Newsletter

SPRING NEWSLETTER

TRASH PICK UP IN GAMBIER

The Village of Gambier would like to announce we have contracted with Republic Services for the Village of Gambier Garbage Collection. Trash pick up will continue to be on Wednesdays with the following holidays observed.

Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, June 1st

July 4th on Tuesday, July 4th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, July 6th

Labor Day on Monday, September 4th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, September 7th

Christmas Day on December 25th
trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, December 28th

New Years Day on January 1, 2018
Trash pick up will be moved back to Thursday, January 4, 2018

SPRING DUMPSTER DAY – SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017

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 will be collected at Dumpster Day. The drop off bins are located at the Gambier Maintenance Barn at 141 Meadow Lane all year round.

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 7th, 2017.

VILLAGE OF GAMBIER HAS A NEW UTILITY CLERK

The Village of Gambier is excited to welcome our new Utility-Clerk Wendy Sullins. Wendy has lived in the Gambier area with her husband Stacey and their two daughters Kyndall and Kelly for the last 18 years. We encourage residents to come into the Village offices and meet Wendy she is delightful.

YARD CLEAN-UP WASTE

Yard waste can be included in the trash if the 2-can limit is not exceeded. Leaves, limbs and grass clippings will be collected with the trash. All yard waste must be bagged, tied, bundled otherwise contained so a single operator can collect it at the curb. Residents can place yard waste in the trash each week. No items longer than 4 feet or over 50 pounds and all limbs must be bundled.

You can also 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.

STICK IT TO THE VILLAGE DAY

Stick it to the Village Days on Monday, April 10th and Monday, April 17th. 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 6th.

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 29th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Electronics, Tires, and Paper Shredding, Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 South Main Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
Call 419-947-1545 for more information. Fees may apply.

May 23th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Hazardous Waste, Paint, and Paper Shredding Marion County Fairgrounds, 220 East Fairgrounds Street, Marion, Ohio 43302.
Call 740-223-4120 for more information. Fees may apply.

August 26th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Hazardous Waste, Paint, and Paper Shredding, Knox County Fairgrounds, 125 Fairgrounds Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
Call 740-393-6704 for more information. Fees may apply.

October 14th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Electronics, Tires, and Paper Shredding, Delaware County Fairgrounds, 935 US Rte. 23 North, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Call 740-368-1700 for more information. Fees may apply.
more information

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

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 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. Please remember to keep your dogs on a leash until you have entered the Dog Park.

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

The July 4th Celebration this year will be down at the Kokosing Gap Trail Train due to the Kenyon Bookstore Renovation and Farr Hall Construction Projects. The Library and Programming Committee is working on the details and the Village will post details on the Website as they become available.

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

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.

GAMBIER COMMUNITY GARDENS

The Village of Gambier is adding two additional gardens this year. One of the new gardens is still open for anyone interested. Please contact Suzanne Hopkins, Village Administrator at 740-427-2671.

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.

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.

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 2017

SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK OFF Saturday, May 27th – 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.

GAMBIER COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

The Village of Gambier’s Annual Community Garage Sale will be Saturday, June 17th, 2017. 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.

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.

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, Leeman Kessler and Richard Tuck. The Village Administrator, Suzanne Hopkins, is the Zoning Inspector.

THE VILLAGE OF GAMBIER WILL BE CLOSED:
MONDAY, MAY 29th, FOR MEMORIAL DAY
TUESDAY, JULY 4th, FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, FOR THE LABOR DAY

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 – Wendy Sullins
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.

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