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Salineville Trick or Treating and parade is on for now

SALINEVILLE — For now, Halloween including Trick or Treat and the annual parade are on the calendar in Salineville.

During Monday’s village council meeting, Mayor Linda Adams said after Gov. Mike DeWine released his COVID-19 guidance for the holiday last week, she believes the village will host the annual parade at 5 p.m., followed by Trick or Treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 31.

Adams said as in past years the Salineville Volunteer Fire Department has agreed to help provide safety for the children. The Southern Local High School band also has agreed to march in the parade for the occasion.

In accordance with DeWine’s guidance, Trick or Treaters are urged to stay socially distant in smaller groups and wear masks. Those households giving out treats are asked not to allow youngsters to pick their own treats out of a communal bowl and to consider offering a hand sanitizing station.

Adams cautions that the plan is contingent on the local coronavirus situation remaining the same. If there is an increase in the numbers of local cases causing the schools to close or other changes, then the night may have to be canceled.

In other matters before council on Monday:

— Council had a second reading on an ordinance establishing requirements and penalties involving the sanitary sewer connections.

— Police Chief Matt Devlin gave council four names of people who want to serve on the department part-time for approval. The newest officers will be Dylan Soisson, Jeffrey Wilson and Vance Brothers. Hoyle West is making a return to the department.

— Council discussed the possibility of getting a bond posted from a logging company they have heard may be starting a project soon on the outskirts of town, but may need to use a local road very recently repaved.

— Councilman Jim Wilson also said there are concerns from a neighbor about a family who currently has an emu, turkeys and chickens in town. Wilson said he drove through the neighborhood one day and the stench smelled like a dead animal. The animals are not among the few which village residents registered to be grandfathered when council passed its animal ordinance in March.

— Devlin reported the new radio repeater equipment is in and the tower is working better than it has in a long time. After doing a little research with Lisbon Police Chief Mike Abraham, Devlin said they believe the old equipment was installed in February 2002 and it would appear the village got its money’s worth.

— Wilson said he will get some prices for a power snake, which he believes will be able to unplug sewer lines better than the jet truck the village currently uses. Currently there is a clog in the line on Maple Hill and the jet truck did not have enough power to clean it out.

djohnson@mojonews.com

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