Ordinance 2018-10: Police Transfer 2 of 4

ORDINANCE NO. 2018-10

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO

TRANSFER $32,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE POLICE FUND,

 AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Village Fiscal Officer has determined that it is necessary to transfer certain funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund to provide necessary funding for the operations of the police department, and

 

WHEREAS, the Village Council must approve certain transfers pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14, and

 

WHEREAS, this is a transfer of funds pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14(E), which requires a majority vote of the Village Council to authorize transfers from the General Fund to any other fund of the Village, and

 

WHEREAS, the Village Council elects to approve the transfer of funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund with the understanding that the Village is not required to seek any other approvals as may be required for other transfers of funds under Ohio Revised Code Sections 5705.15 and 5705.16.

 

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

 

Section 1.  The Village Fiscal Officer is hereby authorized to transfer the sum of Thirty-Two Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($32,000.00) from the General Fund to the Police Fund.

 

Section 2.  The transfer of these funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund is necessary for the operation of the police department of the Village of Antwerp.

 

Section 3.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 4.  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 further reason that the Village is in immediate need of funds for the operation of the police department necessary for the well being of the residents 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.

 

Date ________________

_____________________________________________

Ray DeLong,

Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

Attest:

 

__________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

 

June 2018 Administrator’s Report

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

JUNE, 2018

 

WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BID OPENING:

 

The planned improvements  at the water plant has been re-bid with one base bid received. R. G. Zachrich Construction , Inc. from Defiance bid $205,672.00.   A resolution to award the bid will be presented tonight. This bid is within 10% of the estimate of $190,000.00.   The improvements include replacing the filter media, re-piping and cleaning of the clear well.  This should result in better water quality.  As the village only received $175, 450.00 from OPWC for this project, the Village is applying to the Ohio Water Development Agency for an additional $67,689.00.  This will be a loan for 30 years at approximately 3% interest, could be lower.  A resolution allowing the Mayor to submit this application for funding is on the agenda for Monday night.  The project must be completed by December 31, 2018 and the project improvements must be made according to EPA.

 

RECORDS & ARCHIVES COMMITTEE MET:

 

The records and archives committee met to discuss the purchase of a recorder to record council meetings.  The committee agreed that after review of the current public records policy that any recordings of council meetings requested by the public could be supplied either by:  1) sent in an e-mail at no charge or download it onto a CD for a cost of $1.00.  Since these guidelines are already in the village’s public records policy no change will be required to our policy.

 

An Olympus voice recorder will be purchased by the village at an approximate cost of $84.56.  The committee approved this purchase and this writer informed the fiscal officer to go ahead and get it ordered.  The fiscal officer will be in charge of operating the recorder during council meetings and will take any request from the public for a copy of the recording.  The village has a form for the public requesting any type of public record which needs to be filled out and submitted to the Village before a record request is filled.

 

NEW MULCH INSTALLED AT PLAYGROUND:

 

75 yards of playground approved wood carpet mulch was delivered and spread by the utility department.  This writer applied to our insurance company, Public Entities Pool for a $500.00 grant to help offset the cost of this mulch and we were approved.  We should receive a check before the end of July.  This grant program enables their insured customers to apply for up to $500.00 towards any type of safety equipment or material.

 

MEETING WITH EPA ON CAPABILITY ASSURANCE ASSESSMENT HELD:

 

On June 14, 2018 representatives from the Northwest District Office of the Environmental Protection Agency met with the undersigned, fiscal officer Aimee Lichty, Mayor Ray Delong, Water Operator Curtis Nestleroad, Tom Borck and Sid Hoover from Poggemeyer to review every aspect of the operation of the village’s water system.  Since the water sanitary visit in 2016 the village has been addressing shortfalls with the aging system and replacing and instituting new operation standards as required by EPA.  Additionally as the village just applied to EPA for financial assistance to complete a state legislated asset management plan, this review was required.  The following areas were reviewed:

*Organization

*Source Water Protection Plan

*System Distribution Map

*Backflow Prevention Program Documentation

*Water Audit Records/Report

*Operation and Maintenance Plan

*Contingency Plan

*Asset Management Plan (This Plan is currently in Process/must be completed by 10/1/18)

*Asset Inventory

*Budget for Water Fund

*Capital Improvement Plan

*Water Fund Projects

*Water Rate Ordinances

*Procedures or Policy Manual on Operating/Servicing Customer Accounts

*Statement of Revenues & Expenditures Water Enterprise Fund

 

The Village is in excellent standing on all of these issues and all documentation was provided to EPA that they requested.  The water improvements currently planned for this summer is an integral part of our compliance with EPA.  The undertaking of the asset management plan will be labor intensive and will require engineered cost estimates for potential plant and equipment replacement which is the ultimate goal of the plan to ensure that communities are anticipating both major and minor repair and replacement of the water systems.

 

COMPLAINTS ON EMPTY HOUSES ON MERVIN:

 

I was contacted by residents on Mervin concerning two property owned by Fritz Ehrhart, 104 and 107 Mervin.  Both these properties are vacant and in disrepair.  The resident stated that ground hogs and raccoons have been seen going in and out of these properties and she is concerned that these unkept properties are causing a safety and health issue.  I and the Mayor have tried to speak to Fritz about the condition of these homes to no avail.  I had suggested that the 104 Mervin home be submitted to the Paulding County Land Bank for demolition, but Fritz would not sign the property over.  The village does have an ordinance to declare a property deplorable, but the end result is in demolition.  If the property owner doesn’t correct the unsafe or insecure conditions, the Chief of Police shall give written notice by certified mail, to the legal owners of the dwelling directing them to affect the repairs necessary within 30 days of the receipt of the notice. There is an appeal process if the owner disagrees with the determination of unsafe or insecure of his building.  If no appeal is filed within the 30 days and council affirms the findings of the Chief of Police that the building is a public nuisance, council can order the Village Administrator to advertise for bids for the demolition and removal of the building and/or swelling (demolition cost not to exceed $25,000).  If the owner appeals in the proper state court, then all proceedings shall be stayed pending final determination by the court or appellate courts.

 

The cost connected with the demolition and removal shall be paid by the owner of the premises within 90 days after demolition.  If not paid in 90 days the fiscal Officer of the Village of Antwerp shall certify to the Auditor of Paulding County, Ohio the total costs of such demolition or removal and place the costs on the tax list and duplicate of the property, etc.

 

These two properties have not been declared by the Chief of Police to be unsafe or insecure as of this date, but I’m sure they will meet this definition.  I am requesting of council for direction on how to proceed on these two dwellings as all contact with the owner have failed.

 

PAULDING COUNTY LAND BANK HAS ACQUIRED 2 PROPERTIES IN ANTWERP:

 

This writer submitted 2 properties in Antwerp, the Snyder property at 112-114 E. Woodcox and the Miller property located at 109 E. Daggett to the County Commissioners to be considered for their land bank.  Both property owners did sign these properties  over to the county and they will proceed in having the structures demolished.

June 2018 Special Meeting Minutes

SPECIAL MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

JUNE 13, 2018

 

THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS, KEITH WEST, AND JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY AND ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN.

 

 

SECOND READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2018-03: A RESOLUTION TO PROCEED WITH SUBMISSION OF THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A TAX THAT IS A RENEWAL OF AN EXISTING LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE TEN-MILL LIMITATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF POLICE PROTECTION (R.C. §§ 5705.03, 5705.19(J), 5705.191, 5705.192, and 5705.25)

 

 

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY KEITH WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:31 P.M.

 

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

FISCAL OFFICER____________________                               DATE_________________________

May 2018 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

MAY 21, 2018

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS, KEITH WEST, AND JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL, AND CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS.  ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN WAS ABSENT.  MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE OF THE PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER OF THE CRESCENT NEWS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD APRIL 16, 2018, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE APRIL 16, 2018, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE APRIL DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE APRIL RECONCILIATION REPORT.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 134 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL WITH 32 OFFENSES. CLEMENS INFORMED COUNCIL THE NEW GOLF CART HAS ARRIVED.  ALSO, MATTHEW CLUM HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE POLICE FORCE.  DISCUSSION ON SAVING MONEY FOR PURCHASE OF NEW POLICE CRUISER, WHICH IS AN ANTICIPATED EXPENSE IN FOUR YEARS.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $6,204.40 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL AND YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $30,596.64 WITH $5,250.00 OF THAT TRANSFERRED TO THE EMS VEHICLE REPLACEMENT FUND.  SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 22 EMS RUNS FOR APRIL WITH A TOTAL OF 91 EMS RUNS FOR 2018.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2012-27 TO DESIGNATE EAST WOODCOX STREET AS A TWO-WAY STREET EXCEPT DURING THE DAY IN THE PARK FESTIVAL IN WHICH EAST WOODCOX STREET SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS A ONE-WAY STREET

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2018-03: A RESOLUTION TO PROCEED WITH SUBMISSION OF THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A TAX THAT IS A RENEWAL OF AN EXISTING LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE TEN-MILL LIMITATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF POLICE PROTECTION (R.C. §§ 5705.03, 5705.19(J), 5705.191, 5705.192, and 5705.25)

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2018-09: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 112.03 OF THE OHIO BASIC CODE ON THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR LICENSES REQUIRED UNDER CHAPTER 112 OF THE OHIO BASIC CODE

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2018-04: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO NATUREWORKS GRANT PROGRAM, FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE RIVERSIDE VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND DECLARING IT TO BE AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2018-04. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2018-04. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY NOTIFIED COUNCIL THAT THE VILLAGE RECEIVED AN INVOICE FROM PEP FOR RENEWAL OF PROPERTY AND GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP.  THE COST OF $3 MILLION COVERAGE FOR ONE YEAR IS $29,974.00.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF $29,974.00 FOR PEP INVOICE. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

LICHTY ALSO NOTIFIED COUNCIL THAT OML HAS DECIDED TO CHANGE FROM COMPMANAGEMENT TO CAREWORKS AS THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR (TPA) FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND THE GROUP RATING PROGRAM FOR WHICH THE VILLAGE RECEIVES A DISCOUNT.  THERE IS ALSO AN OPEN ENROLLMENT ON THE VILLAGE’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION (MCO, WHICH MEDICALLY MANAGES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS FOR INJURED EMPLOYEES)  FOR THE MONTH OF MAY.  FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY IS RECOMMENDING THAT THE VILLAGE CHANGE TO CAREWORKS AS THE VILLAGE’S TPA AND MCO FOR WORKERS’  COMPENSATION.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO APPROVE THE VILLAGE CHANGING ITS THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION TO CAREWORKS. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE VILLAGE CHANGING ITS MCO FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION TO CAREWORKS. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

COUNCILMEN RISTER SPOKE WITH FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY AND SUGGESTED THAT THE COUNCIL START AUDIO RECORDING THE COUNCIL MEETINGS.  LICHTY GOT A QUOTE FOR A RECORDING DEVICE WHICH WOULD COST APPROXIMATELY $90.00 AND ALL MEETINGS COULD BE SAVED DIGITALLY TO FISCAL OFFICER’S COMPUTER.  IF A COPY SHOULD BE REQUESTED, LICHTY WOULD BE ABLE TO BURN TO CD OR SAVE TO FLASH DRIVE.  THE RECORDS AND ARCHIVES COMMITTEE WILL MEET TO DISCUSS AUDIO TAPING COUNCIL MEETINGS,  THE PROPOSED RETENTION SCHEDULE FOR AUDIO FILES, AND A PROPOSED POLICY ON PRODUCING COPIES OF AUDIO FILES AS PUBLIC RECORDS.

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN WAS ABSENT FROM MEETING.  MAYOR DELONG REVIEWED REPORT WITH COUNCIL.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MET ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ISSUE LICENSES TO PEDDLERS, ITINERANT MERCHANTS, AND SOLICITORS.  A FIRST READING WAS MADE AT THE MEETING OF THE PROPOSED AMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR PEDDLERS, ITINERANT MERCHANTS, AND SOLICITORS TO OBTAIN A LICENSE UNDER CHAPTER 112 OF THE OHIO BASIC CODE.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE MET ON THE PROPOSAL OF THE VILLAGE TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER.  SEE MAYOR’S REPORT.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $2,935.00 IN THE MONTH OF APRIL WITH $3,163.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $1,004.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $39.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

 

MAYOR INFORMED COUNCIL THAT THE SCHOOL CHOSE THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER STARTING IN THE 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR.  THE MAYOR COMMENDED CHIEF CLEMENS FOR ALL THE TIME AND EFFORT HE PUT IN HIS PROPOSAL.

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

MIKE ROHRS ASKED THAT UTILITY COMMITTEE MEET AND DISCUSS THE BULK WATER SALES OF FILTERED WATER.  ROHRS FEELS THAT WATER TRUCKS SHOULD NOT BE ON WATERPLANT DRIVE DUE TO WEIGHT OF TRUCKS.  ONLY TOWN EMPLOYEES AND FIREMAN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO OPEN THE HYDRANTS.  UTILITY COMMITTEE WILL SCHEDULE A MEETING TO DISCUSS AND PROVIDE AN UPDATE AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING.

 

DISCUSSION ON HOLE IN NEIGHBORING LOT NEXT TO TOWN HALL.  MAYOR WILL DISCUSS WITH PROPERTY OWNER.

 

DISCUSSION ON REPORT OF PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR FROM EARLIER IN THE YEAR.  A REQUEST WILL BE MADE TO HAVE JERRY ZIELKE PROVIDE A RESPONSE TO WHETHER ANY OF THE PROJECTS DISCUSSED ARE MOVING FORWARD.

 

WEST REQUESTED THAT CHIEF CLEMENS AND ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN PROVIDE A REPORT AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WITH MILEAGE ON ALL VILLAGE VEHICLES AND CONDITION OF EACH VEHICLE.

 

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:42 P.M.

 

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

FISCAL OFFICER____________________                               DATE_________________________

May 2018 Administrator’s Report

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

MAY, 2018

 

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S  ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM:

 

The application for funding from ODOT for sidewalks on S. Erie has been submitted before the May 18th deadline.  The village should hear in late summer if our application is chosen for funding.  If funded this will be a summer of 2019 project.

 

PAULDING COUNTY VISION BOARD WILL PRESENT THE DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ON MAY 22, 2018:

 

The Paulding County Vision Board will present an overview of the county-wide comprehensive plan on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the County Extension Building.  Antwerp has been an active participant in the development of the plan and our potential projects and goals will be presented by the undersigned at this program.  All council members are encouraged to attend and the public is also invited.  It is anticipated this presentation will last approximately one hour.  The Event Program agenda is as follows:

 

7:00 p.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks

7:05 p.m.         Goal & Project Presentations by Villages and Townships

7:30 p.m.         Information on How the Vision Board Plans to Secure Funding

7:45 p.m.         Questions and Discussion Period

8:00 p.m.         Closing Remarks

 

ODNR NATUREWORKS APPLICATION FOR PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS AT RIVERSIDE PARK:

 

The Village has the opportunity to submit for funding through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources a grant application due June 1, 2018 for pavement improvements and to develop additional parking spaces at Riverside Park.  The application proposes to pave and development handicap parking at the Veteran’s Memorial site in the park, develop paved parking along E. Woodcox Street portion along the north side of the shelters houses and to develop 3 parking spaces on the East end of the park near the road to the kayak/canoe launch.  The entire roadway that runs along the river will be resurfaced.  The anticipated cost of this project is $69,957.00.  The amount of grant money we would be eligible for would be $52,456.00 leaving a balance for the village to pay of $17,501.00.  This program is a 75%-25%  matching grant program.  We would submit by June 1, 2018 and should hear in the fall if we are funded.  The actual construction would occur in 2019.  A resolution authorizing the submission of this application will be presented Monday night.   With the increased traffic in the park and with more use anticipated in the park due to the dedication of the Maumee River as a State Water Trail, it is imperative that pavement improvement along with additional parking be addressed to accommodate more visitors to the park and ultimately businesses in the village.

 

WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SET FOR BID OPENING:

 

The planned improvements at the water plant has been re-bid with a bid opening scheduled for next Thursday, May 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the Depot.  The first bid we only had one company submit a bid which was over the 10% allowable.  The improvements include replacing the filter media, repiping and cleaning of the clear well.  This should result in better water quality.

 

MAUMEE RIVER WATER TRAIL DEDICATED:

 

The Department of Natural Resources decided the Maumee River as a official water trail.  A dedication ceremony was held at Farnsworth Park in Waterville this week.  Antwerp’s canoe and kayak launch is noted on the water trail map and should bring additional visitors to Riverside Park.  I have provided a map for each council member.  The Toledo Metroparks provided the printing at no charge to the stops along the trail.  ODNR provided the funding for signage along the trail.  The Paulding County Engineer has supplied the posts and labor to install the signage.  The trail runs from Toledo to the Indiana border.

 

RIBFEST SET FOR JUNE 2, 2018:

 

The 9th annual ribfest will take place on June 2, 2018.  I have attached a flyer so you will know all activities that are scheduled.

 

MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN THE VILLAGE WILL START IN JUNE:

 

The Village will start spraying for mosquito the first week of June.  Normally spraying will occur on Thursday evenings depending on weather conditions.  If it is raining or windy, another day will be chosen.   We will be taking our sprayer to be calibrated next week to ensure that the correct mix is being applied.   The village uses Duet which is a non-hazardous, class 60 agricultural insecticide.  The village has on file the MSDS sheet on Duet in the Village Administrator’s Office at the depot.  If any resident has issues with the spraying in their neighborhood, they should contact the Administrator at 419-258-2371 during regular office hours.

 

ANTWERP SCHOOL’S DAY OF SERVICE:

 

The Village would like to thank Antwerp School for allowing it’s students to work in the downtown area on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  The students mulched the landscape area at Greenway Park, assisted ACDC in cleaning out the flower containers in the downtown, picked up litter and did general clean up.