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Repairs to Wintersville streets move up on list

October 24, 2012
By JESS LOOMAN - Staff correspondent , The Herald-Star

WINTERSVILLE - Residents on Gumps Lane may be seeing repairs to their street sooner than they think.

According to Village Administrator Walt Ziemba, the village is applying for Community Development Block Grant and Ohio Public Works Commission grants that will help replace and loop the water lines and reconstruct and resurface the street.

"As a part of the grant application, an income survey of all residents must be taken," Ziemba told council members at Tuesday's meeting. "This information is confidential and will only be reviewed by state officials and myself."

Ziemba asked council members for their help in the next two weeks to go door to door to complete the surveys.

"The residents' cooperation is needed for the village to be successful in obtaining grant funding for this project," he explained. "A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Municipal Building to discuss this matter as well."

If the village receives the funding, the project could begin as soon as next summer, Ziemba noted.

In other matters, Mayor Bob Gale announced trick-or-treat will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. And, the village's annual Halloween party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wintersville Elementary School.

"We will begin judging costumes at 7:05 p.m.," Councilman Robbie Martin stated. "If you want to be involved in the contest, make sure you are there by 7:45 p.m. We just want to see the kids come out and enjoy the party. There will also be door prizes for the parents."

Councilman Bob Merriman announced a new finance clerk, Denise Geanangel, has been added to the village office, effective immediately.

The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1.

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