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Riverlea NewsAugust 2012

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Village of Riverlea will hold a Public Forum at
Thomas Worthington High School Library, 300 W. Granville Road, Worthington, Ohio
Said meeting will be held at 6:45 pm on Monday, August 20, 2012
Our Topic will be the: 2013 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

July 30 Special Council Meeting

Council met July 30 at 275 West Southington Avenue, Worthington, at 8:00 pm to discuss the following topics:

Sewer dye testing

Jim Dippel reported that results from the sewer flow monitoring showed a section of the upstream part of Riverglen Drive needed further study. There were high flows in that area where the storm and sanitary sewers run parallel and the dye testing will help to pinpoint a problem. This would be an addendum to the SSES report to the EPA. Council authorized the expenditure of up to $5,500 for Burgess & Niple to conduct dye testing of the sewer on Riverglen Drive.

Sanitary and storm sewer rehabilitation funding

Council discussed applying for financial assistance for the sanitary and storm sewer rehabilitation, approximate cost $600,000. They considered two options: B&N can prepare the OPWC application at a cost of approximately $10,000. However, the Village can save over $3,000 if they complete parts of it. Dippel said he would provide copies of submitted applications for reference and would assist us. The Mayor and Council agreed that the savings was significant for the Village to prepare part of the application and felt it was worth the effort to do so. The application is due September 17, 2012.

The CDBG application consists of much of the information that will be provided in the OPWC application, except for an environmental report. The Village should be able to complete most of the application and B&N can provide the environmental report for about $3,800. The application is due around the end of October 2012.

Council authorized up to $14,000 for Burgess & Niple's assistance with the preparation of the OPWC and CDBG applications.

Meeting adjournment, 8:55 pm.

A good time was had by all

The Riverlea Schools Out Fun Run on Saturday, June 2, 2012 was a great success with over 50 runners. The run raised $195 to donate to the Worthington Food Pantry. Though not a race, John Schlichting was the first to cross the finish line. Crepe paper tapes were snapped as the runners crossed the finish to the cheers of supporters. They were greeted by dance music provided by Riverlea's own music man, Mr. Tim O'Connor.

The event was created by Cordelia Noonan, Regan Macerollo and Rachel Kingrey, who will enter the 5th grade at Evening Street Elementary later this month. The girls worked for several months to plan the route, promote the event, solicit donations, design fliers and t-shirts, register participants, order T-shirts, buy food and otherwise prepare. At the run the girls provided healthy snacks, water, door prizes, t-shirts and of course, fun.

All who participated in any way thank Council for its support.

Join your neighbors on Facebook today

Want to know what is going on in the neighborhood? Join our Facebook group, Friends of Riverlea. This is a fun and friendly way to connect with your neighbors and friends in an unofficial capacity.

Pet missing? post it on the group page. Looking for a carpool? post it on the group page. Great pictures from an event within the neighborhood? share them on the group page.

This Facebook group page has been set up as a closed group, which means you have to request to join, but it also means that your posts will only go out to those within the group. The more neighbors in the group, the easier it is to share what is going on within the neighborhood. Join us today. For more information on the group and how to request to join, contact Kathy McClintock at mkpmcc@aol.com.

Motor vehicle license tax increase

A request an additional $5 motor vehicle license tax will be discussed at the August 20 Council meeting. This is a street permissive tax and could only be used on street maintenance and repairs. Council is considering increasing the vehicle license fee because this would benefit our OPWC funding application.

When the lights went out in Riverlea

Callie Jones
Fortunately, I was not here for the big power outage we had in June, but I remember the experiences I have had when the power has been out in the past. My most prominent memory was when it was so cold inside the house that you could see your breath, and so, to keep warm, my sister and I were actually forced to be in the same room together reading books.

Aside from my stories, I was wondering what other people did while the power was out. And since I got the chance to write this article, I decided to take a survey on the positive and negative things people thought about the power outage.

I asked two kids about what they thought the negative side of the power outage was and they both said they were sad about not being able to go onto their electronics. But, they also said that they were happy they got to see their family and go outdoors more. Some other answers from people were about getting more of a perspective on how lucky we people are, what with our air conditioning and food.

Mayor McHugh said that he was made uncomfortable by the lack of air conditioning, but he thought AEP did a good job overall getting the power back on. All AEP needs to do is check up on problems in the future.

The most common negative thing about the power outage was having the AC out. Some people said it was hard to sleep, or it made them worry about their pets and children. The most common positive thing people said was that they got to see their families and neighbors. Instead of watching TV or doing work on the Internet, families were brought together because of the lack of electronics.

I also think, based on my past experiences with power outages, that not having electronics is a bonus. They made me put aside my video games and focus on the real world. The power outages made me realize that my parents and sister can actually be sort of funny when you give them the right amount of attention.

Callie Jones is the daughter of Jenny Jones and Joshua Hawley, 5871 Crescent Court, where she lives with her sister, Eliza, and two dogs. She attends the Phoenix Middle School. She likes to write.

Hot deals on a hot day

The Riverlea community garage sale was a success. Despite a really hot day, more than 20 homes in Riverlea participated in a community garage sale on August 4. There was something for everyone, from household items to electronics and antiques. Karen McElmurray coordinated the event. The sale was sponsored by Rolls Realty and Tim Meacham.

Designate Riverlea when buying auto license tags

The Village of Riverlea receives approximately $10 per tag from the distribution of the Motor Vehicle License Taxes. Riverlea must be shown as the taxing district so that 2520 appears on your Ohio Passenger Registration Card (list under County, 2520, and under 2A, Riverlea). See our Resident Information page for a sample.

Trash Collection

Regular Riverlea collection day is Monday. Local Waste Services observes six holidays. Local Waste Services now has a contact person for residents' questions regarding trash, yard waste and recycling pickup. Local Waste Services Guidelines are available [pdf] or contact Eric DeHays, Municipal Account Manager, at 614 348-3403 for any questions.


Trash collection day is on Monday. If a holiday falls on Monday, collection is the next day. The holiday schedule is published below:

2017 'Holiday' Trash Collection Day

New Years Day
Memorial Day (5-29-2017)
July 4
Labor Day (09-04-2017)
Thanksgiving Day (11-23-2017)
Christmas Day / New Years 2018
Monday, 01-02-2017 (No Change)
Tuesday, 05-30-2017 (Note Day Change)
Monday, 07-03-2017 (No Change)
Tuesday, 09-05-2017 (Note Day Change)
Monday, 11-20-2017 & Monday, 11-27-2017 (No Change)
Tuesday, 12-26-2016 / Tuesday, 01-02-2018 (Note Day Changes)

Service Guidelines

Mark your 2012 calendar for our Village Council Meetings

All scheduled 2012 Village Council meeting dates and locations are available on the Council Meeting Schedule

See Residents Home page for more calendar items

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