ORDINANCE NO. 2022-14
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE FISCAL
OFFICER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HARRISON
TOWNSHIP FOR PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES IN
CALENDAR YEARS 2023, 2024, 2025, AND 2026
WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp owns a fire truck and related equipment and has in the past provided fire protection services to outlying areas; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp and Harrison Township have negotiated the terms and conditions of the Village providing fire protection services to certain portions of Harrison Township.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO:
Section 1. That the Village of Antwerp Fire Department, hereinafter referred to as “the Village”, will provide fire protection services to that portion of Harrison Township identified in an Agreement to Provide Fire Protection Services (the “Agreement”) and shall be compensated by the Township paying an annual charge of $4,479.44 for calendar year 2023, $4,613.82 for calendar year 2024, $4,752.23 for calendar year 2025, and $4,894.80 for calendar year 2026.
Section 2. The Village shall submit an annual invoice to the Township for the annual fixed charge identified in Section 1 above, and any and all charges provided for on the invoice shall be paid by the Township to the Village within thirty (30) days from the date the invoice is received by the Township.
Section 3. All amounts collected as a result of this Ordinance shall be placed into the fund(s) established by the Fiscal Officer as follows: the Fire Fund.
Section 4. That the Mayor and the Fiscal Officer of the Village are authorized to enter into the Agreement with Harrison Township to provide fire protection services for the consideration identified herein, said Agreement to be effective as of January 1, 2023.
Section 5. That if any other prior ordinance or resolution is found to be in conflict with this Ordinance, then the provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail. Further, if any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid, only that portion shall be held invalid and the remainder shall be in full force and effect.
Section 6. 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 in Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 7. This Ordinance shall take effect as of the expiration of the current agreement by and between the Village of Antwerp and Harrison Township for the provision of fire protection services in that portion of Harrison Township as defined in the Agreement and be in full force and effect from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed this _____ day of ______________, 2022.
Jan Reeb, Mayor
Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer
First reading: ____________________
Second reading: __________________
Third reading: ___________________