Members of Archbold Village Council learned municipal income tax revenue for the month of April was up compared to last year, and that the year-to-date figure is more than 6.5% ahead of 2011.
Speaking to council at its Monday, May 7 meeting, Dennis Howell, village administrator, said receipts for the month were $332,356.76.
That figure is $55,003.98 more than was collected in April 2011. That month, the total collection was $277,352.78.
Year-to-date, the municipal tax has brought in $1,270,584.10, which is $78,170.33, or 6.55%, more than was collected during the first four months of 2011.
In reviewing the street department report, Howell praised the work of the village street department in performing repairs and maintenance on some of the village vehicles.
“Every hour they spend (working on vehicles) saves us between $20 and $30,” he said.
Jeff Fryman, councilman and chairman of the police and fire committee, said the committee received a request to eliminate on-street parking on East Williams Street.
He noted the request was received from only one person living on the street.
There was also a request for speed bumps in the alley on the west side of South Defi ance Street, between Beech and Wilson streets. Fryman said the police and engineering departments are looking into the matter.
Howell told council the spring tree planting was fairly small.
There will be few opportunities for the village to replant trees in the current Buehrer Street-Schlatter Street-Burke Street reconstruction project, due to the small sizes of village rightof way in the area.
Council also discussed trees on Victory Lane. Howell said the board decided to trim the current trees “and make them look as nice as we can.”
Howell said village offi- cials received an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency inspection report of the village wastewater treatment plant.
He noted there were a few violations, “but nothing serious.”