Beginning Feb. 16, the village will pick up trash on Glenwood Avenue and all streets west on Monday and Thursday; and will pick up trash east of Glenwood Avenue on Tuesday and Friday.
“Our fuel is down now to almost $2 a gallon,” Hamilton said. “Picking up trash one day a week is wearing the guys out. I feel that if we give them twice a week, the second round might not be as much, but they’re going to be more apt to pick up papers and stuff around the trash cans.”
He said he hoped the additional pick-up would also help control the animals that are getting into the trash.
Hamilton also thanked the efforts of New Boston police, fire and service departments during last week’s snow and ice storm. Those thanks were echoed by Mayor James Warren and village council. During the harsh weather, the village building on Rhodes Avenue opened at 4 a.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 28) to serve as a shelter to citizens who lost power and/or heat.
In further praise, council recognized Alex Williams, a junior at Glenwood High School, in New Boston. Williams is the first student from the village to score high enough on the American Legion of Ohio’s Americanism and Government test to participate in the Legion’s annual field trip. In March he will join 17 other students from across the state traveling to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C.
The New Boston Village Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Vern Riffe Community Center on Rhodes Avenue, in New Boston. A listing of council’s meeting schedule, as well as meeting agendas and minutes, can be found on the village Web site, www.newbostonvillage.com.
RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 235.