It was determined permits aren’t needed through Richland County for new clear wells and drying beds. It is hoped outside construction can begin in the fall.
The village applied for a $500,000 critical infrastructure grant, but was turned down. New London can reapply, but Pickworth said the state is requiring the village to use all of its revolving loan fund (RLF) money toward the project.
“They don’t want any RLFs out there anymore,” he added.
Also, the Ohio Public Works Commission funding for East Street, Birch Park extension and New London Avenue extension looks doubtful. Pickworth said the method of scoring the projects has changed and he feels the villages in the county are being shortchanged.
Firelands Ambulance Service had 65 runs in September and the Park Gun raffle is Nov. 10.