Kettlersville to celebrate county’s bicentennial July 20



KETTLERSVILLE — After nearly a year of renovations, including a new roof, windows, kitchen and updating the dining and patio areas, the K-Ville Grille (formerly the K-Village Inn) opened for business in May 2018. Unfortunately, the business closed on Oct. 27. The establishment is now being offered as a turn-key operation, including its liquor license, by Weingandt Real Estate of Minster.

”Kettlersville will observe the Shelby County Bicentennial during Fireman’s Picnic, scheduled for July 20 on the grounds of the Van Buren Township building and the Kettlersville/Van Buren Township Fire Department,” said Mayor Eric Kaminsky. “The picnic serves as a fundraiser for the fire department. Bicentennial activities planned for the day include a traveling museum and a presentation of the Shelby County flag.”

His report continues:

There is one seat open on the Village Council, as member Vickey Greer tendered her resignation effective with the November 2018 meeting. Residents interested in becoming part of the village council should contact me. The unexpired term ends Dec. 31, 2021.

Council also instituted a residential scrap metal recycling program in 2018, picking up items like old washers, dryers, ranges, and other scrap metal from residents. The aim of the program is two-fold. The first, and most noticeable, is improving the appearance of the village. Secondly, the scrap was sold to OmniSource in St Marys, with money generated going back into the general fund.

Approximately $1,400 was raised in 2018. Residents interested in getting items picked up should contact the mayor for more details.

Drivers on state Route 274 will notice two “No Parking” areas at the intersections of East Street and state Route 274 and Kettlersville Road and 274. These included signage indicating the fire station one block north of the highway. Adjacent to the no parking areas are height restricted zones (no vehicles over 6½ feet tall) to help improve visibility for fire trucks as they enter onto state Route 274.

State Route 274 also was resurfaced by ODOT in 2018, and the village is planning for repairs to storm drains located along the highway in 2019. The village also had North and East Streets resealed to help prolong the life of paving completed approximately five years ago.

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.

Council President is John Shumate. Council members are Karen Berning, David Greer, Betty Ike and Ida Kaminsky. The fiscal officer is Linda Miller. The zoning officer is Randy Wentz.

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

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