Village of Williamsburg June ~ July ~ August, 2012 Newsletter Hello to all and welcome to Spring? Summer? Winter?! I think we can all agree that we have been on quite a weather ride these past few months. With the worst of the weather hitting our neighbors we were quick to offer assistance to our friends in Moscow as they worked to recover from the devastating storm. In coordination with the Village of Moscow our public works employees rotated in to help with the cleanup while maintaining services to our community. This storm not only tested the spirit of a community but also the pre- paredness of dealing with such a tremendous blow. In an effort to insure our plans for emergencies are current and specific to our community we are working with our school and our township to update the shelter and aide plans that are available to our residents. Once these guidelines are complete I will include them in a future newsletter. Though the weather has been up and down I have to say the result has been beautiful flowers and lots of green grass earlier than usual. Along with the grass comes the need to mow and even though most of us do a pretty good job of maintain- ing our property my number one complaint by residents is that there are properties within our Village that are a mess. I agree. Though the Village has specific ordinances regarding property upkeep the process to enforce sometimes seems like a slow moving train. I can assure you the Village will do everything in its power to address issues with properties that are not main- tained. During this past year the Village grew. We not only grew in population with the new census but we also grew by the annexation of approximately 38 acres which fronts onto State Route 32 at our exit ramp. This property added to the 17 exist- ing acres already a part of our village provides ample space with unique access for future economic growth. As we watch the traffic count grow and grow along 32, and the desire of the property owners help us make Williamsburg a destination, we feel we are well positioned to market this space. The village, along with all the other local governments, is still anxiously watching the proceedings in Columbus. We have all been hit by the cuts and have had to adjust our budgets accordingly. Though the cost of doing business keeps going up we work hard to keep any increases to our residents at a minimum. It continues to be our goal to provide the best possible services to our community while living within our means. Last but not least I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jeff Weir, our school superintendent, for his dedica- tion not only to our school but to our community as well. As he leaves us to become the Superintendent of the County Office of Education we look forward to the continued collaboration between our district and the County office. During Mr. Weir’s time here in Williamsburg we have seen our school improve to a school rated Excellent by the state. It has always been said that a community is only as good as its school system. Thanks, Mr. Weir, for helping us grow! Till next time, Mary Ann Community Notes & Dates to Remember... June in Olde Williamsburgh, June American Legion Car Show at the School Dates 1, 2 & 3!. Fun for everyone! Rides, Park, Aug. 19th (rain date the 26th.) August 2oth - first day of school. games, food, crafts, fireworks, live music, car show, 5K/10K run & Village Offices closed more. Township Junk Days, June 7 & 8, May 28th and July 4th. 8AM to 8PM, June 9, 8AM to 4 PM Mammography Van coming to Village Ordinance Regarding Cats Williamsburg! The Village has an ordinance regarding the control of cats. The body of the The Mercy Health Mobile Mammog- ordinance reads as follows: raphy Van will be at the Community Building, 107 West Main Street on “No owner, keeper or harborer of any cat shall fail at any time to keep it Tuesday, September 4th from 8:30 either physically confined or restrained upon the premises of the owner, to noon. Take advantage of this con- keeper or harborer by a leash, tether, adequate fence, supervision, or secure venient service to get your annual enclosures to prevent escape, or under reasonable control of some person. mammogram, free with most insur- A violation of this ordinance shall be a minor misdemeanor and shall be ance programs. Don’t have insur- punishable by a fine of up to $100.00.” ance? They do have minimal fund- This ordinance requires the person feeding, sheltering or otherwise caring ing to provide free mammograms for the cat to maintain control of the cat, which includes keeping the animal for those without insurance. Please from roaming freely and could also mean keeping the animal in good health. call 513-686-3300 to schedule your If you have a cat, or if you are caring for a stray cat, please keep this ordi- exam. Remember, early detection makes nance in mind when doing so. all the difference. Please call the Williamsburg Police Department at 513-724-2261 with ques- 15 minutes could save your life! tions regarding this ordinance. Shelter from the Storm From the Police Depart- With the recent storms in mind, the Village of Williamsburg Safety Commit- ment: tee, along with Williamsburg Schools, has designated the old High School As summer approaches, remem- as a shelter-in-place locations during tornado warnings. In the event of an ber that the children are out of issued tornado warning only, the doors on the east side of the school off school and playing outside. Please South Broadway Street will be opened and the public can take shelter there drive with extra caution. Also, never until the warning is lifted. Note that this is for issued warnings only, not for leave a child of any age unattended tornado watches. in a vehicle in hot weather. Another reminder to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables Village Events from sight to prevent being a victim ⇒ June in Olde Williamsburgh, June 1, 2, 3 of theft. ⇒ Township Junk Days, June 7 & 8, 8AM-8PM, June 9 8AM-4PM Have a safe and enjoyable summer! ⇒ Office Closed May 28th and July 4th. Chief ⇒ American Legion Car Show at the Park, August 19th (rain date August Mike Gregory 26th). ⇒ School Dates — August 2oth—first day of school From the Administrator… As summer begins, so does activity around the Village. First, we have June in Olde Williamsburgh, June 1-3. Miracle Amuse- ments returns as this year’s carnival company. Lots of fun and ac- tivities for all ages. Come and enjoy the festivities! Questions about what services are provided by the Village? Please call the Village office at 513-724-6107, or email me at admin- firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Patti Bates 2 VILLAGE PERSONNEL MAYOR Mary Ann Lefker MEMBERS OF COUNCIL Jim Weaver, Vice-Mayor Charles Covert Dan Colonel Dr. James King Friday, June 1: Traci Schueler-Hurst 5:00 p.m. – Midnight Carnival Terri Ousley Noon – Midnight Vendors and Food Booths Open CLERK TREASURER 6:30 – Midnight Beer Garden Open Michael Murray 6:00 p.m. Parade (line up at 5:30 p.m. at High School) SOLICITOR 6:30 p.m. Main Stage: Scholarship Presentation Dexter Bastin 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. Main Stage: Acoustic Edge ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 7:00 - Midnight American Legion “Las Vegas Nights” 5th Patti Bates Village Administrator Street between BP & Collier’s Denise Wehrum Finance Manager 9:15 - Midnight Main Stage: Doc Savage Sheila Sellers Utility Clerk Saturday, June 2: Kenita Weaver Clerk of Courts 9:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk “Run for the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Funds” (providing scholarships for Wil Kyle Cribbet Asst. Maint. Cdr. liamsburg Local School students), 10K Run Jason Barger Maintenance Crew (only) for “Restore the Roar” (registration Chris Wright Maintenance Crew begins at 7:30 a.m.) Jason Layman Maintenance Crew Noon - 3:00 p.m. KidsFest at the east end of the festival area POLICE DEPARTMENT Noon – 11:00 p.m. Carnival Michael Gregory Chief of Police Noon – Midnight Vendors and Food Booths Open Randy Ruehrwein Sergeant Noon – Midnight Beer Garden Open Jon Adamson Corporal, SRO 2:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament, at Beer Booth (registration begins at 1:00 p.m.) Justin Beatty Full-time Officer 5:00-5:30 p.m. Main Stage: Williamsburg High School Full-time Officer Vacant Jazz Band 7:00 – 9:15 p.m. Main Stage: Kenny Welch Band 9:30 p.m. Main Stage: Sponsorship Presentation Village Office Hours 9:45 p.m. Fireworks (visible from festival) Administration, Utilities, and Zoning 10:00 – Midnight Main Stage: Aleatory Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Clerk of Courts Sunday, June 3: Mon. – Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Noon – 4:00 p.m. Carnival Thurs. 8:00-Noon Noon – 4:00 p.m. Vendors and Food Booths Open Public Works Department Noon – 4:00 p.m. 7th Annual Car Show (Registration begins at Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m.) The Festival Committee is happy to welcome Miracle Important Phone Numbers Administrative Offices 724-6107 Amusements again this year as our carnival provider. Public Works 724-2248 New rides and games for your family fun! Police (Non-Emergency) 724-2261 Fire Department/Life Squad 724-7744 In Case of Police or Fire Emergency - Dial 911 3 Presorted Village of Williamsburg First Class Mail U.S. Postage Paid 107 West Main Street Williamsburg, OH 45176 Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Permit No. 26 June ~ July ~ August, 2012 VILLAGE MEETING SCHEDULE Village Council - 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Community Center Planning Commission - 1st Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Community Center Parks & Recreation Committee - 1st Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Community Center Personnel Committee - 1st Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Community Center Utilities Committee - 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Community Center Economic Development Committee - 1st Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Community Center Tree Board - meets jointly with Economic Development in January, March, April, June, September and November, 2012 Facilities and Equipment - 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months at 4:30 p.m. at Community Center Records Committee, Safety Committee, Finance Committee, Tax Review Board, and Board of Zoning Appeals meet as needed, these meetings will be posted as meetings are requested.
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