Village survives heavy rainfall


By Anthony Conchel - The Sentinel



MOUNT GILEAD — The village survived a weekend of rainfall.

Dan Rogers, village administrator, told Village Council at the Nov. 20 meeting that five and a half inches of rain fell the previous Saturday.

“It flooded everything. We had a lot of streets flooded, mainly due to leaves in the catch basins,” he said.

“Once we got the leaves cleared off, we got the water flowing again.”

Rogers said there was about six inches of water in the pit area at the sewer plant.

In other business:

• Christmas decorations are up for the village’s annual Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1.

“There will be quite a bit for people to do downtown,” said Mayor Mike Porter.

Parade line up will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Mount Gilead High School parking lot. Parade will begin at 7 p.m. at the north light on Main Street and travel south, concluding at the Morrow County Fairgrounds.

All parade participants can be picked up at the fairgrounds following the parade.

• Porter said the annual food drive will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 16 at council chambers.

• Taco Bell is tentatively scheduled for a grand opening on Nov. 29. Construction crews were still working on signage. Landscaping at the new business may not be done until spring.

• The village will take part in a paving project with the Ohio Department of Transportation next year.

• The police SUV is back in action, giving the department three vehicles in operation.

• Council members and administration will review preliminary budgets for next year in early December and vote on them at the final council meeting of 2017.

By Anthony Conchel

The Sentinel