PAULDING COUNTY HOSPITAL TO PRESENT PROPOSED FITNESS STATION PROJECT:
The Village was approached by Randal Ruge, CEO of the Paulding County Hospital who proposed to construct a 10 station fitness trail through Riverside Park. The Hospital would like to promote healthy lifestyles to the community and they have offered to pay for and install the fitness trail. Mr. Ruge will be a visitor at Monday’s night council meeting to present the project to council.
REAL WASTE FINAL ONE YEAR EXTENSION DUE:
The final year extension of Real Waste agreement is coming up in March. Last year in November I asked council to make a motion to extend Real Waste’s contract for another year. This will be the final extension before the Village has to put out competitive bids in 2020. Real Waste has been a pleasure to work with and there have been very few complaints concerning the company. I would ask that council make a motion to extend at Monday night’s meeting so we can prepare an ordinance for the December meeting to authorize the Mayor to enter into an addendum to the agreement memorializing the one-year extension.
MAUMEE LANDING SUBDIVISION, PHASE 6, SURVEY OF PLAT – LOT 3, 8 & 28:
Oley McMichael has submitted a new plat of survey for three additional lots in the Maumee Landing Subdivision that are in the process of being sold. I have attached a copy of that survey and have highlighted the lots that he wants to be accepted. Lot 3 is a Villa lot and is zoned multi-family and Lots 8 and 28 are single family homes. The planning commission has made a recommendation that council accepts the final plat of Phase 6 and an ordinance accepting these lots is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting.
UPDATE ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW LIFT STATION:
All construction is completed on the lift station project. Telemetry which connects the new stations to our call out in case of shut down at the lift stations is being completed. We should know by the December meeting the final cost of this project.
WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:
New valves and connections for the filter building have been ordered and the contractor is waiting to install before the filter media can be changed. It looks like this project will run right down to the December 31st deadline.
EHRHART PROPERTIES UPDATE:
Notice to the Ehrhart Properties on the substandard and hazardous 104 and 105 Mervin Street properties was signed for on September 27, 2018. The properties are being cleaned up, the overgrown brush has been removed and the building that was falling down into the ravine at the 105 Mervin address has been taken down. A letter requesting the removal of a junk vehicle in the rear yard of 104 Mervin was sent.
VILLAGE OFFICES TO BE CLOSED NOVEMBER 22 AND 23, 2018 :
Village offices will be closed next Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
TRASH PICK UP TO BE DELAYED ONE DAY:
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 22, 2018, trash pick-up in the Village will be moved to Friday, November 23, 2018.
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY:
The Antwerp Chamber will hold a scavenger hunt on National Shop Small Business Day on Saturday, November 24, 2018, in downtown Antwerp. Residents can stop into the Antwerp Subway from 8:00 a.m. to Noon to pick up their Shop Small Goodie Bag and can sign up their scavenger hunt team. The Chamber is offering prizes for the top 3 teams. Also, save your receipt from any Antwerp Chamber of Commerce member during the week of November 18th to the 24th for a chance to win a $50.00 Chamber gift certificate. Drop them off at the Antwerp Subway on November 24th.
CHAMBER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING SCHEDULED:
The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce will hold its 3rd Annual Christmas Tree lighting in Green Way Park on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. Along with the lighting of the Christmas Tree, the downtown Christmas Lights on the street light poles will come on at the same time. The Antwerp High School Band will perform and Santa’s Elves will be handing out candy canes and the Chamber will offer hot chocolate and cookies for a free will donation.