ORDINANCE NO. 2021-16
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH JONES & HENRY ENGINEERS, LTD. FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES ON THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT GENERAL PLAN, AND DECLARING
THE SAME AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio (“Village”) passed a motion on July 19, 2021, selecting and ranking the qualified engineering firms as part of its qualifications-based selection (QBS) process to select an engineer to perform the professional engineering services on the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) General Plan for the Village; and
WHEREAS, the Village’s WTP is in need of significant upgrades or complete reconstruction, and the WTP General Plan includes a complete assessment of the existing infrastructure, recommendations for alternatives for the improvements, and assistance with funding as necessary to make upgrades and improvements to the WTP or construction of a new plant (the “Project”); and
WHEREAS, the Council ranked Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. as the most qualified engineering firm for this Project and proceeded to negotiate an agreement with Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. for the Project; and
WHEREAS, the Village desires to enter into an agreement with Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. for professional engineering services for the WTP General Plan; and
WHEREAS, Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. has provided a proposed Agreement for the Village to enter into with Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. for the professional engineering services referenced above on the Project.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, County of Paulding, State of Ohio:
Section 1. The Administrator of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, is hereby authorized to enter into the Agreement by and between the Village and Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. for Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd. to provide professional engineering services for the Water Treatment Plant General Plan, as more specifically defined in Appendix 1 to Exhibit A of the Agreement. A true and accurate copy of said Agreement is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Section 2. 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 any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, and in compliance with all legal requirements.
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 to expedite the Project for better water quality for the Village and its residents. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force immediately after its passage and approval; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
Jan Reeb, Mayor Village of Antwerp
Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer