Council receives funds for projects

KETTLESVILLE — The Kettlersville Village Council learned they had received reimburement from the Public Entities Pool of Ohio for village projcts during its meeting Tuesday, Feb 2.

Council received $1,000 from the Public Entities Pool of Ohio for covering the cost of the dumpster to dispose of the park shelter and money towards the replacement of streetlights with LED lights. Another request for $1,000 will be submitted for 2021, also to go towards the streetlight upgrade. The new LED lights have been ordered and work will be completed this summer.

Council also reviewed proposals from two engineering firms regarding the submission of a grant request to Ohio Public Works this fall. The request would be for the reconstruction of Kettlersville Road from state Route 274 to North Street. Council will be signing the necessary documents at the March meeting.

Discussion was held regarding the situation with a resident with chickens, after Mayor Eric Kaminsky had a meeting with the village solicitor. At the March meeting, the public will be invited to offer comments on proposed changes or amendments to the applicable ordinance.

Kaminsky confirmed the village will be receiving $50,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for improvements at the village park. The money is part of the state’s capital budget. Council is considering adding playground equipment. Information about the funding was received the day after the meeting and is being reviewed.

Angela Hamberg, the new executive director of the Shelby County Regional Planning Commission, was in attendance to introduce herself to council members.

The 2020 budget figures were submitted to the county auditor, and 2021 appropriations will be ready for review at the March meeting.

A representative from the Public Entities Pool of Ohio toured village property in January and made recommendations for safety improvements. Council will be addressing those items in the next month.