Phase one of Richwood project on schedule


Richwood Village Council members questioned Village Administrator Monte Asher on the status of the Franklin Street project at Monday night’s meeting.
Asher said things have been going quite well. New gas lines have been installed from Beatty Avenue/North Franklin Street and down Landon Road. The weather has cooperated and crews have been busy.
Councilman Pat Morse told Asher that a resident has asked if it were possible to keep their sandstone sidewalk when the next phase begins in their area. Asher said that if the resident wanted to take out the sandstone blocks, that he was sure the contractor would approve that request. It may be another year or two before that next phase will begin.
Asher told council that crews are looking at cutting out a section of the asphalt where there are three or four potholes in one area. It would be more beneficial to cut out a section and replace it with asphalt, he said.
In other business, council:
-Heard from a representative from Colonial Insurance of opportunities to have added coverage for village employees.
-Heard a request for a property already zoned as B1 and to be changed to B2. It will go before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), who will hold a meeting this month to discuss the request.
-Was told by Asher that employee manuals need updates with regard to medical marijuana and vaping.
-Heard the Union County Law Enforcement Memorial will be held May 16 at 7 p.m. in Marysville.
-The police department will volunteer to cook hot dogs for the community Easter Egg Hunt at Richwood Park Saturday.
-Heard from Asher that new handheld MARCS radios will be ordered for officers and the old radios will be traded in.
-Was told that Safety Town was held at North Union Elementary last week.
-Was reminded that councilman Reddy Brown will assist North Union fifth grade students Friday at 10 a.m. They will be planting 10 Swamp White Oak trees in Richwood Park in celebration of Arbor Day. This will be phase one of planting trees in the park.
The next regular meeting of Richwood Council will be held on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the village administration building, located at 153 N. Franklin St. All meetings of council are open to the public.

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