DELPHOS — Several roads in Delphos will be paved this summer.

City Council passed an ordinance on emergency authorizing an agreement with the Allen County Engineer’s Office to pave Canal Street from Second to Fifth Street (milling may be necessary at an additional cost of $15,400); Washington Street from Second to Fifth Street; Main Street from Cleveland Street to the railroad tracks; Annex Drive from Jefferson to Clay Street; Franklin Street from Cleveland to Suthoff Street; and Adams Street from Lima Avenue to Harmon Street.

The cost of the paving has been estimated at $98,385 and will be appropriated from the Maintenance and State Highway Funds accounts.

Safety Service Director Shane Coleman told council the citywide pavement study had been completed and the upcoming paving project will address many of the streets marked as the first to consider.

Council also saw an ordinance to purchase a 2017 Ram 5500 ambulance from Braun Industries. The city learned of a grant receipt in the amount of $100,000 earlier in the month from the Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program in the amount of $100,000 — half the purchase price of the vehicle.

The city will take delivery and pay for the ambulance in 2018.

Safety Service Director Shane Coleman reported there are only 129 meters left within the city to be converted to the automated read meters.

“We are going to have to read those manually until we can get them changed,” Coleman said, urging residents to contact the city if their meter has not been changed so the project can be wrapped up.

Coleman also noted that as of May 1, penalties for late utility payments will be back in place and the new bill adjustment policy will be in effect.

Council also approved a Memorandum of Understanding for the police contract concerning sick pay. Coleman explained that section of the contract had incorrect figures and needed to be corrected.

Council heard four requests for utility bill adjustments, including $247.84 for the business at 301 N. Main St.; $863.44 for the home at 614 E. Jackson St.; $4,274.61 for business at 1770 E. Fifth St.; and $1,037.04 for the home at 935 E. Second St. All were approved except the East Jackson Street request because the homeowner had an adjustment within the last three years.

Council passed on second reading a transfer of $220,000 from the General Fund to the ODOT Bridge Replacement Fund, the city’s portion of cost for the eventual replacement of bridges over Flat Fork Creek on First, Third and Seventh streets. The total project cost is in excess of $1,000,000, the majority funded by the State of Ohio. Construction of the bridge replacements is slated for completion in 2019.

Auditor Tom Jettinghoff asked if the measure could be passed on Monday as the fund is in the red.

Also heard on second reading was an ordinance to increase the cost of EMS transport by 4.7 percent, the transport cost varying by degree of attended service in the ambulance at either basic or at level 1 or 2 Advance Life Support, to a rate of between $680.04 to $856.49 per person per conveyance, the annual rate adjustment based on the Milliman Medical Index, a global consulting and actuary firm providing EMS transport averages.

A resolution to request funding from the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Public Recreation, for additional sidewalk construction in Stadium Park was passed on third reading.

Two entities submitted correspondence for upcoming events and the use of public property. Dr. Bonnie Jones requested the use of Leisure Park for the annual Bark for Life set June 10 this year. Jones asked the park be mowed and restrooms cleaned for the event, which has raised nearly $39,000 since its inception.

Deanne Heiing also requested the use of several city streets for the annual Organ Donor Dash set April 30 at Jefferson High School.