Jason Martz, Superintendent of Streets
The Street Department is responsible for maintaining all existing streets within the village limits. Additionally, the department maintains alleys, village right-of-ways, and provides other services such as the collection of branches blown down by storms.
The department has many seasonal activities which range from snow removal and salting of streets in winter, to tree planting, grass mowing and mosquito control in the summer. It is also responsible for sealing street cracks, filling potholes, painting directional signals on the pavement and is a tremendous support to the Festival of Lights set-up and tear-down.
With the West Nile Virus a serious threat, here are a few tips you can do to help control the mosquito population around the house.
- Keep yards mowed
- Keep bushes trimmed
- Don’t let water stand in bird baths or unused pools.
Things that will hold water will breed mosquitos, such as bottle caps, cans and bottles, tire swings, etc. Please see the attached brochure for additional information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Jason Martz, Street Superintendent
Brush Chipping Schedule
In order to make more efficient use of labor and equipment, the Village of Archbold has gone to 2 weeks per month for brush chipping, instead of 4 times. This change took effect March 6, 2006. The schedule will be the same weeks as curbside recycling. Please view the schedule, and print for your use. Chipping will start on the north side of the railroad, and the crew will move to the south side when the north is done. The cooperation of residents in this change would be greatly appreciated.
When you stack your brush at the curb, make sure it is all running in the same direction, with the larger end of the branch toward the curb like the example in the picture.
Tree Ordinance; The village shall have the right to plant, prune, maintain and remove trees, plants and shrubs within the lines of all streets, alleys, avenues, lanes, squares and public grounds.
Every owner of any tree overhanging any street or right-of-way within the village shall prune the branches so that such branches shall not obstruct the light from any street lamp or obstruct the view of any street intersection and so that there shall be a clear space of eight feet above the surface of the street or sidewalk. The village shall have the right to prune any tree or shrub on private property when it interferes with the proper spread of light along the street from a street light or interferes with visibility of any traffic-control device or sign.
It shall be unlawful for any person to prevent, delay or interfere with the Village Tree Board, or any of its agents, while engaging in and about the planting, cultivation, mulching, pruning, spraying or removing of any street trees. It is unlawful for any person, firm, or Village Department to top any street tree, park trees or other tree on public property.
Ordinance Winter parking restrictions shall be imposed to allow the village Street Department to remove snow from all streets in the village corporation limits.
The following parking restrictions shall be enforced between November 1 and April 1:
There shall be no parking on village streets between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during periods when snowing, or when the Street Department employees are removing snow that has recently accumulated. Exemptions shall be made for the business district where on-street parking is required. All vehicles in violation of this section shall be fined $25.