Fayette To See If It Makes Sense To Connect Water, Sewer To State Park

By: James Pruitt

The village of Fayette will be embarking on a mission to see if it’s feasible to connect Harrison Lake State Park to the municipal water and sewer.

The action comes after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources requested the study. The agency wants all state parks connected to municipal systems.

The village will spend $3,000 on the study after the council approved the expense April 27.

Village Administrator Steve Blue said the goal is to determine if its economically feasible to spend $2 million to provide water to the park.

The two large shelter houses at the park will rent out this year for $35. Council member Scott Wagner said this has been the policy for some time.

Residents who are going to participate in the community garage sale May 26-28 need to obtain a permit (at no cost) so their sales will make the list and map that will be printed. No list or map is printed for the annual U.S. 127 sales.

Residents are reminded to obtain a zoning permit at the village office before starting any construction this year.

Anyone who is planning an event that will affect traffic, is held at the park, requires additional village services or police protection needs to apply for a permit at least 30 days before the event. Applications are available at the village office or on the village web site.

Village crews will pick up brush every other Monday through October or following a major storm. Branches must 3 inches or less in diameter and 6 feet or less in length. Crews have been instructed not to pick up branches that exceed those limits.

The same rules apply for people who take their brush to the bunker by the water tower, Blue said. Grass clippings are not accepted and residents are asked not to drop leaves on the brush.

The village is planning an open house at the office from 1-6 p.m. May 25. Residents are invited to come and see the building and it is hoped they will stay for the council meeting at 7 p.m.

Several major repairs to the village’s squad cars has left the chief’s budget with barely enough money to cover oil changes the rest of the year.

Six men’s teams have signed up for softball this year, but only one has paid. On the co-ed side only three of the six teams have paid. Village officials say if the teams don’t pay, they won’t play.

The council declared an emergency and approved an ordinance to cover $10,215 in appropriations.

The council also approved changes to rules governing notices for public meetings. The changes remove the use of a telegraph to alert the public and to post notices on the front door of the village office or the website.

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