City council hears from concerned citizen

| January 12, 2016

COSHOCTON – A citizens from the first ward expressed concern about junk vehicles in his area at the Jan. 11 Coshocton City Council meeting.

He feels this is a problem in his area and wants to know if the city’s proposed new property code inspector position would be responsible for resolving the issue.

Mayor Steve Mercer said the city has ordinances on junk vehicles sitting around properties and when they are made aware of the problem they contact the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office and Prince’s Wrecker Service work together to get the issue resolved. Mercer also explained that in the past the city often has had to rely on the public informing them of issues like this, but this new position will give them someone who is out there being proactive rather than reactive.

Sheriff Tim Rogers spoke at the meeting and announced that there was a rash of burglaries of businesses and residences, but four people are now in custody.

“We have those folks and are hoping to make the connections where we need to,” Rogers said.

At the meeting council also agreed to govern itself by previously adopted rules, elected Jackie Salmans as president pro tem and Cherry Wilson as clerk of council and announced that the committees and chairpersons of them would stay the same as last year.

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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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