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Moody’s Investor Services assigns MIG 1 to Johnstown, OH’s $1.25M Street Improvement GOLT BANs, Series 2014

As part of the Village’s Transportation Asset Management Plan, the Village will be issuing $2.5MM in future debt to finance the reconstruction of Concord Road, W. Jersey Street and S. Kasson Street as well as institute a pavement preservation plan. The first step in securing the debt was to be rated by Moody’s Investor Service. The past three years the Village has cut expenditures which has resulted in increased general fund balance. The increase in general fund balance was a factor in the Village receiving the highest rating (MIG 1) for our Bond Anticipation Notes (BAN). This designation denotes best quality. There is present strong protection by established cash flows, superior liquidity support or demonstrated broad-based access to the market for refinancing.

Jim Lenner
Village Manager

Roadway Seal Update

Roadway Seal Update – The sealing of the roadways that was planned for Leafy Dell, Concord Crossing, Concord Crossing East and Rolling Meadows has been postponed due to the delays in pavement repair. We do not have a revised schedule at this time. Residents will be notified by door hanger once a schedule is determined. There is still restriction on on-street parking so that the cracks can be repaired.



About the Zoning Code Revision –The Village of Johnstown Zoning Code Revision is a collaborative process that will revise village-wide zoning regulations to shape future growth and help realize the community’s vision for the future – a safe, beautiful, vibrant and livable community with a robust local economy. Johnstown’s original zoning code was adopted in 1983 with no compressive revision since.

What is the Zoning Code and why is it important? The Zoning Code is one of the most influential policy documents to shape the future of the Village of Johnstown. It will build upon the foundation of the 2006 and 2012 Strategic Plan and other prior planning endeavors.

How long will the Zoning Code Revision take? The Zoning Code Rewrite will be a yearlong process.

How can I get involved? There will be many ways to be involved. The Village is currently accepting letters of interest from any Village resident or business owner/operator. Letters of interest can be emailed to Teresa Monroe ( or by mail to Teresa Monroe, Clerk of Council at 599 S. Main Street, PO Box 457, Johnstown, Ohio 43031. The original deadline has been extended and letters must be received by October 3rd, 2014 at 1:00pm.

Our Village Manager in the News!

jim.lenner.flagVillage Manager Jim Lenner helps get the word out about Johnstown, Ohio through his various networking efforts. Read the articles below to see how he helps represent and promote our community.

Faces of the Future (American City and County)

Emerging Local Government Leaders (Knope of the Week: Jim Lenner, Village of Johnstown, Village Manager)

Letters of Interest Now Being Accepted for Council Seat

The Village of Johnstown is accepting letters of interest for a vacant Council seat that expires December 31, 2015. Letters will be accepted by the Clerk of Council until noon on October 11, 2013. Any current Village resident may forward their letter by email to ; in person; or by mail to the following address:

Teresa Monroe
Clerk of Council
P.O. Box 457
599 South Main St.
Johnstown, Oh 43031


Interviews will be scheduled for the evening of October 15th

US 62 to Close Temporarily for Bridge Replacement

For Immediate Release

July 1, 2013
In Franklin County
The following work is planned in the Franklin County area on the specified dates and times. All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.
US 62 to Close Temporarily for Bridge Replacement
US Route 62 (Northeast Side) – (NEW) US 62 will close Monday, July 8 between Tippet Road and Walnut Street in New Albany for 45 days. The closure is necessary to replace the bridge over Blacklick Creek in Franklin County.
The signed detour will be US 62 to SR 37 to SR 310 to SR 161 to US 62 or reverse.
Per contract, the work must be completed and the road open in 45 days. There is $2,000 a day disincentive that the contractor must pay if the road is not open in the specified time.
There is another ODOT project that also begins on US Route 62 on July 8. This project will resurface 10 miles of US 62 from the Franklin/Licking County Line through Johnstown.
During the resurfacing work, one-lane of two-way traffic will be maintained on US 62 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit

Thank you for the improved Johnstown Trailhead!

Thank You

Mary E. Babcock Foundation

Johnstown Area Community Foundation

Downtown Johnstown, Inc.

for working together to provide our community with a new and improved

Johnstown Trailhead!



Special Council Meeting Scheduled for June 10th at 6pm

This will be an executive session to interview candidates for the vacant council seat.

The meeting will be held in Council Chambers, 599 S. Main Street.

URGENT: Information Regarding Water & Sewer Rate/Infrastructure

I have been made aware of reports of our water and sewer infrastructure failing. I want to assure our residents that our infrastructure is not failing and we continue to invest in our infrastructure to ensure we get the longest life possible. Our water and sewer rates are evaluated on a yearly basis as part of our annual budget process which begins in the fall. Our rates have remained steady over the past few years and we believe they will continue to do so in the immediate future. If you have any concerns or source of this incorrect information, I would ask that you contact me at or 740-967-3177 ext 2.

Jim Lenner

Village Manager