DELPHOS — Delphos City Council heard from citizens Monday evening concerned with the proposed Pike Run addition of 44 units of affordable housing to its existing property off Elida Road behind Superior Credit Union.

According to letter received by the city in February from Pike Run, the apartments will be designed to meet the needs of families and can be easily modified to accommodate individuals with physical limitations.

Current residents of the Senior Villas, the existing Pike Run community, and some of their family members raised concerns in two separate letters with numerous signatures of having young families, including children, disrupting and endangering the seniors at Senior Villas and also concerns about increased traffic in the Villas.

An issue with zoning has arisen and Delphos City Law Director Andy Knueve is researching zoning laws and how they apply to the proposed build. The property Pike Run will build on is currently zoned as R-1.Pike Run representatives have stated that those wait-listed for the Senior Villas will have the first opportunity to fill apartments at the new complex.

A public hearing on another zoning issue in the city will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 19. Property owners Armelda Menke and Barb Mesker on West Fifth Street at SR 66 and Donald Wallen at the dead end of West Sixth Street are seeking a rezoning from R to B2. The combined properties are the tentative site of a new Dollar General Store.

A public hearing was held Monday for the rezoning of the property at 425 E. Second St., owned by Randy D. Meyers, Westwood 1176 LLC. Myers. The property, the current location of Leland Smith Insurance, will be rezoned from R-1 to B-1-A upon the ordinance being passed by council.

Mayor Doug Mullenhour announced Jamie Mehaffie as the new safety service director. Mehaffie will take his new position on Sept. 28.

Nicole Kroeger will serve as the city’s newest code enforcement officer/police records clerk. Kroeger will perform her clerk duties from 8 a.m. to noon and code enforcement work from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To report code infractions, call 419-303-4145 or email

Hohenbrink Excavating LLC is the successful bidder for the 5th Street Water Line Project. The cost of the project is $777,296.85.

The city will seek Ohio Public Works Commission financial assistance and possibly a zero-percent loan for a First Street Water Line Project. The line has had numerous repairs, the most recent break in July. The line replacement is estimated at $200,000.

The safety service director and/or mayor was also authorized to enter into a water supply revolving loan fund agreement for the construction of an elevated water tank by Leisure Park on Ridge Road.

Residents and visitors may want to make sure they are parking correctly within the city. Delphos has begun a new parking initiative. Infractions and fines include: prohibited standing/parking area - $25; manner of parallel parking - $25; handicap parking - $250; manner of angle parking - $25; selling, washing or repairing vehicle in roadway - $25; other parking violations pursuant to sections 351.08 through 351.14 - $25. Fines are subject to doubling after 10 days of issuance. Bond may be paid at the Municipal Building on North Canal Street during normal business hours or mailed using the attached envelope to: 608 N. Canal St., Delphos OH 45833.

The next council meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Monday. A Utilities Committee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.