Archbold, Ohio is that rarity among communities-a town where growth is based on an already thriving infrastructure.A town prepared to support further growth because it has mastered the process. A town of 4346 people which supports well over 4,000 jobs. A town which is prepared to help you succeed. In 1999, Archbold chose to become a “Community of Character.” The village, churches and businesses are working to prove that together we can promote positive character qualities in our youth and community.

The Village of Archbold is seeking proposals from individuals to move the house located at 608 S. Pleasant Street.  The Village purchased this property last year for a future road improvement project.  The house was inspected on April 16, 2020 and it’s the opinion of the inspector that the home structurally is a good candidate for moving.  Photos of the house and the inspection report may be viewed by clicking this link.

***Garage/yard sales are discouraged at this time in the Village of Archbold corporation limits.

***ARCHBOLD INCOME TAX RETURNS ARE DUE ON JULY 15, 2020.  

In The Spotlight:  Drinking Water Notice

Village of Archbold has Levels of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) above Drinking Water Standards

Our water system recently violated the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM).  Archbold has two sites for compliance testing DS201 and DS202.  The average level of TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) over the last four quarters are 0.1247 mg\L at DS201 and 0.1032 mg\L at DS202.  The standard for TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES (TTHM) IS 0.080 mg/L.

What should I do?

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply.  However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean? 

The levels detected do not pose an immediate risk to your health.  However, some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

What is being done?

In September of 2012, an anion treatment system was put online to help reduce the precursors to THM formation.  With the help of Jones & Henry Engineers, we just concluded re-evaluating the anion treatment system.  We conducted a pilot study on different types of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) along with our current resin and other resins.  The goal is to determine which material will give Archbold the best removal of precursors.

Aeration and mixing of storage facilities are also an effective way to reduce TTHM’s and was installed in our ground level storage tank and put online March 3, 2020.  In house testing of samples using a Parker Hannifin Analyzer has shown a substantial reductions of TTHM’s.

For more information, please contact Scott L. Schultz at 419-445-2506.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being shared with you by Archbold Water Department PWSID# OH2600011 Facility ID#: 2654219.

Date distributed:  5/6/2020.

ARCHBOLD LION’S CLUB COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Click HERE to be directed to the Archbold Lion’s Club Community Calendar.  It’s information from Archbold Area Organizations, churches, schools and groups!  It’s all the information you will need, easy to find, in one place!

Council Agenda

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Village Council Agenda

CIVICREADY COMMUNICATION

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ARCHBOLD COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Archbold Residents Urged to help PLAN ARCHBOLD by completing a Community Preference Survey

Community officials have started the process to update the community’s comprehensive plan, and we need your help.  We are on the second phase of comprehensive planning project that involves building upon the results of community and student surveys that over 650 residents have completed already.  The six themes that emerged from the first community survey are:

  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Connectivity
  • Community Cohesion
  • Improved Residential Opportunities
  • Neighborhood Revitalization / Property Maintenance
  • Economic Resiliency

Another, more direct “community preferences survey” was developed to help the planning team and steering committee in framing strategies and tools for each of these areas. This preference survey can be completed by going here: https://s.zoomerang.com/r/ArchboldPreferenceSurvey

What is the purpose of a Comprehensive Plan & why is it important? 

The purpose of the comprehensive plan is to create a shared vision for the community to preserve and build on its heritage while giving direction for desirable growth and development.  The entire process will take roughly one year and be ready for adoption in February 2021 or thereabouts.

The Comprehensive Plan will provide the community officials, residents and decision makers with guidance in the following areas:

*Community Services & Facilities (schools, library, etc.)
*Housing
*Economic Development and Downtown Revitalization
*Future Land Use and Zoning
*Infrastructure (water/sewer capacity, and other utilities)
*Parks, Recreation and Open Space
*Transportation and Connectivity (streets, parking, bicycle and pedestrian mobility)
*Plan Implementation (getting stuff done and holding people accountable)

There’s many ways to participate:

An interactive public process has been developed to help the community frame goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan.  Many community involvement exercises will be held throughout the process that will include steering committee meetings, round-table discussions, mapping and visioning exercises, surveys, and poll-based data collection.  While our steering committee meetings are occurring as planned, community forums will occur once social distance rules are relaxed.

For those residents that have not completed the initial community survey, there’s still time.  A link to this 17-question survey can be found here: https://s.zoomerang.com/r/ArchboldCommunitySurvey

If you have any questions concerning the planning process or on ways you can participate, please contact Village Administrator Donna Dettling by email, ddettling@archbold.com, or by phone, (419) 445-4726.  Feel free to reach out to our Planning Team lead, Glenn Grisdale at glenn.grisdale@reveille.me, or by phone, (419) 353-7372.