PORT WASHINGTON — Village council met recently and was updated by Council Member Michelle Green on the planning of the 150th year of incorporation celebration coming this fall. A tentative date of Oct. 13 from 12-4 has been discussed. Council agreed to close off the square for the event. More on this event to follow in upcoming news.

Council also took the following actions:

• Reviewed police department report for July 2018, with 14 complaints and 14 traffic stops.

• Passed Resolution 08-2018 for the amendment of 2018 appropriations

• Passed Resolutions 09-2018 and 10-2018 for the placement of the renewal cemetery levy (.6 mils) for the November Election Ballot

• Appreciation and Thanks to Bates Metal for donating - Large Jack and Come Along Equipment to the Street Department

• Was informed that the Delaware Fire Department has received $27,321 grant monies from the Ohio Worker's Compensation Grant Program for the purchase of Battery Operated Rescue Tools.

• Mayor Gardner will follow up with Playtime on the new playground equipment which has not arrived yet for installation. Equipment was ordered in April.

• Mayor Gardner informed council that the village is responsible for repairs to Main Street/Rt. 36 near the Tony Mart Station. Due to the recent heat - a bump formed in pavement on Rt. 36/Main Street. The state will be doing repairs to Rt. 36 and will contact the village concerning the expense for the repair.

• Mayor Gardner will follow up with Playtime on the new playground equipment which has not arrived yet for installation. Equipment was ordered in April.

• Heard that Mayor Gardner will meet with the Tuscarawas Cty. Library this week concerning installing a Book Box near Belden Park. This is a program sponsored by the County Library.

• Expressed gratitude to Councilmember Ed Steffek for painting a mural on the Bates Metal Building which can be seen from Main Street. Steffek donated labor and supplies for the mural.

Next meeting will be 7 p.m. August 21.