Ordinance 2019-27: 2020 Budget

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-27

AN ORDINANCE TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES

AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO,

DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2020, AND

DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

Section 1. BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of Village of Antwerp, State of Ohio, that, to provide for the current expenses and other expenditures of the said Village of Antwerp during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, the following sums be and they are hereby set aside and appropriated as follows:

 

 

Appropriations by Fund
Amount
A1 – General
$   536,350.00
B1 – Street Construction, Maintenance, and Repair
$   111,138.12
B2 – State Highway and Improvement
$     10,000.00
B5 – Law Enforcement Training
$       1,131.34
B7 – Fed-Mayor’s Court
$       4,700.00
B8 – Permissive Tax Budget
$     25,000.00
B9 – Fire
$     81,104.11
B10 – Fire Truck
$     54,141.25
B11 – EMS
$   119,000.00
B12 – EMS Vehicle Replacement
$                –
B14 – Severance Pay Reserve Fund
$     61,310.43
B15 – VET’s Memorial
$         600.00
B17 – Ind Dr Alcohol Monitor
$                –
D05 – OPWC – Canal/S. Main
$   116,891.14
E1 – Water
$   369,050.39
E2 – Sewer
$   266,232.52
E5 – Trash
$     63,000.00
E6 – Deposit
$         600.00
E8- Compost
$     10,000.00
E14 – Storm Sewer
$     46,650.00
G5 – Cemetery
$     14,580.00
G6 – Indigent Driver
$                –
G7 – FOJ
$       1,390.91
G8 – Mayor’s Court
$     35,000.00
H1 – Police
$   280,300.00
H3 – Street Lighting
$     22,500.00

$2,230,670.21

 

 

Section 2. The Fiscal Officer is hereby authorized to draw warrants on the Village Fiscal Officer for payments from any of the foregoing appropriations upon receiving proper certificates and vouchers therefore, approved by the board or officers authorized by law to approve the same, or an ordinance or resolution of council to make the expenditures; provided that no warrants shall be drawn or paid for salaries or wages except to persons employed by authority of and in accordance with law or ordinance.  Provided further that the appropriations for contingencies can only be expended upon appeal of two-thirds vote of Council for items of expense constituting a legal obligation against the village, and for purposes other than those covered by other specific appropriations herein made.

 

Section 3. It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 4. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village and for the further reason that the appropriations identified herein need to be approved by council prior to January 1, 2020, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Passed ______________________                                __________________________

Jan Reeb, President of Council

 

__________________________

Ray DeLong, Mayor

Attest: ___________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

Section O.R.C  5705.39 – “No appropriation measure shall become effective until the county auditor files with the appropriating authority . . . a certificate that the total appropriations from each fund, taken together with all other outstanding appropriations, do not exceed such official estimate or amended official estimate. When the appropriation does not exceed such official estimate, the county auditor shall give such certificate forthwith upon receiving from the appropriating authority a certified copy of the appropriation measure . . . .”

 

 

The State of Ohio Paulding County,

 

I, Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer of the Village of Antwerp in said County, and in whose custody the files, journals, and records are required by the Laws of the State of Ohio to be kept, do hereby certify that the foregoing Annual Appropriation Ordinance is taken and copied from the original Ordinance now on file with said Village, that the foregoing Ordinance has been compared by me with the said original and that the same is a true and correct copy thereof.

 

Witness my signature this _____ day of _______________, 2019.

 

 

__________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio

Ordinance 2019-26: Appropriation Changes Year End

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-26

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE FISCAL OFFICER OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO TO AMEND APPROPRIATIONS AND DECLARING IT AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Fiscal Officer has determined that it is necessary to amend the following appropriations, and

 

WHEREAS, Council must approve the amending of appropriations pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.40.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio:

 

Section 1:  The Fiscal Officer is hereby authorized to amend the following appropriations:

 

2019 REAPPROPRIATIONS

REAPPROP

ORIGINAL APPR
ADJUSTMENT
BALANCE
A01- GENERAL FUND
$         557,886.25
(94,381.81)
463,504.44

B01 – STREET FUND
$            93,388.12
(23,930.13)
69,457.99

B02 – STATE HIGHWAY FUND
$            10,000.00
1406.00
11406.00

B05 – LAW ENFORCEMENT FUND
$              3,392.60
(1,131.34)
2,261.26

B07 – FED-MAYOR COURT
$              5,200.00
(2,730.79)
2,469.21

B08 – PERMISSIVE TAX
$            25,000.00
(192.00)
24,808.00

B09 – FIRE FUND
$            82,791.90
(27,890.10)
54,901.80

B10 – FIRE TRUCK LEVY FUND
$            52,474.38
9.13
52,483.51

B11 – EMS FUND
$         137,613.05
(15,747.52)
121,865.53

B12 – EMS VEHICLE REPL FUND
$         125,794.27

125,794.27

B14 – SEVERANCE PAY RES FUND (NEW IN 2017)
$            50,382.18
(50,382.18)

B15 – VETS MEMORIAL
$              2,600.00
(600.00)
2,000.00

B17 – IND DR ALCOHOL MONITOR
$                           –

D01 – OWDA – PUMP STATION
$            15,986.16
5,224.75
21,210.91

D02 – WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMP (NEW IN 2017)
$         229,139.00
(12,534.58)
216,604.42

D03 – CDBG – PARK DRAINAGE (NEW 2019)
$            25,575.00
(25,575.00)

D04 – WATER ASSET MGMT PLAN
$            13,135.38

13,135.38

D05 – OPWC CANAL/MAIN
$                           –
173,943.14
173,943.14

E01 – WATER FUND
$         383,678.47
(38,335.31)
345,343.16

E02 – WASTEWATER FUND
$         371,740.22
(48,489.42)
323,250.80

E05 – TRASH
$            60,000.00
522.84
60,522.84

E06 – DEPOSIT FUND
$                  600.00

600.00

E08 – COMPOST FUND
$            15,000.00
(7,248.00)
7,752.00

E14 – STORM SEWER
$            26,500.00
(9,732.20)
16,767.80

G05 – CEMETERY FUND
$            14,700.00
760.12
15,460.12

G06 – INDIGENT DRIVER
$                           –

G07 – FOJ FUND
$              1,390.91
(1,390.91)

G08 – MAYORS COURT
$            35,000.00
16,652.90
51,652.90

H01 – POLICE FUND
$         271,182.66
(23,987.89)
247,194.77

H03- STREET LIGHTING
$            22,500.00
(1,504.04)
20,995.96

GRAND TOTAL
$      2,632,650.55
$    (190,076.34)
$2,442,574.21

ORDINANCE NO.  2019-26

Section 2.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 3:  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village and for the further reason that the appropriations identified herein need to be amended in 2019 and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

Date: __________________                          _______________________________

Ray DeLong

Attest:                                                                          Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

 

______________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

Ordinance 2019-25: Establishing Salaries

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-25

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR THE

VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2020,

AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, O.R.C. Section 731.13 provides that the legislative authority of a village shall fix compensation, and the Village Council hereby fixes the compensation of Village officials, employees, appointees, and volunteers for the Village of Antwerp, Ohio for the calendar year 2020 as set forth herein.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio:

 

Section 1.  That compensation and wage rates for the various Village officials, employees, appointees, and volunteers is hereby adopted as follows:

 

 

Position
Compensation / Wage Rate
Mayor
$9,600.00
Base annual salary
Council Members –existing

Newly elected Council Members
$3,800.00
 

 

Base annual salary
Fiscal Officer
$26,802.70
Base annual salary
Village Administrator
$48,025.97
Base annual salary
Chief of Police
$48,229.30
Base annual salary
Police – Full Time – On Probation
$28,246.75 to $32,351.45
Base annual salary
Police – Full Time
$32,328.60 to   $38,263.87
 

Base annual salary
Police – Part Time
$10.45 to $20.18
per hour
Police – Reserves
$10.45 to $16.14
per hour
Fire Chief
$2,689.76
Base annual salary
Fire Dept. Secretary
$423.59
Base annual salary
Fire Chief Assistant
$423.59
Base annual salary
 

$11.48
per meeting
 

$14.90
first hour

$11.60
each add’l hour

 

 

Fire Captains
$125.05
Base annual salary
Fire Lieutenants
$87.43
Base annual salary
Volunteer Fireman
$11.48
per training hour
 

$11.48
first hour
 

$11.48
each add’l hour
EMS Coordinator
$2,689.54 to

$4,034.29
 

Base annual salary
EMS Maintenance Man
$759.89
Base annual salary
EMS Assistant

 

$353.13

 

Base annual salary

 

EMS Secretary
$353.13
Base annual salary
EMS Drivers
$10.18
per hour
EMR
$11.24
per hour
EMT – A (BLS – Basic Life Support)
$12.29
per hour
EMT – B (Immediate Life Support)
$15.89
per hour
All EMS Personnel
$11.84
per training hour
General Labor/Utilities Billing Clerk
$9.47 to $14.98
per hour
Mayor’s Court Clerk/EMS Billing Clerk
$9.47 to $14.98
per hour
Tech I Water/Sewer/Assigned Duties
$15.88 to $20.50
per hour
Tech II Water/Sewer/Assigned Duties
$17.53 to $22.55
per hour
 

Section 2.  Each Department Head has the authority to establish a wage rate and change in an employee’s compensation within the wage structure above based upon the Village’s finances and an employee’s level of education, performance, attendance, certifications / licensures, knowledge, skill, abilities, variety and scope of responsibilities, and such other attributes the Department Head considers necessary for the position.

 

Section 3.  Any and all other benefits to which Village officials and employees may be entitled are as set forth in the Village of Antwerp’s Personnel Manual, subject to any and all amendments thereto, and any applicable Ordinances and Resolutions of the Village.

 

Section 4.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 5.  All prior legislation, or any part thereof, which is inconsistent with this Ordinance is hereby repealed as to the inconsistent parts thereof.

 

Section 6.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety of the Village, and for the further reason that compensation must be established for Village officials, employees, appointees, and volunteers for the provision of services that are essential to public peace, health, and safety and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

Passed:____________________, 2019.

__________________________________

Ray DeLong

Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

 

Attest:

 

________________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

Ordinance 2019-24: Police Transfer

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-24

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO

TRANSFER $38,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE POLICE FUND,

 AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, the Village Fiscal Officer has determined that it is necessary to transfer certain funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund to provide necessary funding for the operations of the police department, and

 

WHEREAS, the Village Council must approve certain transfers pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14, and

 

WHEREAS, this is a transfer of funds pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14(E), which requires a majority vote of the Village Council to authorize transfers from the General Fund to any other fund of the Village, and

 

WHEREAS, the Village Council elects to approve the transfer of funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund with the understanding that the Village is not required to seek any other approvals as may be required for other transfers of funds under Ohio Revised Code Sections 5705.15 and 5705.16.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:

 

Section 1.  The Village Fiscal Officer is hereby authorized to transfer the sum of Thirty-Eight Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($38,000.00) from the General Fund to the Police Fund.

 

Section 2.  The transfer of these funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund is necessary for the operation of the police department of the Village of Antwerp.

 

Section 3.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 4.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village and for the further reason that the Village is in immediate need of funds for the operation of the police department necessary for the well being of the residents and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Date ________________

_____________________________________________

Ray DeLong,

Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

Attest:

 

__________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

NOVEMBER 18, 2019

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: JAN REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS, KEITH WEST, AND RUDIE REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, AND FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY.  MEDIA PRESENT: NONE. VISITORS PRESENT: TIM COPSEY, GARY DONAT, AND HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 21, 2019, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 21, 2019, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE OCTOBER DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO APPROVE THE OCTOBER RECONCILIATION REPORT.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

TIM COPSEY WILL BE THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 6, 2019, AND THEN HE WILL BE THE PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020.  TIM HAS BEEN ON THE PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD FOR 2 YEARS.

 

GARY DONAT AND HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS PRESENT TO OBSERVE.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT, WHICH WAS PRESENTED TO COUNCIL BY OFFICER JARED HOGAN.  THE WRITTEN REPORT SHOWS 124 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WITH 35 OFFENSES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGALL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $7,247.12 FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, WITH A YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $69,143.69. THERE WERE 45 EMS RUNS FOR OCTOBER.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER WEST ATTENDED BOTH EMS DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETINGS AND HE RECOMMENDS THAT ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS ATTEMPT TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS TO OBSERVE THE TRAINING DONE AT THESE MEETINGS.  WEST STATED THAT ALL MEMBERS ON BOTH DEPARTMENTS ARE HOPING MORE COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THEIR MEETINGS.  FIRE DEPARTMENT MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 PM AND EMS DEPARTMENT MEETINGS ARE HELD THE SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 pm.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-15: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE § 721.03 AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-15. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-16: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO LET BIDS FOR THE COLLECTION AND REMOVAL OF RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE, RUBBISH, REFUSE AND BULKY WASTE FROM THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-16. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE BID REQUEST WILL BE ADVERTISED IN JANUARY 2020 WITH THE NEW CONTRACT TO BE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2020.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-20: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, SPECIFICALLY, AMENDMENTS TO DEFINITIONS (SECTION I), MEDICAL INSURANCE (SECTION 9.04), FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993 (SECTION XVI), AND DISCIPLINE (SECTION XXIV)

 

  •   THIS ORDINANCE DIED FOR FAILURE OF A SECOND READING.  ORDINANCE NO. 2019-23 REPLACES ORDINANCE NO. 2019-20 DUE TO A PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION TO AMEND THE BEREAVEMENT LEAVE POLICY IN THE PERSONNEL MANUAL.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-21:  AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE TIME AND PLACE OF REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-21. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-21. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-22:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP TO ENTER INTO A NEW LEASE AGREEMENT WITH METALINK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND QUALSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC., AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-22. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-22. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-23:  AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, SPECIFICALLY, AMENDMENTS TO DEFINITIONS (SECTION I), MEDICAL INSURANCE (SECTION 9.04), FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993 (SECTION XVI), BEREAVEMENT LEAVE (FUNERAL) (SECTION XVII), AND DISCIPLINE (SECTION XXIV), AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-23. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-23. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

RITA REPORT REVIEWED.  THERE WAS $24,957.09 COLLECTED IN NOVEMBER FOR OCTOBER WITH AN INCREASE OVER NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR OF $5,809.40 AND AN INCREASE YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR OF $31,790.00.

 

DURING PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING, DISCUSSION WAS HAD ON VACATION LEAVE CREDIT AND THE DEFINITION OF ANNIVERSARY DATE.  WHEN CHIEF CLEMENS WAS HIRED, HIS ANNIVERSARY DATE DID NOT INCLUDE HIS PRIOR PUBLIC SERVICE WITH THE PAULDING POLICE DEPARTMENT.  AS A RESULT OF NOT ENTERING HIS ANNIVERSARY DATE CORRECTLY, CHIEF CLEMENS HAS NOT BEEN CREDITED WITH 344 HOURS OF VACATION TIME.  A RESOLUTION OF THIS ISSUE IS FOR THE VILLAGE TO PAY CHIEF CLEMENS ONE-HALF OF THESE HOURS (OR 172 HOURS) AT HIS CURRENT RATE OF PAY, TO BE PAID IN JANUARY 2020 TO ALLOW THIS PAYROLL EXPENDITURE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE 2020 BUDGET.  ON MARCH 6, 2020 (CHIEF CLEMENS’ NEXT ANNIVERSARY DATE), HIS VACATION CREDIT WILL BE CORRECTED TO SHOW CHIEF CLEMENS AT 22 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE.  CHIEF CLEMENS IS IN AGREEMENT WITH THIS RESOLUTION.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION OF CHIEF CLEMENS’ VACATION LEAVE CREDIT BY PAYMENT TO CHIEF CLEMENS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,890 AS PAYMENT IN FULL OF ANY VACATION LEAVE DUE HIM, WITH THE VACATION LEAVE TO BE PAID IN JANUARY 2020. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY INFORMED COUNCIL THAT EMPLOYEE INSURANCE PREMIUMS INCREASED 6.94% FROM LAST YEAR.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

S. MAIN / E. CANAL WATERLINE PROJECT:

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE WATERLINE PROJECT CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS ON S. MAIN STREET AND E. CANAL STREET SHOULD BE WRAPPED UP SOON.  THE GOAL WAS TO BE COMPLETELY DONE BY NOVEMBER 15, 2019.  WEATHER IN THE LAST FEW DAYS HAS NOT BEEN THE BEST, BUT THE CONTRACTORS WORKED RIGHT THROUGH MOST OF IT.  CUSTOMERS ON S. MAIN STREET HAVE BEEN USING THE NEW WATERLINE AS OF LAST WEEK AND PAVING OF THE EXCAVATED PORTIONS OF THE ROAD HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

 

THE E. CANAL PORTION IS ALMOST COMPLETE AS OF NOVEMBER 12, 2019, WITH ONLY A FEW BORINGS TO BE COMPLETED UNTIL THAT SECTION WILL BE COMPLETED.  IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE PROJECT WILL COME IN AT THE BID PRICE EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE MORE THAN A FEW COMPLICATIONS DISCOVERED.  THE CONTRACTORS WERE VERY EASY TO WORK WITH AND CLEANED UP THEIR WORK SITE EVERY NIGHT.

 

THE ADMINISTRATOR WAS ALSO ABLE TO CONTRACT WITH THEM TO REPAIR 3 CATCH BASINS ON S. AND N. MAIN AND TO REPAIR THE SINKHOLE IN FRONT OF H & H CLEANERS.  THE HOLE DISCOVERED THIS LATE SUMMER BY H & H CLEANERS WAS QUITE DEEP AND WAS A SECTION OF STORM LINE THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.  THE CONTRACTORS WILL SEAL THE HOLE WITH CONCRETE SINCE THIS SECTION GETS HEAVY TRAFFIC FROM SEMIS ENTERING THE ELEVATOR DRIVEWAY.  THIS ADDITIONAL WORK WILL BE PAID USING THE VILLAGE’S STATE HIGHWAY ALLOCATION.

 

PAULDING COUNTY LAND BANK REQUESTED ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES THAT the VILLAGE WOULD LIKE TO SEE DEMOLISHED:

AS REPORTED AT THE OCTOBER 2019 COUNCIL MEETING, THE PAULDING COUNTY LAND BANK, ALONG WITH THE OHIO LAND BANK ASSOCIATION, HAS BEEN AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO MAKE AVAILABLE MORE FUNDING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO THE STATE’S LAND BANKS TO DEAL WITH COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BLIGHT THAT MANY OLDER COMMUNITIES ARE PLAGUED WITH.  IN ORDER TO SHOW THE NEED, THE PAULDING COUNTY LAND BANK REQUESTED ALL COMMUNITIES AND TOWNSHIPS TO SUBMIT STRUCTURES THAT THEY FELT NEEDED DEMOLISHED.  THE VILLAGE SUBMITTED 6 ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES (2 COMMERCIAL AND 4 RESIDENTIAL) TO THE COUNTY.  THE PROPERTIES SUBMITTED MAY OR MAY NOT END UP WITH ANY FUNDING AT THIS TIME AS THEY ARE ONLY BEING USED AT THIS TIME TO DETERMINE A TOTAL COUNT TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE SATEE FOR MORE FUNDING.  THE VILLAGE WILL BE KEPT INFORMED BY THE COUNTY IF THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING ADDITIONAL DOLLARS.

 

SNOW REMOVAL:

SNOW REMOVAL ON VILLAGE STREETS WILL BE HANDLED BY BEN KAUSER OF KAUSER EXCAVATING FOR THIS SEASON.  RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED TO CLEAR THEIR SIDEWALKS AFTER SNOW EVENTS SO NO ONE FALLS AND STUDENTS WHO WALK TO SCHOOL DON’T HAVE TO WALK IN THE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.

 

MAUMEE RIVER TRAIL SIGNAGE FOR ALONG THE RIVERBANK TO BE INSTALLED:

AS PART OF THE PROMOTION OF THE MAUMEE RIVER TRAIL AND KAYAK LAUNCH, A SIGN AND POST WILL BE INSTALLED AT THE RIVERBANK SO THAT KAYAKERS AND CANOEISTS WILL KNOW THEIR LOCATION ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE TRAIL.  MARK GREENWOOD’S BUSINESS NEW AMERICAN REAL COMPANY, LLC DEVELOPED AND MADE THE POST AND ARM.  FLAT ROCK CONCRETE WILL INSTALL A BASE AT THE RIVERBANK.  IT IS HOPED THAT THIS WILL BE INSTALLED YET THIS YEAR.

 

 

 

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.  WELCOME CENTER WILL BE AT THE SUBWAY AND IT WILL BE MANNED FROM 9:00 A.M. TO NOON THAT DAY.  COUPON SPECIALS, SHOPPING BAGS, SCAVENGER HUNT AND RECEIPT RAFFLES WILL ALL BE AT THE SUBWAY.  SHOP YOUR DOWNTOWN EVERY DAY, BUT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IS A MUST.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019, WILL BE THE 4TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING EVENT AT GREEN WAY PARK (NEXT TO TOWN HALL) BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M.  THE ANTWERP BAND AND SHOW CHOIR WILL PERFORM AS THE TREE IS LIGHTED.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019, SANTA WILL BE ARRIVING AT THE FIRE STATION.  KIDS ARE WELCOME TO GET THEIR PICTURES TAKEN WITH SANTA AND AGAIN THERE WILL BE SHOP WITH A COP.  KIDS CAN PURCHASE AN ITEM FOR $5.00 FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE IN THEIR LIFE.  PRESENTS WILL BE FROM OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER ROHRS ASKED ABOUT THE PROGRESS ON THE BUS BARN CLEAN OUT.  THAT PROPERTY WILL BE SIGNED OVER TO THE NEW OWNERS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH.  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN STATED THEY HAVE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING OUT OF THERE BUT THEY STILL NEED TO MOVE THE GENERATOR AND SHE WILL MAKE SURE HER EMPLOYEES KNOW THEY NEED TO HAVE IT CLEANED OUT BY WEDNESDAY. KEERAN STATED THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO DO AN EXTENSION ON THE POLE BARN LOCATED AT THE SEWER PLANT FOR HELP WITH STORAGE OF SOME OF THESE ITEMS.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER ROHRS ASKED ABOUT HOLE IN VFW PARKING LOT.  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN STATED THAT SHE BELIEVES THAT IT IS A STORM LINE AND THEY ARE WAITING ON A UTILITY LOCATE AND THEN THE VILLAGE WILL DIG IT UP.  SHE SAYS THE HOLE IS NOT ON TOWN PROPERTY AND ONCE IT HAS BEEN DUG UP WHERE THEY CAN SEE WHAT THE CAUSE OF THE HOLE IS, THEY WILL DETERMINE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF REPAIR.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

JAN REEB UPDATED COUNCIL THAT DANNY BAKER MET WITH HER AND COUNCIL MEMBER REINHART ABOUT SAFETY CONCERNS WITH THE EMS DEPARTMENT SUCH AS RAILINGS, STAIRS, WIRING AND DRIVERS OF THE EMS UNITS.  JAN REQUESTED A MEETING WITH PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THESE CONCERNS AS WELL AS THE NOISE ORDINANCE.  FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY INFORMED COUNCIL THAT MONEY HAS BEEN ALLOCATED IN THE BUDGET FOR REPAIR OF THE STAIRS AND RAILINGS.  A PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING IS SET FOR NOVEMBER 21, 2019, AT 6:00 PM AT TOWN HALL.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $4,149.00 IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WITH $3,194.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $917.50 GOING TO THE STAET, AND $37.50 GOING TO THE INDIGENT DRIVER’S ALC TREATMENT FUND.

 

NEW BUSINESS

FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY REQUESTED THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEET TO DISCUSS 2020 BUDGET.  THIS MEETING IS SET FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019, AT 8:00 AM AT TOWN HALL.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER WEST ASKED THAT COUNCIL BE GIVEN ALL BID DOCUMENTS TO REVIEW PRIOR TO THE FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES SO COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE TIME TO REVIEW IN CASE THEY WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CHANGES PRIOR TO FIRST READING.  DISCUSSION ON HOW THIS PROCESS WORKS: CURRENTLY, THE APPLICABLE COMMITTEE MEETS TO REVIEW AND PRESENT RECOMMENDATIONS TO FULL COUNCIL.  MAYOR AGREES THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE INFORMED BUT COMMITTEE MEMBERS DO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL PRIOR TO FIRST READING.  ANY SUGGESTED CHANGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER REVIEW.

 

SOLICITOR FARR GAVE REPORT ON CLASS ACTION FOR IN RE: NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATES LITIGATION.  THE SOLICITOR RECEIVED A CLASS ACTION NOTICE SETTING FORTH A DEADLINE OF NOVEMBER 22, 2019, TO OPT-OUT OF THE CLASS.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO REMAIN A PART OF THE CLASS AND NOT OPT-OUT OF THE CLASS FOR THE NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION OPIATES LITIGATION. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:36 P.M.

 

 

MAYOR_________________________________________

 

FISCAL OFFICER_________________________________                                 DATE________________

Ordinance 2019-22: Metalink Lease Revised

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-22

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

TO ENTER INTO A NEW LEASE AGREEMENT WITH METALINK TECHNOLOGIES,

INC. AND QUALSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC., AND DECLARING THE SAME

AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp entered into a Lease Agreement with MetaLINK Technologies, Inc. and QualStar Communications, Inc. for the lease of space for communications facility in exchange for high speed internet access, said Lease Agreement dated October 21, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, MetaLINK Technologies, Inc. installed high speed internet at the Water Plant Filtration Building; and

 

WHEREAS, the Lease Agreement, by and between the Village of Antwerp, MetaLINK Technologies, Inc. and QualStar Communications, Inc. needs revised to include the Water Plant Filtration Building as one of the locations high speed internet is provided for the Village of Antwerp locations.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:

 

Section 1.  The Mayor of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, is hereby authorized to enter into a new Lease Agreement with MetaLINK Technologies, Inc. and QualStar Communications, Inc.  A copy of the Lease Agreement is attached as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference.   The Lease Agreement dated October 21, 2019 is terminated as of the effective date of the Lease Agreement attached hereto.

 

Section 2.  The Council for the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, authorizes the Mayor of the Village of Antwerp to execute the Lease Agreement attached hereto.

 

Section 3.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements.

 

Section 4.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village and for the further reason that a new Lease Agreement is necessary in order to allow internet access as contemplated therein, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Enacted this ______ day of November, 2019.

 

____________________________________

Ray Delong, Mayor

Attest:                                                             Village of Antwerp

 

__________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

Ordinance 2019-21: Time and Place of Council Meetings

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-21

 

AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE TIME AND PLACE OF REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio, is desirous of holding regular monthly council meetings in calendar year 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 731.46, the Village Council hereby establishes the time and place of regular meetings of the Council for calendar year 2020 as provided herein.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio, as follows:

 

Section 1.  Regular meetings of the Council shall be held at the Council Chambers located at 118 North Main Street in the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.

 

Section 2.  Regular meetings of the Council shall be held on the third (3rd) Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., except for those third (3rd) Mondays that are deemed a holiday under the personnel manual of the Village of Antwerp, then the regular council meeting shall be the third (3rd) Wednesday of that month at 8:00 a.m., which includes the regular meeting of the Council for January 2020 and February 2020.  The regular meeting of the Council for January 2020 will be held on January 15, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., and the regular meeting of the Council for February 2020 will be held on February 19, 2020, at 8:00 a.m.

 

Section 3.  This Ordinance shall be in effect for regular meetings of the Council starting in January 2020, and be subject to amendment at the request of the Mayor of the Village of Antwerp or at the request of a member of the Council.  Notice of any change in the time and/or place of a regular meeting of the Council shall be provided in accordance with Ordinance No. 2012-18.

 

Section 4.  It is found and determined that all formal action of the Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 5.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare, and for the further reason that the time and place of regular Council meetings be established.  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Passed this _____ day of November, 2019.

 

                                                                        _________________________________

Attest:                                                                        Ray Delong, Mayor

Village of Antwerp

___________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

Ordinance 2019-16: Residential Waste Removal Bids

ORDINANCE NO.  2019-16

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO LET

BIDS FOR THE COLLECTION AND REMOVAL OF RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE, RUBBISH, REFUSE AND BULKY WASTE FROM THE VILLAGE OF

ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO

            WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio, has deemed it necessary for the public health and welfare to let bids for the collection and removal of residential garbage, rubbish, refuse and bulky waste from the Village of Antwerp; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp deems it acceptable for commercial users/consumers to independently contract for the aforesaid services so that the letting of bids will apply only to the collection of residential solid waste.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:

 

Section 1.        That the Village Administrator, be and hereby is authorized and directed to let bids for the collection and removal of residential garbage, rubbish, refuse, and bulky waste from the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.  The principal items of the required services include the regular weekly collection of waste generated by residential customers located within the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, and bulky waste collection from residential customers on a monthly basis.

 

Section 2.        That the Fiscal Officer for the Village of Antwerp is hereby instructed and directed to cause a legal notice to bidders to be published for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.  The Village of Antwerp reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

 

Section 3.        That the letting of bids by the Village of Antwerp in this respect will not apply to the collection of commercial solid waste.  Commercial users/consumers shall include schools, factories, wholesale, retail and service oriented operations, mobile home parks, and multiple family dwellings with three or more residential units in the same structure.

 

Section 4.        It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in open meetings of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements.

 

Section 5.        This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

 

Enacted this _____ day of _______________, 2019

 

 

________________________________

Ray Delong, Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

 

 

ATTEST:

 

____________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

 

First Reading: ______________________

 

Second Reading: ____________________

 

Third Reading: _____________________

 

 

 

 

Ordinance 2019-15: Lease Of Farm Ground

ORDINANCE NO.   2019-15

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF REAL ESTATE

OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO PURSUANT TO

OHIO REVISED CODE § 721.03 AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO

ENTER INTO LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER

 

WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp, Ohio owns real estate consisting of 22.4 acres of tillable farm ground, located in Section 35 of Carryall Township, more particularly described in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference (the “Real Estate”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Real Estate is not needed for any municipal purpose and the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio has leased this Real Estate in the past by letting bids for the same; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fiscal Officer for the Village of Antwerp advertised for bids for the lease of said Real Estate to be occupied and used for agricultural purposes only;

 

WHEREAS, the Council, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code § 721.03 desires to lease the Real Estate for agricultural purposes to the highest and best bidder.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, County of Paulding, Ohio:

 

Section 1. The Real Estate be leased to the highest and best bidder for agricultural purposes only for a five (5) year period commencing on January 1, 2020, said highest and best bidder being Isaac Yenser.

 

Section 2. The Mayor of the Village of Antwerp is hereby authorized and directed to execute the Lease Agreement by and between the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, as the Landlord, and Isaac Yenser, as the Renter, which Lease Agreement is attached hereto and marked as Exhibit B and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Section 3.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements, including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 4.  This Ordinance shall be in effect from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

 

 

Date _________________                              __________________________________________

Ray Delong, Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

 

 

Attest:

 

____________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

 

 

1st Reading: _____________________

 

2nd Reading: _____________________

 

3rd Reading: _____________________

 

 

 

 

November 2019 Administrator’s Report

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

November 2019

 

  1. MAIN/E. CANAL WATERLINE PROJECT:

 

It is anticipated that the waterline project currently in progress on S. Main Street and E. Canal Street should be wrapped up.  The goal was to be completely done by November 15, 2019.  Weather in the last few days has not been the best, but the contractors worked right through most of it.  Customers on S. Main Street have been using the new waterline as of last week and paving of the excavated portions of the road has been completed.

 

The E. Canal portion is almost complete as of today, 11/12/19, with only a few borings to be completed until that section will be completed.  It is anticipated that the project will come in at the bid price even though there were more than a few complications discovered.  The contractors were very easy to work with and cleaned up their work site every night.

 

The undersigned was also able to contract with them to repair 3 catch basins on S. and N. Main and to repair the sinkhole in front of H & H Cleaners.  The hole discovered this late summer by H & H Cleaners was quite deep and was a section of storm line that needed to be replaced.  The contractors will seal the hole with concrete since this section gets heavy traffic from semis entering the elevator driveway.  This additional work is being paid for with the Village’s state highway allocation.

 

PAULDING COUNTY LAND BANK REQUESTED ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES AND COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES THAT THE VILLAGE WOULD LIKE TO SEE DEMOLISHED:

 

As reported at the October 2019 council meeting the Paulding County Land Bank, along with the Ohio Land Bank Association has been aggressively pursuing our state legislature to make available more funding to provide additional resources to the state’s land banks to deal with commercial and industrial blight that many older communities are plagued with.  In order to show the need, the Paulding County Land Bank requested all communities and townships to submit properties that they felt needed to be demolished.  The Village submitted 6 additional properties to the County.  The properties submitted may or may not end up with any funding at this time as they are only being used at this time to determine a total count to be considered by the State for more funding.  We will be kept informed by the County if they are successful in obtaining additional dollars.

 

SNOW REMOVAL:

 

Snow removal on village streets will be handled by Ben Kauser of Kauser Excavating for this season.  Residents are reminded to clear their sidewalks after snow events so no one falls and students who walk to school don’t have to walk in the road right-of-way.

 

 

 

 

MAUMEE RIVER TRAIL SIGNAGE FOR ALONG THE RIVER BANK TO BE INSTALLED:

 

As part of the promotion of the Maumee River Trail and kayak launch, the attached sign and post will be installed at the river bank so that kayakers and canoeists will know their location along the length of the trail.  Mark Greenwood’s business New American Real Company, LLC developed and made the post and arm and Flat Rock Concrete will install a base at the river bank.  It is hoped that this will still be able to be installed yet this year.

 

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS:

 

Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday.  The welcome center will be at the Subway and it will be manned from 9:00 a.m. to Noon that day.  Coupon specials, shopping bags, Scavenger Hunt and receipt raffles will all be at the Subway.  Shop your downtown every day, but Small Business Saturday is a must.

 

Monday, December 2nd, 2019 will be the 4th annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at Green Way park (next to town hall) beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The Antwerp Bank and the show choir will be performing as the tree is lighted.

 

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 Santa will be arriving at the fire station.  Kids are welcome to get their pictures taken with Santa and again there will be Shop with a Cop.  Kids can purchase an item for $5.00 for that special someone in their life.  Presents will be from our local businesses.