Newcomerstown council committees were recently announced for the upcoming new year.
The committees will be as follows:
• Sewer, Public Works and Community Events: Jim Reed (Chair), David Shepherd, Heather Stein Wells.
• Public Safety and Relations: Randy Little (Chair), Heather Stein-Wells, Jim Friel.
• Finance and Long Range Planning: Heather Stein Wells (Chair), Jim Friel, Randy Little.
• Building, Grounds and Community Development: David Shepherd (Chair), Jim Reed, Kristie Wilkin.
• Streets, Sidewalks and Recreation: Jim Friel (Chair), David Shepherd, Kristie Wilkin.
• Legislations, Rules and Personnel: Kristie Wilkin (Chair), Jim Reed, Randy Little.
Heather Stein Wells will continue as Mayor Pro-Tem, while Kristie Wilkin will continue as Clerk Pro-Tem.
Terms will end Dec. 31, 2019 for council members Jim Reed and Kristie Wilkin and Mayor Patrick Cadle. Terms for Jim Friel, Randy Little, David Shepherd, and Heather Stein Wells will end on Dec. 31, 2021.
Items discussed during village council’s Dec. 17 regular session included:
The village is looking at estimates for the removal of structures, materials at the former Simonds/ Heller Tool property.
Winterizing was recently done at Cy Young Park pool.
Cement for the new shelter at Cy Young Park will be delayed until warmer weather in the spring.
Following a third reading, council approved ordinance 22-2018 concerning rate of pay for 2019, amending definitions.
Following a third reading, council approved ordinance 23-2018 concerning the 2019 permanent appropriations.
Following a second reading with an emergency clause, council approved ordinance 24-2018 concerning the fiscal officer transferring $615,000 from the 2019 permanent annual budget general fund to the police fund, annually.
Following a second reading with an emergency clause, council approved ordinance 25-2018 concerning the fiscal officer transferring $45,000 from the general fund to the cemetery fund, annually.
Street Department Supt. Travis Goodwill reports that an area on West State Street will be unabled to be patched until warmer weather. Drivers are advised to use caution near the area to avoid damage to their automobile/ tires.
The next council session is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Library Annex. The sessions are open to the public.