Public Comments Welcome – New Boston Phase 8B
The Village of New Boston is designing improvements to the wastewater collection system to be constructed in 2021. The Phase 8B project will include the following activities:
- Construction of a new, larger sanitary sewer along West Avenue toward the CSX railroad,
- Replacement of the Webb Allen Pump Station on Millbrook Street,
- Addition of a level sensing flow meter in an existing manhole on Lakeside and Rhodes,
- Structural lining of sanitary sewers at several locations within the Village, and
- Combined sewer separation by construction of a new storm sewer near the VA clinic.
The following documents are available for public review:
- Facilities Plan Addendum, dated August 2020 and revised December 2020. This document identifies Phases 7, 8A, 8B, and 9 of the CSO abatement plan.
- Draft Environmental Assessment dated January 7, 2021. This document considered the environmental impacts of the Phase 8B project.
An overview of the Phase 8B project will be provided at the January 19, 2021 Village Council virtual meeting starting at 6:30 PM.
The Village of New Boston Mayor and Council wish for the public to be involved with this process. Please submit any comments you have to Steve Hamilton, Village Administrator on or before January 31, 2021.
Recently, Fire Chief Chris Davis completed his 25 years of continued service to the community and people of New Boston. He joins Police Chief Steve Goins as the only two employees with more than 25 years of work service.
Mayor Williams presented both with an award recognizing their years of commitment and service to our community. The Mayor commented, “We are most fortunate to have these two experienced individuals to lead our public safety department. Their commitment and expertise provide valuable service to our fire and police divisions and provide enhanced safety to our New Boston community. On behalf of all of us here in New Boston, we appreciate and thank them both for their continued service and dedication.”
ECONOMIC RELIEF FUND ESTABLISHED
FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
NEW BOSTON INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Mayor Williams and New Boston Village Council have announced that an “Economic Relief Fund” has been established to financially assist New Boston individuals and small businesses who have been economically affected by the Coronavirus (COVID–19) pandemic. The federal dollars are provided to the Village through the Federal CARES Act fund distributed to the Village of New Boston for necessary pandemic related expenses and small business grant programs.
The funds may be used by New Boston residents to provide financial relief for rent, mortgage, and utility payments for those economically impacted by the virus while small businesses may also receive relief from operating costs due to the virus. There is a maximum award up to $1,000 for each household or small business.
The program is being administered by Community Action of Scioto County, where applications may be picked–up beginning on Monday, September 14. The $50,000 fund will only be available until the end of the year or when the fund monies have been distributed, whichever comes first.
NEW BOSTON CANCELS FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN SEPTEMBER
Mayor Williams has announced that the planned Fourth of July Fireworks have been cancelled due to the COVID–19 virus along with social distancing orders and restrictions on mass gatherings. “We are genuinely disappointed that fireworks will not be happening this Independence Day, but our major concern is for the safety of our community, visitors and employees who would be attending and working the event.”
The virus situation will be revisited in September to determine if a community celebration with fireworks can be performed safely and in accordance with state and local health orders as Ohio continues to reopen activities. The Mayor continued, “The community certainly needs a celebration and we are very optimistic and determined to hold an event later in the year.”
The Mayor also stated that the Fourth of July Fireworks will most certainly continue in 2021.
The New Boston Village council meeting scheduled for May 5th has been cancelled.
The next scheduled council meeting is tentatively set for May 19.
NEW BOSTON VILLAGE OFFICES CLOSED
In consideration of the ever changing situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in keeping with the recommendations from both federal and state government officials and health departments, the Scioto County Commissioners declaration of emergency, and the expected surge in the number of people expected to contract the virus in the next few weeks, the New Boston Village Offices will be Closed Immediately
to the public for All Routine Business.
Critical of unforseen matters requiring immediate attention will be considered on a case by case basis.
However, all necessary functions (Police, Fire, Sanitation, Flood Defense, etc) will continue without interruption.
Staff will be available to answer questions and concerns via telephone number 740.456.4103 and will be able to assist with filing of tax returns and Mayor’s Court questions.
STAY SAFE……..STAY HOME……SAVE LIVES