DELPHOS — Several roads in Delphos will be paved this summer.
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.
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.
Service Director Shane Coleman reported there are only 129 meters left
within the city to be converted to the automated read meters.
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.
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.
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
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
Auditor Tom Jettinghoff asked if the measure could be passed on Monday as the fund is in the red.
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
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
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.