City council meets at artPARK

| July 10, 2019

Coshocton City Council held its July 8 meeting at the artPARK on Main Street. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Council met outside chamber walls on July 8 at the artPARK on Main Street.

“I want to thank council for accepting the Pomerene’s invitation to come out here tonight,” said Mayor Steve Mercer. “It’s pretty nice out here on a night like this.”

Safety Service Director Max Crown shared that the State Route 16 bridge project is running ahead of schedule.

“They will shut down for a week in mid-August to pour concrete on the south side,” he said. “The Hall Park renovations are gearing up to start soon too.”

During the meeting ordinance 35-19, concerning purchasing property at Fairy Falls Drive from Otsego Avenue to the Railroad tracks, was given a second reading.

Ordinance 28-19, which limits the jurisdiction of the civil service commission of the City of Coshocton by excluding from its coverage the Coshocton City School District, was asked to be brought back to the table by Councilman Brad Fuller. This ordinance, however, was not passed by council after receiving four no votes and two yes votes.

Mercer then wrapped up the meeting by thanking everyone involved with downtown revitalization, especially Our Town Coshocton. Due to their efforts, the downtown area is now a historical district, which brings with it opportunities to obtain funding for further renovations to the area. Some of these opportunities were taken advantage of by downtown property owners Kirby and Amy Hasseman.

“That was no small effort by you and your wife,” Mercer said. “The whole process is long and slow, but we are thankful we have groups willing to work through that.”

Category: Government

Josie Sellers

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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