Republic readies for spring clean

REPUBLIC – Republic council members met Monday night for discussion of spring clean-up throughout the village. Trees and bushes are in need of trimming as they are blocking visibility at intersections. Residents are to receive reminders with utility billings that the Ohio Revised Code says trees must be trimmed 10 feet above the sidewalk and grass can be no higher than 6 inches. Village Administrator Crystal Hoepf requested bushes be trimmed to read meters more easily.

Hoepf also received approval to order a new truck from Germaine Ford of Columbus for $35,799. The snow plow with connections and switches, a spreader and spinner will be added later for a cost of $7,478.

She spoke with the art teacher at Seneca East High School about designing a new logo for the village which is to include historical sites and continue the theme of “Small in Size, Big in Heart.” The project is to be completed in the fall when students return to school.

In other matters,


Accepted Fiscal Officer Monique Delaney’s resignation effective June 30. She had reported a total of $1,202,000 in all funds with $600,000 invested.

Heard Mayor Bruce Lambert question the use of suspended stop signs at village intersections. Lambert and Hoepf are to investigate.

Heard Lambert and Delaney are to review candidates for fiscal officer with a recommendation for council approval.

Heard Lambert and Police Chief Don Holmer are to review candidates for new officer with a recommendation for council.

Discussed the power outages in the village. Residents always are to be notified in advance when work is to be done.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. June 2.