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Two Officers Sworn In During Council Session

Grant Schaffner, Fayette, left, takes the oath of office as a new member of the Archbold Police Department with Jeff Fryman, mayor.– photo by David Pugh

Grant Schaffner, Fayette, left, takes the oath of office as a new member of the Archbold Police Department with Jeff Fryman, mayor.– photo by David Pugh

Jeff Fryman, Archbold mayor, administered the oath of office to the two newest members of the Archbold Police Department during the Monday, Aug. 5, meeting of Archbold Village Council.

The two new officers are Grant Schaffner, Fayette, and Jared Sanchez, Defiance. Both are graduates of the Northwest State Community College Police Academy.

Council also approved mid-year appropriation adjustments.

Donna Dettling, village administrator, said the size of one adjustment is large enough that total expenditures had to be increased.

She said there are sufficient funds in a reserve account to cover the additional expense.

Sidewalks

Council also approved a bid for various sidewalk repairs.

Krueger Construction, rural Archbold, was the low bidder on the project, offering to do the work for $30,269. The Krueger Construction bid was $1,731 under the engineer’s estimate of $32,000.

There was a second bid for the job. J. Hancock & Sons, LLC, West Unity, submitted a bid of $39,500, which was $9,231 more than the Krueger bid and $7,500 more than the engineer’s estimate.

Jared Sanchez takes the oath of office as a new APD officer.– photo by David Pugh

Jared Sanchez takes the oath of office as a new APD officer.– photo by David Pugh

Dettling said the sidewalk project concentrates on repairs on the north side of the village.

Bob Seaman, village engineer, said the sidewalk project includes a curb ramp on the south side of West Lutz Road.

A new sidewalk was built on the south side of the street to the west, to extend to a newly-constructed home. But the sidewalk did not extend to the street to allow pedestrians to cross West Lutz Road.

Seaman said the sidewalk will be extended to the north, with a ramp to street level.

The sidewalk repair project must be completed by Oct. 15.

Reports

During the meeting, council reviewed the zoning permit report, the report of calls and responses for the fire and police departments, police department calls for service, and the labor and fleet report for the Street Department.

A notice was received from Ohio Gas Company concerning new rates.

Dettling said village officials received a note from a citizen praising Street Department employees for their work in cleaning up from the Tuesday evening, July 2 thunderstorms.

The storm damaged power lines, cutting power to the north side of the community, and knocked down several limbs and branches.

Street Department workers spent days running branches collected by citizens through the village wood chipper.

Brian Huffman, councilman, was absent.

The next meeting is Monday, Aug. 19, 5:30 pm, in council chambers.