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Millersburg Council approves memorial sign

By KEVIN LYNCHStaff Writer Published: February 25, 2017 5:00 AM

MILLERSBURG -- The village of Millersburg has approved a request to install a sign on South School Street honoring the memory of Millersburg native Larry Dean Barton.

Barton was killed in Vietnam on March 21, 1967, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of his death.

"We will work with the family on the design and wording of the sign, and install it with a ceremony on the 21st," Village Administrator Nate Troyer said. "As we go forward with this, I will let everyone know what time and where this will take place."

In other business, Troyer reported meeting with representatives of Shaffer, Johnston, Lichtenwalter & Associates to discuss the 2017 street resurfacing project.

"They are preparing an estimate agreement for services for our review," Troyer said. "In addition to resurfacing everything southeast of the square, we are looking at including a storm sewer extension at Spring Drive, and possibly sidewalks from just east of Brambly Hedge to Lakeview Drive if funding allows."

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The village also received a request from a business owner of Sheds Direct (at the corner of state Route 39 and County Road 349) to install a street light on the property. Troyer noted a pole is already there, so with council's approval, he will notify AEP to arrange a suitable situation.

Troyer said that he and Village Solicitor Bob Hines have reviewed and signed the First Energy amendment for the continuation of the electrical aggregation contract.

Troyer noted that Heritage Ohio will be in town on Friday to evaluate the village and determine whether or not it is worthy of being a Heritage Ohio certified city.

"Receiving accreditation from them has not been a problem in the past," Troyer said.

He added that they were in town last week for a workshop on public speaking, the use of social media and a presentation by Rusty Baker about the various projects he has been involved with around the country.

"By my count, there were 35 municipalities and organizations represented," Troyer said. "Historic Downtown Millersburg had half the board there for most of the day."

Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or klynch@the-daily-record.com.


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