Newsletter

SPRING NEWSLETTER

TRASH PICK UP IN GAMBIER

Trash pick up for the following dates will change due to the Monday Holiday.

Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, June 2nd

July 4th on Monday, July 4th
Trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, July 7th

Labor Day on Monday, September 5th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, September 8th

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SPRING DUMPSTER DAY – SATURDAY, MAY 7th, 2016

FOR GAMBIER VILLAGE & COLLEGE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY,
Dumpsters will be placed at the Village Maintenance Building on the South end of Meadow Lane from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

All items should be separated as follows:
1. Appliances, steel, and other metal items.
2. Trash – items that do not fit the above description.

Recycling items can not be collected at Dumpster Day. If you have recycling please take it to Rumpke Recycling Center on Columbus Road , in Mt. Vernon.

No Hazardous Waste items will be collected at this time. Also, please note that brush and small limbs can be brought to Dumpster Day.

Dumpster Day is funded by and open to residents of the Village of Gambier and College Township ONLY. Please bring some form of identification that shows location of residence. The Fall Dumpster Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

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YARD CLEAN-UP WASTE

Yard waste can not be disposed of with the regular Wednesday Village Refuse Collection. However, you can take the yard waste from lawn clean up to the Knox County Disposal Site (Old Knox County Landfill area). The site is on Thayer Road, South of Mt. Vernon, off Route 3 & 36.

The landfill is accepting brush, grass, tree limbs (up to 10” diameter), and most compost able yard waste items every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Also, any time there is a severe storm, the landfill is open every day during the week following the storm.

If you have any questions about this waste site, please call the Knox County Commissioners Office at 740-393-6703.

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STICK IT TO THE VILLAGE DAY

Stick it to the Village Days on Monday, April 11th and Monday, April 18th. The Gambier Maintenance Dept. will pick up piles of sticks residents have piled out by the road. These piles can only be the sticks and limbs that have fallen from your trees over the winter and are laying on the ground. Please do not trim the trees in your yard and pile them out by the street, if you trim your trees please take the brush down to the Spring Dumpster Day on Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF DATES

NO BUSINESS WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANY OF THESE EVENTS.

DKMM is happy to make the following disposal options available to Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow county residents. Please visit our website http://www.dkmm.org for detailed information on these programs or call the number listed after each event posting.

SPECIAL COLLECTION EVENTS

• No business waste will be accepted
• Residents in Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow counties only
• Fees may apply
• Please visit http://www.dkmm.org/special-collection-events for program details

April 30th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Hazardous Waste and Paint ONLY, Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 South Main Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
Call 419-947-1545 for more information. Fees may apply.

May 14th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Electronics and Tires ONLY, Marion County Fairgrounds, 220 East Fairgrounds Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Call 740-223-4120 for more information. Fees may apply.

September 24th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Electronics and Tires ONLY, Knox County Fairgrounds, 125 Fairgrounds Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
Call 740-393-6704 for more information. Fees may apply.

October 1st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Hazardous Waste and Paint ONLY, Delaware County Fairgrounds, 935 US Rte. 23 North, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Call 740-368-1700 for more information. Fees may apply.

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NEW IN 2016 PAPER SHREDDING

• Residents in Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow counties only
• Maximum 5 file boxes
• Free
• Paper will not be shred on-site but will be stored safely and shred within 48 hours by Royal Document Destruction, a NAID certified company. (www.rddshred.com/)

April 17th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Gambier Community Village Center, 115 Meadow Lane, Gambier, Ohio 43022. Call 740-393-6704 for more information.

April 30th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Marion County Building, 22 West Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302. Call 740-223-4120 for more information.

May 7th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 South Main Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338. Call 419-947-1545 ext. 315 for more information.

May 21st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds, 935 US Route 23 North, Delaware, Ohio 43051. Call 740-203-2076 for more information

HAPPY RECYCLING!

Our mailing address is:
DKMM Solid Waste District
117 East High Street
Suite 257Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Add us to your address book

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GAMBIER COMMUNITY PARK

Please drive carefully when in the Community Center Park area as we have a large number of children, dogs and cars, not just during the sports seasons but, all summer long. There is no parking on the grass, all cars must park in the gravel parking lot. THERE IS NO DRIVING ON OR ACROSS THE TRAIL. THIS IS A WALKING TRAIL ONLY.

The Little League Opening Day will take place on Saturday, April 30th in Danville, Ohio. The Little League President this year is Chopper. Anyone with questions about the Little League Association can reach Chopper on his cell 740-390-9550.

Gambier is also getting a large number of Soccer teams that are using the new soccer fields. This will increase the number of children in the park.

Basketball hoops were installed to make a court for anyone interested in getting up a game. You will need to bring your own ball.

Anyone interested in reserving a field or court at the park can find forms on the village website or at the Village Offices in the Community Center. All weekly practices must be reserved to ensure availability.

As always we have lots of people with dogs coming to the park to enjoy a game of fetch at the Dog Park. Please remember to keep your dogs on a leash until you have entered the Dog Park.

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GAMBIER’S JULY 4TH PARADE, PICNIC
AND CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

The July 4th Celebration this year will be different due to the Middle Path Downtown Improvement Project. The Library and Programming Committee is working on the details and the Village will post the changes when they are finalized.

The July 4th Holiday will be here before we know it and with it comes our Annual Community Picnic and Parade on Saturday, July 4th. Before the gala festivities begin, we always honor one of our own by naming them the Citizen of the Year.

If anyone knows a resident that they feel would make a good candidate for this year’s parade, please contact Mayor Kachen Kimmell at mayor@villageofgambier.org, or
740-427-2671, or let one of your Council Members know who it is and why you think they should be considered. You could also mail your written ideas to Mayor Kimmell in care of The Village of Gambier, P.O. Box 1984, Gambier, OH 43022 or e-mail your suggestions.

The majority of the past honorees have come from other resident’s suggestions. Who knows your neighbors and friends better than you? All thoughts and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.

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ROAD SAFETY IN GAMBIER

The Village Council and Administration encourage Gambier residents, whenever possible, to walk or bicycle in the Village rather than to drive: To this end, we have been constructing more sidewalks. But greater foot and bicycle traffic can also lead to increased danger of serious accidents. Following are some reminders of traffic laws and commonsense suggestions, all designed to promote traffic safety in the Village

Pedestrians:
– Walk on sidewalks, when available, rather than in the road.
– When no sidewalk is available, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.
– If you must walk on the side of the road at night, wear some reflective or at least light colored material.
– Remember that at night, if you are wearing dark clothing, it is very difficult for motorists to see you, particularly older motorists.
– Crosswalks:
– Before crossing look both ways to make sure cars will stop.
– You have the right-of-way at crosswalks but only when you have actually entered the crosswalk.
– Cross the road at the crosswalks whenever possible.

Bicyclists:
– Bicyclists are governed by the same traffic laws as vehicle drivers. This
means bicyclists must stop at stop signs, stay to the right, and indicate turns
with hand signals
– Approach cross-streets with caution, looking in both directions before entering or crossing the cross-street.
– Ride your bicycle in the road. Walk your bike if you are in the crosswalk or on the sidewalk.

Motorists:
– Be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists.
– Observe the 25mph speed limit in the Village.
– Be particularly alert at night when entering the Village, especially when coming up the hill on RT 308 (approaching Middle Path) or coming up Wiggin St. (approaching College St. by the Crozier Center).
– Obey all the traffic law

Thanks for your cooperation and for making Gambier a safer village.

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GAMBIER COMMUNITY GARDENS

All the Community Gardens are full for this year. The Village would like to hear from residents who did not get a garden plot this year so we can decide if we will build more and how many more we need.

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CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG

The Ohio Utilities Protection Services (OUPS) and Gambier are encouraging residents to call 811 before you dig. April is Safe Digging Month. Always call before you dig. Call the Village Office at 740-427-2671 or visit www.oups.org for more information.

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DOWNED ELECTRIC POWER LINES

Gambier would like to remind residents to not go in areas where trees have come down because it is very dangerous, especially in the dark. When a tree takes the electric power lines down the lines are live until the power company can come and turn them off. The Village of Gambier will do its best to mark the areas as soon as possible but, please do not go into the area around a fallen tree. Gambier’s Maintenance Crew will remove the trees from the roadways just as soon as AEP gives the OK for a safe work zone.

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GAMBIER LIBRARY – 740-427-2665

The Gambier Library hours are: Sunday – Closed
Monday – 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Tuesday – 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Wednesday – 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Thursday – 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Friday – 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

GAMBIER COUMMUNITY LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2016
SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK OFF Saturday, May 28th – sign ups.

Wednesday’s at 10:00 a.m. @ the Gambier Library
These special events are open to all. You DO NOT have to be registered for the Summer Reading Program in order to attend these events.

JUNE 1st ; JUNE 8th; JUNE 15th; JUNE 22nd – Movie Theater; JUNE 29th and
JULY 6th- Closing Party

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GAMBIER COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

The Village of Gambier’s Annual Community Garage Sale will be
Saturday, June 18th, 2016. The Village will put a notice in the Mount Vernon News two weeks before the date. We encourage residents to do the same if you are planning to have a garage sale.

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COUNCIL BUSINESS AND MEETINGS

The Council meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Center. The meetings are open to the public and input from the residents is welcome. Special Council meetings and Committee meetings are posted at the Community Center, on the Village Website, Post Office. Special Council Meetings are also faxed to the Mount Vernon News for posting. Copies of the Council Meeting Minutes are available during office hours and are also posted on our website.

If you have ideas, concerns, or questions please don’t hesitate to communicate with one of your Council members. You may call any of the following elected officials: Mayor Kachen Kimmell, Council President Sam Filkins, Council Liz Forman, Council Betsy Heer, Council Donna Scott, Council Kirk Emmert and Council Juan Pastor.

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PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETINGS

All regular Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held at the Community Center on the Third Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., of every month. All applications to be reviewed must be turned into the Village of Gambier office by 4:00 p.m. the Thursday before the meeting. Applications can be picked up at the Village office or downloaded from our website. All permit fees must be paid when the application is submitted. The applicants must also provide nine copies with the original. The applicant or a representative for the applicant must attend the Zoning Meeting.

Any questions pertaining to Planning and Zoning should be directed to any of the members on the Commission. They include: Chairperson – Kachen Kimmell, Betsy Heer, Sam Filkins Tom Stamp, Harold Ballard, James Bartee, Franklin Miller III and Richard Tuck. The Village Administrator, Suzanne Hopkins, is the Zoning Inspector.

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THE VILLAGE OF GAMBIER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 30th, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY; MONDAY, JULY 4th, FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY; AND SEPTEMBER 5th, FOR THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.

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VILLAGE WEBSITE

The Village of Gambier’s Website features events and notices that are happening around the Village and surrounding areas. Residents are encouraged to visit the Village Website and take advantage of the resources listed.

The Website address is: www.villageofgambier.org
E-mail Account Addresses:
gambier@ecr.net – General e-mail can be sent here
mayor@villageofgambier.org – Mayor Kachen Kimmell
villageadministrator@villageofgambier.org – Suzanne Hopkins
clerk-treasurer@villageofgambier.org – Kathi Schonauer
taxadministrator@villageofgambier.org – Kathi Schonauer
utilityclerk@villageofgambier.org – Edie Burson
All e-mail accounts are checked as often as possible and will be responded too. The addresses are also posted on the Village Bulletin Board in the Post Office and at the Community Center.

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If you have any questions pertaining to any item in this Newsletter, please contact:
Suzanne Hopkins, Village Administrator

Gambier Village Office,
Open – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday – Tuesday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Wednesday – Friday

Gambier Community Center
115 Meadow Lane, P.O. Box 1984
Gambier, OH 43022
or call 740-427-2671     740-427-2073 Fax

 

FALL NEWSLETTER

FALL DUMPSTER DAY IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

FOR GAMBIER VILLAGE & COLLEGE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY
Dumpsters will be placed at the Village maintenance building on the south end of Meadow Lane from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

All items should be separated as follows:
1. Appliances, steel, and other metal items. No appliances containing Freon.
2. Trash – items that do not fit the above descriptions.

BRUSH AND SMALL LIMBS WILL BE COLLECTED AT FALL DUMPSTER DAY.

No Hazardous Waste Items Will be Collected at This Time.

Dumpster Day is funded by and open to residents of Gambier Village and College Township only. Please bring a form of identification that shows location of residence; a utility bill, Village newsletter, or some form that shows your current street address.

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YARD CLEAN-UP WASTE

Yard waste can not be disposed of with the regular Wednesday Village Refuse Collection. However, you can take the yard waste from lawn clean up to the Knox County Disposal Site (Old Knox County Landfill area). The site is on Thayer Road, South of Mt. Vernon, off Route 3 & 36.

The landfill is accepting brush, grass, tree limbs (up to 10” diameter) and most compostable yard waste items every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. If you have any questions about this waste site, please call the Knox County Commissioners Office at 393-6703.

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DONATIONS TO THE VILLAGE OF GAMBIER

The Village of Gambier has been making huge improvements to the Gambier Community Parks and the Oak Grove Cemetery over the last several years. Money has been donated for Memorial trees and benches in the Parks. We would like to have this continue and some of the things we are still needing in areas are more trees for the Oak Grove Cemetery and more playground equipment for the Park. Anyone interested in donating money in memory of a loved one or to just add beauty to an area in the community please contact the Village of Gambier Offices at 740-427-2671.

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CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

Vehicle
Do not leave the keys in your vehicle
Do not leave valuables in your car
If you must leave valuables in the car do not leave them in sight.
Lock your car
Yard and Garage
Do not leave items such as bicycles, mowers, tools sit outside
Do not leave the garage door open so that people can go by and see what you have inside.
Keep sheds and garages locked.
House
Keep doors and windows locked when you are away.
If you are away, put lights and radios on timers.
If you are away for several days have a friend or neighbor watch the house.
Personal Items
Record serial numbers of items such as electronics, tools, firearms.
Record photos of your residence and property. Store these in a fireproof safe, or at an off site location.

If you see a suspicious person or vehicle call the Sheriff’s Office immediately with a description and direction of travel.

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FALL LEAF PICK-UP

The Fall Leaf Season will be starting soon. The Village Maintenance Department will begin picking up leaves as people rake them out and as time permits. No street schedule is in effect at this time. Weather generally permits us to make approximately 3 pickups in each area by mid November. A Final Pick-up Schedule will be decided around the beginning of November. A Final Leaf Pick Up Schedule may be seen on the Village Website and posted at the Village Community Center and Post Office.

Things to remember:
Rake leaves to front of the property within a few feet of the street.
Do not rake leaves into the street.
Do not block culverts or storm sewers
Do not bag leaves.
Remove any sticks or limbs from leaves.

Because we compost the leaves, debris and waste must not be present. Leaves not raked curbside by final pass through your neighborhood will be the responsibility of property owner or resident. As always, your assistance and cooperation is greatly appreciate.

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GAMBIER TRICK OR TREAT

Trick or Treat for the Village of Gambier has been set for Saturday, October 31st. Please have your porch light on from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. if you want to participate. After Trick or Treat, the Annual Halloween Party at the Community Center will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. As in past years there will be games and prizes, a costume parade, music, food and hayrides. If you have any questions or you would like to help with the party you can contact Mary Samuell at 427-4509 or call the Municipal Office at 427-2671. Mary is looking for a resident to coordinate the Halloween Party if you are interested please call her at 427-4509.

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LIBRARY NEWS

Gambier Public Library Hours are as follows: Monday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday – 11 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday – 11 AM to 8 PM
Thursday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday – 10 AM to 4PM
Sunday – Closed

Story time started Friday, September 10th at 1:00 P.M. at the Gambier Community Center located at 115 Meadow Lane. If you have any questions please call the Gambier Library at 427-2665.

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DON’T FORGET TO VOTE NOVEMBER 3rd, 2015

The Board of Elections will be using the Gambier Community Center for all Gambier and College Township residents to vote. Gambier residents will be voting in the Gym and College Township voters will be in Room 4. All handicapped votes please use the front door for easy access to the building. Please remember all voters need to provide photo ID or proof of address when voting.

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FLU SHOTS

The Knox County Health Department has scheduled a Flu Shot Clinic in Gambier for November 3rd from 1 PM to 3 PM here at the Gambier Community Center. If you wish to get a Flu Shot and can not make it to the Community Center please contact the Knox County Health Department at 740-392-2200.

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RECYCLING PICK UP

The Village of Gambier has curbside recycling pick up every Thursday. The Village picks up the following items for recycling. Please sort into these five categories.

1. Cardboard- please flatten all boxes into one box or tie the boxes up with a sting.
2. Paper- this is all paper (magazines, white paper, envelopes, etc…)
3. Plastic- we can recycling all numbers of plastic.
4. Metal- aluminum and steel cans can be together
5. Glass- we recycle brown, clear, green glass only. (no blue and frosted glass please)

There will be NO Recycling pick up ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2015 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Recycling will resume the following Thursday. Flyers will be placed in the recycling bins a couple weeks in advance to remind you. We will also post notices on the Village Website, at the Community Center and the Post Office.

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TRASH PICK UP

TRASH PICK WILL BE AS SCHEDULED ON WEDNESDAYS FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, CHRISTMAS HOILDAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAYS.

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COLD WEATHER PRECAUTIONS

As cold weather approaches residents are reminded to protect water pipes and meter boxes with insulation and, if necessary, electric heat tape. Any areas housing water supply equipment or lines should also be protected from the wind. Cost of meter repair and associated water loss is the property owner’s responsibility and can be very expensive.

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GAMBIER’S NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

The Village of Gambier has a Notification System to alert residents of Boil Orders, Emergencies, etc. Residents are encouraged to visit the Village website at www.villageofgambier.org and add additional cell phone numbers and email addresses to the notification system. If you have questions please contact Suzanne Hopkins, Village Administrator at villageadministrator@villageofgambier.org or call the Village Office at 427-2671.

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THE VILLAGE OF GAMBIER OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:

VETERAN’S DAY HOLIDAY, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH,
AND THANKSGIVING, NOVEMBER 26THAND 27TH.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, FROM NOON TO 4:30 PM AND ALL DAY ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25TH FOR CHRISTMAS.

THE VILLAGE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2016 FOR THE NEW YEARS DAY.

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VILLAGE WEBSITE

On the Village website you can keep up with current events, check meeting times and dates. You can also access information regarding the A Hand At Home group and sign up for the emergency notification system.

While the site is always changing with information, we hope you will visit often to stay up on the most current things happening in the community.

Please feel free to contact Kathi Schonauer if you have any suggestions or comments about the new site. You can use the contact taxadminintrator@villageofgambier.org or call the office during working hours.

The Website address: www.villageofgambier.org
E-mail account addresses:
gambier@ecr.net – general mail
mayor@villageofgambier.org – Mayor Kirk Emmert
villageadministrator@villageofgambier.org – Suzanne Hopkins
clerk-treasurer@villageofgambier.org – Mary Samuell
taxadministrator@villageofgambier.org – Kathi Schonauer
utilityclerk@villageofgambier.org – Edie Burson

E-mails will be responded to as quickly as possible. The addresses are also posted on the Village Bulletin Board in the Post Office.

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If you have any questions pertaining to any item in this Newsletter please contact:
The Gambier Village Office, Open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday & Tuesday and
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday-Friday.
Gambier Community Center
115 Meadow Lane / P.O. Box 1984
Gambier, OH 43022
740-427-2671
740-427-2073 Fax
www.gambier@ecr.net

SPRING NEWSLETTER

TRASH PICK UP IN GAMBIER

Trash pick up for the following dates will change due to the Monday Holiday.

Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, May 28th

Labor Day on Monday, September 7th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, September 10th

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SPRING DUMPSTER DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 2ND, 2015

FOR GAMBIER VILLAGE & COLLEGE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY
Dumpsters will be placed at the Village maintenance building on the south end of Meadow Lane from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

All items should be separated as follows:
1. Appliances, steel, and other metal items. No appliances containing Freon.
2. Trash – items that do not fit the above descriptions.

Recycling items can not be collected at Dumpster Day. If you have recycling please take it to Rumpke Recycling Center on Columbus Road , in Mt. Vernon.

No Hazardous Waste items will be collected at this time. Also, please note that brush and small limbs can be brought to Dumpster Day. The Fire Department will burn them as a practice fire.

Dumpster Day is funded by and open to residents of Gambier Village and College Township only. Please bring a form of identification that shows location of residence; a utility bill, Village newsletter, or some form that shows your current street address.

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YARD CLEAN-UP WASTE

Yard waste can not be disposed of with the regular Wednesday Village Refuse Collection. However, you can take the yard waste from lawn clean up to the Knox County Disposal Site (Old Knox County Landfill area). The site is on Thayer Road, South of Mt. Vernon, off Route 3 & 36.

The landfill is accepting brush, grass, tree limbs (up to 10” diameter) and most compostable yard waste items every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Also, any time there is a severe storm, the landfill is open every day during the week following the storm. If you have any questions about this waste site, please call the Knox County Commissioners Office at 393-6703.

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STICK IT TO THE VILLAGE DAY

Stick it to the Village Days on Monday, April 13th and Monday, April 20th. The Gambier Maintenance Dept. will pick up piles of sticks residents have piled out by the road. These piles can only be the sticks and limbs that have fallen from your trees over the winter and are laying on the ground. Please do not trim the trees in your yard and pile them out by the street, if you trim your trees please take the brush down to the Spring Dumpster Day on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF DATES
These events are Sponsored by the County Commissioners
SPECIAL COLLECTION EVENTS
HAZARDOUS WASTE – PAINT – ELECTRONICS – TIRES
DELAWARE, KNOX, MARION, MORROW COUNTIES
Changes have been made

You asked, they listened. Paint is now accepted at two of the events. Each county will still have a collection event, but not all materials will be accepted at each event as they were in the past. Morrow and Delaware events will accept electronics and tires only; whereas Marion and Knox events will accept hazardous waste and paint only. (Please note this will switch in 2016). They encourage you to participate in any of the four events, provided you are a resident of Delaware, Knox, Marion or Morrow Counties.

They hope you are pleased about the addition of paint collection, and are not to inconvenienced by the necessary changes.

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. NO EARLY ADMITTANCE

APRIL 25, 2015 – Electronics and Tires ONLY!
Morrow County Fairgrounds – 195 South Main Street, Mount Gilead – 419-947-1545

MAY 30, 2015 – Household Hazardous Waste and Paint ONLY!
Marion County Fairgrounds – 220 East Fairgrounds Street, Marion – 740-223-4120

SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 – Household Hazardous Waste and Paint ONLY!
Knox County Fairgrounds – 125 Fairgrounds Road, Mount Vernon – 740-393-6704

OCTOBER 3,2015 – Electronics and Tires ONLY!
Delaware County Fairgrounds – 935 US Rte. 23 North, Delaware – 740-368-1700

NO BUSINESS WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ANY OF THESE EVENTS.
** for a full list of acceptable materials please visit: www.dkmm.org **

For More Information Call:

Knox County Commissioner
Linda Montgomery, Recycling Coordinator
740-393-6704
recycle@co.knox.oh.us
www.co.knox.oh.us/offices/recycling

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INCOME TAXES DUE APRIL 15th, 2015

Forms have been mailed. If you need a return and did not receive one, you can download one from the village website www.villageofgambier.org or stop in the Village office. For more information please contact the Village Office at 740-427-2671.

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GAMBIER COMMUNITY PARK

Please drive carefully when in the Community Center Park area as we have a large number of children, dogs and cars, not just during the sports seasons but, all summer long. There is no parking on the grass, all cars must park in the gravel parking lot. THERE IS NO DRIVING ON OR ACROSS THE TRAIL. THIS IS A WALKING TRAIL ONLY.

The Little League Opening Day will take place on Saturday, April 25th in Gambier, Ohio. The Little League Parade will start lining up on Gaskin Ave. at 7:00 AM. The Little League President this year is Chopper. Anyone with questions about the Little League Association can reach Chopper on his cell 740-390-9550.

Gambier is also getting a large number of Soccer teams that are using the new soccer fields. This will increase the number of children in the park.

Basketball hoops were installed to make a court for anyone interested in getting up a game. You will need to bring your own ball.

Anyone interested in reserving a field or court at the park can find forms on the village website or at the Village Offices in the Community Center. All weekly practices must be reserved to ensure availability.

As always we have lots of people with dogs coming to the park to enjoy a game of fetch at the Dog Park. Please remember to keep your dogs on a leash until you have entered the Dog Park.

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GAMBIER’S JULY 4TH PARADE, PICNIC
AND CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

The July 4th Holiday will be here before we know it and with it comes our Annual Community Picnic and Parade on Saturday, July 4th. Before the gala festivities begin, we always honor one of our own by naming them the Citizen of the Year.

If anyone knows a resident that they feel would make a good candidate for this year’s parade, please call Mayor Kirk Emmert at 427-3008, or let one of your Council Members know who it is and why you think they should be considered. You could also mail your written ideas to Mayor Emmert in care of The Village of Gambier, P.O. Box 1984, Gambier, OH 43022 or e-mail your suggestions to the addresses provided in this newsletter.

The majority of the past honorees have come from other resident’s suggestions. Who knows your neighbors and friends better than you? All thoughts and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.

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ROAD SAFETY IN GAMBIER

The Village Council and Administration encourage Gambier residents, whenever possible, to walk or bicycle in the Village rather than to drive: To this end, we have been constructing more sidewalks. But greater foot and bicycle traffic can also lead to increased danger of serious accidents. Following are some reminders of traffic laws and commonsense suggestions, all designed to promote traffic safety in the Village

Pedestrians:
– Walk on sidewalks, when available, rather than in the road.
– When no sidewalk is available, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.
– If you must walk on the side of the road at night, wear some reflective or at least light colored material.
– Remember that at night, if you are wearing dark clothing, it is very difficult for motorists to see you, particularly older motorists.
– Crosswalks:
– Before crossing look both ways to make sure cars will stop.
– You have the right-of-way at crosswalks but only when you have actually entered the crosswalk.
– Cross the road at the crosswalks whenever possible.

Bicyclists:
– Bicyclists are governed by the same traffic laws as vehicle drivers. This
means bicyclists must stop at stop signs, stay to the right, and indicate turns
with hand signals
– Approach cross-streets with caution, looking in both directions before entering or crossing the cross-street.
– Ride your bicycle in the road. Walk your bike if you are in the crosswalk or on the sidewalk.

Motorists:
– Be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists.
– Observe the 25mph speed limit in the Village.
– Be particularly alert at night when entering the Village, especially when coming up the hill on RT 308 (approaching Middle Path) or coming up Wiggin St. (approaching College St. by the Crozier Center).
– Obey all the traffic law

Thanks for your cooperation and for making Gambier a safer village.

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GAMBIER COMMUNITY GARDENS

Any Gambier resident interested in a plot at the Gambier Community Gardens needs to contact Suzanne Hopkins, Village Administrator at 740-427-2671 to reserve a plot. A full plot is $50.00 and a half plot is $35.00. You must reserve your plot at the beginning of each year.

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CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG

The Ohio Utilities Protection Services (OUPS) and Gambier are encouraging residents to call 811 before you dig. April is Safe Digging Month. Always call before you dig. Call the Village Office at 427-2671 or visit www.oups.org for more information.

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DOWNED ELECTRIC POWER LINES

Gambier would like to remind residents to not go in areas where trees have come down because it is very dangerous, especially in the dark. When a tree takes the electric power lines down the lines are live until the power company can come and turn them off. The Village of Gambier will do its best to mark the areas as soon as possible but, please do not go into the area around a fallen tree. Gambier’s Maintenance Crew will remove the trees from the roadways just as soon as AEP gives the OK for a safe work zone.

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GAMBIER LIBRARY – 740-427-2665

The Gambier Library hours are: Sunday – Closed
Monday – 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Tuesday – 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Wednesday – 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Thursday – 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Friday – 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

GAMBIER COUMMUNITY LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2015
SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK OFF Saturday, June 6th – sign ups.

Wednesday’s at 10:00 a.m. @ the Gambier Library
These special events are open to all. You DO NOT have to be registered for the Summer Reading Program in order to attend these events.

JUNE 10th – K-9 Search and Rescue
JUNE 17th – Mr. Bob – Karate
JUNE 24th – ?
JULY 1st – No Program
JULY 8th – Closing Event – cookies and punch

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COUNCIL BUSINESS AND MEETINGS

The Council meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Center. The meetings are open to the public and input from the residents is welcome. Special Council meetings and Committee meetings are posted at the Community Center, on the Village Website, Post Office. Special Council Meetings are also faxed to the Mount Vernon News for posting. Copies of the Council Meeting Minutes are available during office hours and are also posted on our website.

If you have ideas, concerns, or questions please don’t hesitate to communicate with one of your Council members. You may call any of the following elected officials: Mayor Kirk Emmert, Council President Tom Stamp, Council Liz Forman, Council Betsy Heer, Council Kachen Kimmell, Council Donna Scott and Council Donna Wilson.

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PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETINGS

All regular Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held at the Community Center on the Third Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., of every month. All applications to be reviewed must be turned into the Village of Gambier office by 4:00 p.m. the Thursday before the meeting. Applications can be picked up at the Village office or downloaded from our website. All permit fees must be paid when the application is submitted. The applicants must also provide nine copies with the original. The applicant or a representative for the applicant must attend the Zoning Meeting.

Any questions pertaining to Planning and Zoning should be directed to any of the members on the Commission. They include: Kachen Kimmell, Chairperson, Kirk Emmert, Tom Stamp, Harold Ballard, James Bartee, Franklin Miller III and Richard Tuck. The Village Administrator, Suzanne Hopkins, is the Zoning Inspector.

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THE VILLAGE OF GAMBIER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 25th, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY AND FRIDAY, JULY 3rd, FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

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VILLAGE WEBSITE

The Village of Gambier’s Website features events and notices that are happening around the Village and surrounding areas. Residents are encouraged to visit the Village Website and take advantage of the resources listed.

The Website address is: www.villageofgambier.org

E-mail Account Addresses:
gambier@ecr.net – General e-mail can be sent here
mayor@villageofgambier.org – Mayor Kirk Emmert
villageadministrator@villageofgambier.org – Suzanne Hopkins
clerk-treasurer@villageofgambier.org – Mary Samuell
taxadministrator@villageofgambier.org – Kathi Schonauer
utilityclerk@villageofgambier.org – Edie Burson

All e-mail accounts are checked as often as possible and will be responded too. The addresses are also posted on the Village Bulletin Board in the Post Office and at the Community Center.

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If you have any questions pertaining to any item in this Newsletter, please contact:
Suzanne Hopkins, Village Administrator

Gambier Village Office,
Open – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM – Monday – Tuesday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Wednesday – Friday

Gambier Community Center
115 Meadow Lane, P.O. Box 1984
Gambier, OH 43022
or call 740-427-2671
740-427-2073