NEW KNOXVILLE – A new fireman was sworn in by Mayor Keith Leffel at the New Knoxville Village Council meeting Wednesday night, Aug. 14.
Fire Chief Jerry Merges said Jacob Tangeman showed the qualities needed in a good fireman.
In other action, Council agreed to allow Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich to apply for an Ohio of Public Works Commission 0 percent loan. Katterheinrich said that if they were successful in obtaining the loan, it could be used for improvements to Buckeye Street. He said before any future resurfacing of Bremen Street the funding could be used for installing new wastewater lines.
The village administrator reported that the completion of the Buckeye Street extension in the industrial park was going well, with underground utilities and curbing installed, along with an aggregate base in the road. He said Sommers Construction was waiting for Buehler Paving to complete final grading and pavement. He also said the transformer for the industrial park had been delivered and the concrete pad for it to be installed Friday.
Council agreed to a final reading of an ordinance approving the Auglaize County Solid Waste Management Plan.
They also approved an ordinance authorizing and directing the fiscal officer of the village of New Knoxville to renew the capital fund for enterprise fund reserve designated reserve fund for future capital purchases including rehabilitation and replacement of existing capital.
The next council meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 pm.
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