The street scape issues in the Village of Williamsburg have been resolved, according to administrator Patti Bates. Bates told council members at their meeting Oct. 22 that Bansal Construction had been working in the village to take care of the discoloration of the concrete which had not bleached the proper color.
“The discoloration of the concrete required a pressure washer which should help with the dotting,” said Bates. “The company also reset bricks in the sidewalk which had broken. Other villages which have had similar problems with broken bricks eventually had to have a concrete base put under the bricks.”
"All the issues with the street scape have been resolved, except the trees," said Bates. "The leaves on the trees are showing signs of stress, but they are not stressed enough to replace them. Samples of the problem with the leaves are being sent to the lab for testing, but it would be better to get them tested in the spring."
In other business:
During the meeting, Mayor Mary Ann Lefker read letters of resignation from two police officers. Justin Kuhn, auxiliary officer and Bethany Samples, part time officer, are both resigning. Council approved the resignations.
Mayor Lefker said that Williamsburg Township Fire Chief Richard Malott will be retiring at the end of the year and the personnel committee and safety committee members need to decide what to do about his replacement.
Mayor Lefker reported that she had attended a business and community appreciation dinner at Williamsburg High School.
"There was a nice turnout," said Lefker. "Local business leaders were recognized for their willingness to work with the schools. I think the school is doing a good job of promoting area businesses."
After the dinner, the village offices were open for tours. Students had an opportunity to visit the police department and village offices.
Council members suspended the three reading rule and voted to approve a resolution showing their support for the Middle East Fork Balanced Growth Initiative. The Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking support from governments within the East Fork Region for the initiative.
Council approved the final inspection of Zachary Drive as recommended by the village street inspector. Drees Homes will be notified that the village will accept the street for maintenance.
Mike Murray gave council members handouts from a recent conference he attended and briefly went over some of the points that should be considered by council in the future. He will prepare a presentation for the next meeting to give more details and answer any questions.