KETTLERSVILLE — The former K-Village Inn has a new owner and renovations are underway for the business to open.
“The former K-Village Inn was sold at a public auction in May 2017, being purchased by Ted Heckman, of Minster,” said Kettlersville Mayor Eric Kaminsky. “Since the sale closed, Heckman has been busy renovating and updating the restaurant inside and out, including a new kitchen, plus refurbishing the dining and patio areas. The restaurant is expected to reopen for business in April 2018.”
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Improving public safety topped concerns of the village council, as it passed an ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana cultivators, processors, and retail dispensaries licensed under Ohio law from locating and/or doing business within the village.
The village continues to contract with the Shelby County Sheriff for additional patrols, and there has been a noticeable decrease in speeding violations and other incidents, according to the mayor. Another visible safety measure was the painting of curbing in the various no parking areas, both on State Route 274 and the village’s secondary streets.
Other noticeable improvements to village property include the installation of new signage on the Council chambers, plus the installation of a flag and flagpole in front of the building. Planned improvements at the Village Park include the removal of the poles for tennis nets and the installation of two additional basketball backboards, plus painting of lines.
The alley between state Route 274 and North Street, from East Street to the Sunrise Cooperative lot, was paved. The rest of the alley from East Street to Ketttlersville Road is scheduled for repaving in 2018. State Route 274 through the village is scheduled to be resurfaced by ODOT by late summer.
The old general store and the adjacent apartment building were not eligible for acquisition and demolition by the Shelby County Land Bank, so the village is now working with the Van Buren Township fire department and the Ohio Fire Marshal on the fate of these buildings.
Businesses located within the village include Sunrise Cooperative, Steinke Metal Fabricating and the U.S. Post Office. 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 the third weekend in July.
Council president is John Shumate. Members of council are Karen Berning, David Greer, Vickey Greer, Betty Ike and Ida Kaminsky. The village’s fiscal officer is Linda Miller. The zoning officer is Randy Wentz.
Committees for the village include Streets, Finance, Lands and Buildings. The mayor also represents the Village on the Shelby County Regional Planning Commission.
Regular council meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 8844 State Route 274.