By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Archbold officials are urging residents to read a flyer about the Zika virus and be prepared this summer.
The flyer was sent out with the April water bills and is posted on the village website. The flyer was part of the council packets for the May 2 meeting.
The mosquitoes that transmit the disease are currently not active in the United States, but warning have gone out to travelers, especially pregnant women who are venturing to tropical destinations.
Locally, residents are asked to monitor any container of fresh water in their yards as larvae can hatch in three to four days in a bottle cap.
For more information, visit: http://www.archbold.com/images/pdf/zika%20faqs.pdf
The council approved a second reading of an ordinance that calls for police to enforce the clearing of sidewalks from snow and ice within 48 hours after an event ends.
The council approved paying two property owners $17,000 each for 10-foot easements to build a sidewalk on their respective properties in the Woodland Oaks Second Addition.
The council awarded the bid for imprinted thermoplastic pavement markings to A & A Safety Inc., of Amelia, for $171,890. The work needs to be completed no later than July 1.
The marking will help complement the streetscape on N. Defiance Street in the central business district and promote safety.
Next Council meeting is 7 p.m. May 16.
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