Street repair, public safety priority for Kettlersville Council

For the Sidney Daily News



KETTLERSVILLE — Village streets received crack sealing during 2016, and the Kettlersville Village Council will consider paving projects at meetings this Spring. Streets needing attention include South Street and Kettlersville Road from state Route 274 to North Street. The Village has also been informed that ODOT will be repaving state Route 274 through the village in 2018.

After conducting a traffic survey on McCartyville Road, and both east and west directions of state Route 274, the village entered into a contract with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for additional patrols within corporation limits, with the Sheriff’s Office providing monthly updates. “There has been a noticeable decrease in speeding within the Village, and I credit the increased presence of the Sheriff for that,” said Mayor Eric Kaminsky.

The random times of the patrols is also helping, according to the mayor.

“People know they need to slow down, which is especially important due to the increase in the number of families with children now living in the village.”

His report continues:

To help improve the appearance of the village, several properties were submitted to the Shelby County Land Bank for consideration for demolition and redevelopment of the properties. No decision on the fate of those properties has yet been made. Improvements to the Council Chambers building this spring will include new signage and the installation of a new flag and flagpole. The council is also still planning to have the bell from the old town hall, which it sold in 2015, removed and brought to the Council Chambers for display in the meeting room.

Businesses located within the village include Sunrise Cooperative (formerly Trupointe), Steinke Metal Fabricating and the U.S. Post Office. The former K-Village Inn remains closed, but the property is now being offered for sale. The Immanuel United Church of Christ is located near the center of the Village.

Kettlersville is also home to the Van Buren Township building and the Kettlersville/Van Buren Township Fire Department, located on North Street. The annual Fireman’s Picnic will be held at the Township building grounds in July.

The council president is John Shumate. Members of council are Karen Berning, David Greer, Vickey Greer, Betty Ike and Ida Kaminsky. The fiscal officer is Linda Miller, while the zoning officer is Randy Wentz.

Committees in the village are: Street, Financeand Lands and Buildings.

I represent the village on the Shelby County Regional Planning Commission.

Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 8844 State Route 274.


For the Sidney Daily News