Tackling projects: C’ville evaluates top projects for 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — Children walking to school should notice additional sidewalks in the village as the Safe Routes to Schools project tops the list of projects in the village, the Cridersville administrator says.

Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said the Safe Routes to Schools project calls for installing sidewalks along Reichelderfer and Carlisle streets.

“We are looking forward to the direct connection from Main (Street) to the school,” Myers said.

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials should soon bid out the work of the sidewalk project.

Cridersville Village Administrator John McDonald said that the project is still on the docket to begin in the spring, so the project is moving on its set timetable.

Another project slated for this year is the memorial at the former Cridersville Elementary School. The Cridersville Lion’s Club and the village council are collaborating together to build.

They are planning to build a memorial park at the former Cridersville Elementary School site on Main Street.

“I think it’s an amazing opportunity for the village to work with the Lions Club,” Myers said at a previous council meeting. “The club is always looking at ways to give back.”

Lion’s Club members are working on a concrete plan to present to council at a future village council meeting.

Blass Residential Services, of Cridersville, is working with the club and intends to design a couple of plans and ideas for the project.

In addition, councilors expressed a desire to continue to beautify the village this year by renovating their parks and working with the Cridersville Tree Commission on the landscape on the Main Street tree lawn.

In other business at the January Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, the “For Sale” sign was taken off of the Endless Endeavors building. The building is not sold yet, but the owner is working with the Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) on selling the building.