NEWCOMERSTOWN — Mayor Pat Cadle announced the village has received a $94,000 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission when council met recently, with the funds designated for sewer lines on Adena Drive.
The mayor also reported on a meeting of a revitalization group, which is waiting on a final assessment from Heritage Ohio.
He said a bridge on Neighbor Street did not pass inspection and will be temporarily closed.
Council member David Shepherd said the buildings and grounds committee met to discuss zoning board appeals and asked that zoning information be added to the village website. Susan Little, who was on the zoning committee, will resign upon taking a position on village council, with her husband, Randy Little, suggested as a replacement on the zoning committee.
Council approved a recommendation by Scott Powell of the street/cemetery department to update rates due to rising costs. Cremation will go from $325 to $500; foundation calculation cost will be a flat fee of $180 plus 50 cents per square inch; holiday rate for interment will be an additional $600; for any weekend or weekday after 3 p.m. will be an additional $500. Travis Goodwill of the department said two road repairs due to water breaks should be repaired soon and that nine areas have been repaired on village streets.
• Tri-County Ambulance reported 227 total runs in the past month, with 70 of them in Newcomerstown.
• New committee chairs are: David Shepherd, buildings and grounds; Jay Lambes, streets; Allen Collins, finance; Susan Little, legislation; Michael Wise, public safety; and Jan Robinson, sewer and public works.
• Selling a 2001 Massey Ferguson with mower for $8,700.
• Splitting a lot on Beech Street.
• Agreement for indigent defense services with the Tuscarawas County Public Defenders Office.
• Rate of pay for 2022 for employees.
Mark Campbell, resident, said great things have been done in the village during the past year, and his wife, Susan, followed up on a request about fluoride in the water supply.
The Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce announced officer nominations for two-year terms:
Dee Stocker, Peoples Bank of Coshocton, President; Heather Stein-Wells, Silkworm and NERS, Vice President; Breianna Fechuch, Newcomerstown Public Library, Secretary; and Sue Landis, Kurz-Kasch Inc., Treasurer.
For a non-voted position, Dianne Koch, EpiCenter and WTNS, will be in charge of Public Relations.
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This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: In the News: Newcomerstown receives grant for sewer project