Williamsburg Council accepted a bid for the North 8th Street Water Tower during its meeting Thursday, June 25. The project was awarded to Phoenix Fabricators for a total of $434,750. According to Village Administrator Patti Bates, that cost will raise the tower 46 feet (to the same elevation as the Wildcat Tower). The bid includes providing a high pressure wash, grinding down of rust spots, primer coat and two top coats of paint inside and out.
Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies and Monroe Township EMS officials were dispatched to a residence on Frank Willis Memorial Road, in New Richmond around 9 p.m. Sunday, June 28. The caller reported a possible drowning.
Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck reported several issues to council during its meeting Monday, June 22. Planck has investigated complaints about residents parking on the sidewalk along South Main Street.
The Union Township Service Department has partnered with Workforce One of Clermont County and Arbor Education and Training to provide seasonal employment for three to four young people. The seasonal employees will work in the parks and cemetery division under the supervision of regular township employees, at no cost to the township.
The Village of Moscow is proud once again to offer several events in celebration of Independence Day. The fireworks presentation will be held on Friday, July 3. The fireworks will be presented by American Fireworks with show time commencing at dusk. The music will start at 7 p.m. and will be provided by Rivercity Entertainment. Several local groups will be selling a variety of food and novelty items.
The Village of Amelia has been paying solicitor Laura Abrams an hourly rate for advice and services according to Mayor Leroy Ellington. This hourly rate is costing the village in excess of $52,000 a year. “For the last few months Laura and I have been discussing the option of placing her on a retainer,” said Ellington. “I believe this is a good idea for the village.”
Criminal charges have been filed against former Bethel police clerk Laurie Taylor after a state audit revealed shortages in the mayor’s court accounts. Laurie Taylor, who had been serving as police clerk, was given the duties of mayor’s court clerk at the end of 2007 when the former clerk retired.
The Literacy Council of Brown and Clermont Counties is set to benefit from the proceeds of a concert set for Sunday, July 12. The classical concert will feature a diverse selection of pieces incorporating traditional classical music, multi-cultural compositions and works by living composers and women composers.
Two West Clermont School District elementary school buildings are being built according to schedule and Ed Dyer, director of operations, is pleased with the progress. His latest update for Amelia Elementary was dated June 26. He noted that the general contractor finished the slab pour on the Amelia Elementary job.
The Burke Park Log Cabin Committee held the third annual Founders’ Day Celebration June 27-28. Committee chairman Ron Shouse said that this year’s event, held in Bethel’s Burke Park, proved to be one of the organization’s best fund-raising efforts yet.