Mayor creates preservation arts task force

| April 27, 2021

The city council meeting that took place on April 26 was short but informative. Mayor Mark Mills discussed the Preservation Arts Task Force he created which includes the Coshocton Public Library, The Pomerene Center for the Arts, Our Town, some local businesses as well as a connection to Roscoe. According to Mills, the task force, whose goal is to preserve old buildings, held its first meeting and it went well.

Mills also shared he has talked to councilwoman Michelle Turner about heading up a committee for a bike path that would extend the bike path from CR 1A all the way to Kids America. Mills explained it would require lots of funding and organizations coming together. Mills went on to remind residents to clean up around their properties stating, “mow you’re grass, if you don’t, we will and charge it to your taxes.” Mills concluded his report by notifying residents a pop-up job fair will be held at the Coshocton Elk’s Lodge on Wednesday, May 6 from noon to 3 p.m. Mills expressed there are many unfilled positions in the city of Coshocton as well as in the county, and business owners are begging for employees.

Safety and Service Director Max Crown extended a thank you to residents and local businesses that showed up to help clean up downtown on April 17. Crown stated there was approximately 3,500 pounds of waste collected during the clean up. Crown assured residents the city is heavy into cemetery mowing now and that the city is in the process of hiring a new fire chief.

Jeff Corder, property code investigator, cautioned citizens about the safety hazards of grass being in the streets. Grass needs to be kept out of streets so those operating motorcycles can drive safely and so the sewers do not get clogged with grass. He also reminded residents that trash containers can be set out 24 hours prior to trash pick up, but not earlier than that, and trash containers need to be removed from curbs within 24 hours of pickup. In addition, he stressed the importance of stuffed furniture being wrapped or being placed in a bag if residents wish Kimble’s to take furniture. Large bags for furniture can be picked up at city hall by any resident in need of a bag to cover furniture.

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