Due to the new waterline project on S. Main Street, water to the downtown will be shut off temporarily while the contractors tap into the E. Canal Line. Should be any time and they will work as fast as they can to get water back on.
The Village is asking residents for patience with the waterline replacement project that started today, 10/17/19 in the downtown area. From W. Daggett street south to E. Canal will be effected in front of the dentist office, post office and bank for the next couple of weeks while this section of old pipe is replaced by Bryan Excavating. A flagger and one lane is being instituted in this section of S. Main Street and no parking will be allowed on the west side until the project is completed.
Once this section is completed, the contractor will move to E. Canal Street starting at Erie Street, east to Water Plant Drive. To replace this section of waterline. Again flaggers and one lane traffic will be maintained during this replacement. Please use other routes around these areas if possible. Once this project is completed, all old cast iron pipe will be replaced with plastic.
The parade will be held on October 26, 2019, and begin at 2:00 p.m. Participants are to line up on Archer Drive facing the Police Department. Parade will conclude at the Fire Department where judging will start immediately following the parade. Categories include Animals, Little Treats (under 18 months), Little Treats (18 months -3 years), Pirates/Gypsys/Hobos, Cartoon/Movie/TV Characters, Disney and Storybook Characters, Monsters/Ghosts/Witches/Devils, Groups of 2 or more, and a Miscellaneous category.
The Village of Antwerp will be holding their annual trick or treat on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The parade information will follow soon.
The compost site just re-opened and violators are already dumping mulch, etc. directly on the drive way and placing branches and leaves outside of the staked area. If this continues we will have no choice but to close the site while we push the material back off the roadway. We have cameras on the site and we will review the video to see who has been dumping on the drive. We will cite you to Mayor’s Court and ban you from using the drop off site. Please respect this benefit to the Village.
ORDINANCE NO. 2019-17
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE FINAL PLAT OF THE MAUMEE LANDING SUBDIVISION – PHASE 7 (LOT 23) TO THE ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 94-17, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp approved the preliminary plat of the Maumee Landing Subdivision submitted by Olen McMichael, the developer for the Maumee Landing Subdivision. Said preliminary plat was discussed, approved and accepted by the council at its regular meeting on May 8, 2006; however, the minutes from that meeting failed to reflect council’s action on the preliminary plat. At the special meeting of the council on July 30, 2008, the council renewed its motion to accept the preliminary plat for the Maumee Landing Subdivision, which motion was passed by a unanimous vote of the council members present.
WHEREAS, Olen McMichael has submitted the final plat of the Maumee Landing Subdivision – Phase 7 (Lot 23) to the Village of Antwerp Planning Commission, as well as to the Village of Antwerp Council, as required by Ordinance No. 94-17, the Village Subdivision Ordinance.
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission recommended that the final plat for Phase 7 (Lot 23) of the Maumee Landing Subdivision and the infrastructure improvements provided thereon be accepted.
WHEREAS, the final plat has been prepared by a licensed land surveyor, and in accordance with the Subdivision Ordinance, Ordinance No. 94-17, action will be taken by the Village Council within thirty (30) days after the submission of the final plat.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:
SECTION 1. That the recommendation of the Planning Commission as to the final plat of the Maumee Landing Subdivision – Phase 7 (Lot 23) to the addition to the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio, described in Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, is hereby approved, and that the final plat of the Maumee Landing Subdivision – Phase 7 (Lot 23) is hereby accepted.
SECTION 2. That the Village’s engineer shall, upon the written request by the developer herein, inspect the construction of the streets, sewers, water mains, fire hydrants, and other infrastructure improvements identified in the plat and make a determination whether those improvements have been constructed in accordance with the specifications set forth in the approved plat and that such improvements are in good repair, which such findings shall be endorsed on the approved plat, and such endorsement shall constitute an acceptance of the improvements for public use by the Village.
SECTION 3. That all or parts of drives, roads and avenues as shown on the plat and not heretofore dedicated are hereby dedicated to public use as such, and easements shown on the plat are for the construction, operation and maintenance of all public and private utility purposes above and beneath the surface of the ground and, where necessary, are for the construction, operation and maintenance of service connections to all adjacent lots and lands and for storm water drainage, said streets identified by the developer on Exhibit A.
SECTION 4. That none of the lots as proposed on the plat be sold to any third party until all infrastructure improvements, as shown on the attached plat, have been completed and accepted by the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio.
SECTION 5. That all requirements for the final plat have been provided as set forth in Ordinance No. 94-17, including, but not limited to, a notarized certification of the owners of the adoption of the plat, the dedication of the streets and other public areas, the approval and the signature of Village officials concerned with the specifications and inspection of utility installations and improvements, and certification by the County Auditor that there are no unpaid taxes on the property involved.
SECTION 6. That the Fiscal Officer for the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, is hereby authorized to record the final plat with the Paulding County Recorder and to obtain the certification of the Paulding County Recorder that the plat has been recorded. The payment of the recording fees are the responsibility of the developer.
SECTION 7. 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 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 further reason that the final plat for Phase 7 (Lot 23) of the Maumee Landing Subdivision must be approved in order to comply with the Village’s Subdivision Ordinance 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
Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer
COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP
AUGUST 19, 2019
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: JAN REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS, KEITH WEST, AND RUDIE REEB.
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL, AND FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY. MEDIA PRESENT: PETER GREER – CRESCENT NEWS. VISITORS PRESENT: BARRY HOOK, NATHAN ZUBER AND ROY KLOPFENSTEIN
MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 15, 2019, WERE REVIEWED.
- MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JULY 15, 2019, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
THE JULY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.
- MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO APPROVE THE JULY RECONCILIATION REPORT. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
NATHAN ZUBER PRESENT TO OBSERVE. BARRY HOOK WANTED TO LET COUNCIL KNOW THAT HE DID NOT AGREE WITH THE IDEA OF LIMITING NUMBER OF CARS ON A PROPERTY DISCUSSED AT THE JULY COUNCIL MEETING. MAYOR DELONG ADVISED HIM THAT THERE WAS NO MOTION ON THE TABLE AT THIS TIME TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.
ROY KLOPFENSTEIN INFORMED COUNCIL THAT 2020 IS THE COUNTY’S BI-CENTENNIAL, AND A BI-CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED TO HELP PROMOTE THIS EVENT. THE COMMITTEE IS ASKING THE COMMUNITIES TO REMEMBER IT’S A BI-CENTENNIAL YEAR WHEN PLANNING THEIR FESTIVALS AND TO MAYBE PLAN IT AROUND THE BI-CENTENNIAL THEME: CELEBRATING PAULDING COUNTY – PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. THE KICK-OFF IS PLANNED FOR SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY. ROY ALSO WANTED TO THANK ANTWERP FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE LAND BANK AND ABILITY TO CLEAN UP SOME VACANT HOUSES. IT LOOKS GREAT. THE GOAL IS TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY LOOKING NICE IF WE WANT PEOPLE TO STAY OR COME BACK HERE. MAYOR DELONG THANKED THE COMMISSIONERS AS WELL FOR THE FUNDS THEY PROVIDED THE VILLAGE TO BE ABLE TO CLEAN UP THESE VACANT HOUSES. KLOPFENSTEIN WILL KNOW MORE TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR AS TO WHETHER MONIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN NEXT YEAR FOR THE LANDBANK. HE ALSO SAID THAT THEY HAVE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES THAT ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR HELP.
POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 107 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WITH 68 OFFENSES.
EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $4,284.91 FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, WITH A YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $38,444.15. THERE WERE 28 EMS RUNS FOR JULY. MCDOUGAL REPORTED THAT SHE STILL HAS 6 OUTSTANDING REPORTS. ASHLEY ATTENDED ICS 300 AND 400 TRAINING IN AUGUST.
FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT
FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-12: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE FISCAL OFFICER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH CRANE TOWNSHIP FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE FOR YEARS 2020, 2021, AND 2022
EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-13: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A FIRST ADDENDUM TO THE DONATION AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE ADVISORY BOARD, NORTHWESTERN OHIO DISTRICT CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE AND THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY
- MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-13. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
- MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-13. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-14: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE § 721.03, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
- MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-14. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
- MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-14. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
FIRST READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2019-09: RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR
RITA REPORT REVIEWED. THERE WAS $30,707.44 COLLECTED IN AUGUST WITH AN INCREASE OVER AUGUST OF LAST YEAR OF $2,363.40 AND AN INCREASE YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR OF $16,213.55.
S. MAIN STREET/E. CANAL STREET WATERLINE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:
A PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING WAS HELD WITH BRYAN EXCAVATING, LLC ON AUGUST 1, 2019, ON THE WATERLINE PROJECT. THE TOTAL PROJECT COST IS ESTIMATED TO BE $305,000.00, WHICH INCLUDES THE SECTION OF S. MAIN STREET WATERLINE FROM DAGGETT TO CANAL AND FROM E. CANAL AT S. ERIE TO WATERPLANT DRIVE. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT CONSTRUCTION WILL START THE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER WITH SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION SET FOR NOVEMBER 15, 2019, AND CLOSE OUT BY DECEMBER 13, 2019, WEATHER PERMITTING.
DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT PARK:
A PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING WAS HELD WITH B. HILL’Z EXCAVATING OF WAYNE, OHIO ON JULY 25, 2019, ON THE DRAINAGE PROJECT OF RIVERSIDE PARK. THE PROJECT CONTRACT IS FOR $24,590.00. 5 CATCH BASINS AND 360 FEET OF 10” STORM LINE WILL BE INSTALLED AROUND THE PLAYGROUND AND PAVILION STRUCTURES. IT IS ANTICIPATED CONSTRUCTION SHOULD START THE THIRD OR FOURTH WEEK OF AUGUST AND BE COMPLETED, WEATHER PERMITTING, BY SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.
EPA HAS SCHEDULED A WATER PLANT VISIT ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019:
THE BOWLING GREEN DISTRICT OFFICE OHIO EPA HAS NOTIFIED THIS WRITER THAT THEY WILL BE INSPECTING THE VILLAGE’S WATER SYSTEM ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019. THESE INSPECTIONS ARE NORMALLY SCHEDULED EVERY 3 TO 5 YEARS AND ENCOMPASS EVERY ASPECT OF THE OPERATION OF THE WATER SYSTEM. THE LAST VISIT IN 2016 RESULTED IN THE WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENTS THAT WERE REQUIRED BY EPA.
ONE REQUIREMENT WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WATER ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN, WHICH THE VILLAGE HAS COMPLETED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP. THIS PLAN WAS NOTED BY EPA TO BE REVIEWED DURING THEIR SEPTEMBER VISIT.
THE WATER TOWER TANK WAS INSPECTED BY NELSON TANKS OF LANSING, MICHIGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2019. THIS IS ALSO A REQUIREMENT OF EPA AND THAT REPORT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO THE VILLAGE AND EPA BEFORE THE SEPTEMBER 5th VISIT. A ROBOTIC SUBMARINE TYPE VESSEL WAS ABLE TO INSPECT THE INSIDE OF THE TANK WITHOUT REQUIRING THE TANK TO BE COMPLETELY DRAINED. PICTURES WERE TAKEN OF THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE TANK, AND IT HAS BEEN NOTED BY NELSON THAT THEIR RECOMMENDATION WILL BE THAT THE TANK BE PAINTED IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS AND THAT A FEW CORROSIVE SPOTS WERE NOTED ON THE INTERIOR OF THE TANK. UNTIL THE FORMAL REPORT IS RECEIVED, THIS WRITER IS UNSURE OF ALL RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT IT APPEARS THE TANK, PUT INTO SERVICE IN 2007, IS IN GOOD SHAPE.
BOTH THIS WRITER AND WATER OPERATOR CURTIS NESTLEROAD ARE GATHERING ALL REPORTS AND RECORDS NOTED BY OUR EPA REPRESENTATIVE THAT THEY WILL WANT TO INSPECT ON SEPTEMBER 5TH.
BUS BARN APPRAISAL WAS RECEIVED:
THE APPRAISAL ON THE BUS BARN WAS RECEIVED FROM NORTHWEST APPRAISAL COMPANY OF DEFIANCE, OHIO. THE APPRAISED VALUE WAS NOTED AS $35,000.00. SEE ABOVE ON COUNCIL DECISION OF GOING FORWARD WITH THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE SALE OF THE BUILDING. DISCUSSION ON USING THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE TO CONSTRUCT A POLE BARN TO HOUSE VILLAGE PROPERTY USED BY THE WATER AND SEWER PLANT.
ORDINANCE ON AMENDING AGREEMENT WITH NAZARENE CHURCH TO EXTEND LAND DONATION TIMELINE:
THE COMMUNITY CHURCH/ADVISORY BOARD, NORTHWESTERN OHIO DISTRICT CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE AGREES TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL 3 YEARS TO DEVELOP THE ROADWAY AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE OPTIONED LAND CURRENTLY HELD BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP. THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT CALLED FOR THE LAND DONATED TO THE VILLAGE TO BE DEVELOPED WITHIN 7 YEARS OF THE DATE OF THE LAND CONVEYANCE, WHICH WAS RECORDED ON JUNE 7, 2013. WITHOUT AN EXTENSION OF THE ORIGINAL DONATION, THE PROPERTY IS TO GO BACK TO THE CHURCH IN 2020. IN ORDER TO ACCEPT THIS ADDITIONAL 3 YEARS, AN ORDINANCE NEEDS TO BE PASSED TO ALLOW THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN AMENDED DONATION AGREEMENT (SEE ACTION ABOVE). THE ANTWERP COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION HAS BEEN WORKING TO PUT IN PLACE REQUIREMENTS TO EXTEND THE OWNERSHIP OF THIS LAND ALONG WITH AN AMENDED TIF (TAX INCREMENT FINANCING) AGREEMENT SO THEY CAN APPLY FOR FUNDING TO DEVELOP THE ROADWAY AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS (WATER AND SEWER) FOR THE OPTIONED PROPERTY. MORE DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD WITH COUNCIL ON HOW THE VILLAGE AND CIC CAN WORK TOGETHER TO GET THIS DONE AS THE CIC GETS ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS DEVELOPED.
COUNCIL MEMBER WEST ASKED WHEN THE VILLAGE WILL START THE PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY TRASH PICKUP SINCE CONTRACT ENDS THIS YEAR. HE SAYS THERE ARE SOME ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE LOOKED AT CLOSER FOR THE NEXT CONTRACT. KEERAN STATED THAT THE VILLAGE HAS A FEW RESIDENTS THAT ARE PUTTING OUT SO MUCH FOR BIG PICK UP DAY THAT SHE IS AFRAID THE VILLAGE RATES WILL GO UP BECAUSE CURRENT CONTRACTOR IS HAVING TO SEND EXTRA TRUCKS OVER FOR JUST ONE HOUSE. SHE IS HOPING LIMITATIONS CAN BE SET TO KEEP RATES LOW AND STILL BE ABLE TO SATISFY RESIDENTS. KEERAN WILL GET UTILITY COMMITTEE TOGETHER TO MEET AND START THIS PROCESS.
ROHRS ASKED WHEN THE SAFETY COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING TO DISCUSS THE SIGNAGE IN ANTWERP. SAFETY COMMITTEE WILL SET DATE SOON AND MEET.
MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $5,725.00 IN THE MONTH OF JULY WITH $4,146.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $1,520.50 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $58.50 GOING TO THE INDIGENT DRIVER’S FUND.
COUNCIL MEMBER WEST ASKED ABOUT BUMP ON SOUTH MAIN BY RAILROAD. KEERAN STATED THAT IT NEEDS TO BE DUG OUT BY A CONTRACTOR BECAUSE IT IS 15 FEET DEEP AND THAT THE VILLAGE HAS STATE HIGHWAY FUNDS TO DO THAT. SHE IS HAVING BRYAN EXCAVATING LOOK AT IT WHEN THEY COME IN TO START WATERLINE PROJECT AND IN THE MEANTIME SHE WILL PUT A BARREL ON IT. ALSO, LOOP PAVING WILL STILL BE COMING BACK TO DO PATCHING ON 49 AND ALSO WATERPLANT DRIVE SINCE THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT BEING USED ON CURRENT PROJECT ON THAT ROAD IS DONE.
COUNCIL MEMBER RISTER SAID HE HAS HEARD COMPLAINTS ON THE CHLORINE IN THE WATER AND ASKED WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF IT. KEERAN EXPLAINED THAT THE VILLAGE HAD TWO WELLS GO DOWN SO OPERATING WITH ONE WELL THAT COULD NOT PUMP AND MIX AS EFFICIENTLY AS IT SHOULD. DURING THIS TIME, THE VILLAGE NEVER WENT OVER THE CHLORINE LIMITS. THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED AND ALL THREE WELLS ARE BACK IN SERVICE. KEERAN HAS ASKED THAT ANYONE THAT SMELLS CHLORINE IN THEIR HOMES TO CALL HER SO SHE CAN SEND SOMEONE OUT TO TEST THEIR WATER.
KEERAN ALSO STATED SHE JUST RECEIVED THE LEAD TESTING RESULTS ON THE TEN LOCATIONS THAT THE VILLAGE HAD TO TEST IN TOWN AND NONE OF THEM SHOW LEAD. THE VILLAGE DOES NOT HAVE ANY LEAD LINES. IF LEAD SHOULD SHOW IN A RESIDENT’S WATER, IT WOULD BE THE RESIDENT THAT HAS LEAD PLUMBING ON THEIR PROPERTY.
COUNCIL MEMBER RISTER ALSO ASKED FOR AN UPDATE ON THE SLIPPAGE ON SHAFFER ROAD. KEERAN STATED THAT SHE IS STILL WAITING FOR AN ESTIMATE FROM THE ENGINEER’S OFFICE.
- MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 5 YEAS, 1 NAY. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED. MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:22 P.M.
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DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT PARK:
The drainage project at Riverside Park is completed and the final cost stayed within the budget. 5 catch basins and 360 feet of 10” storm line were installed around the playground and pavilion structures. The company did an excellent job and you’d never know they dug the whole place up. Just a great company to work with and they completed the job in 3 days. This should greatly improve the accessibility of the playground during the wet Spring months. Again this was accomplished with block grant funds through the Paulding County Commissioner’s Office.
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT AT THE PARK COMPLETED:
David Garmater from Troop 143 of Antwerp had approached the Village about doing his Eagle Scout project in Riverside Park. David placed a permanent picnic table and installed one of the Village’s newly purchased charcoal grills at the bottom of the stairway that leads to the river. He was able to use concrete slabs recently removed by the Antwerp Rotary from the former memorial site at the park around the table and grill. Councilperson Jan Reeb attended the dedication and the scouts initiated the grill. It is really a nice addition to the park. I would encourage everyone to use it, the scenery is beautiful in the river bottom.
MAUMEE LANDING SUBMITS THE FINAL PLAT TO THE VILLAGE FOR APPROVAL:
Oley McMichael has sold another lot in Maumee Landing and has submitted the final plat to the village. Phase 7 includes lot 23 and the planning commission members were contacted and gave their approval. An Ordinance and the final plat will be presented Monday night for approval.
EPA’S WATER PLANT VISIT ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019:
The Bowling Green District Office Ohio EPA inspected the Village’s water system on September 5, 2019.
The new improvements recently completed to the filter building and clear well was reviewed along with the high service pump building and all of the wells. She did not note any violations to myself or Curtis but will have recommendations on some upgrades that she feels we need to the high service pumps. We also agreed that next year improvements need to be made to the piping and pumps as the existing pumps have outlived their useful life.
Of course, until we receive the report of her visit we won’t know what our timeline will be to accomplish her recommendations. She did request all our documentation that she ask for to be scanned and sent to her which will require at least a day or two to accomplish. But overall, this visit was a vast improvement over the 2016 visit. She felt we had accomplished a lot and I gave credit to our operator Curtis Nestleroad and other utility workers for doing a great job running the plant.
COMPOST SITE OFFICIALLY CLOSED AND TRANSFER SITE OPENED:
The compost site has been officially closed and removed for oversite by EPA. All material has been chipped and removed from the site. New signage has been posted and as far as the general public, nothing will change on what they can bring out to the site. We would ask that residents bringing limbs and leaves out drop these materials inside of the staked area and not to leave plastic bags, cardboard or any type of garbage at the site.
The guidelines for having a transfer site is that the material must be removed from the site at least once a year. Publication of the site re-opening has been placed on the Village’s website, villageofantwerp.com, on the Village’s Facebook page and will be published in the West Bend News. We will attempt to have the site open continuously with the exception of wet weather and winter months. Again, if a winter storm has caused limbs and branches to fall, we will open to accept those. Again logs and branches over 3” in diameter will not be taken as they cannot be chipped. This site is only for the benefit of the Village of Antwerp residents as they are the ones paying for it.
FIRST READING ON LETTING BIDS FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION:
The first of three readings will be read at Monday nights meeting to start the process to continue village-wide garbage collection. An ordinance will be included in your packets. Utility committee will schedule a meeting to discuss limiting bulky waste pick-up items to be included in the next contract.