Newsletter June-July-August 2012 by linfengfengfz


									 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-
          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
                                                                                    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
         ⇒ 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-
                           for more information.

                                                                               Patti Bates
Mary Ann Lefker
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
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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