Public To Get A Chance To View, Comment On SR-66 Feasibility Study In November

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Local residents will get their chance to learn about and comment on the proposed re-configuration of SR 66 around the village of Archbold.
The state and village will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Northwest State Community College to give everyone a chance to see what is being proposed and how it will impact their properties.

There will be a chance for attendees to write down complaints, criticisms and comments. While some people would prefer a speaker and audience, the open house format is preferred.

“The study is under review in draft form and will be gone over,” Dettling said. “This will be an open house, ODOT prefers it this way. It’s better for one on one.”

Each station will have a comments page and those comments will go into the draft and on the web page.

Dettling urged the council to attend a part of the event as the state needs to see the council there in “full force.”

In other actions, the council:

Selected a contractor for Woodland sidewalk improvements.

The council selected Krueger Construction to do the work. The bid was for $18,331 and the engineer’s estimate was $21,500. The village had only two bidders.

The work is to be completed by Dec. 1.

Approved transferring $500,000 from the income tax fund to the capital improvement fund.

Seeing it as a way to promote economic development, approved the formation of a Music Commission to plan, promote and implement music events.

The creation of a Music Scene came from Max Nofziger of Austin, Texas, who said it would be a way to improve downtown vitality, build the community and personal growth.

The council set aside $5,000 for the commission for 2017.

James Pruitt may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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