COMPOST SITE TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY, 9/13/19

The Village of Antwerp’s drop off site for tree limbs, brush and leaves will re-open this Friday, September 13, 2019.  Please keep limbs and brush separate from vegetation and leaves in the separate piles like it has been before.  No plastic bags are to be left at the site and no construction material or everyday garbage.  The site will have stakes to outline the containment area and we would ask that you do not drop limbs and brush on the driveway.  The site is covered by live cameras and violators will be cited.  The site is for Village of Antwerp residents only.

We will keep the site open on a continual basis with the exception of wet conditions and during the winter months.  Should an ice storm bring down large amounts of limbs we will re-open to take those.

Also please note we can not take stumps, logs or any branches over 3″ in diameter as they can not be chipped.  If you have any questions on the site please contact the Village Administrator at 419-258-2371.

Ordinance 2019-14: Bus Barn Bids

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

 

WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, owns real estate located at 106 ½ Archer Drive, Antwerp, Ohio, more legally described as Lot 17 PT Block B Antwerp Village, City of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio, Parcel #12-03S-002-00, referred to herein as the “Real Estate”; and

 

WHEREAS, the Real Estate is not needed for any municipal purpose and the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio desires to offer said Real Estate for sale in the manner authorized by law; and

 

WHEREAS, this Council, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code § 721.03, desires to sell the Real Estate to the highest bidder, after advertisement once a week for five (5) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.

 

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

 

Section 1. It is hereby found that the Real Estate identified herein, currently owned by the Village of Antwerp, is not needed for any municipal purpose and that it is in the best interest of the Village that said property be sold.

 

Section 2.  The Village Administrator is hereby authorized to advertise for bids to sell the Real Estate setting a minimum bid requirement of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00).

 

Section 3.  The Fiscal Officer of the Village of Antwerp is hereby instructed and directed to cause legal notice to bidders to be published for five (5) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.

 

Section 4.  At its next regular meeting following the advertisement for bids as provided by law and public bid opening, this Council may authorize the Mayor to execute a contract for sale by a Quitclaim Deed conveying the Real Estate to the highest bidder responding fully to the advertisement for bids.  This Council may reject any and all bids found to be nonresponsive or otherwise deficient, and readvertise until the Real Estate is sold.

 

Section 5.  It is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in open meetings 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 Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 6.  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 bidding process relating to the sale of the Real Estate, 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

Ordinance 2019-13: Amend Community Church Road Right Of Way

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

WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp (“Village”) and the Advisory Board, Northwestern Ohio District Church of the Nazarene (“Church”) entered into a Donation Agreement (“Agreement”) by which the Church donated land to the Village, such land being conveyed to the Village by way of a General Warranty Deed recorded on June 7, 2013 (“Deed”), with the restriction that such donation was subject to the land being developed within seven (7) years of the date of the land conveyance; and

 

WHEREAS, the development of the land at issue has not occurred but the parties to the Agreement desire to extend the time by which such development must occur to and including June 7, 2023; and

 

WHEREAS, the Village desires to extend the time contemplated by the Agreement and set forth as a restriction in the Deed for the development of the land; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp authorizes the Mayor to enter into a First Addendum to the Agreement to allow such restriction requiring the development of the land to be extended to and including June 7, 2023.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO:

 

Section 1.  That the Village of Antwerp desires to extend the time contemplated by the Agreement and set forth as a restriction in the Deed for the development of the land at issue, and the Mayor is authorized to enter into a First Addendum to the Agreement to allow such restriction requiring the development of the land to be extended to and including June 7, 2023, which Addendum is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Section 2.  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 3.  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 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 to allow sufficient time to allow the Village to apply for funding in relation to the development of the property at issue, 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 this ______ day of _____________, 2019.

 

 

________________________________

Ray Delong, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

_______________________________

Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer

August 2019 Administrator’s Report

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

AUGUST, 2019

 

  1. 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 Water Plant 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 at 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 encompasses every aspect of the operation of the water system.  As you recall 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 had 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 out 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:

 

I received the appraisal on the bus barn from Northwest Appraisal Company of Defiance, Ohio.  The appraised value was noted as $35,000.00.  I would ask that council make a decision whether we can go forward with the advertisement for the sale of the building.  I would also like to have discussion on if we can use 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:

 

In negotiations with the Community Church/Advisory Board, Northwestern Ohio District Church of the Nazarene 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 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 entered into an amended donation agreement and also sign the General Warranty Deed.  The Antwerp Community Improvement Corporation has been working to put in place requirements to extend this ownership of this land along with an amended TIF (Tax Increment Financing) agreement so they can apply for funding to get a road and water and sewer to the optioned property.  More discussion will be held with council on the structure of how the Village and CIC can work together to get this done as the CIC gets all required documents developed.

July 2019 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

JULY 15, 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: 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 AND MIKE KNAPP

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO EXCUSE JAN REEB FROM THE COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 17, 2019, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JUNE 17, 2019, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE JUNE DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO APPROVE THE JUNE RECONCILIATION REPORT.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

BARRY HOOK AND MIKE KNAPP PRESENT TO OBSERVE.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 111 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE WITH 31 OFFENSES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $4,260.72 FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, WITH A YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $34,159.24.  THERE WERE 26 EMS RUNS FOR JUNE. MCDOUGAL REPORTED THAT SHE STILL HAS OUTSTANDING RUNS FOR WHICH SHE HAS NOT RECEIVED COMPLETED REPORTS TO SUBMIT FOR PAYMENT: ONE FOR DECEMBER, FOUR FOR JANUARY, EIGHT FOR MARCH, AND FIVE FOR APRIL.  SHE HAS NOT RECEIVED ALL OF THE MAY OR JUNE REPORTS YET.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

THIRD READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2019-06: 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 CURRENT EXPENSES, INCLUDING STREET LIGHTING EXPENSES (R.C. §§ 5705.03, 5705.19(A), 5705.191, 5705.192, and 5705.25)

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2019-06. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THIRD READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2019-07: 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 PROVIDING AND MAINTAINING FIRE APPARATUS, APPLIANCES, AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDING PUMPER/TANKER FIRE ENGINE AND FIRE GEAR FOR FIREFIGHTING PERSONNEL (R.C. §§ 5705.03, 5705.19(I), 5705.191, 5705.192, and 5705.25)

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2019-07. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2019-11: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2006-15 REGULATING THE USE OF THE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, SAID PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES CONTROLLED BY THE PARK BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-11. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2019-11. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

RITA REPORT REVIEWED.  THERE WAS $29,775.19 COLLECTED IN JULY WITH AN INCREASE OVER JULY OF LAST YEAR OF $1,353.84 AND AN INCREASE YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR OF $13,850.15.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

S. MAIN STREET/E. CANAL STREET WATERLINE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:

CONTRACTS ARE OUT TO BRYAN EXCAVATING, INC. ON THIS WATER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT.  A PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED SHORTLY AND THE PROJECT WILL GO FORWARD LATE SUMMER.

 

RIVER STREET & MAIN STREET SWEPT:

SUMMIT SWEEPING, INC. OF FORT WAYNE, INDIANA WERE IN TOWN SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2019, AND SWEPT GRIT OFF OF EAST & WEST RIVER STREET AND NORTH & SOUTH MAIN STREET.  THESE TWO STREETS WERE THE ONLY STREETS THAT GRIT WAS USED ON BY THE COUNTY AND STATE DURING WINTER MONTHS.

 

COMPOST SITE TEMPORARY CLOSED:

THE COMPOST SITE IS CLOSED.  THE SITE IS FULL AND GO GREEN HAS BEEN CONTACTED TO COME AND CHIP WHAT IS CURRENTLY AT THE SITE AND TO ALSO TAKE ALL PRIOR CHIPPED MATERIAL OFF-SITE.  ONCE THIS IS COMPLETED, EPA WILL VISIT THE SITE AND THE COMPOST SITE WILL BECOME A TRANSFER SITE, WHICH WILL REQUIRE THAT THE VILLAGE COMPLETELY REMOVE ALL MATERIAL ONCE A YEAR.  NO CHANGE WILL BE MADE THAT WILL AFFECT RESIDENTS’ ABILITY TO DROP OFF VEGETATIVE MATERIAL BUT WILL RELINQUISH THE VILLAGE FROM HAVING TO REPORT AND MAINTAIN AN EPA REGULATED SITE.  UNTIL EXISTING LIMBS AND BRANCHES CAN BE CHIPPED AND EPA HAS INSPECTED THE SITE, THE SITE WILL REMAIN CLOSED.

 

VISION BOARD QUALITY OF LIFE CAMPAIGN:

THE PAULDING COUNTY VISION BOARD IS COORDINATING A QUALITY OF LIFE CAMPAIGN TO RAISE ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO ASSIST PAULDING COUNTY COMMUNITIES IN IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE, SUCH AS RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.  THE EVENT IS PLANNED FOR TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019, AT 7 P.M. AT THE BRANCH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP HALL (FORMER KIWANIS BUILDING) AT 109 N. MAIN STREET, PAULDING, OHIO. THE ANTWERP PARK HAS SUBMITTED A PARK OBSERVATION DECK PROJECT, WHICH COULD COST OVER AND ABOVE WHAT THE PARK BUDGET CAN AFFORD.  THIS DECK WOULD BE BUILT ON THE SIDE OF THE HILL FROM THE TOP OF THE PARK TO THE CANOE LAUNCH AREA.  THIS WOULD OFFER BEAUTIFUL OUTLOOKS TO THE RIVER AND AN OBSERVATION AREA FOR CROSS COUNTRY MEETS. THE VISION BOARD WOULD LIKE EVERY COMMUNITY TO ATTEND THE EVENING PRESENTATION TO LEARN HOW THE BOARD PLANS TO RAISE THESE DOLLARS.  PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN INTEREST FROM THE WIND FARMS IN ASSISTING THIS CAMPAIGN WITH INITIAL SEED MONEY.

 

REMINDER THAT DAY IN THE PARK WILL BE AUGUST 3RD.  DRAINAGE PROJECT AT THE PARK WILL BEGIN THE FOLLOWING WEEK.  THERE WILL BE A PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING ON JULY 25TH ON THE DRAINAGE PROJECT.  A BIG OAK TREE IN THE PARK BY THE PLAYGROUND AREA WILL BE TAKEN DOWN JULY 18TH; PARK MAY BE CLOSED DURING THIS TIME.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COUNCIL MEMBER REINHART ASKED STATUS OF PROPERTIES HAVING JUNK ISSUES.  ALL PROPERTIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND TIME TO RESPOND IS BEING MONITORED WITH SOME BEING CITED INTO MAYORS COURT.  IF PROPERTIES ARE NOT TAKEN CARE OF BY DEADLINE, NEXT STEPS WILL BE PURSUED.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER ROHRS ASKED TO REVIEW WHAT VILLAGE HAS AUTHORITY OVER ON UNKEMPT PROPERTIES.  SOLICITOR FARR AND ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN WILL LOOK INTO POSSIBLE ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS FOR THE PLAN COMMISSION TO REVIEW.  IN THE MEANTIME, ROHRS WILL CONTACT OTHER VILLAGES AND GET INFORMATION ON HOW OTHER COMMUNITIES HANDLE IT.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL, SPECIFICALLY TO DISCUSS STATUS OF DISCIPLINE OF A MEMBER OF THE EMS DEPARTMENT. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:12 P.M.

 

BACK ON THE RECORD AT 6:25 p.m.  NO ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR INFORMED COUNCIL THAT RANDY SHAFFER WAS NO LONGER THE EMS COORDINATOR AS OF JUNE 21, 2019.  HE THANKED MIKE KNAPP FOR ACTING AS INTERIM EMS COORDINATOR.

 

MAYOR RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL THE APPOINTMENT OF ASHLEY MCDOUGALL AS EMS COORDINATOR EFFECTIVE JULY 16, 2019, AND SHE WOULD SERVE A SIX MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD IN THIS APPOINTED POSITION.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION OF MAYOR DELONG TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF ASHLEY MCDOUGALL AS EMS COORDINATOR EFFECTIVE JULY 16, 2019. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $4,855.00 IN THE MONTH OF JUNE WITH $3,646.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $1,162.50 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $46.50 GOING TO THE INDIGENT DRIVER’S FUND.

 

NEW BUSINESS

COUNCIL MEMBER WEST ASKED THAT THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR AND FISCAL OFFICER LOOK INTO THE FARM LEASE BECAUSE HE BELIEVES THE FIVE YEAR LEASE IS DUE TO EXPIRE.  HE ALSO ASKED ABOUT THE GARBAGE CONTRACT AND WHEN IT EXPIRES. COUNCIL MEMBER ROHRS WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME LIMITATIONS ON LARGE-TRASH COLLECTION PICK-UP DAY.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER RISTER INFORMED COUNCIL THAT HE HAS GOTTEN COMPLAINTS ON THE OLD IGA PARKING LOT BEING USED FOR STORAGE OF SEMI TRUCKS.  KEERAN LET COUNCIL KNOW THAT IT IS ZONED COMMERCIAL, WHICH ALLOWS THE TRUCKS TO PARK IN THIS LOT.  KEERAN INFORMED LESSEE THAT THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE OSWALT ENTRANCE.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:28 P.M.

 

 

 

MAYOR_________________________________________

 

FISCAL OFFICER___________________________________                             DATE________________

GRASS CLIPPINGS IN THE ROADWAY ARE A VIOLATION

It has been reported and seen by Village Personnel of grass being blown or cut into the roadway.  This is a traffic violation of the Ohio Basic Code and a danger to motorcyclists.  Please do not mow grass into the road right-of-way.  Not only is it a danger but it gets washed into catch basins and blocks the flow of rainwater.

You can be cited and issued a ticket for anything place in the road.

UPDATE TO COMPOST SITE CLOSURE

As of 8/30/19 the Compost Site at the Antwerp Sewer Plant is still closed.  All branches and leaves have been chipped and removed from the site.  The  Village is waiting for Ohio EPA to inspect the site clear of all compost to release the Village from their over-site.  Once EPA has inspected the site the Village will re-open the site for branches and vegetation again.  There will be no change in what is taken, just how it was reported and controlled by EPA.  It is anticipated it could be another 2 weeks before the Village will be allowed to re-open.  As soon as we get the OK we will post the opening on this website, the Village’s facebook page and in the West Bend News.

COMPOST SITE CLOSED FOR CHIPPING AND REMOVAL AS OF 8/22/19

As of Thursday, August 22, 2019, the Village of Antwerp’s compost site located at the Sanitary Sewer Plant is closed while the existing limbs are chipped and hauled off the site.  The Ohio EPA will be notified by come inspect the site.  After they have inspected and approved our site, a notice will be posted noting the date of re-opening.  Please have patience as the site can not have any branches or leaves on-site at the time of the inspection.  If you have any questions, please contact the Village Administrator’s Office at 419-258-2371

Ordinance 2019-11: Amend Park Rules

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-11

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2006-15 REGULATING THE USE OF THE PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, SAID PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES CONTROLLED BY THE PARK BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, passed Ordinance No. 2006-15 regulating the use of the parks and recreational facilities within the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, said parks and recreational facilities controlled by the Park Board of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, and Ordinance No. 2006-15 was passed as an emergency measure on April 10, 2006;

 

WHEREAS, the Council has been notified of on-going problems at the park, including but not limited to standing on picnic tables, throwing rocks, use of profane language, with these problems resulting in parents being contacted and not allowing children to return without adult supervision;

 

WHEREAS, the Park Board has met to address these problems and made recommendations to Council on amending the rules and regulations to address these problems; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council has determined that Ordinance No. 2006-15 needs amended to amend the park rules and regulations to specifically address the current problems and to implement the recommendations of the Park Board in that regard.

 

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

 

Section 1.  That Ordinance No. 2006-15 is amended to read as follows:

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the Village of Antwerp has determined that it is necessary to enact rules and regulations restricting the use of the Parks and Recreational Facilities controlled by the Park Board of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.

 

NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:

 

SECTION 1.  That the park located in the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, commonly known as Riverside Veterans Memorial Park located at 302 East River Street, and more particularly described as follows:

 

On the North, by the Maumee River:  On the West by Island Street:  On the South by U.S. Route 24:  On the East .33 acres owned by the State of Ohio,

 

which park will hereinafter be referred to as “Park,” will be regulated as to its use provided herein.

 

SECTION 2.  Hours of closing:  Except by special permission by the Village administrator or the Park Board in writing, no person shall be permitted to remain in the confines of the Park, Park area, or Park buildings after sunset or before sunrise.  This section shall not apply to vehicles used in the maintenance of the Village property nor to Village vehicles operating on such property by the Village employees, nor to vehicles operated on such property with the express written permission of the Village administrator or Park Board, nor to emergency or police vehicles, or persons within the Park during the prohibited hours pursuant to emergency, or police personnel or law enforcement personnel, performing their official duties.

 

SECTION 3.  Littering and dumping:  There shall be no littering or dumping allowed in the Park area.  Picnic and Recreation areas must be clean and orderly after they are used.

 

SECTION 4.  Fires:  No person shall light or maintain any fire in the Park other than in a barbecue brazier or grill or other area designated for such purpose, except upon special permission from the Village administrator, mayor or Park Board.  If special permission is granted, then all fires must be attended at all times and must be extinguished before leaving.

 

SECTION 5.  Animals:  All pets must be on a short leash and must stay in the designated pet area of the Park.  Clean up after the pet is the pet owner’s responsibility.

 

SECTION 6.  Alcohol and Drugs:  All beer, alcohol, and drugs of abuse are prohibited in the Park.  No person shall enter, be in or remain in the Park while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, narcotic, or dangerous drug.

 

SECTION 7.  Firearms and Explosives:  Firearms, fireworks, or explosives of any kind are prohibited in the Park.  No person, other than a certified peace officer or an on duty security guard, shall bring in the Park, or discharge or shoot, any firearm, air gun, slingshot, or bow and arrow.  No person shall discharge any firework or explosive in the Park unless permitted in writing from the Village administrator, mayor, or Park Board.

 

SECTION 8.  Children under twelve years old:  No parent or guardian, or any person having the custody of any child under the age of twelve (12) years of age, shall cause, permit, or allow such child to enter or visit the park unless the child is accompanied by a person of not less than sixteen (16) years of age.

 

SECTION 9.  Playground equipment:  No child over the age of thirteen (13) years of age shall be permitted on the playground equipment.

 

SECTION 10.  Vulgar / profane language:  The use of vulgar or profane language is prohibited in the Park.

 

SECTION 11.  Picnic tables:  No person shall stand on the picnic tables.

 

SECTION 12.  Whoever violates any section of this Ordinance shall be banned from the Park for a period of thirty (30) days.  Whoever commits a second violation of this Ordinance shall be cited for a minor misdemeanor and subject to any penalty allowed by Ohio Basic Code Section 10.99.  Whoever commits a third violation of this Ordinance shall be banned from the Park until the violator reaches the age of eighteen (18) years of age or if the violator is of majority age at the time of committing the third violation of this Ordinance, the person shall be banned from the Park.

 

SECTION 13.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in open meetings of the 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 14.  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 due to recent damage in the Park, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be enforced after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Section 2.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in open meetings of the 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 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 due to the on-going problems in the Park, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be enforced after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

DATED: _____________________

 

 

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Ray Delong, Mayor

Village of Antwerp

 

Attest:

 

 

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Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer