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Council Plans To Resurface Road Through Ruihley Park



Bob Seaman, village engineer, was unanimously authorized by Archbold Village Council to advertise for bids to resurface West Williams St. at its Monday night, March 16, meeting.

The resurfacing will extend from Ditto St. west through Ruihley Park to Holland St. All parking areas throughout the park, including the parking lot next to the Scout Cabin, are included. Curb and catch basin repairs and re-striping the road also are included.

The project does not include permanent speed bumps. The park uses removable, temporary speed bumps.

The street surface will be ground down before new asphalt is laid. The ground asphalt will be used at the Archbold Wastewater Treatment Plant for drives around the biosolids lagoons.

The new asphalt will be 1 1/4 inches thick.

Seaman estimated it will cost $126,000, and be completed before the Archbold Swimming Pool "gets in full swing."

The pool opens, Monday, June 1.

The engineering department has budgeted $250,000 for resurfacing projects this year.

Council also approved advertising for bids for chemicals for the water and wastewater treatment plants.

Alcoholic Permits

The village received a letter from the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control notifying officials that all permits to sell alcoholic beverages in the village expire on June 1, 2009.

Dennis Howell, village administrator, said he believes all liquor licenses expire every five years. Every permit holder must file a renewal application.

He said Martin Schmidt, Archbold police chief, has no negative recommendations.

Action by council is needed only if it wants to contest any of the license renewals.

Reports

Council approved the finance, street, police, and fire department reports.

All councilmen were present, and all votes were unanimous.

Next meeting is Monday, April 6, 7 p.m., in council chambers.- Mary Huber



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