Delta Village Council Prepares for Police Department Levy, Addresses MetalX Noise Complaints

With the five-year 5 mil levy for the Delta Police Department (DPD) scheduled to expire on December 31, 2022, the Village Council is preparing to place a renewal levy on the ballot by first passing Resolution #21-10, requesting the Fulton County Auditor to certify revenues with the Auditor’s Certificate.  Council approved the First reading of the Resolution at their July 12th meeting and plan to place the renewal levy on the May 3, 2022 ballot.  Both pieces of legislation must be submitted to the Fulton County Board of Elections by February 2, 2022.

In other news involving the DPD, it has been reported that the roof of the police station is leaking and, after an inspection by G.A. Wilson Roofing of Swanton, it has been determined the roof needs a total replacement.  Wilson will be providing a quote.

In Public Comments, Delta resident Larry Bell of North Main Street addressed the Council about his concerns of what he believed to be excessive noise coming from the MetalX scrap metal recycling plant.  Mr. Bell assumed the noise level was in violation of the local ordinance.

Village Administrator Brad Peebles informed Mr. Bell that decibel readings had been taken at two locations at two different times in response to other complaints.  “The standard is typically 70 decibels at the property line.  They are within that 70-decibel range,” said Mr. Peebles.  “Based on today’s standards, I believe they comply with the industrial setting.”  In conversations with MetalX management, Mr. Peebles said they admitted there are some occasions during the processing of certain materials where higher than standard noises will occur but, on the average, they are within standard.

Regarding previous legislation, the Third and Final Reading of Ordinance 21-09, authorizing the Village Administrator to make an application and execute all required documents with the USDA for the receipt of grant/loan funds for the construction of a water tower to replace an existing and deteriorating structure was approved.

Also approved on the Third and Final Reading was Resolution 21-06, authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into an agreement with Jones & Henry Engineers LTD to complete an inundation report for Reservoir No.2 as mandated by the EPA.  Resolution 21-07, authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into an agreement with Jones & Henry Engineers LTD for service to design sanitary sewer service for areas along County Road H near State Route 109 passed as well.

The First Reading of Resolution 21-09, authorizing the Village Administrator to enter into an agreement with the State of Ohio Department of Natural (ODNR) resources for a Cooperative Fishing Agreement was approved.  This will allow the ODNR to manage the fish stock within Delta Reservoir No.2 for a period of 25 years, expiring April 30, 2046.

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