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Council Discusses Use Of First Energy Aggregate Funds



Archbold Village Council decided how to allocate a $75,000 grant during its Monday, June 21, meeting.

In the May primary election, Archbold voters approved a proposal allowing the Village of Archbold to enter into an electricity supply agreement with First Energy Solutions.

Under the agreement, called an aggregation agreement, local residential and small business customers will receive a discount on the generation portion of the electricity bill, while First Energy Solutions locks in customers for the next several years.

First Energy Solutions agreed to provide the village with a $75,000 grant if the voters approved the aggregation agreement

Jim Wyse, mayor, told council the $75,000 will be split, with $50,000 going to the Archbold Community Improvement Corporation for local economic development projects.

The other $25,000 will go to the Park Board to help offset the cuts its budget has undergone due to income tax revenue being down this year.

Park Board will use the money to fund various projects, including finishing the new batting cages. New outdoor carpeting will be installed to help keep baseballs from being scuffed during practice.

Lawn Mowers

Other park projects include building a small picnic shelter at Woodland Park, and the purchase of two new lawn mowers when the village trades in the two the village owns.

Kevin Morton, councilman and park board member, said this was the time to do the trade, as the village would receive the highest possible trade-in value at this time.

Woodland Park will receive additional funds for

The park board scholarship fund, established to help families with sports program fees and pool passes, will also receive money.

Absent

Jeff Fryman, councilman, was absent from the meeting.

The next council meeting is Tuesday, July 6, due to the Independence Day holiday being celebrated on Monday, July 5.

Council will have a work session on Tuesday, July 27, 6 pm, at Stella Blue Restaurant.– Michelle Pugh



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