Ed Flory, who farms land near Co. Rds. F and 24, asked German Township Trustees to put up farm implement warning signs on Co. Rd. 24.
He told the trustees during their Monday, Aug. 9 meeting, that after stop signs were almost all eliminated on the county road, “traffic basically flies through there.”
“They’re not slowing down,” said Andy Brodbeck, a trustee.
“They are not,” Flory said.
Flory suggested adding the signs to the back sides of other traffic signs “to give guys a little warning we’re going to be out in the fields.”
Two specific locations he mentioned were on the backs of signs near US20A and Co. Rd. D.
By locating the warning signs on existing poles, the township saves the expense of adding new poles.
Kenneth “Skip” Leupp, president of the trustees, said they had never looked at the idea because no one had proposed the idea before.
He said he would get in touch with his contact at the Ohio Department of Transportation to see if such placement is approved.
Flory also asked about a drainage problem in the 24,000 block of Co. Rd. F near the home of Derald Seiler, his father-in-law.
He complained that after a small rain, water stays in the ditch.
He asked if the trustees could look at the ditch and see if anything can be done to improve the drainage. The trustees agreed to look at the problem.
Kevin Morton, president of Archbold Village Council, attended. He asked about possible safety improvements at the intersection of St. Rt. 2 and Co. Rd. 24.
St. Rt. 2 within the village limits is known as Stryker Street.
Leupp said the answer he gets from Ohio Department of Transportation officials “over and over” is that there have not been enough fatalities at the intersection.
He called the statement “the saddest excuse” and said the explanation “does not resonate that well.”
Jason Pursel, trustee, was absent.
The next meeting is Monday, Aug. 23, 7:30 am, at the German Township building.