Month: May, 2012

Public Notice – Advance Auto Parts Sign Variance

The Village of Johnstown Planning & Zoning Commission will consider a variance request to construct a man door on the rear wall of a building as required in Section 1155.04 and to construct a wall sign greater than the allowed size buy 25 square feet as required in Section 1171.03 of the zoning ordinance at their regular meeting Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at 599 S. Main Street. The property is located at 751 West Coshocton Street (Auditor PIN # 03151650714021003000).

For Information Contact:
Jim Lenner, Village Manager at jlenner@villageofjohnstown.org or 967-3177

Click Here to View Proposed Wall and Monument Sign

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Zoning Information Available Online

The Village has partnered with the Licking County Area Transportation Study and the City of Newark to post zoning, transportation, parks, recreation, parcel, economic development and other important information via an online mapping system. You can access this the website at http://gis.newarkohio.net/lcats/.

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Save Money Filling Up Your Swimming Pool

Did you know you can save money filling up your swimming pool? Contact Jean Moyer (967-5951) to discuss the details of this program or to set up a time to have our Service Department monitor the amount of water you use to fill your swimming pool. It will save you money by not paying the sewer portion of the bill.

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Technical Rubber Company Inc. receives $100K grant

Via Newark Advocate May 22, 2012
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Controlling Board approved on Monday a $100,000 Rapid Outreach Grant for Technical Rubber Company Inc. in Johnstown.
Technical Rubber, manufacturer of tire repairs and associated products, committed to create 29 full-time jobs, according to State Rep. Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, a member of the controlling board.

The company also distributes tools and accessories such as wheel weights and valve stems used in relation to the tire business.

“Technical Rubber Company is such an important employer of the community,” Hottinger stated in a news release. “I believe this investment will enable the business to continue to grow and provide quality jobs to the village of Johnstown and Licking County.”

Rapid Outreach Grants are used to acquire machinery and equipment, acquire or construct buildings, improve infrastructure, invest in fixed assets, and more, according to Hottinger.

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Prescription Drug Disposal – Saturday May 19th

The Licking County office of Home Instead Senior Care and Central Ohio Geriatrics have scheduled Operation Medicine Cabinet for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to help community members dispose of expired or no-longer-used medications.

The event will be at two locations:

» The front lot of Granville Middle School, 210 New Burg St., Granville

» 701 Hebron Road, Heath (in front of Best Buy)

Anyone can simply drive up to the location where Licking County Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to oversee the drop-off of medications into a locked container. After the event, the medications collected will be safely disposed.

For more information about the Operation Medicine Cabinet, call Amy Huddleston at (740) 321-3330. To learn more about Home Instead Senior Care, visit www.homeinstead.com/550.

 

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US 62 and Oregon Street Traffic Signal Update

The Village has received many phone calls asking about the status of the flashing traffic signal at US 62 and Oregon Street. We believe the signal malfunctioned May 4th and promptly called ODOT. It was determined by ODOT the responsibility is the Village’s to repair the signal. As soon as it was determined the signal was our responsibility, the Village ordered the parts needed to repair the signal. We expect to have the signal operational by Wednesday, May 16th, at the latest.

Contact:
Jim Lenner - jlenner@vilageofjohnstown.org – 967-3177

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State awards $150,000 grant to Thirty-One Gifts

By SCOTT RAWDON

ThisWeek Community News – April 30, 2012

A state grant is making the trip to work safer for a Johnstown company’s employees.

State Sen. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) announced Monday, April 23, the state had awarded a $150,000 Roadwork Development Grant to Johnstown’s Thirty-One Gifts, a direct seller of embroidered handbags and other home and gift items.

In 2009 and 2010, the company invested $5.4 million in building, infrastructure and land improvements. It also created 75 new full-time jobs at the Johnstown business park as part of an expansion project.

“I want to commend Thirty-One Gifts for choosing to invest in Johnstown and bringing new jobs to the community,” Schaffer said in a news release. “The modifications to U.S. 62 made possible by this grant will benefit Thirty-One Gifts as well as nearby businesses by allowing traffic to flow more freely, and I am happy that these dollars will be used to improve our community and local businesses.”

According to the release, the project includes adding a right-turn lane along U.S. Route 62 as well as the installation of a traffic signal at Route 62 and Commerce Drive. These improvements will allow a safer entry and exit of vehicles into the business park and decrease traffic congestion.

Thirty-One Gifts has committed to funding the balance of the roadwork improvement costs.

“This is great news,” Johnstown Village Manager Jim Lenner said.

He said the Roadwork Development Grant was a collaborative effort by Thirty-One Gifts, the village of Johnstown, ODOT and the Ohio

Department of Development to bring the infrastructure upgrade from planning to reality.

“The village is excited to continue our outstanding relationships with our local businesses to assist in any way possible to keep or create jobs in Johnstown,” he said.

“This is for a project that should’ve happened a long time ago,” said Megan Gordon, director of economic development for Thirty-One Gifts.

She said the company has been paying for a person to direct traffic at the Route 62 and Commerce Drive intersection. The grant will help to pay for an automated signal that will help all businesses in the park, Gordon said.

“That intersection is dangerous,” she said. “We didn’t feel it’s safe.”

She said Thirty-One Gifts agreed to monitor the intersection until funding was available for the traffic light and other upgrades.
Gordon said her company would like to expand operations in the Johnstown business park, but not until several infrastructure issues are addressed, beginning with the intersection.

“Right now, this is step one. It has to be safe,” she said, adding the village of Johnstown has worked diligently to help Thirty-One Gifts improve the business park.

“The village has been an amazing partner. We’ve been working on this together,” said Gordon. “We’ll get it done.”

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MP3 Downloads Now Available at Licking County Library

More and more libraries are offering ebooks and audiobooks for download, but the availability of digital content for music is still limited. Licking County Library now provides the Freegal music service, a portal through which library patrons can download (and keep!) up to three songs a week.

Here’s how: Go to the library’s website at www.lickingcountylibrary.info and click on the Freegal button (located on the left under the blue toolbar). On the freegal page that appears, enter your library card number with no spaces and your pin. You’re in!

Freegal currently offers tracks from the Sony record label. The MP3s work on any kind of player, including iPod, and are compatible with both PC and Mac. Songs downloaded from Freegal will remain in your computer until you choose to delete them.

Taken from the Newark Advocate - May 1, 2012

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