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Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

Johnstown’s American Legion Post 254’s Easter egg hunt is March 30 for children ages 1-9. It will be on the Johnstown Recreation Center grounds. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with the hunt starting at 1 p.m

Snow Emergency Parking Reminder for March 6th Snow Event

In order to facilitate the cleaning of streets and expedite the free flow of traffic, motor vehicles shall not be parked on any street within the Municipality or within the Businessman’s Downtown Parking Lot at such times as the United States Weather Bureau records indicate that two inches of snow has fallen or two inches of snow has fallen and there is a prospect of further snowfall. All vehicles parked prior to the time weather conditions prohibited parking must be removed by the owners or operators. Any motor vehicle parked in violation of this prohibition shall be removed at the order of the Chief of Police and shall subject the owner or operator to the fines provided herein.

Information needed for the Johnstown Cemetery (near Coshocton Street) . . . read more

The Johnstown Cemetery (Old Burying Ground) near Coshocton Street is being cleaned up for the Bicentennial Celebration by the Village Street Department. The Johnstown American Legion is researching the Revolutionary and Civil War veterans that are buried at this site. If you have information that would help with their research, please contact Harry Galbraith by phone at 740-967-7655 or by email at hgalbraith@roadrunner.com

 

Recycling at Village Office Location and overflow problem

When the Recycling Drop-Off at the Village Offices is overflowing out of the containers, please do not drop off your recycling items until the excess has been cleared away.

More information about Recycling in Licking County can be found at:

http://www.lcounty.com/rlc/

 

 

Purdue Marching Band Event Cancelled for Oct 19th

The School received word today that Purdue will not be joining the Johnstown Big Red Band on October 19th. Circumstances beyond our control have caused the event to become more complicated and Purdue has decided they will not be coming to town prior to their game with OSU. On behalf of the Band members, Band Boosters, and Mr. Carver, we thank you and appreciate your tremendous support. We are so blessed to live in a community that is always so willing to help.

Public Hearing Sept. 18th at 7pm – Strategic Plan Update

The Johnstown Village Council will hold a public hearing on the adoption of amendments to the Strategic Plan. A copy of the draft plan amendment can be found below or by visiting the Village office at 599 S. Main Street. The hearing will be September 18th at 7:00pm at Village Council Chambers.

FUTURE LAND USE VILLAGE 10.1.12

Strategic Plan Text 10.1.2012

Johnstown Water Quality Report 2011 Now Available

Water Quality Report 2011

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

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.”

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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