By Rick Palsgrove
A broken water pipe on Jan. 8 shut down the Groveport Municipal Building, located at 655 Blacklick St., for a couple of days.
According to Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall, the water spewing from the broken pipe caused significant damage to the building’s second floor, first floor reception area, and the basement.
“It also fried the elevator,” said Hall.
She said the flooring and much of the wall in the reception area will need to be replaced.
City Assistant Administrator Jeff Green said the full extent of the damage has not yet been determined, but that the elevator will likely be the most expensive thing to fix.
“It will all take some time to repair,” said Hall, who added that the repair costs will be covered by insurance.
Because of the damage, Groveport City Council’s Jan. 8 meeting was moved to Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. Hall said upcoming council meetings will also have to be held elsewhere, most likely at Town Hall. Residents interested in attending upcoming council meetings should check the city’s website at www.groveport.org or call 614-830-2052 to verify the location of the council meeting. Notices of the meetings will also be posted on the city’s public notice boards at the municipal building and Town Hall.
At council’s Jan. 8 meeting, council elected Shawn Cleary to serve as president pro-tem of council and Scott Lockett to serve as vice president pro tem of council. Both positions are two year terms.
Council and Mayor Lance Westcamp also welcomed newly elected councilman Marvin Stevens.