The Village of Johnstown is accepting applications for Part Time Administrative Assistant (See description below).  Applications must be received in the Village Offices at 599 S. Main St. or emailed to  by noon on April 13, 2016  Application for Employment


WAGE: $13.00 – $17.25 Hourly (Starting pay: $13.00. No benefits offered) 


This is a clerical support position performing advanced or more complex secretarial work for a Village department. Work involves responsibility for serving as secretary to a Village department head, performing office management and delegated secretarial and administrative tasks. Work requires the exercise of initiative, independent judgment, and advanced secretarial skills to a wide range of work situations often involving sensitive and confidential information. Work involves significant contact with other department heads, the general public, outside agencies, and members of department commissions.


Employee works under the direction of the Service Director. Assignments are generally received in the form of desired objectives; however, the incumbent is expected to complete assignments independently and without detailed review.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (May perform one or more of the following sets of duties.)

Supervises all bookkeeping and accounting operations for utility billing, including accounting for all monies received.

Handles difficult or unusual consumer complaints and takes appropriate action.

Maintains appropriate records for utility billing and makes reports. Reviews all internal accounting controls and ensures a high level of security and system integrity.

Performs typing and word processing of correspondence, minutes, agenda, reports, budgets, memorandums, training manuals, and other materials often containing sensitive or confidential information from oral instructions, copy, taped dictation.

Types and assists in preparing annual budget; composes and types letters, forms, notices, and other material.

Processes purchase orders and invoices for department contracts, repairs, furnishings, supplies, and equipment; prepares bid and mails documents on department projects and equipment; prepares requisitions and invoices; maintains purchasing records; tracks and orders supplies for department as needed.

Completes payroll for all department personnel; receives employee time slips; prepares time cards; compiles and calculates regular and overtime hours; types payroll forms with all relevant wage and benefit information and forwards to Finance; distributes pay checks.

Refers and assists citizens, and other callers; responds to various inquiries and provides information of services and functions; receives and handles complaints from a variety of sources; opens, sorts, and disburses incoming mail, utilizes radio to communicate and dispatch.

Performs various administrative support duties unique to each department such as the processing of legal notices; preparing actions for public hearings; manages routine processes or procedures; preparing camera ready copy of brochures, registration forms; dispatching crews; scheduling tests and other administrative actions.

Prepares a variety of monthly reports pertaining to departmental and administrative activities; maintains records of reports;

Performs other duties as required.


Graduation from high school, including or supplemented by secretarial courses, and three years progressively responsible experience as a secretary; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Considerable knowledge of secretarial practices and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic.

Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

Knowledge of general municipal agency operations and organization.

Knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, and other software packages.

Ability to make responsible decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Ability to maintain administrative, fiscal, and general records and to prepare reports and answer questions from records.

Ability to abide by confidentiality requirements.

Ability to compose correspondence on complex matters and to perform complex office management details without assistance.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the public, and to deal with public relations problems courteously and tactfully.

Ability to operate data processing equipment and a typewriter at a prescribed rate of speed.

Ability to take and transcribe dictation.

Ability to operate copy, fax, and other office machines.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to read and hear.


SIGN UP NOW for Water E-Billing

Too much paper?? Want your bill instantly? E-billing is now available for your water & sewer account!  Sign up and choose to receive email alerts OR to keep getting a paper bill- either way you register, you will be able to pull up your bill online and have access to a full year of billing history.  Register at the following link or call the office at 740-967-3177 and we will help you through it.

Link to create your E-Bill account



Champion Assisted Living: Now Hiring

Johnstown company Champion Assisted Living (267 North Main) is now hiring.  Applications may be picked up at the front desk Monday – Friday.

Resident applications are also being accepted.

Further details may be available by contacting them at 740-967-1111


PUBLIC NOTICE: Accepting Construction Bids for W. Jersey Street improvements


Sealed Bids for construction of W. Jersey Street Improvements, will be received at the office of the Village Manager, Village of Johnstown, Ohio, 599 South Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (Owner), until 1:00 p.m. local time on:   February 10, 2016

Bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud. Any Bids received after the specified time will not be considered. All Bids shall be considered valid until 60 days after the opening date, although not accepted or rejected.

The Project consists of full depth reconstruction/reclamation of W. Jersey Street from Anna Way to Main Street/State Route 37. The Project also includes drainage, intersection, signal, sidewalk, and water works improvements. The Work shall be completed in all respects on or before September 31, 2016.

Bidding Documents may be examined by appointment (740-967-3177) in Owner’s office, 599 South Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031, or at the office of Owner’s Engineer, CH2M, 1103 Schrock Road, Suite 400, Columbus, OH, 43229. Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Engineer’s office in electronic format for no charge. To obtain Bidding Documents via electronic mail, send requests to the attention of Nicole McQueary, and 614-825-6762, at the office of the Engineer.

Each Bid must be submitted on the prescribed Bid Form and accompanied by Bid security as prescribed in the Instructions to Bidders, and shall be enclosed in sealed envelopes, addressed to the Village Manager, Village of Johnstown, Ohio, and clearly marked: “W. JERSEY STREET IMPROVEMENTS”.

The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish the additional bond(s) prescribed in the Bidding Documents. In order to perform public work, the Successful Bidder and Subcontractors prior to contract award shall hold or obtain such licenses as required by State Statutes, and federal and local Laws and Regulations.

In accordance with ORC 4115.133, no Bidder may submit a Bid if Bidder, any of its officers, or Bidder’s Subcontractors or their officers appear on Director of Commerce’s list of violators of ORC 4115.02 to 4115.16 concerning payment of wages.

The Village of Johnstown, Ohio, reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, including any Bids, which in the opinion of the Village Manager, show evidence of unbalanced prices, and also to waive technical defects as the interest of the Village may require.

For information concerning the proposed Work or an appointment to visit the Site, contact Jack Liggett, Village Service Director, at 740-967-4746.

Construction Cost Estimate: $990,000.

Village of Johnstown
Jim Lenner, Village Manager
Publish:  January 19, 2016
January 26, 2016
February 2, 2016





PUBLIC NOTICE: Local Waste begins trash service for the Village of Johnstown in 2016

Local Waste Services contact link

Service guidelines link  – The first collection day will be Monday, January 4, 2016



PUBLIC NOTICE: Council meetings for 2016 will have a start time of 6:30 pm

First Council meeting will be January 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm held in Council chambers located at 599 South Main Street

Schedule of regular Council meetings for 2016


Oregon Elementary students say Pledge of Allegiance on NBC4

Tune in or set your DVRs to NBC4 to view students from Oregon Elementary saying the Pledge of Allegiance on air during the morning show.

November 24, 2015:  Mrs. Clark’s 2nd Grade
December 1, 2015:  Mrs. Housler’s 1st Grade
December 15, 2015:  Mrs. Derenberger’s 3rd Grade
January 5, 2016:  Mrs. Sammons’ 2nd Grade
January 12, 2016  Mrs. Link’s 1st Grade
January 26, 2016  Mrs. Garrity’s 3rd Grade


Am. Legion Gifts for Kids project (formerly Toys for Tots)

Gifts for Kids flyer

Collection Box Locations-Johnstown

Alexandria Public Library

Church of Ascension

Coughlin Ford

Creno’s Pizza

Dollar General

Evolution AG (Utica)

Granville Milling

Heartland Bank (Croton)

Heartland Bank (Johnstown)

Hot Spot Coffee Shop

Johnstown Fire Department

Johnstown Village Office

Kroger Store

Lash Chevrolet

Mary E Babcock Library

Methodist Church (Appleton)

Methodist Church (Croton)

Methodist Church (Johnstown)

New Look Hair Designs

Park National Bank

Phoenix Wellness Center

Shulls Hardware

Tech Rubber Internatonal



What you need to know about RADON

Licking County has the highest radon levels in Ohio. Radon test results performed by Licking County homeowners indicated nearly three out of four homes have radon levels above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L. For this reason, the Health Department has obtained a federal matching grant to provide radon education and free test kits to county residents. The LCHD has two Certified Radon Testers on staff.

Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air; but when trapped in buildings, can be harmful at elevated levels. The USEPA has determined that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., second to smoking. However, because you can’t see or smell radon, people tend to minimize the health effects and ignore the possibility it might exist in elevated levels in their homes.

You can have a free radon test kit mailed to your home BY CLICKING HERE.

Helpful radon links:


Planning & Zoning meeting Nov 18, 2015 is cancelled

The Planning and Zoning meeting for November 18, 2015 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be on December 2, 2015