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Council notes village life full of work and play

John Lowe / The New Concord Leader Published: June 21, 2011 4:58 AM


NEW CONCORD — Life in the village will be full of work and play as late spring segues to summer.

In fact, the good times already began last week with the inaugural show of the annual “Celebrate New Concord!”

More than 150 people turned out to hear the music of a big band, Mayor Greg Adams said.

And the big band sound will return on Friday, July 8, when Celebrate New Concord! features the Dick Simcox Band performing in conjunction with the 52nd annual New Concord Fireman’s Festival.

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But more than fun will unfold in the village; plenty of dust will be flying as several work projects get under way.

The long awaited next phase of improvements at the wastewater treatment plant likely will begin on or around July 1, Administrator John Huey said.

Also, council adopted an emergency resolution Monday that authorizes the fiscal officer to advertise for bids for the 2011 street paving session.

Paving of Comin and Main streets should start soon, said Councilman Robert Dickson, chairman of the infrastructure committee.

Among other business:

• Dickson reported a planning session for the farmers’ market is slated for June 27 and a potential start date for the market could be as early as July 7. Dickson said no organization had stepped forward to sponsor the market.

• Council discussed the possibility of buying a less dated ladder truck for the fire department. 

• Administrator John Huey reported attendance is up at the New Concord Area Pool. The pool and its facilities recently passed inspection by the Muskingum County Health Department.


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