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Council Approves Victory Lane As Name Of Street




Archbold Village Council offi cially named the north-south street near the new Archbold Evangelical Church “Victory Lane” at the Monday night, Dec. 1, meeting.

Brad Grime, chairman of the streets and sidewalks committee, said much of the Monday night meeting was spent discussing the name of the street.

Victory Lane is a new northsouth street extending to the south from Lafayette Street, along the east side of the church site.

Victory Lane dead-ends about 300 feet south of Lafayette Street.

Finances

Council approved three resolutions involving finances.

•Transferred $600,000 from the income tax fund to the capital projects fund to pay for ongoing construction projects.

•Transferred $100,000 from the income tax fund to the street maintenance fund to pay for operations.

•Approved the transfer of a community reinvestment act tax abatement agreement.

The agreement was originally signed with the Sterling Milk Store on Dec. 3, 2001, to abate property taxes on a $222,840 remodeling of the 103 North Defiance Street store.

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said in reviewing the tax abatement agreements, it was discovered the agreement was still in the Sterling name.

The Sterling store chain was sold to Mac’s Convenience Stores, which does business under the Circle K name.

Howell said since the agreement was issued, about $2,000 has been donated to the Archbold Area School District, and $155 has been donated to Four County Career Center. The donations are part of the agreements.

Another Project

Grime said the Streets and Sidewalks Committee discussed the possibility of adding an additional capital improvement project to the list of village projects for the 2009 construction season.

He said the committee will discuss potential projects with the engineering department.

Grime also said the committee discussed a possible new development project. He said the project is in the preliminary phase, and gave no details.

Bob Seaman, village engineer, said work is progressing on the new village vehicle storage building under construction behind the municipal annex building on Lutz Road.

“The frame is up. There’s a big delivery of insulation due, so we should start seeing roof and siding going on,” he said.

Council members also discussed progress on the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center building, currently under construction in the Archbold Industrial Park. Jim Wyse, Archbold mayor, said the building is scheduled to be ready in July 2009.

Council set 6 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 30, as the date and time for a special meeting. Council schedules a final meeting at the end of the year to pass resolutions to close the books on the year.

Ed Leininger, councilman, was absent. All votes were unanimous. The next meeting of Archbold Village Council is Monday, Dec. 15, 7 pm, in council chambers. – David Pugh


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