Health and Safety

Jersey Street Traffic Signals Are on Flash

The traffic lights at Jersey/Williams Streets and Jersey/Oregon Streets have been changed to flashing signals for the summer and will return to standard operation the week of August 13, 2012 for the start of  school on August 20, 2012.

Shape Your Transportation Plan – ODOT Survey Now Open

The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently completing the statewide long range transportation plan titled “Access Ohio 2040.”  As a part of the public involvement process, ODOT is inviting area transportation stakeholders to complete the Customer Preferences Survey at www.odotsurvey.com . Anyone who drives, takes the bus, rides a bike, or walks is a transportation stakeholder. The survey will take about 10 minutes.

http://www.odotsurvey.com/

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/.

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.

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.

 

Tick Season Arrives Early

Via Licking County Health Department

The wet and warm weather recently has led to early encounters with ticks in yards and parks around the county. Ticks can carry diseases that can pose serious health risks to humans including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease.

Contrary to popular belief, ticks do not jump, fly or fall out of trees. They wait on low growing plants for a host to pass by. When a person or animal brushes against the vegetation, the tick will cling to fur or clothing and crawl upward, looking for a place to attach and begin feeding. The risk of exposure to ticks and disease can be reduced by following these precautions:

Humans

• Avoid tick-infested areas such as tall grass and dense vegetation.

• Tuck your pants into sock tops or boots.

• Wear light-colored clothing to make it easier to find crawling ticks.

• Use repellants and follow label instructions carefully.

• Check yourself, your children and pets frequently for ticks.

• Bathe or shower after exposure to tick habitat (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that may be crawling on you.

Dogs

• Dogs are also at risk for tick-borne diseases and they may carry infected ticks into the home. Infected dogs are not contagious to humans.

• Keep yard and outdoor play areas well mowed to discourage tick infestation.

• Treatments are available to control ticks on dogs. Consult your veterinarian and always follow label instructions.

 

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

Contact Info: Robert Sealock, Environmental Health Directory (740) 349-6486, rsealock@lickingcohealth.org