Longtime Newcomerstown employee Karen Sauberbrey announced at the Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs meeting Feb. 13 that she will be retiring on June 30.

Sauerbrey serves as the Utilities Office manager and has been an employee of the village for the past 32 years.

Her position will be posted internally for five days. A special Board of Public Affairs meeting has been set for Friday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. Following the meeting, interviews for those seeking the position will be held.

In other business, the board:

Discussed the refurbishment of the Scott Drive lift station. Work will not be completed by March 1 as projected. Utilities Superintendent Don Walkup is looking for parts for the facility.

Approved purchasing a shelter for the UV tank at the wastewater treatment plant. The shelter will be purchased from Lock 20 Auto, Ltd. at a cost of $2,610. The price includes delivery, installation and set-up. However, village employees will complete the concrete work.

Crane work for the oxidation ditch at the wastewater treatment plant was discussed.

The board approved having Walkup make changes to the Safe Water Protection Plan.

An audit from American Electric Power was requested because the electric bill at the wastewater treatment plant was so high.

The board discussed the second bulk filling station that will be erected at the water treatment plant. The bulk filling station will be used for trucks in the oil and gas industry, as well as the water needed for fracking.

The board will meet again in regular session on Monday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m.