PARK BOARD MET TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS WITH JUVENILES AT PARK:
The Village Park Board met to review existing park rules and to discuss with Police Chief Clemens and the undersigned the problems the park is experiencing with juveniles at the park which has resulted in the juveniles being banned from the park without a parent and several charged in Juvenile Court. Issues such as standing on picnic tables, name calling and yelling at passing traffic, throwing rocks at each other, etc. The Board review the existing park rules and added or amended the rules to raise the age juveniles can be in the park without adult supervision from 6 years old to 12 years, playground equipment is to be used by children only, age 13 or under, no vulgar or profane language, no standing on picnic tables and punishment for violations will be outlined in an amended ordinance. Those punishments are recommended to be: 1st violation 30 days banned from the park; 2nd offense will result in a citation either to Juvenile Court or Mayor’s Court and 3rd violation will result in being banned from the park until age 18.
RIVERSIDE PARK DRAINAGE BIDS TAKEN:
Bids for the drainage project at Riverside Park were opened on May 21, 2019 with the lowest and best bid was received from B’Hillz Excavating of Wayne, Ohio of $24,590.00. Two other bids were received from Vernon Nagel, Inc. in an amount of $30,900.00 and All Purpose Contracting, Inc. of $31,130.00. As this project is funded in part by Paulding County’s CDBG program, the County Commissioners awarded the bid to B’Hillz on June 3, 2019. As stated before due to the wet spring, this project will go forward in August after Day in the Park.
S. MAIN STREET/E. CANAL STREET WATERLINE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:
Bids for this waterline project were opened on June 4, 2019 with two bids being received. The lowest and best bid was received from Bryan Excavating, Inc. of Bryan, Ohio in an amount of $251,774.00. Engineer’s estimate on the project was $252,200.00, so this project came in under the estimate and is recommended by Poggemeyer to be awarded to Bryan Excavating, Inc. The second bid of $290,716.00 was received from Vernon Nagel, Inc. of Napoleon, Ohio.
An ordinance awarding this bid, contingent on the receipt of the grant/loan agreement from OPWC after July 1, 2019 is included in your council packets and will need to be passed at council meeting Monday night.
HARVEST FARM MANAGEMENT PUBLIC HEARING ON PLACEMENT OF WENTWORTH ROAD FARM INTO AN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT HELD:
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 a public hearing was held to take comment on the placement of 32.508 acres located at 203 Wentworth Road, Antwerp, Ohio was held. No adverse comments were received at the public hearing or to the Village Administrator’s Office before said hearing. Minutes from the public hearing attached. Council will need to approve, amend or deny this application at Monday’s night council meeting.
ORDINANCE AMENDING BULK WATER SALES TO BE PRESENTED:
An ordinance will be presented to be passed in emergency that eliminates the sale of filtered bulk water to the public. Water haulers that have purchased bulk filtered water were contacted my letter last month to inform them that we would no longer sell water due to the high cost associated in continuing this practice.
SHAFFER ROAD SLIPPAGE:
Road Slippage on Shaffer Road was examined with the County Engineer Travis McGarvey on Monday, June 10, 2019. The west side of the road along the river bank has been sinking over the past 10 years and the guard rail and asphalt has moved considerable this Spring due to constant rain. The road is all in the corporation limit of the Village and will be the responsibility of the village to repair. The County Engineer was asked for advice as they see all types of road damage and the suggestion by the County Engineer was to remove the guard rail in the area that is slipping, leave the trees that are growing on the river bank to help prevent further slippage and dig out the sunken portion of the road. Further compaction of any fill should be initiated and then asphalt could be applied on the west lane. New guard rail should be moved closer to the road as the final step. An orange barrel will be placed in the road dip as a pre-caution so no one drives off the side of the road until it can be fixed.
Estimates from Pendergrast Farm Drainage for removal and new fill and the County Engineer, for guard rail replacement, will be gathered.
The trees along Shaffer Road that are now scrapping the tops of cars and trucks will be trimmed beginning next week if the weather allows.