The Mechanicsburg Lion’s Club will hold it’s traditional “Meet the Candidates Night” at the Mechanicsburg Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 29th at 7pm. Local candidates for Mayor, Village Council, Mechanicsburg School Board, Goshen Township Trustee and Fire Department Levy, Library Levy and Maple Grove Cemetery will be on the Agenda.
The Village of Mechanicsburg's 2019 Trick or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 6-8pm, rain or shine.
For more information, contact The Champaign Health District at 937-484-1606
The Mechanicsburg Planning Commission meeting regularly held on the 4th Saturday of each month will be held on the 3rd Saturday in the month of September (September 21, 2019) at 8am in the Municipal building.
There will be a Mechanicsburg Village Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on September 4, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Municipal building, 18 N Main St. This meeting is to discuss a variance on maximum lot occupancy regulations for an accessory structure at 9 Spring St.
Please join us for the Mechanicsburg Troop Formation Event at Dohran Wilson Elementary School on Monday, September 23, 6:30-7:30 PM. This is an opportunity for parents and girls to learn more about what Girl Scouts has to offer.
Back to School Free Garage Sale Weekend
Friday August 23rd and Saturday August 24th
8am-5pm, no permit required.
Wendell Cornelison retired on Friday July 19th after 21 years of service to the Village. Wendell joined the Village Maintenance Department in June of 1998. Wendell worked maintenance on water, wastewater, streets and just about anything else that we asked of him. The Village will miss his service, but we congratulate him on his retirement and thank him for his years of service.
We would like to thank the community for supporting the Street Levy. While we know that everyone is concerned that they are not seeing immediate improvements it is important for you to know how these projects are put together.
On Thursday July 11 our Administrator, April Huggins Davis and myself delivered our Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) application for street repair funding to the Champaign County Engineers Office. All 21 pages of it.
We have put a lot of time, effort and thought into our application. We want to get the best bang for our buck, while at the same time presenting it in a way to increase our chances of approval.
Our plan is to seek funding for the repaving of 4 streets, Sceva, Pleasant, South Locust, and the west end of Prospect St., from Park to Western. The total project cost is estimated at $299,631.
The application shows a grant request for $86,893, a loan request for $89,889, with a village match of $122,849. The loan would be at 0 % interest for 15 years. This will keep our yearly loan payment under $6000. This is affordable with our current revenue stream.
One of your questions probably will be WHY so much local match funds? $122,000? It is a complicated scoring system. One of the considerations is that the more matching funds, the greater the possibility of approval. We are putting up as much as we believe we can afford in order to increase that possibility. Each year there are 50-60 applications in district 7 with only about 50% getting approved, so increasing our chances for approval is important.
We believe this will put us in position for future projects with OPWC including complete street rehabilitation, storm sewer repair, water line and sanitary sewer replacement.
If approved this repaving will be done next year.
Also for your information the pavement patching of Sandusky street will commence this week. Spring and early summer rains really put a damper on construction schedules, and they are just now starting to catch up.
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