By Martha Jacob – Ripley Bee
Pete Renshaw, administrator for the Village of Ripley, would like to remind residents about current and upcoming events for the village including:
• The Ripley Tree Committee has announced that the Arbor Day Program has been scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery. A maple tree will be planted near the cemetery monument. Several other trees will be pruned and mulch will be put down at several locations.
• A very special Food Pantry Event sponsored by the Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio (CCSWOH).
The agency had over 50 volunteers on hand during the recent Food Pantry Event, which was orderly and approximately 110 families were served quality groceries.
Ripley acting Police Chief Joel Barnett was on hand to provide assistance. The event will be repeated every third Wednesday of each month.
• The new water main pipe will be sent out for bids shortly.
• Annual resurfacing of streets includes a list which is being formulated for the biggest need priority.
• The Community Building parking lot will be sealed and striped.
• Some surface water flow problems will be redirected with asphalt curbing.
• Potholes will be filled in, once the hot mix paving is available.
• An Ohio EPA licensed operator is being sought for full time employment at our water treatment plant.
The Mayor of Ripley is Tom Leonard, and council members for the village include Nowana Bingaman, David Otis, Tiffany Regenstein, Travis Arnett, Charles Poole and Kathy Lewis.
Renshaw can be reached at (937) 392-4377 for any questions.