motor oil, cutting oil solvents, explosives, acids, drug caustic poisons and ashes. No bagged household garbage! (you can use bags for toys, etc.,)
ABSOLUTELY NO MOTOR OIL – HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
Please Note: The water plant will be manned to help assist residents in dropping off your items. Please have your recyclables separated into the categories listed above. Also seniors or handicapped households can call Erie Recycling at (cell): 260-602-9670 for pick up of their waste/recyclable material.
COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP
MARCH 17, 2014
THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR TOM VANVLERAH. COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, KEITH WEST, LARRY RYAN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB. ABSENT: STEVE DERCK.
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS, AND FISCAL OFFICER LORETTA BAKER. MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE FROM PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER FROM DEFIANCE CRESCENT. VISITORS: MARK HOLTSBERRY AND RAY FRIEND, FIRE CHIEF.
MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO EXCUSE STEVE DERCK FROM THE MARCH COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 24, 2014, WERE REVIEWED.
MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 24, 2014, COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
THE FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.
MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE FEBRUARY RECONCILIATION REPORT. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
RAY FRIEND, FIRE CHIEF, WAS PRESENT TO DISCUSS THE NEED FOR A NEW FIRE TRUCK. HE ASKED IF THE COUNCIL WOULD PUT THIS LEVY ON THE BALLOT THIS FALL. WEST RAISED AN ISSUE CONCERNING THE APPORTIONING OF INCOME TAX REVENUE TO VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. WEST BELIEVES THE VILLAGE SHOULD RESERVE FUNDS TO PAY FOR A NEW FIRE TRUCK. RYAN STATED THAT THE VILLAGE APPORTIONS INCOME TAX REVENUES TO FUND DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS WITH MORE REVENUE BEING APPORTIONED TO OPERATE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. AFTER DISCUSSION, DECISION MADE TO HAVE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEET TO REVIEW INCOME TAX REVENUE TO FUND DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS AND LEVY NEEDS. THEY WILL ALSO MEET REGARDING THE EXPIRING FIRE SERVICE CONTRACTS WITH CARRYALL AND HARRISON TOWNSHIPS. THIS COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 16, 2014, AT 8:00 A.M.
MARK HOLTSBERRY IS RUNNING FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER IN THE SPRING AGAINST INCUMBENT FRED PIEPER. HOLTSBERRY STATED HE STANDS FOR “INTEGRETITY, EXPERIENCE AND COMPROMISE WITHOUT SACRIFICE.”
POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED 129 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 12 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. CHIEF CLEMENS STATED THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS MOVED INTO THE REMODELED SPACE AND HE IS VERY APPRECIATIVE OF ALL THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. HE STATED THAT THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS ABOUT RESIDENTS PLACING SNOW IN THE ROADWAY. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS FOR DRIVERS AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
WRITTEN REPORT GIVEN BY RANDY SHAFFER SHOWING 17 RUNS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. EMS BILLING CLERK MERRIMAN SHOWED COLLECTIONS YEAR-TO-DATE OF $9,732.99. RYAN ASKED FOR A TOTAL COLLECTION FIGURE FROM LAST YEAR. MERRIMAN WILL PROVIDE RYAN THIS INFORMATION.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
3RD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2013-49: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE MODEL ORDINANCE PREPARED BY THE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 715.55 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE ON REGULATIONS GOVERNING SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES.
MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2013-49. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
3RD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2013-50: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE MODEL ORDINANCE PREPARED BY THE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 715.55 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE ON REGULATIONS GOVERNING CRIMINAL CONDUCT IN SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES.
MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2013-50. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
3RD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2013-51: AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AMENDING CHAPTER 138 OF THE OHIO BASIC CODE ADOPTED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, TO INCLUDE SECTION 138.19 PROHIBITING THE MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION AND POSSESSION OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS AND SYNTHETIC DRUG LOOKALIKE SUBSTANCES.
MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2013-51. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
2ND READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-01: A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY TO THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP THE TOTAL CURRENT TAX VALUATION AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT WOULD BE GENERATED BY 1 MILL FOR A RENEWAL LEVY FOR CURRENT EXPENSES.
EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-08: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, TO ADD SECTION ON EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION WHEN WEATHER EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.
MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2014-08. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2014-08. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE PAULDING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FY 2014 COMPETITIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED FOR WATERLINE REPAIRS AND/OR REPLACEMENT ALONG WEST WOODCOX STREET; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.
MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-02. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-03: A RESOLUTION OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE AND ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE THE REAL ESTATE, SAID REAL ESTATE BEING PURCHASED FOR CEMETERY PURPOSES; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.
MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2014-03. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-03. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
KEERAN REPORTED THAT WINTER WEATHER CAUSED FROZEN WATER LINES UNDER THE ROAD IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE VILLAGE. THE VILLAGE RETAINED ALL PURPOSE TO THAW LINES AT A COST OF $4,003.00.
NO COMMITTEE REPORTS.
NO OLD BUSINESS.
DISCUSSION WAS HELD ON THE BALL PARK PROPERTY BEING PURCHASED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT SHERRIFF’S SALE. THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WOULD LIKE TO DONATE THE PROPERTY TO THE VILLAGE. COUNCIL AGREED TO ACCEPT THE DONATION OF THIS PROPERTY.
MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE DONATION OF THE BALL PARK PROPERTY. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
DISCUSSION HELD ON THE EXPIRING LEASE FOR FARMLAND AT YEAR-END 2014.
MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO START THE PROCESS OF PUBLISHING NOTICE FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING TO LEASE THE FARMLAND FOR THE NEXT FIVE (5) YEAR PERIOD (2015-2019). 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
MAYOR’S COURT DEPOSITED $685.00 FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. MAYOR THANKED COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE BALL PARK PROPERTY. MAYOR ALSO EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION OF ALL THE HARD WORK THE UTILITY WORKERS PUT IN THIS WINTER WITH WATERLINE BREAKS AND SNOW ISSUES.
MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED. MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:03 P.M.
FISCAL OFFICER_____________________ DATE_________________________
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