NORTH KINGSVILLE —
Emergency repairs will smooth a picnic pavilion floor where a child was recently injured, North Kingsville council members learned at Wednesday’s meeting.
D&D Paving of Conneaut will provide an asphalt fix to the problem that will last for about five years, said Councilman Tim Zee. Cost won’t exceed $3,000 and the work could be finished this week, he said.
The repair is much cheaper than a full-blown concrete repair or a more extensive asphalt solution, council was told. A child was recently hurt at the pavilion at the Village Green park when he tripped on the uneven surface, Zee said.
In other business, council approved an ordinance authorizing Ashtabula County to file an application with the Ohio attorney general’s office for participation in a statewide building demolition program. Ohio has earmarked some $75 million received from a national settlement with mortgage companies to demolish abandoned and neglected buildings.
At this point, North Kingsville approved the ordinance solely to help the county obtain its share of the settlement money. The village has no properties that meet the demolition qualifications, said Councilman Lawrence Eller.
- Took the first legislative steps to place 1-mill tax renewals for the village’s police and rescue service on the November ballot.
- Learned revenues at the publicly owned Village Green Golf Course are on the rise. A report due in July should yield some good news, said Zee, golf course committee chairman. Zee credited manager Van Hicks and his staff “for all their hard work.”
- Learned Green Road in the village and neighboring Kingsville Township will be closed Monday as part of the two-year reconstruction project that teams the two communities. The project could be completed by the end of summer, council was told.
- Heard the village’s bicentennial celebration next year could include a parade. Mayor Terrance McConnell said the parade date will depend on the availability of some participants, including the Edgewood Senior High School marching band, he said.
- Praised the “professional” work of Patrolman Hugh Flanigan during the recent Field of Honor flag display at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.