Council to hold public meeting on new park

Council to hold public meeting on new park

The next council meeting will be held March 23 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 8503 N. High St.


A proposed park complex in Mineral City will be the topic of discussion at a public meeting on March 22 at 7 p.m. in the fire station. Preliminary plans include basketball and pickleball courts, a walking track, a pavilion, and new restrooms. The village is seeking grant funding for the estimated $1.5 million project.

In administrative reports, Mayor Laurie Green reported on a meeting she and zoning inspector Sam Moore attended with Tusky Valley school officials concerning the final plans for demolishing the Bolivar and Mineral City school buildings.

Green said they were told increasing material and labor costs for the new school have resulted in cost overages, so the school district is needing additional funding. The property is to be gifted to the village once demolition is complete.

Green also said she attended a recent meeting of the Friends of the Homeless regarding its need for a new facility. She urged council members to support the project.

Fiscal officer Darissa Lute said she has contacted the Ohio Department of Transportation for financial help replacing guard rails and posts within the village corporation. A representative of ODOT will assess the matter and report back.

Committee reports

Moore reported catch basins on Hill and Second streets are unplugged, and all drains are now working properly.

Moore also said shrubs on Grant Street that were obstructing the view of drivers have been trimmed by the owner after the village sent a notice.

Visitors comments

Village resident Lisa Jones inquired about a new flood light installed at the intersection of Grant and First streets, which she said is extremely bright. Moore said AEP will return to dim the light.

Old business

Council President Terry Nill said he inquired about the property at 8794 W. Fair St., which is planned for a sheriff’s sale. He said there is an interested buyer, but Lute said there appears to be an issue with a lien for the mortgage on the property. A court docket indicates a phone conference has been scheduled for May. Village attorney Steve Anderson will need to confirm a date for the sale.

Voting and legislation

Council approved the following expenditures and legislation:

—$2,000 to have Diversified Engineering inspect a rental property at 8485 N. High St. that is deemed by council to be a safety hazard.

—Replacing the women’s and men’s toilets in the library and sharing the cost with the Friends of the Library organization.

—A resolution urging the federal government to enact legislation providing further protection for the citizens of Mineral City from possible train derailments.

The next council meeting will be held March 23 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 8503 N. High St.

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