DelCo Profit Builders, a chapter of the international networking organization BNI, will hold a visitors’ day on Tuesday, April 28, at 8 a.m. the Council for Older Adults in Delaware, Ohio. [Read more…]
The Forgotten Places of Delaware, Ohio…
According to author and researcher Rick Helwig, there are approximately 8,000 to 9,000 ghost towns in Ohio. Helwig, the director of the Center for Ghost Town Research in Ohio, spoke to a large crowd during a program put on by the Delaware County Historical Society at the First Presbyterian Church.
Helwig runs the center from his home [Read more…]
Fire at Amatos shuts down parts of Downtown Delaware.
This morning, firefighters from the Delaware city, Orange Township-Lewis Center and Tri-Township fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of Amato’s pizzeria.
Delaware Fire Chief John Donahue said that the fire appeared to have spread from Amato’s smokestack into the restaurant and they were checking inside.
Firefighters who entered the building did so in full protective gear, with oxygen tanks and breathing masks. At one point firefighters had assistance from a quadrotor drone that was used to provide a view of the top of the building.
Numerous Delaware police officers were also on scene, helping direct traffic and perform other tasks.
There were four fire engines – two from Delaware Fire Department (DFD) and one each from the other departments, as well as two DFD ambulances, four police cars and several other DFD vehicles.
Downtown Delaware, Ohio went to the Dog’s last Friday Night for Main Street Delaware’s Petwalk. The City of Delaware was out with their BIG TRUCKS and cool equipment, and let the kids climb all over. Dog’s EVERYWHERE having a good time sniffing, eating, drinking, and…. well doing what dogs do out doors.
Talking with the Director of Main Street Delaware, Frances Jo Hamilton, they will be closing off parts of Sandusky Street for this event in the future, which seems to work well!
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Delaware City Council Chambers Gets Hot!
This week’s City Council meeting was marked by a contentious, thirty minute discussion between Second Ward Councilwoman Lisa Keller and Public Utilities Director Brad Stanton and Dan Whited, Director of Delaware’s Public Service Group, over automated meter readers the city may purchase.
City officials had vetted meter readers from Datamatic for a year, and the purchase of additional automated meter readers from a currently undetermined company would cost the city $1.5 million.
Keller found that Datamatic is now bankrupt, due in part to numerous lawsuits over hardware malfunctions and failed readers, and she questioned why this was never brought up by the vetting committee. According to the Public Utilities Director in Highland Village, Texas, at least 72 cities had sued Datamatic; Highland Village spent almost $2 million on their original meter readers and the cost to have another company fix them.
Brad Stanton said that he and his staff are still very confident in the technology as a whole, and that there are other companies and many other cities whose Datamatic systems did work. Keller pointed out problems with another manufacturer and remained dissatisfied.
With the air conditioning out during the nearly two hour meeting, city council worked to speed through many of the other matters at hand.
They heard a legislative update from state District 67 Representative Andrew Brenner, who described efforts he’s supporting in the state legislature, though he doesn’t expect a lot of activity before the midterms.
Specific issues he mentioned including setting a minimum amount that would have to be spent on individual schools; allowing high school students to have dual enrollment in colleges, and creating a hotel tax that could provide much needed funding for the Delaware County Fair.
They also approved development plans for Terra Alta Section 1, Part 2, east of Pollock Road, west of Berlin Station Road and north of Braumiller Road. A resolution to repeal a currently unenforced ordinance banning firearms in public parks was held over to a third reading.
Depending on the weather and status of the council chamber’s air conditioning, the next meeting may be held at an offsite location.
DELAWARE, Oh. – The Delaware General Health District will be fogging within the city of Delaware in the area west of U.S. 23 near the Carson Farms subdivision after a resident this week was hospitalized with symptoms of LaCrosse Encephalitis caused by a mosquito bite.
The Heath District’s Residential Services Unit will be fogging on Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 weather permitting. As a preventative measure, additional fogging throughout the city will occur Monday through Wednesday next week. Fogging will start around 9 p.m. from marked Health District pickup trucks. Residents should bring children and pets indoors while fogging is being conducted.
Any resident who does not want their property sprayed is asked to call the Health District at 740-368-1700 and request to be placed on the no-fog list. Updated fogging plans will be announced on DelawareHealth.org and the Health District’s Facebook page.
LaCrosse Encephalitis is only transmitted by mosquitoes. Humans cannot transmit it to other humans. All residents are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites. The most effective prevention is to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Make sure your property is free of stagnant water in flower pots, bird baths, tarps, gutters and other places where it can collect. Avoid going outdoors in the morning and the evening when mosquitoes are most active. If you do go out, wear light-colored, long-sleeved clothing and apply mosquito repellant that contains DEET or Picaridin.
Source – Press Release
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