MarkWest looks for new office space

CADIZ – MarkWest Energy has outgrown its administrative office on the square and will be seeking space at the Harrison County Industrial Park to construct a new facility.

Administrative Assistant Missy Yoho requested 5 acres across from the plant currently under construction for the structure, and Village Council approved an ordinance at a recent meeting.

Council also approved a voice vote for a project that cost $17,000 to map Phase II of the village’s sewer upgrade, which involves the south and central sewer trunk lines. Mayor Zitko said it was needed for the Ohio EPA. Village Wastewater Superintendent Tom Carter said the next phase could be under construction this time next year if everything goes according to plan.

Members discussed several community cleanup projects, including the removal of a trailer on Buffalo Street that is deemed an eyesore.

Councilman Kevin Best asked if a traffic study was being done along Lincoln Avenue due to congestion.

Officials said the Ohio Department of Transportation has completed a traffic review and suggested the possible addition of a red light at the intersection of Stanton and Dennison Avenue on Lincoln Avenue.

In other business, council:

– Approved the appointment of Derek Sefsick to the Sally Buffalo Park Board due to a vacancy. There also was discussion about preparing to make another road by the park’s barn where seasonal camping is located.

– Learned that the Cadiz EMS has only two volunteers and needs more volunteers.