Newcomerstown, and area residents will see street improvements. According to village street department employees, Travis Goodwill, and Chris Belt, there are multiple streets slated for repairs starting in August. The streets scheduled for crack sealing repairs are:
• Enterprise Drive
• East State from West Street to corporation limit.
• West Street from River Street to corporation limit.
• River Street south from State Street to the corporation limit.
• Canal Street from Goodrich Street ending at State Route 258.
• College Street from railroad tracks to the corporation limit.
Council approved the repairs at a cost of $24,750. The work will be completed by Cardinal Asphalt.
Council also later approved another street repair, described as mill and fill, which will be completed on North College Street. This project will also completed by Cardinal Asphalt at a cost of $9,500.
New paint striping was also approved following the crack seal repairs. The striping work will be completed by Levco Striping from Strasburg at a cost of $11,040.
Other business discussed during the June 4 regular village council session included:
• Council approved the hire of two part time dispatchers for the police department, Nicole Barker and Monique McMullen were both hired, with a six month probationary period.
• Pool manager Kristen Casteel reported the pool officially opened on Memorial Day weekend, and $3700 has been generated already.
• Council discussed revision of the weed and grass ordinance due to multiple property owners in the village that are out of compliance with weed, grass control. Several of the properties are bank owned.
• Council discussed recent meeting held for business owners on Main Street, and ideas for improving the appearance of Main Street, and looking at suggestions for additional parking. A public meeting will be open to the community on June 18 to further discuss the Main Street improvements, and parking.
• According to Mayor Pat Cadle, letters have been sent out to residents concerning trees that are in weak/poor condition and are designated to be removed (located in the curb strip that is maintained by the village). The trees have been marked with pink paint to indicate which tree is to be removed.
• Mayor Cadle announced an industry (name with held pending sale) that is interested in purchasing the former Caito Foods building. There will be a potential for 75-100 new jobs once the business relocates to Newcomerstown.
• Council discussed a new cellular tower that is being planned for installation on Park Hill pending notification of the property owners in that location.
• Paving of General Street (near Gen Corp) was discussed, and being considered.
• A yard waste recycle container for Newcomerstown is being considered, but tabled until more discussion takes place concerning the location, and how to control the container, prohibiting persons from attempting to leave other types of debris that is not appropriate for the container.
The next council session is scheduled for June 18.