Month: April, 2012

Elm and Payne Street Improvement Bid Request

Sealed bids for “Elm and Payne Street Improvements” will be received by The Village of Johnstown, 599 S. Main St., Johnstown, Ohio, 43031, until 11:00 a.m. (local time),  May 23, 2012, and at that time publicly opened and read.

The work consists of pavement resurfacing, spot full-depth pavement replacement, and installation of new storm sewer.  The Engineer’s Estimate for this work is $120,000.  The Project is to be completed within 60 calendar days from the date of award of the contract.

Contract documents may be examined at the Village, or at the office of the consulting engineer, W.E. Stilson Consulting Group,355 East Campus View Blvd., Suite 250,Columbus,Ohio43235, or at Central Ohio Builders Exchange,1175 Dublin Road,Columbus,Ohio, or at the Columbus Dodge Reports,1175 Dublin Road,Columbus,Ohio.

Contract documents may be obtained from W.E. Stilson Consulting Group,355 East Campus View Blvd., Suite 250(Phone 614-847-4670).  Orders for Contract Documents which are to be delivered by parcel post or other carriers will not be accepted after five days prior to the bid date.

Each set of Contract Documents shall consist of Project specifications and plans.

There is a nonrefundable charge of $40.00 for each set of Contract Documents.

Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.

Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein.  Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity.

It is the Bidders responsibility to comply with the prevailing wage rates and threshold amounts on Public Improvements inLicking County,Ohioas determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services.

The Village reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities in the bidding; and to enter into a contract with the bidder whom, in their opinion, offers the lowest responsive and responsible bid.

Each bidder must insure that all employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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Johnstown will welcome circus to town May 13

ThisWeek Community Newspapers – February 17, 2012

By SCOTT RAWDON 

Johnstown Village Council member Chris Speck confirmed for The Independent Feb. 16 that the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will perform for Johnstown May 13, with shows at 2:30 and 4 p.m.

“I’m pretty excited about all this,” he said. “It’s been a long time since the circus has been in town, if ever.”

He said tickets will go on sale about a month prior to the show and will be available at most Johnstown businesses. They will cost $6 for children, $9 for adults and he believes that children under 2 will be admitted for free.

There will be a tent-raising at 10 a.m. the day of the show.

Downtown Johnstown Inc., is sponsoring the event, Speck said.

“They came to us,” he said. Speck said the Hugo, Okla.-based circus contacted Downtown Johnstown, looking for an organization to bring it to town. A Culpepper & Merriweather spokesperson said the circus will send an “advance clown” to Johnstown a week or two ahead of May 13 just to make sure everyone remembers the circus is coming.

According to the Culpepper & Merriweather website, the circus features all sorts of animal acts and performers, including performing camels, a high wire act, a dog and pony revue, several trapeze and unicycle performers, and, of course, clowns.

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus had very humble beginnings, the website relates.

In 1985, Robert Johnson, Jim Hebert and Curtis Cainan started a small show. The three alternated announcing, performing and selling concessions during each performance for the first year. They didn’t sell tickets, instead relying on donations received from passing a hat.

Oblivious to everyone in the business who told them they could never succeed, they were able to gradually add employees, equipment and animals over the years, the site states.

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus was based in Queen Creek, Ariz., until 2001, when new ownership moved its base of operations to Hugo, deep in the Red River Valley. Hugo is known as “Circus City, USA” for a good reason. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is the 20th circus to call Hugo home since 1941, and the fourth active circus currently operating from the seat of Choctaw County.

Speck pointed out that Downtown Johnstown Inc., with more than 50 members, offers other entertainment to Johnstown as well. The organization sponsors the fourth annual Cupola Classic Cruise-in Sept. 9, which Speck anticipates to feature roughly 200 cars. The organization also sponsors the “Third Saturday” concert series, a farmers market, an outdoor ice skating rink, and a Labor Day flea market, among other activities.

“We’re the group to get it done, to make Johnstown all that it can be,” Speck said. “We’re always looking for more events, as well.”

He added that Downtown Johnstown is also looking for new members and ideas for activities. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month.

“It’s a good time,” he said.

Speck said Downtown Johnstown’s goal is make the village a destination point.

“You don’t have to go into Columbus to have a good time,” he said.

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Open Position – Finance Director

The Village of Johnstown is accepting applications for a full time finance director. Job duties include but are not limited to the following: Advanced administrative and managerial work directing fiscal activities for the Village. Work involves overseeing collection, custody, and disbursement of public funds, payroll, and income tax; maintaining municipal accounting records; managing and providing advice on investments; assisting in all bond issues; and participating in budget development.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, public finance, business administration or related field and five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting and auditing including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A Certified Public Accountant is preferred.

This is a day-shift position working Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Salary depends on qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and PERS retirement plan.

Applications including resume and cover letter will be accepted until noon on April 20, 2012. Apply in person at the Village of Johnstown Administration Office located at 599 South Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031.

For additional information or a copy of the complete job description contact Jim Lenner, Village Manager at (740) 967- 3177 or jlenner@villageofjohnstown.org.

The Village of Johnstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal and External Notice Will Run Concurrently until April 20th, 2012

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