June 15 meeting
KEY ACTION Law Director Richard Fox was authorized to draw up an ordinance accepting a contract with Red Malcuit Inc. to make extensive repairs to Maple Avenue NW.
Discussion: Village Administrator Ron Lambert made the recommendation for Malcuit’s to be awarded the job at a cost of $285,653. Malcuit submitted the lowest and most responsible bid. Work to be done includes new waterlines, curbs, paving and correcting other draining issues.
• Heard applications are being accepted for crossing guards and substitute crossing guards. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. July 19. The position pays $11.64 per hour. Applications are available at the website villageofstrasburg.org.
• Heard village council met in the new village hall at 224 N. Bodmer Ave. The utilities and village offices will be moved later this month. The police department and library will remain at the current site at 358 Fifth Street SW.
• Gave approval to Mike Chambers of Home Serve to send letters explaining to residents about a warranty program for protection for waterlines, sewer lines and plumbing. It is optional and those participating would be billed individually.
• Passed an ordinance employing firefighters Ross Gardner, Karla Gardner, Melissa Stout, Brittany Joki and Andy Slemmer. Stout and Slemmer are emergency medical technicians and Joki is a paramedic.
• Held two public hearings with the board of zoning appeals for an amendment to the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) allowing R&S Truck Caps to join the JEDD, which was approved by council.
• Issued a permit to I.M. Services LLC, owner Ivan Mast, to construct a uniform and drive-thru business at 1005 N. Wooster Ave.
• Heard from officials of the Strasburg Soccer Club that 45 youths have registered for the intramural sport. The matches will begin in the fall. There will be 10 to 12 co-ed teams of ages 12 and younger and 8 and younger. The league has acquired insurance. Soccer officials said they need an additional field for the smaller players. There is room at the park to make a second field.
• Heard a definite date has not been determined for the paving project on Routes 21/250 through the village.
• Council took action to accept a cost of $117,000 for playground equipment at Franklin Park. The old equipment will be removed.
FOR YOUR INFO
• The American Legion will host a chicken barbecue at 10 a.m. until sold out July 11 at 707 S. Wooster Ave., the Malcuit’s parking lot. Cost is $8 for half a chicken and French fries.
• There will be no Corn Fest in 2021. Restrictions for festivals were not released early enough, making it impossible to plan a festival. Plans are to resume the Corn Fest in 2022.
• The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition and Addiction Task Force will be sponsoring another Project Hope campaign that will be held Aug. 21 to Sept. 30. At 4 p.m. Aug. 21, a 30-minute program will be held with a person who will share a recovery story. It will occur during the New Philadelphia music on the square event, which begins at 3 p.m. Officials from the Tuscarawas County Health Department will speak on Project Dawn and the county commissioners will read a proclamation proclaiming Aug. 31 as National Overdose Day. September will be recognized as National Recovery Month. Silhouettes will begin to be placed in the village and cities the week of Aug. 22 and will be displayed from Aug. 29 to the first weekend in October.
UP NEXT Meets at 6 p.m. July 6 in the new village hall at 224 N. Bodmer Ave.