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State approves street funding in New London

By Ellen Simmons • Dec 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM

NEW LONDON — Council learned Monday the state has approved CDBG funding for repair of Johnson Drive, Pearl Street and the village parking lot. The county commissioners have to approve the matter and bidding should start after the first of the year.

Council approved hiring David Patton and Andrew Goss as new employees for the water and sewer departments at a starting wage of $16 an hour.

John Chapin reported when Firelands Electric moves to its new location it will not be building a new tower, which is currently used for radio antennas for agencies such as the police, fire and ambulance service.

The plan is erect a 40-foot antenna on the water tower with the cost to be shared by the seven agencies involved.

Council finalized ordinances to raise utility rates and renew a contract with solicitor Steve Bond.

Tom Neel, president of the New London Area Historical Society, asked the deadline for sidewalk repair in the downtown be moved from May 31 to Aug. 1. Also, he suggested some type of path for walkers and bikes be built between the two parks and council consider some type of historic restoration project for downtown.

Tuesday garbage pick-ups for Christmas and New Year’s weeks will take place on Wednesday. The village office will be closed Dec. 26 and the final council meeting of the year will be 7 p.m., Dec. 27.

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