Month: December, 2012

Village Administration Office to Close December 24th and 25th

Village Administration offices will be closed December 24th and 25th in observance of Christmas.

Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccine

Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccine

The Licking County Health Department now has adult flu vaccine available at no charge to those who do not have health insurance. The Health Department will offer flu vaccine to adults on a daily basis, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Adults who have health insurance should bring their insurance cards when they come to receive flu vaccine. The Health Department can bill Medicare, Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross, and some Medical Mutual plans, for the vaccine. For those without health insurance the Health Department will waive the normal $20 flu shot fee. LCHD will be collecting donations for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County at flu clinics throughout the remainder of this flu season.

Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel, stated, “We have seen an unusually high number of flu cases already this year. Getting vaccinated is your best defense and the Health Department wants to make sure that the cost of vaccination is not a barrier to protecting your health.”

Children can receive flu vaccine by appointment only at the regularly scheduled immunization clinics. To schedule an appointment, or for any questions, please call the Licking County Health Department at 740-349-6535.

Contact: Mary Beth Hagstad, (740) 349-6685,

Village Extends Big O Refuse Contract for Three Years

On March 2, 2010 the Village entered into a contract with Big O Refuse Corp for the collection and disposal of waste, recycling and yard waste for the residential households of the Village of Johnstown. Village Council has extended the contract for three years. Collection rates will increase by 3% and are locked for the life of the contract. The increase equals $.30/month for regular customers and $.25/month for seniors. This increase is similar to what other communities have negotiated.

Beginning January 1, 2013 the rates will be as follows:

Regular Households:               $14.75/mo.

Senior Rates:                           $13.25/mo.