ORDINANCE NO. 2015-07
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE FISCAL OFFICER TO ENTER INTO AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH HARRISON TOWNSHIP FOR PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR THE YEARS 2012, 2013, AND 2014, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY
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 previously negotiated the terms and conditions of the Village providing fire protection services to Harrison Township for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014; and
WHEREAS, the Village and Township are continuing to negotiate the terms and conditions for the Village providing fire protection services to Harrison Township for 2015, and in order to continue with those negotiations, the parties agree to extend the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement for years 2012, 2013, and 2014 for the first six (6) months of 2015 at a semi-annual fixed charge based on the 2014 annual fixed charge.
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 for the first six (6) months of 2015 to that portion of Harrison Township identified in an Agreement to Provide Fire Protection Services for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 (the “Agreement”) and the Amendment to the Agreement to Provide Fire Protection Services (the “Amendment”), which Agreement and Amendment are attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, and the Village shall be compensated by the Township paying a fixed semi-annual charge of $1,803.00.
Section 2. The Village shall submit an invoice to the Township for the semi-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 Amendment with Harrison Township to provide fire protection services for the consideration identified herein.
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 be retrospective in nature and take effect as of the expiration of the prior ordinance adopted by the Council of the Village of Antwerp and the Agreement for the provision of fire protection service in Harrison Township, as reflected in Ordinance No. 2011-18.
Section 8. 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 for the reason that the Village and Township must agree to the terms and conditions for the Village to provide fire protection services to the Township, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.
Passed: _____________________, 2015.
Tom Van Vlerah, Mayor
Village of Antwerp
Loretta Baker, Fiscal Officer
Village of Antwerp