Council approves new utility rates for Bellville


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By Zach Jones - zjones@civitasmedia.com



Zach Jones | The Star Bellville Village Administrator Larry Weirich sits-in on his first village council meeting.


Newly hired Bellville Village Administrator Larry Weirich is wasting no time getting used to his role in the local government ranks.

Weirich joined his peers for the first time tonight at their bi-monthly council meeting filling members in on a resurfacing project on State Route 97.

“I have a meeting with ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation) next Tuesday to discuss the erosion on 97,” said Weirich. “It looks like we’re going to have some help on the project.”

The village and the state organization are looking to fill-in an embankment along the road with concrete to prevent further wear. Officials are expected to meet with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for approval.

In addition, council unanimously approved legislation for the village’s new sewer and water rates that will go into effect in December.

Members also discussed a proposed ordinance that would bring Bellville into compliance with the newly revised Ohio tax code.

Under the village’s proposed tax system, Bellville would begin requiring residents to file for taxes at the age of 16. The current system only requires residents 18 years of age and older to file.

Bellville Mayor Darrell Banks also announced Clear Fork Local School Districts plan to hold community meetings to discuss the district’s plan to construct new elementary facilities.

“They’re holding them Oct. 19, 20 and 21 at 6:30 (p.m.),” said Banks of the school board meetings. “I would like for us to go down there and voice our opinion. They want to hear from us and all of te community.”

The meetings will be held at Butler Elementary, Bellville Elementary and Clear Fork High School respectively.

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Bellville Village Administrator Larry Weirich sits-in on his first village council meeting.

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Bellville Village Administrator Larry Weirich sits-in on his first village council meeting.

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By Zach Jones

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Reach Jones on Twitter @Bellville_Jones or via email at zjones@civitasmedia.com