Gregg Shivers was elected president of the Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs and Jim Friel will serve as vice president of the board. The BPA's organizational meeting was Jan. 11.

Members also decided to meet once a month on the second Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. in the Newcomerstown Water Department, 777 E. State St., Newcomerstown.

The meetings are open to the public.

Utilities Superintendent Tom Sauerbrey told the board that the annual report of water withdrawal for usage for the 2009 was 136,010,000 gallons.