NEW CONCORD — Mayor Greg Adams updated New Concord council members of the recent full-staff meeting when council met Monday evening.
“We are holding steady on our budget,” he said. “We are not gaining, but we are not losing either.”
Employee salaries were discussed.
“All salaries will remain the same as last year,” Adams reported.
Council voted to approve the wage ordinance. The salary ranges for employees and officers of the village for the period of July 1, 2010 to June 31, 2010.
Several committees reported to the council Monday evening.
Robert Dixon, infrastructure chair, said the committee chose Birkhimer Asphalt to do the upcoming paving project.
“Birkhimer was not only the lowest bidder, but also met all the requirements,” said Dixon.
Police Chief Ed Stewart noted June was a slow month for the department, with 19 complaints and 22 citations/arrests.
To the contrary, Brent Gates, fire chief, reported, “June has been very busy for us.”
The department responded to 22 fire calls and 72 EMS runs.
Along with keeping up with the fire runs, the department has been busy with community activities.
“We just wrapped up a very successful Fireman’s Festival,” said Gates.
He said that over 500 prizes were given away, hundreds of chickens were sold and the fireworks went well.
“I have heard lots of compliments and good things about the festival,” said Council President Al Chaffey.
“I think it is a good community event and you do a good job pulling the town together,” added Mayor Adams.
“We are already getting ready for next year,” Gates said. “This year the fireworks cost $3,000. We already know that next year the fireworks will cost $4,000. We were only able to raise $2,700 this year for the fireworks, but we want to continue them; everyone seems to enjoy them.”
The Village of New Concord has had several community events recently.
The Farmers Market, Movie in the Park, a car show, Fireman’s Festival and this weekend is the grand opening of the skate park. Several events will be going on with the opening.
Events will run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 17 at the skate park near the New Concord Pool.
There will be a professional skate boarder, contests and vendors.
The next Celebrate New Concord event is scheduled for July 20.
The next village council meeting will be Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.