MAY 16, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE

CHAMBER TO COORDINATE $100,000 FACEBOOK SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Facebook New Albany Data Center, launched to help support small businesses battling through the current economic challenges. Facebook has provided the Chamber with $100,000, to be distributed as grants to local small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Chamber President and CEO Jennifer McDonald. 

The community grants will be made available to small business Chamber members located in Licking County. Small businesses, for the purposes of this program, are defined as those with 1-50 employees. The application process opens Monday, May 18; applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020. Businesses may apply directly through the Licking County Chamber of Commerce website’s – COVID 19 tab https://lickingcountychamber.com/covid19-resources/

May 19, 2020 Finance Committee Meeting Notice

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Packet
Meeting Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/846925629
Dial In +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 846-925-629

We ask that if you have general public comments or a comment on legislation to be considered, please notify the Clerk of Council by emailing your name, address and comment to tmonroe@johnstownohio.org so that we can work to accommodate.

May 19, 2020 Village Council Meeting Notice

Meeting Agenda
Meeting Packet
Meeting Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/954492173
Dial In: +1 (786) 535-3211 Access Code: 954-492-173 

We ask that if you have general public comments or a comment on legislation to be considered, please notify the Clerk of Council by emailing your name, address and comment to tmonroe@johnstownohio.org so that we can work to accommodate.

Responsible Restart Ohio

Updated #ResponsibleRestartOhio sector guidelines now available for: 
✅ Day camps
✅ Gyms, dance, fitness
✅ Pools, aquatic centers
✅ Golf, tennis, baseball/softball
➡ https://bit.ly/2SKBO6Q.

Learn more about operating requirements for sectors such as restaurants, retail and personal services here: https://bit.ly/2xKDJRG

Housing Repair and Rehab Program

The Community Housing Impact Preservation Program (CHIP) will proceed with home repair and rehab operations beginning on June 1, 2020. We will be bidding projects at that time. We are always accepting applications for repair and rehab work for those who qualify. 

Licking County Development staff administers a county-wide housing rehabilitation program utilizing State of Ohio Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) and other funds. These funds are available to low-and moderate-income homeowners to assist them with making needed repairs to their homes. This program helps to preserve existing housing stock that is considered to be affordable to low-and moderate-income persons. 

If you have interest or would like to follow up on an application, please reach out to Jillian Flowers at jflowers@lcounty.com.

Fair Housing

The Ohio Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination – in regard to housing – on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, familial status or military status. Licking County provides information and referral services in regards to landlord-tenant disputes, housing discrimination and predatory lending.
Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
Ohio Civil Rights Commission Fact Sheet

Select Book Drops to Open May 18

Book drops are opening at Downtown Newark and Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) on Mondays from 8am – 12pm and Thursdays from 2pm – 6pm beginning May 18. The book drops at the 24-Hour Kiosks located at COTC Pataskala Campus and Legacy Park Hanover will be open 24/7 starting Monday, May 18.

This is the first phase of Licking County Library’s reopening plan. In addition to book drops opening, our Librarians will be available for questions through our online Chat found on the homepage of our website. The Chat hours reflect the book drop hours: Mondays, 8am – 12pm and Thursdays 2pm – 6pm. 

Customers can contact the library through email at info@lickingcountylibrary.org or through our Facebook and Instagram accounts at anytime. 

Due dates have been extended to June 1, 2020. All locations will continue to be closed to customers coming inside. We thank you for your patience as we navigate the safest and most efficient way to reopen our services.

Bike Path Repaving to Begin Week of May 25

Due to weather delays, Shelly Co. will begin paving the bike path the week of May 25.

Kasson Street Update

Kasson Street Paving Schedule to Begin May 20th (weather permitting).

Johnstown Community Fireworks Postponed

The Village of Johnstown will not hold its traditional fireworks on Independence Day, a decision that aligns with a joint announcement by the Central Ohio Mayors and Managers Association.

On Friday, COMMA and the Franklin County Township Association recommended their member agencies cancel or postpone all large-scale, community-sponsored Fourth of July parades, festivals and fireworks displays. Public health considerations tied to COVID-19 are at the forefront of this decision.

The hope is that the Johnstown community will find other safe and creative ways to celebrate with family and friends without the dangers associated with bringing hundreds of people to one public gathering.

The Village is working closely with our community partners to consider if a celebration later in the year is feasible. 

Village of Johnstown Implements CivicReady® Mass Notification Solution

SIGN UP NOW: https://johnstownohio.regroup.com

The Village of Johnstown has partnered with CivicReady to implement its mass notification solution. Available from CivicPlus, a leader in integrated technology for local government, the CivicReady solution will allow Village staff to issue urgent notifications, emergency instructions, warnings, and routine communications to subscribed citizens via email, text message, and voicemail alert, to keep citizens safe and informed. In the event of a local emergency, citizens subscribed to CivicReady will benefit from immediate, actionable information and instructions sent via their preferred notification channel. For non-native English speaking citizens, CivicReady voice call notifications can be automatically translated into one of 20 languages, and email and text notifications can be automatically translated into one of 63 languages to maximize the effectiveness of the solution in ensuring mass awareness of potentially impactful situations.

2 thoughts on “MAY 16, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE

  1. When I click the link for the 5/19 meeting agenda, NORTON tells me that it has blocked a malicious attack from the URL. Are you sure this is the correct link? Yes, I have the agenda that was sent out Friday afternoon.

    On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 4:59 PM Johnstown Connection wrote:

    > Jim Lenner posted: ” CHAMBER TO COORDINATE $100,000 FACEBOOK SMALL > BUSINESS GRANTS The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to > announce an exciting new partnership with the Facebook New Albany Data > Center, launched to help support small businesses battling th” >

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