NEW KNOXVILLE – New hires, grant applications and impending sewer construction were part of the discussion at the New Knoxville Council meeting Wednesday evening, March 10.
The village now has a new EMT with the council approval of Kristin Roessner. Also, the village will be looking for new seasonal help with the passage of a pay ordinance that would allow the hiring of a temporary maintenance worker at a rate of $10.25 per hour for up to 40 hours per week.
Council granted permission for the village to file an application for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Nature Works Grant Program. If awarded, the funding would be used for improvements at the community park. No dollar amount was determined at this time.
In his report to Council, Village Administrator Larry Kellermeyer said work on the $198,518 Bremen Street stormwater sewer replacement project is expected to begin the end of March and be completed by mid to late May. The project runs from the bridge to Bielefeld Street. He reminded Council that this is phase one of the reconstruction project, with a second phase to follow that will reconstruct the street in that section.
Finally, Brian Jones of the Zoning and Planning Committee said they hope to have the updated regulations available for Council and public review in another month or two. Council’s next meeting is Wednesday, April 7, at 7:30.
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