Zoar Village Council
June 11 meeting

KEY ACTION  Adopted a resolution to support the Lime Kiln Lake primitive campsite project and the license agreement between the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and the Buckeye Trail Association.

DISCUSSION Brad Janssen, Chief of Conservation for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, presented the plan for a primitive campsite to develop a small parcel of land at the end of the Fifth Street entrance to the lake which has has not been used for many years.

“We will be clearing out the area and the goal is to make as many connections as we can. We own a lot of land in Ohio,” Janssen said.

Steve Walker, president of the Buckeye Trail Association, said the village was designated as a Buckeye Trail town in May, 2016.

Walker said a very primitive campsite will be established. There will be no amenities, only a place to pitch a tent and stay overnight for hikers and those riding bicycles. Walker said the Buckeye Trail Association will do the maintenance and erect a post to direct hikers. He said no campfires will be permitted.

OTHER ACTION

* Heard an update on the possible annexation of Hickory Lane. Mayor Scot Gordon said there is a drainage problem and some maintenance needs done on Michael Lane in Cherry Hill which are located in the same area.

* Agreed to have Urfer Tree Service remove trees from Hess Mill Road and to hire Tri-State Tree Service to grind tree stumps and clean them up.

FOR YOUR INFO

* The village garage and yard sales will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 and 22.

* Thanked the Tuscarawas Valley High band and the Bolivar American Legion for the presenting the Memorial Day service in the village.

UP NEXT meets at 6 p.m. July 9 in the town hall.

BARB LIMBACHER