It’s spring cleaning time and the village of Newcomerstown has scheduled a community clean-up for May 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Newcomerstown Street Department garage area on north College Street (near the Fire Station).

Residents can bring old appliances, televisions, mattresses, general household items. No old tires, car batteries, or paint cans, or any type of chemicals will be accepted. Village officials said residents should not attempt to drop off any of these items, they will not be accepted, no exceptions.

The village is also planning to once again start offering composting on the third weekend of each month, from May- September. This will be an opportunity for residents to be able to dispose of grass/ weed clippings, brush, tree limbs. The composting event was very popular last year, and the village wants to be able to offer this again according to Mayor,Pat Cadle.

Items discussed at the April 15 regular village council session included:

• Electrical work, and cement will be poured within the next week for the new pavilion at Cy Young Park. The Buildings and Grounds committee is looking at possible additional electric outlets to be placed in the pavilion.

• The pool is also to be re-painted by Kurz-Kash community volunteer project in conjunction with the Tuscarawas County Day of Caring on April 26.

• New fencing, dugout walls to be replaced at the Cy Young baseball diamond.

• Bids are being taken for both the former Simonds property on Heller Drive, and the Cooley Hotel building on Canal Street. There are currently two bidders. According to a report by the Mayor, the bidder that is awarded will be awarded demolision for both sites.

• Council approved ordinance 05-2019 concerning regulating use or occupation of right -of- ways located within the village, insurance, and policies concerning those right-of-ways.

• A second reading was given for ordinance 04-2019 concerning salary increase for the Mayor, and the Village Solicitor.

• The next village council session is scheduled for May 6.