There are four open seats on Bethel Village Council and four write-in candidates are vying for those seats. Donna Gunn was elected to council in 2005. Because of her current job responsibilities, she initially opted not to run for reelection.
In the past, Batavia Township trustees have nominated community leaders for the Clermont 20/20 Salute to Leaders Award, but this year they are asking for input from community residents for nominations. The 2010 Salute to Leaders represents the 20th anniversary of Clermont 20/20. The 17th Annual Salute to Leaders Awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at Holiday Inn Eastgate.
The Clermont County Park District received word that a cooperative boating facility grant in the amount of $105,000 has been awarded to Chilo Lock 34 Park. The grant is part of a $4.6 million Ohio Department of Natural Resources boating facilities grant. The grants have been awarded to 17 projects throughout the state.
There are five candidates running for four seats on Batavia Village Council. Incumbents Kathy Turner and Robert Handra are running for re-election, and Michael Kinner, Earl Carter, and Steve Staton are running for two open seats. She says that the village’s financial situation is the biggest challenge facing council in the coming years.
The Milford Exempted Village School District has been released from its Fiscal Caution designation by the Ohio Department of Education. The district recently received word of the move in a letter dated Oct. 14 from the Ohio deputy superintendent of public instruction and addressed to Milford Exempted Village School board president Debbie Marques.
A woman has died as a result of an accident in Frisch’s parking lot in Batavia on Sunday, Oct. 18. The Clermont County 911 center received a call reporting the accident at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Middle East Fork Balanced Growth Initiative was discussed during the Williamsburg Council meeting Thursday, Oct. 8. Becky McClatchey of Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District gave a presentation to council about the application for the Ohio Balanced Growth Initiative and explained the importance of the program.
Batavia Township trustee Lee Cornett expressed concerns about the traffic congestion along College Drive during the township meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6. There are two main concerns that the college has about the intersection of Clermont College Drive and College Drive.
Bethel Village voters have two choices to fill the unexpired term for mayor. Travis Dotson was elected to the position but was later hired by the village to fill the administrator position. Councilman John Swarthout was then appointed to fill the mayor position until a general election was held. The term for mayor will not expire until Dec. 31, 2011 and two residents have filed petitions for the position.
On Tuesday, November 3 The Women’s Auxiliary of Williamsburg American Legion Post #288 will hold its annual Election Day Dinner at the Post home, 208 East Main Street Tuesday, Nov. 3.