MILLERSBURG -- Historic Downtown Millersburg is an exceptional model for small villages, according to Heritage Ohio, which was in town in late February for the annual evaluation. Village Administrator Nate Troyer's report touched on this and several other highlights at Monday's meeting of the Millersburg Village Council.
1. HDM earns accredidation: Heritage Ohio was in town on Friday, Feb. 17 for the annual program evaluation and everything went well, according to board member Troyer.
"They continue to use the Millersburg program as an example for other communities in Ohio," he said. "We're one of the smaller communities in population and money-wise, but we have one of the more successful programs. I find that pretty remarkable when we're going up against much larger communities with much deeper pockets and more resources.
2. Design and Review board to meet: The Design and Review Board and Zoning Commission will meet today, March 1 to discuss a certificate of appropriateness for signage at Millersburg Dental and E&H Ace Hardware.
The zoning commission will also hear a variance request from E&H Hardware for excess square footage on the proposed signage.
3. Clay Street Pavilion complete: The final inspection was held at Clay Street Pavilion and everything went fine, according to Troyer.
"The only thing they found missing was a ground rod, which will be installed," Troyer said. "We should receive the Certificate of Occupancy soon from the East Central Ohio Building Authority (ECOBA), and everyone can get on with their lives."
4. Spring clean-Up discussed: "We've had some false spring here and got people thinking about spring cleaning," Troyer said. "We did it in May before and generally have done it in April or May. We're at the end of February now, it wouldn't hurt to start working on that."
No decision was made on Monday, but Troyer wanted council members to be thinking about it and when would be a good date to hold the spring cleaning for the village.
"Next meeting we can set a date and get the dumpsters lined up, and start advertising it," he said.
5. Looking into mosquito control: Troyer said he will contact both companies to get quotes for the mosquito spraying program for the summer, which generally runs from May through October.
6. Park District seeks support: the Holmes County Park District is seeking funding for the construction of the bridge over the Killbuck Creek connecting the Depot and the old fairgrounds property.
The village has a letter of support for the Park District from the council.
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or email@example.com.