City excited about paving progress

| October 14, 2015

COSHOCTON – Mayor Steve Mercer was happy to report at the Oct. 13 Coshocton City Council meeting that the major paving projects in the city have been completed for the year.

“All of our main arteries have now been paved (in the last few years),” he said. “Next spring we will be paving Otsego Avenue, we’ve also done work on Clow Lane and work was done on Morgan Run Road on some really bad areas that are inside the city limits.”

Safety Service Director Jerry Stenner also was pleased with all the paving that was completed this year.

“We are pretty much done (for now),” he said. “Next up will be some of the side streets and semi major roads like Denman and Kenilworth avenues.”

Stenner also announced that the city is ready for leaf pickup season.

“We had some problems with our truck last year, but it’s practically like new now,” he said.

The city, however, is still waiting on an official report back from ODNR on testing they did in the area of a sinkhole on Buena Vista.

“We are assuming it’s going to be an ODNR project and not a city one, but we will help them however we can,” Stenner said.

At the meeting a first reading also was given to Ordinance 41-15, which will amend the City of Coshocton Personnel Policy Manual and a second reading of Ordinance 40-15 was heard. Ordinance 40-15 authorizes the mayor or service director to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Regional Development Corporation to administer the 2015 Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program on behalf of the City of Coshocton.

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