Residents invited to help clean up Coshocton

| March 26, 2021

Spring is here, which means it’s that time of year when everyone gets in gear. This year is no different. As discussed at the March 22 city council meeting, residents are invited to help clean up Coshocton. Whether individuals can spare a half an hour, an hour or more, all residents are invited to participate, and any help is appreciated.

The week of April 5, weather permitting, the Opportunity School students will be cleaning the roadway along the hill going up Cambridge Road. Travelers are asked to help keep students and staff safe by driving carefully and responsibly.

Saturday, April 10 is Lake Park Clean Up day. Everyone is invited to join Friends of the Parks members to help prepare the park for a beautiful season. Clean up will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. While the park has a variety of tools available, individuals and families are encouraged to bring gloves, rakes, pruners and wheel barrows that will make weeding, mulching, pruning and performing litter and limb pickup throughout the park possible. At noon, a picnic lunch will be served for all of the volunteers.

Then, on Saturday, April 17 residents will have the opportunity to help clean up the city of Coshocton. Mayor Mark Mills and many others will be meeting at the court square at 8:30 a.m. to begin city clean up.

Jeff Corder, property code investigator, reminds residents to do their do diligence by doing a spring cleaning at home. Part of that spring cleaning should include cleaning up yard waste, freeing yards from litter, cleaning weeds along curb lines and taking care of spouting. In addition, make sure stuffed pieces of furniture such as couches, chairs and mattresses are wrapped and covered if you want Kimble’s to pick it up. Residents who do not have adequate material to cover furniture can contact city hall for bags that will cover mattresses and large pieces of furniture. Likewise, in order for Kimble’s to pick up branches, branches should be cut to 4 foot length and bundled with twine or something that will keep them together. They can be placed in the can or beside it.

If the city receives complaints about yards and residents refuse to clean up their properties, the city presently charges $40 an hour plus a $50 administration fee and a $150 dumping fee. If the city has to mow a lawn because of resident refusal or neglect, the city currently charges $30 an hour plus the $50 administration fee. However, council members are currently discussing raising these fees considerably. Therefore, residents are strongly encouraged to do their part and keep their properties looking nice. Yet, for those residents who are elderly or physically unable to care for their properties properly, there are organizations willing to assist. For more information regarding these organizations, residents can call Jeff Corder directly at 740-623-5922.

Additionally, junk vehicles should be off the streets and out of yards, and trash cans need to be off the curbs within 24 hours of when the trash pickup occurs. For more information regarding the city’s ordinances for exterior property maintenance, citizens can go to the city’s website at

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