N.L. street upgrades nearly complete


North Lewisburg Mayor Cheryl Hollingsworth told council members Tuesday night that one of her top goals is nearly accomplished.
The mayor said that about 90 percent of the village streets have been repaved in recent years. That figure does not include state highways, which are improved at the discretion of the Ohio Department of transportation.
Hollingsworth said upgrading the village infrastructure was among her top priorities when she was elected mayor. She said streets in the village have needed improvements for more than 20 years.
Hollingsworth said the most recent work, a $441,000 grant funded project, is about 99 percent completed. The Ohio Public Works Commission Street Paving Project included work on Townsend, Winder, West Elm and Young streets, as well as Dooley Drive, Lincoln Place, Curtis Drive and a portion of South Sycamore Street.
In 2017, paving work was done on East Elm and East streets, as well as parts of South Sycamore Street, Lloyd Drive and Abbey Lane.
Village council also approved the bid of $1.39 per gallon for propane from Earhart Petroleum. Hollingsworth noted that Heritage Cooperative’s bid was within two cents of Earhart’s offer.
The mayor also noted that the rate was a 22-cents-per-gallon increase over the current year’s rate. So far in 2018, the village has spent $5,400 on propane and Hollingworth said it could cost an additional $1,000 for propane to finish out the year.
The village uses propane to heat the village municipal building, the wastewater treatment plant, a maintenance garage and to heat pumps at the village water tower.
In other business, council:
-Was reminded that beggars night will be Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. It was noted that the Triad Junior Baseball and Softball Association will host a Halloween Dance for children at the municipal building on Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m.
-Learned from Hollingsworth that leaf pick-up by village crews will begin the week of Oct. 30 and run through Nov. 30. Leaves should be placed next to the street for pick-up and no sticks, rocks or yard waste will be collected.
-Learned that the LUC Regional Planning Commission Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 15.
-Learned that the overhead door replacement project and accompanying work has been completed at the municipal building.
-Heard that the fifth annual Celebrate Life Festival hosted by Cardinal Pizza will be held in the village on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-Learned that the Eagle Scout project to install a Gaga Ball Pit at the village park has been completed. The game is a variation of dodgeball where players hit the ball with their hands and attempt to strike other players below the knee.

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