Firefighters to host breakfast

Firefighters to host breakfast

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Port Washington Village Council voted to approve naming DJ Meek administrative assistant to Mayor Thomas Gardner on Nov. 1. The position of zoning inspector was eliminated, although Meek will continue to carry out those duties while assisting the mayor with other tasks. No pay increase was included in the change of position.

In another personnel matter, Tristen Lambert was recently sworn in by Gardner as a part-time patrolman. Lambert is currently employed with the New Philadelphia Police Department.

Council was informed four of five security lights at Belden Park have been replaced.

In voting

Council approved awarding the job of installing a baseboard heater in the street department’s restroom to Brotherhood HVAC of Gnadenhutten. The cost for adding the restroom in the garage was paid for with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Council also passed a resolution accepting the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District updated plan for 2023, along with an ordinance to contract with the law firm of Stephenson, Stephenson & Carrothers for legal assistance in 2023.

Public comments

Council heard a complaint from a village resident concerning a no-parking sign in front of her residence on Main Street. At one time the signs prohibited only parking by trucks but were replaced by the more general no-parking signs. The signs were there to eliminate an issue with blind spots.

The resident said the parking spots are needed for those who live on Main Street. In response, council agreed to change the signs on a portion of Main Street to “no parking for commercial trucks.”


A square dance was held at the fire station on Nov. 5. The event was hosted by the Delaware Valley Joint Fire District and included a 50/50 drawing, a cake walk, food and beverages.

The next fire department breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8-11 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, orange juice and coffee for $5 per person.

Also at the fire station on Dec. 18, Santa will appear for photos from 5-7 p.m.

Port Washington Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the village hall.