Bettsville Village Council: Halloween carnival, parade, popcorn ball sales top business

BETTSVILLE — Bettsville Village Council talked of ordinances and updates Tuesday evening.

Alicia Lenke, Halloween carnival and parade coordinator, discussed the Oct. 20 event. Council member Robert Toy said it was a success and one of the best parades he had seen in his time, with a great turnout to the attractions, food and games. Lenke made suggestions for next year’s carnival, such as a change of venue and parade routes, before thanking the community and council for its support.

Chief Michael Snell discussed the fire department’s upcoming popcorn ball sale, set for 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 19, 20 and 22. Due to a lack of help and availability, the sale is to run shorter than it has in the past, and Snell said it is to be on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Call the department at (419) 986-5141 for more information or to place large orders.

Due to repeated trash dumping violations such as paint cans, televisions and dog waste bags, the council is looking to install surveillance cameras at the complex and recycle Dumpsters to better monitor and hold illegal dumpers accountable.

Before adjourning into an executive session, council members talked about income surveys and how the community’s feedback factored into being eligible for grants. Mayor Gary Harrison stressed how important it was for the community to participate, an urged everyone to “get one.”

In other news:

• Park board members are to be selected by Jan. 1.

• Council members are looking for volunteers to aid in posting new house number signs, advising anyone requiring service hours to contact the office at (419) 983-5636.