Mingo project progresses


It was a meeting made up of odds and ends for the Violet Township trustees on July 5.

Mingo Estates

Residents of Mingo Estates will see the project in their neighborhood completed by mid-July. Violet Township Engineer, Greg Butcher said all that remains to be done is some paving and sidewalk work as well as a few drive approaches.


"We should be done by mid-July," said Butcher.

Hydrant flushing and testing

On July 18, the Insurance Service Offices will perform hydrant flushing and testing on the Fairfield County Utilities Systems within Violet Township. On July 18-19 residents’ water may appear cloudy because of this function.  Township officials encourage residents not to do laundry for those two days.

Zoning code hearing

The trustees scheduled a public hearing on a new zoning code for Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. during their regularly scheduled meeting. The proposed amendment would create a planned commercial and mixed use district designation. Currently the zoning code does not have a mixed use designation. It designates commercial or manufacturing, but does not have a code that allows for a planned blending of these uses.

Township bicentennial news

•Trustee Terry Dunlap announced that the deadline for the Violet Bicentennial photo contest has been extended. Contestants now have till July 23 to submit entries. Submission guidelines have also changed. Photos can now be submitted that date back to July 1, 2006. This change has been made to encourage photo entries from various seasons of the year. Entry forms and submission details are available on the bicentennial website, www.violetbicentennial.com.

•The winners of the trial run bicentennial gardening contest have been announced. In the residential category, Helen Timson of Pickerington took first prize. The winner of the community garden gateway category was Chevington Woods.

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