Archbold Approves Extra Time For Talks About Fire Apparatus & Equipment

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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.

James Pruitt may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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