Thunder in Ville has a new home

WINTERSVILLE – Thunder in the Ville has a new home.

The annual event will move to Indian Creek High School from Treasure Island Flea Market this year.

Tom Straka, president of the annual event, discussed the plans with Village Council members Thursday night.

“The event will be held this year on June 27 and June 28,” he stated. “We will have a number of musical performances, fireworks and our annual car show.”

He noted a steak fry fundraiser will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion on Two Ridge Road.

“We are hoping to have a good turnout and receive support for our event,” he stated. “The steak fry will be $12 per person and $4 for children 10 or younger.”

Council agreed to donate $4,000 to the event, which has already been accounted for in the yearly budget.

Mayor Bob Gale announced that the annual pick-up days will begin in June.

“The pick-up days will be every Monday in June,” he explained. “The crews will not be able to pick up tires, mattresses, batteries or Freon. If any residents have mattresses that they need to dispose, they may bring them to the sanitation garage.”

For those residents who’s normal garbage day is Tuesday, the pick-up day will be June 2; those residents who’s normal garbage day is Wednesday, pick-up day will be June 9; those residents who’s normal garbage day is Thursday, pick-up day will be June 16; and for those residents who’s normal garbage day is Friday, pick-up day will be June 23.

Village Administrator Walt Ziemba updated council on the progress of the wastewater treatment plant project.

“Phase 1 is winding down and paving should be done next week,” he explained. “With the way the weather has been, the restoration may carry over into June unless we get a dry spell here.”

Phase 1 of the project included headwords, new screening, grit and grease removal; new grit classifier building; new influent & effluent flow monitoring; new aerobic digester tank; new scum pump station; replace aeration diffusers; new belt filter press; rehab clarifiers; geodesic dome clarifier covers; UV disinfection system; update electrical system; add two new blowers; raise flow EQ tank wall; and asphalt resurfacing.

A re-bid for Phase 2 of the update will open on Thursday, Ziemba noted. Phase 2 includes upgrades to five of the larger lift stations and 85 manholes.

He added that phase 3 of the update will begin in June 2. Phase 3 includes cleaning and examination by camera of the sewer lines.

In other business:

Village offices will be closed May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no change in sanitation.

The police report for the month of April was presented.

The bi-annual village hydrant flushing will begin at 10 p.m. Sunday and finish at 6 a.m. May 23. Ziemba noted that there could be low water pressure or discolored water while the hydrants are being flushed.

The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 5 at the municipal building.