Month: July, 2012

Preventative Measures to Take Against West Nile Virus

All residents are encouraged to take the following prevention measures against WNV and other mosquito-borne infections:

To avoid possible infection from mosquito bites:

·         Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active; if you must be outdoors, be sure to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, shoes and socks.

·         Wear light colored clothing as mosquitoes are generally attracted to dark colors.

·         Use insect repellent and follow the label directions.

To eliminate mosquito breeding sites near your home:

·         Eliminate used tires, cans, and areas of standing water from your property and empty water from flower pots, bird baths, and other containers weekly.

·         Make sure all roof gutters are clean and properly draining.

·         Clean and chlorinate pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty when not in use and drain water from pool covers.

For more information, contact the Licking County Health Department at (740) 349-6535 or visit www.lickingcohealth.org

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West Nile Virus Found in Johnstown

The Licking County Health Department reported evidence of West Nile Virus (WNV) to Village officials on July 19th. A trap monitored by the Health Department has tested positive for WNV.  The infected mosquitoes were found in Westview Drive area.  The Health Department will conduct mosquito spraying within a half mile of the trap in order to reduce the risk posed by the disease on Monday July 23, 2012.

If you have further questions on spraying or WNV, contact the Licking County Health Department at (740) 349-6535 or visit www.lickingcohealth.org.

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Johnstown Water Quality Report 2011 Now Available

Water Quality Report 2011

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Note From AEP – Buildings Must be Ready to Accept Power

Your Home Must Be Ready to Accept Restored Service from AEP Ohio.

Your facilities must be in safe working condition before restoration can be completed.

As AEP Ohio continues to restore electric service to the more than 660,000 customers who were left without electricity by Friday’s windstorm, company officials are reminding customers that some repairs to the customers’ premises cannot be performed by AEP Ohio employees.

In instances where the storm has damaged customer’s wiring or equipment, the customer needs to contact a qualified electrician to ensure that their home can accept AEP Ohio’s service when crews arrive to make repairs.

In an overhead electric system, the connection between AEP Ohio and the customer is made at the weatherhead. The weatherhead is attached atop the metal conduit (pipe) or cable that rises from the meter box and typically continues above the roof’s edge for a couple of feet or so to provide safe clearance. With underground service, the customer’s responsibility starts at the meter box. The weatherhead, riser pipe and meter box, together, comprise the “electric service entrance.” The property owner owns the electric service entrance, and the wiring inside it, as well as the breaker or fuse box on the inside.

“AEP Ohio is responsible for the facilities and equipment up to the service entrance,” said Pablo Vegas, AEP Ohio’s president and chief operating officer. “We are not authorized to make repairs to the weatherhead or meter base if they are damaged. So we’re urging customers to make arrangements for any necessary repairs to their facilities to avoid any additional delays in getting their service restored.” Vegas noted that in all instances, the customer is responsible for the structure’s electrical wiring. The electric meter itself is AEP Ohio’s property.

If the service entrance is damaged or pulled away from the house, customers will need to call an electrician to have repairs made before electric service can be restored by AEP Ohio employees. In an effort to speed restoration efforts, some local municipalities will not require an inspection by local officials prior to service restoration.

For more information regarding customer responsibility for damages to their homes’ electric service drop, view the Outages & Problems section of AEPOhio.com or click this link

AEPOhio.com/outages/faq/DamageToYourHomeOrBusiness.aspx

AEP Ohio appreciates its customers’ understanding and patience as the repair crews continue their restoration work throughout the State of Ohio.

 

 

Please visit us at www.aepohio.com/info/community/communityAffairs.

 

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Mink Street/Kyber Run Circle Rezoning Hearing Scheduled for July 11th

The Village of Johnstown Planning & Zoning Commission will consider a zoning map amendment for three properties located near the intersection of Mink Street and Kyber Run Circle (.703 acres) from residential (UR-1) to  multi-family residential (AR-1) at their meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at 599 S. Main Street.

Within thirty days after the conclusion of the public hearing a recommendation will be made by the Commission to Council.

Kyber Run Project Narrative

Kyber Run Illustrative Plan

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