PUBLIC INPUT REQUESTED:
The Village of Russells Point is seeking public comments related to HB 172 known as the “Fireworks Bill” which legalizes the discharge of fireworks in Ohio on specific holidays. However, the HB also empowers the Village with the right to restrict or eliminate the private discharge of consumer-grade fireworks.
What are your thoughts? Should the Village continue to ban the discharge of consumer-grade fireworks? Should the allowable dates and times be further restricted than what is allowed by HB 172?
The Council is requesting the opinion of the residents of the Village at their next Council Meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Russells Point Municipal Building, 433 St. Rt. 708, Russells Point or you may email your opinion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village of Russells Point has been working to secure funding to replace, repair and install new storm water infrastructure throughout the village. The most recent projected cost is $4,152,444 base on preliminary engineering estimates.
In May of 2022 the village was informed by USDA that our application for the remaining funds needed to complete the project has been set aside in the form of an additional grant and loan.
The entire project is currently being engineered for final design by Choice One Engineering and is estimated to be bid out in October 2022.
Funding for the entire project will be paid through the following sources:
Army Corps of Engineering Grant
The Village has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which will cover $994,444 of the project including the Village's match of $331,481.33.
Ohio Dept. of Development HB 168 Grant
The Village was awarded an infrastructure design grant in connection with the Storm Water Infrastructure Project in the amount of $100,000. These funds will be used toward the engineering costs to design the final plans for the village wide storm water infrastructure improvements.
USDA Grant & Loan
USDA has set aside $1,200,000 in grant funding and $1,858,000 in loan. The loan will be secured by a General Obligation Bond for 40 year at a rate of 1.50% and estimated annual payments of $61,946
Neighborhood Revitalization Grant - VARIOUS PROJECTS
The Village has been awarded a Logan County CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Grant in the amount of $750,000 with an additional $100,000 awarded through the CDBG allocation. These funds along with village matches will complete an estimated $1,079,300 in various projects throughout the village. Click here to see the breakdown of projects and estimated costs.
Changes to Contractor Registration Requirements - Effective Immediately
Please note that contractors are no longer required to register with the Village of Russells Point. Residents will be responsible to ensure that their contractors have proper Workers Compensation and liability insurance. The purpose for this change is that some contractors are required to also register with the County, some contractors would pass the registration fee on to the customer, and contractors would be required to stop work if they were not registered delaying the project.
Yard Waste Disposal
Village of Russells Point Residents are able to drop off organic yard waste from 10 a.m. to noon behind the Municipal Building on the following dates:
May 1st, 15th, and 22nd
June 5th and 12th
July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
September 11th and 18th
433 St. Rt. 708 - P.O. Box 30 - Russells Point, Ohio 43348 Phone: 937-843-2245 - Fax: 937-843-9956