The German Township Trustees are committed to working with the village of Archbold to solve transportation issues.
That was the consensus expressed at the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting of the trustees.
Andy Brodbeck, a trustee, said he felt there was a good discussion during a Monday, Feb. 5 work session.
“I want to make sure it’s understood that we, as township trustees, definitely want to help look at whatever solutions there are to fix transportation issues,” he said.
Kenneth “Skip” Leupp, president of the trustees, said, “We’re committed to working with other entities to work on transportation issues now around the village and throughout the township.”
“I think it should be known we definitely want to help them out,” Brodbeck said.
The trustees met with Archbold Village Council and Fulton County Commissioners in the work session, which was prior to the Feb. 5 regular council meeting.
Jeff Fryman, Archbold mayor, asked the trustees and the commissioners to work with council on easing the traffic flow in and out of the west side of town.
Kevin Morton, council president, said currently, the only proposal that solves the Archbold traffic problem is a $39 million relocation of St. Rt. 66 to Co. Rd. 24.
The Fulton and Henry County commissioners recommended not building the project. The trustees withdrew their support.
Council has tabled a decision on its recommendation to the Ohio Department of Transportation of moving ahead with the relocation or choosing a “no-build” proposal.