PLANNING COMMISSIONS REITERATES THEIR OBJECTION TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES:
This writer spoke with the members of the Planning Commission to ascertain if their recommendation to council to amend the zoning ordinance to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries inside the village corporation had changed. The commission stands by their initial recommendation to not allow the dispensaries and that is the recommendation to council as of May 8, 2017. Council can recommend Monday night to make the amendment to the Zoning ordinance to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivators and processors within the corporation of the village of Antwerp. A public hearing notice will be scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Village Hall. Publication of the public hearing will appear in the West Bend News on May 17, 2017.
COMPOST SITE EXPANDED HOURS:
As we have security cameras active at the compost site, we will leave the compost site at the sanitary sewer plant open at all times with the exception if the weather causes to wet of a condition at the site. We will post the close sign at the plant when conditions are too wet to allow vehicles on the stone road to the drop off sites.
OSWALT LOTS BIDS:
Bids for the 118 and 120 Oswalt lots were opened at Noon on April 25, 2017. Two bids were received as follows:
NAME OF BIDDER
10% CHECK INCLUDED
$2,800 – 118 OSWALT
$1,000 – 120 OSWALT
*$3,800 TOTAL BID
$380.00 CHECK ENCLOSED
$2,351.00- 118 OSWALT
$2,351.00 – 120 OSWALT
$4,752.00 TOTAL BID
$500.00 CHECK ENCLOSED
*Please note Tim Copsey placed his bid and wanted both lots. If both weren’t available he didn’t want either.
Council can award the bid at Monday night’s council meeting and the recommendation would be to Nick Longardner with the highest bid of $4,752.00. Melanie will prepare the real estate purchase agreement and conveyance documents along with the deed.
6TH THROUGH 12th GRADE STUDENT COUNCIL PERFORMED COMMUNITY SERVICE ON 5/9/17:
Antwerp’s 6th through 12th grade student council perform community service in Antwerp on May 9th, 2017. For the Village the student mulched the landscape area along Greenway Park, painted the 2 “U” bumpers on Main Street, painted curbs and swept along the curbing on Main Street and E. River. The students also performed clean up at Riverside Park. The students did an excellent job and we thank Antwerp School and Jassmine Reyes, student council adviser, for their community service. It should be noted the students also assisted ACDC, the Library and several other organizations. I would recommend to council that the Village make a donation to Antwerp Student Council to help pay for their many activities that promote community service.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO BUILD ANOTHER HOME:
Habitat for Humanity contacted the village to start the process for a zoning application to build another home through Habitat for Humanity of Paulding County. The lot is located on Weber Street, next to a former Habitat home. The home will be a 1,056 sq ft single story ranch home valued at $65,000.00.
CIC COMPLETED PURCHASE OF LOT FROM B & Y LIMITED AND TRANSFERRED PROPERTY TO THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
The Community Improvement Corporation of Antwerp, Payne and Paulding County finalized the purchase of a lot at 606 S. Erie Street through an option with B & Y Limited. The purpose of the purchase was to participate in the building of a new physician office by transferring this lot to the Paulding County Commissioners for the Paulding County Hospital. The proposed new building will be a regional health center with a fitness center for area residents. The new center will be able to provide certain tests without patients have to go to the hospital for the testing. The Paulding County Hospital is hoping to have the new structure completed prior to the end of the year.
PATCHING AND PAVING TO START WEEK OF MAY 15TH:
Annual patching and paving of village streets will start this week, depending on weather. Any resident who knows of a pot hole should contact the administrator’s office at 419-258-2371. A canvas of village streets was conducted to map pot holes which will be repaired.
FIRE HALL ROOF PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE HELD:
A pre-construction conference was held on May 2, 2017 with Maumee Valley Planning, Tri-County Roofing, Fire Chief Ray Friend and the undersigned. The fire hall roof is scheduled to be replaced with community development block grant dollars. It is anticipated work will begin Mid-June and be completed in 2 weeks. The estimate for the project is $30,600.00 with $20,000 coming from block grant funds and the balance of $10,600 village funds.
FINAL READING OF GOLF CART ORDINANCE:
The final reading of the village’s golf cart ordinance will be held Monday night. After ordinance is in place, golf carts will be required to be inspected to determine if the golf cart meets the requirements of the laws of the State of Ohio. The Antwerp Police Department will be able to provide this inspection for a $25.00 fee. A checklist of the new requirements to make golf carts legal on village streets can be obtained from the Antwerp Police Department, Village Administrator’s Office or off of the Village of Antwerp’s website: villageofantwerp.com
Once the inspection has been conducted a certificate of inspection will be provided to the owner. The owner will be required to obtain title, registration and license plates for the golf cart. Please note in checking with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Paulding, golf carts will be required to have front and back plates and they will be the same size as regular car/truck plates.