2017-12-06 / Front Page

Council Approves Final Change

Archbold Village Council approved a final change order for repairs to West Street at its Monday, Dec. 4 meeting.

Donna Dettling, village administrator, said the cost of the project increased by $2,009.60, making the final contract price $78,989.60.

Bob Seaman, village engineer, said the goal of the projects was to repair failing sections of the concrete street and curbs on West Street, south of West Barre Road.

Krueger Construction was the contractor for the work, which started July 20 and was completed on Sept. 15.

Carma Grime, village planning-zoning inspector, presented her report to council.

Vaughn Bentz, a councilman, asked how many new homes were constructed in Archbold during 2017.

Work on the 11th or 12th home started Monday, she said.

Grime said there are no building lots available in the North Pointe or Quail Hollow subdivisions. There are, she said, about eight or ten random lots available around town.

“That’s less than a year’s building at the present rate,” Bentz said.

The board met in executive session for about a half hour.

Stated reason for the secret session was property matters. No action resulted when council returned to regular session.

Council reviewed the fire and emergency medical service calls answered by the Archbold-German Township Fire Department during the month of November.

Council set Thursday, Dec. 14, 5 am, as the date for a work session. Dettling said Drew Ginn and Brad Short, who were elected to council during the Nov. 7 General Election, will have a chance to “get up to speed” on their new positions.

Ed Leininger, a councilman, was absent.

The next meeting is Monday, Dec. 18, 7 pm, in council chambers.

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