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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.

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Village Council Approves Updated Strategic Plan

Johnstown Village Council approved an important update to the existing Strategic Plan at their September 18th meeting. Starting in 2011, the Village Planning & Zoning Commission embarked on an in-house update to the strategic plan. Working with the staff, the Planning & Zoning Commission went page by page through the existing Plan to determine the areas in need of updating. What started out as a quick review turned into a twelve month endeavor to produce an update that will guide future development in the years to come. The 2012 Strategic Plan (effective October 1, 2012) will provide a updated strategic approach to achieving the community’s vision by creating a plan for the physical development of the Village as well as general policy statements of how to get there. It is a guide for developers, landowners, concerned citizens, and elected officials as they make decisions about land. This information contained in this update must be used in conjunction with the previous Strategic Plan.

More information on planning and zoning in the Village can be found here.

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Request for Qualifications – Civil Engineering Services

The Village of Johnstown, OH (4,632 population, located in Licking County, Ohio) seeks highly qualified firms to provide consultant civil engineering services.  Johnstown is experiencing steady growth and development with dynamic residential, commercial, and corporate activity.  The consultant civil engineer will provide supporting professional engineering services and the conservative use of Village resources to Village Council, Planning Commission, Administration and Service Departments. Deadline for the RFQ is October 8th at 5:00pm.

RFQ For Consultant Civil Engineer

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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

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Public Hearing on Strategic Plan Update

The Johnstown Planning & Zoning Commission 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 5th at 6:30pm at Village Council Chambers.

Strategic Plan Amendment Draft

Future Land Use Map Amendment Draft

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WASTEWATER POSITION AVAILABLE

 

WASTE WATER POSITION

The Village of Johnstown is accepting resumes to fill a Class I position at the Waste Water facility, an Operator-in-Training would be considered.

Duties consist of Laboratory Testing – plant and distribution maintenance, some work with Water and Street Departments.

Basic shift, Tuesday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., some weekends.

Salary range $13.76 – $19.36, plus benefits

Send Resume to:

Village of Johnstown
Attention:  Jack Liggett
P.O. Box 457
Johnstown, Ohio 43031

You may also email your Resumes to the following address: jliggett@villageofjohnstown.org

Deadline for Resumes:  September 17, 2012

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Preventative Measures to Take Against West Nile Virus

All residents are encouraged to take the following prevention measures against WNV and other mosquito-borne infections:

To avoid possible infection from mosquito bites:

·         Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active; if you must be outdoors, be sure to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, shoes and socks.

·         Wear light colored clothing as mosquitoes are generally attracted to dark colors.

·         Use insect repellent and follow the label directions.

To eliminate mosquito breeding sites near your home:

·         Eliminate used tires, cans, and areas of standing water from your property and empty water from flower pots, bird baths, and other containers weekly.

·         Make sure all roof gutters are clean and properly draining.

·         Clean and chlorinate pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Keep them empty when not in use and drain water from pool covers.

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

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West Nile Virus Found in Johnstown

The Licking County Health Department reported evidence of West Nile Virus (WNV) to Village officials on July 19th. A trap monitored by the Health Department has tested positive for WNV.  The infected mosquitoes were found in Westview Drive area.  The Health Department will conduct mosquito spraying within a half mile of the trap in order to reduce the risk posed by the disease on Monday July 23, 2012.

If you have further questions on spraying or WNV, contact the Licking County Health Department at (740) 349-6535 or visit www.lickingcohealth.org.

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Johnstown Water Quality Report 2011 Now Available

Water Quality Report 2011

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Note From AEP – Buildings Must be Ready to Accept Power

Your Home Must Be Ready to Accept Restored Service from AEP Ohio.

Your facilities must be in safe working condition before restoration can be completed.

As AEP Ohio continues to restore electric service to the more than 660,000 customers who were left without electricity by Friday’s windstorm, company officials are reminding customers that some repairs to the customers’ premises cannot be performed by AEP Ohio employees.

In instances where the storm has damaged customer’s wiring or equipment, the customer needs to contact a qualified electrician to ensure that their home can accept AEP Ohio’s service when crews arrive to make repairs.

In an overhead electric system, the connection between AEP Ohio and the customer is made at the weatherhead. The weatherhead is attached atop the metal conduit (pipe) or cable that rises from the meter box and typically continues above the roof’s edge for a couple of feet or so to provide safe clearance. With underground service, the customer’s responsibility starts at the meter box. The weatherhead, riser pipe and meter box, together, comprise the “electric service entrance.” The property owner owns the electric service entrance, and the wiring inside it, as well as the breaker or fuse box on the inside.

“AEP Ohio is responsible for the facilities and equipment up to the service entrance,” said Pablo Vegas, AEP Ohio’s president and chief operating officer. “We are not authorized to make repairs to the weatherhead or meter base if they are damaged. So we’re urging customers to make arrangements for any necessary repairs to their facilities to avoid any additional delays in getting their service restored.” Vegas noted that in all instances, the customer is responsible for the structure’s electrical wiring. The electric meter itself is AEP Ohio’s property.

If the service entrance is damaged or pulled away from the house, customers will need to call an electrician to have repairs made before electric service can be restored by AEP Ohio employees. In an effort to speed restoration efforts, some local municipalities will not require an inspection by local officials prior to service restoration.

For more information regarding customer responsibility for damages to their homes’ electric service drop, view the Outages & Problems section of AEPOhio.com or click this link

AEPOhio.com/outages/faq/DamageToYourHomeOrBusiness.aspx

AEP Ohio appreciates its customers’ understanding and patience as the repair crews continue their restoration work throughout the State of Ohio.

 

 

Please visit us at www.aepohio.com/info/community/communityAffairs.

 

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