The Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs awarded the contract to build a driveway at the new bulk water filling station at the water treatment plant.

McDonnell Excavating of Newcomerstown submitted a bid for $25,312.50 for a 750-foot length road at one-foot depth of limestone.

Three other bids were submitted and presented to the board at its meeting, May 14.

In other business, Karen Sauerbrey, office manager, officially submitted her letter of resignation for retirement purposes. Her retirement date is June 30 and her last day of work is June 29.

Sauerbrey has been employed with the village since April 1980 and started at her current position on November 1991.

The board approved paying for her five weeks of vacation and 30 days of sick time.

"It's been a pleasure working with you," Board of Public Affairs President Gregg Shivers said to Sauerbrey.

Sauerbrey's replacement is Shirley Hayes.

"She's doing a good job," Shivers said.

The board also decided to contact a property owner in regards to a water leak that is not on the village's side of the tap but rather the home owner's. However, the water is not going through the meter so the resident isn't being charged.

Utilities Superintendent Don Walkup said the village is treating and pumping that water so the customer should be concerned, if not responsible.

"It has to get fixed," Shivers said.

The board voted to contact the resident and give them 30 days to correct the problem. If they do not, the resident could face a shut-off of water.

In other business, Zemba Bros. of Zanesville was awarded the contract for the Scott Drive lift station. The work will include a rehabilitation of the pumping, pumps and electronics of the station. Work is expected to start within the month.

The board will meet again Monday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the water department.