Archbold Approves Extra Time For Talks About Fire Apparatus & Equipment


Talks between Archbold Village and German Township over fire equipment ownership have up to 60 days to wrap up or the village will seek it elsewhere.

The village council approved a resolution Oct. 17 granting 30 additional days of talks with the township with the goal of acquiring the fire apparatus and equipment. The resolution amends Section 7 of Resolution 2016-52 which had authorized the Village Administrator and Director of Finance to expend or offset the $569,100 for the material or seek alternative sources for the equipment.

The council and township agreed to a 60-day window for talks and now the township has requested a 60-day extension. The new resolution allows 30 days, with an additional 30 days possible at the council’s discretion, “provided a good faith effort is being made by German Township officials to negotiate the sale of apparatus and equipment.”

The council also approved:

A changer order for $6,383.97 for additional quantities of imprinted thermoplastic pavement markings for Defiance Street. The change makes the final cost $178,273.97.

A change order for the East Lugbill, Myers and West Barre road project for $28,513 to cover additional quantities of materials. The final contract price is $95,354.

The council transferred $10,000 from the General Fund to the Cemetery Fund.

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