WEST LAFAYETTE — This week local residents and those driving through the village of West Lafayette may notice a sign posted on the village lot on Main Street. This sign is actually a funding gauge for the planned Water Works Park. The goal is for $350,000.

According to village council member Christie Maurer, the plan is for a Water Park project to be done is phases. She said that as soon as enough money can be generated that they will begin with phase one, the walking trails. A grant application has been recently submitted. Maurer said the first donation for the project was received from AEP Ohio.

The plan for the park includes playground area and playground equipment, shade structures, restrooms, extra parking, solar lighting and a splash pad.

The planned site for park is on the north side of town near the village’s water works.

Business discussed during village council’s March 11 council session included:

• Council approved resolution 2019-10 concerning purchase order for $667.50 for previous repair of the traffic light at Main and Oak streets intersection.

• Village solicitor reported adding verbiage to a pending ordinance concerning the village purchasing water service from Coshocton. The added verbiage is regarding the village having the option to include possible annexation for new businesses that may possibly locate just outside of the village’s corporation limits in the future. This would allow the village to gain additional revenue from the business by being able to supply water and sewage service.

• A community blood drive is being planned for May 28 at the Community Center on Kirk Street, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• An Easter Egg Hunt is planned for April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burt Park.

• Yellow Flag Yard Sales are scheduled for May 3-4.

• The West Lafayette Homecoming Festival is scheduled for July 25-27. The theme for this year’s celebration is "Put Me In, Coach."

• Council is planning for a special session to have Port Authority to answer any questions that the village council members may have before the final reading is given on ordinance  2019-09 concerning the village purchase of water service from Coshocton.

The next regular council session is scheduled for March 25.