KALIDA — Kalida’s Four Seasons Park will offer twice the fun when, in
six weeks time, playground equipment arrives for the north side of the
park along Road M. During Monday’s regular meeting of council, members
approved the order. Park maintenance will also be assisted through the
use of a donated tractor which will be insured as soon as the necessary
paperwork is completed, said council member Dick Schulte.
itself will be under construction. Some discussion ensued regarding
widening of the road, but the concensus was that this “would make it
more of a raceway than it already is. Council agreed that work should
progress as far as grinding the road down, putting in 11 inches of base
and three inches on top of that. From Road 18 to State Route 115, the
cost to the village will be $9,724 and from Road 18 to State Route 114
repairs will amount to $37, 293.75. Council member John Edelbrock
explained that Union Township will pay for half (the north side of the
road) of the latter stretch.
contract was awarded to Hohenbrink Excavating to begin work on a force
main discharge pipeline. Kalida Board of Public Affairs member Ron
Knueve said that a $125,000 grant has been obtained as well as a
matching loan to begin the project.
A more colorful addition to
village aesthetics is on display for public review for two weeks in
front of the Kalida village offices. A prototype flag is temporarily
afixed to the lampost at the corner of S. Broad and Plum Streets. It
depicts Kalida School’s mascot Wildcat. Council is considering ordering
street lamp flags with this image as well as some with seasonal
In other business, council:
• agreed to place a renewal levy for current expenses on the November ballot;
• approved pay raises for village employees retroactive to July 1;
agreed to fund $21,219.63 for a new village siren, part of which will
be paid through a grant secured by the Kalida Fire Department in the
amount of $12,365.