Paving under way in Pomeroy

Sarah Hawley shawley@civitasmedia.com

October 16, 2013

POMEROY — Smoother roads are in the works for drivers traveling through Pomeroy.

Village Administrator Paul Hellman noted at Monday’s council meeting that paving had begun earlier that day on the areas where the sewer project had taken place.

Work began Monday on the Fisher Street/Spring Avenue area of town and continued Tuesday on Condor Street.

While black top is going down in some areas of town, work is continuing on Mulberry Avenue to finish the last portion of the project.

The tentative 2014 budget was approved, with changes to be discussed at the next finance committee meeting prior to the Oct. 28 council meeting. Clerk Sonya Wolfe noted that the village may lose a portion of the income taxes received last year due to the conclusion of construction projects and the placement of the 911 center and new Holzer ER outside of village limits. Figures on the impact of this are to also be presented at the finance committee meeting.

Parks committee chairman Phil Ohlinger gave council an update of Treat Street as well as the concert scheduled for Oct. 19 on the parking lot.

Tri County Christian Concerts will host Big Daddy Weave, Chris August and Unspoken beginning at 6 p.m.

Council approved closing Main Street during the day of the concert if event organizers feel it is needed. Those in attendance for the free event are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Council discussed the street lights which were not working throughout the village. The police department is to get the pole numbers and call them into AEP to be repaired.

Hellman also discussed with council a water pressure study conducted on areas of Rose Hill, Ohio 833, and Pomeroy Pike. The study shows decreased pressure in some of the areas, which could be helped by either a booster station or elevated tank. Hellman is to check into the cost/benefit of both options and report back to council.

Council member Vic Young asked if the village had been receiving money from the billboards placed within the village as was the original agreement. The matter will be looked into to determine the owner of the billboards and if the fees are being payed properly.

The matter of political signs within the village was also discussed. Council reminded all candidates for office who place signs in the village that a $25 fee must be paid prior to the placing of signs. The fee is returned following the removal and clean up of all signs placed by the individual. Also, signs are not to be placed along the walking path in the village.

No bids were received on the truck recently advertised by the village. Hellman will check on the best option for the village to get rid of the vehicle.