2.18.2020 Council Recap and Community Update

LEGISLATION UPDATE

ORDINANCE 02-2020 was approved. This legislation is our new annexation policy. Any property that is annexed will be zoned RR-3 which allows agricultural uses as well as residential single family homes as 1 unit per 3 acres.  

ORDINANCE 03-2020 was approved. This legislation authorizes salary adjustments for the police department as well as the funding of a new service department laborer position.

ORDINANCE 08-2020 was approved by emergency. This authorized the borrowing for a new plow truck.

ORDINANCE 09-2020 was approved by emergency. This authorized the borrowing for a salt storage building.

ORDINANCE 10-2020 was approved by emergency. This authorized the borrowing for paving of Westview Drive.

ORDINANCE 11-2020 was approved by emergency. This authorized the borrowing for a new 500,000 gallon water tower and waterline to SR 310/SR 161.

ORDINANCE 12-2020 was approved by emergency. This authorized the borrowing for a fixing the Valleyview sewer line and upgrade the Jersey Street sewer line.

ORDINANCE 13-2020 was approved by emergency. This authorized the consolidation of prior ordinances to allow for one bond issuance.

ORDINANCE 04-2020 was introduced. This would increase water service rates by 5%.

ORDINANCE 05-2020 was introduced. This would increase water debt service rates by 5%.

ORDINANCE 06-2020 was introduced. This would increase sewer service rates by 5%.

ORDINANCE 07-2020 was introduced. This would increase sewer debt service rates by 5%.

ITEMS TO NOTE:

US 62 Construction Update: Weather dependent, it looks like April 1 will begin the final 60 day road closure from Williams Street to the first entrance of the Post office. Prior to and following the closure, there will be work on the project with one lane restrictions.

S. Kasson Street, Westview Drive and S. Oregon Street will all be under construction at some point this spring/summer. We’ll post updates when the work is ready to begin.

On February 25 I’ll be presenting to the Johnstown-Monroe School Board during their work session about the creation of a joint recreation district. The meeting is in Room 102 at the high school beginning at 6:30

UPCOMING MEETINGS (all held at 599 S. Main Street)

  • Feb 24 – School Board Presentation at 6:30pm in HS Room 102
  • Feb 25 – Planning Commission at 6:30pm
  • Feb 27 – Mayors Court at 6:30pm
  • March 3 – Safety Service Committee at 5:00pm
  • March 3 – Village Council at 6:30pm
  • March 5 – Economic Development Committee at 10:00am
  • March 10 – Planning Commission at 6:30pm
  • March 12 – Mayors Court at 6:30pm
  • March 12 – Park & Rec Committee at 10am
  • March 17 – Election Day (Council Chambers)
  • March 18 – Finance Committee at 5:00pm
  • March 18 – Village Council at 6:30pm

I hope you find this information useful. Following Village Council meetings, I will be sending an update to those who sign up with their email. This is in an effort to ensure up-to-date information in all we are doing. Getting proper and accurate information to our residents and businesses is often difficult having no dedicated newspaper for our community. This effort is to reach those not on Facebook. Sign up HERE to get this email directly to your inbox. Please pass along this link or share this post. It take 30 seconds to sign up. Thank you!

Jim Lenner
Village Manager

Village of Johnstown
599 South Main Street
Johnstown, Ohio 43031

740-967-3177 (Office)
www.johnstownohio.org

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