WHEREAS, the Riverside Park property was acquired by the Village of Antwerp in 1888 with additional property acquired in 1936 and said park property has been used continuously as a public park; and


WHEREAS, the Village Park Board and local VFW post worked in conjunction to have a monument installed at the park dedicated to the local veterans of the community; and


WHEREAS, the Council, in recognition and honor of the veterans, is desirous of renaming the Riverside Park to Riverside Veterans Memorial Park.


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


Section 1.  The Riverside Park is and shall hereafter be named Riverside Veterans Memorial Park.


Section 2.  That the Village may erect signage, in appropriate locations, reflecting the name and existence of the Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, and may otherwise refer to the Park as such. Any and all references to the Riverside Park (or as a defined term as “Park”) in the ordinances, resolutions, and other laws of the Village are hereby amended to reflect said renaming and references to Park are to the Riverside Veterans Memorial Park.


Section 3.  It is found and determined that all formal actions 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 actions, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of § 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.


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



Passed: ________________________



Ray Delong, Mayor

Village of Antwerp






Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer



First Reading: ______________________


Second Reading: ____________________


Third Reading: ______________________