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COVID-19 STATE & COUNTY UPDATES

Ohio Department of Health Link

Licking County Health Department Link

PUBLIC NOTICE: OHIO GOVERNOR ISSUES STAY AT HOME ORDER

The Governor / Health Director has issued an order to stay at home. Village offices are closed to public entry but will be staffed for phone calls (740.967.3177) or email

3/31/2020 update: Village buildings and offices will be closed for another month. This coincides with Governor DeWine’s decision to keep Ohio’s schools closed through Friday May 1st because of the COVID-19 emergency. Village Offices will be closed to the public until Monday May 4th pending any new direction from the Governor.

During the period all Village offices can be reached by calling 740.967.3177 or emailing at info@johnstownohio.org. Direct lines and applications for Village permits can be found on the Village’s web site at www.johnstownohio.org. Information on how to pay water bills is also available on the Village’s web site.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Village buildings

Starting Monday, March 16th, all Village buildings will be closed to the public.

In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s State Orders to minimize the community spread of the coronavirus (COVIN-19), the Village of Johnstown asks residents who normally visit our village buildings for services to conduct their business online, over the phone or through email. All emails can be found on our website. General questions can be sent to info@johnstownohio.org.

Update 3/31/2020: Village buildings and offices will be closed for another month. This coincides with Governor DeWine’s decision to keep Ohio’s schools closed through Friday May 1st because of the COVID-19 emergency. Village Offices will be closed to the public until Monday May 4th pending any new direction from the Governor.

During the period all Village offices can be reached by calling 740.967.3177 or emailing at info@johnstownohio.org. Direct lines and applications for Village permits can be found on the Village’s web site at www.johnstownohio.org. Information on how to pay water bills are also available on the Village’s web site. #flattenthecurve

PUBLIC NOTICE: Planning & Zoning Commission Open Seat – Deadline extended to April 16, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

Johnstown Village Council is accepting letters of interest for one unexpired term on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Term expires December 31, 2021.

The deadline for interest has been extended to April 16, 2020. Letters will be accepted by the Clerk of Council until noon.

Any current Village resident may forward their letter of interest by email to tmonroe@johnstownohio.org

or by mail to:

Clerk of Council
599 South Main St.
Johnstown, Oh 43031

 

ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST

Arbor Day Poster Contest

If your kids are looking for something to do over the next few weeks, the Village encourages them to participate in an Arbor Day poster contest. The contest is open to children ages 5-12 in the Johnstown Monroe School District. The poster is posted here and will be shared on our Facebook page for parents to print and share with their kids. Participants can then color and decorate the poster focusing on the Arbor Day theme.

Submissions can be mailed to Bailey Klimchak at the Village of Johnstown office at 599 South Main Street or they can be dropped off in the water payment drop box. All submissions must be turned in or postmarked by April 7th. The winner will be announced on the Village Facebook page April 18th

Arbor Day poster

 

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDELINES ***Update 1/24/2020 Response to Questions posted.

Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) for Creation of Commercial and Residential Design Districts and Guidelines ***Update. Response to Questions posted 1/24/2020

RFP Design Guidelines Link

PROJECT SUMMARY: The Village of Johnstown requests proposals from urban design and planning consulting firms to develop commercial and residential design guidelines for the Village. The purpose of the design guidelines will be to provide direction and guidance to Village staff, commissions, and applicants on the desired aesthetics of each area.

Date of Issue: January 3, 2020
Deadline for Questions: January 16, 2020
Response to Questions Posted: January 24, 2020
Proposal Submittal Deadline: February 14, 2020
Selection Completion: March 6, 2020
Commencement of Project: April 1, 2020

Contact Person: Bailey Klimchak, Village Planner
Village Office, Village of Johnstown
599 S. Main Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Phone: 740-967-3177 Ext. 6 Email: bklimchak@johnstownohio.org

Questions: All inquiries and questions about this project must be submitted in writing by email to Bailey Klimchak at bklimchak@johnstownohio.org. Questions must be submitted by January 16, 2020. All responses to submitted questions will be published in the form of an addendum on the Village’s website at http://www.johnstownohio.org on January 24, 2020.

RFP – Response to Questions

WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION & BOIL ALERT – Update**1/3/2020 BOIL ALERT LIFTED

UPDATE 1/3/2020; THE BOIL ALERT HAS BEEN LIFTED, WATER USAGE MAY RESUME AS NORMAL, AFFECTED RESIDENTS WILL RECIEVE A DOOR TAG TO NOTIFY.

The Village will be repairing a waterline valve on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Affected residents will be without water service that day and will need to observe a Boil Alert when service is restored after the repair.  Affected residents will be Luke’s Crossing apartment numbers 198-298 and Briarwood apartments numbers 340-362 and will receive a yellow door hanger.

Anyone with questions may contact the Administration office at 740.967.3177.

CENSUS 2020

Census workers are canvassing in our area
How Can You Verify That Someone Is a Census Worker?

If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:

  • First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
  • If you still have questions about their identity, you can contact your Regional Census Center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

If you would like to earn some money, be a Census worker! Pay is $16.50/hour (must be at least 18)

Census timeline

2020

  • March 12 – 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
  • April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
  • May – July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
  • December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

2021

  • March 31: By this date, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.

More information can be found on the Census Bureau website

WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION & BOIL ALERT – **Update 12/20/19 BOIL ALERT LIFTED

The Village will be repairing a waterline valve on Wednesday, December 18th on Woodgate Drive. Anyone affected by the waterline repair will received a yellow door hanger. The area shown on the map will be on a boil alert once the repair is completed.

Anyone with questions may contact the Administration office at 740.967.3177.

**UPDATE 12/18/19  2:49pm;  water service has been restored, Boil alert in effect – properties will be notified when boil alert lifted.

**UPDATE 12/20/19 THE BOIL ALERT HAS BEEN LIFTED.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION INTEREST

PUBLIC NOTICE

Johnstown Village Council is accepting letters of interest for two seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Terms will begin January 1, 2020 and expire December 31, 2023. Letters will be accepted by the Clerk of Council until noon on November 25, 2019.

Any current Village resident may forward their letter by email to tmonroe@johnstownohio.org

In person, or by mail to:

Clerk of Council
599 South Main St.
Johnstown, Oh 43031