PREPPING FOR COUNCIL … Archbold Village Council members Chad Kern, Kevin Eicher and Karla Ball were busy getting their computers ready for the November 1st, 2021 village council meeting. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
During the Archbold Village council meeting held on Monday evening, November 1, 2021, council voted to approve the Agenda for the meeting and minutes for October 18 meeting as well as Bills and payroll in the amount of $2,356,633.90.
Council then went into a 30 minute Executive Session and came out with no action taken. They proceeded to approve:
•Resolution 2021-79 Accepting bids for Purchase of Chemicals for the Water and Wastewater Departments for the Year 2022. Authorizing the Administrator to contract therefore and declaring an emergency. (Suspended the rules and passed) (this is done yearly)
•Resolution 80 Accepting Change Order #2 for the Water Treatment Plant GAC Project improvements and declaring an emergency. (Suspended and passed) (Village Administrator, Donna Dettling said this big project has had many challenges, but “it it is worth doing, it is worth doing it right.”)
•Resolution 81 Accepting the Bid from Bryan Excavating, LLC Contract 4-2021 for Walnut Street Sanitary and Waterline Improvements and declaring an emergency. (Suspended and passed) (There were only two bids. This was above the engineer’s estimate but the engineer was comfortable accepting this bid.)
Dettling informed the council that the income tax receipts for October 2021 are in and overall the village is up 15.86 % from last year. Mayor Brad Grime shared correspondence that there is a new US Postal Service machine in the Toledo Area.
Dettling reminded council about the resolution they did encouraging the USPS to have the area mail go through Toledo again. Council member Chad Kern commented that he feels “it is like putting a band-aid on a broken leg.”
He also commented that they do not have enough workers already so he isn’t sure how they will use it.
The other topic discussed was a sign at the new Elevated Storage Tank. Council members were concerned that it might not be large enough for people to read it from the road.
German Township trustees had joined the meeting and Mayor Grime welcomed them for a meeting of the Police and Fire Committee after the regular meeting. Council member Kevin Eicher reminded everyone to Vote.
With no further business the meeting adjourned.
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