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Ripley council continues search for new water plant operator

By Martha Jacob

Shannon Hicks, with AirEvac Lifeteam spoke to members of the Ripley Village Council for a third time, during its May 10 meeting, regarding signing the village to a membership plan which would cost the village nearly $4,000. Eventually council voted 4 to 2 against the investment because the funds were simply not in the budget.
In other business at the meeting, Councilman Travis Arnett agreed to welcome visitors and open this year’s Memorial Day ceremony, scheduled for May 30.
The Memorial Day event will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Monday with a bicycle decorating contest on Front Street and include a parade, opening ceremony, a walking parade, a ceremony at Red Oak Creek Bridge and a ceremony at the Maplewood Cemetery.
The day will end with the laying of the wreath by the American Legion Auxiliary and the Masons and taps
Village Administrator Pete Renshaw reported to council that he needed a resolution from council for residents to be able to participate in the summer watering program.
“This is for people who are filling their pools, or watering their gardens or anything like that,” Renshaw said. “Ordinarily, we offer this for three months with the option to add a fourth month in September if it’s extremely dry or hot.”  Council approved the resolution.
“We’re still searching for a water treatment plant operator,” Renshaw said, “and we’ve had quite a few responses, some as far away as Egypt and one from the Philippines. But only one person has an Ohio EPA license and we’ve set up an interview with him next week. He currently works in Peeples at Adams County Rural Water.”
Renshaw said he now has two estimates for the repairs needed at the Ripley Metalworks building dock. He said that the driver who damaged the dock goes to court in a few days, and everything financially, will be dealt with at that time.
Renshaw also discussed parking at the First Baptist Church on Third Street, which is located next to a property that lost its roof recently. The pastor has asked that parking in front of their church be designated ‘church parking only.’
“The church is hoping to purchase the old house next to it so it can tear it down and build a small parking lot,” Renshaw said.
Other issues discussed by council included progress on getting a new grocery store for the village, and an upcoming street dance scheduled for June 11. Also discussed briefly was the Ohio Heritage Festival, and standing water in the streets.

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