Delphos Eagles Lodge 471 Trustee Bob Poling presents Kiwanis Treasurer Cindy Metzger with a check for $500. The donation from the Eagles will be used by the Kiwanis for improvements to Garfield Park.
DELPHOS — Safety Service Director Greg Berquist was given permission to apply for an Ohio Public Works Grant during a short Delphos City Council meeting on Monday.
The grant is for capital improvements to East Second Street from Douglas Street to Main Street. The estimated cost of the project is $179,000 with the city’s share, if the grant is received, at $35,800. The grant will not include engineering fees.
The resolution was passed on emergency measure due to a filing deadline of Sept. 30.
Council also passed on third reading the tax levy rates approved by the Budget Commission and county auditor’s estimated tax rates. The city has 2.70 mills inside the 10-mill limit and 4.05 mills outside the 10-mill limit.
Berquist also noted an independent investigation by the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office into allegations by local businesswoman and Up to the Challenge representative Sherri Fetzer the city stole property belonging to her organization has concluded. The report from Van Wert County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Kennedy III stated: “I have now completed my review of the report by Detective Jerry Sawmiller of the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and based on that review, I can tell you that this matter is not criminal in nature. In short, there is nothing in the report that even merits presentation to a grand jury.”
Berquist said he felt the matter had been put to rest.
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