New Boston tennis courts open

By Nikki Blankenship -

The New Boston Village Council met in regular session Tuesday night when Council discussed the opening of the new tennis courts.

Councilman Dan Fetty, who has been working on getting the courts repaired and reopened for the past five years, announced that the courts were finished Friday, April 28. They opened the following Monday, when the Glenwood Tennis team used them for the first time for practice. The court was then put to use for a Southern Ohio Conference (SOC) sanctioned tennis tournament. Fetty explained that there was still some minor work to be done on the courts. They were still waiting on striping and bleachers, but all his hard work was finally coming to a close.

“It’s a beautiful transformation,” Mayor William Williams stated.

During legislative session, Council gave second reading to a number of ordinances are being updated as part of a project to update the New Boston governing legislation. All of the changes to the Village’s Codified Ordinances were minor changes involving changes in verbiage or eliminations/revisions to outdated ordinances. All changes must go three readings in order to allow for community input. The project to update the Village’s legislative document being overseen by the laws committee, headed by Councilman Mike Payton.

Council also gave second reading to a resolution making the first Saturday in June Village Community Yard Sale Day, when New Boston will hold its annual community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Before adjourning, Council passed two items on first reading, suspending the three rules and passing each as an emergency. Both were for emergency funding for the fire and service departments.

New Boston Village Council will meet again in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 15 at the New Boston Community Center located on Rhodes Ave. New Boston Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

By Nikki Blankenship

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.